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Star Wars: Secrets of The Empire Tickets Are Now On Sale For Disney Springs At Walt Disney World Resort & Downtown Disney at Disneyland

Tickets are now on sale for the hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, debuting at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on December 16 and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on January 5. Tickets for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire can be purchased now at TheVoid.com.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the beloved Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered throughout the multi-sensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as Stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.

“We are so excited about this magical collaboration between three boundary-pushing companies in the burgeoning out-of-home VR entertainment sector,” says Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “We can’t wait to share the experience of hyper-reality with everyone.”

Guests can experience the excitement of hyper-reality today with this first look at Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.

“People have longed for a chance to step into the Star Wars universe and this incredible new hyper-reality experience will allow them to do just that in a totally unique way,” notes Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge, ILMxLAB. “It’s a group experience that evokes the senses in bold new ways.”

 

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MaxPass Coming To Disneyland On July 19th

Disney MaxPass will launch July 19 at the Disneyland Resort. Disney MaxPass will help guests to maximize their experience at the Disneyland Resort by providing unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the day, and by enabling the convenience of mobile Disney FASTPASS booking and redemption times while in the theme parks through the Disneyland App. If guests are not already registered for a Disney account, registration is fast and simple. Download the app and follow the prompts to register for an account.

Disney MaxPass will be offered for an introductory price of $10 a day. Guests may purchase Disney MaxPass when they purchase their ticket, or as an add-on through the Disneyland App once they enter either theme park. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders also will have the option of purchasing Disney MaxPass for the life of their current passport for $75. Signature Plus passholders will receive Disney MaxPass at no additional cost, as part of their annual passport entitlement.

Since Disneyland Resort announced Disney MaxPass in January, they have added two additional Disney FASTPASS locations at Toy Story Mania and Matterhorn Bobsleds, bringing the total number of attractions to 16. Guests will continue to have the option of Disney FASTPASS service at no additional cost by obtaining a Disney FASTPASS return time with their park admission ticket at attraction Disney FASTPASS kiosks.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Announced as Name for Star Wars Lands at Disney Parks

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, revealed the official name of the Star Wars-inspired lands that are currently under construction at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and shared details on the immersive experiences guests will be able to enjoy when the lands open in 2019.

The lands, both called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.

The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. It’s an attraction built on a scale they’ve never done before.

The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from the previous version of a certain Disney attraction who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina.

And speaking of the cantina, here guests will be able to try unique concoctions like blue milk. Nearby, they’ll also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019, first at the Disneyland Resort and later in the year at the Walt Disney World Resort. (No further opening dates have been announced yet.)

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Walt Disney’s First Hand-Drawn Map of Disneyland To be Auctioned

Though dozens of Disneyland attractions that were in the original park have since been torn down or replaced, there are some still standing today that were a part of Walt Disney’s vision from the very beginning.

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors and became Walt Disney’s first theme park dream-come-true. But before that day could come, Walt needed investors.

The New York Times reported that a hand-drawn map, created by Walt himself and a friend named Herb Ryman, was completed “over one rushed weekend in September 1953 as part of a frantic effort to secure funding to build Disneyland.”

Now that map – the first piece of paper that shows Walt’s vision for Disneyland – is going to be auctioned off to one serious Disney fan.

Van Eaton Galleries will auction the map in June and its value is currently estimated at $750,000 to $1 million,

Take a closer look at the map HERE.

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Rocket Raccoon Teaser For Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

On May 27, Disney California Adventure is unveiling the new attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! Now Marvel and Disney Parks have revealed the first teaser trailer for the experience featuring Rocket Racoon!

Featuring characters from the blockbuster films, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Brerakout! offers a new epic new adventure combining the familiar, breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, including music inspired by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy film soundtrack. Guests will experience a variety of randomized ride experiences, so you never know which adventure you will get!

Each time guests board a gantry lift to rescue the Guardians from The Collector’s Fortress, they will experience one of the six randomized scenarios created for the attraction and one of the following songs:

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar (1980)
“Give Up The Funk” by Parliament (1975)
“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf (1968)
“I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 (1969)
“Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group (1973)
“Burning Love” by Elvis Presley (1972)

The attraction will also feature new music from film composer Tyler Bates.

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Star Wars Land Construction Video Teases Arrival of AT-ATs

Walt Disney Parks has revealed a new video for the upcoming Star Wars Lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland revealing the construction of a pair of AT-ATs.

The yet-to-be-named Star Wars Land will include new rides and shops from a galaxy far, far away along, with Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm teams already hard at work adding a new mission to Star Tours featuring elements from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which arrives in theaters December 15, 2017.

The 14-acre Star Wars Land will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort. Disney has already promised more updates in the months to come about the Naboo-like planet, as well as the citizens, aliens and droids who populate it. The expansion is set to open in 2019.

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Celebrate 50 Years of Pirates of the Caribbean This Weekend at Disneyland Park

Yo ho, me hearties! This Saturday, March 18, marks 50 years of “rascals and scoundrels … villains and knaves” with the anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland park, and they’re planning to celebrate with scoundrels and scallywags alike!

Beginning Thursday, March 16, guests can feast upon special pirate-themed grub at French Market Restaurant, Mint Julep Bar, Harbour Galley, Royal Street Verandah, Cafe Orleans and the one-of-a-kind Blue Bayou Restaurant.

Then the party really sets sail Friday, March 17, and on the attraction’s official anniversary, March 18. Guests will find pirate-themed entertainment throughout New Orleans Square by the likes of Bootstrappers and Lucky the Pirate. They can also plunder limited-edition anniversary merchandise, available in New Orleans Square while supplies last. And ye landlubbers who wish ter talk like a pirate – aye, ye’ll getcher chance … with pirate speak collectible cards. And stay sharp, because there will be even more to discover!

Since its March 18, 1967, debut, Pirates of the Caribbean has become a Disneyland park classic and fan favorite.

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21 Royal, A New Private Dining Experience At Disneyland

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Imagine hosting an extraordinary dinner party in the heart of Disneyland Park, in a private residence once envisioned by Walt and Lillian Disney as a secluded family retreat and a luxurious oasis in which to host celebrities and dignitaries.

Some five decades later, the Disneys’ vision has come to fruition. Their original designs for this one-of-a-kind space have been faithfully and painstakingly recreated—only this time as the site of an unforgettable epicurean experience. Welcome to 21 Royal.

On the evening of your 21 Royal experience, your guests will arrive at the majestic Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, where they will be greeted by the hotel’s valets. Once your entire party has assembled, they will be given a VIP escort to the site of the evening’s festivities.

Legendary Disney service is on display from the moment your guests are welcomed by the 21 Royal staff. First, signature cocktails are served by professional butlers in the salon, then everyone is invited out to the patio for a casual reception. You and your guests will also have time to explore the different rooms—and discover some of their more magical features.

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Then it’s time for dinner. You and your guests take your seats around a lavish table covered in white linens, fresh flowers and set with gold-plated dinnerware and fine crystal. This is when the evening’s adventure really begins—as a fascinating tale unfolds told through fine food and drink.

In true Disney fashion, you can end your evening with a grand finale—dessert on the private balcony, where you and your guests are treated to a spectacular view of the Rivers of America, and on certain nights, prime viewing of the park’s nighttime entertainment.

Using your chosen theme for the evening as inspiration, the team thoughtfully prepares a menu that weaves together a tapestry of imaginative dishes that combine to tell a tale that is uniquely yours. The result is Disney storytelling at its delicious best.

To obtain the freshest and finest ingredients available, the chefs work directly with premier suppliers—both local and international—including farmers, fishermen and other sustainable sources.

By combining these ingredients with skillful techniques and time-honored traditions, then matching them with the perfect pairings from the extensive 21 Royal wine collection, your culinary team creates a symphony of innovative dishes that are dazzling in both flavor and appearance.

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The cost for this royal experience with a minimum party of 12 is $15,000 including tax, gratuity, valet and park admission.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit 21RoyalDisneyland.com

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Vintage Style Disney Attraction Posters By Dave Perillo

If you love vintage style Disney attraction posters, you are going to love this new artwork being released this week at the WonderGround Gallery, inside the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs.

Artist Dave Perillo will be on hand at WonderGround Gallery, Marketplace Co-Op in the Disney Springs Marketplace for the release of this new artwork.

Here is his appearance Schedule for the WonderGround Gallery inside Marketplace Co-Op:

-October 21 & 22:  5-8 p.m.

-October 23: 12-3 p.m

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Disneyland LEGO Microscale Custom Model By Nick Carlierti

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LEGO Ideas is the official website where model builders can submit projects to a vote. If their project gets 10,000 votes, then LEGO will consider issuing it as an actual set for sale.

LEGO fan and model builder Nick Carlierti has created microscale models of Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios that capture the essence of these theme parks in a minimalistic way.

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Carlierti has been building LEGO models for 10 years. He says Big Thunder Mountain is his favorite attraction. If you would like to see these sets become a reality then head to LEGO Ideas and vote for them.

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