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Move Over, Mickey: An Indiana Jones-Themed Bar is Coming to Disney World

May 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

It’s been a while since we discussed the changes to Downtown Disney over at Walt Disney World. Fast-forward two years later, and plenty of developments have been made. But this latest announcement may be the most exciting one of all: Get ready for an Indiana Jones-themed bar.

All together now: "YES!"

Per IGN, this awesome-sounding place will be known as Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar. Apparently that dude — Jock Lindsey — was the pilot (and snake owner) from Raiders of the Lost Ark. And no, we didn’t remember that either.

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Best Airplane Ever? ANA to Launch R2-D2 'Star Wars' Plane This Fall

Where: Japan
April 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

The latest installment in the Star Wars franchise is still months away from its debut, but the marketing and other fun stuff has already started. All Nippon Airways is teaming up with the film franchise, as they’re planning a special Star Wars livery—think giant R2-D2.

Thankfully ANA is using one of their latest and greatest planes for the paint job, as it sounds like it will be a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner scoring the Star Wars treatment. Things were announced alongside all the hoopla during the Star Wars Celebration over in Anaheim, California—this is in addition to the latest trailer featuring an appearance from Chewbacca and Han Solo.

The plan is to get the R2-D2 plane high into the skies by the fall of this year, as the airline looks to connect travelers and their love for the movie all across the globe. This is the first time a character or critter from the series has made an appearance on the side of a plane, so definitely keep an eye out for this one when heading to or from the airport.

[Photo: All Nippon Airways]

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A 'Hunger Games' Theme Park is Coming to Dubai

April 16, 2015 at 5:31 PM | by | ()

After months of speculation, Lionsgate has confirmed the odds of getting a theme park are very much in The Hunger Games favor.

The studio has teamed up with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a Lionsgate zone to Motiongate Dubai in October 2016. The new area will feature theme park attractions inspired by The Hunger Games franchise, along with a live show based on the Step Up movies and a DreamWorks Animation zone.

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The 5 Best Filming Locations From The 'Fast & Furious' Franchise (So Far)

April 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

Since Furious 7 hit theaters there has been debate over which of the seven Fast and the Furious movies was the best but, of course, Jaunted is more interested in which movie had the best filming location. Here's a look at our five favorite filming locations from the entire Fast and the Furious franchise.

1. Canary Islands

Fast 6 featured Spain's Canary Islands, but not because of the islands' unique landscape. The islands were used because they offered a better tax rebate than Marseille, France where producers intended to film. Most of the action took place on Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

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The Academy Museum Will Cure Your Oscar Hangover (But Not Until 2017)

February 23, 2015 at 12:29 PM | by | ()

From the winners and losers to the best and worst dressed—there’s a lot to discuss this morning regarding the Academy Awards. For those who truly love the Oscars it’s sad that it’s only a one-night affair, but there is hope. Officials behind the award are hard at work to provide a year-round place to pay tribute to those little gold statues, and the movies and people that won them.

While you won’t be able to cure your Oscar hangover with a visit this week, there are plans in the works to create and construct something known as The Academy Museum. Think cutting edge galleries, plenty of exhibition spaces, ample movie theaters, and a few spots to hold special events. As they put it, “it will be the world's premier museum devoted to exploring and curating the history and future of the moving image.”

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Where the 'Wild' Boots Are (Hint: In Portland)

February 2, 2015 at 5:31 PM | by | ()

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, you’ve probably heard of, read or seen the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, Wild.

If you haven’t, here’s the quick and skinny: The book chronicles Strayed’s 1,100 mile solo hiking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail as she tried to make peace with drug abuse, divorce and her mother’s death. In other words, a whole lot of big life sh*t.

Perhaps the most striking symbol of Strayed’s three-month journey is a pair of Danner boots and its distinct red laces that she wore. They grace the cover of the book and are chucked off a cliff by an f-bomb dropping Reese Witherspoon (who portrays Strayed) in the opening scene of the film.

On Friday, we got to swing by Danner’s factory in Portland, Oregon to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the ‘Wild’ boot. (Portland is also Strayed’s hometown.) The full-grain leather beauties have been called “the greatest backpacking boot of all time.”

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With the Last 'Hobbit' Film in Theaters, What's Next for New Zealand?

January 2, 2015 at 12:48 PM | by | ()

The impact the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies has had on New Zealand tourism has been well-documented, but will the country be able to sustain the hype now that the final movie has hit theaters?

It is estimated The Hobbit films bring in $50 and $500 million per year. Recognizing the movies' role in tourism, New Zealand-based companies have started incorporating the films into their marketing strategies. Air New Zealand, for example, flies jets emblazoned with images from the movies, has commissioned Hobbit sculptures in the airports, and plays safety videos featuring characters from the films.

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The Best Travel Movie of 2014

December 31, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | ()

It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2014 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Now we take a brief look back at the best and worst of 2014 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.

In a year with so many great travel movies, from Wild to Chef and the final movie in The Hobbit series which has inspired thousands to visit New Zealand, it was hard to narrow it down to just one. But, after much consideration, a little movie derived from a BBC comedy series is our winner.

In The Trip To Italy, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take a largely improvised road trip through Italy, from northern Piemonte to the Amalfi Coast, following in the footsteps of Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.

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Where to View the Art Inspiration Behind the New Movie, 'Big Eyes'

December 26, 2014 at 1:26 PM | by | ()

The release of Tim Burton's Big Eyes may have been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding another Christmas Day release, but that hasn't stopped the film's subject, Margaret Keane, from enjoying her rekindled fame.

Big Eyes follows the drama behind Keane's famous big eyes portraits, which her husband, Walter Keane, passed off as his own until they eventually divorced and she took him to court.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Four Christmases' is a Nightmare Turned Comedy

December 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM | by | ()

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

The idea of re-doing Christmas over and over until all relatives are satisfied is not a nightmare, but having our dream vacation plans changed at the very last minute due to an "act of Mother Nature" sure is. Just imagine escaping the cold and snow of the the northern hemisphere to spend Christmas Day in tropical Fiji but, at the very last minute all flights are grounded and you're not going anywhere.

Such is the very start of 'Four Christmases' and the hilarity that ensues might just make for a new holiday tradition of watching this travel-themed movie with your own family.

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Three US Museums with 'Night at the Museum'-Style Overnights in 2015

December 19, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | ()

This weekend, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters and, in honor of its release, we have a look at three museums where your kids can spend the night in 2015.

La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA

The Overnight Adventures program at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County now includes the La Brea Tar Pits. Camp Goo at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits gives children the chance to get down and dirty in the tar pits with special flashlight tours, a scavenger hunt, and sticky crafts. All overnight adventures also include light snacks, a museum patch, and entry into the museum the following day. Check out the full schedule of upcoming camps at nhm.org.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Seven Years in Tibet' and Perception

December 16, 2014 at 10:26 AM | by | ()

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

Crossing timezones while bleary-eyed and immersing yourself into foreign cultures at the risk of looking out of place is all par for the course when it comes to experiencing new lands and the people that inhabit them. In the years between World War I and World War II, travel also held the dangers of political instability and the emotional scars of war. 'Seven Years in Tibet' combines all of these elements to tell the true story of famed mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer, and his experience traveling during such a time.

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