Skyplex Gets Another Thrill Attraction

A new thrill ride is coming to the Skyplex amusement complex set to be built on the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road in Orlando.
SkyJump is the sixth major attraction planned for the complex, the developers announced Thursday. The new attraction joins the lineup of rides such as the Skyscraper roller coaster, the SkyFall ride, a 450-foot drop ride, a Sky Surf park and SkyLedge, which allows guests to walk around the edge of the Skyplex tower 600 feet above ground. Continue reading “Skyplex Gets Another Thrill Attraction”

SpaceX Stops Rocket Launch at the Last Minute

SpaceX delayed a rocket launch from Nasa’s historic moon pad 13 seconds before liftoff due to a familiar glitch.

Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to halt the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining.

The launch of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was originally scheduled for Saturday at 10:01 a.m. ET. The new window for the mission will open at 9:38 a.m. Sunday. The company and NASA have officially announced the delay on Twitter. Continue reading “SpaceX Stops Rocket Launch at the Last Minute”

Disney Finally Announces: the Star Wars Lands Will Open in 2019

The Star Wars attractions are scheduled to open at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World in 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during an investor call a few days ago.
The 14-acre attractions were first announced in 2015. They are currently under construction at the parks and represent Disney’s largest single-theme land expansion ever. According to the DisneyParks blog, the lands will feature aliens and droids, various markets, landing zones, and buildings, as well as an epic attraction like Han Solo’s life-sized Millennium Falcon spaceship while on a mission that visitors will be able to pilot. The lands will also include a signature Star Wars adventure that puts visitors in the middle of an epic battle between First Order stormtroopers and the Resistance, and they will be given the chance to visit a remote trading port. Continue reading “Disney Finally Announces: the Star Wars Lands Will Open in 2019”