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Pigeon Forge Announces More Business Reopenings, Some Push Back Plus New Guidelines

With the stay-at-home order for Tennessee being lifted on May 1st, many businesses throughout the state are preparing for reopening. This means that out of all the major tourist destinations in the country, Pigeon Forge will be the first to slowly reopen its doors to not only locals but tourists looking to take in some

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee To Be First Tourism Destination in United States Reopening on May 1st

With the world on pause, many within the attractions industry are wondering what a “new normal” will look like. While most areas are still on lockdown of some sort, Tennessee recently said they will not be extending their stay-at-home order beyond April 30. This actually allows many businesses throughout Tennessee to reopen on May 1st

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5 Things Worth Binging During Your Time Off

Odds are, if you are in the attractions or entertainment business, you’ve found yourself with loads more time on your hands than you ever dreamed of having. Fortunately, there are loads of podcasts, videos and articles for you to binge during this time. If you’ve ever wanted to take a deep dive into “how the

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Would You Go On A Theme Park Ride Based on “The Office”?

Fifteen years after the debut of “The Office”, the show is still a cult classic amongst fans. What better way to celebrate than a concept for an attraction featuring Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott and the gang? Luckily, our friend Brittany Markham has designed an entire “The Office: The Ride” attraction complete with queue experience,

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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 30: TPU’s House Prediction List

When you think of springtime, what comes to mind? If the first thing that pops into your head is announcements for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, you’re in the right place. While this is an unusual time to announce anything new (to say the least), we have no idea when Universal will decide to start

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Will Disney Tickets Be Cheaper Once The Parks Reopen?

As fears of COVID-19 grip the globe, many of us who follow theme parks have a lot of questions on our minds. When will the parks reopen? What does social distancing look like in a theme park? Will a visit to a theme park ever be the same? Perhaps one I have heard more than

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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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