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Disney Parks and Experiences Previewed at D23 Expo

Today at D23 Expo 2022, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared a look into the future for Disney theme parks and beyond, with announcements that continue to defy expectations and inspire imagination. Highlights included the expansion of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort with a third attraction; a first look at the Disney …

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Wizarding World Celebrates Back to Hogwarts

The Wizarding World Back to Hogwarts celebrations returned to London’s King’s Cross this week for the first time since 2019. The event, hosted by British broadcasters Vick Hope and Sam Thompson, saw hundreds of Gryffindors, Slytherins, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs gathering to join a live countdown. The departure board, which signaled the Hogwarts Express train to …

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Disney+ Day Brings Thor, Obi-Wan Kenobi Doc and Much More!

Disney+ Day will deliver even more excitement to subscribers with additional content premiering globally on September 8 as well as celebrations across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. New titles include Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder and Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return. Also coming …

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After Hours Haunted Houses Coming to Universal Studios

For the first time ever, multi award-winning artist The Weeknd is joining forces with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to inspire all-new, terrifying haunted houses based on his record-breaking After Hours album. Beginning September 2 at Universal Orlando Resort and on September 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests will spiral into the twisted mind of …

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Jupiter’s Claim Set From Nope Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

The original Jupiter’s Claim set from Jordan Peele’s expansive new horror epic, Nope, will be featured exclusively at Universal Studios Hollywood (Book your trip via Expedia) as a new attraction on the world-famous Studio Tour, beginning Friday, July 22, in tandem with the theatrical release of the new summer event film from Universal Pictures and …

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Super Nintendo World Opening Early 2023 at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood today revealed new details of the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride at Super Nintendo World, opening in early 2023 (Book your trip via Expedia). You can watch a sneak peek of the ride below! When Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge opens in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests and fans will …

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Nighttime Spectaculars Return to Disneyland Resort

Marking another milestone in its phased reopening, Disneyland Resort (Book your trip via Expedia) today welcomes the return of three fan-favorite nighttime spectaculars: “Main Street Electrical Parade” and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular come home to Disneyland Park for a limited time, and “World of Color” resumes performances at Disney California Adventure Park. During this special …

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The Price Is Right Tour to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

To celebrate 50 golden years as a game show on television, CBS Original The Price Is Right is hitting the road. The coast-to-coast tour will make 50 stops across the country. The tour will give America the opportunity to play games, score prizes, and enter for a chance to win a grand prize of fifty …

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Showtime and The Ritz-Carlton to Offer The First Lady Suites

Showtime and The Ritz-Carlton (Book your trip via Expedia), part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands, today announced the companies are teaming up to create The First Lady Suites, in celebration of the new anthology drama series. Beginning in April, select Ritz-Carlton properties will feature presidential suites reimagined as The First Lady Suites, offering …

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Ewan McGregor Stars in Expedia Super Bowl Spot

Today, the Expedia Super Bowl spot was released and it features acclaimed actor and intrepid traveler Ewan McGregor (upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi) challenging viewers to prioritize life experiences gathered through travel. Expedia brings the message that experiences in life matter most, not the stuff. To help people discover the value of experiences over things for themselves, …

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Mountain Lake Lodge Hosts The Real Dirty Dancing

America’s passion for all things Dirty Dancing comes full circle on February 1st at 9:00 PM ET/PT with the premiere of FOX‘s celebrity dance competition, The Real Dirty Dancing, filmed at the resort where it all began 35 years ago – Mountain Lake Lodge (Book your trip via Expedia). The lodge is located in the …

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The Holidays Return to Universal Studios Hollywood!

Everything isn’t back to normal in the world, but we have one thing to celebrate. This year the holidays have returned to Universal Studios Hollywood, and Vital Thrills (me, in particular) got to check it all out! The place was packed, and yes, they were checking vaccination cards/recent negative Covid tests. In fact, there was …

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Disney Parks Previews Upcoming Rides, Shows & More

Today at Destination D23, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared a look at new ways Disney is connecting fans to the stories they love most through innovative projects coming to life around the world. From joining the Guardians of the Galaxy for an intergalactic adventure at EPCOT and suiting up at Avengers …

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The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience Coming to Select Cities

Has anyone read what Lady Whistledown has written as of late? This winter, Her Majesty is delighted to invite you to The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience, coming to select cities across the globe in 2022. These events will undoubtedly be the talk of The Ton and mark the beginning of the much anticipated social …

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Castles, Monorails and More Join Disney+ Series Behind the Attraction

Disney+ announced today that five new episodes for the original series Behind the Attraction, executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, and Brian Volk-Weiss from The Nacelle Company, will start streaming on Wednesday, August 25. These additional episodes will center on the following attractions: The Castles, Disneyland Hotel, it’s a …

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Behind the Attraction: Trailer for the Disney Parks Series

Disney+ today revealed the official trailer for Behind the Attraction, which debuts on the streaming service on July 21. You can watch the trailer using the player below! Narrated by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), the 10-part series gives viewers an exclusive peek “behind the curtain” of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks …

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Chaos at Hogwarts and Wizards Take Flight VR Experiences Coming

WarnerMedia has announced the opening date for two all-new interactive Harry Potter virtual reality experiences – Chaos at Hogwarts and Wizards Take Flight. The ground-breaking experiences will debut exclusively at the newly opened Harry Potter New York flagship store on July 15, 2021 and will give fans of the Wizarding World and thrill seekers the …

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The Haunting of Hill House Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

For the first time ever, Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series The Haunting of Hill House will bring its ominous presence to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in all-new mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, which is officially back beginning in September. Upon its release, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House became a worldwide phenomenon of …

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Stranger Things: The Experience Coming to NYC, SF and London

Event discovery platform Fever has announced that Stranger Things: The Experience is coming to New York (book here), San Francisco (book here) and London (book here) following the success of Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience. The year is 1985. The town is Hawkins. But the locations are New York and San Francisco. Netflix and Fever …

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Behind the Attraction to Premiere on Disney+ July 16

Disney attractions around the world have long been enchanting visitors in magical ways for generations. To celebrate the July 30 release of the Disney feature film Jungle Cruise, inspired by the Disney Parks attraction which debuted in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland park, Disney+ will premiere all episodes of its newest original series Behind …

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