Category Archives: Outside The Parks

Unique History Lessons at The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater in Pigeon Forge

Truth be told, I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater in Pigeon Forge. Every time I’m in this area, it’s overwhelming to keep track of all the new attractions, shows and restaurants that constantly open up in this area.  Before we dive in, I need to make

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Exploring Hunger Games: The Exhibition on The Las Vegas Strip

Recently I got a chance to visit a unique attraction on the Las Vegas strip, Hunger Games: The Exhibition! Tucked away in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Hunger Games: The Exhibition is part interactive museum and part behind-the-scenes exhibit on the making of the film franchise. Upon arriving, guests get to choose from one

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Derren Brown: Secret Returns to NYC Fall 2019

My favorite living performer is finally returning to the United States and I couldn’t be more thrilled! In spring 2017, Derren Brown opened his first show at the Atlantic Theater company known as “Secret.” Being a fan of Brown for years and soaking up whatever performances I could online, I made a trip to New

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Extremely Rare Disney Animation Pieces Going to Auction Soon

It’s rare that you get the chance to own a piece of history. For fans of Disney and animation, perhaps the ultimate collector’s possession is a hand-drawn piece of animation that was used for a film. Recently I came across an auction of extremely rare artwork that’s going up for bid from RR Auction. Today,

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New Immersive Steven Spielberg Film Lies Hidden Within Philadelphia

Located inside this unique looking sphere lies a one-of-a-kind attraction that is under the radar to many. While you may know Stephen Spielberg for doing monster attractions for Universal Parks around the world, this hidden gem just opened in Philadelphia’s Comcast Center. The Universal Sphere is located at the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia and

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New Lawsuit Filed Against KMG Over Ohio State Fair Fireball Tragedy

In 2017, a ride known as Fireball had a tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair. An arm that connected a ride vehicle to the main assembly broke off and sent guests flying into the midway. The accident killed one fair patron and injured several others. Now a lawsuit is being filed against KMG, the

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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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