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Will Epcot’s Guardians Coaster Be The Next Harry Potter and The Escape from Gringott’s?

A recent Disney patent uncovered for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at Epcot can give us a lot of insight as to what kind of ride is in store. Ever since the Universe of Energy (or Ellen’s Energy Adventure) closed in August of 2017, there has been quite a bit of speculation

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Will The New Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Be Anti-Epcot?

Theme Park University reader Tom writes in to ask, “I have been following your page for a while now and I like your thoughts on different happenings in theme parks so I have a question. The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Epcot seems to go against the idea of Epcot. Granted there are several

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Daredevil Climbers Traverse Roller Coaster Tracks at Toverland in The Netherlands

For some people, riding roller coasters isn’t enough of a thrill. For a group of YouTubers, they recently got a chance to climb roller coaster tracks all over Toverland. The group of guys known as Smoare actually got permission from the park to pull off these stunts. Unlike a few YouTubers we have covered here

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What Is Going On With Epcot’s Planned Brazil Pavilion?

We recently got this question in our inbox from Sergio. He writes, “Hi TPU, First of all, great job you guys do with this site. It’s addictive. So, I’d like to know what you can tell us about the so much promised Brazilian Pavillion at EPCOT. Regards, Sergio”  First of all, Sergio, thanks for the

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“The Happiest Place” Graphic Novel Brings New Spin on Disney Inspired Fan Fiction

As a fan of theme parks, there are dozens of ways to express your interest in the subject. Some start websites and YouTube channels, others create fan art and then there are also a ton of books out there. When the creators of “The Happiest Place” contacted me to review their Disney Park inspired graphic

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Did Universal Orlando Make Another “Epic” Mistake With The New Harry Potter Roller Coaster Artwork?

By now, you’ve probably seen the new teaser poster floating around the internet today of the new Harry Potter Coaster. Opening in 2019, the new roller coaster is taking the place of Dragon’s Challenge at Islands of Adventure. For months, we have written several articles about this new coaster. It will be themed to Hagrid.

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Abandoned SeaWorld Ohio Chronicled in New YouTube Video

We love abandoned and extinct theme parks here at Theme Park University. Over the years we have covered dozens of attractions and theme parks that for various reasons couldn’t survive. One park that we have never discussed is SeaWorld Ohio. While we won’t go too far into the history of the park in this post,

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Will Universal’s New Theme Park Open In 2021 To Compete With WDW’s 50th Anniversary?

Theme Park University reader Sean writes in this question: “Hey! Just thought I’d get your take on a rumor that’s being floated around. Last week I was listening to a pretty popular podcast (won’t mention the name) and it seems to insinuate that Universal’s new theme park could open by 2021. The logic these podcasters

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“Walt’s Frozen Head” Film Has First Public Screening in Orlando October 13

Anyone remember seeing the trailer and images from one of the films shot undercover at Walt Disney World called “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head“? The movie wrapped production quite some time ago, but they haven’t released it to the public until now. As you may recall, the cast and crew for “Walt’s Frozen

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Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Wait Time Signs Get Hacked With Porn

WARNING: Today’s content may be a little graphic for some readers. These following images contain adult content.  If you’re easily offended by such things, click here and turn back now! While the biggest theme park news of the day on September 24, 2018, was a guest flying a “Trump 2020” banner in the Magic Kingdom,

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