Author Archives: Josh Young

Is SeaWorld Preparing For A Sale?

A few interesting stories came out of SeaWorld Entertainment over the last week that left many people scratching their heads. An undisclosed amount of layoffs happened companywide despite the fact that SeaWorld parks continue to be on the upswing. According to the official statement released by SeaWorld, this is basically just how they’re doing business

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Is A Ghostbusters House Headed to Universal Halloween Horror Nights?

Are you sitting down? Good. Got a good grip on something nearby? Great. If you think last year’s announcement of Stranger Things being added to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights set off a social media frenzy? That’s nothing. For 2019, we have reason to believe that Ghostbusters will be a featured house for both Halloween Horror

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BREAKING – Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash Officially Announced for Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020

It seems that another of our predictions has come true! The official word just came from Universal Studios Hollywood that a new attraction based on “The Secret Life of Pets” franchise will indeed open at the park in 2020. While no specific time frame within that year has been set, we predict it will be

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TPU Exclusive: The Unique Master Plan of Universal Orlando’s Fourth Park: Fantastic Worlds

It’s been a while since we have discussed Universal Orlando’s tippy top secret new park being built just off of Destination Parkway in Orlando. No formal acknowledgement of plans or even construction have come from Universal Orlando as of yet. The park is still years away, but the overall master plan seems to be locked

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Virtual Reality Bumper Cars Opens in Germany

It was only a matter of time. Since virtual reality has come (and mostly gone) on roller coasters over the last few years, it made sense for the technology to wind up on other attractions. Recently a virtual reality bumper cars attraction opened in Germany and could spur a trend amongst other family entertainment centers.

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Amsterdam Opens “5D Porn Cinema” in Red Light District

To be honest, we are kind of surprised it took this long for an attraction like this to pop up (pun intended). Yes, friends, Amsterdam (arguably the most progressively sexual country in the world) has opened a “5D Porn Cinema” that promises to stimulate more than the typical sight and sound senses of a regular

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Dubai Parks and Resorts Announces Strategy To Turn Around Resort

It seems Dubai Parks and Resorts is working on turning around their resort (which is losing money each day) to try and get to the point of profitability. DXB recently announced that their Six Flags Dubai project was “on hold” until it made sense to move forward. Now even that has changed. First, DXB Entertainments

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Why Did Disney Ban Smoking From Their Parks? We Have A Theory

On March 28, 2019, Disney Parks and Resorts dropped a bit of a bombshell with new rules and regulations at all of their parks within the United States. Among them is a rule ensuring strollers are ” no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long.” In addition, wagons of any kind (plus stroller

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Cirque du Soleil Downsizing Las Vegas Operations

Could Cirque du Soleil be in trouble? According to a recent report, the Montreal-based company is making some deep cuts to it operation in Las Vegas. This comes on the heels of our explosive article last week comparing the Cirque du Soleil theme park in Mexico to the infamous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. We’ve

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Would You Ride An Attraction With Your Hands Bound Together?

Theme parks are always looking for a way to ramp up simulated terror. Many use live actors, sneaky special effects or loud startles. However, Fuji-Q Highland in Japan is taking things to a new level: bounding riders hands together. According to a recent news story in Japan, this new attraction will “lightly” bound riders hands

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