kung fu panda the emperor's quest

Kung Fu Panda will be bringing his brand of awesome to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. The DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda is opening this summer to help you learn how to master your destiny, and maybe embark on your own quest. Replacing Shrek 4-D, the new Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest attraction is a multi-sensory and immersive experience that a lucky few got to experience before it opens later this month.

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Now You See Me Live

Lionsgate has announced that they will be launching a Now You See Me Live magic show tour, based on its magic heist film franchise. The show won’t feature Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco, but instead stand-ins from the international world of magic. Below, watch a trailer and find out more.
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Take a peek at what’s happening in the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Wireless charging stations for lightsabers might be a thing when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens.
  • See an Ewok walk around the Ewok Village like he owns the place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Cast members at Disneyland Resort have won a victory in their ongoing wage negotiations.
  • Get an update on Hong Kong Disneyland’s new Moana show and its future revamped castle.
  • And more!

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Star Wars hotel location

It’s unusual for Walt Disney World hotels to be directly connected to one of the resort’s theme parks, but Disney is looking to change the game with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The company just officially announced the location of their planned Star Wars hotel, which will be seamlessly connected to the park. Read More »

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • There’s a new Incredibles character coming to Disney parks on both coasts.
  • Watch an Imagineer-led tour of the scale model and concept art for Pixar Pier.
  • Find out what the names and themes of Pixar Pier’s four neighborhoods will be.
  • Chewbacca flew a Star Tours mission at Hollywood Studios this week.
  • Kylo Ren will be happy to meet you if you have the right debit card.
  • And more!

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge details

Last night, Disney held a panel called “Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida as part of an event called Star Wars: Galactic Nights. Tons of new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge details were released for the first time, and we’ve gathered the most interesting revelations about the upcoming Star Wars-themed land below, including new experiences, familiar characters, the name of the village within the land, and much more. Read More »

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Westworld

Okay, maybe not “full” Westworld – there probably won’t be sex robots in Disney’s family-friendly theme park. (Probably.)

But the Walt Disney Company has filed a patent that has people speculating about how they’ll be using technology in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive and interactive new park land that opens next year. Read about the patent and how it could be incorporated into Galaxy’s Edge below.
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Star Wars vs Star Trek Trailer

Set phasers to stunned.

Rumor has it that Universal Studios is developing an entire Star Trek-themed land in a new Orlando park that would directly compete with Walt Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read on for more information about a potential Universal Studios Star Trek land. Read More »

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening date

We knew that the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland would be opening in 2019, but now Disney Parks has revealed more information on when we can expect to visit a galaxy far far away. Hit the jump to learn new info on the Galaxy’s Edge opening date.
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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge lightsabers

In the future, years will be divided into two categories: BD and AD, Before Disney and After Disney. The Walt Disney Company is well on its way to world domination (or at least the domination of all things entertainment), and one of their next big steps toward its stranglehold over those who love popular culture is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive Star Wars-themed land that’s opening in California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World.

The studio is gearing up for specialized lightsaber use in the park – and a new patent indicates that augmented reality is also going to be a factor.
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