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SeaWorld Orlando Fumbles Reopening

As businesses around the United States start to reopen, everyone is looking at them under a microscope. Rightfully so considering we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Theme parks, in particular, are being watched closely simply because of their size and how many people congregate there on a daily basis. SeaWorld Orlando reopened

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Cedar Point, Kings Island and Kalahari Resort Sue State of Ohio To Reopen Parks

In a strange turn of events, theme parks are suing the state so they can reopen. In Ohio, Governor Mike Dewine has given the green light to open several types of attractions including zoos, aquariums, movie theaters and museums. However, theme parks like Cedar Point and Kings Island (owned by Cedar Fair) are still in

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Can Theme Parks Deny You Entry Without Wearing Masks?

Without question, the number one hot button topic for attraction operators today is: can a theme park require you to wear a mask? You can’t go on a Facebook group, message board or even have a conversation with friends without the topic of masks coming up. Keep in mind, the purpose of this article isn’t

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5 Things You Have to Keep in Mind As Theme Parks Reopen

I can’t think of a more complicated business to reopen than a theme park during these difficult times. No matter where you sit on the staying closed vs. reopening everything bandwagon, the public perception is what matters. Those waters are murky right now. Movie theaters, restaurants, retail locations: they can all follow each other’s lead

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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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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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