In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • See concept art for Hong Kong Disneyland’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp ride.
  • Watch some video highlights of Universal Hollywood’s fun-filled Lunar New Year event.
  • Gangs in motorcycle jackets would appear to be taking over Disneyland.
  • Is it possible to speedrun Disneyland like a video game, and do everything on the map in one day?
  • Tweets galore showing the inside of the brand new Disney Home store in Downtown Disney.
  • And more!

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AMC Theatres free Get Out screenings

Get Out has seriously gone the distance. February 24 will mark one year since the film has been released, and just over a week after that we’ll see the directorial debut from Jordan Peele vying for Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. That’s a rare feat for a film that hit theaters so early in the qualifying year, especially a horror movie, and that calls for a celebration.

Universal Pictures and Jordan Peele are thanking fans for their support over the past year by teaming with AMC Theatres for special free screenings of Get Out on Presidents’ Day this month, February 19. So if you somehow haven’t caught the compelling and masterful horror thriller, now’s your chance. Get more details on the AMC Theatres free Get Out screenings below. Read More »

D23 Expo Japan was held over the weekend and you know what that means: lots of Disney news. But the biggest news to come out of this event hails not from the realm of film and television, but from theme parks. Specifically, theme park stuff based on film and television.

You want to know more about the Star Wars hotel? The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster coming to Epcot? Superhero-themed rides popping up all over the world? That new Mickey Mouse ride coming to the Hollywood Studios park? We’ve compiled all of the major D23 Expo Japan announcements you need to know below.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Is it humanly possible to visit nine theme parks in one day? See video proof of a couple doing it.
  • Can an 87-year-old man survive the ride on Space Mountain? He can if he designed it.
  • Details on the new Kung Fu Panda attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Analysis on the latest rumors about a sky-themed Disney park coming to Tokyo.
  • See images of a gorgeous winter snowfall at Disneyland Paris.
  • And more!

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge images

Update: Disney has denied that Hollywood Studios is undergoing a name change. Their statement, and our thoughts, have been added to the original article below.

The Hollywood Studios Park at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida has been undergoing a bit of an identity crisis over the past few years. It’s a park in transition. The new Toy Story Land opens in a few months. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge arrives in a few years. Until then, giant swaths of the park are a construction site. It’s a collection of attractions at the moment, not a theme park with a unified idea connecting the disparate parts.

So a new name feels like the right option, and we’ve known that one was coming since August of last year. And now it looks like Disney has decided on a new name for Hollywood Studios – Disney Cinemagine Park.

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If you can’t get enough of the Justice League and you have some spare cash laying around, it might be time to start planning a trip to Abu Dhabi. Later this year, you’ll be able to visit Warner Bros. World, a new indoor park with six different themed lands that feature attractions inspired by famous WB characters – including some from DC Comics. Take a look at a new batch of photos from the new Warner Bros theme park below. Read More »

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Guess which Guardians of the Galaxy actor turned up at Disney California Adventure this week?
  • See video of A Celebration of Harry Potter and Star Wars Day at Sea.
  • Get a sneak peek of the Legoland Castle Hotel before it opens.
  • What can background details at Paradise/Pixar Pier tell us about The Incredibles 2?
  • Are space invaders gunning for your favorite Disney park themes?
  • And more!

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Disney World summer

When it comes to corporate synergy, it’s hard to beat The Walt Disney Company. The media giant is a king of cross-promotion among its ever-growing number of properties, and while that in and of itself isn’t something we’d normally care about, it just so happens that this latest piece of synergy involves properties that fans are deeply invested in.

If you’re in or around Orlando, Florida this summer and are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, you’re in luck: the Incredibles, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more will be coming to that park in new ways later this year. Read about the Disney World summer plans below, including the opening of Toy Story Land.
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Find out about a new interactive element in the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! line.
  • See aerial imagery of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land.
  • Are you ready to shoot ice out of your hands at Disney parks?
  • A Celebration of Harry Potter is upon us. Get last-minute details.
  • Pagan doughnut-eaters have reason to rejoice in the newest shop coming to Universal Orlando.
  • And more!

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Harry Potter Cruise

If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of Harry Potter fans who have always wanted to sail across the Great Lake on the way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you can now get one step closer.

Barge Ladies cruise company has put together an enchanting new vacation opportunity for Harry Potter fans to enjoy late this summer. The cruise is luxurious enough by itself, but it will also stop at several real life locations used during the filming of the Harry Potter franchise.

Find out more about the Harry Potter cruise below. Read More »