Disney plans on going big with its Star Wars theme parks: The attractions will span across 14 acres and, according to Bloomberg, will cost around $1 billion each. Find out when they’ll open—and which mobile game is working for a greater good—in this week’s Geek in Review.
That’s no moon…it’s a theme park. A Star Wars-inspired attraction has been in the works for a while now at Disney World and Disneyland, and we got a glimpse at what’s to come with a first-look video and pics of a scale model of the parks, which are set to open in 2019 in California and Florida.
To quote Dustin, “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.” Netflix announced that season two of Stranger Things will go up October 27. We also got a new teaser, as well as official art, which indicates that things will, indeed, get even stranger.
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 11, 2017
McDonald’s Japan’s latest stunt is building buzz for the new Pokémon movie, out in Japan on July 15. The fast food company conceptualized six Pokémon-inspired McFlurries—like a delicate white peach Jigglypuff flavor and a purple sweet potato Gengar flavor—and tasked fans with retweeting their favorite. The winner was the Pikachu McFlurry, which tastes like chocolate-covered bananas.
Winter Is Here
Deep breath, Game of Thrones fans—it’s finally here. The latest season of the hit fantasy series airs this Sunday on HBO. If you’re wondering what to expect, check out this interview with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. And if you want to test your GoT knowledge, check out this quiz.
Puzzles With a Purpose
If you like animals and mobile entertainment, then this game is for you: Snoopy Pop, a puzzle game similar to Puzzle Bobble, will donate up to $100,000 to Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Because this game is free-to-play (on both Android and iOS), these funds come from in-app purchases and micro transactions—so you can indulge your mobile game habit guilt-free.
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