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7 Most Unusual Theme Park Rides and Attractions

Posted on February 4, 2014

It's always exciting when parks come up with new and daring ride and attraction designs, but there is also appeal in those that are unusual, alluring and slightly off-center simply ...

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A Journey Through History At Arizona’s Old Tucson Studios

Posted on January 31, 2014

If you grew up loving John Wayne movies and other classic Westerns, one Southern Arizona attraction has captured a slice of movie history for movie fans to revisit. Old Tucson ...

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Oppression or Opportunity? Dwarf Empire in China Features Big Shows with Little People

Posted on January 30, 2014

Kingdom of the Little People, also known as The Dwarf Empire, was founded in 2009 by Chen Mingjing, a bio-tech millionaire, in Kunming in Western China's Yunnan province. Chen simultaneously ...

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Nature vs. Skywalker: The Battle of the Museum Proposals

Posted on January 29, 2014

The battle of the museum proposals for the waterfront site on San Francisco’s Crissy Field continued this week at the Presidio Trust’s first public hearing this Monday night. During the ...

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How Designers Use Ethnography to Create Better Theme Parks

Posted on January 29, 2014

Museum and theme park designers use a surprisingly wide range of techniques to create innovative, immersive, and engaging exhibits. One technique that is interesting in the entertainment context is ethnography. ...

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Verrückt – World’s Tallest Water Slide Pushes Wet Ride Design to Insane Limits

Posted on January 28, 2014

Have you ever looked at a ride and felt your heart thump against your chest in sheer terror and then decided to go ahead and get on it anyway? That's ...

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‘Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination’ Makes Its Final Stop

Posted on January 27, 2014

The Force is strong in Silicon Valley. Recently,  the Lucas Museum, the Boston Museum of Science, MIT, and the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute teamed up to bring Star Wars to ...

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The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife: Wildlife Entertainment and Conservation

Posted on January 24, 2014

A rich and important debate has raged in the themed entertainment industry for years. Do animal attractions help raise awareness and broad support for conservation, or do they infringe on ...

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Landmark Ruling in Handicap Access to Coaster – Will This Affect Future Ride Design?

Posted on January 23, 2014

  A court case in California charging a theme park with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) resulted in a landmark ruling that the park – Universal Studios Hollywood - ...

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The Freakling Brothers Re-Launch The Victim Experience: March of Death

Posted on January 22, 2014

There’s been a trend in recent years of horror and Halloween attractions becoming more experiential and intense. From participatory zombie fighting experiences to haunted houses that require you sign a ...

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