Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Behold, the Force (as it) Awakens; drone footage of construction at Disneyland’s forthcoming “Star Wars Land…..” “In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests visit Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home…

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Mexico City’s Spectre-Inspired Day of the Dead Parade

When Life imitates art….. Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant marionettes and hundreds of dancers and performers. Mexican tourism officials say the inspiration came from the opening scenes in last year’s James Bond film, Spectre…. Here’s the original scene (love it) that inspired 100,000 tourists…..

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How Shaun the Sheep Took Over the World

Shaun the Sheep fan worship runs rampant in Japan, China, Indonesia and the Middle East where Shaun is the star of live events and attractions aimed at families, especially young children. A Shaun the Sheep stage show, 45 minutes long, is launching in Cairo, then Saudi Arabia, then Qatar; it is set to go on…

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The Conjuring Film Tourism Overload

The owners of a Rhode Island farmhouse featured in the 2013 horror film “The Conjuring” are suing Warner Bros, claiming the film has left them with no privacy. Norma Sutcliffe has said that she and her husband are kept awake at night by trespassers who peer into their home. Videos posted online show trespassers visiting the home without the couple’s knowledge. Full story…

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