Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster

After being rumored for months, Marvel confirmed at Comic-Con that Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror would be replaced with a Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout ride in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park. That’s not the only new Guardians of the Galaxy ride in the rumor mill, and the latest report claims a Guardians-themed roller coaster could be coming to Walt Disney World’s EPCOT.

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American Horror Story Hotel

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Tickets to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now.
  • American Horror Story will serve as the inspiration for another Halloween Horror Nights maze.
  • Two attractions at Epcot are set to close in September.
  • One of Universal Studios Hollywood’s oldest buildings is looking to close.
  • Disney reveals new vintage clothing.
  • A look at how Star Wars Land construction is changing RunDisney.
  • A bizarre (and very late) change to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off

Since the fall of 2014, there have been rumblings of Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own standalone spin-off. In fact, those rumors even expanded to mention that a trilogy focusing on one of the last remaining Jedi was in the works at Lucasfilm with Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequel trilogy. We’ve yet to get any confirmation on this development, but now a fanmade trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story makes the strong case for how interesting this kind of spin-off could be.

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Star Wars cantina

One of the many reasons I can’t wait for Star Wars Land to open in Disneyland is that it will finally give me a chance to step inside an intergalactic cantina filled with all sorts of fun and strange aliens. I can’t imagine what Disney will do with that dining experience, especially with the elaborate animatronic alien creatures that are sure to inhabit the space. But I won’t have to wait until the end of the decade to get a taste of what this might be like as a Star Wars-inspired Cantina is coming to a secret location in Hollywood California this month. Learn more information about the Scum and Villainy Cantina, after the jump.

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real lightsabers

Disney has filed a patent that will put lightsabers in the hands of theme park guests, allowing them to wield them in ways never before seen — deflecting real laser blasts from animatronic stormtroopers and oncoming Imperial ships. Learn more about this possible Star Wars Land next generation real lightsabers experience, after the jump.

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Edward

For a long time now, Tim Burton has been the popular kid. Yes, he’s famous for his lonely characters, but as a filmmaker, Burton is hardly an outsider, considering his studio films are often hits with audiences. His name means something to moviegoers, thanks to movies like Edward ScissorhandsBeetlejuicePee-wee’s Big Adventure, Ed WoodBatmanBig Fish, and Sleepy Hollow. Next month, the Alamo Drafthouse plans on celebrating these films.

Below, learn more about Alamo Drafthouse Septemburton.

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Star Wars Fan Film Award Winners

There are Star Wars fan films all over the internet. While an overwhelming amount of them aren’t great, you can’t deny the passion of these fans and their dedication to creating a story set within the universe they love. There are so many Star Wars fan films from these dedicated lovers of the sci-fi saga that there are awards given out by Lucasfilm every single year. It’s a high honor for Star Wars fans, and now you can watch all seven of the films that took home awards this year, ranging from impressive live-action to stylish animation.

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Wreck It Ralph 2

The latest rumor in the Disney theme park rumor mill claims that the Lilo & Stitch-themed Stitch’s Great Escape! attraction in Walt Disney World resort’s the Magic Kingdom could be replaced with a virtual reality simulation ride based on Walt Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph. Hit the jump to learn more about this latest rumor.
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pandora

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • More Pandora: The World of Avatar details are coming soon.
  • A virtual reality haunted house is coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Disney is currently looking to cast Moana for theme park meet-and-greets.
  • Check out concept art for the Muppet-themed restaurant PizzeRizzo.
  • The Paint the Night Parade is staying put at Disneyland.

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