Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Random News- Things Missed Edition. Part 1.

Good Afternoon,

Well I promised an update of all the crazy things which have been going on, most of which where missed due to the lone staff member here being out of town for the weekend. Well, It took some digging around online and checking of many various websites but I've got it now!

Let's start with Universal Orlando.
-As expected USO has raised their ticket prices, this comes not long after Disney Parks had raised all of their rates across the board. It seems like every two years if one raises prices the other shoe drops not far behind them. USO's new base ticket price is sitting at $89. An increase of $1 to match the old rate of Disney World. Orlando Sentinel- USO Ticket Price Raise

-Also over at USO the new attraction Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem has begin limited "Technical Rehearsals" to limited numbers of guests. This means they are working out the various kinks in the ride and it's not yet open for full operation. Universal stated it will be opening this summer but they have not yet announced a date, you can read the full blub about Minion Mayhem in the Orlando Sentinel!

Epcot Center.
-The new "Brave: Highland Games" attraction is now open over at Epcot Center now threw July 9th.
Orlando Theme Park News has a great photo line up and write up of this new kid-friendly attraction themed off their new Pixar movie Brave.

Magic Kingdom.
-Well Disney Parks Blog posted up a 'Sneak Peek' of the new Dueling Dumbo's snazzy interactive queue line that's hidden within the massive tent directly behind the attraction. This is where the new line will be housed as soon as the effects are completed. Personally, I like the way it looks and it seems like a lot of creativity went into this project. Check out the video below! 



DisneyLand.
Well not to leave the West Coast out, Disneyland has finally opened up the new CarsLand area to Special Guests and Annual Pass Member's as a soft opening. Needless to say it didn't take very long to photos and video to hit the interent! I've been trying for months now to get photos of the progress but none of my sources have ever panned out, so I guess we're let to folks with more time and money then me to get these photos and videos!
Theme Park Insider did a nice PhotoTour of the area.
I also found online a full ride-threw video of the big ticket attraction "Radiator Springs Racers" on YouTube! It reminds me a LOT of Test Track but with a new theme and better technology! Check it out below.


Needless to say this isn't all the news floating around in the theme park world right now! However, I'll devote another page to even more news here shortly!

Hope you've enjoyed this little news round-up, keep your eyes open for more coming soon!