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Video Of The New Jurassic World Adventure Surfaces From Universal Studios Beijing

Universal Studios Beijing finally opened to the public on August 20, 2021. As such, videos and images of the park are starting to trickle out. Without question, the Jurassic World Adventure is considered their crown jewel within the park. Why does it stand out? Well, for starters it doesn’t rely heavily on screens. Which is

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Great Disney/Themed Entertainment History With Larry Nikolai and Sam Carter

Learning new theme park nuggets is an obsession of mine. The thing about nuggets, they are rarely served on a silver platter. You have to dig for them. A perfect example is a new interview with Larry Nikolai I recently found on Sam Carter’s YouTube Channel. For those unfamiliar, Larry Nikolai has had a colorful

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Could Universal Orlando Be Killing Their Frequent Fear Pass Program?

If there was ever a time to blow up the Frequent Fear program at Universal Orlando, it’s 2021. It seems as if the Halloween Horror Nights seasonal pass may be gone forever. Let’s dive in! For those unaware, Halloween Horror Nights traditionally offers a smattering of different ticket options each year. In addition to one-day

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Theme Park Quality Attraction “SkyFly: Soar America” Now Open in Pigeon Forge

Have you ever been to Pigeon Forge? It’s covered in roadside attractions. Dinosaur-themed mini-golf, go-carts and carnival rides go on for miles. Recently “SkyFly: Soar America” opened at The Island at Pigeon Forge. This flying theater attraction is arguably as good as anything you’ll find in a theme park, if not better. This new ride

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Universal Creative Blindsided By New Virtual Reality Harry Potter Experience Opening in New York

Well, this is awkward. Recently the Harry Potter New York retail store has announced new virtual reality experiences for their location in Manhattan. In addition to their Butterbeer bar, guests will soon be able to partake in two unique virtual reality experiences based on the Harry Potter franchise. “Chaos at Hogwarts” and “Wizards Take Flight”

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New Theme Park Storyville Gardens Slated To Begin Construction In Nashville Mid-2022

Storyville Gardens will be the first park in the Nashville area since Opryland USA closed in 1997. The park seems to be born from two fundamental ideas. The first is Nashville has seen a huge tourist and population growth over the past few years. Storyville Gardens will be a family attraction desperately needed in an

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Could “Destination Dining” Be The Next Big Themed Entertainment Venture?

Personally, whenever I travel to a new city I seek out unique themed dining locations. I’ll take in anything from historical to cheesy to a dinner show. With rare exceptions, the dining experience hasn’t really evolved in the last twenty years. We all remember the explosion of 90’s chain themed restaurants like Planet Hollywood, Rainforest

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Yoshi’s Adventure Surfaces at Universal’s Epic Universe Construction Site

Finally some excitement is happening at Universal’s Epic Universe! Recently bioreconstruct on Twitter took to the skies and show some photos of the construction of the new park. While hovering above, they got these shots which give us a look at our first ride track for the park! Keep in mind, while it hasn’t been

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Dollywood Debuts New Drone Light Show

Are drones the new fireworks? We think it’s possible Today Dollywood is starting a new drone show that runs nightly through July 31. From the press release: Dollywood’s Sweet Summer Nights is a multi-sensory drone light show that creates a symphony of light in the sky above the Pigeon Forge park. Intel Drone Light Shows

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Want To Invest In An Immersive Theater Company? You Could Own Shares of Secret Cinema

With the pandemic winding down, life is slowly returning to normal. Theme parks are returning with limited offerings and Broadway is coming back starting in September. One thing we haven’t heard about: what’s going on with immersive theater? Some shows like “Then She Fell” unfortunately are closed for good. Others like “Sleep No More” will

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