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VOLKANU – Brand New Sally Dark Ride Announced For Iowa Theme Park

At the 2021 IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Expo a brand new dark ride concept was announced today! Sally Dark Rides is currently designing and building VOLKANU – Quest for The Golden Idol which will open at Lost Island Theme Park. The new ride will be housed inside the park’s large volcanic

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How Is Universal Orlando Going To Shuffle Horror Nights Houses In 2022?

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the news. Universal Orlando has announced that Shrek 4D is officially closing on January 10, 2022. Plus Fear Factor Live is never coming back (not a huge shock) at all. While we have covered what we believe to be happening as a replacement for those spaces in previous articles,

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5 Reasons To Attend The IAAPA Expo This Year

IAAPA Expo is the must-attend, premier event for anyone in the leisure and attractions industry. From new products, cutting-edge services, powerful education sessions, and a plethora of networking opportunities, the options at IAPPA are endless. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of five key things you don’t want to miss.  1. Attend Engaging

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Why Is Revenge of The Mummy Closing For So Long at Universal Orlando in 2022?

It was recently announced that Revenge of the Mummy will be closing down. Universal Studios Florida expects the closure to last from January 7, 2022 until late summer of that same year. Which begs the question: why? There are a few rumors going around that the entire track will be removed and replaced. After all,

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The Vault of Souls Returns This Halloween Season To Tampa Bay

What’s my favorite haunted attraction of all time in the Central Florida area? So glad you asked. It’s not in a theme park or even an open field. Actually, this is located in the real tunnels of an old bank smack dab in the middle of downtown Tampa. “The Vault of Souls” may be the

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What’s Replacing Shrek 4-D at Universal Studios Florida?

At long last, Shrek 4D is finally closing on January 10, 2022, at Universal Studios Florida. After 18 years, one of the longest-running shows in theme park history will close its doors. At one point, the attraction was so popular Universal added a second theater for increased capacity. Of course, now that second theater has

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Freckled Zelda’s Mythical Magical World Might Be The Most Unique Magic Show You’ve Ever Seen

You know Bill Hader’s character Stefon that appeared on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update from time to time? I feel like I’m channeling him when I’m talking about the newest magic show in Tennessee. In Stefan’s voice: “The hottest new show in Pigeon Forge is ‘Freckled Zelda’s Mythical Magical World’. It has everything: a girl

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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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