Disney Star Wars Land Coming to Life

As Star Wars the movie tops 1 billion $ at the box office, rumours has it that Star Wars Land will open in 2017 or even 2018. The construction has started and a number of attractions have closed to make way for it. At Disneyland California Big thunder Ranch Jamboree have closed for the construction.ther Frontierland attractions, including Fantasmic, the Disneyland Railroad, the Mark Twain Riverboat, and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, will close temporarily during construction.

 

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks – Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., 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. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks

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 announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. 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 climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”

These authentic lands will have two signature attractions. Along with the thrilling battle experience, another attraction puts guests behind the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, as they take on a customized secret mission.

Iger also shared concept images of the Star Wars-themed lands, giving fans a glimpse at what is to come for Disney parks.

The partnership between Disney and Lucasfilm dates back to 1987, when the successful Star Tours attraction, inspired by George Lucas’s legendary Star Wars film series, opened at Disneyland. The attraction was then redesigned, emerging as “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” in 2011 and featuring more than 50 different story outcomes and the possibility to visit five different planets.

– See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2015/08/15/star-wars-themed-lands-coming-to-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resorts/#sthash.LwSnFfnS.dpuf

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Canada’s Wonderland Introduces Two New Rides for 2016

Canada’s Wonderland will be introducing two new rides for the 2016 season.

Skyhawk, the first ride of its kind in North America, will take riders to a new level of adventure when the park opens for its 35th season in 2016. Riders will take control of their own cockpit, showcasing their flying abilities as they maneuver through 360 degree turns, and challenge themselves to engage in multiple inversions at 135 feet (41m) in the air.


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will thrill little pilots and quickly become a family favourite for parents and children alike. These two-person planes will glide 28 feet (8.5m) above the ground and allow each rider to control their flight and ride experience.

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SeaWorld Orlando To Add New Coaster Called Mako

SeaWorld Orlando is adding what they claim will be the tallest and fastest coaster in Orlando!

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Sink your teeth into SeaWorld’s unrivaled new coaster, Mako™. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster. Surfacing summer 2016, this 200-foot-tall hyper coaster will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track — nearly a mile long — and leave riders feeling both breathless and weightless. Scream through the deep dives with unmatched speed and predator power. Fly through the air with the grace and agility of the ocean’s apex predator. You’re not just riding another coaster, you’re about to understand the thrill of the hunt.
Mako will be the centerpiece of the newly themed surrounding realm.  The plaza will be fully shark themed and include Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, shops and educational experiences. – Link to Seaworld about this Coaster

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Fantawild Dreamland Zhengzhou Opened Galaxy Express Suspended Looping Coaster

Special to Coasterglobe: China is getting into the coaster world. Fantawild Dreamland is operating a vekoma coaster called Galaxy Express. It is 453 meters long and is steel with inversions.

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Six Flags Great Adventure Opens The Joker 4-D Coaster This Spring

Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Jan. 27, 2016 that when its new 4-D, free-fly coaster opens in the spring, it would be named after DC Comics supervillain The Joker.

On this new adventure, you’ll race through chaotic twists and turns, including a first ever step-up under-flip, inverted roll, that takes riders horizontal. THE JOKER also has a unique breaking wave turn, the only one of its kind on the West Coast. Additionally, you’ll tackle a wild Zero G barrel roll, three unbelievable inversions, and 15 moments of airtime like you’ve never experienced before at ride speeds up to 53 miles per hour.

 

– See more at: https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/new-2016/overview#sthash.Z8Lh7mi2.dpuf

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Dollywood Shows Off New Coaster “Lightning Rod”

Dollywood’s new coaster “Lightning Rod” is the world’s fastest wooden coaster according to Dollywood.

Lightening Rod has a drop of 165 feet and is almost a mile long.

“You will crest the hill; there is a false drop; you will come back up over a hill, and by the time you hit the bottom of a 165-foot drop on the other side of the ridge, you will be going 73 mph,” says Pete Owens, Dollywood’s director of communications. “That makes this the fastest wooden coaster in the world.”

Instead of a chain-lift mechanism for launching , Lightning Rod will use linear synchronous motors to propel cars up the first hill at 45 mph.K0012679233--76062

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“Massiv Monster Blaster” To Be Largest Water Coaster

Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston is set to open the attraction “Massiv” which will be the biggest water coaster in the world, with “water blasters’ propelling riders uphill. This looks like a great ride!

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