Larger-than-Life Freestyle Ride Trucks, Play Area, Build-a-Truck and Garage Coming to a Theme Park Near You
WHAT: Feld Entertainment, worldwide leader in live family entertainment and Cedar Fair, a leader in immersive entertainment, have strategically collaborated to create Monster Jam®Thunder Alley—a larger-than-life interactive experience for Cedar Fair guests and Monster Jam fans alike. Starting this summer, the new partnership will feature multiple interactive zones, providing unprecedented, under-the-hood opportunities for guests to witness the global phenomenon of Monster Jam outside of arenas and stadiums in select Cedar Fair parks. Feld Entertainment’s partnership with Cedar Fair continues to highlight Monster Jam’s growing appeal across audiences and fans of all ages, proving there are many ways to engage the sport, along with its drivers, trucks and licensed products. Monster Jam Thunder Alley will offer authentic experiences for Cedar Fair guests, including:
Monster Jam Freestyle Ride Truck
Buckle up for an unforgettable, thrilling ride in a brand new 10-passenger Grave Digger®or Megalodon® Monster Jam ride truck. Racing through a Freestyle-inspired course, guests onboard will get a taste for what it’s like to drive a 12,000lb Monster Jam truck on a course with the most obstacles on any ride truck track ever built.
Monster Jam Pit Stop Play Area
Let your imagination soar at the Pit Stop Play Area, featuring miniature tracks, ramps, obstacles and authentic Monster Jam die-cast replica trucks, complete with the sounds of an announcer, revving engines and more.
Monster Jam Garage
Learn how Monster Jam trucks come to life with this first-of-its kind Monster Jam Garage experience. See inside of a Monster Jam truck engine, interact with 645-pound tires, and receive an under-the-hood look at the shocks, gears, and more!
Monster Jam Build-a-Truck
Build your own custom mini-Monster Jam truck as a family with for-purchase wooden truck kits.
WHEN / WHERE: Monster Jam Thunder Alley experience is slated to tour select Cedar Fair parks including:
WHY: Monster Jam is a category-leading, 365-day franchise that lives beyond the stadium and arena walls. Bringing to life a strategic partnership with Cedar Fair gives Monster Jam fans and Cedar Fair guests a unique way to engage and experience both properties like they never have before. Partnering with a like-minded company enables Monster Jam to roar into fans’ lives in a new, unforgettable way and serves as an introduction to theme park enthusiasts. From TV to toys, from merchandise to content and now to theme parks, Monster Jam reaches their fans beyond the live event in more ways than ever.
Bo Peep, from Pixar Animation Studios’ “Toy Story” films, will soon make appearances in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In “Toy Story 4,” when Bonnie takes the toys on her family’s road trip, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep, whose adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. Woody and Bo are worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, and they soon realize that’s the least of their worries. Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to theaters on June 21, 2019.
With more than four decades of films, television series, novels, comic books, video games and more, Star Wars has a deep history that has inspired generations of devoted fans. In creating Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Walt Disney Imagineers and Lucasfilm were driven to fulfill the dreams of anyone who ever imagined visiting this galaxy far, far away by telling new stories that feel authentically Star Wars.
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31, 2019, at Disneyland Park in California and Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida,* guests will find these lands filled with rich details meticulously researched and crafted by Imagineers and Lucasfilm. Though the planet Batuu and its Black Spire Outpost may be new to fans, this setting offers a genuine Star Wars experience for all who enter as they discover a plethora of hidden gems and other details drawn from across the galaxy.
Hidden Gems to Look for in the Land
It’s All About the Story
Attention to Detail
Inspiration and Authenticity
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger joined by George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams to mark historic moment for The Walt Disney Company
ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 29, 2019) – The Walt Disney Company celebrated the momentous dedication of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge tonight in an epic ceremony at Disneyland Park. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park, which is set to open to the general public at Disneyland Park on May 31, and also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Aug. 29.
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is absolutely amazing and we are thrilled to finally share it with the world,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “Now, for the first time, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the iconic stories that have captured audiences’ imaginations for decades and live their own Star Wars adventures in the most creative, innovative and ambitious land we’ve ever built.”
To dedicate Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Iger was joined in front of the Millennium Falcon by Star Wars icons including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. In a ceremony set to the soaring John Williams score composed especially for the land, global media and invited guests were the very first to see the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy roar to life.
“With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney is redefining the theme park experience and setting a new bar for experiential storytelling,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “From each authentic detail to the land’s jaw-dropping scale, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge exceeds every expectation.”
When it opens to the public at Disneyland Resort on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29, guests will be transported to the remote planet of Batuu*, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests can become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Phase two, opening later this year, will feature Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined, which will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality. In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.
Once guests step foot on Batuu, they will be part of the action as it unfolds around them, and their interactions with the Play Disney Parks mobile app** will deepen their engagement with the land – the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the app. They may choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance or pledge their loyalty to the First Order. This depth of storytelling is part of the total immersion that will distinguish the two, 14-acre lands from any other themed land in history.
The new lands build off decades of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd., a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production, including the Star Wars franchise. The work on Star Wars between these two creative powerhouses dates back to 1987, when the groundbreaking Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland Park in California.
Reservations are required to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23.*** Guests visiting during this time will need valid theme park admission and a reservation to enter the new land. After June 23, reservations will no longer be required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Have you ever wanted to take over the Universal Studios Hollywood™ theme park at night with awesome DJ’s spinning in the background and other fun surprises?This just might be your lucky day!
Come kick-off LA Pride Week 2019 with family, friends, colleagues, allies, and, of course, LA’s LGBTQ+ community at the 3rd annual LGBT Night at Universal Studios Hollywood™ on Saturday, June 1.
Each ticket gets you access to the Universal Studios Hollywood™ theme park from 4PM on, plus exclusive after-hours park access from 9PM to 2AM for LGBT Night ticket holders only. This unique experience includes live DJ’s, dance clubs, a drag show, a “rainbow” carpet, cash bars, character meet-n-greets, and a lot more. The after-hours event is open to all ages, but ID is required for guests 21 and above for cash bar access.
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