Category Archives: Outside The Parks

Carnival Cruise Line Unveils Medallion Technology – A Next Generation of Disney’s MagicBands?

According to various sources, Disney’s MagicBand technology that debuted in Walt Disney World in 2014 was eventually supposed to roll out to all other Disney parks, and even the Disney Cruise Line. As CEO Bob Iger has said in multiple statements, MagicBand technology will only be used at Walt Disney World due to the cost and

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Lumina Borealis Goes Interactive with Map Projection Technology

Projection mapping has become mainstream within a few short years. By now, you’ve seen the exterior of buildings transformed all around the world from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. We are still only scratching the surface of what can be done with this new technology. You may be wondering, what’s

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Take a Ride on Tilt at 360 Chicago Observatory

Like me, you’ve probably been to a few scenic observatories in cities around the world. When was the last time you got to lie on a window that was hydraulically tilted toward the sidewalk below? That’s exactly what I got to do when I experienced Tilt at Chicago 360! Located on the 94th floor of

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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba Performer Critically Injured in Accident – Needs Assistance

Tragically, a performer at Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs was rushed to the hospital after a life threatening accident during rehearsal on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Karina Silva Poirier fell from some fabric that was suspended from a cable above the stage. For those familiar with Cirque’s La Nouba show, this is

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Step Over The Edge at Skydeck Chicago

On my first trip to Chicago, I had one absolute must-do attraction I needed to visit: Skydeck Chicago. Located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), it might be the most iconic observation deck in the world. For those unfamiliar, when the Sears Tower was constructed, it was

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Resident Evil Escape Experience Opens in Los Angeles for Limited Time

To celebrate Resident Evil’s 20th anniversary, Capcom has designed a pop-up escape room themed to the video game in Los Angeles. Resident Evil Escape Experience opens in Los Angeles for a limited three-week run starting Thursday, October 20. The game promises to have references and nods to every game in the Resident Evil series, including

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Six Flags Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Coaster

Six Flags Over Georgia has combined a virtual reality experience with a real-life roller coaster to create one of the world’s first fully interactive Virtual Reality Roller Coasters: Rage of the Gargoyles. The new attraction will run throughout October at Fright Fest and we got to be one of the first to test it out! The Victims Two crazy

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Supercinema to Host Nightmare Before Christmas and Moulin Rouge Immersive Theater Parties

We have talked about the joys of immersive theater here at Theme Park University for years now. However, something we skipped over is Supercinema at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City, home to Sleep No More. After the regular immersive theater experience (which you should definitely experience at least once in your life) on

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Get your sugar fix at the World of Coca Cola

Growing up in Atlanta, the global headquarters for Coca-Cola, you get used to something. When you order sweet, brown, fizzy liquid in a restaurant, it’s never referred to as pop, soda, Pepsi, or anything other than Coke. Recently, I got to visit the World of Coca-Cola located in downtown Atlanta to find out just how

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Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Exhibit Walkthrough at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Labyrinth Exhibit

Theme Park University teamed up again with AdventureDragon.com to cover the launch of the Center for Puppetry Arts‘ new special Labyrinth exhibit that celebrates 30 years since the debut of the 1986 film. As one of my favorite childhood stories, I couldn’t wait to see the original props and puppets up close and personal, but I didn’t

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