The Flying Dinosaur Jurassic Park Ride

In the latest edition of Theme Park Bits, we take a look at the following:

  • Universal Studios Japan announces new Jurassic Park ride
  • Find out when Star Wars Season of the Force will take place in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando
  • See a preview of Pixar’s Good Dinosaur in Disneyland and Walt Disney World
  • More information about the Frozen stage production coming to Disney California Adventure
  • Get a first look at the Motiongate theme park coming to Dubai in 2016
  • Universal Orlando follows Disney’s lead and raises Annual Pass and parking prices
  • Comcast is buying 51% stake in Universal Studios Japan

All this and more, hit the jump to get started.
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disneyland pass prices raised

Over the weekend, Disney surprised their annual pass holders by announcing they were changing the options for annual passes for both Disneyland and Disney World with some of the passes seeing an over 30% price increase.  Meanwhile, the company is considering demand ticket pricing which would see higher ticket prices on busier days. Hit the jump to read about the Disneyland pass price increase and more.

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Hogwarts dinner

Grown-ups who never got their Hogwarts acceptance letter will nevertheless be able to engage in one of the school’s time-honored traditions: a Christmas feast with all the trimmings. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is opening the doors of the Harry Potter Great Hall set for their first-ever holiday dinner event this year. Get details on the Hogwarts dinner after the jump.  Read More »

Star Wars Land

Last week, Disney announced that Star Wars Land construction would close popular attractions beginning January 11th, 2016. Now a new report claims that the construction will bring huge changes to Disneyland which would dramatically change Rivers of America and the look of Walt Disney’s original theme park. Learn about the rumored Disneyland changes details after the jump.

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At D23 Expo 2015, Bob Iger announced that Disney would be building Star Wars-themed lands in Disneyland and Disney World. And before that happens in a few years (date to be announced), Disney also announced they would expand the Star Wars presence in both Disney World and Disneyland this year. Well we now have some new information about Star Wars land construction and the “Season of the Force” which is set to begin in just a couple months. Hit the jump to learn more about all the Star Wars Disneyland news.

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indiana jones bar menu

The Indiana Jones themed “Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar” is set to tomorrow (September 22nd 2015) at Walt Disney World’s revamped Downtown Disney, now called Disney Springs. This brand new lounge will feature small plates and unique cocktails with an “expansive bar with aviation decor and have seating for 150 guests.”

We’ve shown you concept art in the past, one of which you can see in the header above, but now Disney has revealed the restaurant/bar’s full menu which is filled with fun little Indiana Jones easter eggs and references. Hit the jump to check out the full Indiana Jones bar menu at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.

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Its been a while since we’re covered the short ends in the world of theme parks, so lets get to it. Here is what you can expect to see in today’s theme park bits:

  • Beijing To build largest Universal Studios theme park
  • See the first poster for Universal Studios Hollywood’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Watch a video and see photos to see how far along The Wizarding World of Harry Potter construction is.
  • An Indiana Jones themed bar will open next week in Walt Disney World.
  • Ariel photos of Avatar Land’s construction in Orlando.
  • Star Wars themed shop “Watto’s Grotto” Opens At Hollywood Studios
  • Walt’s Restaurant has been confirmed for Downtown Disney in Orlando
  • See a video from rehearsals of Tangled: The Musical.
  • Disneyland replaces their popcorn.

All that and more. Hit the jump to board the ride. (watch your step)

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Three Sith Moon

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Preparations are underway for Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney World
  • Star Wars Weekends and Disney Star Wars characters may be on their way out
  • Watch an adorable video of BB-8‘s big day rolling around Disneyland
  • Take a peek at the Star Wars and Darth Vader annuals coming from Marvel Comics
  • Will the Star Wars books and comics become required reading for the movies?
  • New Force Awakens merch offers a new look at characters like Tasu Leech
  • Jimmy Vee has been spotted on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • The first set photos from Star Wars: Rogue One have hit the web

(Header image: “Three Sith Moon” by 6amcrisis; buy the shirt here.)
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Hocus Pocus

In May it was announced that a Hocus Pocus stage show was headed for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Now that the party has officially begun, lets see what the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular looks like, alongside new park exclusive Hocus Pocus merchandise.

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