Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
This week on Photo Finds, let’s hop back to 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2016 to see what was going on in the parks. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
This week on Photo Finds, lets hop back to 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2016 to see what was going on in the parks. [Read more…]
In 1987 at Super Bowl XXI, a tradition began of going to Walt Disney World to celebrate a Super Bowl victory. Thirty years later, that tradition continues. [Read more…]
This week on Daycation Kingdom, the family does something that they’ve never done before…bowfishing! Come along and explore a side of Florida that’s often forgotten with all the attractions in town. [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…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
This week we celebrate Peter Pan’s 64th anniversary. We discuss our favorite facts about the film and the attractions at Disney Parks. [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 future of theme park and attraction design begins with the dreams and ideas of young designers. HSI Immersive, a Haverford Systems company, hopes to inspire those future theme park creators by sponsoring Cornell University’s theme park design competition for college students. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and if you haven’t already made plans, you might be feeling the pressure about making this holiday a memorable one. Luckily, there are many romantic things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort that can help you celebrate the day of love. [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…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [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…]
By Gavin Hatch
This week we take a look around Epcot’s newest festival, the International Festival of the Arts. [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…]