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Studio City Announced For Macau Featuring Batman, Magicians, Celebrities and More!

As if we didn’t already know, the most amazing themed entertainment projects are coming to Asia. Today, Studio City was announced for Macau by the Melco Crown Entertainment Group who already own City of Dreams there. City of Dreams is a mega casino/hotel complex that includes the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the Grand Hyatt

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 4: Superman

When Islands of Adventure opened in the Summer of 1999, by far the stand-out attraction was The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. Not only was the technology impressive, but the story was ingenious. For attractions, it’s particularly difficult to tell a truly linear story. Most dark rides rely on immersive scenery to place the rider in a

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 3: Popeye

Shortly after Universal Studios Florida became a success, Jay Stein – former President of Universal’s theme parks, started to come up with ideas for a second theme park. Since the Universal Orlando was an expansion of their movie studio/theme park in Hollywood, it was a challenge to come up with a concept that didn’t revolve

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 2: Ripsaw Falls

In October of 1989, a pivotal moment in the history of Islands of Adventure happened before Universal Studios Florida even opened, when Jay Ward passed away due to cancer. Ward was the creator of the original Rocky and Bullwinkle television series in addition to characters like Dudley Do-Right. After Ward’s passing, his family inherited the

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