When the Disney theme parks open their two Star Wars themed lands in 2019, the name in the brochure will be “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” But Galaxy’s Edge is actually a new planet, revealed today to be called Batuu.
This week, The Last Jedi planet of Crait is being added to the Star Tours ride at Disney parks in Florida and Anaheim. However, that may be just one of several changes coming to the 30-year-old attraction.
The Motiongate Dubai theme park, the largest Hollywood-themed park in the world, has recently opened up “The World of the Hunger Games,” a lavish section of the park devoted to the dystopian world of Panem in all its garish, high-fashion glory. Because when I hear dystopian horror, I think theme park.
At Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios’ annual scare event, you don’t have to look far to find something iconic. There’s The Shining; there’s Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface; Ash vs. Evil Dead; American Horror Story; you name it. The Saw and Insidious franchises are also represented with mazes at the year’s…
Hollywood and Vine is one of the most famous intersections in the world. It’s a place packed with crazy Los Angeles characters, but even Hollywood and Vine doesn’t feel ready for Pennywise. From now until September 10, the corner sports a terrifying addition: the Neibolt Street house from It.
The themed lands called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge won’t open at Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resorts until 2019. However, later this year, Disney is giving fans a little something to hold them over.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is getting a bunch of brand-name upgrades in the next few years leading up to the 50th anniversary in 2021.
Disney just announced that the Star Wars areas of their theme parks will be called Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. The studio also gave a few more teases of how this highly interactive land will work. Also opening: the world’s first totally immersive Star Wars hotel.
Disney’s D23 Expo kicked off tonight and io9's Germain Lussier was among the first to lay eyes on a detailed diorama—which attendees could only observe from a distance of three feet away—revealing what the Star Wars Land theme parks will look like when they open in 2019.
Walt Disney World has finally opened its Pandora—The World of Avatar attraction in Florida, so Universal Studios is doing what it can to keep tourists flocking to its theme parks. This past weekend Universal Studios Hollywood revealed an amazing nighttime light show at its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but you …
The Guardians of the Galaxy have officially invaded Disney with a new ride, and they’re going to be there for a long, long time. This past weekend marked the opening of Mission: Breakout at Disney’s California Adventure. But if you don’t think you’ll get there for a while, these videos should give you an idea of what…
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s penchant for relentlessly teasing future films has already taught moviegoing audiences to keep their butts in their theater seats until the very end of the credits. Now, it’s also going to teach theme park attendees to keep an eye out for clues to their next ginormous queue-generator.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is obnoxiously overpriced, small, and pretty gimmicky. And yet it is a much better experience for a Harry Potter fan than Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child, or any of J.K. Rowling’s endless Pottermore essays.
Disney’s foundation may have been built on animation, but these days, Disney is powered by franchises. That’s especially true in the theme parks; where major expansions have recently been announced based on some of Disney’s newer, blockbuster franchises like Star Wars, Marvel and... Avatar. And while you may have no…
This week, Disney opens their first Marvel Studios theme park ride in the United States, called Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! Though it features many, many elements from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, don’t let that fool you: the ride is in a world all its own... and it’s only the beginning.
The original Star Tours has a place in the heart of many Star Wars fans—although following its revamp back in 2011, it’s now impossible to experience Disney’s first foray into the world of Star Wars rides in person. At least this amazing fan-made project lets you rekindle a few of those memories.
Because beginning next year, you’ll be able to travel to the new Warner Bros. World in Abu Dhabi and visit, amongst other WB-themed locations, Metropolis and Gotham City-inspired theme parks. Becuase everybody knows how much family fun people have in Gotham City!
When Star Wars themed lands open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, things are going to be interactive. Maybe, a little too interactive.
We saw a brief glimpse in the first trailer for The Last Jedi and soon, you’ll be able to visit there yourself.
Most electric wheelchairs and mobility devices can easily shrug off a little rain, but on the whole, they really don’t mix well with water. So engineers at the University of Pittsburgh designed a powered wheelchair that runs on compressed air, allowing those with limited mobility to safely enjoy a day at the water…