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Scott Swenson To Give Immersive Entertainment Talk At IAAPA 2020 Seminar

What does the future of immersive entertainment look like? Is it entire theme parks filled with rich backstories for every employee like Evermore? Or is it more intimate events that can have a larger impact on guests? Scott Swenson, who will be giving a talk about immersive entertainment at the International Association of Amusement Parks

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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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A Journey Through Saw Escape Room in Las Vegas

Today, we give a taste of the Saw Escape Room in Las Vegas from one of our most loyal TPU readers. Al D’Alfonso recently took a trip to Las Vegas and got to experience this one-of-a-kind escape room just off the Vegas strip. Is it an escape room? Immersive theater? Ultra-themed experience? I’ll let Al

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Kind Heaven – New Immersive Project in Las Vegas Combining Immersive Theater, Hollywood Artistry and Loads of Technology

A new form of immersive theater is headed to Las Vegas in a big way. What may be the largest budget for a new immersive-style project, “Kind Heaven” is a $100 million investment at The Linq promenade right on the Vegas strip. To my knowledge, this is the biggest immersive theater project to date and is

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“Somnai” Combines Immersive Theater with Augmented and Virtual Reality

It’s been a while since we have covered immersive theater here at Theme Park University. The reality is, it has become a category all by itself with new productions popping up weekly around the globe.  While they are still mostly confined to major cities, there is some amazing work being done. For example, “Somnai” is

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“In & Of Itself” Extends New York City Run Through May 2018

When was the last time you walked out of a show questioning your very identity? While it’s hard to explain, “In & Of Itself” pushes audience members to do just that. You’d be hard-pressed to even identify what the show is. It’s a magic show, but it’s far from any magic show you’ve ever seen.

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The Vault of Souls Returns for 2017 for The Year of the Release

Tampa’s premier haunt event is back for another year of “elegant fear” in the old Exchange National Bank which opened in 1903. There are several notable changes to the event this year and while some may not be for the best, this is still Central Florida’s most unique haunt experience and I genuinely look forward

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The Conjuror’s Club Magic Immersive Theater Event is Seeking Funding

Unbeknownst to passersby, a century-old meeting place for magicians has been lurking in the shadows of New York City. The Conjuror’s Club is a new immersive theater event coming to NYC, which centers around intimate close up magic and illusion. I couldn’t be more excited. Currently, The Conjuror’s Club is seeking funding via Kickstarter, so this

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“Curiosities” Immersive 1930’s Sideshow Opens in Brooklyn October 2017

While immersive theater continues to branch out, this one sounds particularly intriguing. Curiosities is a new immersive show in Brooklyn set in the 1930s sideshow. The creators of the experience refer to it as “a surreal, seductive and thrilling experience… full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits.” Curiosities is being designed by some veterans in the world

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Could You Survive The “Teen Slasher Movie” Immersive Experience?

If you’ve watched enough teen horror flicks, you know the drill before the movie begins. A group of careless almost adults ends up in a remote location far from cell phone reception, any other humans, and common sense. The characters in these movies are as cliche as they are timeless: the jock, the nerd, the slut,

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