• An In Depth Look At Walt Disney World Employee Wages

    Walt Disney World unionized cast members voted “YES” on Friday, Aug. 1 to a contract that will cover their benefits, pay and other working conditions for the next five years. What you will be reading in most big headlines is something to the effect of “Disney workers vote to increase starting pay to $10 an […]

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    Standby Return Test Continues at Soarin

    As Theme Park University reported on earlier, Soarin’ at Epcot tested a new standby wait time test on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Just like with Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairy Taile Hall, this was only a test to see how guests would react to being given a time to come back and wait instead […]

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    Pacific Ocean Park Brought Back To Life In New Book

    As many of you know, I am fascinated with theme parks that are no longer with us. There are so many interesting stories, so many lessons to be learned and dozens of hard to believe facts that go along with every one of these parks that are no longer with us. One of these closed […]

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    SUPER-CHARGING LOTTE WORLD: An in-depth look at the creation of the park’s all new Let’s Dream! Nighttime Spectacular with the Goddard Group’s Director of Design, Taylor Jeffs

    Lotte World has long been one of the world’s famous (and infamous) theme parks. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the highly-attended hybrid of indoor and outdoor facilities has always performed well, establishing its place as one of the world’s most-attended non-Disney theme parks. What makes the park infamous, however, is its line-up of big budget […]

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    Is Paper FastPass Returning To Walt Disney World?

    This week, Walt Disney World is trying a new system to accommodate extra-long wait times for certain experiences. In addition to the free FastPass+ that is already available, guests who wish to visit Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland will be handed a standby return time card instead. This return time card […]

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    The Confusion of Front of the Line Offerings In Theme Parks

    Waiting in line sucks. No matter if you are at the grocery store, grabbing a bite to eat or at the DMV getting your driver’s license renewed, it seems that your life slips away as you trudge forward ever so slowly. No matter what theme park you visit on the planet, the number one complaint […]

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    Who Moved My Theme Park Cheese?

    For those unfamiliar, “Who Moved My Cheese” is a short hardcover book aimed at adults who have a problem coping with change. In the fairly short read, four characters find themselves lost in a maze where they have to venture out to find their cheese every day in order to eat. One day, the cheese […]

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    Celebrity Freebies in America’s Theme Parks

    Love it or hate it, Americans have always been fascinated by celebrities. There are thousands of websites, hundreds of television shows and countless magazines that are devoted to famous people. We treat them like royalty and always have. One of the perks of being famous is getting “swag” just about everywhere you go and theme […]

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