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The Next Great American Theme Park

Posted on September 16, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of Asia opening new theme parks. China alone is gaining Shanghai Disney, Jurassic Dream, Monkey Kingdom, Hello Kitty and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ...

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The World of Sid and Marty Krofft – An Amazing Park With An Untimely Ending

Posted on September 13, 2013

Today we’re taking a look at a theme park that should have been great – could have been great – but instead went down in flames after just one short ...

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8 Terrifying Attractions at Halloween Horror Nights 2013 – Universal Studios Orlando

Posted on September 12, 2013

As always, Universal goes all out to bring chills and thrills to its annual Fall event. For Halloween Horror Nights 23 in Orlando, a couple of prior scares have been ...

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9 Schools Offering Innovative Entertainment Design Programs

Posted on September 11, 2013

While theme parks have been around for decades and live events for centuries, it was only recently that academic institutions have begun to develop curriculum around these branches of the ...

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Setting up Success: An Interview with Renowned Set Designer Andy Walmsley

Posted on September 11, 2013

Andy Walmsley is the youngest designer to ever work on Broadway and the set designer for countless well-known competition shows, including Who Wants to be a Millionaire and American Idol. With ...

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Defunct Wizard of Oz Theme Park Enjoys Annual Fall Renaissance

Posted on September 10, 2013

In 1970, high atop Beech Mountain, North Carolina, the highest town in Eastern US, the Land of Oz theme park opened and brought in 20,000 visitors per day to the ...

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‘Legendary Children’ Exhibit Exposes Atlanta’s Drag Queen Culture

Posted on September 9, 2013

  When you think of the Deep South, tolerance and embracing counter-culture is not necessarily the first thing that springs to mind. But in Atlanta - smack in the middle of ...

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Does Russia Have Enough History for Two Theme Parks?

Posted on September 6, 2013

Sure Russia has a rich history filled with centuries of Cossacks, Bolsheviks, Tsars and a myriad of other groups that shaped the massive land, but is it fascinating enough to ...

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Fantasy Fare: 5 Amazing Restaurant and Club Designs by Karina Wiciak

Posted on September 5, 2013

For most designers, once your career is established, your works are commissioned and driven by client goals and budget albeit with latitude for your creative vision. With collection XII, Polish ...

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LEGO the Everyday and Celebrate Creative Construction with The Art of the Brick

Posted on September 4, 2013

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your day job to create art, lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya should serve as a source of inspiration to you – and that’s what he wants ...

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