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Motiongate Dubai Prepares for December 2016 Opening

With one of the biggest years in theme park history winding down, just remember that the largest one has yet to open. Motiongate Dubai just sent us these pictures of the park and it’s really starting to come together. Even though the park has been pushed back to a December 2016 opening date, the main

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4 Misconceptions About The NBC/Universal Acquisition of DreamWorks Animation

April was a fascinating month for the entertainment industry. Universal Studios took a page from Disney’s playbook and bought out DreamWorks Animation for around $3.7 billion. As fans who follow this industry know, this has been happening at Disney for years now with the acquisitions of Pixar, ABC Television, Marvel, LucasFilm and more. What I

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Will Universal Orlando’s Third Theme Park be Dreamworks Animation?

I wrote a story about how Comcast (which owns Universal Studios) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation for reportedly $3 billion. Now, in that article I talked about how great it would be for Universal Parks to have intellectual properties like “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” at their

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Comcast in Talks to Acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3 Billion

Well, this is interesting. According to Variety, Comcast is currently in talks to acquire all of DreamWorks Animation to the tune of $3 billion smackers. Keep in mind, Comcast owns Universal Studios, which includes the theme parks and movie studio. Now if you’re a theme park fan (why else would you come here?), this is BIG

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Attraction and Entertainment Listing for motiongate Dubai Opening Day

Recently I got a press announcement for the forthcoming motiongate Dubai theme park opening in October 2016. After posting a story a few days ago, they were nice enough to send me a complete listing of all the offerings that guests will be able to experience on opening day and I figured I would share

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New Park Featuring Ghostbusters, Shrek, Hunger Games, Smurfs and more Opening in 2016

With most of the focus in the world of theme parks being in Shanghai Disneyland in 2016, there is one massive park opening that might trump Disney. MotionGate Dubai is only part of a massive theme park complex opening with very high profile attractions. Motiongate Dubai is broken up into five lands: Studio Central, Lionsgate,

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Madame Tussauds Orlando Featuring Wax Figure of Walt Disney!

A few days before it officially opens to the public, the folks at I-Drive 360 opened the doors to Madame Tussauds Orlando for members of the press.   Located in the same complex that features the Orlando Eye and Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds will be one of three attractions in the area owned by parent

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Character Inconsistencies Within American Theme Parks

Costumed characters are often considered to be the ambassadors to a theme park.  Over the years I have had endless discussions about how there are very few “laws” about how characters are represented and even then, those laws are often broken and become guidelines at best. Let’s start at Sea World where guests can see

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