Pixar Fest

Pixar is one of Disney’s greatest assets, but thus far, the animation giant hasn’t had much of a significant presence in the company’s theme parks. Sure, there’s an occasional attraction here and there (Toy Story Mania, etc.) and even a section devoted to Cars at Disneyland’s California Adventure, but Pixar is about to become a much bigger player there with the upcoming Pixar Pier.

For those who can’t visit the parks in person, we have a few videos below of a new Pixar-branded parade and fireworks show seen during the festivities at the limited-time celebration known as Pixar Fest, as well as a permanent Up-themed addition to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
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jungle cruise cast

The Jungle Cruise cast continues to be grow, and it’s getting even stronger. Jesse Plemons is the latest addition to the Disney film, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

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Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest

Update: Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that their new Kung Fu Panda attraction, Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest, will open in June. More details have been added below. Our original article follows.

Universal Studios Hollywood made a couple of big announcements this morning, including:

  • Christmas will be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a “dazzling light projection show, festive holiday décor and holiday-themed food and beverages.”
  • Shrek 4D is being replaced with DreamWorks Theatre, which will kickstart with a new Kung Fu Panda attraction.

Find all of the details below.

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WakandaCon

The world of Wakanda as depicted in Ryan Coogler‘s box office juggernaut Black Panther is a cultural oasis in which people from different backgrounds work together for a common cause. That fully-realized and detailed world was incredible to behold, and inspired by that vision, one family has put together a cultural oasis of its own in an attempt to replicate the feelings of creativity and unity in our world.

The first ever WakandaCon is coming to Chicago this summer. Read all about it below, including how to get tickets and how to participate even if you can’t make it to Illinois. Read More »

Jurassic Park Fan Recreation

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park. The movie took audiences by storm back in 1993, and the franchise continues this year with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. While fans are interested to see where the story goes next, others are content with looking back on one of Steven Spielberg‘s best films by meticulously recreating scenes from the movie themselves.

In a project sanctioned by Universal Pictures, fans recreated scenes from Jurassic Park with whatever they had at their disposal to create a low budget, abridged version of the movie. It’s basically a sweded version of Jurassic Park complete with (mostly) hilariously bad acting, cheap props, and some of the worst dinosaurs you’ve ever seen. But that’s kind of the point. Read More »

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If you want even more from the turbo-charged universe of the Fast and Furious franchise, you’re in luck. Universal is putting together a huge Fast and Furious ride that will immerse you into the high-octane, family-driven world of the films. Check out some Fast and Furious ride photos below that give you a glimpse of what to expect.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Stranger Things fans, now’s the time to mobilize to bring David Harbour to Halloween Horror Nights.
  • The 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park has inspired a special two-night event at Universal Orlando.
  • Dinosaurs evolved from birds so that gives Donald Duck license to invade Dinoland USA.
  • Street entertainment at Pandora – The World of Avatar is about to get a whole lot cooler.
  • See the new Pixar monorail designs for Disneyland Resort.
  • And more!

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jurassic park 25th anniversary

It’s almost time for Jurassic Park‘s 25th birthday! We’re all old now! To celebrate the Jurassic Park 25th anniversary, Universal Studios Hollywood is going to throw a dino-sized bash. Hold onto your butts.

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Titanic Screening on Queen Mary

Hey, you remember Titanic, right? It’s that movie James Cameron directed about a blossoming, forbidden romance on the most famous ocean liner disaster in history. Well, now you can relive all the magic of that ill-fated relationship on another ocean liner, one that is far less likely to sink.

Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a special Rolling Roadshow screening of Titanic that will take place on The Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California. So even if the ship sinks while you’re watching Kate Winslet fly on the nose of the Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio, at least you know the water won’t be freezing. Read More »

Wayne's World 25th Anniversary Screenings

When it comes to movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches, there are good movies, bad movies, and then there’s Wayne’s World. It gets its own category because it would be downright unfair to put it in the same room with the others. It’s comedy royalty.

And like all royalty, it needs to be celebrated every now and then. The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating this 1992 classic in style with a special party in Los Angeles. And yes, you’re invited. And yes, there will be a guest of honor: director Penelope Spheeris, who will also participate in a Q&A.

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