Star Wars was purchased early on in 2013 by Disney. This buy out cost Disney a total of $4 Billion Dollars but the result is that their investment will be returned to them tenfold throughout the next decade. Already Disney is developing new video games based around Star Wars, their developing new Star Wars films with the first one almost completed filming and their also designing new cartoon Star Wars films as well. Disney revealed this month that they will be adding a series of Star Wars Attractions to their theme parks throughout the world.
Disney openly said that they have plans to make new additions to their theme parks which would be Indiana Jones themed and Star Wars themed. This is obviously to compete with Orlando Studios which owns the rights to the Harry Potter theme park which has been pulling a large amount of business away from Disney.
Though being able to enter the Death Star and roam the halls of the Jedi Order would be some of the best experiences known to man. It would allow for Disney to once again reign supreme in the theme park industry. These theme parks are said to begin production in the upcoming weeks with Disney hoping to open them up to the general public by the time of the release of the new Star Wars Film.
The new Star Wars film will re-unite the old stars from the original series and also bring on new characters. Our beloved fans will be fighting what is left of the Empire.
The National Corvette Museum located in Kentucky was unfortunately devastated by a sinkhole which took away some of the most classic Corvette’s known to history in February. Obviously being an unknown phenomenon which could be extremely dangerous, officials wanted to make this sinkhole an attraction which would bring more visitors to their museum and thus by allow for the museum to earn more money. Those who witnessed this event said that the Corvette’s that fell into the sinkhole looked like Matchbox Cars by the time they had stopped falling to their demise.
“We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit of what it was like, but after receiving more detailed pricing, the cost outweighs the benefit. It would put the museum in a position where we wouldn’t be able to turn a profit for another decade, that profit being estimated by the maximum number of tickets being sold per day. This along with the mass amount of safety hazards that could come with making this sinkhole an attraction lead us to not making the sinkhole an attraction” Wendell Strode, the museum’s executive director, told AP.
None the less the sinkhole has yet to be completely filled up as of right now in the National Corvette Museum. This means that visitors can still see the sinkhole until it is completely filled up with dirt, concrete and various supporting devices such as rhubarb wire.
USA Today recently did an article where they showcased the top ten roller coasters in Northern America (USA – Canada). Everyone expected that there wouldn’t be one Canadian Coaster to make the list but to everyone’s surprise the Leviathan, a roller coaster located at Canada’s Wonderland near Toronto, was rated the fifth best roller coaster in all of Northern America.
Canada’s Wonderland is one of three theme parks located in Canada. They were the first theme park in Canada and they still to this day remain the most popular theme park in Canada. The reason for this is because Canada’s Wonderland is located roughly twenty minutes outside of Toronto, Ontario. Toronto being the largest city in Canada. Millions upon millions of people flock to Canada’s Wonderland every summer to experience the various attraction they have to offer. The Leviathan is the latest roller coaster to come out of Canada’s Wonderland, it has become so famous that Negative G-Force Junkies have traveled from the USA to Canada to experience the Leviathan.
The Leviathan is an incredible coaster that goes a maximum of 306 feet in the air, the track for this coaster is 5486 Feet. This adrenaline pumping roller coaster also drops by eighty degree’s at the insane speed of ninety two miles per hour. It is by far the fastest roller coaster in Canada. You can go to Canada’s Wonderland and experience this coaster, instead of waiting hours in the line you can buy a special pass which lets you avoid the lines. This means you can experience this coaster round after round while everyone else waits for an hour or more.
Silver Dollar City in Missouri is one of the more popular theme parks in the United States of America. People from all around the nation flock to this theme park every summer in order to experience the incredible roller coasters and attractions they offer. This park has been in operation since May 1st, 1960. Ever since then with each passing year their popularity increases, since 1997 they’ve offered the famed attraction “Geyser Gulch”. Unfortunately this will be the last summer that you can experience this beloved attraction for Silver Dollar City has announced that they will be closing this attraction for good come the end of this year’s season.
The Gulch is officially shutting down its doors on Sunday, August 3rd. Silver Dollar City has tried to put their fans minds at ease by telling them that their taking down this attraction in order to make way for something bigger and better. There are many who don’t know what The Gulch. It’s a theme park attraction that consists of slides, water guns and various other water park attractions. Theme parks all around the world have followed by their example and created their own versions of The Gulch. Canada’s Wonderland has done this, every Six Flags offers their own version of The Gulch and various other theme parks around the world also followed by SDC’s example.
Silver Dollar City has yet to reveal as to what is replacing The Gulch. People suspect that their making for either a new water park or a new rollercoaster. Regardless you can expect a great new attraction to come from SDC.
It was recently revealed that Disney Land would be getting a new attraction for their visitors to enjoy. This new attraction will be designed around the new film property Frozen which has become ten times more famous then Tangled or any of the other Disney movies. The reason as to why Frozen has become so popular is because it’s the first Disney Movie that focused on current issues in the world such as divorce and more. This movie hit home to a large amount of its viewers which is why it has become so widely popular around the world. Also with the help of Vine and other social media outlets the song “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” has also allowed for the movie to be viewed by people who have never even watched a Disney Movie.
Robert A. Iger is the Chief Executive Officer at Disney Land and today he revealed the following, “It is a thrill to announce that we are creating a series of new Frozen Attractions within Disney Land. One of the new attractions will be a roller coaster designed around the winter season, we plan to make the Frozen Rollercoaster one of the largest in our park as well. This in return will allow for people who have yet to watch the movie but want to go on the rollercoaster learn about Frozen. Disney has already said that it plans to make Frozen a trilogy series of movies, creating a series of attractions based around the movie property only made sense.”
It is unclear as to when they attractions will be opened to the public.
Comcast is one of the largest companies operating within the United States. They own NBC Universal which is one of the largest Television Broadcasting Stations in the world. They showcase The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Community, The Voice, Days of Our Lives, Parks and Reaction and Revolution. These are just some of the shows that they offer to their millions upon millions of viewers.
Comcast has been hard as work creating a Harry Potter world within Universal Studios. Previously they had the Hogwarts Express, Oliverander Wands, a Brewery and plenty more. Universal Studios and Comcast have now created Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. This is the biggest undertaking to ever occur at Universal Studios, costing Universal Studios millions upon millions of dollars. This investment will be returned to them at Billions of people around the world love Harry Potter and will flock to the Alley Way in order to feel like they have entered into the world of Harry Potter.
Universal Studios CEO Ronald Meyer said the following, “It is a thrill to watch the world of Harry Potter be created before your eyes. I was nearly sixty when these films first arrived on the scene and I watched children all around the world fall in love with its unique magical effects. I knew that once I became CEO of Universal Studios it would be the main goal to recreate the world of Harry Potter on the Universal Studios Property.”
Playstation Plus, a service offered by Playstation which allows for Playstation 3 Gamers to download free video games and receive special content that makes for an incredible gaming experience went down today. A group of hackers took it upon themselves to attack various video game related companies earlier on this week, taking down the Call of Duty Ghosts online as well as Playstation Plus in the process.
This is a massive hit to Sony Entertainment as this means Playstation Plus gamers won’t be able to play the games they’ve downloaded through the service. The reason for this is because any game downloaded for free by a Playstation Plus member cannot play the game after they’ve ended their Playstation Plus Membership, if the game can’t realize that you’re a PS Plus Member then you can’t play the game. Sony Entertainment, the creators behind Playstation Plus realized that this hack had occurred after they received a mass amount of backlash from Facebook Users and Twitter Users.
Once Sony Entertainment realized that their Playstation Plus Service had been hacked they took it upon themselves to find out how this happened, who did it and how it can be resolved. Unfortunately Sony couldn’t figure out how the hackers got onto their system of who they we’re but Sony was able to reverse the hack, thus by allowing for the PS Plus service to once again be used and for gamers to enjoy their free downloadable games.
Playstation Plus costs $50 a year, it allows for gamers to receive free games and use the online service for the Playstation 4.
Call of Duty, the most profitable video game series ever created will stop being created for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in two years time. This announcement came to light after Activision held a press conference this morning explaining the recent shut down of online functionality on Call of Duty Ghosts.
Activision noted that they have to stop creating Call of Duty games for the last generation in two years as their software will be too far advanced for the last generation consoles to handle. Though this announcement has upset a large amount of last generation gamers it has also sparked new found excitement for the video game series. The reason for this is because Call of Duty has been using the same software since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the first call of duty for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Fans of the series have grown tired of the poor visuals and have demanded more, Activision responding with a new software for the series on the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the latest call of duty installment to be announced with be available for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Activision will use the software created for Advanced Warfare throughout the next eight years, improving on the softwares capabilities with each passing game. Fans of the series will also be happy to know that COD has been switched to a three year schedule. Allowing for the games to become that much better of an experience.
Scarlett Johansson, more commonly known as her character from the Marvel Universe “Black Widow” appeared at WonderCon this year through a trailer for her new movie “Lucy”. The Director, Luc Besson showcased the first trailer for the movie at WonderCon. During the trailer you notice that Mr. Johansson’s character has been forced to take a super drug that allows for her to use more than 10% of her brain power. This in return gives her incredibly mental and physical abilities that she can’t grasp.
During the film she takes it upon herself to go on a quest that will be filled with death, blood and horror. The quest that Lucy goes on is to find the men who forced her this drug and make them pay for the actions they committed on her. The movie shows it’s sexy and action paced theme in one scene where Lucy gives a man a seductive look and then spreads her legs. As the man goes towards Lucy she takes his life, retrieves his gun and escapes from the cell where she’s been forced to stay.
The best thing about this film is that since Lucy can use 20% of her brain power she no longer needs to be concerned with religious beliefs, morality of sympathy. Once you access twenty percent of your brain power those feeling essentially disappear and you are made into a rational thinker, making every move by what it best for the long outcome. This in return makes for an exciting film that everyone should go see.
Captain America: The Winter Solider, the sequel to marvels highly popular movie series “Captain America” continued to remain as the number one blockbuster movie for a third week in a row. During its third weekend in the theatres Captain America was able to bring in $26.6 Million. The film has crossed over the $200 Million mark alone within the United States of America. All together Captain America: The Winter Solider has been able to bring in $586.6 Million with that number rising every day.
Johnny Depp’s new movie “Transcendence” opened this week in the box office. Recently Mr. Depp has been under fire as an A-List actor due to two flops at the box office, the first being Dark Shadows and the second being The Lone Ranger. Transcendence marks the third film he’s been a part of that has become a flop at the box office with Transcendence only bringing in an estimated $11.2 Million. Transcendence was under a $100 Million production budget, if the movie doesn’t earn over $100 million dollars the studio behind the movie will lose a large amount of money.
Rio 2, the sequel to the highly popular cartoon movie came in second place at the box office this weekend. They were able to earn $22.5 Million, this marks the second week that the film has been in theatres. The third film, “Heaven is for real” was another opening movie for this weekend and they were able to earn $21.5 Million. A Haunted House 2, a movie from the Wayans brothers was only able to earn $9.1 Million on its debut.