Category Archives: Disney

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

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Disney Cruise Line Adds Projection Mapping to Theater Spectaculars

Admittedly, I am a bit of a Disney Cruise addict.  After going on over 15 sailings at this point, being on a Disney Cruise ship feels like home. So there I was on the Disney Wonder, watching The Golden Mickeys for what feels like the dozenth time and my jaw drops. Within the first five

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Splash Mountain Need to be Rethemed to Something Less Offensive?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know it’s an interesting political time in the United States. Tensions are high. It seems that there is fighting on all sides of the political and humanitarian spectrum. It seems that everything that is race-related in the country is being brought into question, regardless of how long

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Coping With Theme Park Losses and Change 101

If you’re feeling a sense of loss with all the recent theme park announcements that have come during the Summer of 2017, you’re not alone. Universe of Energy, The Great Movie Ride, Dragon’s Challenge and several more are on the chopping block. Even an iconic attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean is getting yet another upgrade

Read the full article…

Also posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

An In-Depth Look at Disney’s Traveling Theater Car

With the closure of two iconic Walt Disney World Attractions, Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride, I thought it would be appropriate to take an in-depth look at what ties those two attractions together: the traveling theater car. This technology is yet another way that Disney skilfully moved thousands of people an hour

Read the full article…

Also posted in Extinct Attractions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Injured Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba Performer Speaks Out

Last year, Theme Park University was one of the first to break a story about a Cirque du Soleil performer who was critically injured in an awful accident. During a rehearsal for La Nouba at Disney Springs, Karina Silva fell from the silks used to raise her 50 feet above the stage and landed on

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Epcot World of Motion Ultimate Tribute by Martin Smith Has Arrived!

Are you bummed about the announcements that came from the 2017 D23 event? Me too. The closing of Universe of Energy is yet another step in the original EPCOT Center’s original vision slowly becoming a distant memory. Yes, I know the original version was replaced in 1996 with the new film starring Ellen DeGeneres and

Read the full article…

Also posted in Extinct Attractions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience to open in Disneyland and Walt Disney World

You remember The VOID, don’t you? The virtual reality technology which came after the original concept of the Evermore park was scrapped in Utah? Since then they have opened up several VR experiences in various attractions such as a Ghostbusters virtual walk-through at Madame Tussauds New York complete with proton pack! Now they are breaking

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who’s Responsible for Disney Parks Growth Explosion? Thanks Shanghai

For those of you who have been living under a rock, Disney recently announced a seemingly unprecedented laundry list of new attractions and projects coming to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and beyond. A new Tron coaster and theater at the Magic Kingdom, a new Mickey dark ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a new

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Disney Shows Off Magic Bench Technology in New Video

We have talked several times about Augmented Reality and how it can be used in theme parks.  While you have already seen some forms of augmented reality in various attractions, many require you to use headsets or special equipment. Many companies are trying to find ways to work around that and keep the experience as

Read the full article…

Posted in Disney | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
  • Ad
  • Search Theme Park University

  • Categories

  • About Theme Park University

    TPU covers how attractions are designed, constructed, operated and maintained.

    In addition to theme parks, we cover anything in the world of themed entertainment from dinner shows to immersive theater, haunted attractions to miniature golf and much much more.

    Contact Us

  • Support TPU on Amazon

    Doing any online shopping? Search Amazon using this link. It helps TPU pay the bills and costs you nothing extra.


  • Latest Tweets

    Wacky World Studios Creates Ultimate Disney Fan Home themeparkuniversity.… pic.twitter.com/PaJs…

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 12,037 other subscribers

  • Log in to comment

Powered by WordPress. Built on the Thematic Theme Framework.

The views and opinions of Theme Park University Staff are not associated with any themed entertainment company and are clearly our own. Please don't sue us.