Disney to bring the Star Wars Universe to life via Galaxy’s Edge Theme Park in 2019
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” – ask any passionate reporter who’s also a Star Wars lover on how it feels to start a report like this relevantly. For all the Star Wars fans worldwide, Disney World has its next expansion ready for 2019 with the opening of the theme park Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The team credited for this project took the stage at an exclusive event on May 27 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and provided details on what’s coming. It includes the planet Batuu and the village Black Spire.
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The wait is over for guests who are ready to ride the groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, at California's Great America. Opening to the public on Thursday, June 14, the much-anticipated coaster is the first of its kind on the West Coast, featuring a single rail track.
The design requires the rider to straddle the rail, creating an extremely low center of gravity that amplifies every move and enables more dynamic turns and rotations than have ever been possible on a coaster. With an eight-passenger single file train hugging the rail, riders will speed smoothly over the twisting track as they experience an abundance of airtime and steeply banked turns.
Features of the ride include:
VR startup SPACES is looking for Terminator fans to “join the resistance.”
In 2016 Brad Herman and Shiraz Akmal spun out their exploratory work in immersive entertainment at DreamWorks into its own independent company. They named the company SPACES and, backed by Comcast Ventures, VR Fund, and others, indicated they were working on location-based VR solutions. Last year, they announced additional investment and a $30 million commercial partnership with Chinese theme park operator Songcheng but, other than that, Herman and Akmal remained quiet.
The Universal Orlando Resort announced today that this year's Halloween Horror Nights will have more houses than ever, with a 10th house joining this year's line-up.
What all those 10 houses will be, Universal has not said yet. So far, the resort has announced houses based on the Netflix hit Stranger Things as well as the Legendary Pictures film Trick 'r Treat and an original IP house reviving the Dead Exposure concept from 2008's HHN.
For many guests who visit the Walt Disney World Resort, an unforgettable highlight of their Disney vacation is enjoying one of our amazing nighttime spectaculars or other entertainment offerings side-by-side with their family and friends.
And there are so many options for thrilling nighttime fun around the Walt Disney World Resort! From the splendor of “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom Park to the beauty of nature celebrated in “Rivers of Light,” there’s truly an experience that appeals to every Disney fan.
“You can purchase them outside of Cedar Point and also enjoy them on tap at the park,” he said.
The Brew and BBQ fest features more than 100 craft beers from around the country as well as four styles of barbecue, according to a news release. There will also be live entertainment daily by Cedar Point’s Bluegrass Jamboree and a hootenanny every evening at 6 p.m.
Hersheypark is preparing for a major expansion in 2020.
Hershey Entertainment and Resorts presented a land development plan June 5 at the Derry Township Planning Commission meeting for 23 acres on the west side of the park.
The plan calls for reconfiguring the park's entrance gate and drop-off and pick-up areas, creating access roads, demolishing existing buildings and infrastructure, constructing several buildings and making plaza improvements.
It also includes installation of stormwater collection and management facilities, restoration to Spring Creek and construction of a new bridge.
The Virginia park is celebrating Nessie's birthday this week with a five-day festival, starting Wednesday. The park is offering $40 one-day tickets, 40 percent discounts on Nessie merchandise, and 40-cent popcorn next to the ride's entrance, as well as drink specials at Das Festhaus and a special interlocking double-loop pretzel in Oktoberfest, honoring Nessie's most most iconic track element.
This Arrow Dynamic custom looping coaster by Ron Toomer was the world's tallest and fastest when it opened in 1978, not to mention boasting that world-first interlocking loop combination. At 130 feet and 60 mph, Nessie doesn't come close to setting any records today, but it remains a beloved coaster that has thrilled generations of fans.