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Sea World Orlando Teases Sesame Street Opening in 2019

While Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have been making announcements about their new offerings, Sea World Orlando is also throwing out some great new concept art! Sesame Street has begun construction in the former Shamu’s Happy Harbor area of the park and today we get a glimpse of what the new 5-acre land will look

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20th Century Fox Dubai Park On Indefinite Hold Due to Oversaturation

The theme park bubble is slowly starting to burst in Dubai. According to an exclusive story with Arabian Business, the CEO of Al Ahli Group who wants to finance 20th Century Fox Dubai, the market is becoming oversaturated.  For those unfamiliar, this park was slated for a potential opening date of 2020 and was to

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An In-Depth Look at Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Headed to Islands of Adventure in 2019

We have been following this story for months and now it’s time to dig into the new Hagrid roller coaster headed to Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Today’s article is a mixture of what we know, what we can gather from the construction thus far and a smidge of whisperings from within the theme park

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Why Can’t Six Flags Up Their Warner Brothers Theming Budget?

Recently, Theme Park University (along with the help of ME Theme Parks) released a ton of photos showcasing the upcoming Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi theme park.  To say that the theming is top notch for a Warner Brothers park is an understatement and we haven’t even seen the attractions yet! At any rate, TPU

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MASSIVE Photo Tour of Warner Brothers World in Abu Dhabi

Today’s update is brought to you by the folks over at Middle Eastern Theme Parks (or ME Theme Parks for short). They have graciously allowed Theme Park University to use their photos of Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi from a recently held press event. The park isn’t officially open yet, but we do have photos

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Evermore Park Releases Video Highlighting Attention To Detail Prior To Opening

Admittedly, I am coming around when it comes to Evermore. Sure, we here at TPU have been critical of the park and the project from the beginning, but this is really looking like it could be something special.  Opening in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Evermore will be less about rides and attractions and more about a

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Epcot’s The Land Pavilion History Detailed in New Martin Smith Videos

Fire up the time machine because it’s time to jump into another Walt Disney World history lesson! Martin Smith is the best video historian of the Walt Disney World resort that you’ll find anywhere. Recently he added two new videos featuring Epcot’s The Land pavilion and the history behind it. In total, there are over

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Universal Orlando Acquires Even More Land for Fourth Theme Park – What’s Next?

Recently, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Universal Orlando acquired a huge chunk of land just across Sand Lake Road from where their current theme parks reside. If you’ve been keeping up, Universal has been slowly purchasing parcels of land that are somewhat disjointed and still contain several spots that they don’t quite yet own. In

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Will The Disney and Fox Deal Kill Future 20th Century Fox Theme Parks?

TPU Reader Enzo writes in to ask, “Hey any news on how the Disney buyout will affect the planned fox studios theme park in Miami?” Thanks for the question, Enzo!  To be honest, I totally forgot about the Fox Studios Theme Park that was proposed for Miami. Back in 2015, we ran a story about

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5 Announcements You Can Expect From Universal Orlando in 2018

Something tells me I’m still not going to be on Universal Orlando’s Christmas card list anytime soon. Welcome everyone to our Universal Orlando blowout prediction post!  If you’re a regular here at TPU, you’ll know that we are hot on the trail of Universal announcements, rumors and spoilers over the last few months. Not all

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