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An In-Depth Look at Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Headed to Islands of Adventure in 2019

We have been following this story for months and now it’s time to dig into the new Hagrid roller coaster headed to Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Today’s article is a mixture of what we know, what we can gather from the construction thus far and a smidge of whisperings from within the theme park

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Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida “Valleys” Again

A Theme Park University reader tipped us off that an area of Universal Studios Florida was barricaded off on Feb. 16, 2018, around 2:30 p.m. There were reports that Rip Ride Rockit was down and no foot traffic was allowed near the ride, which is standard procedure when the ride valleys. Then a Theme Park

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Remembering The Magic Motion Theater

Growing up in the 1980’s in rural Georgia, the closest theme park was about a two-hour drive from where we lived. Luckily, we had a mall about 10 minutes away with a simulator in it that I was fascinated with. Does anyone else remember the Magic Motion Theater? Yes, for $5, I could hop inside

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Six Flags Parks adding virtual reality to roller coasters across North America

Six Flags has finally announced that their parks will be getting virtual reality on their roller coasters starting Spring 2016. Nearly every park in the Six Flags chain will have at least one roller coaster in a park will have a virtual reality experience. From the press release: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), and Samsung

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British Ride Roller Coaster Naked for Charity

Warning: Today’s article contains photos of people riding a roller coaster naked. If nudity offends you, why did you click on the article? Thanks for your understanding.  Here at Theme Park University, we have covered several attractions that allow patrons to get naked, including a haunted house! However, this is the first time we have

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Cedar Fair to Test Virtual Reality on Roller Coasters

During the 2015 second quarter conference call for Cedar Fair, CEO Matt Ouimet announced the company would be testing virtual reality on roller coasters starting this Fall. “This is only a test, but it starts to give you a flavor for the opportunities that could happen over time, where we could create a compelling and

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Is Sea World Finally Clearing Its Name?

Sea World got socked pretty hard again last year with another drop in attendance according to the report by the Themed Entertainment Association. Their Orlando park was hit with another drop, this time by 8%, which isn’t nearly as bad as the San Diego park taking a 12% dip. By far, these were the biggest

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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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Hard Rock Park 4: “Whole Lotta Love”

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Theme Park University takes a look at Hard Rock Park’s creative process in putting together the world’s first, and only, roller coaster themed to the legendary rock band: Led Zeppelin.

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