Breaking: Stars Wars Land announced for Disney’s Hollywood Studios!


Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that plans are set to build a Star Wars Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Iger said it will be the largest expansion ever:  14 acres!  This is exciting news as there has been much speculation around a Star Wars-themed area in a park that needs a makeover.  So far we know there will be two rides, one featuring the Millennium Falcon and one adventure ride that puts guests in the center of a galactic battle!  And huge news:  there WILL BE a Cantina!!! Stay tuned as we will find out more Disney Parks details later today!


Breaking: Universal Announces The Incredible Hulk Coaster to Close


Universal has announced that the Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster will be closing September 8 for ride updates and will not reopen until Summer 2016.  Universal has not given specific details regarding the updates yet, but they generally said that there will be changes and improvements to the ride’s storyline and the coaster’s vehicles.  That leads us to speculate that the ride’s queue will change and obviously the ride’s cars will change.  One thing we hope does not change is the epic line as you enter the ride tunnel:  “I think this time…it’s going to work!”

No matter what changes, be on notice – get your Hulk rides in now because it’ll be a while!


Cheap and easy dining option at Universal Studios

Here’s a quick tip! The cafeteria in Simpson’s Land is a great, easy and cheaper option to grab some eats. If you have a large family with lots of kids, this is an ideal spot for you.

It is open seating, and everyone in your group can choose the type of food they want. And comparing it to other options… it’s on the cheaper side of things.

This is near the back of the park, so the right time to go will be after you ride some rides and slowly make your way back there.

We love having the freedom to choose the style of food we’re in the mood for and being able to all still eat together. Plus if you’re a big Simpson’s fan, there’s plenty of props and tv clips to make you nostalgic!

Below are the options within this eating area:

  • Krusty Burger – burgers and hot dogs
  • The Frying Dutchman – seafood
  • Cletus’ Chicken Shack – fried chicken, including chicken & waffles!
  • Luigi’s Pizza – pizza
  • Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror – healthier options including prepackaged sandwiches and salads

Also recently added to the streets of Springfield are food trucks and an outside bar for an even quicker bite to eat!


When does the dragon fire off?

Universal Studios’ new Diagon Alley is home to a massive fire-breathing dragon sitting atop Gringott’s Bank. It is a quite a site to see the dragon blow fire over the watching crowd. But you’ve got to be there at the right time to see it. Supposedly, it’s completely random.

Early rumors were that it went off every 10 minutes. That’s not true. One Diagon alley worker revealed to me that if you hung around the dragon 10 minutes before every hour, you’d see the show. In my experiences, I’ve found that if you hang around the area for 15-25 minutes, it’s likely that you’ll start to hear the dragon rumbling and heating up, and you’ll see the fire balls light up the sky.

What are your thoughts?