Briefly: This summer, Iron Man took over Disneyland’s Innoventions tent in Tomorrowland and, come this Fall, another member of The Avengers will join him. Disney Parks has just revealed a Thor: The Dark World installation is coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
There’s no word if Thor will replace Iron Man in Innoventions or not, but Disney promises additional details next month. Check back then for more and also click on our coverage of the Iron Man 3 exhibit currently on display. [Disney Parks]
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This seems like the year that Universal is pulling out all the stops for the Halloween Horror Nights experience at Universal Studios Orlando on select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2.. The first announced attraction, based on Cabin in the Woods, made the event a must-visit for some horror fans. (Edit: I’d originally said that The Purge and Curse of Chucky would be represented with attractions as well, but those will be ScareZones in Hollywood, not Orlando.)
And now here’s the big one: John Landis has teamed with the Halloween Horror Nights team to create a huge maze based on his film An American Werewolf in London. We talked to Landis and Mike Aiello, the Creative Development Director for Halloween Horror Nights, who explained that he and his team have tried to do this dream project a few times before, and have finally made it happen. We have more info from them below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Given Po’s Asian roots, it seems appropriate that his next stop will be Universal Studios Singapore. Themeparx (via Disney and More) has heard from multiple sources that the “new family attraction” promised at the park will be a Kung Fu Panda ride. It will be situated between the Shrek-based Far Far Away land and the the Waterworld live show, near the Jurassic Park Lost World area.
Currently, there are multiple plans in motion for Kung Fu Panda-inspired attractions at parks around the world, including ones in New Jersey, Russia, and China. Additionally, Dreamworld in Australia has a themed area called Kung Fu Panda: Land of Awesomeness. There’s no word yet on when the Singapore ride will open.
After the jump, get the details on the Chucky and The Purge scare zones coming to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Some people are so terrified by horror movies that they can hardly even bear to watch them. And others are so delighted by them that they’d willingly walk into the creepy locales portrayed in them.
For those who fall into the latter category, Universal Studios Hollywood is building Insidious: Into the Further, a maze based on the hit thriller by James Wan. The attraction will be part of the annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration at the park. Hit the jump to learn more about what spooky highlights you can expect.
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If you didn’t get a chance to attend the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim then you missed a lot of cool presentations. This is especially true if you’re a fan of the Disney theme parks. Thankfully, DisneyandMore, DatelineDisneyland and ThomasTheImagineer were able to capture a lot of the cool stuff on video for you to enjoy at home.
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Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
A few days before D23 kicked off this past weekend, Marvel and Disney hinted at the announcement of a new mystery project. Attendees were urged to “ask for something WEIRD” at the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pavilion, which launched a whole bunch of theorizing about what that something might be.
Now that the expo’s come and gone… well, we still don’t know that much more about the secretive endeavor, actually. Apparently, Disney prefers to take its sweet time doling out the details on this one. But we do have confirmation that it’s a comic book, and we have a first peek at some artwork for it. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Despite every effort to not disappoint fans by a lack of news regarding Star Wars Episode VII, news in the more general world of Star Wars was – in fact – revealed at the D23 Expo. At the Crash Course in the Force event, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars expert Pablo Hidalgo took Disney fans through the cultural history of Star Wars as a way to introduce them to their new $4 billion toy.
Then, at the end, fans got their hands on him. Hidalgo was very adamant that he couldn’t talk about any new projects, but he did hint at two possible developments, both on TV and in theme parks.
Hidalgo suggested that, despite the well-known state of the Jedi between Episodes III and IV, we might get some kind of Jedi influence in the upcoming animated TV series Star Wars: Rebels. He also hinted that, maybe, that Imagineering project could be at Disneyland and not Walt Disney World. Read More »
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Disney’s annual fan convention D23 expo kicks off today, and while we’ll have to wait until early Saturday afternoon for Episode VII information (if they reveal anything at all), I was able to get a peek at what Disney is cooking for the future of Star Wars in Disney theme parks. The “tease” was found contained within the awesome Imagineering pavilion. What is the tease? Find out after the jump.
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