Author Archives: Josh Young

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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Abandoned ‘Night At The Museum’ Dark Ride Concept Art Surfaces

Every once in a while a gold nugget pops up on the internet that theme park fans have probably never even heard of. Today, Legacy Entertainment posted a never-before-seen concept for a ‘Night At The Museum’ dark ride! Now before you get excited, this concept artwork is from 2010 and the idea has been shelved.

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Watch An Artist Draw E.T. While Riding The Attraction At Universal Studios Florida

Well, this will be interesting. That’s correct. Drawing in the dark, while riding a flying bicycle at Universal Studios Florida and you can watch it happen live! Josh Schwartz is a theme park designer and artist who will be attempting this on June 13th at 9 pm EST on Youtube. This is not his first

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Savannah’s Best Hotel Is Inside An Old Power Plant With A Dinosaur in The Lobby

If you’ve been to Savannah, Georgia and have never been to the JW Marriott on River Street, you’re missing out on a real treat. While the hotel just opened in July of 2020, the origins of the building date back to 1912. Hotel guests of the JW Marriott are actually staying inside Savannah’s first power

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Is Cedar Point Setting The Standard For $20 An Hour Starting Wages?

Cedar Point sent shockwaves through the theme park industry yesterday and not for a record setting roller coaster. Across the country, employers of low wage jobs are feeling the squeeze from not being able to find enough candidates to work. Many are blaming the extended unemployment benefits, but we think the issue may run a

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Help An Attractions Designer Save Her Two-Year-Old Son #SaveDamian

After being in and around the attractions industry for 25 years, one thing I am always amazed by is how we all come together in times of need. The pandemic has shown us that when times are tough, we can rally to help each other out and get through a difficult situation. Today I’m asking

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Is Pokemon Taking Over An Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Attraction?

Some way, some how Pokemon will find its way into a Universal Studios Park. If what we are hearing is correct, Pikachu and the gang are going to evict Peter Parker from their NYC digs at Universal Studios Japan.  Wasn’t there supposed to be another Pokemon attraction opening at a Universal Park? Yes, many have

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More Theme Parks Drop Outdoor Mask Mandate

Slowly but surely, theme parks are dropping their mask mandates in outdoor locations. Since many parks reopened last year, the standard has been that all guests must wear a face-covering during their visit to the park. Naturally, this comes with exceptions like taking photos and eating or drinking. Clearly, certain parks enforce their own rules

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Imagineering’s Autonomous Walking Groot Robot Is Incredible

Unbeknownst to the public, Walt Disney Imagineering has been working on their robotics program behind closed doors. We all know Lucky the Dinosaur who roamed the streets of Disney’s Animal Kingdom years ago. More recently, they introduced a “stuntronic” which will make it’s debut at Disney California Adventure. Now, WDI has unveiled a Groot robot

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What Is Considered Offensive in Disney’s New Cast Member Tattoo Policy?

In a pretty startling move to many, Disney Parks changed their stance on what they refer to as the “Disney Look”. For those unfamiliar, Disney Cast Members have to go by a bible known as the “Disney Look Book” which dictates what they can and can’t wear. Thanks to Disney’s focus on inclusion, they decided

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