Category Archives: Outside The Parks

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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New Thrill Ride Prototype Reacts to Heart Rate, Muscles and Sweat

A leading charge in the entertainment industry has been to make experiences customizable, from immersive theater that changes based on your decisions to shows that alter course based on your feedback. Now we have a prototype thrill ride that will totally blow your mind. Daniel de Bruin created a prototype one-person ride that reacts directly to

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Theme Park Parody Show “The Spielers” to Debut at Orlando Fringe in May 2017

If you’ve ever had the privilege of working at a spieling attraction, you know that you’re part of a special and unique club. Whether you were (or are) a Jungle skipper, Jaws skipper or tram operator at Kongfrontation, you know that the job is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Now there is a show to poke fun

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Immersive Spy Bar Opening in London for Limited Time

Do you like escape rooms? Immersive theater? Specialty cocktails? Then you need to get your butt to London during spring 2017. A new immersive spy bar is opening called The Bletchley and it looks incredible. Pop-up bars and restaurants are all the rage in London right now. The Bletchley is the third in a line

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New Book Allows You to See Rock City’s History

A small piece of my childhood arrived at my doorstep yesterday and I couldn’t be happier. If you grew up nearly anywhere in the Southeast United States, no doubt you’ve seen three words scattered across rooftops and billboards: See Rock City! For those not fortunate enough to know about the amazing Rock City, let me

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Apocalyptic Immersive Theater Event Headed to New York City May 2017

We’ve all had this conversation. You’re sitting around having drinks with friends and the question pops up: how would you handle being in a true apocalypse? Now, a new apocalyptic immersive theater event known as RED will open in New York City in May 2017, so you can find out just how well you’d do.

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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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