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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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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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Will The United States Ever Open Another Movie Park?

Over the past few days, I’ve gotten this question a few times in various forms. In response to our coverage of a new Warner Brothers park in the works for Japan and France, a lot of the outcry was expected. Why aren’t they building this in the United States? And perhaps more importantly, will we

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Warner Brothers Looking to Create New Parks Featuring Wonka, The Matrix, Lord of The Rings and More

Warner Brothers has always had an interesting relationship with themed entertainment. Their brands lend themselves to attractions, merchandise and immersive experiences. Now we believe that Warner Brothers is designing two brand new theme parks using their most popular intellectual properties. You can trace Warner Brothers interest in theme parks back for decades. Looney Tunes has

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Legoland and Motiongate Dubai Has Their First Quarter of Breaking Even in History

The story of Dubai Parks and Resorts continues to be one of the most fascinating and baffling in theme parks around the globe. Consisting of top brands like LEGO, Sony and Dreamworks, the parks have struggled to make a profit since opening in 2016. Now here we are in 2020 and DXB (the company who

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Why Aren’t Orlando Theme Parks Filling to Capacity During the 2019 Holiday Season?

The holidays in Orlando are in full swing. On any given day you can find Magic Kingdom’s Christmas fireworks, Epcot’s Candlelight Processional, Macy’s Holiday Parade and a lot more. However, if you’ve been following the press about Orlando theme parks during 2019, something is definitely missing. As of the writing of this article, no Orlando

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Full Video of World’s First Immersive Theater Dark Ride Released

One of the most innovative and unique dark rides on the planet recently opened. An attraction that turns typical theme park flow and shakes it up a bit. You know what I’m talking about. You wait in line, then an attendant lines you up in rows with automatic doors in front of you. Next you

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How Do You Become An Imagineer?

Most likely, if you’re a Theme Park University reader, you’ve had this thought. How do you become an Imagineer? Whether you’re an industry veteran, a theme park fan or someone who’s looking to break into themed entertainment, the question has no doubt crossed your mind at some point. The problem is, as opposed to most

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The London Resort Reveals Master Plan and Concept Art

A version of a Paramount theme park slated for just outside of London has been off and on again for decades now. However, this time it seems that we may finally see another major theme park complex open in 2024 called The London Resort. New concept art and a master plan was released today! The

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Cirque du Soleil Theme Park in Mexico Gets Downgraded To Dinner Show – Plus Rides?

If you bought a Vidanta timeshare in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, I hope you’re sitting down. It seems that the Cirque du Soleil theme park you were promised (to open in 2018) is now being downgraded to a Cirque branded dinner show. This may come as no surprise to Theme Park University readers. Earlier this year,

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