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American Dream Miami Proposed To Be Largest Mall And Theme Park Complex in North America

Eventually, the readers of Theme Park University are going to think I am making this stuff up. But seriously, there is a new proposal for a multi-billion dollar theme park in the United States.  A $4 billion mall and theme park complex is being proposed by the same group that owns Mall of America in

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Mexican Theme Park And Movie Studio Proposed Near Palm Springs California

It seems there has been another theme park trying to get approval in the United States, and it’s not the certain-to-be-doomed DreamVision parks in either Texas or Alabama this time. Aztlan is a proposed theme park, resort, concert venue and dining/shopping district looking to set up shop near Palm Springs, California.  The site would be

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Legoland To Add Lego Movie 4D Attraction

One of my favorite films of 2014 is finally getting it’s own Lego Movie 4D attraction at Legoland Parks and Legoland Discovery Centers around the world. Merlin Entertainments announced today it is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group to bring a new 4D animated film based on the popular characters of The

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Star Wars Takes Over Legoland Florida As Part of Lego Club Weekend

Legoland Florida began its Lego Club Weekend full of Star Wars-themed activities on February 21 and 22, 2015. In addition to the regular shows and attractions, there were special Star Wars events going on in virtually every corner of the park. They even featured a Lego Star Wars art gallery featuring photographs of various characters

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6 Reasons Why DreamVision Theme Parks Should Never See The Light Of Day

Did you hear all the news from a company that just came out of nowhere this week called DreamVision?  If you missed it, this team of theme park industry professionals are looking to build not one, but two destination resorts. One will be located in Fort Worth, Texas and feature a theme park, performance venues and

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Legoland Florida Hotel To Open May 2015

Legoland Florida recently announced that their entry from just a theme park into a full-fledged resort will happen on May 15, 2015 with the opening of the Legoland Florida Hotel. The 152-room hotel is expected to add 150 jobs to the resort and takes the experience from a one-day theme park to multi-day resort experience.

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Ask TPU: Will the Cirque du Soleil Theme Park Ever Be Built?

Welcome to our new weekly column where we answer reader questions from all over the world. I get questions all the time, either via e-mail, Twitter or meeting fans of TPU in person and this will be a perfect way to help readers how the industry works. I don’t proclaim to know all the answers,

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IAAPA 2014 Coverage Part Two

Welcome back to our 2014 coverage of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo! I got a chance to meet many of you in person over the past few days and just a quick thank you to those who stopped and took a moment to say hello. It means a lot. I got

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IAAPA Overview 2014 Part One

After walking around the floor at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions for two days, I’m exhausted.  IAAPA is the place where companies who design and build theme parks and attractions sell their wares to big dogs like Disney and Universal and the way down to small go-cart parks and arcades. It was

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Knott’s Adding New Interactive Dark Ride in 2015: Voyage To The Iron Reef

In a continued commitment to enhancing themed entertainment at Knott’s Berry Farm, today they announced their newest addition set to open in 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef! Triotech will be creating this new ride, which also built Guardian of Wonder Mountain in Canada’s Wonderland, a park also owned by Knott’s parent company, Cedar Fair.

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