Category Archives: Outside The Parks

Dolly Parton’s Unheard Song To Be Released on Her 100th Birthday Sits Practically Hidden at Dollywood

Recently I got to spend some time at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Even though it’s one of my top 5 favorite parks on earth, I had never visited Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. If you’ve never been, the resort is breathtakingly gorgeous. DreamMore is just a few steps away from Dollywood Park. Naturally, there are tributes

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While Orlando Tourism Flourishes, Las Vegas Flails

We recently learned that Orlando had a record-breaking 75 million tourists visiting the area in 2018. This is an increase of 4.2 percent from 2017, solidifying Orlando as the top tourist destination in America. While there is a lot to crow about what’s going right in Central Florida, today we want to focus on a

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Brand New Simpsons Attractions Makes Debut

Roughly one month after the Disney/Fox merger has been officially completed, we have a new Simpsons attraction opening! The Simpsons in 4D is a totally new attraction featuring the gang from Springfield, which just opened at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The attraction takes place in a recreation of the Aztec

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4 Shows To See At 2019 Orlando Fringe Festival

Living in Orlando, you know that our favorite local event all year is the Orlando Fringe Festival. Artists from around the globe flock to Central Florida and put on one-of-a-kind shows that are all $11-and-under. With over 100 shows to choose from, it’s literally impossible to see them all during the festival that runs from

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Virtual Reality Bumper Cars Opens in Germany

It was only a matter of time. Since virtual reality has come (and mostly gone) on roller coasters over the last few years, it made sense for the technology to wind up on other attractions. Recently a virtual reality bumper cars attraction opened in Germany and could spur a trend amongst other family entertainment centers.

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Amsterdam Opens “5D Porn Cinema” in Red Light District

To be honest, we are kind of surprised it took this long for an attraction like this to pop up (pun intended). Yes, friends, Amsterdam (arguably the most progressively sexual country in the world) has opened a “5D Porn Cinema” that promises to stimulate more than the typical sight and sound senses of a regular

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Cirque du Soleil Downsizing Las Vegas Operations

Could Cirque du Soleil be in trouble? According to a recent report, the Montreal-based company is making some deep cuts to it operation in Las Vegas. This comes on the heels of our explosive article last week comparing the Cirque du Soleil theme park in Mexico to the infamous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. We’ve

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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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Flying Theater To Open in Pigeon Forge Under Dynamic Entertainment Brand

With flying theaters being so popular around the globe, it was only a matter of time until one arrived in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Announced on February 18, 2019, the new custom-built attraction will open at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2020. The Island in Pigeon Forge is an entertainment destination

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New Bill Looking to Bring Back More Filming to Florida

You remember when Florida had a ton of filming going on, right? Just as Universal Studios Florida and the Disney/MGM Studios were being built in the late ’80’s and early ’90s, there was production happening on sound stages, backlots and all over the state of Florida. Why? Most of it was due to tax breaks

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