Saturday, November 5, 2016

Disneyland Star Wars Land Construction Update Video

ShesInLosAngeles has posted on Youtube a Disneyland Star Wars Land construction update video as vertical walls are going up at Star Wars Land!

Video: copyright ShesInLosAngeles

New Once Upon A Time Castle Projection Show WDW Magic Kingdom 4K Video !

The new Once Upon A Time castle projection show has started at WDW Magic Kingdom and we've got a great 4K Video thanks to Theme Park Review!

Video: copyright: Theme Park Review

Hong Kong Disneyland Halloween “The Nightmare Experiment” Scare House Video

For the first time, Hong Kong Disneyland created a Halloween scare house that has Disney characters in them! After a entrance scene in a steampunk decor HKDL guests step into a mind-bending world of nightmares with Dr. Facilier from Princess and the Frog, the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Mutant Toys from Toy Story.

As you'll see in the video, it looks pretty cool - if i can say - and it's a pity that DLP don't do this kind of temporary attractions for Halloween - though it seems to use a pretty big facility and apparently HKDL is using the Golden Mickeys theater show building while the new show is not there yet.

Editing: Albert Luk on Facebook let me know that the show venue is in fact installed on a temporary warehouse on the expansion pad below Grizzly Gulch.

Video: copyright Keith Lapinig

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Universal Orlando Reveal New Ride and Tapuhapu Wearable Details About Volcano Bay Water Park !

Universal Orlando has released plenty of new infos and pictures about the awaited Volcano Bay water park and her they are with the full press release! The park looks really exciting with plenty of new ideas here and there that will make for sure the folks of WDW jealous...

Opening in early summer 2017, Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a water theme park unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, from incredible thrills to perfected relaxation. It’ll feature dozens of attractions that offer something for everyone – and you won’t have to stand in long lines to experience any of them. 

Universal's Volcano Bay features Universal's first-ever aqua coaster Krakatau Aqua Coaster. 

Krakatau Aqua Coaster 

We previously told you that Volcano Bay will feature a state-of-the-art marquee attraction…but we were mum on the details. Well, I’m excited to finally share details about what will be the park’s star experience: Krakatau Aqua Coaster. 

Krakatau Aqua Coaster will be a first-of-its-kind aqua coaster in Florida — and it’ll be a fun adventure for the entire family. You’ll board specially-designed canoes that seat up to four. Then, you’ll be propelled downwards – and upwards – through the volcano’s interior peaks and valleys. You’ll twist, turn and plummet along dark passageways, be launched through sparkling waterfalls and so much more. 

And here’s a cool fun fact for you techies out there: Krakatau Aqua Coaster will use linear induction motor technology. This technology launches the canoe uphill before it immediately sends riders into a downhill plunge. This technology is also used in some of your favorite Universal attractions – like Revenge of the Mummy – and now we’re bringing it to a water attraction. 

Guests will also enjoy a new TapuTapu Wearable that features a virtual queue and interactive experiences at Universal's Volcano Bay. 

TapuTapu Wearable 

One of the main goals for Universal’s Volcano Bay was to eliminate long lines and hassles so you can focus more on having fun. And with the TapuTapu wearable, you’ll be able to do just that. When you arrive to the park, you’ll receive a TapuTapu wearable (at no extra charge) that will allow you to do the following with a simple tap: 

You will be able to virtually wait in line while you play in other areas of the park. The wearable will alert you when it’s time for you to ride so you can head to the attraction. 

Volcano Bay features various “tap-to-play” experiences– all designed exclusively by Universal’s award-winning creative team. With just a tap of TapuTapu, you’ll be able to trigger special effects throughout the park. You can control streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shoot water cannons at other guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River and illuminate images in the volcano’s hidden caves. 

And there’s more! More information about TapuTapu and special guest features will be released soon. 

Tickets Available Nov. 15 

And the best news of all is: now you can start to plan your getaway to Universal’s Volcano Bay! Tickets for the park will go on sale on November 15. 

More details about Universal’s Volcano Bay will be revealed over time. Be sure to sign up for real-time updates and to stay up-to-speed on all news regarding Universal’s Volcano Bay. In the meantime, don't miss the Universal Video below!

All pictures and video: copyright Universal Studios Orlando

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Marvel Doctor Strange Review

I've watched two days ago in theater Marvel Doctor Strange and i enjoyed it quite a lot. As a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch i was awaiting the movie a lot and Cumberbatch who is such a good actor don't disappoint and is just perfect in Doctor Strange. The other cast is great too, starting by Tilda Swinton who is just as good if not better than Benedict. Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent too but I was less impressed by Mads Mikkelsen, playing the villain Kaecilius. He's okay but sometime i have the feeling that Marvel has forgot Alfred Hitchcock famous rule "better is the villain, better will be the movie".

That said, and although the story might be a bit complicated to follow for young children the visual effects of the folding cities and the Astral voyages of Dr Strange are impressive and faithful to the psychedelic dimension of the comic books. It's an origin movie with the usual flaws it can have but for the most it's pretty enjoyable. It still have the limits of super-heroes movie and you can feel it in the treatment of what the movie is talking about - the dimensions of the mind - that the authors don't have experienced "physically" what it is really. So, let's say that it is a typical superficial Hollywood treatment of this kind of subject and i couldn't stop thinking what a great movie it would have been with a more arty director and not a major company behind the production wanted to make sure it'll be a commercial success.

One last thing, and it's about the music composed by Michael Giacchino. If we except the main theme which is fine, i didn't find him very inspired for the rest but it was also a movie difficult to illustrate musically. Anyway, go and watch it, and make sure to stay to the very end of the credits as there is two bonus scenes! The 3D is specially impressive during the Astral voyages, some of the best 3D we've seen. And don't miss Stan Lee cameo, too!

Picture and video: copyrightt Marvel - Disney

Johnny Depp will co-star in the 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel, also makes a cameo in the first movie released on Nov. 18 !

Johnny Depp  will co-star in the 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel, and Johnny also makes a cameo in the first movie released on Nov. 18!

From Hollywood Reporter: "The actor will make a cameo in the first installment, due out Nov. 18.
Johnny Depp had better start picking out a patronus. 

The actor will co-star in the sequel to the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The first installment of the Warner Bros.' magical franchise is due out in theaters on Nov. 18 and stars Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, who is making his way to the Magical Congress of the United States of America in the 1920s when his magical beasts escape from his expanding briefcase.

Depp will be making a cameo in Fantastic Beasts, but his character is being kept under wraps so audiences will have to keep an eye out.

David Yates will return to the director's chair for the follow-up, which has already been dated for Nov. 16, 2018.

During a fan event earlier this month in Hollywood, J.K. Rowling made a surprise announcement that she has finished the plot for five films in the Fantastic Beast franchise. (The franchise was previously reported as a trilogy.)

The world of witchcraft and wizardry seems like a perfect fit for the actor who is known for such fantastical cinematic roles as Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow."

Update: Hypable has a source involved with the film who says Johnny Depp is playing the character named  Grindelwald. You won’t see his face in the first movie — just the back of his head. In fact, the below still depicts Depp in a recently released Fantastic Beasts preview. This shot above is supposed to appear at the very start of the movie, to be released Nov 18.

Always about Johnny, from Deadline: "Johnny Depp has signed with CAA, the agency announced this morning. This is a shocker, and an exceptional development on multiple levels starting with the fact that stars long tenured with one agency, who’ve carried billion-dollar franchises, don’t often move. Some will simply read this as a big “get” for CAA in a continuing rivalry with UTA that ratcheted up last year when nearly a dozen CAA agents jumped to UTA and took clients including Will Ferrell and rising star Chris Pratt. Others will see this as a star in a crisis moment making a course change after recent movies didn’t work, and a loud marital breakup cast him in an unflattering light in the tabloid cross hairs." More in the full Deadline article HERE.