We’ve been waiting for an exact date, and Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” parent company Walt Disney World announced the official opening date of Toy Story Land will be June 30, 2018.
Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films, guests who enter Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in the larger-than-life outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard.
This week, Universal Parks & Resorts announced highly-themed Nintendo environments would be coming to the Orlando park, as well as Hollywood, and Osaka, Japan.
In May 2015, Universal first announced they would be partnering with Nintendo on future theme park attractions. But not much was revealed about the details.
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.
This week, LEGOLAND Florida debuted two new reasons to visit this summer. I already told you all about “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity” yesterday.
The second reason is a revamped Imagination Zone with several all-new LEGO building activities.
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.
We’re getting closer to the opening of Mako at SeaWorld Orlando, and the coaster has had its first test run.
Using water-filled test dummies to simulate actual riders, Mako took its first trip along its 4,760-foot steel track.
This week, SeaWorld Orlando announced the opening date for the Mako hypercoaster will be Friday, June 10, 2016, a little over two months away.
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.
This week, SeaWorld Orlando installed the final piece of steel track for the Mako coaster, due to open this summer.
Following tradition, the 12,500-pound, final piece of track was topped with a waving American flag as it was lifted high in the air by a giant crane, and then bolted into place by workers.
A few weeks ago, Universal Orlando revealed story details for the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction, and yesterday, they released the first photo of the actual ride vehicle, along with a few more details.
The 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle will use a sophisticated positioning system to independently navigate a rough, jungle road through unpredictable terrain. The extra-large vehicle will hold up to 72 passengers in twelve rows, which should help with passenger flow through the attraction.
In 2014, the world fell in love with the hilarious LEGO Movie, myself included. This movie appealed to kids of all ages, telling the adventures of Emmet, an ordinary, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world, with his new friends.
But what happened after the events of that movie? In the new LEGOLAND Florida attraction, LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure, we find out.
In a kid-sized evening of glitz and glamour, LEGOLAND Florida held the world premiere party for their newest attraction, “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure,” on Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Due to the rain, the red carpet was moved indoors, but it included a bevy of kid-friendly celebrities from TV, music, and the world of LEGO.
Construction is well under way at SeaWorld Orlando on the Mako hypercoaster, and the theme park started out the new year by topping off the ride.
This occurs when the tallest part of the ride is installed, and on Mako, that’s the top of its signature 200-foot tall hill.
The long-running Disaster! attraction at Universal Studios Florida will take it’s last catastrophic run on September 8, 2015.
The announcement was made today as a footnote of the announcement of the new Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction that will open at the theme park in 2017.
Earlier this year, Universal Studios Hollywood opened a Fast & Furious attraction themed after the popular films, and Universal Orlando fans went, “What? Why not us?” Well, wait no more!
Today, Universal Orlando announced Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions, and is scheduled to open in 2017.
Last night, at a special press conference, it was revealed that “TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D” would be coming to the Universal Orlando resort in the Summer of 2013.
Universal worked closely with Michael Bay, the award-winning director of the TRANSFORMERS film series and the ride’s creative consultant, to create an authentic experience that brings the non-stop action of the films to life.
“We broke the mold and have taken this ride to a new technological level in terms of blending seamless 3-D,” said Bay.
Using life-like HD CGI media, state-of-the-art 3-D technology and amazing special effects, the attraction will place riders right in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil. You will fight alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots to save mankind from the Decepticons.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D is slated to open in the area next to Mel’s Diner that formerly held attractions such as Hercules/Xena at Universal Studios. The attraction is already a big hit at Universal’s Hollywood and Singapore parks.
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Here is the video shown at the event:
[photo © 2012 Universal Orlando Resort]