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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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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Room Built into Walt Disney World Golden Oak Residence

If you’re a Disney fan and could theme any room in your house to your favorite Disney film or ride, what would it be? One mega-fan decided to add a “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” room to their home in Golden Oaks on Walt Disney World property. These pictures were posted on the Wacky World Studios

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Could Immersive Theater be Merging with With Theme Parks in Disney’s Star Wars Land

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I think we are on the cusp of it finally happening. Immersive theater, which I believe is the most exciting form of entertainment out there today, may finally have some elements mixed in with Disney’s new Star Wars land when it opens in 2019.

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An Interview with Jessica Cox – A Woman Born Without Arms Who Isn’t Allowed To Ride A Single Attraction At Universal Orlando

You’ve probably seen the headlines by now. Jessica Cox, a woman who was born without arms, was denied riding any moving attractions at Universal Orlando on a trip back in November 2015. She is not someone who takes “no” for an answer lightly, as she is a licensed scuba diver and even a licensed pilot. Theme

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PeopleMover History Video by Martin Smith is Incredible

There is no finer source of Disney theme park history available on the web than Martin Smith’s videos. Many times in the past, we have trumpeted how wonderful his work is and this time is no exception. His latest video on the PeopleMover in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland can not be missed. It clocks in

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Original Dreamfinder to Play Walt’s Frozen Head in Upcoming Film

Remember the film that we told you about several months ago here at Theme Park University? The one that was filmed at Walt Disney World without permission? Yes, it’s still moving forward and finishing production. “Walt’s Frozen Head” begs the question: what if Walt Disney was actually cryogenically frozen and has been locked away for

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Donald Trump Sponsors Hall of Presidents in Preparation for Election Day

Today Walt Disney World has announced a new sponsorship in the Magic Kingdom to help boost attendance at the least popular attraction in the park. None other than Donald Trump hAs put forth his own money to bring some much needed life to this original attraction. In a statement released by Donald Trump today, he

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Walt Disney World Officially Gets Into the Escape Room Business

Disney recently announced a new offering at the Walt Disney World Resort which has been a growing trend sweeping the globe in themed entertainment. Escape rooms have been popping up everywhere and now you can play one at Disney in Orlando! The Escape Challenge is available as an exclusive offering for corporate groups from the

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Why China Is Too Advanced For Disney MagicBands

Considering the opening date for Shanghai Disneyland has finally been announced, we are going to take an extensive look at just how different this park will be from other Disney resorts around the world. In 2015, we found out that Disney was ditching the idea for using MagicBands in California as the roll out of

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New Film Shot at Walt Disney World Without Permission: Walt’s Frozen Head

It was bound to happen. Love it or hate it, the film “Escape from Tomorrow” was a financial success, as many people watched it just to see how it could be shot without Walt Disney World’s permission. Well yet another movie has been shot at Walt Disney World without the Mouse’s approval: “The Further Adventures

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