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Robert Niles
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Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Pasadena, CA
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Yes, it's the annual invitation to Universal Orlando's press preview of Halloween Horror Nights. And this year, Universal's playing with the recent news and going with a selfie stick gag. Selfie stick. It looks like our "friend" Jack managed to take a selfie, before something obviously went ...
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"Star Wars Land will not disrupt Walt Disney's vision for Disneyland, as a single IP-based land was part of his park from the very beginning." 
Is Star Wars Land something unprecedented for the Walt Disney theme parks? Are the planned new lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios a response to Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Are single-IP themed lands, such as Star Wars Land and Harry Potter, the future of the ...
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Disney CEO Bob Iger announced "the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney parks and Star Wars," the largest land expansion in the Disney theme parks' history, during the D23 Expo in Anaheim today. Star Wars Land All concept art courtesy Disney ...
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"During my lifetime, I've watched the emergence of a broad political and cultural movement to redefine selfishness as virtue, not a vice."
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Let's face it — 2015 has been a quiet year for the Orlando-area theme parks, as Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have pretty much taken the year off in opening any major new attractions. But things are about to change in Central Florida, as the region's theme parks have announced more ...
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"For a teen, Magic is not the same thing as cool, unless it involves a certain boy wizard with a unique scar."
Allow me to start off by just saying it: I love Disney World. Always have, probably always will. But do I love what Disney has become recently? No. You know that old break-up falsehood, “It's not you, it's me?” Yeah, well it's not me, it's the mouse. Why the recent estrangement?
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This is the first fatality that I can recall at the Sandusky, Ohio amusement park.
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For more than a generation, Universal Studios was the place to go in the Los Angeles area when fans wanted to visit a movie studio. Universal's "Glamor Trams" took thousands of visitors a day through the studio's back lot, where they could see and learn how movies and television shows were made.
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Author and editor
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  • ThemeParkInsider.com
    Editor, 1999 - present
  • Los Angeles Times
    2000 - 2004
  • Rocky Mountain News
    1996 - 2000
  • Walt Disney World
    1987 - 1991
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Pasadena, CA
Previously
Los Angeles, CA - Denver, CO - Omaha, NE - Orlando, FL - Evanston, IL - Indianapolis, IN - Canoga Park, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Founder and editor, ThemeParkInsider.com. Author of 'Stories from a Theme Park Insider' and 'How to Make Money Publishing Community News Online'
Introduction
Hi, I'm Robert Niles, founder and editor of ThemeParkInsider.com and author of the best-selling eBook, "Stories from a Theme Park Insider."
Bragging rights
Proud to say that I've been on every Tom Sawyer Island on Earth.
Education
  • Northwestern University
    BA, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Political Science (Law & Politics), 1985 - 1989