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Immersive Super Hero Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

Details are scarce on this one, BUT Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, shared at the D23 Expo that your favorite Super Heroes are coming to Disney California Adventure park. Soon, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at the park.

These new stories will build around Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT! and create a place where you can team up with your favorite Super Heroes like never before.

Star Wars Land Details from the 2017 D23 Expo

Here it is! The news we’ve all been waiting for! We have all the details from The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation from the D23 EXPO 2017. Let’s dive right in!

First off, Star Wars Land at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  The land will open at both parks in 2019, however it will open first at Disneyland park.

Guests will be able to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.

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The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay where guests will feel like they are in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!

Speaking of the cantina, troublesome Pilot Captain Rex will be the DJ and guests will be able to try unique drinks such as blue milk.

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, and members of the First Order.

Guests will also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy.

Exact opening dates of the new lands were not announced.

Disneyland Resort Offers ‘Extra’ Extra Magic Hour to Experience Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! for Hotel Guests

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opened at Disney California Adventure park back in May and has been very popular with guests,  with some waiting over 5 hours to experience the attraction.  Fans just can’t get enough of the adventure starring their favorite characters from the films and comics and want to experience it again and again.

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So, for a limited time, Disney is  offering an exclusive perk for Disneyland Resort hotel guests: “Extra” Extra Magic Hour to enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! one hour after Disney California Adventure park closes, on select days.

Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort can enjoy “Extra” Extra Magic Hour during the following dates and times:

  • July 23 through August 30 (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)*, available one hour after park closes; separate theme park admission and valid hotel key card required

This “Extra” Extra Magic Hour offering is an additional bonus to staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. As a registered Disneyland Resort hotel guest, you’ll not only have easy access to both Disneyland Resort theme parks, but also an early morning admission option—Extra Magic Hour*—to a designated theme park on select mornings (separate theme park admission and valid hotel key card required)!

PHOTOS: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.

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“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

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Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit this new planet.

At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, the Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.

Disney MaxPass Coming to Disneyland Resort July 19

Disney has announced the launch date for Disney MaxPass at Disneyland Resort.  The new service, which allows guests to book Disney FASTPASSES through their phone and provides unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the day, will debut on July 19.

To use Disney MaxPass, guests must be registered for a Disney account, Download the app and follow the prompts to register for an account.

The introductory cost is $10 a day. Guests may purchase Disney MaxPass when they purchase their ticket, or as an add-on through the Disneyland App once they enter either theme park. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders also will have the option of purchasing Disney MaxPass for the life of their current passport for $75. Signature Plus passholders will receive Disney MaxPass at no additional cost, as part of their annual passport entitlement.

Disneyland Resort recently added 2 new Disney FASTPASS locations at Toy Story Mania and Matterhorn Bobsleds, bringing the total number of attractions to 16. Guests will continue to have the option of Disney FASTPASS service at no additional cost by obtaining a Disney FASTPASS return time with their park admission ticket at attraction Disney FASTPASS kiosks.

Disney states, the introduction of Disney MaxPass is part of their ongoing commitment to providing guests with opportunities to customize their experiences and make it even easier than ever to create unforgettable memories.

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