The Disney blog has just released some stunning new pictures of Disney’s new “Hyperion Wharf” which will be the new name for Pleasure Island.
The 120 acre complex will have new restaurants, shopping and entertainment experiences added to give the area a more modern feel.
The district will come to life with a nostalgic yet modern take on an early 20th century port city and amusement pier. By day, stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants will draw you in and by night, thousands of lights will transform the area into an electric wonderland.
Building work has already started and is due for completion in 2013.
I think you’ll agree these images are pretty impressive and attraction tickets .info can’t wait for 2013.
Disney also mention further alterations to their Downtown area including:
Remodelling The Lego Imagination Centre from January to April 2011. When completed, the store will stand at nearly 3,500 square feet.
The AMC Theatres are adding new digital technology, a Concession Stand of the Future and Florida’s first Fork & Screen Theater.
Wet N Wild is Universals premier waterpark and is credited as being the first ever waterpark in the USA. Wet N Wild is stretched out over 30 acres of land , the park includes 8 thrill rides, 6 Multi person rides and 2 kids rides.
The Storm – You push yourself down into a steep tunnel that sends you flying down extremely fast into a giant bowl that sends you spinning around with mist surrounding in the air as you drop into the pool below. This slide was created by Proslide company, labeled as a ‘ProBowl’ slide
Mach 5 – Grab a mat and walk your way up a long winding tower to the top where you have three slides to choose from. When told by the lifeguard at top, push yourself down the ride of a twisting, turning, head-first flumes that fall 1,700 feet (520 m) over three different courses.
Der Stuka – Push yourself down a six-story speed slide that sends you flying down a 76-foot (23 m), nearly vertical drop that transitions to a 115-foot (35 m) water runway.
Bomb Bay – The ride for all dare devils is right here. Go inside the rocket waiting not knowing when the trap door that sends you down a 76-foot (23 m), nearly vertical slide drops you to the depths below.
Knee Ski – A cable-operated ski lets you kneeboard like a pro around a half-mile long lake.
Wake Boarding – Everyone from beginner to expert can show their stuff on the WakeZone Cableway.
The Wild One – Two people are pulled by a Jet Ski around the lake on big, bouncy tubes that make for a wild ride.
Brain Wash – Lose your grip on reality in Wet N Wild’s newest thrill ride.This mind blowing hypotnic thrill ride sends you down a steep 53-foot drop on a 65-foot (20 m), funnel.
Disco H2O – Start off in a tube traveling through a dark tunnel that sends you down a huge drop, and before you know it you find yourself traveling around a room filled with disco music and lights. This slide was too made from Proslide company as a “BehemothBowl”.
The Surge – A 5-story tube ride that carries a 4-passenger tube down 600 feet (180 m) of banked turns, radical twists and diabolical dips. This ride was made by Proslide as a “Mammoth” slide.
Bubba Tub – Grab the family and climb aboard one of the four-passenger tubes for a six-story, triple dip drop ride.
The Black Hole The Next Generation – 1000 gallons a minute sends a two-person tube rocketing through 500 feet (150 m) of twisting, turning darkness on this space-age thrill ride. The Black Hole currently reopened under the moniker “The Black Hole: The Next Generation” and now features more light effects, fog, and an updated ride boarding area.
The Flyer – Travel around in a 4-person raft that sends you on on an exciting, family-fun ride that covers 450 feet (140 m) of hairpin turns and banked curves.
The Blast – Take a raging ride along a raptured pipeline that will thrill you to the core and soak you to the bone.
Bubble Up – A huge, wet inflatable bubble made just for kids who climb, bounce, and slide into three feet of water. The inflatable “bubble” has had numerous designs over the years.
Kid’s Park – You’ll find miniature versions of a lot of the rides and a gigantic bucket that periodically fills with water and splashes into the pool below.
Universal Studios Florida is located in Orlando and is one of the parks that make up the Universal Orlando Resort along with Islands of Adventure and CityWalk.
The park is very much themed around movies and encourages users to “ride the movies”
In 2009 Universal Studios Florida attracted 5.4 Million visitors making it the 9th most visited theme park in America.
Universal Studios Florida features six themed areas all situated around a large lagoon. This lagoon is home to Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular, a seasonal fireworks display that showcases scenes from various Universal films, featuring lasers, projectors and fireworks. The six surrounding themed areas, clockwise from the entrance, are Production Central, New York, San Francisco/Amity, World Expo, Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone and Hollywood. Each area features a combination of rides, shows, attractions, character appearances, dining outlets and merchandise stores.
The Six Lands are
Production Central Blue Man Group Sharp Aquos Theatre • Donkey’s Photo Finish • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit • Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast • Shrek 4-D • The Universal Music Plaza Stage
New York The Blues Brothers Show • Delancey Street Preview Center • Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride • Twister…Ride it Out
San Francisco/Amity Beetlejuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue • Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring You!Fear Factor Live • Jaws
World Expo Men in Black: Alien Attack • Roboasis • The Simpsons Ride
Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone Animal Actors on Location • Curious George Goes to Town • A Day in the Park with Barney • E.T. Adventure • Fievel’s Playland • StarToons: 80’s Rewind • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Hollywood Lucy: A Tribute • Mel’s Drive-In Concert • Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time • Universal’s Horror Make-Up Show Lagoon Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular
Rumours have been rife for ages regarding the new ride being made at Busch Gardens for 2011, luckily for those of us with absolutely no patients we don’t have to wait until the 13th October for the official press launch.
Construction plans for Cheetaka were stupidly left hanging around at Busch Gardens a few months ago and unsurprisingly were scooped up and found its way to the internet…
Rumour has it the ride will be a 3 launch roller coaster, as the name suggests speed; we are thinking its going to be a fast one rather than a high one…
Pirates of the Caribbean can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Adventureland and is the inspiration for the set of films of the same name starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly.
This attraction was the last project Walt Disney himself helped design.
The attraction itself is an indoor water ride, guests float through an immersive, larger-than-life pirate adventure featuring gunshots, cannon blasts, burning buildings, and carousing and pillaging pirates, all accompanied by the rollicking theme song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” written by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio.
The highlight is the 14 foot plunge over a waterfall in to the pirates cave.
Height to ride – Any height
Ride Duration – 8:30
Attraction Tickets Review – A great ride for atmosphere, you can literally smell the salty water.
Space Mountain can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland and is an indoor out of space roller coaster and features 2 spaceship shaped vehicles consisting of 3 seats that launch from 2 different tracks.
The left side track is called the Alpha; the right side track is called the Omega. Both tracks are nearly identical and mirror each other in twists and drops.
The rockets that race through space achieve a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour.
Height to ride – 44″
Vehicle Capacity – 3
Top Speed – 28 mph
Ride Duration – 2.50
Attraction Tickets Review – I love theme park rides in the dark! 28 mph doesn’t sound much but in the dark it feels more like 78 mph!!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad can be found as Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Frontierland its an indoor/outdoor mine train roller coaster.
Ride this rollicking runaway train that rushes through the gold-mining, Old West town of Tumbleweed in Frontierland. Beware when the rails go clackety-clack because your car’s about to run over treacherous terrain!
Height to ride – 40″ (102cm)
Vehicle capacity – 45
Ride duration – 3:18
Attraction Tickets review – Not really a ride for me I like my Thrill ride’s but my 6 year old loved it.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland and is based on a computer game shoot ’em up.
Riders can spin their space cruisers in any direction and are rewarded for every enemy they hit, generally with a new noise or special effect. Each hit gains the user points which are tallied for a total score at the end.
Space Ranger Spin mixes familiar copmputer gaming elements with a multi coloured physical environment to create an amazing new experience that will entertain both young and old.
Height to ride – Any height
Vehicle Capacity – 2-3
Ride Duration – 4:30
Attraction Tickets Review – Totally hated this….. ok fine! The only reason I didn’t like it was because my 5 year old beat me… ok happy now 😉