Category Archives: Outside The Parks

Off The Beaten Path: 59 Rivoli is a Hidden Gem of Paris

I love offbeat attractions. Always have, always will. In every trip I take, I try to seek out a “non-tourist” attraction that you won’t find on a map. Or on a billboard. Or even advertised. Such was the case when I discovered the incredible artists haven of 59 Rivoli right in the heart of Paris.

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Seeing You Immersive Theater Event Opening for Six Week Run in New York May 2017

It’s officially springtime and that means new immersive theater offerings are popping up all over the world. In New York, a limited engagement show from the creators of Sleep No More and Queen of the Night debuts in May 2017 called Seeing You. At this point, very few details have been released on what exactly this

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Tearing Down Your Property – Real Life Follows Fictional Backstory in Orlando

A real life property battle has been going on in Orlando for months now that mirrors a backstory of a local attraction. And it’s hilarious. First, let me get you up to speed. If you don’t live in Orlando you may not have caught wind of the stand your ground story of Julieta Corredor. You see,

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See New York City’s History via Virtual Reality – On a Bus?

Long time readers of Theme Park University know there is one attraction that is a must see in New York City. No matter how many times you’ve seen The Big Apple, there is no comparison to seeing it on The Ride. Multi-million dollar buses with floor-to-ceiling glass panes give impeccable views of the city’s skyline.

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SafeHouse Chicago Opens to Secret Agents in Training

This morning, I received a top secret message from an “Agent Pottsie” regarding a new spy-themed bar and restaurant opening March 1. I’m beyond excited because SafeHouse Chicago is an upgraded version of a Milwaukee landmark that has been hiding in the shadows for over 50 years! Secretly headquartered below the city streets in the

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Moment Factory Brings Projection Mapping to Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal

Are you ready to have your jaw hit the floor? No, I’m serious. By now, you’ve seen projection mapping on castles, government buildings and even giant trees. None of this compares to what Moment Factory has created in Montreal at the Notre Dame Cathedral. In honor of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the Notre Dame Basilica will

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Solve the Puzzles – Win a Bottle of Wine at Lady Chastity’s Reserve Escape Room

I’ve played dozens of escape rooms at this point, but wanted to give Theme Park University readers an inside scoop to a game that made my top three favorites. On a recent trip to London, I hopped over to The Four Thieves Pub to try out a fantastic escape room: Lady Chastity’s Reserve. Walking into

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Neil Patrick Harris and Derren Brown bringing Magic to NYC Spring 2017

If you’re a fan of magic, you need to do what I just did and book a ticket to New York City this spring ASAP. Starting April 5, you can catch “In & Of Itself” at the Daryl Roth Theater through June 5. This show combines magic with a unique form of immersive storytelling that

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Immersive Drive-In Movie Theater Experience coming to Nashville

It was only a matter of time until someone took Disney’s Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and turned it into a stand-alone concept. For those unfamiliar, the restaurant has been a favorite at DHS since the park opened in 1989. Diners relax in recreations of classic cars while watching clips from vintage sci-fi

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Sweeney Todd Serves Up Meat Pies in Immersive Theater

It’s been a while since we have covered any immersive theater projects here at TPU. Today I wanted to give you a heads up on a really cool project headed to New York City, an all-new production of Sweeney Todd is headed from London and you won’t believe what you get to eat! After a

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