Author Archives: Josh Young

Is Cirque du Soleil Park Mexico the Fyre Festival of Theme Parks?

Back in 2014, Theme Park University was the first to break the news about a revolutionary Cirque du Soleil Theme Park headed to Mexico. Scheduled to open in 2018, the park was originally designed by the Goddard Group and featured some concepts that had never been attempted before. However, between 2014 and 2018, not a

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Is IMG Worlds of Adventure For Sale?

It’s no secret that IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai is struggling. Ask anyone who’s ever set foot in one of the world’s largest indoor theme park and they’ll tell you that the place is always dead. Despite having attractions with global recognition like Marvel and Cartoon Network, it seems that the park has yet

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Confirmed: Boy Almost Twisted Foot Off While Riding E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios Florida

As Theme Park University reported on back in February 2019, a boy was seriously injured while riding the E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios Florida. While initial reports stated that he “twisted his foot off,”, we had heard that was not the case. Now the Orlando Sentinel has picked up on the story because (no surprise)

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Dining on a Broadway Stage – Foodwork Offers Unique Views of “Network” Starring Bryan Cranston

There is something surreal about eating a steak while sitting three feet away from Bryan Cranston giving a gut-wrenching monologue on a Broadway stage. Yet, that’s the experience I had recently as a part of Foodwork, a unique dining experience on the stage of the Belasco Theater during Network starring Bryan Cranston. “Network” is based

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BREAKING: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date at Disneyland on May 31 and Disney World Aug. 29, 2019

Who’s ready to make a reservation to enter Galaxy’s Edge? Not to mention all of the attractions won’t be ready for the opening date! Let us explain. During the 2019 Walt Disney Company annual shareholder meeting, Bob Iger announced the much-anticipated opening date for the largest expansion within Disney Parks to date. Star Wars Galaxy’s

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“Walt’s Frozen Head” Going To Be Available for Online Streaming March 14

I get this question quite often. “When is that movie that was shot at Disney World about Walt’s frozen head going to be available for the public to watch?” Well, I am here to tell you, March 14 is going to be your lucky day. “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head” was shot under

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BREAKING: Today Show Cafe Officially Announced for Universal Studios Florida

As was speculated in January 2019, after the closure of the Boulangerie Cafe at Universal Studios Florida quickly closed, we have a new announcement! On February 26, 2019 NBC’s Today Show announced a new synergistic partnership with Universal Orlando: The Today Show Cafe. The cafe does indeed take the place of Boulangerie at Universal Studios

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Murder Charges Dropped In Schlitterbahn Death Case

It seems that, for now, the top brass at Schlitterbahn are off the hook (criminally speaking) for the death of a 10-year-old boy. Back in 2016, Caleb Schwab was decapitated while riding Verruckt (German for “crazy”) at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. The slide was known for being the tallest slide in the world

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Epcot To Modify Wonders of Life Pavillion To Look Like Something Out of 2001 Spielberg Film “Artifical Intelligence”

After being used for mostly seasonal events over the years, Wonders of Life is finally getting a major renovation to become a year-round attraction again. The yet-to-be-named attraction will be Disney’s first “play pavilion” featuring interactive attractions. From the press release: This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city

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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Officially Opens on June 13, 2019 at Islands of Adventure

FINALLY, we have an official date, name, and confirmation of the new coaster opening at Islands of Adventure this summer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure was just announced as opening June 13, 2019! Now we have talked quite a bit about this ride here at Theme Park University.

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