More about Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Earlier this year, a rumor began to circulate that Disney was considering re-theming Disney California Adventure’s The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride into a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. At Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel Kevin Feige confirmed the rumor is true. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will be replacing Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure theme park in Summer 2017, coinciding with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Hit the jump for more details.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • A Ghostbusters ride is heading to Dubai.
  • Disney confirms that a new Muppets restaurant is one the way.
  • Watch the opening ceremony for Universal Studios’ Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
  • An update on the construction of Star Wars Land at Disneyland.
  • A rumored location for Universal Studio’s The Secret Life of Pets ride.
  • Kubo and the Two Strings characters are now in Universal parks.
  • Tour Universal Orlando’s newest hotel.
  • New updates on Halloween events at both Disney and Universal.
  • And more!

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Planet of the Apes in Theaters

Even though this year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for the classic 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to see the movie on the big screen. And the good news is that at the end of the month, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events will give you the opportunity to do just that.

As part of the year-long programming initiative called TCM Big Screen Classics, the original Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston will be returning to theaters towards the end of July for just two nights in select theaters across the country. Get all the details on Planet of the Apes in theaters after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars Land concept art - The Star Wars Experience

Disney Parks has revealed a new concept art image of the upcoming Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland. This piece of art appeared today on the fence along Big Thunder Trail in Disneyland’s Frontierland, one of the future entry points to the Star Wars Experience.
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CBS Star Trek Series

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Movie Park Germany is getting a Star Trek ride.
  • The Muppets are supposedly getting a new show at Walt Disney World.
  • Construction on Universal’s new Fast and Furious ride is ongoing.
  • The Florida Tower of Terror gets a special event…
  • …while the California version prepared to get re-themed into Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Watch Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean stunt show.
  • Updates on new attractions coming to Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • And more!

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Double Dare at Comic-Con

Children of the late ’80s and early ’90s are undoubtedly familiar with the Nickelodeon family game show Double Dare. Airing from 1986 to 1993, the show followed two-member teams of kids answering trivia questions and competing in messy physical challenges, culminating in the famous obstacle course at the very end. And in honor of Double Dare‘s 30th anniversary, the show is coming back in July.

Nickelodeon has announced that Double Dare is coming to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22 for a special live edition of the show, and original host Marc Summers will be back as host. Find out more about Double Dare at Comic-Con after the jump. Read More »

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Take a very close look at the new The Walking Dead Attraction and read an early review.
  • Learn how and when you can audition for Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Universal Studios doubles down on The Secret Life of Pets.
  • Disney introduces more Star Wars into its parks as Star Wars Land takes shape.
  • Universal is testing VR headsets for future attractions.
  • A new video teases the technology of Pandora: The Land of Avatar.
  • The history of Disney’s scrapped Virginia theme park.
  • And more!

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Why Do We Choose the Movies We See?

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Chatting with /Film Managing Editor Angie Han, I recently came to the conclusion that she chooses the movies she wants to see based on a much different criteria than me. What follows is a chat transcript between us, exploring why we choose the movies we do. We would love to hear your thoughts and what goes into your movie decisions.
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Ghostbusters Gadgets Featurette

We’re heading into the final two weeks of promotion leading up to the release of Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters. Companies like Lyft are getting in on the fun by offering a fans a chance to get a ride in the new Ecto-1 and you should keep an eye out for Twinkies with key lime slime cream inside them. And now two new videos offer a couple different glimpses at the movie.

First up, a new Ghostbusters gadgets featurette focuses on the new gadgets and technology, from the updated proton packs and ghost traps to all-new gadgets like proton grenades and a “ghost shotgun” and more. Then after you’re done checking out the gadgets, get a small taste of what it’s like to wield some of that new tech with a sneak peek at the Ghostbusters VR experience from The Void. Check out both Ghostbsuters videos after the jump. Read More »