4 May 2015, 10:04 am
Top Ways to Mix and Mingle With Marvel Super Heroes in Orlando
With the highly-anticipated film Avengers: Age of Ultron dominating the theaters this past weekend, Marvel super hero fans are chomping at the bit for more super hero interaction. Luckily, you don’t have to look farther than Orlando to get your Marvel super hero fix. From super hero islands to stores where you can create your own super hero, and even the chance to rub elbows with Spider-Man, here are the top ways to get your Marvel Super Hero kicks in Central Florida:
Marvel Store Disney Springs – Disney Springs has now become a hot spot for Marvel fun. In fact, the former United World Soccer storefront at Disney’s new Disney Springs has been undergoing a transformation into the Superhero Headquarters in recent months and this past week, the store finally opened. Walt Disney World guests can now shop all things Marvel including clothing, toys, collectibles and comic books.
Also unique to the store is a green-screen photo opportunity, where guests can have their likeness fused with a Marvel super hero and printed onto posters and comics. Super Hero Headquarters is open daily, from 10am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday, and 10am to 11:30pm Friday to Saturday.
Marvel Super Hero Island – There is no better place to satisfy your super hero needs than on an island full of Marvel characters. Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Studios Orlando is where thrill seekers go to experience what it’s like to actually be a super hero. That’s because Marvel Super Hero Island is home to thrilling rides like:
• The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
• The Incredible Hulk Coaster
• Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
• Storm Force Accelatron
In addition to the rides, Marvel Super Hero Island offers super hero-themed dining options like Captain America Diner and Café 4, headquarters of the Fantastic Four. There is also plenty of Marvel Super Hero shopping including Spider-Man Shop, Marvel Alterniverse Store, Comic Book Shop and more.
Marvel Character Meet-n-Greets – A super hero island wouldn’t be complete without Marvel characters themselves. That’s why guests can typically find The X-Men’s Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Cyclops, Captain America and Spider-Man venturing out for pictures and autographs with fans. The Marvel villains can also be found lurking their way around the park including Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis Green Goblin and Fantastic Four’s bad guy Dr. Doom.
29 April 2015, 10:04 am
LEGOLAND Hotel and Heartlake City Open This Summer
It promises to be one busy and thrilling summer at LEGOLAND Florida as the Orlando theme park welcomes two new attractions beginning with LEGOLAND Hotel on May 15 followed by Heartlake City!
You’ve walked amongst LEGO cities at Miniland U.S.A., rode your own LEGO boats and cars, been on a quest for CHI in the new The Quest for Chi thrill ride, and walked in the gorgeous botanical gardens that were once home to Cypress Gardens, and now this May you get to take your LEGOLAND Florida experience one step farther by spending the night amongst your favorite LEGO figures at LEGOLAND Hotel!
Located right at the main entrance to LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Hotel offers 152 guest rooms themed after one of four LEGO lines – Pirates, Kingdom, Adventure or Friends Rooms. Each room includes two separate sleeping quarters, with a king-size bed for adults and a separate area for up to three children with a trundle bed and TV.
In addition to the themed rooms, LEGOLAND Hotel also offers nightly entertainment including:
● LEGO building contests
● More than 2,000 LEGO models throughout the hotel created out of more than two million LEGO bricks
● A special kid check-in, in front of the mini-figure wall made up of 5,000 mini-figures
● A castle play area complete with a pirate ship surrounded by a moat filled with LEGO bricks in the lobby
● Kids build activities with Master Model Builders
● Disco Elevator, where riders can dance under the light of a disco ball
● Early admission to LEGOLAND Florida
● Guests can even take a stroll on the boardwalk overlooking Lake Eloise
Immediately after the opening of LEGOLAND Hotel, LEGOLAND Florida will also welcome Heartlake City, the new land based on the popular LEGO Friends line of toys. Heartlake City will include adventures for all ages like the highly-anticipated horse-themed disc coaster called Mia’s Riding Adventure, as well as an interactive show “Friends to the Rescue,” and new shops inside Heartlake Mall.
Heartlake City is expected to open sometime this summer. Stay tuned for more details.
While you wait for both new attractions at LEGOLAND Florida to open, you can always experience the rest of the park’s LEGO fun with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
27 April 2015, 12:24 pm
Inside Terminator 2 3D at Universal Orlando
Imagine a ride where you get to travel to the future and help defeat menacing cyborgs from taking over mankind. That is exactly what you’ll get to do on the popular 3D ride Terminator 2 3D at Universal Studios Florida.
It all started in 1996 when Oscar-winners James Cameron and Stan Winston collaborated with designer Gary Goddard to create a multi-dimensional stage sequel to their blockbuster film ‘Terminator.” If you are unfamiliar with the movie it involves the artificial intelligent computer system, Skynet, who realizes that the biggest threat to world peace is humans themselves and wages a decades-long war against them.
In Universal Orlando’s version, guests take a guided tour of Cyberdyne Systems, the inventors of Skynet. As you watch the “Imagine the future” propaganda video it is suddenly interrupted by John and Sarah Connor form the films. They have hacked into the feed and begin warning civilians to evacuate before they blow up the building. This is where guests will finally get the chance to step inside the hit film and fight their way through the apocalyptic wasteland as they take a seat in the 700-seat main auditorium. Just as guests are seated the Connors enter, followed by the liquid metal T-1000 sent from the future to kill them. Fortunately following the T-1000 is the robot assassin who has been reprogrammed to be good. He eventually and saves the boy and the T-1000 chases the boy and the good robot through a time portal into the future, sucking guests along with them for the ride.
What ensues is an unforgettable ride that combines 3D cinematography, digital graphics and live-action stunts for an experience you won’t forget. Terminator 2 3D’s sophisticated technology integrates the real with the imaginary so you’ll have a hard time distinguishing what is real on the three walls of screens and what is make-believe. Just as you’re trying to figure it out you’ll feel objects whirl past you as the battle heats up. This is just one example of how Terminator 2 3D completely immerses you in the robot human battle both on and of screen.
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