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The Game Is Afoot: Sherlock Theme Park Coming to the UK

Posted on March 4, 2014

Sherlock fans rejoice! Plans are being made in Portsmouth, UK to develop a theme park devoted to the popular detective of literary, cinematic and television renown. Why Portsmouth, you ask, ...

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Disney’s Princesses are Coming of Age: Will Theme Parks Evolve with Them?

Posted on March 3, 2014

When the very first Disney princess graced the screen in 1937, she broke barriers: Snow White elevated animation from the stigma of silly cartoon to the realm of respectable art ...

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How the Cleveland Museum of Art Is Embracing the Internet of Everything

Posted on February 27, 2014

  When I think Cleveland, it's rock and roll and Drew Carey that spring to mind, not groundbreaking achievements in high tech museumery. But the Cleveland Museum of Art's Gallery One ...

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Our Top 5 Favorite Sci-Fi Themed Hotels & Concepts

Posted on February 26, 2014

If you’re a fantasy fan, your favorite franchises are in favor right now at theme parks and themed hotels – from the LEGOLAND Hotel’s amazing castle rooms to the Universal ...

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The Search for Spock Ends in Spain – Star Trek Theme Park Proposed by Paramount

Posted on February 25, 2014

To Trekkies worldwide, here's a phrase you'll soon need to know: “Vida larga y próspera.” Roughly translated, that's Spanish for “Live long and prosper.” Paramount Pictures has announced a grand ...

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15th Anniversary of Shrek Franchise Celebrated with a New Theme Park

Posted on February 24, 2014

It hardly feels like fifteen years have elapsed since the launch of the wildly successful Shrek movie franchise. But DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind the animated series, is partnering ...

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World of Warcraft Knockoff Theme Park in China – Part of a Larger, Disturbing Design Trend

Posted on February 20, 2014

Three years ago, Global Animation Joyland – also translated as World Joyland - opened in Changzhou, China just a short high-speed train ride outside of Shanghai. It's a beautifully designed ...

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Just How Interactive Will The LEGO House Be?

Posted on February 19, 2014

If one brand has captured the imaginations of people who love to play, young and old alike, it’s LEGO. The company’s uniquely colorful stacked blocks have evolved into sophisticated kits ...

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Sochi Park Opens (Just a Little) and Leaves Olympics Crowds Hanging

Posted on February 18, 2014

Boasted to be the Russian Disneyland (and it may yet be), the soft and small opening of Sochi Park has disappointed Olympic athletes and observers. Twitter has abounded with pics ...

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Disney Launches a Tech Accelerator: How Silicon Valley May Change Entertainment Design

Posted on February 17, 2014

  Last week, the Walt Disney Company shook the tech and entertainment design worlds with the announcement that it’s launching a partnership with Techstars. The goal of the accelerator is to ...

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