Category Archives: Outside The Parks

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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“Somnai” Combines Immersive Theater with Augmented and Virtual Reality

It’s been a while since we have covered immersive theater here at Theme Park University. The reality is, it has become a category all by itself with new productions popping up weekly around the globe.  While they are still mostly confined to major cities, there is some amazing work being done. For example, “Somnai” is

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World’s First Official “Saw” Movie Escape Room to Open in Las Vegas

No matter how many times I bring up escape rooms, I keep hearing the same thing. “You know what would be really cool? If they have a “Saw” Escape Room based on the movie and you have to escape Jigsaw’s traps!” Well, friends, it looks like your prayers have been answered. Opening in late January

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Cody Clark Returns to Orlando With His One-Man Magic Show

Longtime readers of Theme Park University know I’m a huge fan of magic. We have covered dozens of stories on Derren Brown, David Copperfield, the Magic Castle and many many more. What I love about what is happening to the genre, is magic shows have become more than just a series of tricks. A perfect

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Anakeesta Attraction Opens in Gatlinburg Tennessee

On a recent visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee I got a chance to visit the city’s newest attraction known as Anakeesta.  The 70-acre park is located on top of Anakeesta Mountain and can be accessed through the park’s Chondola system. This brand new lift was built with 8 six-person gondola cabins and 104 four-seater chairlift seats

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“In & Of Itself” Extends New York City Run Through May 2018

When was the last time you walked out of a show questioning your very identity? While it’s hard to explain, “In & Of Itself” pushes audience members to do just that. You’d be hard-pressed to even identify what the show is. It’s a magic show, but it’s far from any magic show you’ve ever seen.

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