This week, The Orlando Eye unveiled their first ride capsule for the 400 foot observation wheel being built on International Drive.
The wheel will hold 30 air-conditioned ride capsules which can each seat 15 people allowing for 450 guests to ride the wheel at once. The glass enclosed capsules will give guests a full circle view of the Central Florida theme park area from atop the wheel.
To get a feeling for how big the Orlando Eye is, we took a 360 degree video of the current construction.
The Orlando Eye construction has been progressing at a rapid pace with the center section of the wheel already complete and the outer section currently being constructed. The wheel will be ready for guests in early 2015 and is part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment complex.
Anna and Elsa have taken over the duty of bringing holiday cheer to the Magic Kingdom this season. Complete with friends Kristoff and Olaf, the Frozen sisters turn Cinderella’s Castle in to a frozen ice palace.
Disney Parks Blog recorded the whole show and put it up on their Youtube channel. You can see the full video below.
The Norway pavilion at Epcot is a little quieter today as their signature ride Maelstrom closed this past weekend.
Fans gathered throughout the day on Sunday for one more ride before Maelstrom joins previous closed Disney attractions in Yesterland.
Disney recently announced the ride closure while letting fans in on what was coming next. As part of the Frozen takeover, the ride will re-open with a new theme based on the popular Anna and Elsa film in 2016.
Fans celebrating Maelstrom together on its final day.
Full ride-through of Maelstrom taken on the last evening of operation.
Disney/Pixar’s newest film is coming to theaters next summer called InsideOut. See what really happens in your head when five personified emotions run rampant.
“Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.”
A hourly auction takes place in the Purge:Anarchy scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 24. People are captured and put on the auction block to be “purged” during this live show portion of the scare zone.
MASKerade:Unstitched, one of the creepiest scare zones you’ll find at Halloween Horror Nights 24. Decaying dancers waltz the evening away under the eerie glow of a chandelier suspended above the street.
Disney and Marvel brought out all the members of the Avengers:Age of Ultron to San Diego Comic Con this past weekend.
Building on the success of the first Avengers movie, Marvel is back again with a second outing for this group of superheroes. The panel kicked off with Robert Downey Jr. taking the stage and tossing roses into the crowd.
After the introductions of the Avengers cast, a quick teaser of Avengers: Age of Ultron was shown.
You can see the full Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron panel in the videos below.
After the panel, the cast of the Avengers sat down and gave guests the opportunity to meet them.
Marvel put together some short videos with the cast of the Avengers: Age of Ultron
Diagon Alley, the one place in the Wizarding world for new wizards and witches to get everything they need for their trip to Hogwarts. We took a tour of Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment to see just what new wizards would need.
Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment is found in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.