Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will officially open on April 6 in Universal Studios Florida.
You’ll be able to get the ultimate "Tonight Show" experience by getting up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious moments before taking off on a wild race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself. Your race course includes New York’s biggest landmarks, sight, sounds, and even smells (New York City pizza)! But you’re racing Jimmy Fallon, which you know means surprises! So hold on tight for the wackiest race on earth.
"Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" will be the first attraction to feature a Virtual Line experience at Universal Studios Florida.
You’ll be able to access this new system through The Official Universal Orlando Resort App or at kiosks located outside the attraction entrance. This allows you to virtually wait in line while still enjoying the rest of Universal Studios. When it’s your time, just head back to attraction, head inside, and get ready for the race of a lifetime.
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The streets of Universal Studios Florida will be filled with all of the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras and some of the biggest names in music will take the stage from Feb. 4–March 25.
Headliners performing at this year’s event include girl group Fifth Harmony, multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo, country singer-songwriter Toby Keith and the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. Check out the complete line up below:
- February 4: Trace Adkins
- February 11: Ne-Yo
- February 18: Collective Soul
- February 19: X Ambassadors
- February 25: Fifth Harmony
- March 4: Kool & the Gang
- March 5: Olivia Newton-John
- March 11: UB40
- March 12: Toby Keith
- March 18: Jason Derulo
- March 19: Earth, Wind & Fire
- March 25: The All-American Rejects
The family-friendly Mardi Gras parade brings you the sweet sounds of the bayou, dozens of vibrant dancers, stilt performers and floats straight from N’awlins. This year’s parade will feature SIX all-new floats themed to mythical creatures including:
- Manticore’s Majesty
- The Rise of the Garuda
- The Dance of the Dragon
- Phoenix from the Flames
- Garden Sprites
- The Flight of the Pegasus
Mardi Gras will run 50 consecutive nights with more opportunities to see the glittering Mardi Gras parade, hear the sweet sounds of The Big Easy with live bands straight from Bourbon Street and enjoy flavorful Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard.
Mardi Gras festivities are included with your Universal Studios Florida admission.
Celebrate Star Wars Like Never Before at an All-New, Hollywood-Inspired Party.
Star Wars Event Admission Starting at $129.00 Per Ticket.
Experience an epic premiere party where the Star Wars film saga comes to life around you! Don a costume for this galactic gala, the first of the new Star Wars events for the entire family coming to Disney Hollywood Studios on April 14, 2017 (7:00 PM to midnight)!
Enjoy special shows and activities for everyone, including:
- Hollywood Arrival: Make your entrance walking the red carpet.
- Special Star Wars Character Sightings and Greetings: Look out for Boba Fett, Storm Troopers and more!
- Rebel Base: Dance the night away at this DJ-hosted party featuring a stunning projection of Yavin Base.
- Celebrity Chat/Behind the Magic: Attend an interview with one of the stars from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- Unique, Park-Wide Scavenger Hunt: Search for the Death Star plans throughout the park and capture your experience to share on social media.
- Dimensional Photo Backdrops: Feel like you’re in the middle of the action as some of the most iconic Star Wars scenes surround you.
- Unique Food and Keepsakes: Treat yourself to galactic-themed bites and special souvenirs, available for purchase.
- Fireworks: End the evening with a nighttime spectacular bursting with memorable Star Wars moments.
Plus, ride Star Wars themed, Disney Hollywood Studios attractions and more!
Attractions Available All Night Long
Explore a cinematic assortment of theme park adventures, inspired by some of your favorite films—only at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Attractions available throughout the event include:
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars Launch Bay
- Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
- Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
- Toy Story Mania!
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- The Great Movie Ride
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
In addition, be on the lookout for Star Wars Character encounters taking place in-and-around Star Tours – The Adventures Continue throughout the night!
More info on the Disney Website.
Disney has been showing a new Disney Kids TV streaming box at CES 2017. The box is designed with young children in mind and will feature Disney themes such as Frozen, Mickey Mouse and more.
The box will be based on the Android OS and will have similar streaming capabilities to the many android boxes already on the market. The box will come pre-loaded with Disney content, films, TV shows and games. The content will be ad-free.
As an optional add-on a Disney branded game controller will also be available for $39.
Disney hasn't given any actual release dates yet other than it should be released sometime in 2017. The box will be priced at $99
The Secret Life of Pets joins Universal's Superstar Parade with two new floats and a rockin' musical performance.
The star characters from The Secret Life of Pets have brought New York City's edgy urban vibe to the streets of Universal Studios Florida. Every day, you'll be able to laugh at the hilarious antics of Max and his friends Duke, Leonard, Gidget, Chloe and more.
Parkour gymnast performers will flip, balance and rebound on the Central Park float to an upbeat soundtrack, while dancers whirl across the streets.
Also, throughout the day you can meet your favorite pet characters as the floats and performers put on a special show and "meet and greet" in front of Mel's Drive-In. Get your camera ready to snap a photo with your favorite pet and even talk to them as well!
Universal's Superstar Parade performs daily.
some more details HERE
New Star Wars experiences are coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios beginning mid December. The announcement made today at Walt Disney World Resort noted that some of the coming additions are inspired by "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" that opens in theaters worldwide on 16th Dec.
Premiering this Month
Star Wars Launch Bay - a multi-sensory space celebrating all things Star Wars - is now updated with authentic replicas from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" joining other Star Wars memorabilia in the preview gallery. Making-of footage from "Rogue One" has been added to the "Meet the Makers" film featured in Star Wars Launch Bay.
In the popular daytime stage show "Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away," guests will get a first look at AWR Troopers from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Outfitted in their specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam, these soldiers serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic, a highly placed officer within the Advance Weapons Research (AWR) division of the Empire. A new Troopers sequence will join the show 16 Dec Performances daily.
The fan favorite nighttime show, "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular," will return to Disney's Hollywood Studios on December 16 and will join "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" as a second nightly fireworks spectacular at the park through Dec. 31. The show will continue to be presented in 2017.
Starting mid-December, randomized tracks will be returning to Star Tours - the Adventures Continue, the popular attraction that uses motion simulator-based technology. Instead of each ride experience launching from the planet of Jakku, the attraction will be randomised to both start and end at different locations for every galactic journey. New scenes from "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will be added to Star Tours in the coming year.
New in 2017
For the ultimate fan comes the ultimate tour. An all-new Star Wars guided tour is a seven-hour immersion in all the park's current Star Wars experiences. Here's what it includes:
- A Star Wars "all-in-the-know" tour guide
- Priority boarding for Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
- Encounter two Star Wars characters (Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) at Star Wars Launch Bay
- An in-depth, insider's tour around Star Wars Launch Bay
- Screening of "Star Wars: Path of the Jedi"
- Enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items during dinner at Backlot Express
- A spot in the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which includes themed sweets and specialty beverages, as well as reserved viewing for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show
This latest flight of additions celebrating the Star Wars saga continues to elevate the Star Wars presence at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Entire Star Wars-themed lands are now under construction at the theme park and at Disneyland Park in California.
The Holidays are officially in full swing at Universal Orlando Resort. From the heart-warming merriment of Who-ville to the 15th anniversary of Macy's Holiday Parade, there's no place like Universal Orlando for the holidays.
Celebrate Grinchmas with The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville in "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular". You can catch performances of this live, musical show multiple times during the day at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Throughout Seuss Landing, Grinchmas comes to life with caroling Whos, larger than life decorations and encounters with the mean, green one himself.
Over at Universal Studios Florida prepare to marvel at larger than life balloons from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Enjoy them, along with dozens of performers spreading the holiday cheer, in the 15th anniversary Macy's Holiday Parade.
New to this year's parade is the "Virginia" balloon from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus newspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as "Mother Ginger" from The Nutcracker.
Also at Universal Studios Florida, on select nights, listen to some electrifying holiday classics performed by renowned Christmas sensation, Mannheim Steamroller.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your loved ones at Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, daily now through 1st January 2017.