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New Tony Baxter Book Released in Time for the Holidays

Arguably, Tony Baxter is more beloved than any other person who has ever walked the halls of Walt Disney Imagineering. Hearing him speak about theme park design, his passion for the industry and the contributions he has made is like having a living reincarnation of Walt Disney himself inspiring everyone he meets. With that in

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Entertainment Designers Forum To Be Held in Orlando on March 20th

Most likely, if you’re a reader of Theme Park University, you want to know how the themed entertainment industry ticks.  Readers ask all the time for advice on how to get into the industry or are craving that insider knowledge. There are hundreds of people you can talk to, but rarely do a dozen of

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Top 4 Misconceptions About Frozen Replacing Maelstrom At Epcot

If there is one thing the internet has taught me this past week, it’s that celebrities sure do like taking naked selfies. A close second lesson is that Disney theme park fans sure are passionate about the attractions and ideals they hold near and dear to their hearts. With the recent official announcement from the

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SUPER-CHARGING LOTTE WORLD: An in-depth look at the creation of the park’s all new Let’s Dream! Nighttime Spectacular with the Goddard Group’s Director of Design, Taylor Jeffs

Lotte World has long been one of the world’s famous (and infamous) theme parks. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the highly-attended hybrid of indoor and outdoor facilities has always performed well, establishing its place as one of the world’s most-attended non-Disney theme parks. What makes the park infamous, however, is its line-up of big budget

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Hogwarts Express Knocks It Out Of The Park

Yesterday, the Hogwarts Express started taking guests on a journey from London at Universal Studios Florida to Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure and back again thanks to a soft opening. Granted, I got a sneak peak of the attraction two weeks ago, but there’s nothing like seeing it operate with real guests for the first

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 5: Spider-Man

Islands of Adventure isn’t exactly what Jay Stein and Universal Creative set out for it to be when they were in the planning stages for this park as early as 1992. Then again, no theme park project ends up with all the items on their wish list fulfilled on opening day. After long negotiations, DC

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Why Disney’s Magic Kingdom Hub Needed Expansion

When Disneyland opened in 1955, it was revolutionary in dozens of ways that you probably are well aware of. One of my personal favorites is its ingenious design where various themed lands could live alongside one another and are easily accessible from a central location, or “hub.” When Disneyland was being designed, long before there

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Futuroscope May Be The Most Unique Theme Park In The World

Futuroscope Logo 2013

Very few theme parks in the world can call themselves true originals. Futuroscope combines truly one-of-a-kind attractions, unique architecture, and culinary experience that no other park has even attempted before.

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Universal Orlando’s History Exhibit

Universal Orlando recently freshened up it’s exhibit at the Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando. Learn how the entertainment giant created the Superstar Parade, Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular, Halloween Horror Nights and more!

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Sea World’s Antarctica: Far More Than A Ride

In Theme Park University’s second look at Sea World Orlando’s largest expansion – we take a look at the new penguin habitat, the unique food and beverage offerings, smaller details and why some theme park fans need to chill out.

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