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This week we are joined by Edaville USA to talk about the new Thomas Land coming to the park, then the guys talk big coasters announced for small parks and play Fantasy Theme Park
Legend and Drew are back and talk about giant box teaser campaigns, some awkward theme park news and things closing at Walt Disney World
Legend and Drew share this weeks childish adventures, the disney ban on selfie sticks, possibly the craziest flat ride ever and take some questions
This week on the show we are joined by Quassy to talk about the park and its waterpark expansion, Drew and Legend talk Universal rumors and go in depth on lots of great listener feedback questions.
Lynton V Harris & The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company have created the world’s first live
interactive GHOSTBUSTERS attraction, under License from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, and
launched into previews this past weekend ahead of an expected blockbuster Summer season starting
The company has inked a three year deal with Sony Pictures Consumer Products in Los Angeles, and
continues its relationship with Six Flags Mexico following the success of the Company’s previous
attractions there, ‘The Van Helsing Experience Live!’ and ‘TerminatorX: A Laser Battle for Salvation’.
Harris commented…“We probably could have eeked out another year with Terminator X given that the
fifth movie comes out this Summer, but I have been pestering Greg [Economos] at Sony for the past
couple of years to get a Ghostbusters attraction happening”.
Gregory Economos, Senior Vice President Global Consumer Products at Sony Pictures says, “We’re
excited to collaborate with Lynton on this fun, yet spooky laser tag attraction. It’s a natural fit for the
Ghostbusters brand, and we’re sure that attendees of Six Flags Mexico will know “who to call” after
making their way through the arena as paranormal heroes themselves.”
The new attraction has a cast of between six and eight live actors who will play as seasoned
‘Ghostbusters’ to interact with guests across two floors, in the historic La Llorona building inside Six Flags
Mexico. Players are ‘prepped’ downstairs in the Ghostbusters Headquarters, given their laser ghostbustin’
gear, then led upstairs and broken into teams of Ghostbusters in order to compete against each other in
an experience that features iconic environments and characters from the film. There are also cool ghost
gates, hidden targets, and ‘surprise characters’ that appear and disappear with the help of UV and lasertag
Director of Live Attractions Worldwide for Sudden Impact!, Dominic McChesney commented that “this first
preview weekend was a litmus test to determine if we got the brand fit right, and the audience have
already confirmed that it is a much more fun approach than Terminator X which had more of a ‘firm
handed’ approach, but enjoyed a successful four year run. Ghostbusters will be a hit!”
“We are very excited to have an attraction like this – GHOSTBUSTERS – the attraction is based on the
iconic and famous characters with the spooky adventure that the brand warrants. The families visiting us
can enjoy a unique live – interactive attraction. We invite you to be part of this exciting experience that you
can only find at Six Flags México”, said América Sosa, Communication manager at Six Flags México.
“It’s perfect for us” enthused Harris… our reputation is second to none in the interactive scare attraction
domain globally, and we also pioneered branded live laser tag adventures. Ghostbusters is one of the
most iconic brands in the history of the movies, and as the No #1 ‘horror-comedy’ of all time, and a new
film in the works for 2016, it’s a chance to converge the Ghostbusters brand with an elevated laser tag
experience to create the core brand value through creative application, along with a few fun startles.”
About Lynton V Harris & The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company
Lynton V. Harris is a world-class keynote speaker, an entertainment industry groundbreaker, and the
subject of a Harvard Case Study, ‘Lynton V. Harris & Madison SCARE Garden’ and has been both a
commencement speaker and a guest lecturer to MBA Students at Harvard University & Business School.
Harris was awarded a prestigious Brand Laureate Award from the Asia-Pacific Brands Association – an
iconic ‘Brand Personality Award’, and he is also the subject of an Emmy Award winning documentary.
Harris and his team have imagined, created, and/or produced live attractions based on an enviable multibillion
dollar brand list that has straddled the Hollywood Studios of Paramount, Universal, Lions Gate,
MGM, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures and has included some of the biggest
blockbusters of all time: The Mummy Live!, The Mummy Returns Live!, Lara Croft:Tomb Raider LIVE!,
The Mummy – Tomb of The Dragon Emperor Live!, The Scorpion King Live! , BATMAN: Arkham Asylum
Live!, Prison Break LIVE!, Van Helsing Live!, Alien Vs Predator vs You, TERMINATOR X, Universal
Monsters Alive!, SAW LIVE!, Ice Age Live!, Night at The Museum Alive!, The World War Z Experience,
The Mazerunner Adventure Live! and in 2015, Harris & Sudden Impact! are opening the world’s first
GHOSTBUSTERS X: The Ghostbusters Experience under license from Sony Pictures, at Six Flags
Harris is also due to deliver an address on BRANDS ® at the International Association of Amusement
Parks and Attractions [IAAPA] Asian Conference and Trade Show in Hong Kong in June 2015.
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will open its newest land, Heartlake City, on June 26. The theme park’s newest expansion is based on the popular LEGO Friends product line and is closely modeled after the five LEGO Friends personalities: Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, and their personal interests such as animals, music, nature and fashion.
In honor of their friendships, and in celebration of National Best Friends Day, park guests told Mia which characteristics make the perfect friend. Mia gave each of the first fifty participating kids two tickets to return to Heartlake City with their best friend when Heartlake City officially opens. Mia also personally invited the guests to be among the first to experience the new ride themed to her love of horses, Mia’s Riding Adventure.
Construction is almost complete on Heartlake City, which will be a colorful and vibrant experience offering adventures for all ages. Beyond the new ride, it will include a new interactive show called Friends to the Rescue as well as Stephanie’s News Room and retail stores inside Heartlake Mall.
To continue the experience, LEGOLAND Florida Resort visitors can also book a LEGO Friends room at the LEGOLAND Hotel which offers the only LEGO Friends themed guest rooms in the U.S., and the only LEGO Friends themed suite in the world.
The podcast is back as Drew & The Legend talk about their recent road trips, the MASSIVE Orlando announcements, end of Thunder Road and the dog eats the microphone.
The countdown to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” begins today as Universal Studios Hollywood announces the Spring 2016 arrival of the West Coast’s most anticipated entertainment experience and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” in hyper-realistic 3D-HD.
More than five years in the making, and inspired by J. K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters and the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood will bring guests the same authenticity and storytelling found at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan and is expected to attract Harry Potter fans and visitors from all over the globe for decades to come.
Visitors will be swept into a fully immersive themed land that brings the Harry Potter fiction and films to life with impeccable detail and precision. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.
“Harry Potter is an exhilarating multi-generational global phenomenon that has captivated the world’s attention across every one of its mediums, from books and movies to exhilarating theme park adventures,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “With its imminent arrival to The Entertainment Capital of L.A., Universal Studios Hollywood is thrilled to bring our guests a new, compelling experience of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ as we embark on this next chapter in our storied history.”
“The momentum behind J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is as strong as ever and we are incredibly excited to bring Hogwarts to Hollywood,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Fans around the world have experienced the magic at ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ in Orlando and Osaka and we look forward to continued success with our partners at Universal Studios Hollywood as we offer more fans a chance to step into this immersive environment.”
Like its counterparts, Hogwarts castle will sit at the heart of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” where the land’s signature ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” will take guests on a journey into many memorable scenes alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione. Traveling by Floo powder, guests will soar high above Hogwarts, partake in a Quidditch match, narrowly escape a dragon attack and have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow.
“Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” is an achievement in pioneering theme park ride technology featuring a groundbreaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects. Sporting Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles, guests will venture through journeys experienced by Harry and his friends, spiraling and pivoting 360-degrees along an elevated ride track on a whirlwind adventure of a lifetime.
At Universal Studios Hollywood, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” will make its U.S. debut as a dynamic 3D-HD adventure designed to further immerse guests in an already captivating storyline.
Also within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the enchanting family coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff” will debut as Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor coaster.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will resonate with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in Harry Potter’s epicurean world with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverage at multiple locations, including: Three Broomsticks™ and Hog’s Head pub, as well the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.
A foray through the shops will add to the authenticity of the land with eight retail shops and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods™.
As excitement builds for the Spring 2016 arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” in-park guests at Universal Studios Hollywood are able to experience and purchase authentic merchandise, including wands, robes and other collectibles from “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” available within the Features Presentation shop, located just inside Universal Studios Hollywood’s main entry.
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The Legend and Drew The Intern talk trips coming up, themed bars at WDW, Cedar Points controversial opening weekend and answer questions