D23: Disney Announces Official Name for Star Wars Lands at the Parks

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

Earlier this week, we showed you the model for the upcoming Star Wars Land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and now we have the official name.

It will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, according to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, who revealed the name at this weekend’s D23 Expo. The Disneyland version will go by the same name.

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D23: Toy Story Land to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Summer 2018

Toy Story Land Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that Toy Story Land will open in Summer 2018.

Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, behind the current Pixar Place area, Toy Story Land will bring the movies to life, as you view Andy’s backyard from the toys’ point of view.

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D23: Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot By 2021

Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot By 2021

Two new attractions were announced for Epcot at this weekend’s D23 Expo, and one of them will be inspired by Disney*Pixar’s Ratatouille film.

Located in the France Pavilion of the World Showcase, it will be similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at Disneyland Paris in 2014.

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Breaking News: The Great Movie Ride to Close at Disney’s Hollywood Studios August 2017

The Great Movie RIde to Close at Disney's Hollywood Studios August 2017

It was announced this weekend at D23 Expo The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closing in August 2017.

The Great Movie Ride opened with the park on May 1, 1989, and is the last attraction from opening day to remain in operation.

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Breaking News: Universe of Energy to Close at Epcot August 2017

Universe of Energy to Close at Epcot August 2017

It was announced this weekend at D23 Expo the Universe of Energy attraction at Epcot will be closing in August 2017.

The Universe of Energy is one of the park’s original rides, opening on Epcot’s opening date of October 1, 1982. It featured numerous films that presented information on the subject of energy, as well as a ride through a primeval diorama complete with audio-animatronic dinosaurs.

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D23: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A new Mickey Mouse-inspired attraction will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it was announced at D23 Expo this weekend.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. The attraction is inspired by the Mickey Shorts that you can see on the Disney Channel.

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D23: Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot By 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot By 2021

Two new attractions were announced for Epcot at this weekend’s D23 Expo, and one of them will be Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired.

This attraction will not be the same as the recently opened Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, which debuted at Disney California Adventure park earlier this year..

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D23: Tron Coaster Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2021

Tron Coaster Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2021

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that a Tron-themed attraction will be coming to Magic Kingdom‘s Tomorrowland.

Set to open during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles, similar to the cycle game from the original movie.

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Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23 2017

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

D23, the big Disney-produced fan convention, has just kicked off with a bang this weekend with the reveal of a model of the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney, we have these first images of that model for you to enjoy:

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Skull Island: Reign of Kong Officially Opens at Universal Orlando

Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando

With a flourish of flames, Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando.

Members of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company took to the stage to theatrically announce the attraction was now open to all to experience.

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What’s New at LEGOLAND Florida: LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D

LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity now open at LEGOLAND Florida

This week, LEGOLAND Florida debuted two new reasons to visit this summer, and one of them is “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity.” This is a new animated film that is set in the futuristic Kingdom of Knighton.

Based on the new LEGO series of building sets and the just-launched TV show, the 12½-minute, immersive experience combines 3D computer animation with “4D” real-world effects like wind and water, to bring the action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

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SeaWorld Orlando Announces Opening Date for Mako Coaster #NothingFaster

This week, SeaWorld Orlando announced the opening date for the Mako hypercoaster will be Friday, June 10, 2016, a little over two months away.

Mako track at SeaWorld Orlando

Once open, Mako will be the tallest, fastest, and longest coaster in Orlando, and it’s designed for speed and constant airtime. Riders will soar up to 200 feet high and reach speeds up to 73 mph.

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