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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 1: The Good

We here at Theme Park University have been following the progress of Shanghai Disneyland very closely since opening day. Without question this is the biggest project in the attractions industry of 2016 and Disney’s largest in decades. Over the next few days we are going to chronicle just how things are going in Shanghai, including

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A Critical Analysis of Shanghai Disneyland

After a few weeks to reflect on my visit and seeing the park grow to the recent grand opening from afar, I figured I would give my analysis of Shanghai Disneyland. This is coming from someone who has studied theme parks since childhood. Regardless of the budget, being behind schedule and other factors that pushed

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10 Videos Proving Why You Need to Visit Shanghai Disneyland

Now that Shanghai Disneyland is officially open, I’d like to share some of the videos we shot while visiting the resort. Without question, if you are a Disney fan, it is worth the visit. The attention to detail and unique attractions make it my second favorite Disney park in the world, just behind Disneyland. Pirates

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#ThanksShanghai

For months now, we have covered the opening of Shanghai Disneyland here at Theme Park University. Like any new theme park, it has presented its fair share of challenges. It has been reported on many news outlets about how far behind schedule the park is in addition to being over budget. Now there seems to

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Every Guest is a Hero at Disney Theme Parks

When asked what’s my favorite aspect of visiting a theme park, my answer is rather odd: the complexity. Most people come to a park for a chance to escape, feel the rush of a roller coaster or be taken to another world in a dark ride and call it a day. Personally, I like finding

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What Disney Attractions Have Closed? A Response To A Huffington Post Story

The Huffington Post recently published a story written by Jeff Kesselman, a 25-year veteran of the computer gaming industry titled, “What Are Some Disney Park Rides and Attractions That No Longer Exist?” Good news: Kesselman listed many attractions that are closed now. Bad news: Nearly every explanation Jeff gave was filled with inaccuracies, incorrect information

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What is DisneyBounding?

I have been noticing a trend on various forms of social media lately called DisneyBounding. As we all know, Cosplay is huge. Thousands of people dress up as their favorite comic book, movie or television for various conventions scattered across the country. These costumes take weeks to make and was the subject of a series

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