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Star Wars Launch Bay

by David Yeh on November 25, 2015

Season of the Force has arrived at Disneyland and one of the new attractions anchoring its takeover of Tomorrowland is the Star Wars Launch Bay. The Disney Parks Blog announced the space as a new area that will “offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.” The Launch Bay occupies the lower floor of the Tomorrowland Expo Center (originally Innoventions) while the upstairs is occupied by the Marvel Super Hero HQ. So how is the new space? Let’s take a closer look to see what it’s all about.

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Star Wars Rebels “Stealth Strike”

by Brian Curran on November 25, 2015

When a new Imperial ship uses a super weapon to capture Ezra, Commander Sato and his crew, Kanan and Rex must go undercover to rescue their rebel compatriots and destroy the weapon.

Kanan and Rex go undercover as Stormtroopers in a solo mission when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Cel-Who-Brates Grinchmas

by David Yeh on November 24, 2015

The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Rings in the Holiday Season:
Universal Studios Hollywood Cel-Who-brates with 21 Days of “Grinchmas” and Universal CityWalk Decks the Hall with Free Concerts, Nightly Snowfall and Special Appearances by Santa Claus

Universal’s Winter Wonderland Holiday Festivities Take Place
November 27 through New Year’s Day 2016

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Newly Introduced Annual Passes
Add Christmas Cheer as Perfect Stocking Stuffer Gifts

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Movie Review: The Good Dinosaur

by Kris Van de Sande on November 24, 2015

What if, 65 million years ago the asteroid, that was headed to earth, missed his mark? That’s the basic premise of The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s latest film. We follow Arlo, a young Apathosaurus and his unlikely human friend called Spot. Though the film flows as it should, production took six years! Internal struggles to find the right story to tell led to the replacing of mind of the film’s cast and crew, but then again, this is Pixar. These are the same people that scrapped months of progress on Toy Story 2 because it didn’t reach their standard.

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Ride Review: Hyperspace Mountain

by David Yeh on November 19, 2015

Anaheim, CA — Season of the Force has officially arrived at Disneyland Park and one of the many changes in the seasonal takeover of Tomorrowland is Hyperspace Mountain, a new spin on the classic Space Mountain roller coaster that has been entertaining guests since 1977 (two days following Star Wars theatrical debut). Even as a kid, Space Mountain was a favorite and I couldn’t help but hear the music of John Williams in my head when careening through the cosmos. With Hyperspace Mountain, the two have finally joined forces and the result is a whole lot of fun.


In the years prior, Space Mountain first introduced music into the ride in 1996, with a sci-fi horror mixed with surf guitar soundtrack featuring Dick Dale. In 2007, Rockin’ Space Mountain was introduced with the use of music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 2009 brought Hong Kong Disneyland’s Ghost Galaxy to California (and each following Halloween) and now in 2015, Hyperspace Mountain has taken up residence.

The concept is pretty simple: the guest becomes a pilot in the Rebellion on a reconnaissance mission to destroy a Star Destroyer near the planet of Jakku. The 77 Squadron of X-Wings will assist in your mission. With Admiral Ackbar leading the charge, it’s a near guarantee you’re flying into a trap, but like all Disney attractions, you return back to base the victor after dodging the oncoming attacks of TIE Fighters.


The coaster’s on board sound system plays a crucial role in this attraction, with John Williams’ now-classic orchestral score timed to the roller coaster’s twists and turns. Projections throughout the course display X-Wing fighters flying alongside or attacking TIE Fighters. Lighting effects enhance the experience by acting as laser blasts.

There may not be as many as projections as guests will expect but it’s quite possibly the funnest version this Space Mountain has ever seen. The ride has always been one that didn’t have a story, but now that it does, it almost improves upon the overall experience and gives you something entirely new. Even non-Star Wars fans should be able to enjoy this Disneyland favorite paired to the music of Star Wars.

Hyperspace Mountain officially launches November 16, 2015 without a end date announced just yet.

“Blood Sisters” – The next episode of Star Wars Rebels!

by Brian Curran on November 14, 2015

Sabine is assigned a mission to escort a courier of secret information vital to the rebel cause to a rendezvous point. The task is quickly complicated by the arrival of Sabine’s old friend and partner, Ketsu, who is looking to collect the bounty on the courier.

Discover more about Sabine’s mysterious backstory when bounty hunter Ketsu is introduced in an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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Season of the Force debuts at Disneyland Resort

by Kris Van de Sande on November 13, 2015

Traveling to a galaxy far, far away is easier than ever for guests visiting the Disneyland Resort. Beginning Nov. 16, 2015, Star Wars Season of the Force will debut in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, giving guests daily opportunities to explore, interact and have fun with the power of the Force.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Hosts “Day of Giving”

by David Yeh on November 13, 2015

Minions, Minions and More Minions from the Popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” Ride Join Hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood Employees to Volunteer at Six Charitable Projects across Los Angeles In Support of Theme Park’s 11th Annual “Day of Giving” Community Outreach Program on Thursday, November 12
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The Force Awakens in Star Tours

by Kris Van de Sande on November 9, 2015

With the release of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney will add a brand new scene to Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

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STAR WARS REBELS “Wings of the Master”

by Brian Curran on November 8, 2015

When the rebels need a new ship to help break an Imperial blockade of a struggling planet, Hera is dispatched on a dangerous mission to meet with an eccentric ship engineer. Hera earns his trust and completes a successful test flight in the harsh conditions of the planet’s atmosphere.

Hera’s amazing piloting skills will be showcased as she embarks on a dangerous mission to acquire a new ship, the B-Wing, to turn the tide in a crucial battle against the Empire when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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