The world’s second Crayola Experience has opened their doors to the public here in Orlando at The Florida Mall. [Read more…]
D23, the official Disney fan club, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disney’s classic Lady and the Tramp by bringing their Fanniversary event into the homes of members and Disney fans around the world. [Read more…]
The new Legoland Hotel at Legoland Florida Resort opened today, marking the expansion of the resort to become a multi-day experience for families. [Read more…]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of presentations inside the new Hall D23 space at the D23 Expo 2015, taking place Aug. 14–16. [Read more…]
After years of development and construction, The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium are now open for guests to enjoy at I-Drive 360 on International Drive. [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…]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced special member events in the Orlando area, adding exclusive experiences for fans in Central Florida. [Read more…]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back many of its fan-favorite events in 2015, while also adding a selection of new experiences for members. [Read more…]
Make your plans now. Tickets for the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. will go on sale this Thursday at 1 p.m. eastern. [Read more…]
All aboard! Guests will be able to take the Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando beginning on July 8, 2014.
For the third year in a row, D23, the official Disney fan club, will hit the road with the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration, a live event visiting 11 cities across the U.S. to commemorate dozens of Disney milestones. [Read more…]
Fans across the country will have the chance to attend a wide array of Disney experiences as D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced their 2014 events. Included is a Fanniversary stop and Destination D event in Orlando. [Read more…]
On Aug. 20, Disney will be releasing the 2013 Official Albums for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. [Read more…]
Today Universal Orlando officially announced their well known secret, Diagon Alley is coming to Universal Studios Florida. [Read more…]
Merida, Disney/Pixar’s first princess from the film “Brave,” will be officially joining the Disney Princess family at a special ceremony taking place at the Magic Kingdom. [Read more…]
Just as SeaWorld’s newest attraction, TurleTrek, a 3D 360 experience, opens this Friday, their designers and marketing execs have revealed more details about the park’s 2013 new attraction and its largest-ever expansion, Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin. [Read more…]
Disney’s Mobile Magic app is now available to download free on the iPhone. It is the only official Disney Parks app and is available to download free from iTunes. It offers wait times, show times, dining guides and much more for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. [Read more…]
Column by Derek Burgan
SeaWorld’s six official hotels now provide a unique vacation package that includes several exclusive benefits, and booking the package through SeaWorldVacations.com allows the opportunity to enjoy free all-day dining and the ability to add a ticket to Aquatica or Busch Gardens Tampa for $39. [Read more…]
Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,” Lucasfilm and Reed Exhibitions’ PopGroup will partner to produce what’s expected to be one of the largest official Star Wars fan events ever – Star Wars Celebration V will take place Aug. 12 to 15, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center. A Web site, www.starwarscelebration.com, is dedicated exclusively to the event, and tickets to Star Wars Celebration V will be available for purchase online starting Thursday, Dec. 10.
Lucasfilm launched Star Wars Celebrations in 1999. Since then, the official Star Wars “parties” have become mega events, attracting tens of thousands of loyal and devoted fans and families. To date, there have been four Star Wars Celebrations in America, as well as a Star Wars Celebration Europe (2007) and Star Wars Celebration Japan (2008). Star Wars Celebration V will be the first Star Wars Celebration produced jointly with Reed PopGroup, which is responsible for the successful New York Comic Con, the new Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and more.
“We’re going to have a blast commemorating the 30th anniversary of fan-favorite ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as we welcome an entire new generation of fans watching our animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,'” said Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s head of fan relations. “There’s no doubt that Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando will be the ‘must attend’ event for Star Wars fans of all ages and from all parts of the galaxy,” he added. “We’re also very excited to launch our partnership with Reed PopGroup, which has shown great expertise in running large, fun-filled events that satisfy fans, show participants, and exhibitors. We’re expecting the biggest and best Celebration to date.”
“This is an enormously exciting undertaking and a natural partnership,” said Lance Fensterman, vice president of Reed PopGroup. I’m certain that Star Wars Celebration V will be bigger and better than ever. We look forward to many years of working with Lucasfilm.”
Star Wars Celebration is the official Lucasfilm convention celebrating all things Star Wars. The Celebrations are the biggest Star Wars events held. The producers promise more interactive events than ever at Celebration V. Celebrity guests will sign in the Star Wars Celebration Autograph area as well as make presentations. The annual Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge prizes will be awarded and there will be a chance for budding filmmakers to get tips from more experienced ones.
Ticketing, pricing, and exhibitor information follows:
• Tickets will be available starting Thursday, Dec. 10 via www.starwarscelebration.com. Pre-sale Adult Four-Day Passes are $120; Kids Four-Day Passes are $50; pre-sale Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Passes are $45; Saturday Passes are $50; and Kids One-Day Passes are $25. Children under six years old are admitted free.
• Limited VIP Packages are expected to be available in early 2010, with details to be announced on the Web site. Single or Four-Day Passes already purchased can be upgraded to VIP status as long as supplies last!
• Special hotel rates and other travel information will be announced on the Web site.
The event will be held just before the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios closes down (October 2010) to be transformed into Star Tours II in 3D. It’s expected to reopen sometime in 2011. Read more about Star Tours planned makeover in the upcoming Winter 2010 issue of “Orlando Attractions Magazine.”