Category Archives: Outside The Parks

5 Wits Entertainment Center Carves Out Unique Niche in Themed Entertainment

I often get asked: what’s the next big thing in the world of themed entertainment? The short answer is, more and more venues are looking for immersive environments for smaller groups. This gives a more intimate experience for the guest and allows them to get hands-on, thus giving patrons a direct impact on what happens

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Immersive Art Installation 29 Rooms Returns to Brooklyn September 2017

Slowly but surely, a fairly new category in themed entertainment is carving a niche for itself. Immersive and interactive art installations have been popping up around the country over the last few years. For those unfamiliar, a permanent version of this medium is now open in Santa Fe, New Mexico called House of Eternal Return

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“Beyond All Boundaries” Goes Beyond Multimedia Stage Show

For years I have heard incredible things about a multimedia show in New Orleans called “Beyond All Boundaries” at the World War II Museum. Before I get into just how amazing that show is, a little about this museum. Founded in 2000 and made America’s Official World War II Museum in 2003, the amount of

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Would You Experience A Simulator For An Entire Full Length Movie?

You’ve definitely done a “4D” experience in a theme park by now, right?  Usually a 15-to-20 minute film made especially for a park that features all kinds of special effects. Wind, mist, smells, special lighting and even moving seats are fairly standard for what are now becoming classic attractions. However, in certain cities, you can

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Four Must See Shows at 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, you don’t truly know Orlando if you only venture within the theme park bubble. If you’re looking for something truly unique to do while in O-Town, it only costs $10 for a 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival button. Each individual show is priced from free to $11. A

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“The Spielers” Theme Park Parody Debuts at Orlando Fringe 2017

With the dozens upon dozens of choices at the 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival, I naturally gravitate towards shows featuring theme park-related storylines. Last year The Animatronicans took the festival by storm and sold out nearly every performance. This year, The Spielers sets out to parody that most coveted attractions job: the spieler. The story for The

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Unique Japanese Attractions and Culture Featured on Yukendoit’s YouTube Channel

When I find something truly unique that catches my eye, I crow about it. Admittedly, I don’t do a lot of surfing of fan sites and vlogs simply because they are extremely repetitive. Recently, I stumbled across a YouTube channel that covers attractions in Japan (and around the globe) that I have never even heard

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New Interactive Immersive Theater Gaming Experience opens in New York City

Immersive theater continues to grow and expand. I believe we are still only scratching the surface of what is truly possible in this new category of entertainment. A perfect example? Recently I was literally the very first person to experience a new immersive theater event in New York City called RED, which is an all

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2017 Orlando Fringe Fest to Present “Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking”

This year, Theme Park University will highlight several shows you can find at the 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival. For those not familiar or happen to be in town, the yearly event will be May 16 – 29 and feature dozens of unique variety acts from around the globe. Today we highlight a unique magic act known

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Go Behind The Scenes at The Tour at NBC Studios in New York City

Does anyone else miss the days of live production at Universal Studios Florida and the Disney/MGM Studios? Alas, those days are long gone. No matter how many times I get to see it, there is something magical about seeing how television shows are made. Luckily, there is still a place to get a behind-the-scenes look

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