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The Speakeasy – The Closest You’ll Ever Come To Time Travel

Posted on April 14, 2014

“On your left, there is a closet. Open the door and climb through the grandfather clock.” This is just one of the ways that guests enter The Speakeasy in San ...

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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries – An Inside Look at the British Museum Mummies

Posted on April 14, 2014

Egyptology has captured the public’s imagination since the late 19th and early 20th century when archaeologists and anthropologists made significant progress unearthing Egypt’s ancient treasures. From the pyramids to piles ...

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Les Machines de l’île in France puts down roots with the Arbre aux Hérons – the Heron Tree

Posted on April 10, 2014

We recently featured Les Machines de l’île's Thea award for Unique Art Installation for its Vernesque Marine World's carousel, but what you may not know is that the facility is ...

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What Does the Future Hold for SeaWorld?

Posted on April 10, 2014

Last year, documentarian Gabriela Cowperthwaite debuted the documentary Blackfish at the Sundance Film Festival. Blackfish explored the story behind one of SeaWorld’s captive orcas, Tilikum. The film exploded in viewership ...

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How CHESS Is Changing Interactive Storytelling at Museums

Posted on April 9, 2014

In a recent op-ed “Tell me a story: augmented reality technology in museums” for The Guardian, the authors Yannis Ioannidis, Olivier Balet and Dimitrios Pandermalis make several excellent points about ...

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Thea Awards 2014 Recap: Behind The Scenes Of This Year’s Top Attractions

Posted on April 9, 2014

The Themed Entertainment Association’s red carpet awards may not have the Oscars’ haute couture fashion and big name stars, but it does have something the Academy Awards doesn’t: a day ...

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Las Vegas Gambles on World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel – High Roller Soars Tall Over Sin City

Posted on April 8, 2014

March 31st saw the opening of the Las Vegas High Roller wheel on the Strip across from Caesar's Palace as part of their LINQ shopping and nightlife entertainment district. At 550 ...

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Malaysia’s First Animation Theme Park Coming 2015 to Ipoh Will Feature the Croods and Megamind

Posted on April 3, 2014

Ipoh, on the Malaysian peninsula, will soon be home to the world's first theme park devoted solely to animation – Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS). Perak Corporation and partner Sanderson ...

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Mystic Manor and The Marine Carousel: Leading The Way in Ride Design

Posted on April 2, 2014

Two international theme park rides have been recognized with THEA Outstanding Awards this year, and  they couldn’t be more different from one another. One is Mystic Manor, a ride-through attraction at ...

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First Look at M+ and How Hong Kong’s Museum for Visual Culture Is Exhibiting While Building

Posted on April 1, 2014

Hong Kong is getting an exciting new modern art museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District which will feature works from 20th and 21st century architecture, art, design and video. The building ...

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