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Penumbra = When Shadows Fall = The Republic 2.0

Over the last week, I have gotten multiple messages asking me the same question: What was your reaction when you found out that Penumbra (with official show name When Shadows Fall) was actually The Republic 2.0? I’d like to apologize in advance for not having a camera on at the time the light bulb went

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The Goonies Being Reimagined as Immersive Theater

I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am. According to a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, the 1985 cult classic “The Goonies” is being reimagined as an immersive theater show in New York City. Richard Donner, director of “The Goonies” explained in a recent interview that he is involved in recreating

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How Failed Attractions Can Hurt The Themed Entertainment Industry

While perhaps not intentional, Theme Park University has become known for two things: learning about extinct attractions and telling it like it is. Today we are going to focus on attractions that do not work for one reason or another and the ripple effect it has on the entire industry. For the most part, as

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The Republic Game in Orlando Fails on Nearly Every Level

I write this piece with a heavy heart, as it’s not easy to do this. Long time readers of Theme Park University know that I have covered immersive theater many times over the past few years. It is easily the most exciting form of themed entertainment that has emerged since the advent of the theme

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The Republic Brings Immersive Theater And Gaming To Orlando May 2015

Out of any type of themed entertainment I have experienced over the last few years, immersive theater is the most exciting and unique by a long shot. Instead of the actors being on stage and the audience enjoying the show from the comfort of a plush seat, the entire space becomes a set. You’re in

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