Author Archives: Josh Young

Warner Brothers Theme Park in Abu Dhabi Unveils Concept Art – What We Know

At long last, Warner Brothers Theme Park in Abu Dhabi has finally revealed concept art for what the park will look like and it doesn’t disappoint. The park will be entirely indoors and, from the looks of the artwork, they are really mining the WB vault to offer a pretty wide variety of attractions. Let’s

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Derren Brown’s “Secret” Will Blow Your Skull Apart

Admittedly, I am a bit of a magic snob. My very first theater show growing up was seeing David Copperfield at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta when I was five-years-old. Ever since, I have become slightly obsessed. I’ve seen Copperfield perform live over 15 times, gotten the chance to experience Penn & Teller’s act

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Shanghai Disneyland Pirates Concept Artwork Showcased on Disney Wonder Pirate Night

While recently traveling on the Disney Wonder, I was treated to some concept art I had never seen before during the Pirates in the Caribbean Deck Party. Dozens of photos from Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. I’ll start this article off with an apology, as the angles on some

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Disney British Film References abound in Disney Wonder Bar

Upon first glance, the new Crown & Fin Pub aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship is an extremely well-themed British pub and nothing more. Upon entering the Crown & Finn Pub, most patrons won’t even notices the dozens of nods to British Disney films on the walls and shelves. However, sharp-eyed Disney nerds will pick

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Could Immersive Theater be Merging with With Theme Parks in Disney’s Star Wars Land

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I think we are on the cusp of it finally happening. Immersive theater, which I believe is the most exciting form of entertainment out there today, may finally have some elements mixed in with Disney’s new Star Wars land when it opens in 2019.

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Epcot’s Spaceship Earth History Thoroughly Detailed Uncovered in New Martin Smith Videos

The treasures this guy creates just keep getting better. Martin Smith has done it again with remastered footage chronicling the history of Spaceship Earth at Epcot over the years and it’s incredible. As usual, Smith breaks down the attraction scene by scene and in the case of Spaceship Earth, layer by layer. It’s worth noting

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Should Universal Orlando Unban Adam The Woo?

For those unfamiliar, Adam the Woo has become a small internet sensation. A down-to-earth, G-rated channel that covers the adventures of a guy who likes to travel and explore destinations and topics he is passionate about. If you’ve never seen Adam’s work, I am going to populate this article with some of my favorite videos he

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Why Disflix was a Catastrophic Failure

Oh boy. Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up. In early April 2017, a new subscription-based service known as Disflix was announced. A clever mash-up of Disney and Netflix, which neither company was affiliated with in any form. Which is part of the problem, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the

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New Thrill Ride Prototype Reacts to Heart Rate, Muscles and Sweat

A leading charge in the entertainment industry has been to make experiences customizable, from immersive theater that changes based on your decisions to shows that alter course based on your feedback. Now we have a prototype thrill ride that will totally blow your mind. Daniel de Bruin created a prototype one-person ride that reacts directly to

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Theme Park Parody Show “The Spielers” to Debut at Orlando Fringe in May 2017

If you’ve ever had the privilege of working at a spieling attraction, you know that you’re part of a special and unique club. Whether you were (or are) a Jungle skipper, Jaws skipper or tram operator at Kongfrontation, you know that the job is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Now there is a show to poke fun

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