Category Archives: Outside The Parks

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,

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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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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway Brings Modern Twists to Classic Story

To this day, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” remains one of my favorite films of all time. It’s a timeless classic with memorable characters, enchanting scenery and unforgettable music. When I heard that Broadway was debuting a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” musical based on the books of Roald Dahl, I snagged up a

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“In & Of Itself” Brings Deeper Meaning to Magic Show

Not that I needed a nudge, but the decision to buy a ticket to In & Of Itself was a no-brainer. After a critically acclaimed sold-out run in Los Angeles, the show has reemerged in New York for a 10-week run. This time being produced by the Goddard Group, Neil Patrick Harris and directed by

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Derren Brown’s “Secret” Will Blow Your Skull Apart

Admittedly, I am a bit of a magic snob. My very first theater show growing up was seeing David Copperfield at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta when I was five-years-old. Ever since, I have become slightly obsessed. I’ve seen Copperfield perform live over 15 times, gotten the chance to experience Penn & Teller’s act

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