The only thing that takes longer to make than a Pixar movie is the subsequent ride at Disney World. In the past, rides have been developed in tandem with films. These days, the people who create the rides – Imagineers – wait to see if a film becomes important or successful enough before plans move ahead for a permanent place in the theme park. But that doesn’t stop the filmmakers from thinking about it.
According to Inside Out director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, 45 minutes after first pitching their film, they were on the phone with Imagineering telling them about the idea. While there’s nothing yet confirmed about an Inside Out presence in the parks, the duo told us about their dream integration for Inside Out into Disney parks, which includes an idea that was cut out of the film. Read the Inside Out theme park talk below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Aside from a special effects show in the ’90s and a scrapped ride in the ’80s, the Ghostbusters have mostly been absent from the theme park scene. But that changes this summer.
This week marks the soft launch of a Ghostbusters interactive attraction at Six Flags México. Called Los Cazafantasmas: La Aventura Láser — which translates to Ghostbusters: Laser Adventure — it’s essentially Ghostbusters-themed laser tag. Read more about the Ghostbusters Six Flags attraction after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
It was only a matter of time before Disney World unveiled a Frozen ride, and that time will finally come next year. Disney World has unveiled its new plans for Frozen Ever After, the new attraction which will replace Maelstrom in Epcot Center’s Norway pavilion. Find out everything there is to know about the Frozen Ever After ride after the jump. Read More »
“The Great Movie Ride” is an outstanding name for a ride, isn’t it? Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, which is part of Walt Disney World, the ride opened in 1989 and takes park attendees through the world of several popular movies. However, once you get on the ride, its age is obvious. The movies inside, while undeniable classic, feel very dated. So does the ride itself, which is more of a casual stroll than a “great movie ride.” Still, it’s a huge space with a lot of moving parts and upgrading something like that would be a long, expensive process.
That’s why the ride ends with the sizzle reel to end all sizzle reels. A compilation of dozens and dozens of classic films, most of which are not represented in the ride. As recently as last month, the video showed movies from the late Nineties but now, Turner Classic Movies has taken over the ride. In doing so, they’ve added an even newer climax that stretches right up to today. Watch the Great Movie Ride update video below. Read More »
Later this month, Universal Studios Hollywood is going to launch a one of a kind experience called Fast and Furious Supercharged. Yes, it’s a ride inside a theme park based on the Fast and Furious franchise so you know there will be speed and mayhem. However, beyond that, Supercharged is very different from what you’re expecting. It’s a multi-stage story told through out the entire, world famous, Universal Studios Studio Tour tram ride culminating in a 360 degree experience that’ll have you racing through the streets of Los Angeles.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans all filmed footage for the ride – which opens June 25 and /Film was lucky enough to get a behind the scenes tour. Below we’ll give you an idea of the craziness behind, and during, Fast and Furious Supercharged. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Harry Potter will be Apparating to Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood has officially announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be coming to the park in Spring 2016, after opening previously at both Universal Orlando resorts and Universal Studios Japan. Get all the details on the Wizarding World Hollywood debut after the jump. Read More »
With 1990’s nostalgia hitting full swing, Disney isn’t yet ready to greenlight that Hocus Pocus sequel that has been rumored for some time or even a Broadway Hocus Pocus musical (despite the formation of fangroups and even dreamcasting in Playbill), but they are ready to bring Winifred, Mary and Sarah together for a new Halloween stage show in DisneyWorld. Hit the jump to learn more about the Hocus Pocus stage show and see a first piece of concept art.
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Universal Studios Hollywood is gearing up to introduce their new nighttime version of their famous Studio Tram Tour featuring all new lightening effects and sequences. It appears they have begun testing some of the new nighttime additions, and sadly it looks like they’ve dropped the ball in not including a Back to the Future sequence at the famous clocktower square. Check out some videos from the early previews of the new nighttime studio tour after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, May 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
The lesson of every film in the Jurassic Park franchise, up to and including this summer’s Jurassic World, is “Don’t mess with dinosaurs.” But clearly, the folks at Universal Orlando Resort still haven’t gotten the message.
This weekend, the park introduced the Raptor Encounter, a new attraction that allows guests to get “up close and personal” with one of two velociraptors. Take a peek at the Jurassic Park Raptor Encounter at Universal Orlando after the jump. Read More »