Category Archives: Theme Parks 101

MASSIVE Photo Tour of Warner Brothers World in Abu Dhabi

Today’s update is brought to you by the folks over at Middle Eastern Theme Parks (or ME Theme Parks for short). They have graciously allowed Theme Park University to use their photos of Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi from a recently held press event. The park isn’t officially open yet, but we do have photos

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evermore Park Releases Video Highlighting Attention To Detail Prior To Opening

Admittedly, I am coming around when it comes to Evermore. Sure, we have been critical of the park and the project from the beginning, but this is really looking like it could be something special.  Opening in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Evermore will be less about rides and attractions and more about a theatrical experience set

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Will The Disney and Fox Deal Kill Future 20th Century Fox Theme Parks?

TPU Reader Enzo writes in to ask, “Hey any news on how the Disney buyout will affect the planned fox studios theme park in Miami?” Thanks for the question, Enzo!  To be honest, I totally forgot about the Fox Studios Theme Park that was proposed for Miami. Back in 2015, we ran a story about

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Theme Park First: Sesame Place Is Now Designated Autism Center

In a first for any theme park, Sesame Place in Pennsylvania has done something extraordinary for autism awareness. In a statement that was released just in time for autism awareness month, Sesame Place has been officially certified by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) as a Certified Autism Center. What does this

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dubai Parks and Resorts Lowers Attendance Expectations and Restructures Debt

Things are still rough for Dubai Parks and Resorts. In a recent financial statement, it seems that while they remain optimistic, the parent company (known as DBXE) has changed their attendance targets for 2018. For those unfamiliar, Dubai Parks and Resorts consists of Legoland Dubai, Bollywood Park and Motiongate Dubai. All of these parks opened

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Schlitterbahn Co-Owner Charged with Murder in Water Slide Death

This case could have a huge impact on the entire theme park and water park industry. On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Jeffrey Henry was booked into the Cameron County jail in Texas. He is currently being held on three charges: aggravated battery, aggravated child endangerment, and murder.  Henry is the co-owner of Schlitterbahn, a water

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

DreamVision Theme Park Developer Sentenced for Fraud

For those of you that remember the project, this will come as no surprise. Anyone remember a company named DreamVision that promised not one, but two theme parks opening in Alabama and Texas? Yes, the company claimed that they already had the 3 billion dollars in financing in place and they were ready to move forward

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Could This New Coaster Be Universal’s Mario Kart Ride System?

A new coaster has opened in Japan that seems to have fallen under the radar of many theme park fans. A lesser-known park in Japan called Suzuka Circuit just opened a first-of-its-kind roller coaster that very well could be a game changer. It’s a duel-racing layout that gives “drivers” some control of how the car

Read the full article…

Also posted in Universal | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Ready for A Record Number of Brazilian Tour Groups in Orlando for 2018

The next time you’re visiting a park in Orlando, be prepared for even more giant groups in matching t-shirts following a brightly colored flag.  According to a report released by the Orlando International Airport, a record number of Brazilian tour groups are expected to fly into Orlando and visit Central Florida attractions in 2018. According

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kicking The Confederacy Out of Theme Parks and Attractions

If you’ve noticed, there have been some interesting developments with attractions associated with the Southern Confederacy of the United States. No matter where you stand, this marks an interesting time in the themed entertainment industry. And if you’re not familiar with these changes, let me get you up to speed. Over at King’s Dominion in

Read the full article…

Posted in Theme Parks 101 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Ad
  • Search Theme Park University

  • Categories

  • About Theme Park University

    TPU covers how attractions are designed, constructed, operated and maintained.

    In addition to theme parks, we cover anything in the world of themed entertainment from dinner shows to immersive theater, haunted attractions to miniature golf and much much more.

    Contact Us

  • Support TPU on Amazon

    Doing any online shopping? Search Amazon using this link. It helps TPU pay the bills and costs you nothing extra.


  • Latest Tweets

    Today we bring you a MASSIVE photo update of Warner Brothers World in Abu Dhabi! Click here for TONS of photos: wp.me/p3ei1A-3QB pic.twitter.com/HwQN…

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 12,571 other subscribers

  • Log in to comment

Powered by WordPress. Built on the Thematic Theme Framework.

The views and opinions of Theme Park University Staff are not associated with any themed entertainment company and are clearly our own. Please don't sue us.