Author Archives: Josh Young

Theme Park Quality Attraction “SkyFly: Soar America” Now Open in Pigeon Forge

Have you ever been to Pigeon Forge? It’s covered in roadside attractions. Dinosaur-themed mini-golf, go-carts and carnival rides go on for miles. Recently “SkyFly: Soar America” opened at The Island at Pigeon Forge. This flying theater attraction is arguably as good as anything you’ll find in a theme park, if not better. This new ride

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Universal Creative Blindsided By New Virtual Reality Harry Potter Experience Opening in New York

Well, this is awkward. Recently the Harry Potter New York retail store has announced new virtual reality experiences for their location in Manhattan. In addition to their Butterbeer bar, guests will soon be able to partake in two unique virtual reality experiences based on the Harry Potter franchise. “Chaos at Hogwarts” and “Wizards Take Flight”

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New Theme Park Storyville Gardens Slated To Begin Construction In Nashville Mid-2022

Storyville Gardens will be the first park in the Nashville area since Opryland USA closed in 1997. The park seems to be born from two fundamental ideas. The first is Nashville has seen a huge tourist and population growth over the past few years. Storyville Gardens will be a family attraction desperately needed in an

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Could “Destination Dining” Be The Next Big Themed Entertainment Venture?

Personally, whenever I travel to a new city I seek out unique themed dining locations. I’ll take in anything from historical to cheesy to a dinner show. With rare exceptions, the dining experience hasn’t really evolved in the last twenty years. We all remember the explosion of 90’s chain themed restaurants like Planet Hollywood, Rainforest

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Yoshi’s Adventure Surfaces at Universal’s Epic Universe Construction Site

Finally some excitement is happening at Universal’s Epic Universe! Recently bioreconstruct on Twitter took to the skies and show some photos of the construction of the new park. While hovering above, they got these shots which give us a look at our first ride track for the park! Keep in mind, while it hasn’t been

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Dollywood Debuts New Drone Light Show

Are drones the new fireworks? We think it’s possible Today Dollywood is starting a new drone show that runs nightly through July 31. From the press release: Dollywood’s Sweet Summer Nights is a multi-sensory drone light show that creates a symphony of light in the sky above the Pigeon Forge park. Intel Drone Light Shows

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Want To Invest In An Immersive Theater Company? You Could Own Shares of Secret Cinema

With the pandemic winding down, life is slowly returning to normal. Theme parks are returning with limited offerings and Broadway is coming back starting in September. One thing we haven’t heard about: what’s going on with immersive theater? Some shows like “Then She Fell” unfortunately are closed for good. Others like “Sleep No More” will

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Abandoned ‘Night At The Museum’ Dark Ride Concept Art Surfaces

Every once in a while a gold nugget pops up on the internet that theme park fans have probably never even heard of. Today, Legacy Entertainment posted a never-before-seen concept for a ‘Night At The Museum’ dark ride! Now before you get excited, this concept artwork is from 2010 and the idea has been shelved.

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Watch An Artist Draw E.T. While Riding The Attraction At Universal Studios Florida

Well, this will be interesting. That’s correct. Drawing in the dark, while riding a flying bicycle at Universal Studios Florida and you can watch it happen live! Josh Schwartz is a theme park designer and artist who will be attempting this on June 13th at 9 pm EST on Youtube. This is not his first

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Savannah’s Best Hotel Is Inside An Old Power Plant With A Dinosaur in The Lobby

If you’ve been to Savannah, Georgia and have never been to the JW Marriott on River Street, you’re missing out on a real treat. While the hotel just opened in July of 2020, the origins of the building date back to 1912. Hotel guests of the JW Marriott are actually staying inside Savannah’s first power

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