hagrid ride creatures

Hagrid’s motorbike is getting increasingly crowded with every week. Fulfilling their promise of unveiling new creatures for the upcoming Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure ride at The Wizarding World in Universal Orlando, the resort released even more images of magical creatures that include a regal centaur, mischevious Cornish pixies, and the never before seen onscreen Blast-Ended Skrewt. See the first look at the new Hagrid ride creatures below

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Dark Arts at Hogwarts
Universal Studios Hollywood keeps upgrading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s offerings. A couple of years back, they began doing a projection mapping show on Hogwarts Castle that was called the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. This year they are taking a turn to the Dark Arts and presenting a new nighttime light show based on the evil side of the Wizarding World.

Over the weekend, I got to attend the premiere event for the new show, Dark Arts at Hogwarts. In addition to my thoughts on the new show, I took some video of this stunning event. Watch it below.

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Mickey's Halloween Party

Here’s one for all you theme park fans out there: Mickey’s Halloween Party, Disney’s spooky-but-family-friendly alternative to scarier events like Halloween Horror Nights, isn’t happening this year. Instead, a new Halloween-themed event is kicking off and being shifted over to Disney California Adventure for the first time in a decade. The reason? Crowd sizes during the first year of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are expected to be too big to handle in the same park. Read more about the change below. Read More »

jurassic world the ride commercial

Jurassic World is about to enter our world. Jurassic World: The Ride will open its doors at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer, revamping the original Jurassic Park: The Ride. But more than adding a few new fancy dinosaurs from the recent Jurassic World films, Jurassic World: The Ride will reportedly “fuse 21st century technology and astounding special effects with new dinosaurs from the Jurassic World film.” Or, as this Jurassic World The Ride Commercial suggests, get ready to run in your heels.

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Custom Lightsabers

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is over, but before the convention honoring a galaxy far, far way came to an end, Disney and Lucasfilm offered up one final look at some of the incredible merchandise coming exclusively to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge when the Disney Parks expansion opens this summer. And the last round revealed the custom, high quality lightsabers fans will be able to build themselves on Batuu, as well as the collection of prop replicas and collectibles inspired by the films over the years. Get a closer look at this last round of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise below. Read More »

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

The magical creatures of the Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride are looking more realistic than ever. Universal Orlando Resorts released the first look at one of the titular creatures in the upcoming ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter land at Universal Orlando, which fans may recognize — though it looks decidedly un-fluffy as a giant animatronic puppet.

Fluffy the three-headed dog is the first of many creatures that will be unveiled in what is looking to be one of the most immersive experiences at the Harry Potter-themed area yet.

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Merchandise - Droid Depot

Over the weekend Star Wars Celebration gave us a look at the exclusive merchandise that will be on sale at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at shops like First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply. Plus, we got a glimpse at the stuff you’ll be able to get at Toydarian Toymaker, the Creature Stall and Black Spire Outpost. Now you get to see what’s coming from the Droid Depot, including your own customizable robot companion, a few collectible statues, and some gear decked out in droids. Check out the latest Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise below. Read More »

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular has an arrival date.
  • The Adventureland entrance at Disneyland may be replaced for crowd control.
  • A new restaurant is coming to Universal Studios CityWalk.
  • And more!

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the mandalorian

/Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about everything he’s seen at Star Wars Celebration 2019, from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, to the Hasbro toy reveals, to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge presentation, to the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order video game, to the Vader Immortal VR experience, to The Mandalorian sizzle reel and footage.

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Merchandise

The first day of Star Wars Celebration brought the reveal of the merchandise that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will have on sale at the First Order Cargo and Resistance Supply shops within the theme park expansion. Now another wave of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise has been revealed from three other shops nestled in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.

The new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise reveal includes plenty of playthings from Toydarian Toymaker, a roster of cuddly and creepy animals from the Creature Stall, and some outstanding gear for cosplayers from Black Spire Outfitters. We’ve got a closer look at the latest items that were on display at the Galaxy’s Edge booth at Star Wars Celebration below. Read More »