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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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Video: Peter Pan’s Flight in Shanghai Disneyland

Welcome back! Our latest video features a classic Disney attraction with a few modern twists! Peter Pan’s Flight has been given a few upgrades from other versions you may have seen, from new ride vehicles to special effects. While it may not seem obvious because of the POV video below, the real star of the

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Hershey’s Chocolate Tour Dark Ride Getting Makeover in 2016

One of the greatest dark rides of all time is getting a facelift in the not-so-distant future. Hershey’s Chocolate Tour, which debuted in 1973, has been updated several times over the years and continues to be one of my all time favorite rides anywhere. The ride sits just outside of Hersheypark in a stand alone

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5 Things We Know about the Walking Dead Ride

To get the inside scoop on the new Walking Dead ride, I was able to catch up with the Creative Director at the Sally Corporation Rich Hill. As it turns out, the top brass at the AMC Network was scoping out the vendors at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in 2014.

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Behind The Scenes at the Opening of Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia

Growing up in a small town near Atlanta, my first theme parks memories all come from Six Flags Over Georgia as a kid.  My first dark ride anywhere was Monster Plantation and it blew my 6-year-old mind apart. Six passenger boats floating along a canal past 107 animatronic characters. To this day it stands as

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Rich Hill – Senior Designer for Sally Corporation Interview for Theme Park University Radio

In our latest episode of Theme Park University Radio, we interview Rich Hill from Sally Corporation who was in the middle of designing Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. In our interview we discuss what it was like pulling off the biggest dark ride project in the history of Six Flags parks as well as other

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Top 10 Reasons Epcot’s Horizons Was The Greatest Dark Ride of All Time

On January 9, 1999, I took the day off of work and headed to Epcot with a small bag filled with snacks. After just over 15 years in operation, Horizons was announced to be having its last day of operation. I spent the entire day continuing to go around and around, clinging to the memories

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An Interview With Rich Hill Artistic Director For Sally Corporation On Creating Justice League: Battle For Metropolis

Sally Corporation is creating one of the most anticipated attractions of 2015, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D. Appearing in Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas, this will by far be the most immersive dark ride ever seen inside of a Six Flags park. Last week, Sally Corporation’s CEO John Wood unveiled their Joker

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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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Inside Harry Potter And The Escape From Gringotts

Today we will take a look around Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Needless to say, everything in this article can be considered spoilers since the attraction and Diagon Alley haven’t officially opened yet. However, I suspect it will soft open some time this week so they can

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