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Six Flags No Longer Flying Confederate Flag In Front of Parks

These are interesting times, friends. Six Flags has just decided to start flying only American flags in front of their parks. This obviously comes on the heels of tensions within the United States for requests and demands for symbols of the Confederacy be taken down from public places. Six Flags Over Texas park officials confirmed

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Sea World Entertainment “Not Satisfied” With Results in Second Quarter 2017

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Yesterday we brought you news about Sea World Entertainment’s consideration of possibly selling off assets to boost the bottom line. While we don’t have any updates on that just yet, the company did release their second quarter results for 2017. It’s not good. Here are some highlights from their press release: Attendance in the second quarter

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Merlin Entertainments Hints at Possible Busch Gardens Purchase

This has the potential to cause a pretty huge shift within the theme park industry. If reports are true, Merlin entertainment could be in talks to buy Busch Gardens from their parent company, Sea World Entertainment. Sea World parks have had a rough last few years, what is keeping them afloat (so to speak) are

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Dynamic Attractions Prepares for Amusement Industry Growth Explosion

The themed entertainment and attractions industry has been expanding at break neck speed. Disney recently announced dozens of new attractions in the works from Star Wars to Epcot and beyond. Universal also has a smorgasbord of new offerings including three new Nintendo lands all with several attractions within. Not to mention the explosion of growth

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Derren Brown’s Ghost Train Revolutionizes Theme Park Story Telling

Out of all the attractions that have debuted in recent years, the one that continues to stand-out as the biggest risk is Derren Brown’s Ghost Train at Thorpe Park. Here are a few reasons why the ride deserves more credit than it has received thus far. It Breaks The Formula You’ve been on enough simulators,

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2017 Best New Dark Ride in Efteling Outside of Amsterdam

I know most people who read theme park blogs like this follow (worship?) primarily Disney and Universal attractions. However, there are a few parks outside of the Disney/Universal bubble that have some amazing themed attractions that are right up there with Disney quality. Today I just have to share some video of a new dark

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British Theme Park Archive Expertly Preserves Extinct UK Attractions

In a day where it seems that everyone has a theme park blog or YouTube channel these days, content can become a bit repetitive. It’s not easy to find original intelligent content that covers unique material, but also helps preserves the past. Recently, I discovered a virtual gold mine with British Theme Park Archive. I

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Holovis Unveils Interactive Gaming Virtual Reality Robots

By now, you’ve seen rides on robotic arms at theme parks all across the globe. Epcot’s Sum of All Thrills, Legoland’s RoboCoaster and even Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey all use varying forms of robotic arm technology. Recently, Holovis revealed a virtual reality gaming version of this popular robotic attraction and it has

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Did Six Flags Flat Out Lie About Jokers Jinx Ride Control Systems?

Do you smell that? Recently, Six Flags America released a statement regarding an incident with The Joker’s Jinx roller coaster that just felt… off. For those unaware of the harrowing evacuation, let me get you up to speed. On April 13, 2017 a train stopped on the track of The Jokers Jinx midway through its run.

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“Theme Park Design” is The Encyclopedia of Theme Park Knowledge

Nearly every avid theme park fan I know has a collection of some sort. Shot glasses, park maps, plushes and more. Me? I collect books. What has now become a small library started at a very young age, I’d read Disney’s Official Birnbaum guides from cover-to-cover and would pick up every copy without fail.  As

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