Universal Studios Beijing finally opened to the public on August 20, 2021. As such, videos and images of the park are starting to trickle out. Without question, the Jurassic World Adventure is considered their crown jewel within the park. Why does it stand out? Well, for starters it doesn’t rely heavily on screens. Which is
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No Disney attraction, much less any other one on the planet, has had the same impact as The Haunted Mansion. Between the history, the mythology and the masterful design, it continues to withstand the test of time. Now a new book called “Boundless Realm” takes a deep dive into why this attraction is more popular
One of the biggest projects of 2019 is Rulantica opening in November. Almost simultaneously, a new dark ride will be opening at the adjacent Europa-Park which actually gives visitors a tease of the new water park’s mascot. The new dark ride will open in the Scandinavian section of Europa-Park. Snorri Touren will feature 4- passenger
Could the closing of “Curse of DarKastle” Signal the Beginning of A Sharp Decline for SeaWorld Parks?
Recently Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the official closure of “The Curse of DarKastle”. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this attraction, the ride was the first outside of a “major” park to implement a style of Oceaneering’s Evolution ride system found at Universal Orlando’s Spider-Man and Transformers attractions. The reason for the closure
After roaming the floor of the 2017 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), I saw dozens of new products from animatronics to special effects. However, the most exciting announcement to come out of this year’s event is the All-Terrain Dark Ride vehicle from Dynamic Attractions. A six-passenger self-guided jeep that can go both
I know most people who read theme park blogs like this follow (worship?) primarily Disney and Universal attractions. However, there are a few parks outside of the Disney/Universal bubble that have some amazing themed attractions that are right up there with Disney quality. Today I just have to share some video of a new dark
Welcome back! Our latest video features a classic Disney attraction with a few modern twists! Peter Pan’s Flight has been given a few upgrades from other versions you may have seen, from new ride vehicles to special effects. While it may not seem obvious because of the POV video below, the real star of the
One of the greatest dark rides of all time is getting a facelift in the not-so-distant future. Hershey’s Chocolate Tour, which debuted in 1973, has been updated several times over the years and continues to be one of my all time favorite rides anywhere. The ride sits just outside of Hersheypark in a stand alone
To get the inside scoop on the new Walking Dead ride, I was able to catch up with the Creative Director at the Sally Corporation Rich Hill. As it turns out, the top brass at the AMC Network was scoping out the vendors at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in 2014.
Growing up in a small town near Atlanta, my first theme parks memories all come from Six Flags Over Georgia as a kid. My first dark ride anywhere was Monster Plantation and it blew my 6-year-old mind apart. Six passenger boats floating along a canal past 107 animatronic characters. To this day it stands as