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It’s not quite the Star Wars-themed Rapi:t train introduced over the weekend in Japan, but it’ll certainly do: Walt Disney World on Monday unveiled the new Force Awakens overlay for one of its monorail trains.
As photos and video from Inside the Magic show, the wrap is fairly subtle, with images of the film’s logo, the desert planet Jakku, the Millennium Falcon, a TIE Fighter, BB-8 and Daisy Ridley’s Rey appearing on the windows of Monorail Black.
Ahead of the official opening on Monday, Disneyland has released a series of photos that offer an inside look at “Star Wars: Season of the Force.”
Announced in August at the D23 Expo, the attractions include: the Star Wars Launch Bay, a new area where fans can meet their favorite characters, see special exhibits and get peeks at Star Wars: The Force Awakens; a relaunched “Star Tours — The Adventures Continue,” with a new scene inspired by The Force Awakens; “Hyperspace Mountain,” a limited-time reimagining of “Space Mountain,” in which guests will join an X-wing battle”; and, coming in December, “Jedi Training: Trials of the Jedi Temple,” a new twist on the Jedi Training experience that introduces characters from the animated Star Wars Rebels.
Disney has confirmed several new Star Wars experiences will debut Dec. 1 at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Even as Disneyland and Disney World prepare to break ground on their Star Wars-themed areas, video game developer BioWare has announced that its own sci-fi epic, Mass Effect, is on a course for California’s Great America theme park.
Produced through a partnership between publisher Electronic Arts and California’s Great America, the attraction is described as a “first-of-its-kind guest experience,” combining live performers, special effects and “4D effects.” The “4D holographic experience” is set to open in 2016 at the Santa Clara, California park’s newly renovated Action Theater.
Following the announcement last month of “Star Wars: Season of the Force,” Disney has unveiled new details about the attraction, arriving soon at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
How soon? For Disneyland, Nov. 16. However, no date has been announced for the Florida resort.
It may be a while — a long while — before we see another Indiana Jones film, but beginning next week, visitors to Disney World will be able kick back in Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. (Not you, David Swindler. Sorry.)
A Florida man has been banned for life from Disney World after his annoyed crack about a meth lab led to a nighttime raid on his hotel room.
According to Tampa Bay’s WTLV, St. Augustine resident David Swindler and his family were visiting Disney World over the Labor Day weekend when he attempted to extend their stay for another night. Growing impatient with a hotel staff member, Swindler joked reportedly joked that “he could build a meth lab in his room by the time he could finally get some service.”
Disney will break ground next year on its hotly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
“This will be I think perhaps the most immersive land we’ve ever built,” Walt Disney Co. Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs told investors on Thursday. “We want people to feel like they’ve stepped into the world of Star Wars, and so that’s really sparked our imaginations and it’s got people fired up.”
Ubisoft, the video game publisher behind such blockbuster franchise as Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, has announced plans for a theme park in Malaysia.
Spearheaded by the company’s Ubisoft Motion Pictures division, the “next-generation” park is scheduled to open in 2020 in a 10,000-square-meter indoor complex in Kuala Lumpur, with rides, shows and other attractions based on Ubisoft properties.
Six Flags Over Georgia plans to introduce DC Super Friends, the first-ever DC Comics-themed zone for kids, featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn.
It’s part of a larger rollout of DC attractions first announced last year for Six Flags’ 18 theme parks across North America. The other new additions include The Joker roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California; Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, and Six Flags Mexico in Mexico City; The Riddler Revenge, Catwoman Revenge and Harley Quinn Spinsanity at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas; and Superman the Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.
Perhaps overshadowed at the D23 Expo by big announcements about Star Wars- and Toy Story-themed lands at Disney parks was the first ride footage from the Iron Man Experience, debuting next year at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Announced in October 2013, the estimated $100 million attraction will “take guests on an epic adventure against the forces of evil over the streets and in the sky above Hong Kong.” It will be the first permanent Marvel attraction at any Disney theme park.
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ABC News reports the 43-year-old Flintstones-inspired Arizona theme park, located 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon, is being sold by its owner, who’s ready to retire.
The second Legoland hotel in the United States (the first opened in 2013 at Legoland California Resort, the 152-room structure introduces new features unique to the 150-acre Winter Haven, Florida, park: LEGO Friends-themed rooms, designed specifically to appeal to girls (that’s in addition to pirate, kingdom, adventure rooms), and a daily Master Model Builder Workshop, which allows guests to build alongside professional model makers.
Universal Studios Japan has extended the run of its wildly popular “Universal Cool Japan” event, which includes “Attack on Titan The Real,” to June 28.
Initially set to end on Sunday, the attractions — which also showcase Monster Hunter, Evangelion and Resident Evil – have helped the Osaka theme park boost attendance by about 200,000 people a month since the Jan. 23 debut of “Universal Cool Japan.”
Nintendo will bring its video games characters and worlds to theme parks in a newly announced partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts.
Details are slim, but the agreement represents the latest effort by the video-game giant to expand its reach, and follows the announcement on Wednesday of the “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” attraction at Universal Orlando.