Author Archives: Josh Young

Will Walt Disney World Employees Starting Wage Be $15 An Hour?

If you work for Walt Disney World or any other Orlando theme park (or plan to), this article is for you. Recently a few headlines regarding a proposed wage increase for Walt Disney World employees by the six unions representing the majority of the workforce caught my attention. They are trying to get Walt Disney

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#IReadTheEntireArticle Will Live On

I am beyond humbled. At the end of a recent article about the fate of the Hall of Presidents, readers of Theme Park University absolutely blew me away. At the end of the article, I tried an experiment where I asked readers who read the entire piece to comment “IReadTheEntireArticle” on our TPU Facebook page.

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Should Disney Close The Hall of Presidents Permanently?

Well, this one is surely going to ruffle some feathers. Let’s dip into the old mailbag and check out the latest question to the TPU inbox regarding the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom. Theme Park University reader Jon asks: Would love to see your thoughts on this issue. Is it time to discontinue

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5 Ways On How To Tell if Your Favorite Attraction Will Close

There sure has been a lot of heartache in the attractions world within the last few months. Between the announcements of Terminator 2: 3D, The Great Movie Ride, Universe of Energy and more being closed there has been a lot of heartache and shock. Especially amongst the fan community, emotions run high. I’ve seen many

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Remembering Elvis Presley’s Favorite Theme Park in New Book – Libertyland

Every time a theme park closes, a slice of Americana withers away. I’m a huge fan of preserving attractions history, which is why I am such a huge fan of Arcadia books theme park history series. Their latest title Images of Modern America: Libertyland releases September 25, 2017, and I got my hands on an

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Ellen Wants Her Robot Back from Ellen’s Energy Adventure at Epcot

I think she’s serious. At least I’m pretty sure she is. On September 13, 2017 Ellen Degeneres went on her show and informed her audience that her attraction at Epcot, Ellen’s Energy Adventure (also known as the Universe of Energy) had closed over the summer while the show was on hiatus. During the segment, she

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Why is Terminator 2: 3D Closing?

Did you notice anything funky with the recent (and somewhat sudden) closing announcement of Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Florida recently? Oh you didn’t? That’s because no press release has been given as of the writing of this article regarding the closing of that attraction. Which is a bit strange seeing that every other

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Evermore Unveils New Plans for Scaled Down Park in Utah

You remember Evermore, right? Back in 2014, we covered their opening announcement with much anticipation. A Victorian park that was to feature innovative attractions, storytelling, and even a revolutionary ride reservation system. They billed themselves as an adventure park and with good reason. As opposed to passively experiencing each attraction, they were to be actor-guided

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Think Stephen King’s “It” is Scary? Meet Laffing Sal

With the recent resurgence of interest in clowns thanks to Stephen King’s novel “It” getting a reboot in theaters, I figured I’d share a clown that scares me in theme parks. I’m talking about Laffing Sal (also spelled Laughing Sal depending on which figure you’re talking about), the creepy robotic figure used in fairs, boardwalks and

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Journey Into Imagination History Captured in New 90 Minute Martin Smith Video

Christmas has come early Epcot fans. If you’ve followed Theme Park University for long enough, you know that we are huge fans of Martin Smith videos. In 2017 alone he has chronicled World of Motion, Spaceship Earth, Horizons, World of Motion and now an epic look at Journey into Imagination. As with all Martin Smith

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