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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Officially Opens on June 13, 2019 at Islands of Adventure

FINALLY, we have an official date, name, and confirmation of the new coaster opening at Islands of Adventure this summer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure was just announced as opening June 13, 2019! Now we have talked quite a bit about this ride here at Theme Park University.

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Dynamic Attractions Announces Yet Another Game-Changing Ride System: The Duel Power Coaster

We’ve been covering the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for quite some time now here at Theme Park University. Without question, the company garnering the biggest buzz at the convention always seems to be Dynamic Attractions. In 2017, we called the Dynamic Attractions All-Terrain Dark Ride vehicle the most exciting product we

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Daredevil Climbers Traverse Roller Coaster Tracks at Toverland in The Netherlands

For some people, riding roller coasters isn’t enough of a thrill. For a group of YouTubers, they recently got a chance to climb roller coaster tracks all over Toverland. The group of guys known as Smoare actually got permission from the park to pull off these stunts. Unlike a few YouTubers we have covered here

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An In-Depth Look at Hagrid’s Roller Coaster Headed to Islands of Adventure in 2019

We have been following this story for months and now it’s time to dig into the new Hagrid roller coaster headed to Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Today’s article is a mixture of what we know, what we can gather from the construction thus far and a smidge of whisperings from within the theme park

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Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida “Valleys” Again

A Theme Park University reader tipped us off that an area of Universal Studios Florida was barricaded off on Feb. 16, 2018, around 2:30 p.m. There were reports that Rip Ride Rockit was down and no foot traffic was allowed near the ride, which is standard procedure when the ride valleys. Then a Theme Park

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Remembering The Magic Motion Theater

Growing up in the 1980’s in rural Georgia, the closest theme park was about a two-hour drive from where we lived. Luckily, we had a mall about 10 minutes away with a simulator in it that I was fascinated with. Does anyone else remember the Magic Motion Theater? Yes, for $5, I could hop inside

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Six Flags Parks adding virtual reality to roller coasters across North America

Six Flags has finally announced that their parks will be getting virtual reality on their roller coasters starting Spring 2016. Nearly every park in the Six Flags chain will have at least one roller coaster in a park will have a virtual reality experience. From the press release: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), and Samsung

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British Ride Roller Coaster Naked for Charity

Warning: Today’s article contains photos of people riding a roller coaster naked. If nudity offends you, why did you click on the article? Thanks for your understanding.  Here at Theme Park University, we have covered several attractions that allow patrons to get naked, including a haunted house! However, this is the first time we have

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Cedar Fair to Test Virtual Reality on Roller Coasters

During the 2015 second quarter conference call for Cedar Fair, CEO Matt Ouimet announced the company would be testing virtual reality on roller coasters starting this Fall. “This is only a test, but it starts to give you a flavor for the opportunities that could happen over time, where we could create a compelling and

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Is Sea World Finally Clearing Its Name?

Sea World got socked pretty hard again last year with another drop in attendance according to the report by the Themed Entertainment Association. Their Orlando park was hit with another drop, this time by 8%, which isn’t nearly as bad as the San Diego park taking a 12% dip. By far, these were the biggest

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