The Bourne Stuntacular

The Bourne Stuntactular might sound like some kind of Harry Potter spell, but it’s actually a new stunt show that will be coming to Universal Studios Florida starting in the spring of 2020.

Inspired by the Bourne action film franchise starring Matt Damon (and kinda Jeremy Renner), The Bourne Stuntacular will focus on Jason Bourne as he tries to outrun the deadly individuals who always seem to be knocking on his door. Read More »

Epcot

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Disneyland is testing a new FastPass option.
  • Take a look at a redesigned Disney Cruise Line ship.
  • Cedar Point and Six Flags won’t merge…for now.
  • And more!

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Universal Studios Beijing

Universal Studios Beijing is bringing the magic of the movies to China in the form of a huge new theme park, as well as the signature Universal CityWalk entertainment complex, and two new resort hotels. Today, the seven themed lands that make up the new theme park were revealed, and they include some Universal Studios favorites like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic World, but also lands for Transformers, Kung Fu Panda, the Minions of Despicable Me, and more.

Find out more about the Universal Studios Beijing lands below. Read More »

universal orlando resort

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Universal Studios Orlando will raise its employee pay next year.
  • Does Six Flags want to gobble up Cedar Fair?
  • Learn how Disney gives back to the butterfly community.
  • And more!

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Avengers Ride system

At this year’s D23 Expo, we learned about Disney’s plans to put Avengers Campuses with Marvel-themed rides in their theme parks across the world, starting with Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris, and that one of the attractions there would be an E-Ticket ride inspired by The Avengers. The piece of concept art above revealed guests in individualized seats flying separately through the middle of the action, and when an Imagineer was recently asked to describe the Avengers ride system, he explained that it will be “something that we’ve never seen before.”
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Ghostbusters Aykroyd and Reitman

There’s a Ghostbusters-themed maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights event this year to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary, and not long ago, there was something strange in that theme park neighborhood: two major players behind the film franchise.

Original Ghostbusters co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd and director Ivan Reitman dropped by to experience the spooks and scares for themselves, and a camera crew came along to capture their reactions. Check it out below.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • A new way to watch Mickey Mouse shorts is on the way.
  • The Disneyland Resort has a new spa in the new year.
  • Go plant-based with new menus.
  • And more!

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Spider-Man ride concept art

If you’ve ever thrust your wrist forward while pretending to shoot a web from it, Disney’s upcoming Spider-Man ride is going to try to give riders that sensation courtesy of some new technology. We’ve known for a long time that a new ride was in the works, but thanks to a recent panel at New York Comic Con, a couple of Imagineering executives revealed that it will give each guest the feeling of having Spider-Man’s web-shooters on their wrists as they try to wrangle some Spider-bots that have gotten out of control.  Read More »

behind the attraction

Dwayne Johnson soon stars in Disney’s live-action theatrical riff on Jungle Cruise, based on one of the company’s classic theme park rides. But Johnson’s interest in Disney parks evidently extends beyond that single ride: a new report says he will executive produce a Disney+ show called Behind the Attraction which traces the history and evolution of Disney theme park rides over the years. Read more about the upcoming project below. Read More »

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Go behind the scenes of the new Epcot nighttime show.
  • The Disney Skyliner is closed after a nighttime incident.
  • Take a look at some Epcot holiday menus.
  • And more!

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