Filming for a new Disney commercial took place today on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, with extras being the first riders on the new attraction.
After Super Bowl XLVIII, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks continued a magical tradition by “going to Disney World” for a special parade in the Magic Kingdom. [Read more…]
With the commercials just as big a part of the Super Bowl as the game itself, Fun Spot will debut their own Super Bowl commercial during the big game on Feb. 2 on Fox 35 in the Orlando area. [Read more…]
The expansion of Fun Spot America is debuting on June 8, but you may have a chance to ride the rides beforehand and even possibly appear in a commercial. [Read more…]
Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, said he was going to Disney World last night in a commercial shot right after the big game, and he made good on that statement today. [Read more…]
Want to be in a Fun Spot television commercial? Now’s your chance. Fun Spot is offering fans a chance to be a part of their next commercial in a Gangnam Style flash mob. [Read more…]
Super Bowl XLV’s Most Valuable Player, Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, made good on the promise he made just minutes after his win. He arrived at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Monday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2011, and rode through the park with Mickey Mouse. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando has revealed their full line-up of haunted houses and scare zones for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The theme is Twenty Years of Fear since this is their 20th anniversary. And they’ve even released the name of this year’s icon, Fear – the master of everything Halloween Horror Nights has ever been and will become. But they haven’t fully shown what Fear looks like. Today’s release of their new television commercial shows us a bit more, but not all. [Read more…]
Aol’s WalletPop.com is hosting the exclusive online premiere of the complete Super Bowl commercial for Universal’s new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area in Islands of Adventure.
The spot is also appearing on the home page of Aol, in advance of its CBS television broadcast on Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The ad shows two children riding on broomsticks through Hogsmeade. From that, many are guessing that broomsticks will be some part of one of the rides. You can briefly see the Dragon Challenge ride, and the riders aren’t on broomsticks. Plus at the end of the commerical, Harry Potter appears and tells the kids to follow him and they fly right into Hogwarts Castle. Since that’s where the brand new Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride is located, you could guess you’ll be riding on a broomstick during that ride.
Universal Orlando will launch a brand-new, national commercial for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Set to air during the first half of the game, the ad will feature all new footage. You’ll see children magically transported to Orlando to fly on broomsticks around the Wizarding World. They’ll swoop through the bustling streets of Hogsmeade past the Hogwarts Express, dodge a flying dragon and meet Harry above Hogwarts.
The commercial also begins a new brand campaign, “Be Courageous. Be Outrageous. Be Extraordinary.” The press release from Universal says the campaign will “show viewers that Universal Orlando Resort is the only theme park destination in the world where you can soar above Hogwarts castle with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.”
Does this mean the new Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride will let guests “soar above Hogwarts castle with Harry Potter”? Or will the Dragon Challenge ride feature broomsticks as the ride vehicles? Or neither?
What better way to get pumped up for the day than a roller coaster ride through the city to work. And after a hard day at work, wouldn’t it be great to water slide all the way home? That the premise behind these two ads for Barclaycard in the U.K.
You may have seen the water slide ad, as it was released in 2008. But the roller coaster one was just released. I’ve included a special two-minute version of the water slide ad. You can see some behind the scenes videos on Barclaycard’s Facebook page.
The ads were created by the Bartle Bogle Hegarty ad agency using the same technology that was used to show Spider-Man swinging through the streets in the three Spider-Man movies. They even have a free iPhone app that lets you water slide through a virtual city. A free roller coaster app will be released in May.