Disney’s foundation may have been built on animation, but these days, Disney is powered by franchises. That’s especially true in the theme parks; where major expansions have recently been announced based on some of Disney’s newer, blockbuster franchises like Star Wars, Marvel and... Avatar. And while you may have no…
Announced last year for Universal Studios Japan, Nintendo-themed areas are also in the works for Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood as well, promising massive areas filled with things to do, eat and buy. Miyamoto seems overjoyed.
The Japanese city of Beppu is known for its countless hot springs and spas that pop up around them. So much so, that the city’s mayor, Yasuhiro Nagano, pledged to build an entire spa-themed amusement park—although it might not be quite as awesome as the one featured in this promotional video.
So, Disney released a “first look” at one of the Avatar characters that will populate its Pandora portion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. And it’s horrifying.
The Angry Birds theme park had long been in the works. Rovio's been angling to create a theme park in China since 2011. After years of planning, the park was finally officially opened to the public last week.
Gary Goddard has just about the coolest job in the universe. He gets to design theme park rides. Over the decades his work has appeared all over the world, in places like Universal Studios, but not everything he put to paper made it to construction.