Author Archives: Josh Young

New Video Showcases What Disney Parks Could Be Like Once They Reopen

Shanghai Disneyland Resort has partially reopened on March 9th with limited operations. Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel have reopened with limited operations. Now we have a look at what a Disney Resort might look like after the CoronaVirus closures start to get lifted. Recently a report from ShanghaiEye, a news station

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Extremely Positive News Coming Out of China Theme Parks Regarding Coronavirus Closures

With the entire planet is focused on irradicating the Coronavirus, there is a lot of uncertainty. For those of us that follow, work for or with theme parks and attractions, there are a lot of questions we don’t have the answers to at the moment. The biggest question is: will theme parks ever return to

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Do Universal Parks Discriminate Against Overweight People?

Recently Universal Studios Hollywood released some incredible photos of their new attractions: The Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash. While the sets and figures look incredible, something sticks out to me. I’m sure it will come up again yet again after this attraction opens. Do Universal Parks discriminate against overweight people? The ride looks

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Is Beetlejuice Headed to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights?

It’s that time of year again. As we head into spring, we start to hear firm rumors about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Parks. While it’s early to firm up an entire list of houses headed to the event, the one we keep hearing and believe is locked in is Beetlejuice. That’s right. The 1988

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Will The United States Ever Open Another Movie Park?

Over the past few days, I’ve gotten this question a few times in various forms. In response to our coverage of a new Warner Brothers park in the works for Japan and France, a lot of the outcry was expected. Why aren’t they building this in the United States? And perhaps more importantly, will we

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Warner Brothers Looking to Create New Parks Featuring Wonka, The Matrix, Lord of The Rings and More

Warner Brothers has always had an interesting relationship with themed entertainment. Their brands lend themselves to attractions, merchandise and immersive experiences. Now we believe that Warner Brothers is designing two brand new theme parks using their most popular intellectual properties. You can trace Warner Brothers interest in theme parks back for decades. Looney Tunes has

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What To Expect At Universal Studios Florida Bourne Stuntacular in Spring 2020

Rehearsals for The Bourne Spectacular have been going on in the old Terminator 2:3D building for a few months now. The opening cast was workshopping the show off site for weeks and moved into the theater back in August to start early blocking and rehearsals. So what exactly can we expect to see when the

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Legoland and Motiongate Dubai Has Their First Quarter of Breaking Even in History

The story of Dubai Parks and Resorts continues to be one of the most fascinating and baffling in theme parks around the globe. Consisting of top brands like LEGO, Sony and Dreamworks, the parks have struggled to make a profit since opening in 2016. Now here we are in 2020 and DXB (the company who

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Patrick Spikes and Cousin Plead No Contest in Stealing and Selling Disney World Props

In what may be one of the most bizarre Disney World stories we’ve ever covered, a deal has been reached. Patrick Spikes, former Walt Disney World Cast Member, has pleaded no contest in the stealing and selling of stolen props from Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. You may recall, we have been following this story for

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Harry Potter Studio Tour Rumored To Be Headed to Tokyo

The Harry Potter Studio Tour is one of London’s top attractions. Since opening in 2013, it has grown and expanded to include new scenes, props and interactive experiences. Now it seems that there could be another Harry Potter Studio Tour opening in Tokyo by 2023! For those unfamiliar with the Harry Potter Studio Tour, it

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