Shining a Light on Dark Rides

Posted on February 9, 2015

It starts with a height test. If you can’t pass it, you’re forced to slink away as others glide gleefully past. When you’re finally tall enough, you walk proudly past ...

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Game Change: A Call for Quality in the UAE

Posted on December 29, 2014

When the gates to Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, Universal became the first to truly meet and surpass the theming standards set by Disney. Disney has ...

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How Wacky and Wonderful Would a Wes Anderson Theme Park Be?

Posted on November 12, 2014

While most theme park news is about Disney expansions, the ever more wonderful magic of Harry Potter and the latest high thrill roller coasters, today we bring you something utterly ...

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Ni Hao, China: How One Studio is Navigating Theme Parks’ Next Frontier

Posted on July 9, 2014

When Walt Disney set out to create Disneyland, the goal was not to make an amusement park full of rides and cheap thrills; his vision was to create a place ...

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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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May the Rides Be Ever in Your Favor – Hunger Games Theme Park Proposed

Posted on November 13, 2013

Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, has floated the notion of the creation of a Hunger Games theme park. The studio boss reports he’s been approached to consider a park in ...

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Can Theme Park Design Enhance Special Needs Access at Disney?

Posted on September 24, 2013

After a story in The New York Post revealed a black market of hiring handicapped guides to get wealthy New Yorkers instant access to theme park rides, outrage ensued. A ...

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Prepare For An Anime Revolution As J-Pop Tokyo Bursts Onto The Theme Park Scene

Posted on May 24, 2013

Comic book characters are taking the theme park world by storm. Iron Man recently became the first Marvel superhero to have his own exhibit at a Disney park, and other ...

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The Year Of The Coaster: Top Five Most Anticipated Roller Coasters Of 2013

Posted on May 20, 2013

This year over a dozen brand-new roller coasters are slated to make their debut in theme parks throughout the country. Some are made of wood and some are made of ...

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Magic On The Move: Universal Orlando Announces Harry Potter Expansion

Posted on May 13, 2013

Since it opened in June of 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been a global sensation. Islands of Adventure (the attraction’s home) draws over 5 million visitors a ...

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