New VR Star Wars Experience Coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World

If you weren’t already getting enough Star Wars at the Disney Parks, this is just for you.  Coming to both Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland is an all new hyper-reality experience which will put you right into the world of Star Wars!

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will be a first-of-it-s kind Star Wars experience!  In collaboration with The VOID, who made the announcement earlier today on their Continue reading “New VR Star Wars Experience Coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World”

Photo Report: Pandora – The World of Avatar is Truly Immersive

For years, plenty of people including myself asked why did Disney purchase the rights of Avatar?  Who thought this was a good idea?  It was announced in 2011 and then took three years to just break ground on the land, then another three to open.  Needless to say, people had their doubts.  Even me!  Truth me told, I wildly dislike the film Avatar.  I think it’s incredibly overrated and gawk when people tell me it’s their favorite film.  I can easily get a better film and story from Disney’s Pocahontas, which Avatar is pretty much that, but in space.  But that’s not what this article is about.  It’s about the brand new land at Animal Kingdom.

As time progressed, and we began to see more and more of this future immersive land, i started to get excited.  Disney was promising big things and I was hoping (for theme park fans and Disney’s sake) that I walk into this land, look around and say to myself, “You Continue reading “Photo Report: Pandora – The World of Avatar is Truly Immersive”

REVIEW: Satu’li Canteen, Our Second Visit Expands on Flavor Even More!

During for first visit to Pandora – The World of Avatar we had two meals at Satu’li Canteen and got to sample even more of the food in this amazing new casual dining restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  To say I was impressed with the food during my first tasting doesn’t do it justice.  But this time around, Satu’li Canteen has truly become one of my new favorite places to eat at Disney Parks. Continue reading “REVIEW: Satu’li Canteen, Our Second Visit Expands on Flavor Even More!”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: For the Seasoned Pro

There’s something magical about going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; but what about when you’ve done it a billion times and you’re tired of riding The Forbidden Journey or wading through the crowds at Ollivanders? As an annual passholder, I’ve spent a fair share of my time wandering around Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley; but every time I go, I try to discover something new, or do things that I would normally pass on. So as a self-proclaimed “seasoned pro”, here are my top 5 things to do as a HP World reg. Continue reading “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: For the Seasoned Pro”

This Year’s Disney Legend Recipeints

Every two years, The Walt Disney Co. awards recipients one of their highest awards – the Disney Legend Award.   Created in 1987, it was traditionally awarded every year until 2009 when the D23 Expo was created, where it is not awarded biannually.

The Disney Legends Award is given to an individual who has made an extraordinary or Continue reading “This Year’s Disney Legend Recipeints”

BREAKING! Dragon Challenge is closing to make way for new generation Harry Potter Roller coaster!

It’s been rumored for quite a while!  And today, Universal Orlando has officially confirmed it.  Hogsmede of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a brand themed roller coaster!   Universal is calling it a “new generation” thrill ride and the new attraction is set to open in 2019!

Not many details were announced, but here is what we do know!  Continue reading “BREAKING! Dragon Challenge is closing to make way for new generation Harry Potter Roller coaster!”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!: A New Take on the Tower of Tower

IMG_2667The new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is hard to miss. You can see it from miles away.  What once was a dark, gloomy hotel tower now stands in it’s place this wildly colorful building.  The outside of the ride doesn’t have much theming to look at. The outside queue has very few details besides a few hidden pieces such as Mantis’ wanted poster and a hatch on the ground with the Avengers insignia, teasing at the future Marvel Land. Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!: A New Take on the Tower of Tower”

Fantasmic! Returns to Disneyland, but is it as good as the original?

On Disneyland’s 62nd birthday, Fantasmic! returned to Tom Sawyer’s island. They had two preview shows the night before for D23 guests, but it officially premiered back on that Monday.

The show is as great as I remember. As Mickey Mouse showed up and the music & lights started going, it was as if I was transported back to being a child, camping out against the rails for hours just to watch the show. Continue reading “Fantasmic! Returns to Disneyland, but is it as good as the original?”

Everything announced at D23 that’s coming to Walt Disney World

This past weekend at D23, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced quite a bit that was coming to the parks for the next several years. Disneyland is getting new lands – Pixar Pier and Marvel land (hinted at) – a new Pixar event, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge of course, and even Cars Land is getting a nice Halloween themed overlay for the holiday.

Disneyland Paris will be getting a new resort, Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, and the Disney Cruise Line is getting  not just the two already announced new ships, but three new ships!  Plus, a brand new stage show based on the live-action Beauty and the Beast film.  But what’s coming to Walt Disney World?  Plenty of brand new things where we can break it down for you by category! Here’s everything that’s coming to the Walt Continue reading “Everything announced at D23 that’s coming to Walt Disney World”

New space themed restaurant coming to Epcot!

Ever wondered what it’d be like to dine in outer space with a view of Earth? Well now you can find out!  Coming soon to Epcot’s Future World will be an amazing new restaurant located directly next to Mission: SPACE.

The new dining experience will invite guests to dine while viewing the stars!  Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared the first look of the new restaurant at D23.  “We know our guests love dining at Epcot – and the restaurants really are out of this world,” Tom said. “Now we’re about to create one that takes that literally.” Continue reading “New space themed restaurant coming to Epcot!”