In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • The paralyzed yeti in Disney’s Expedition Everest ride may finally be on track to move again.
  • Some misattributed photos have led to false reports of an animatronic Lion King movie model.
  • Florida parkgoers, you’ll definitely want to see what your new Mickey Mouse beignets look like.
  • A man in his eighties has settled his lawsuit against Disneyland for kicking him out of Club 33.
  • Will gamers one day be gaming at Univeral Studios in direct synergy with Super Nintendo World?
  • And more!

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Warner Bros World

Warner Bros. is about to open a brand new theme park in Abu Dhabi, and while we’ve already seen some concept art for what they have planned, the first videos from inside the park itself have hit the Internet. Check out our best look yet at the Warner Bros World park below. Read More »

jurassic park the chaos gene

As a huge tabletop gamer, it brings me much pleasure that Mondo has been dipping their toes into the board game space. Last year, they teamed up with USAopoly for the hidden traitor game The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 and this year they are announcing Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene. Today, Mondo has released our first look at the game’s miniatures and have revealed some of the game’s mechanics. Some of these details have me excited, but others have me feeling a bit…skeptical.

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The First Purge Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios has brought its horror franchise The Purge to Halloween Horror Nights before, but now the movie is about to come to life on the West Coast in a whole new way. The First Purge is getting its own maze at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. Check out a video below and learn about how the maze will “reimagine the movie’s premise.” Read More »

These ‘Aliens’ Posters Are Out of This World

Aliens posters

The debate about whether Ridley Scott’s Alien or James Cameron’s Aliens is the better movie will likely rage on until humanity is eventually wiped out by a real life species of acid-bleeding killer aliens. But until then, we can also argue about the best poster that pays tribute to the ongoing sci-fi film franchise, and a couple of new contenders have come along from artist Rory Kurtz that make a strong case for Aliens. Check out both of these new Aliens posters below. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Hollywood sign

With the rise of Instagram, the area around Los Angeles’s iconic Hollywood sign has become inundated with tourists looking to capture the perfect selfie. The increased traffic to the residential areas below the sign have caused a huge headache for people who live there, and now Warner Bros. is swooping in with a suggestion for how to lighten the load: they’re offering to build a sky tram from their Burbank-based studio lot that travels over a mile up and leads to a visitor’s center near the sign.
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Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Are you ready to commune with real live Force ghosts at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
  • Check out the expanded model for Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • See new concept art for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios.
  • A motorcade of Cars characters will be zooming into Walt Disney World next year.
  • Watch a full video of the new Jurassic World show at Universal Studios Singapore.
  • Which Universal resort hosted a star-studded, in-park movie premiere this week?
  • And more!

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Thanos subreddit

If you’re a member of the Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit, your days may be numbered. In the tradition of the Mad Titan’s Infinity War plan, the Thanos subreddit is going to randomly ban half its users, all in the sake of balancing the (online) universe. I hope they remember you.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Find out which Jurassic Park actor took a farewell ride at Universal Studios Hollywood this week.
  • Harry Potter fans, do butterbeer and ice cream sound like a match made in heaven?
  • Pixar Pier just opened but it’s already announced two new attractions for next year.
  • Get a look at the “secret lounge” in Lamplight Lounge at Disney California Adventure.
  • See inside Toy Story Land as it celebrates its grand opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • And more!

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Disney Stunt Robots

Having learned nothing from Westworld, Disney Imagineering went ahead and built stunt robots that can flip through the air, and probably eventually rebel against their cruel human masters. It’s likely these high-flying bots will be used in Disney’s Star Wars land, or possible upcoming Marvel attractions.

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