Category Archives: Outside The Parks

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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Carnival Cruise Line Unveils Medallion Technology – A Next Generation of Disney’s MagicBands?

According to various sources, Disney’s MagicBand technology that debuted in Walt Disney World in 2014 was eventually supposed to roll out to all other Disney parks, and even the Disney Cruise Line. As CEO Bob Iger has said in multiple statements, MagicBand technology will only be used at Walt Disney World due to the cost and

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Lumina Borealis Goes Interactive with Map Projection Technology

Projection mapping has become mainstream within a few short years. By now, you’ve seen the exterior of buildings transformed all around the world from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. We are still only scratching the surface of what can be done with this new technology. You may be wondering, what’s

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Take a Ride on Tilt at 360 Chicago Observatory

Like me, you’ve probably been to a few scenic observatories in cities around the world. When was the last time you got to lie on a window that was hydraulically tilted toward the sidewalk below? That’s exactly what I got to do when I experienced Tilt at Chicago 360! Located on the 94th floor of

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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba Performer Critically Injured in Accident – Needs Assistance

Tragically, a performer at Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs was rushed to the hospital after a life threatening accident during rehearsal on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Karina Silva Poirier fell from some fabric that was suspended from a cable above the stage. For those familiar with Cirque’s La Nouba show, this is

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Step Over The Edge at Skydeck Chicago

On my first trip to Chicago, I had one absolute must-do attraction I needed to visit: Skydeck Chicago. Located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), it might be the most iconic observation deck in the world. For those unfamiliar, when the Sears Tower was constructed, it was

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Resident Evil Escape Experience Opens in Los Angeles for Limited Time

To celebrate Resident Evil’s 20th anniversary, Capcom has designed a pop-up escape room themed to the video game in Los Angeles. Resident Evil Escape Experience opens in Los Angeles for a limited three-week run starting Thursday, October 20. The game promises to have references and nods to every game in the Resident Evil series, including

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