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Jackie Chan Is Opening a Theme Park But Will It Have Kick?

Posted on October 9, 2013

As one of the world’s most popular actors, Jackie Chan is a global sensation. In China and Hong Kong, he’s larger than life – known for his martial arts, acting, ...

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When Art Attacks! Did Kurt Hentschläger’s ZEE Go Too Far?

Posted on October 8, 2013

  Chicago artist Kurt Hentschläger’s ZEE has struck again – taking out three patrons at its most recent exhibition in Pittsburgh. So how does art attack and was this the artist’s ...

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Highlights of the Eye-Opening 2013 SATE Conference

Posted on October 7, 2013

Savannah, GA is a romantic city full of historic architecture and dramatic weeping trees (and, most likely, ghosts). But last week it was full of themed entertainment industry professionals for ...

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Oldest Aquarium in US Shuts Down – What’s Next (if anything) for the National Aquarium?

Posted on October 7, 2013

There have been a lot of things shut down in our nation’s capital lately thanks to the budget sequester but this closure is permanent and its residents more likely to ...

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Uprising in Paris! Disney Fans Petition Over Poor Conditions at the Park

Posted on October 4, 2013

For most of us that love theme parks, Disney is the platinum standard. The experience is seamless and you don’t see behind the scenes unless it’s part of the tour. ...

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San Francisco Loses Wax Museum, Gains a Wizard and a Dungeon

Posted on October 3, 2013

Since 1963, the Fong family has owned and continually evolved San Francisco’s famous Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf. But a couple of months ago it was announced that the property ...

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Jekyll and Hyde Terrify Times Square with Chamber of Horrors Haunt

Posted on October 2, 2013

One of the best things about Halloween (other than carte blanche to dress up, act like children and eat bite size Snickers) is the opportunity to go out and pay ...

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Sweet Georgia Brown! The Harlem Globetrotters Have a New Owner!

Posted on October 1, 2013

If you’ve never seen the Harlem Globetrotters play, you’ve missed out on a display of athleticism and antics that are like nothing else. For nearly 90 years, the Globetrotters have ...

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Will Surfing Theme Parks Strip the Soul Out of the Sport or Give It New Life?

Posted on September 30, 2013

Earlier this month – in case you missed it – the first ever Surf Park Summit was held to discuss “accelerating sustainable and authentic surfing outside the ocean.” The conclave ...

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SATE’13 Splashes Down in Sultry Savannah Next Week!

Posted on September 27, 2013

  SATE’13 is almost upon us! This year’s roster of speakers will explore and explode the theme “What’s Next” at the two plus day event at Savannah College of Art and ...

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