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“The Spielers” Theme Park Parody Debuts at Orlando Fringe 2017

With the dozens upon dozens of choices at the 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival, I naturally gravitate towards shows featuring theme park-related storylines. Last year The Animatronicans took the festival by storm and sold out nearly every performance. This year, The Spielers sets out to parody that most coveted attractions job: the spieler. The story for The

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Universal Parks Files Patent for Interactive Puzzle Theater

Moving forward, entertainment of all forms will push to be more and more interactive. Gone are the days where you’ll be able to sit and passively watch a theme park show, as audiences now want to be an active participant. Take for example what was filed by Universal Studios on March 7, 2017. Their creative

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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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Does Disney Own Avatar?

TPU reader Jim wrote in to ask, “We all know Avatar at Animal Kingdom is behind schedule, but why did Disney decide to make four more sequels to a movie that many people have already forgotten about? Will the sequels be represented in the park?” Here’s the thing… Disney does not own the Avatar movie,

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Universal Studios Dubailand – What Could Have Been

A Theme Park University reader sent me an Arabic brochure for the once proposed Universal Studios Dubailand, which actually started construction in 2008, but was later left abandoned. By the summer 2009, the project hit a standstill thanks to the global economy issues at the time, but this was actually going to happen! With all

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5 Reasons Why Back to the Future: The Ride Was The Best Simulator Ever

On May 2, 1991, Back to the Future: The Ride debuted at Universal Studios Florida, which marked a major turning point in the company’s history. Out of the dozens of simulators I have ridden over the years, none compare Back to the Future: The Ride and here are my top 5 reasons why. #5 It’s The 4th

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Gone With The Wind: From Reel to Real Opens at Orange County History Center

Growing up in Georgia, just south of Atlanta, “Gone with the Wind” just becomes part of your life. Less than 50 yards away from the first house I grew up in was a sign marking the historical significance of the land my house was sitting on as one of the key battles in the Civil

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From Dreamer To Dreamfinder Review And Contest

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Theme Park University’s first book review looks at our very own Ron Schneider’s book on his 40+ year career in themed entertainment

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