The Latest News From Disney Parks, Universal Studios Resorts, and More Fan-tastical Destinations
Cinema is in its awards season, and with that comes special screening engagements for nominated films like RRR. Horror films Scream VI and Cocaine Bear are carving out fun with interactive pop-ups as they hit theaters. At the theme parks, Super Nintendo World officially announces it is coming to Epic Universe; Disney Parks gears up for a thrilling spring with Kang the Conqueror, to coincide with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; and Walt Disney World plans a BBQ inspired by Toy Story.
Read on for the latest news from Disney Parks, Meow Wolf, Universal Studios, theaters, and experiential entertainment!
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Watch RRR with star Ram Charan
#RRR FINAL TRAILER
Let the CelebRRRation begin! S.S. Rajamouli's masterpiece #RRRMovie is roaring back to over 200 theaters nationwide starting March 3rd. Tickets and theater list here: https://t.co/VUSJeHFLGW #RRRforOscars @sarigamacinemas pic.twitter.com/5xtqbQFKjJ
— Variance Films (@VarianceFilms) February 22, 2023
The movie everyone needs to see is getting a nationwide re-release starting March 3. S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR is a bromance action fantasy adventure with musical elements that’s breakneck fun for three hours, starring Telugu superstars N.T. Rama Rao JR. and Ram Charan. Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque are holding a special screening with the director and Ram Charan at the Ace Hotel in LA to kick things off (tickets for that event here) on March 1.
Check out the list of theaters here for a screening near you.
Scream VI the Experience
Enter the world of the New York City-set Scream VI in... uh, LA, where there’s a pop-up in Santa Monica for an immersive experience. You can also feed your need for horror (and burgers) with a Stabby Meal from the B.J. Novak co-founded nostalgia pop-up Chain.
Cocaine Bear movie party
Find the fun, adult-recreational-substance-themed menu at Alamo Drafthouse.
Disney After Hours
Find the listing of the full slate of parks offering extended after hours here.
Andy’s Backyard BBQ at WDW’s Hollywood Studios
Welcoming the Rodeo to Andy’s Backyard | Roundup Rodeo BBQ Behind-the-Scenes
Here’s a fun look behind-the-scenes at the making of the Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant, opening in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studio on March 23.
Toy Story-inspired food and drinks
Check out this foodie preview inspired by the world of Toy Story featuring Forky desserts and of course tons of BBQ.
Rogers the Musical is real!
Willed into existence by the power of fandom, Rogers the Musical will be heading to the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure.
Disney artist showcase at WonderGround Gallery
Artists Larissa Martinez and Ryan Riller will be debuting their incredible work from the Epcot Festival of the Arts on the West Coast during the Celebrate Soulfully event.
Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite
More fun is coming to @Disneyland this spring, with Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite and Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite! ✨ Read more about the themed entertainment, photo ops, specialty menu items, and more that are coming to these events: https://t.co/XqdTocfqfm pic.twitter.com/fH82pF313J
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 17, 2023
Find tickets before they sell out here.
Listen to the Wondrous Journeys theme song online
The centerpiece of the Disney100 show has been released as a single from artist Devan Garcia.
Kang takes on Avengers Campus
The Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania villain will be at Disney California Adventure for a limited time.
Drink the ooze!
Kathryn Newton, AKA Cassie Lang, is giving a first look at the all-new Ooze Cauldron coming to Pym Test Kitchen featuring IMPOSSIBLE at Disney California Adventure Park! Available while supplies last in celebration of #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania in theaters tonight! pic.twitter.com/MdICPPryQj
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 16, 2023
Find it at Pym’s Test Kitchen.
Big Hero 6 is coming to DCA
Work is underway to expand the animation-themed area at Disney California Adventure.
The Villas at the Disneyland Hotel
Get ready to experience the magic of Disney storytelling like never before at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, opening in Sept. 2023! ✨ Bookings will be open to the public starting on March 17. See how your favorite Disney stories will come to life: https://t.co/vzBvaIWvM7 pic.twitter.com/0CrHq2CJJI
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 22, 2023
Here’s a first look at the Disneyland Hotel’s new tower opening later this year; it will take modern contemporary layouts and blend them with Walt Disney Animation Studios classics.
Patrick Mahomes at Disneyland
He went to Disneyland! See highlights from #SuperBowl MVP @PatrickMahomes' time at the Happiest Place on Earth! #Disneyland #Disney100 #SBLVII https://t.co/y4czM7L1PZ pic.twitter.com/B6c1MsM1RG
— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) February 14, 2023
The Super Bowl MVP made it to the parks to celebrate.
World of Frozen Hong Kong Disneyland preview
Hoo-hoo 👋 Want a look at how Imagineers build a land? This land animatic of #WorldofFrozen coming to Hong Kong Disneyland shows in video what it will look like once finished. Used alongside models & concept artwork, this ensures all teams are on the same page! #FirstLookFromHKDL pic.twitter.com/ahSSF8zBO8
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 23, 2023
Okay, this animatic has us really hyped for the attractions coming to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Ghibli Park Merch
— ジブリパーク GHIBLI PARK (@ghibliparkjp) February 13, 2023
We need this Totoro and Catbus gear. Look at it! They look so cozy.
Vibes set to Ghibli music
Apple Music ジブリパークプレイリストは、こちらです♫
— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 30, 2023
If you can’t make it out to Ghibli Park just yet, here’s the official music playlist on Apple Music.
SPY X FAMILY Coming to Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan will be bringing in more anime overlays to attractions and limited time experiences inspired by SPY×FAMILY, Detective Conan, and Monster Hunter.
Super Nintendo World coming to Epic Universe
(WATCH) Universal Studios announces an all-new #SuperNintendoWorld in Orlando #EpicUniverse pic.twitter.com/7LJHPPvbsd
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 16, 2023
Okay, the worst kept secret is finally out—but we all knew it was coming. We’re hoping for the Epic Universe version to be bigger like in Japan, with space for more attractions.
E.T. Adventure official POV ride along
E.T. Adventure | Universal Studios Florida
I can almost smell the ride.
Discover Universal Podcast: E.T. Interplanetary Adventure
Discover Universal Podcast: E.T. Superfan Carson Leads Kari and David on an Interplanetary Adventure
Listen to this podcast for some awesome trivia including E.T.’s real name.
Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights
Just virtually attended the official HHN 2023 “First Swing of the Hammer” ceremony, a fun little tradition our team in Hollywood started a few years back to mark the official start of construction. There was even a bloody ribbon cutting ceremony. Dear God, it’s begun!
— John Murdy (@john_murdy) February 21, 2023
Millard Fillmore was a member of the “Whig” Party and later “The Know Nothing” party (yes that was really the name of a political party). He named his son “Millard” and he died in 1874, the same year this particular house is set!
— John Murdy (@john_murdy) February 20, 2023
If you know the answer to the clues let us know in the comments!
Oscar Party at the Academy Museum
If you’re in LA get tickets here.
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