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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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 »

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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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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • See video of a parade float going up in flames at the Magic Kingdom.
  • Guess which theme park has surpassed Epcot’s annual attendance.
  • You can now wear the Infinity Gauntlet (and drink from it) at Disney California Adventure.
  • Rumors peg Islands of Adventure for a new Jurassic Park coaster and Jurassic World re-theme.
  • Watch the full Spectacle Night Parade with Harry Potter floats at Universal Studios Japan.
  • And more!

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BoxLunch Toy Story Land Tour

Since we’re big theme park buffs here at /Film, we’re all over the opening of Toy Story Land on June 30 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The new theme park section recreates Andy’s toy-filled backyard from Toy Story, featuring all of his favorite toys: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of the gang. And the pop culture novelty shop BoxLunch is celebrating the opening of Toy Story Land with a special tour and exclusive merchandise. Read More »

Trick r Treat Halloween Horror Nights

Last year, director Michael Dougherty‘s 2007 Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat served as the inspiration for one of the scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Orlando. That apparently went over so well that this year the movie is being adapted into all-new mazes, both in the Florida park and across the country at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Read More »