Author Archives: Josh Young

Is Revenge of The Mummy At Universal Studios Florida Closing in 2020?

TPU Reader John writes in to ask: “Have you heard this rumor about Revenge of the Mummy closing? People are saying Universal Studios Florida could shut it down for a major refurbishment by the end of 2020. The logic behind it is The Hulk and Dragon Challenge were both closed after being open for 16

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Universal Orlando Adding Saturday Night Live Venue to CityWalk?

Out of all the brands NBC/Universal owns, none may be more iconic than Saturday Night Live. Love it or hate it, the show has been a Saturday night tradition since 1975 and has been responsible for the biggest names in comedy. We currently have reason to believe that SNL will be getting their first dedicated

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90 Minute Space Mountain Documentary Released

Have you been enjoying The Imagineering Story on Disney Plus? Me too. While the six part series was a fascinating peek behind the curtain, it wasn’t exactly a deep dive into a particular attraction’s history. On the other hand, Martin Smith just released a 90-minute Space Mountain documentary and it’s just the deep dive I’ve

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Universal Orlando Is Quietly Working on A “Lord of The Rings” Land?

You may have heard rumors of “Lord of The Rings” coming to Universal Orlando for literally decades now. For one reason or another, the trigger was never pulled to actually build a land or an attraction based on the popular film franchise and book series. However, it seems that Universal is once again kicking the

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Why Aren’t Orlando Theme Parks Filling to Capacity During the 2019 Holiday Season?

The holidays in Orlando are in full swing. On any given day you can find Magic Kingdom’s Christmas fireworks, Epcot’s Candlelight Processional, Macy’s Holiday Parade and a lot more. However, if you’ve been following the press about Orlando theme parks during 2019, something is definitely missing. As of the writing of this article, no Orlando

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Full Video of World’s First Immersive Theater Dark Ride Released

One of the most innovative and unique dark rides on the planet recently opened. An attraction that turns typical theme park flow and shakes it up a bit. You know what I’m talking about. You wait in line, then an attendant lines you up in rows with automatic doors in front of you. Next you

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How Do You Become An Imagineer?

Most likely, if you’re a Theme Park University reader, you’ve had this thought. How do you become an Imagineer? Whether you’re an industry veteran, a theme park fan or someone who’s looking to break into themed entertainment, the question has no doubt crossed your mind at some point. The problem is, as opposed to most

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure Preview Center Surfaces in New Video

Before Islands of Adventure, guests could get a sneak peak at what was coming at Universal Studios Florida prior to the park opening. Located in the former Stat Trek Adventure space (now taken over by lockers for The Mummy and the Halloween Horror Nights tribute store). The Islands of Adventure Preview Center took guests through

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“Drawn To Life” Official Name of New Cirque du Soleil/Disney Show Opening Spring 2020

After being teased at the 2019 D23 Expo and hearing very little other info, we finally have a name! The new Disney/Cirque du Soleil branded show opening at Disney Springs will be called “Drawn To Life”. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, says, “For Cirque du Soleil, this is a beautiful

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The London Resort Reveals Master Plan and Concept Art

A version of a Paramount theme park slated for just outside of London has been off and on again for decades now. However, this time it seems that we may finally see another major theme park complex open in 2024 called The London Resort. New concept art and a master plan was released today! The

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