Category Archives: Disney

Haunted Mansion Stretching Room Recreated in Mega Fan’s House by Wacky World Studios

Haunted Mansion fans, be prepared for your brain to explode.  The incredibly talented folks at Wacky World Studios have created the ultimate Haunted Mansion fan tribute. What you’re about to see is a custom built recreation of the Haunted Mansion stretching room… inside someone’s house. It is mind-blowingly accurate and while it is obviously not

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Must Listen: Disney Legend Tony Baxter Interviews on Season Pass Podcast

I’ve said it before and I will continue to scream it from the hilltops: there is no better podcast on the themed entertainment industry than the Season Pass Podcast. Sifting through the archives of the incredible interviews Doug Barnes and his team have given over the years is jaw-dropping. If you want to know if

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How Do Theme Park Trespass Bans Work?

Want to know how to get kicked out of a park? Just follow Theme Park University. We have covered many stories about people getting the boot from unauthorized clothing, climbing roller coasters, filming in backstage areas and even thongs in a water park (my how times have changed in a few years since we wrote that

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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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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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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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Does Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Get Dismantled Before A Hurricane?

It’s hard to comprehend, but there are still many people who hear this urban legend and believe it. Hurricane season in Florida lasts from June 1st to November 30th and every year the same question seems to pop up. What does Walt Disney World do in the event of a hurricane and more importantly, does

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