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Disney “Plans” to Have Trump Speak in Hall of Presidents

We now have official confirmation from a Disney spokesman that Donald Trump will have a speaking role in the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom… or do we? It’s fair to mention that every sitting President of the United States has had a featured speaking role in the Liberty Square attraction since Bill Clinton.

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Even More Concept Art for Universal Super Nintendo World Leaked

You know when you find a leak and you think you’v got it plugged and all of the sudden it turns out it’s ten times worse than what you had originally imagined? That’s what seems to be happening with Universal’s Super Nintendo Land project lately.  Last week I published a handful of photos that were

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Would You Experience A Simulator For An Entire Full Length Movie?

You’ve definitely done a “4D” experience in a theme park by now, right?  Usually a 15 to 20 minute film made especially for a park that features all kinds of special effects. Wind, mist, smells, special lighting and even moving seats are fairly standard for what are now becoming classic attractions. However, in certain cities,

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Holovis Unveils Interactive Gaming Virtual Reality Robots

By now, you’ve seen rides on robotic arms at theme parks all across the globe. Epcot’s Sum of All Thrills, Legoland’s RoboCoaster and even Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey all use varying forms of robotic arm technology. Recently, Holovis revealed a virtual reality gaming version of this popular robotic attraction and it has

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Walt Disney Company to Own 95% of Disneyland Paris

In a move that should delight Disney theme park fans, it seems that the Walt Disney Company made a strategic move with Disneyland Paris recently. While the resort has had major financial issues over the years, the Walt Disney Company has never had complete financial control over the resort. If you’re interested in how international

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Universal Studios Super Nintendo World Plans Leaked?

A few days after the groundbreaking ceremony in Universal Studios Japan, it seems that some concepts for Super Nintendo World have been leaked. I want to preface that what you’re about to see by making two things clear: 1. There is a slight chance that these are fan concepts. 2. There is a very good

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Universal Volcano Bay Opens to Horrible Reviews

When a new theme park or attraction opens, how do you gauge if it’s a success? Ask your friends who have been? Read your favorite fan website? Personally, I like to check the pulse of the general public in whatever way I can. I’ve mentioned this many times before, but the general public doesn’t read

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Did Six Flags Flat Out Lie About Jokers Jinx Ride Control Systems?

Do you smell that? Recently, Six Flags America released a statement regarding an incident with The Joker’s Jinx roller coaster that just felt… off. For those unaware of the harrowing evacuation, let me get you up to speed. On April 13, 2017 a train stopped on the track of The Jokers Jinx midway through its run.

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“Theme Park Design” is The Encyclopedia of Theme Park Knowledge

Nearly every avid theme park fan I know has a collection of some sort. Shot glasses, park maps, plushes and more. Me? I collect books. What has now become a small library started at a very young age, I’d read Disney’s Official Birnbaum guides from cover-to-cover and would pick up every copy without fail.  As

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Four Must See Shows at 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, you don’t truly know Orlando if you only venture within the theme park bubble. If you’re looking for something truly unique to do while in O-Town, it only costs $10 for a 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival button. Each individual show is priced from free to $11. A

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