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BREAKING: Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Closing at Islands of Adventure Sep 15 2018

According to several sources within Universal Orlando, the plug has been pulled on the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show at Islands of Adventure. An original attraction that opened with the park in 1999, this marks one of Orlando’s longest running stunt shows and one of the longest in theme park history. According to sources,

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Six Flags Adds Rewards Program – Earn Points By Going On Rides!

Rewards programs are nothing new. Buy 10 frozen yogurts and you get the next one free with your punch card. Now for the first time, Six Flags has their own rewards system. There are many ways to gain points including seeing shows, buying merchandise and simply riding attractions.  The Six Flags Rewards program is exclusively

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Brand New Simpsons 4D Attraction Headed to Myrtle Beach

Theme Park University reader Phillip writes in, “Hey dude, love your work as always. I haven’t seen anyone talking about The Simpsons 4D but was wondering if you could. Pretty interesting timing for a Fox IP to be opening up an LB attraction. Tonight is the first I’ve heard of this and would love to hear

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Evermore Park Opens With Private Party September 8, 2018

If you’re wondering what the themed industry has its eye on in the United States as the new up and coming potentially “big thing”? It’s Evermore Park just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. This new park relies heavily on detail, theming and interactive theater and not on dark rides, simulators or roller coasters (there

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SeaWorld Entertainment Soars from Quarter Conference Call Then Slashes 125 Jobs

SeaWorld Entertainment continues its upward trend with higher revenue and attendance, however, that seems to come at a cost of hundreds of jobs. As you may recall, SeaWorld had a stellar performance during the first quarter of 2018 as numbers in their theme parks have turned around netting in higher sales. That continued into the

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Dollywood Announces Largest Expansion Ever for 2019 – Wildwood Grove

In what is being called the largest expansion in the 33-year history of Dollywood, the park announced it’s new land for 2019: Wildwood Grove. In total, Wildwood Grove will have eleven experiences throughout the new land. The $33 million expansion is designed to be a new space for family attractions. Black Bear Trail is an

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Haunted Mansion Gargoyle Replicas Available to Purchase

Editor’s Note: Wacky World Studios is No Longer Selling This Item Until Further Notice Does your cadaverous pallor betray an aura of foreboding? This actually may be the coolest Haunted Mansion inspired decor I’ve seen yet. Someone has recreated the gargoyles from the stretching rooms from the Haunted Mansion and you can now buy one

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What Lands Are Coming to Universal Orlando’s New Park? “Nope” Edition

Recently I posted an article answering a few reader questions about Universal Orlando. In that article, I decided to test the waters to see what Theme Park University readers thought might appear in the Universal’s new park opening in Orlando.  Make no mistake about it, even though Universal has been extremely tight-lipped about it, the

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Cedar Point Adds Sensory Room For Families With Autistic Children

One of the trends we have noticed in 2018 is theme parks are becoming much more accommodating to people with autism. Recently, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio added a new sensory room designed for people with autism who might need a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the midway. This new

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Could Fourth Universal Orlando Park Be Named “Universal’s Fantastic Worlds”?

There has been an awful lot of online chatter about Universal Orlando’s yet-to-be-announced new major theme park being secretly built across the street from its current location, but recently a new interesting detail has emerged. According to recent documents filed by Universal City Studios with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, “Fantastic Worlds” has

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