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Take a 360-degree virtual tour of Motiongate Dubai - By Robert Niles: If you're looking for some fun theme park-related eye candy online, check this out. It's a 360-degree "ride through" the new Motiongate Dubai, which opens this fall. Okay, since the studio-themed park is still months from completion, this is a computer animated tour and not an actual video of what the parks looks like today. But we love the device of having a roller coaster take us through the park for this virtual tour. ...
Take a 360-degree virtual tour of Motiongate Dubai. May 29, 2016, 9:08 PM · If you're looking for some fun theme park-related eye candy online, check this out. It's a 360-degree "ride through" the new Motiongate Dubai, which opens this fall. Okay, since the studio-themed park is still months ...
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Highlights from today's premiere of Frozen - Live at the Hyperion.
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Theme park attendance shows the power of Disney's Magic Your Way
Theme park attendance shows the power of Disney's Magic Your Way. May 26, 2016, 11:03 AM · The Walt Disney World theme parks continued to post strong attendance gains in 2015, even as Disney continued to raise prices in the absence of major new attractions at the resort, according to yesterday's ...
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Fans gain one, lose one on new coaster openings - By Robert Niles: Busch Gardens Tampa has postponed its planned opening for its new Mack family spinning coaster, Cobra's Curse. The park had invited reporters (including Theme Park Insider) for a media preview tomorrow, followed by an invitation-only VIP party featuring the coaster that evening. Earlier this week, Busch Gardens emailed invitees to inform them that the events have been postponed indefinitely. The park said that it hopes to an...
Fans gain one, lose one on new coaster openings. May 25, 2016, 7:57 AM · Busch Gardens Tampa has postponed its planned opening for its new Mack family spinning coaster, Cobra's Curse. The park had invited reporters (including Theme Park Insider) for a media preview tomorrow, followed by an ...
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Where will we see Shrek next in theme parks? - By Robert Niles: Fifteen years ago this month, Shrek hit movie theaters for the first time, establishing a sarcastic animation icon that challenged Disney and entertained parents in the audience as much as their kids. Earning hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, Shrek inspired multiple sequels and went on to become the top-grossing animation franchise of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. With that level of popularity with ...
Where will we see Shrek next in theme parks? May 23, 2016, 10:21 AM · Fifteen years ago this month, Shrek hit movie theaters for the first time, establishing a sarcastic animation icon that challenged Disney and entertained parents in the audience as much as their kids.
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Disney World confirms opening dates for new attractions - By Robert Niles: The Walt Disney World Resort this morning confirmed specific public opening dates for its line-up of new shows and attraction updates at its theme parks this summer. On May 27, the new Tree of Life nighttime project show will debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and the original "Over California" version of Soarin' will return at Epcot for a limited run. On May 28, The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, the replacement show...
Disney World confirms opening dates for new attractions. May 20, 2016, 9:14 AM · The Walt Disney World Resort this morning confirmed specific public opening dates for its line-up of new shows and attraction updates at its theme parks this summer. On May 27, the new Tree of Life nighttime project ...
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The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic opens to mediocre reviews - By Robert Niles: Walt Disney World last night premiered the new nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, "The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic." The show is playing on the Discovery River this summer as a last-moment replacement for the planning "Rivers of Light," which Disney managers deemed not ready for its previously announced debut last month. Using the water screens planned for Rivers of Light, as well as a mix of live perfo...
The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic opens to mediocre reviews. May 28, 2016, 3:05 PM · Walt Disney World last night premiered the new nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, "The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic." The show is playing on the Discovery River this summer as a last-moment replacement ...
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Frozen - Live at the Hyperion opens at Disney California Adventure
Frozen - Live at the Hyperion opens at Disney California Adventure. May 27, 2016, 9:24 AM · Disneyland today is premiering its new Broadway-style musical, "Frozen - Live at the Hyperion." Taking the place of its long-running Aladdin musical, this "Frozen" retells the story from Disney's Academy ...
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Magic Kingdom tops 20 million in 2015 theme park attendance report
Magic Kingdom tops 20 million in 2015 theme park attendance report. May 25, 2016, 8:42 AM · The theme park industry's annual attendance report is out, and Disney and Universal theme parks continue to dominate. Attendance grew five percent overall at the world's top 25 theme parks, led by massive ...
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Top 10 tips for first-time visitors to the Disneyland Resort
Top 10 tips for first-time visitors to the Disneyland Resort. May 24, 2016, 2:39 PM · Visiting the Disneyland Resort in Southern California for the first time? Here are some tips that can help you get the most from your visit, based on the experience of Theme Park Insiders who've been visiting ...
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The 20 things every great theme park should have - By Robert Niles: What makes a theme park great? Powerful franchises with memorable characters and thrilling rides have helped push the Disney and Universal theme parks to the top of the annual attendance charts. But a park doesn't need expensive IP and record-setting thrill rides to become great. Here are 20 elements that any theme park can add to help elevate it to world-class status. We're not counting the legal requirements here - such a...
The 20 things every great theme park should have. May 20, 2016, 1:03 PM · What makes a theme park great? Powerful franchises with memorable characters and thrilling rides have helped push the Disney and Universal theme parks to the top of the annual attendance charts.
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Marvel rides start testing, all around the world - By Robert Niles: Two highly anticipated Marvel-themed rides — one new and one rebuilt — have begun testing in advance of expected summer openings. At the Universal Orlando Resort, The Incredible Hulk Coaster is running test trains, following a complete rebuild of the Bolliger & Mabillard track over the winter. Testing Hulk at @UniversalORL pic.twitter.com/OZruMskoYz— Suzanne Birch (@suzysweets45) May 18, 2016 Last week, Universal revealed n...
Last week, Universal revealed new details about the rebuilt coaster, which will feature new trains, a refreshed storyline and new on-board music. Of course, since this is Universal — home of the tough-in-cheek joke — fans couldn't resist reacting to the testing news with some unsolicited sarcasm ...
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