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With construction of the Star Wars theme lands beginning just last month at Disneyland and Disney World, we have years of rumors to look forward to — but this early one is awfully promising.
We already know a fair amount about the 14-acre areas at the two theme parks, which will feature as their centerpiece a Millennium Falcon attraction that will allow visitors to pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy, and another that places guests in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
If there’s one thing Team Cap and Team Iron Man can unite on, it’s these appetizing “Captain America: Civil War”-themed ramen dishes from a restaurant in Japan.
Marvel teamed up with Tokyo’s Ippudo restaurant chain to offer specially-crafted “Civil War” ramen this weekend — as part of a course meal for 4,500 yen ($42 USD) — that serves up individual Team Cap and Team Iron man-inspired dishes, in addition to stamped seaweed, a Super-Soldier Serum Soda, crunchy “Winter Noodles,” a Captain America panna cotta and an exclusive Marvel/Ippudo t-shirt.
Located in Disneytown, just outside the new Shanghai Disneyland, the company’s first anchor store in Asia measures more than 10,700 square feet, and stretches across two floors. Within that space are large-scale models of Disney, Marvel and Pixar characters (it is Disneyland, after all), an enormous dragon, and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
Saturday will mark the end of an era for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as the theme parks will stop offering Disney Dollars.
Popular with visitors, the brightly colored currency featuring Disney characters has served as both a souvenir and coin of the realm since 1987. However, the increasing popularity of gift cards and the decline of paper money have combined to make the Disney Dollar virtually obsolete, according to WDW News Today.
A new video lets you (literally) see things from Iron Man’s point-of-view in “Captain America: Civil War.”
Created by Danny Shepherd of ismahawk, a short film titled “First Person: Iron Man” takes a “Hardcore Henry” approach to “Captain America: Civil War” by presenting a completely first-person version of the film
Although the new Shanghai Disney Resort doesn’t officially open until June 16, we already have an up-close look at its Tron-inspired roller coaster, thanks to incredible point-of-view footage captured during a cast preview.
Be warned: If you get motion sickness, or have bad memories of the Grid, you may want to turn away, because this video puts you right in the middle of the action.
Nearly six years after Tron: Legacy raced into theaters, Chevrolet is ready to return to the Grid with car inspired by the Disney sequel.
Unveiled at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, the Tron: Legacy Cruze show car was developed in conjunction with Disney, perhaps answering the question of what Sam Flynn and Quorra are driving around. Y’know, in case you were wondering.
As we wonder what the future might hold for Marvel characters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Tokyo Disneyland and its sister park Tokyo DisneySea have announced five new attractions, including one based on Big Hero 6.
While that may be of most interest to Marvel fans, the biggest news is undoubtedly the Beauty and the Beast-themed area, which Oh My Disney notes will occupy much of Tomorrowland. The area will feature a new shop and restaurant, and a ride in which “guests board enchanted serving dishes that dance in rhythm to the film’s well-known music and follow Belle on a romantic musical adventure inside the enchanted Castle.”
With the closing of its Marvel-themed Super Hero HQ earlier this month, Disneyland is without a permanent home for its superheroes, leaving Captain America and Spider-Man to wander Disney’s California Adventure. However, that could be changing.
Disney Parks news site WDW News Today reports Disney is looking to opt out of the licensing fee it pays for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and use a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed overlay in its place.
While there’s a whimsical Ghibli Museum, the chances we’ll ever see a long-hoped-for Studio Ghibli theme park are likely slim, at best. Until that glorious day arrives, we can gaze at this imagined My Neighbor Totoro attraction and dream at what could be.
It’s the work of John Ramirez, a Disney story artist and theme park designer who just happens to be a big Studio Ghibli fan. The ride is like a journey through the 1988 anime classic itself, with guests traveling in large acorn buggies though some of the film’s key moments: from dad’s office, through the bushes, past the turning tree, and so on.
With all the focus on the Star Wars theme lands coming to Disney Parks, it’s easy to forget Toy Story Land is also in the works. However, Disney’s Hollywood Studios provided a reminder of its plans this morning with the first look at two new attractions based on the beloved Pixar films.
ThinkGeek has unveiled a new wave of extra-large “Star Wars” kites, with designs for R2-D2, the Death Star, an X-Wing, and of course, the Millennium Falcon.
The massive kites are being sold for $40 USD each, and are made up of a nylon sail material with a fiberglass frame.
The largest of the kites, the X-Wing, stands 52-inches tall, and is described as the most difficult to fly.
Check out a video demonstration of ThinkGeek’s “Star Wars” kites below:
Disney has officially broken ground on its 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
This announcement this morning was accompanied by a playful 360-degree photo of the Disneyland construction site that reveals BB-8, R2-D2, Stormtroopers, Imperial walkers, TIE Fighters, X-wings and more.
The enormous ceremonial switch was thrown Tuesday at Walt Disney World for a 22-acre solar farm near Epcot Center that just happens to be shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head.
As the Tampa Bay Times points out, the array actually began generating power last month, but nothing’s really official until somebody flips that oversize switch.
ThinkGeek is releasing an R2-D2-inspired desk lamp — clearly the greatest use for the galaxy’s favorite astromech droid to date.
The lamp comes with a detailed paint job, using Artoo’s dome head as the design for the shade. It comes with a 60-inch cord — including an inline power switch — and uses 40-watt bulbs.