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Project V Flying Attraction Headed to Europa Park in 2017

Regarded as one of the best theme parks on the planet, Europa Park in Germany is opening a new attraction in 2017, tentatively titled Project V. This new attraction will be a Soarin‘ style experience, built with a slightly different ride system. While the motion of hang gliding will be the same, the cars will

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Dynamic Attractions adding new Demonstration, Design and Test Facility to Orlando in 2016

As we close out the year, one can’t help but take a step back and look at how far theme parks have come in recent years. Going back to the troubled economy of 2009, theme parks were offering free admission on your birthday, nearly all future growth came to a stop and some parks folded

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Is The Toy Story Midway Mania Queue About to Get Longer?

A reader wrote in to the TPU mailbox to ask, “Since Toy Story Midway Mania is adding a third track at Walt Disney World, doesn’t that mean the standby line will be even longer than before? This new FastPass Plus is getting out of hand….”   In short, no. This is actually a win for

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Connecting The Dots: Standby Return Time Tests And Expanding Soarin and Toy Story Midway Mania

As Theme Park University recently reported, Walt Disney World announced that they will be expanding the capacity of Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin’ by adding an extra track and a third theater, respectively. Granted, they aren’t investing in new rides, but rather ones that are almost too popular for their own good. Last year,

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Disney Expanding Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin At Walt Disney World

Capacity is always an issue at the world’s busiest theme parks and Disney has finally announced the addition of more track at Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a third theater at Soarin at Epcot. The expansions are to open by late 2016, but construction apparently is already underway.  Considering that FastPasses

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Is Paper FastPass Returning To Walt Disney World?

This week, Walt Disney World is trying a new system to accommodate extra-long wait times for certain experiences. In addition to the free FastPass+ that is already available, guests who wish to visit Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland will be handed a standby return time card instead. This return time card

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E-Da Theme Park 3: Keep Your Ponchos on at All Times

Free E-Da Hairdryer.

Sean Graham, our Asian Theme Park Expert, takes a look at the attractions at E-Da and what makes them unique to the park. He also takes a look at the cultural differences you can find between Eastern and Western cultures visiting theme parks as well.

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