Monday, May 29, 2017

Each Water Ride of Universal Orlando Volcano Bay "Just Like If You Were There" Thanks to a Series of Great 4K POV Videos !

Universal Orlando Volcano Bay - their third theme park as they say - is now open and thanks to D&M contributor ThemeParkHD and a series of great 4K POV videos you'll be able to "ride" all the slides of this great water park "just like if you were there"! Watch out, you may get wet!

Here we go with the first video showing the great and surprising long Krakatau Aqua Coaster!

Actually ThemeParkHD has a second version of the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, and here it is.

Next, is the Maku Round raft ride.

Next video shows the Puihi Round raft ride.

Let's move to the Taniwha Tubes blue slide!

Here are the Taniwha Tubes green  slide...

...followed by a video of the Taniwha Tubes dark blue slide.

Let's go to the top of the Krakatau volcano to see the Ko'okiri Body Plunge!

By the way, there is a really nice view from the top of the volcano ( here front and back ).

Next are the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine body slides.

Next stop, the Honu Ika Moana Turtle and Whale slide, and we have two different videos for it!

Next video, the "Punga Racers"!

Let's have a look now to the Waturi Beach wave pool!

Let's move to Volcano Bay lazy river, here called TeAwa Fearless River, may be because it's not that "lazy" all the time!

Next video shows the Kopiko Wai Winding River!

The next video will show you the Runumukka Reef and Tot Tiki Reef, great water playgrounds for young children.

Here is a "full park walk through"!

And these last four videos will show you the interaction of the Tapu Tapu device that is given ( though you must give it back when you exit the park ) to each Volcano Bay guest, and the wristband unlocks hidden features located within the park.

Hope you enjoyed this tour of Volcano Bay, as you've seen it's also a paradise for Tikis fans as there are Tikis everywhere in this park! All my thanks too to the good folks of ThemeParkHD for their great videos, make sure to check regularly their new videos on ThemeParkHD Youtube channel HERE!

All Videos: copyright ThemeParkHD

Exclusive: Johnny Depp Gets Sneak-Peek at Overhauled DLP Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Reopening July 24 !

When the Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge film team made a surprise visit to Disneyland Paris, Johnny Depp was the first to check out one of the new scenes in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that will reopen on 24 July.

 For Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary, the attraction is being overhauled and will be filled with new surprises. Want to catch a glimpse of the most sought-after pirate on the seven seas? You’re in luck because Jack Sparrow will be joining the adventure—you’ll find him in two scenes at Adventureland unforgettable attraction. Johnny Depp explored these new scenes in the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction himself when he visited Disneyland Paris.

 He struck a pose next to the pirate he knows so well, Jack Sparrow, who is hiding in a barrel, still searching for new treasures.

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction has always taken centre stage in the history of Disney Parks. Inaugurated in California in 1967, it has been part of Disneyland Paris since it opened in 1992. Guests also enjoy the attraction in Orlando, Tokyo and the recently-opened Shanghai Park. Ahoy Matey! Join us from 24 July to embark on new adventures with Adventureland mischievous pirate.

In the meantime as you'll see on these latest pictures from our friends of ED92, they've started to remove scaffoldings on the repainted POTC facade and the ride will be ready for its reopening on July 24!

Pictures: copyright Disney

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pirates of Caribbean " Dead Men Tells No Tales" Short Review

A short review of the Pirates of Caribbean Dead Men Tells No Tales movie that i saw this afternoon, and i have to say that i quite liked it a lot. I know that critics didn't liked it but on Rotten Tomatoes 74% of regular viewers liked it, and i'm one of them. The main reason why i liked it is this one: it's a De luxe B movie who don't try to be a A movie. In two words, there is no pretention other than to do a fun Pirates movie and it succeed quite well, in my opinion. But if you expect something who revolutionize the genre you'll be disappointed.
 There has been so many Pirates movies in movie history that it becomes hard to find new ideas but, here too, they succeed to find some new ones for epic scenes and actors are in general convincing in the characters they're playing - except Orlando Bloom that you see just in two short scenes and who is really bad. But Kaya Scodelario playing Carina Smyth, Brenton Thwaites playing the son of Will Turner ( Orlando Bloom ), Geoffrey Rush playing Barbossa, and Javier Bardem playing Captain Salazar are all good. Johnny plays his Jack Sparrow character as he usually do so no surprises but you don't feel at all that he's tired to play it and always enjoy the new adventures of Captain Jack. Even Paul McCartney is good in his short scene ( in a jail sequence, don't miss him ). Javier Bardem in his role of Captain Salazar can even be really scary and young kids may even be a bit terrorize during his first appearance. I would go as far as to put this POTC 5 "Dean Men Tells no Tales ( in the U.S, in others countries its title is Salazar Vengeance ) at the third row after the first movie and the second one. Again, go to see it as a De Luxe B movie which has no other pretention than to entertain during two hours and hopefully you won't be disappointed.
And of course stay until the end of the end credits to watch the additional scene giving some indications about the character who may return in a POTC6 movie, if there is one.

Picture: copyright Disney