Monday, June 18, 2018

Universal Orlando Announces New Attraction - Cinematic Celebration

Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration

Universal Orlando has just announced long-awaited details on an upcoming attraction.  For years many Universal fans have been familiar with "Cinematic Spectacular".  After it closed last year, everyone has been curious with what might take it place.  Well, today we know what we're getting, and "Cinematic Celebration" is set to open this Summer at Universal Studios Florida.

Located in the center of the Lagoon (between Hollywood and KidZone), the best place for viewing will be in a new area called "Central Park", however visitors should be able to grab a good seat all around it.  Some of Tinseltown's greatest movies, including Jurassic Park, Despicable Me, Harry Potter, and Fast & Furious, will all be featured and projected onto full panoramic water screens that include 120 fountains with projection mapping.

An exact launch date for this Summer has not yet been released, but it looks like the fountains are up and running...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spend A Night At Disney World's Pandora - The World Of Avatar

Disney is officially calling it "glamping", rather than camping, which I'm told is a blend word for "glamorous camping".  So, how do you go glamping in Pandora?  You win your ticket, you choose which of your friends you bring along with you, and you begin by entering the contest here.

Camping in Pandora - Disney World

2009's mega blockbuster Avatar is one of James Cameron's masterpieces, and it grossed nearly $2.8B in theaters.  I say "one of" because he also put together a couple of other fairly popular movies, such as Titanic, Alien, and Terminator.  Disney wanted in on the action, as did Disney fans, so everyone collaborated and build "Pandora - The World of Avatar" at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  To do so, they had to spend over $500M.

Pandora has been one of Disney's most popular and most visited attractions since the day it opened.  And, now, Disney is running a contest that will grant one lucky fan (plus a guest of their choosing) the opportunity to camp under the stars for a night in The World of Avatar.

Enter Disney's Pandora Camp Contest

To participate, fans must submit a video of themselves, and only themselves, explaining why they should be chosen for this incredible adventure.  The prize package includes:
  • Overnight Stay in Pandora - The World of Avatar
  • Two 4-Day Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
  • Free Airfare
  • Free Accommodations
  • Private Rides on Na'vi River and Avatar Flight of Passage
  • $250 Disney Gift Card
Good luck to everyone entering the contest...


Monday, June 11, 2018

Halloween Horror Nights 28 - Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights has earned its reputation as Orlando's most thrilling and scary attraction.  It is definitely the Country's largest Halloween "scary" attraction, and might also be the most intense.  Universal Orlando might be a a family resort, and one of the most popular family destinations, but there's a reason that all of their brochures state..
WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
Halloween Horror Nights 28

This year, it's 28th year (wow, where does the time go?), will be its most ambitious year yet.  For the first time ever, the even will feature 10 haunted mazes, and 5 scare zones.  So far, they've only unveiled the theme and settings for several of these attractions, but fans are already excited.  One of them will be based on Netflix's sci-fi monster hit "Stranger Things".

If you're going to be in Orlando while HHN28 is running, which will be September 14th through November 3rd, then we strongly suggest you check it out.

Monday, June 04, 2018

New Updates On Disney World's Star Wars Hotel

Disney's Star Wars Hotel

Disney has certainly been utilizing as much of the Star Wars brand as they possibly are able to every since they purchased the franchise.  They have been pumping out blockbuster after blockbuster in theaters across the world, and WOW have they been entertaining.  For years their Star Wars Weekend has always been one of the most anticipated, attended, and wildest weeks of the year, as thousands of park visitors show up in the favorite character's cosplay.  However fans have long hears rumors, and have been waiting, for the soon to be unveiled Stars Wars Land and Star Wars Hotel.

The new Star Wars Land, which will be called Star Wars : Galaxy's Edge, is currently under construction, and should open a little before the hotel.  We already know that it will be 14-acres of Star Wars mania, and will be located in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  For those unfamiliar, the Walt Disney World Resort has 4 major theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Magic Kingdom.

There's been a ton of building and expansion happening at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and we've just learned that the wild Star Wars Hotel will be located next to the newly expanded parking lot.  We are also told that there will be some levels of inter-connectivity between the hotel and Galaxy's Edge.  Currently, there are more than 25 Disney Resort hotel locations at the Walt Disney World Resort, and there are promises that this hotel will be something unique and special.  For example, guest rooms WILL NOT have windows to the outside world.  At least not to the outside world of Florida.  Rather, guests will have visions and views of deep space and the outer Star Wars Galaxy.

"All crafts, prepare to jump into hyper drive.  On my mark!"

Monday, May 07, 2018

New Amazing Attraction at Unviersal Orlando - Fast & Furious - Supercharged

Fast and Furious Cast
Fast & Furious cast - Universal Orlando Supercharged Attraction
The Fast & Furious movie franchise, which has grossed billions of dollars worldwide at box offices, is responsible for Orlando's hottest new attraction.  The stars of the franchise were in town over the weekend, and helped participate in the unveiling of Universal Orlando's newest ride to be proud of, Fast & Furious - Supercharged.

Supercharged - Universal Orlando
Fast & Furious - Supercharged
The movie franchise has created mega stars out of its actors, including Vin Diesel (Dom), Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (Tej), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), and Jordana Brewster (Mia).  Over the weekend, fans who attended the attraction's unveiling saw an incredible pyrotechnics diplay and car stunts, as the stars counted down to the official opening.  Inside, fans got to experience all the attraction had to offer as they were immersed into the world of Fast & Furious.  Such inclusions were an authentic recreation of the crew's warehouse, tons of actual props that were featured in the movies, and, of course, a boat load of the actual cars from the films. 

If you're a fanatic of the movie franchise, or just a fan of fast cool cars, then Fast & Furious - Supercharged is a must do during your next trip to Orlando.


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