• Sex Theme Park Headed to Brazil in 2018

    Warning: today’s article is NSFW! Proceed with caution! Whether you want to admit it or not, sex and theme parks have been intertwined since their inception. Early on, there were tunnel of love rides specifically made for couples to make out on. Within the last year alone we have covered erotic fan fiction that takes place

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  • 4 Misconceptions About The NBC/Universal Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

    April was a fascinating month for the entertainment industry. Universal Studios took a page from Disney’s playbook and bought out DreamWorks Animation for around $3.7 billion. As fans who follow this industry know, this has been happening at Disney for years now with the acquisitions of Pixar, ABC Television, Marvel, LucasFilm and more. What I

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  • Will Universal Orlando’s Third Theme Park be Dreamworks Animation?

    I wrote a story about how Comcast (which owns Universal Studios) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation for reportedly $3 billion. Now, in that article I talked about how great it would be for Universal Parks to have intellectual properties like “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” at their

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  • Comcast in Talks to Acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3 Billion

    Well, this is interesting. According to Variety, Comcast is currently in talks to acquire all of DreamWorks Animation to the tune of $3 billion smackers. Keep in mind, Comcast owns Universal Studios, which includes the theme parks and movie studio. Now if you’re a theme park fan (why else would you come here?), this is BIG

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  • Marvel Theme Park Opening in August 2016

    A theme park that has been in the works for nearly 10 years is finally opening its doors in August 2016. How have you never heard of a Marvel theme park before? Well that’s because IMG Worlds of Adventure has had some rocky starts before it got rolling in Dubai. In fairness, this park also

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  • Does Disney Own Avatar?

    TPU reader Jim wrote in to ask, “We all know Avatar at Animal Kingdom is behind schedule, but why did Disney decide to make four more sequels to a movie that many people have already forgotten about? Will the sequels be represented in the park?” Here’s the thing… Disney does not own the Avatar movie,

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  • Legoland Florida Adding Solar Panels To Parking Lot

    If you’ve ever been in a theme park parking lot during the middle of the summer, you know just how much sun that blacktop soaks up on those hot summer days. In Florida, no theme park has yet to harness that energy for the greater good… until now, thanks to Legoland Florida. On Earth Day

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  • Attraction and Entertainment Listing for motiongate Dubai Opening Day

    Recently I got a press announcement for the forthcoming motiongate Dubai theme park opening in October 2016. After posting a story a few days ago, they were nice enough to send me a complete listing of all the offerings that guests will be able to experience on opening day and I figured I would share

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  • TPU Radio: Interview with Author Bill Capodagli – The Disney Way

    Here at Theme Park University, we get a lot of readers looking for advise on how to get started in themed entertainment and are searching for advise on how the industry ticks. Recently I got my hands on an advance copy of a new book that breaks down the Disney philosophy on running a business

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  • Warner Brothers Opening Indoor Theme Park in 2018

    It’s happening again. Dubai is trying to become the theme park capital of the world. Warner Brothers just announced it is opening a $1 billion theme park on Yas Island, which is also home to the Ferrari World theme park. The project is expected to open in 2018 and contain rides with characters from Bugs

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  • A Stroll Through Disneytown at Shanghai Disneyland

    Today we continue our series of previews at Shanghai Disneyland with some photos from Disneytown. Much like Downtown Disney and Disney Springs in the United States, Disneytown is a shopping and dining district located within walking distance from the front entrance of Shanghai Disneyland. As many of you know, Shanghai Disneyland will be home to

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  • Exploring Shanghai Disneyland Resort Hotels

    Previews have begun over at Shanghai Disneyland, as various groups are being toured around the resort. Today, we are thankful to have a Theme Park University reader who snapped dozens of photos of the Shanghai Disneyland Resort hotels! We will start with The Toy Story Hotel. Here is easily my favorite fact about the resorts.

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