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The Walt Disney Company have revealed that they are to stage Star Wars Night on December 16th at the Disneyland Paris in France with some visitors being amongst the first in the world to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a special preview screening. According to the press release, Discoveryland will feature the sights and sounds of the Star Wars™ universe, for an exceptional evening full of exciting surprises. Guests are even being encouraged to dress up as their favourite Star Wars character too.
Surprises on the night will include the chance to meet Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Chewbacca in person, ride aboard a StarSpeeder 3000 on the Star Tours ride, enjoy Jedi à la carte menus will be available and burger lovers can enjoy a Darth Vader burger, and if they choose the Cinema + Stay Pack, they can hit up the Gaumont cinema at Disney Village to see Star Wars »
- Paul Heath
Ever since Star Wars Land was announced at D23 back in August, fans of both "Star Wars" and Disney Parks have been eager to find out when they can expect this "Star Wars" takeover to begin. While Star Wars Land won't be finished for another two - three years, in lieu of Star Wars Celebration this year, both Disney Parks are hosting a "Season of the Force", which begins at Disneyland in Anaheim November 16 and at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida on December 1. Disneyland began this "Star Wars" transformation last week, as new signs went up in Tomorrowland for Super Hero HQ, Path of the Jedi, Hyperspace Mountain, Season of the Force and Star Tours The Journey Continues. Another sign for Season of the Force at the entrance to Tomorrowland near the Matterhorn pic.twitter.com/XBbq2pLXrV — Disneyland Gazette (@TheDLGazette) November 8, 2015 Photos: Hyperspace Mountain, Star Wars Launch Bay »
- Lauren Gallaway
During Disney's D23 Expo this past August, the studio announced plans for two Star Wars themed lands that will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Construction won't begin until next year on these 14-acre expansions, but starting next month, there will be new attractions opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios, leading into the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. The Disney Parks Blog announced today that new attractions will be open starting December 1.
The Star Wars Launch Bay will take guests into the Star Wars saga and the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, special merchandise and opportunities to encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Star Tours - The Adventures Continue will be home to a brand new adventure inspired by the upcoming film, »
At D23 Expo 2015, Disney announced that a seasonal Star Wars promotional event called Season of the Force would be coming to Disneyland in California and Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida. In California, the event would bring a new Star Wars skin of Space Mountain called Hyperspace Mountain, an updated version of the Jedi Training Academy […]
The post Preview The New ‘Star Tours’ Sequence: ‘Force Awakens’ Jakku Escape appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
James Corden and Jason Derulo were all over the map in “The Late Late Show’s” latest “Carpool Karaoke” skit — but that’s mostly because they hopped aboard a Star Tours bus by the end. The CBS host welcomed to his morning commute the guy who sings his own name in every song, when the duo belted out “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle,” among other tunes. At one point, the classically trained Derulo even did some a capella opera, which blew Corden away. The two talked sex, and about how Derulo finds sheets for his massive round bed. The mattress is so large. »
- Tony Maglio
Jason Derulo joined James Corden for his latest edition of Carpool Karaoke, and it definitely didn't disappoint! The singer talked about sex, having fivesomes, and how vocal he is in bed. "I [was kinda always] silent," Jason said. "Until this one girl told me that it was weird." The pair then parked and got out of the car so that Jason could give James some pointers on how to dance and pick up girls in the club. But things took a crazy turn when they hijacked a Star Tours bus. Watch the epic video above, then watch all of James's Carpool Karaoke sessions. »
- Caitlin Hacker
At the risk of mixing franchises, “Star Wars” looks destined to be the hammer Disney wields to synergistically bolster fortunes across its far-flung empire during the build-up to its launch, as Monday’s premiere of the trailer during an Espn telecast attests.
The notion of media conglomerates using their assets to buck each other up is hardly new, particularly in the context of a major movie release. In June, for example, Comcast orchestrated a multi-network roadblock telecast of “Jurassic Park” to help trumpet the arrival of “Jurassic World,” including promotional footage.
What’s different in this case is “The Force Awakens” possesses such a huge well-spring of interest that the movie hardly appears to need any additional hype. Yet for sister Disney properties — especially those locked in competitive races, such as “Good Morning America,” ABC News and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” — enhanced access to “Star Wars” talent and material might be »
- Brian Lowry
Disney's D23 Expo rolled through Anaheim this weekend, and while all of the upcoming movies, both animated and live-action, were shown off at the convention center in grand fashion, the biggest announcement of the event came when Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek arrived to unveil the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This is one of the biggest projects Disney parks has ever taken on, and it promises to be monumental. And we have new video from the presentation itself, which offers an intriguing peek at this huge undertaking.
Bob Chapek gave the 7,500 lucky fans in attendance a behind-the-scenes look at what's to come at his theme parks in the next severe years. Things kicked off in grand fashion as he was joined by Imagineers working on these projects »
During the big Star Wars movie news on Saturday at the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Disney also announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world.
Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.
Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.
“I am thrilled to »
- Michelle McCue
If there’s one downer to the Star Wars Land news announced today, it’s that we’ve still got a while to wait before we can actually go to there, as Star Wars nerd Liz Lemon would put it. Fortunately, Disney’s got a couple other Star Wars-themed treats in store for park visitors in the near future. […]
- Angie Han
Get ready to have all of your childhood fantasies come true. Two 14-acre “Star Wars” Disney theme park expansions are coming. One in Anaheim’s Disney Land and the second in Orlando’s Disney World, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at today’s D23 Expo in Annaheim. These will be immersive “experiences” in the vein of Universal Studios’ “Harry Potter World.” Guests will be invited to party in the Cantina and fly the Millennium Falcon on a customized mission – hopefully not in that order. Take a look at some of the concept art below: “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever,” Iger said. “These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a »
- Roth Cornet
Disney has announced that several 14 acre additions will be made to Disney theme parks that relate to Star Wars!
Talk about totally awesome! Disney has announced their single biggest additions to both Disneyland park in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The new expansions will "allow Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away."
The new expansions are the single largest themed expansions for each park consisting of over 14 acres of Star Wars rides and attractions. The additions include transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.
"I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “We are creating a jaw-dropping »
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Disney’s Bob Iger announced that the company will introduce two “Star Wars”-themed lands in Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., during Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday afternoon.
“We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single-themed land expansion ever,” Iger said. “These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new ‘Star Wars’ planet.
Iger said the new areas will be “occupied by many inhabitants; humanoids, aliens and droids … the attractions, the entertainment, everything we create will be part of our storytelling. Nothing will be out of character or stray from the mythology.”
At both parks, there will be a cantina where fans can “run into all the droids and roaming beasts ‘Star Wars’ is known for,” including characters from the existing “Star Wars” saga and upcoming installment “The Force Awakens. »
- Laura Prudom and Marianne Zumberge
Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children star Susan Lucci, Disney Animator Andreas Deja and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2015 at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14, in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and will include special musical performances. There will be eight individuals in total introduced as Disney Legends next month.
The Disney Legends Awards program is a 28-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. The three-day Expo provides the opportunity for Disney fans to be a part of the memorable and prestigious event. Here's what Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger had to say about the Disney Legends in a statement. »
In his Pixar triumphs “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille,” writer-director Brad Bird proved himself not just a wizardly storyteller but also an ardent champion of excellence — of intelligence, creativity and nonconformity — in every arena of human (and rodent) accomplishment. All the more disappointing, then, that the forces of mediocrity have largely prevailed over “Tomorrowland,” a kid-skewing adventure saga that, for all its initial narrative intrigue and visual splendor, winds up feeling like a hollow, hucksterish Trojan horse of a movie — the shiny product of some smiling yet sinister dimension where save-the-world impulses and Disney mass-branding strategies collide. A sort of “Interstellar Jr.” in which the fate of humanity hinges on our ability to nurture young hearts and minds, the picture runs heavier on canned inspirationalism than on actual inspiration, which won’t necessarily keep it from drawing a hefty summer audience with its family-friendly elements, topnotch production values, Imax rollout, endless »
- Justin Chang
Those of you keen on the Disney side of things are all too familiar with the yearly Star Wars event, Star Wars Weekends. If you're unfamiliar, the event takes plays at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, each summer. Sww features celebrities from the films, people decked out in full-character wardrobe, special shows, presentations, autographs and anything else you might be able to shake a Wookiee at. The trek out to Hollywood Studios is worth it just for the new Star Tours ride »
- Sean Wist
Star Tours is no longer the only way to travel to a galaxy far, far away. Disney Cruise Line announced today Star Wars Day at Sea: a special celebration of all things Star Wars, with a day-long event aboard eight special sailings on the Disney Fantasy in the Western Caribbean. Marking the first official appearance of the heroes and villains of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, Star Wars Day at Sea, coming in 2016, will feature a complete lineup of Star Wars activities for fans of all ages:
Force-filled Fun for Everyone
Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, stormtroopers, and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy will be onboard for scheduled meet and greets, as well as roaming on deck and elsewhere around the ship. Guests also are encouraged to dress up in their own stellar costumes.A shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training Academy experience »
Disney chief Bob Iger told Wall Street analysts that there’s “a fair amount of design and development (taking place by the company’s Imagineers) to greatly increase ‘Star Wars” presence in multiple locations around the world,” shortly after the Mouse House announced another strong financial quarter. “The plans are ambitious, so it’s going to take some time for them to be built and opened.”
While Iger said specific plans would be announced “later in 2015,” the executive already had announced “significant” plans for the franchise for which it paid George Lucas $4 billion in 2012. He also has said whatever new attractions are announced, they will be based on future films in the series, as well as its spinoffs. Several Disney parks currently include »
- Marc Graser
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