You’ve seen them for decades on the T.V. and movie screen and inside Disney theme parks, but this September you’ll have a rare opportunity to experience a live Muppet show at the Hollywood Bowl during the newly announced Muppets Take The Bowl performances. [Read more…]
DXB Entertainments and Merlin Entertainments Group have announced that a Legoland Dubai Hotel, the Middle East’s first Lego branded hotel, is coming to Dubai Parks and Resorts. [Read more…]
We’re just over three months away from the grand opening of Universal Orlando’s first water theme park, but today you can “wet” your appetite for a Volcano Bay construction update with these stunning aerial photos of the project’s progress, courtesy of Don Gworek (a.k.a. @bioreconstruct on Twitter). [Read more…]
By Seth Kubersky
Recently, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to purchase 100% ownership of the Disneyland Paris resort in France. If news that the Walt Disney Company is not already the sole owner of Disneyland Paris comes as a surprise, you may be interested to know Disney doesn’t completely (or even mostly) own many of the international attractions that bear its name. Here’s is a brief primer on who owns the Disney parks around the world: [Read more…]
The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to increase its Disneyland Paris ownership stake, in hopes of gaining complete control of the French resort before this year’s 25th anniversary is over. [Read more…]
As the May 25 opening of their anticipated new water theme park approaches, Universal Orlando has unveiled details on the TapuTapu wearable devices guests will use inside Volcano Bay. [Read more…]
One of Walt Disney World’s favorite fireworks shows will “glow away” after May 11, as Wishes has its final performance at the Magic Kingdom to make way for Happily Ever After, a new nighttime spectacular debuting on May 12, 2017. [Read more…]
Nearly 10 months after it was originally scheduled to debut, Walt Disney World has finally announced that Rivers of Light officially opens Feb. 17 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. [Read more…]
SeaWorld San Antonio opens February 25, and ecological artist Guy Harvey will be on hand to inaugurate the park’s 2017 season, which will feature new shows and expanded events. [Read more…]
Disney Springs diners in search of upscale shellfish can visit Paddlefish, which is now open to Walt Disney World guests as of Saturday, February 4. [Read more…]
Disney Springs’ home decor store only opened in late November, but the Town Center store has already undergone a major revamping, and today D-Living reopened with a new Beauty and the Beast theme. [Read more…]
The sequel to the biggest musical of all time, some current top award-winning hits, and a few old favorites are coming to Florida with the newly announced 2017-2018 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando season, with the mega-hit Hamilton arriving in 2018-2019. [Read more…]
Visiting CityWalk in the evenings just became a little less expensive, because effective February 1, Universal Orlando parking garages are free to all after 6 p.m. [Read more…]
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has announced dates for its 2017 Harbor Nights event series, where you can enjoy food and wine under the stars at Universal Orlando’s most upscale resort. [Read more…]
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the live action remake of Disney’s “tale as old as time,” tickets are now available for special Beauty and the Beast opening night fan events on March 16. [Read more…]
VR is all the rage in theme parks these days, and one of Southern California’s oldest attractions will join the high-tech craze when a new Knott’s Berry Farm Virtual Reality experience from VRstudios debuts later in 2017.
VRstudios, a global virtual reality company offering commercial entertainment and enterprise solutions, announced on January 31 a partnership with Knott’s Berry Farm and parent company, Cedar Fair, to design and install a specialized VR experience at the Southern California-based theme park.
“Our collaboration with VRstudios to develop a new custom-built, immersive amusement experience at Knott’s Berry Farm is exciting for our customers and consistent with the memorable experiences they expect from our parks,” said Cedar Fair’s Vice President of Strategic Growth, Christian Dieckmann. “We chose VRstudios for our inaugural free-roaming VR installation because of their successful track record providing VR globally for other location-based entertainment venues. No other VR company can offer a truly untethered multi-player experience. We believe the planned attraction will amaze our guests and encourage repeat visits.”
“It is rewarding to partner with entertainment visionaries who want to do something amazing with the new VR technology,” added Charles Herrick, Chief Executive Officer of VRstudios. “When clients want to push the limits beyond what is commonly available, it gets our entire team motivated because they know there will be an outlet for their innovation.”
Knott’s Berry Farm visitors will be able to enjoy the new VR experience for a small fee in addition to admission, beginning the second quarter of this year.
VRstudios (www.vrstudios.com) is a leading global VR technology company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, and located in 11 countries. Their VRCade system powered The Repository VR experience that debuted in 2016 at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.
For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm visit knotts.com, and relive the park’s famous Halloween event with this video from Knott’s Scary Farm 2016:
Fans of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and their whole wacky gang can experience their original film like never before at Sing Along with The Muppet Movie at The Abbey in Orlando on March 10-12. [Read more…]
After an extensive transformation, the flagship Planet Hollywood Observatory restaurant at Disney Springs is now open, featuring menu items from celebrity chef Guy Fieri. [Read more…]
With a #FollowTheSpiders social media campaign and onstage announcement at Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London had confirmed that the new Forbidden Forest expansion to their Making of Harry Potter tour will open on March 31. [Read more…]
Over two years after the interactive attraction’s demise was first announced, Disney Springs’ DisneyQuest is finally closing on July 3 to make way for the NBA Experience. [Read more…]