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Universal’s New Orlando Theme Park To Be Named Universal’s Epic Universe

In our last article, we took a dive into what is most likely going to go down at the Orange County Convention Center on August 1, 2019. Lots of generalities, but very little substance. However, one of the things we know is going to happen? They will reveal the name of that new park and

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Universal Prematurely Leaks Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Image

Well, they did it again. Universal Studios Hollywood tweeted the following image and took it down within a matter of minutes. Can we get excited for a Ghostbusters Haunted House at Halloween Horror Nights now? And no, we haven’t seen the video/trailer for the event. However, we know it should be on the horizon very

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3 Things To Remember When It Comes to Theme Park Patents

Over the last year, we have seen dozens of theme park patents filed within the industry. Everything from augmented reality on a ride vehicle to facial recognition to floating theaters. Every time the only response seems to be the same. “I know what intellectual property that is being used for and I can’t wait to

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 8 – Joker’s Madhouse Walk-Through

Welcome back to our series on the Islands of Adventure attractions that never made the cut! As promised in part seven of our series, the DC Comics section of the park not only was going to feature a roller coaster, but a walk-through attraction as well! The following concepts were proposed for the post-show after

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Can Universal Take Back Avatar From Disney’s Animal Kingdom If They Acquire 20th Century Fox?

With the recent news of Comcast, Universal’s parent company, making an all-cash offer for 20th Century Fox, things are getting mighty interesting between Disney and Universal. Chances are, shareholders will be able to vote on both offers meaning possession of the film vault and intellectual property rights of 20th Century Fox could go to Disney

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Attendance For Theme Parks Grows for 2017

The annual attendance report has been released by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and as always, the numbers are fascinating. Overall, the theme park industry has seen steady growth thanks mostly to investments in Orlando and China.  According to the report, attendance for attractions at the major operators globally is almost half a billion visitors

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Could Dubai’s Theme Park Bubble Burst?

While the average theme park fan might see news of all these theme park projects in Dubai and think “this is incredible!”… all I can think is: how? Today we are going to look at the viability of how this many theme parks can stand to open in one region within the next five years.

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The Confusion of Front of the Line Offerings In Theme Parks

Waiting in line sucks. No matter if you are at the grocery store, grabbing a bite to eat or at the DMV getting your driver’s license renewed, it seems that your life slips away as you trudge forward ever so slowly. No matter what theme park you visit on the planet, the number one complaint

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Hard Rock Park 1: The Birth of The World’s First Rock N Roll Theme Park

How often does a theme park open in the United States? In the summer of 2008, Myrtle Beach opened an extremely ambitious theme park that only lasted 4 months. Josh Young takes us on a journey in what it took to build the park in the first of an expansive series.

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