Category Archives: Extinct Attractions

First Video of Epcot’s Astuter Computer Revue Surfaces in Over 35 Years

Are you a completist when it comes to extinct attractions? There are plenty of us out there and I’m fascinated with rides and shows that no longer exist. Even more so, those that seem to have vanished in video form over the years. After a while, you give up hope that any kind of recording

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Take A Rare Behind The Scenes Look At The Now Closed Disney Adventurers Club

Take a unique look behind-the-scenes of the Adventurers Club in Pleasure Island!

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Video Surfaces of Six Flags Power Plant Project

One of the things we are most proud of here at Theme Park University is the preservation of extinct attractions. We have covered dozens from Hard Rock Park to MGM Grand Adventures. One project that I am most proud of is our coverage of Six Flags Power Plant in Baltimore. A bold and unique step

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BREAKING: Six Flags Dubai Officially Cancelled

Theme Park University was the first website to signal trouble in Dubai several weeks ago. We were getting reports that Six Flags Dubai was being canceled from vendors, designers and those that were on the ground. While no official statement had been made, we were confident that an announcement was forthcoming. On February 7th, 2019

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Abandoned SeaWorld Ohio Chronicled in New YouTube Video

We love abandoned and extinct theme parks here at Theme Park University. Over the years we have covered dozens of attractions and theme parks that for various reasons couldn’t survive. One park that we have never discussed is SeaWorld Ohio. While we won’t go too far into the history of the park in this post,

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Lost Attractions of Silver Springs Book Chronicles America’s Best Roadside Attraction

Long before the Mouse roared into Central Florida, one of America’s oldest and best attractions was Silver Springs, which is located just north of Orlando near Ocala, Florida. I have fond memories of visiting the attractions as a kid and recently got to relive them all over again. “The Lost Attractions of Silver Springs” by

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An In-Depth Look at Disney’s Traveling Theater Car

With the closure of two iconic Walt Disney World Attractions, Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride, I thought it would be appropriate to take an in-depth look at what ties those two attractions together: the traveling theater car. This technology is yet another way that Disney skilfully moved thousands of people an hour

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Epcot World of Motion Ultimate Tribute by Martin Smith Has Arrived!

Are you bummed about the announcements that came from the 2017 D23 event? Me too. The closing of Universe of Energy is yet another step in the original EPCOT Center’s original vision slowly becoming a distant memory. Yes, I know the original version was replaced in 1996 with the new film starring Ellen DeGeneres and

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Hard Rock Park History Chronicled in Video Narrated by Creator Jon Binkowski

For those of you that have been following Theme Park University from the beginning, you know that we started with a series of articles on the short lived Hard Rock Park. To this day, I still meet people who read those articles and want to know more or relive their memories of visiting. The story

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EPCOT Horizons Ultimate Tribute Video by Martin Smith

If you gave me a choice to hop in a time machine and visit one extinct theme park attraction, it would be EPCOT Center’s Horizons. No questions asked. I wouldn’t even give it a second thought. True story: I took the day off of work and rode Horizons non-stop on its last day of operation on

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