Category Archives: Outside The Parks

Brand New Simpsons 4D Attraction Headed to Myrtle Beach

Theme Park University reader Phillip writes in, “Hey dude, love your work as always. I haven’t seen anyone talking about The Simpsons 4D but was wondering if you could. Pretty interesting timing for a Fox IP to be opening up an LB attraction. Tonight is the first I’ve heard of this and would love to hear

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Warner Brothers Proposed Skyway Ride to Hollywood Sign From Their Backlot

Have you ever tried to visit the historic Hollywood sign in California? It’s a nightmare. Trying to get a place to park, then the hiking to get near it. For years residents have been fed up with congestion in the area. Today, Warner Brothers Studio is proposing a skyway ride that may change the skyline

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Lost Attractions of Silver Springs Book Chronicles America’s Best Roadside Attraction

Long before the Mouse roared into Central Florida, one of America’s oldest and best attractions was Silver Springs, which is located just north of Orlando near Ocala, Florida. I have fond memories of visiting the attractions as a kid and recently got to relive them all over again. “The Lost Attractions of Silver Springs” by

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Paranormal Cirque Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

On paper, this sounds like a great idea. Take a traditional circus and give it an adults-only horror/haunted house spin. That’s the premise of Cirque Italia’s brand new show known as Paranormal Cirque which recently had its grand opening in Palmetto, Florida just outside of Tampa. Unfortunately, the production needs a lot of work and

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A Journey Through Saw Escape Room in Las Vegas

Today, we give a taste of the Saw Escape Room in Las Vegas from one of our most loyal TPU readers. Al D’Alfonso recently took a trip to Las Vegas and got to experience this one-of-a-kind escape room just off the Vegas strip. Is it an escape room? Immersive theater? Ultra-themed experience? I’ll let Al

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Kind Heaven – New Immersive Project in Las Vegas Combining Immersive Theater, Hollywood Artistry and Loads of Technology

A new form of immersive theater is headed to Las Vegas in a big way. What may be the largest budget for a new immersive-style project, “Kind Heaven” is a $100 million investment at The Linq promenade right on the Vegas strip. To my knowledge, this is the biggest immersive theater project to date and is

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Chicago Magic Lounge Brings Class and Sophistication to Magic Scene

Add the Chicago Magic Lounge to my bucket list of places I must visit. A hidden entrance, secret passageways, elegant performance spaces and possibly the coolest bathroom on the planet? Count me in.  Opened in 2018 on 5050 North Clark in the windy city, the Chicago Magic Lounge may be the classiest place to witness

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Big Maw Bertha’s in Gatlinburg – Best Escape Game on Earth

After playing escape rooms all over the globe from London to New York, Los Angeles and beyond, what’s my favorite, you ask? There are a lot of great games out there. For example, in London there’s a game where your job is to find a bottle of wine hidden by the corpse of a headmistress

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Announcing The Winners of American Escape Rooms and A 33% Discount for TPU Readers

It’s time to announce the winners of our February #IReadTheEntireArticle contest with free games from American Escape Rooms!  If you’re a winner, I’ll be contacting you via direct message on social media with a code to redeem your free game for up to eight people. And the winners are: Ally Marie – Mad Professor’s Asylum

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Your Chance To Win A Free Escape Room For Up To Eight Guests from American Escape Rooms

Over the years, I’ve had many Theme Park University readers send me inquiries about escape rooms. As a fan, I can tell you that once you’ve started to play a few games, you’re hooked. Today is your chance to play a game with you and up to seven friends for free!  Recently I got a

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