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Disney Skyliner To Begin Transporting Guest In Fall 2019 At Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Skyliner will be ready to begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning fall of 2019! This new state-of-the-art gondola system will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.

And next fall, Disney Skyliner will not only efficiently move you to your location, it’ll also offer a whole new way to experience Walt Disney World with amazing views only available from the sky – with great photo opportunities! For example, guests arriving at the International Gateway station will travel through the trees and be welcomed into Epcot with remarkable, never before-seen views across World Showcase.

The innovative transportation system is quickly coming to life! Workers just installed the last support tower at the Resort and are beginning to thread the series of reinforced cables to carry guests in stylish themed gondolas.

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New Details Revealed For The Millennium Falcon Ride at Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

I can’t wait for Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open and I am especially excited about the Millennium Falcon ride!

New details about the ride were revealed on a bonus feature on the Solo: A Star Wars Story home release called “The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park”

The ride will consist of seven pods carrying six seats each and it will allow riders to interact with the environment around them. Riders will actually get to control the Falcon while in it! 

Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director, Millennium Falcon Attraction explained:

“You’re truly in control of the fastest and most iconic ship in the entire galaxy. And Hondo, he’s gone ahead and added a couple extra seats so he can get as many of those flight crews through as possible. There are 200 some odd buttons, knobs and switches on the inside of the cockpit and they all do stuff. If you’re the gunners in the center there and you don’t fire back on those TIE Fighters fast enough they’re going to riddle the hull with laser bolts, the engineers in back, it’s really up to them to keep the whole Falcon in working order so they’re back there furiously working away at their various systems.”

Kalama also said that the ride will allow you to turn 360 degrees, and “every last detail is exactly where you remembered it and how you remembered it.”

Disney Imagineering executive Scott Trowbridge reveals that the ride will send you on a mission for Hondo Ohnaka from Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. That mission involves you bringing back a bunch of loot. Here are the details on how the experience will play out:

“If you bring back all the loot and there’s not a scratch on the ship and Hondo is really happy when you bring it back, you might find yourself with some extra Galactic Credits in your account, but do a poor job, you lose the cargo, you smash up the ship, you might come back owing more money than you started with, the bossman might not be too happy and when you roll across to the local cantina the bartender might lean over and say ‘hey, word on the street is your name’s been put on the list of a local bounty hunter, I’d watch out if I were you’ so how well you do on this mission really does have an impact on your overall, land-wide story.”

Guests will also be about to explore the main chess room on the ship and “really be immersed in that environment, you can actually push buttons and just kind of soak it all in.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in summer 2019 at Disneyland and fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

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Coming Soon: Disney Theme Parks Exclusive Haunted Mansion Pop! Rides!

Halloween is right around the corner and Funko has just the thing to get you in the spirit! Introducing a Disney Theme Parks Exclusive Haunted Mansion Pop! Rides! Showing Ezra in Buggy. 

Available exclusively at these locations on Saturday September 22, 2018

Disneyland Resort Locations:

– WonderGround Gallery – Downtown Disney District
-Disneyana – Disneyland Park
-Pieces of Eight – Disneyland Park

Walt Disney World Resort Locations:

-Disney’s Pin Traders – Disney Springs Marketplace
-Memento Mori – Magic Kingdom Park

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New Hyper-Reality Experiences To Be Set In Disney Universes; ‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Debuts Fall 2018

This past winter, the groundbreaking hyper-reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID launched at both Disney Springs and Downtown Disney District. 

Another hyper-reality experience from a beloved Disney universe is on its way: a one-of-a-kind, original adventure based on the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in theaters November 21.

Beginning this fall, Ralph Breaks VR will put you inside a new multi-sensory Disney adventure where you’ll be immersed in the worlds of the internet and online gaming with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope. To create Ralph Breaks VR and future hyper-reality experiences that allow you to explore amazing worlds and engage with favorite characters, The Walt Disney Company and ILMxLAB (Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment division) are again collaborating with the team at The VOID.

Keep checking back for more details, including the launch date for Ralph Breaks VR and details about future Disney-inspired hyper-reality experiences – as well as locations, trailers and ticket availability.

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Haunted Mansion Hologram Doom Buggy Tabletop Decoration

The three Hitchhiking Ghosts will thumb a ride home with you as they board this tabletop decoration Doom Buggy. Ezra, Phineas, and Gus’ ghostly apparitions appear as a hologram in this Haunted Mansion attraction replica complete with sound effects.

Created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Order HERE for $14.99.

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Enchanted Tiki Room Funko Pop! Vinyl Twin Pack Coming Soon To Disney Parks

A new Pop Vinyl twin pack from Funko featuring Barker Bird and Pele from Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

The set will be released on June 23rd at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  At Disneyland the Funko pair will be sold at Wonderground Gallery, Disneyana and Adventureland Bazaar. The Tiki Room duo will be sold at Walt Disney World at Disney Pin Traders, Caribbean Plaza and Bou Tiki.

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Play Disney Parks App Coming To Disneyland & Walt Disney World Resort This Summer

Guests can soon explore Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in a whole new way using the all-new Play Disney Parks app! Coming this summer on iOS and Android, guests can play in the parks like never before using this soon-to-launch mobile app to access exclusive experiences at both locations through activities that interact with the surrounding environment. The app will be free to download.

With the touch of a button, wait time turns into play time with family and friends at certain locations. And the more you explore in Disney parks, the more there is to discover on the app. This is just the latest way we are making a visit to our parks even more fun and memorable in new and innovative ways.

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First Look: New Images of The Star Wars-Inspired Resort

Disney has released two new concept art images of their new Star Wars themed hotel that is coming to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, which will be connected to their new Galaxy’s Edge themed land.

The immerse experience offered at this hotel will stand out among all of our resorts around the globe. As you can see, families visiting this resort will board a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every window has a view of space!

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Toy Story Land To Open At Walt Disney World Resort June 30, 2018

The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced that the highly-anticipated Toy Story Land will be officially open to the public this summer, on June 30, 2018.

When it opens, guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Rides included in the new expansion of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios park includes Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie; Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet with adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

Guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will put even more guests in the action taking aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Woody’s Lunch Box will also serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window setting. The entire land will serve as a visual celebration of toys, with Crayons, Cooties, Green Army Men, Rubik’s Cubes, Tinkertoys, and other familiar toys and game pieces incorporated into the land’s design.

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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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