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    Designing Phantom Theater for Kings Island With R&R Creative Amusement Designs

    Dark rides help define the heart, soul and character of a theme park. Personally, one of my favorites was The Phantom Theater, created exclusively in 1992 for Kings Island. Recently I got a chance to chat with President of R&R Creative Amusement Designs Rick Bastrup on what it was like to create this one-of-a-kind attraction. […]

  • Fright Dome Creator Jason Egan
Photo by Warren Ross

    An Inside Look At Fright Dome With Jason Egan

    Halloween is a special time in Las Vegas.  The city embraces the season with a furious passion.  Haunted attractions pop up all over town including Asylum, the new Project X, and the infamous Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror.  Arguably, the centerpiece of Halloween in Las Vegas lies in an unlikely location: the classic Las Vegas […]

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    Can You Escape The Basement?

    As we have reported on several times in the past year, escape rooms are becoming the latest themed entertainment trend to take America by storm. The concept, where two or more people are trapped in a room left only to their wits and skills to solve puzzles in order to escape in less than an […]

  • Photo by Stephen Krstulich

    A Peek Inside The Houses of Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror

    Recently Theme Park University got exclusive access to photograph inside the houses of the Freakling Brothers in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Many people have asked what the inside of the houses look like, so today we will give you a taste of what you can find inside. Fair warning: these are spoiler photos. Granted, we were […]

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    Top 5 Misconceptions About Freakling Brothers Victim Experience

    Editor’s Note: Some of the material, language and concepts in today’s article may not be suitable for younger audiences, the squeamish or those that are easily offended. Reader discretion is advised. Out of the hundreds of stories that I have written on Theme Park University, one subject stands out by far as being the most […]

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    Urban Death Tour of Terror Combines Haunt And Theater At Zombie Joe’s

    If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times: immersive theater is the most fascinating movement in themed entertainment in recent years. Instead of sitting in a seat and watching the action from a distance, you’re in a space where the line is blurred on where the actors and patrons can […]

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    Walking The Black Carpet At The Las Vegas Fright Dome

    This weekend marked the beginning of haunt season in Las Vegas and the opening of the annual Fright Dome in Circus Circus! Theme Park University was invited to attend the “Black Carpet” event and got to hob nob with all the Vegas celebrities! There was Lance Burton… The girls from Fantasy at the Luxor Hotel […]

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    Jack-O-Lantern Blaze Brings Unique Pumpkin Sculptures To New York

    October 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the country’s most unique Halloween offerings, the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Every year, the team from Blaze carves, illuminates and sculpts over 5,000 pumpkins into massive sculptures that last year were seen by 100,000 visitors. You can find everything from dinosaurs made […]

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