Monarch Beach Resort Moments Magazine Issue 6 - Page 39

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Pixar Pier is scheduled to open at Disney California Adventure Park in June .

tallest pendulum ride in the world at 17 stories in the air ,” says Connie Lujan , the park ’ s publicist . “ It ’ s the perfect addition to our collection of world-class … attractions .”
Six Flags also transformed Lex Luthor : Drop of Doom , the tallest drop tower on the West Coast , into a virtual reality experience titled DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR in March , marking the park ’ s second experiment with high-intensity VR rides , following The New Revolution roller coaster , one of the park ’ s classic coasters that was refurbished for this purpose and reopened in 2016 . The new ride ’ s action centers around Superman and Wonder Woman as they battle Lex Luthor , 400 feet above a virtual rendition of Metropolis .
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD While Universal Studios is still basking in the glory of its wildly successful expansion with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016 , it continues to enhance the visitor experience with even more attractions . New magical escapades will be available this summer , including two new spells to cast on the streets of Hogsmeade ( incendio and alohomora ), plus interactions with Madam Malkin ’ s Talking Mirror and fresh lunch offerings at the Three Broomsticks , including a cheese toastie with chicken and a Sunday roast sandwich .
The park ’ s most recent addition is the Animation Studio Store , which opened in March to reveal an array of Sanrio merchandise and treats as well as items from Illumination Entertainment films like “ Despicable
Me ” and DreamWorks Animation movies like “ Kung Fu Panda .” In addition to shopping , guests can meet Hello Kitty , donned in a red dress adorned with filmstrips , just outside the shop .
Scheduled to open June 15 , “ Kung Fu Panda : The Emperor ’ s Quest ” will be the debut attraction for the new DreamWorks Theatre . The story follows Master Po , the Dragon Warrior , as he sets out to deliver a rare and powerful liquid to the palace . Incorporating seven projectors , 180-degree visuals using interior projection mapping and special effects like water and wind , the immersive experience will have guests feeling as if they ’ re tagging along on Po ’ s journey rather than just watching it .
Then , in September , Universal will close Jurassic Park - The Ride to make way for an all-new attraction , set to launch next year . This new iteration , the Jurassic World Ride , will introduce an updated color scheme , never-before-seen dinosaurs , advanced storytelling and technological enhancements that the original , 22-year-old ride is lacking .
Hello Kitty at Universal Studios
PRODUCTS FOR PARK HOPPING
These items , each available at Monarch Beach Resort , will ensure seamless packing for a trip to any theme park .
Stay hydrated with the resort ’ s own 17-ounce , logoed WATER BOTTLE from S ’ well , which has a stainless steel design that keeps water cold for a full 24 hours , $ 38 , at Part and Parcel .
Keep your skin safe from the sun ’ s rays with Coola ’ s ORGANIC SUNCARE TRAVEL SET . In addition to a piña colada-scented sunscreen spray , you ’ ll enjoy a facial moisturizer , after-sun lotion and protective lip balm , all in easily packable sizes , $ 39.99 , at Miraval
Spa Retail .
The lightweight TECHLOOM PHANTOM RUNNING SHOES by Athletic Propulsion Labs , available in both men ’ s and women ’ s sizes , boast all-day comfort thanks to the brand ’ s Propelium sole , from $ 145 , at Life in Balance Boutique .
There ’ s nothing worse than traipsing around a theme park all day with the sun in your eyes , so pick up some stylish Tom Ford ANGUS SUNGLASSES to ensure you can take in all the sights , $ 445 , at Life in Balance Boutique .
Padded handles make the logoed TOTE BAG perfect for long days at the park , so toss your gear inside and get ready to enjoy the rides , $ 38 , at Part and Parcel .
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PRODUCTS FOR PARK HOPPING These items, each available at Monarch Beach Resort, will ensure seamless packing for a trip to any theme park. Pixar Pier is scheduled to open at Disney California Adventure Park in June. tallest pendulum ride in the world at 17 stories in the air,” says Connie Lujan, the park’s publicist. “It’s the perfect addition to our collection of world-class … attractions.” Six Flags also transformed Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, the tallest drop tower on the West Coast, into a virtual reality experience titled DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR in March, marking the park’s second experiment with high-intensity VR rides, following The New Revolution roller coaster, one of the park’s clas- sic coasters that was refurbished for this purpose and reopened in 2016. The new ride’s action centers around Superman and Wonder Woman as they battle Lex Luthor, 400 feet above a virtual rendition of Metropolis. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD While Universal Studios is still basking in the glory of its wildly suc- cessful expansion with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016, it continues to enhance the visitor experience with even more attractions. New magical escapades will be available this sum- mer, including two new spells to cast on the streets of Hogsmeade (incen- dio and alohomora), plus interactions with Madam Malkin’s Talking Mirror and fresh lunch offerings at the Three Broomsticks, including a cheese toastie with chicken and a Sunday roast sandwich. The park’s most recent addition is the Animation Studio Store, which opened in March to reveal an array of Sanrio merchandise and treats as well as i FV2g&V֖FVFW'FVBf2ƖR( FW76&P^( BG&Vv&2FfW2ƖR( ķVrgRF( FFFF6rwVW7G26VWBVGGFVB&V@G&W72F&VBvFf7G&2W7@WG6FRFR666VGVVBFVVRR( ķVpgRFFRVW&.( 2VW7N( Чv&RFRFV'WBGG&7Ff"FPWrG&Vv&2FVG&RFP7F'fw27FW"FRG&vv'&"2R6WG2WBFFVƗfW"&&RBvW&gVƗVBFFRЦ6R6'&Fr6WfV&V7F'2FVw&VRf7V2W6rFW&"&ЦV7FrB7V6VffV7G0ƖRvFW"BvBFRW'6fPWW&V6RvfRwVW7G2fVVƖr0bFW( &RFvvrr( 2W"ЦW&FW"FW7BvF6rBFV6WFV&W"VfW'6v66RW&762&FR&FRFRvf"WrGG&7F6WBFV6WBV"F2WpFW&FFRW&762v&B&FRvG&GV6RWFFVB6 66VRWfW"&Vf&R6VVF6W'2Gf6VB7F'FVƖrBFV6rЦ6V6VVG2FBFR&v#"זV"B&FR26rआVGGBVfW'67GVF07FG&FVBvFFP&W6'N( 2vrV6RvVBtDU $EDRg&Х>( vVv627FW707FVVFW6vF@VW2vFW"6Bf"gV#@W'2C3B'BB&6VशVWW"66fRg&ЧFR7V( 2&2vF6( 0$t25T4$RE$dT4UBFFFF;6F66VFVB7V67&VV7&^( Vf67GW&W"gFW"7VFB&FV7FfPƗ&V6ǐ6&P6W2C3㓒B֗&f7&WFFRƖvGvVvBDT4ХD%Tr4U0'FWF2&V6'2f&R&FV( 2@vV( 26W2&7BF6f'BF2FFR'&N( 0&VƗV6Rg&CCR@ƖfR&6R&WFVRFW&^( 2Frv'6RFG&6r&VBFVP&FvFFR7VখW"WW266W6P7GƗ6FФf&BuU05Tt54U0FV7W&RP6FRFR6vG2CCCRBƖfR&6R&WFVRFFVBFW2RFPvVBDDR$rW&fV7@f"rF2BFR&6F72W"vV"6FRBvW@&VGFVFR&FW2C3B'BB&6V$4$T4$U4%B4У3