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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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Behind The Scenes At Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s Deep Sea Odyssey

Arguably, the biggest theme park to open in 2014 was Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Fuxiang Bay, China.  It has already set several Guinness World Records, including the record for the world’s largest aquarium. Within part of that aquarium lies Ocean Kingdom’s signature attraction: Deep Sea Odyssey. I recently had the chance to chat with the folks

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Designing Phantom Theater for Kings Island With R&R Creative Amusement Designs

Dark rides help define the heart, soul and character of a theme park. Personally, one of my favorites was The Phantom Theater, created exclusively in 1992 for Kings Island. Recently I got a chance to chat with President of R&R Creative Amusement Designs Rick Bastrup on what it was like to create this one-of-a-kind attraction.

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