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Robert Niles
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Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Pasadena, CA
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I talked with Sanjay Macwan from @NBCUMediaLabs about this weekend's Orlando Hackathon, focusing on theme park tech: 
This weekend, about 300 software developers and other creative professionals will gather at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort for NBCUniversal's latest "Hackathon." The participants will be challenged to develop new applications that can lead to improvements in the ...
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The Original Battle Over the Color of a Dress. Published: February 26, 2015 at 11:21 PM. I think I've seen this battle over the color of a dress somewhere once upon a time before.... Sleeping Beauty's dress. Links: XKCD · The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress ...
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Legoland's parent, Merlin Entertainments, announced today that it is partnering with Warner Bros. to create a new 4D movie featuring The Lego Movie stars Emmet and Wyldstyle to its six theme parks worldwide as well as to its 11 Lego Discovery Centers. Emmet at Legoland California ...
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You won't believe what this local school board candidate is saying in her campaign mailers. 
Earlier this month, I asked Who is Sandra Siraganian? Now, we're getting some additional answers, as Siraganian has sent out her first two campaign mailers. While the flyers are providing some additional information about this PUSD school board candidate and her beliefs, they should raise even ...
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The metal detectors went up this morning at the Incredible Hulk Coaster in Islands of Adventure and Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit at Universal Studios Florida. (Update: Reports from readers on Twitter earlier this morning said that the detectors were going up on Hulk, but Universal is not testing ...
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2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Photo Gallery. Published: March 7, 2015 at 11:25 AM. Thank you to the Theme Park Insider reader who emailed these photos from this year's Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot!
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If you need an illustration of just how much some people love the Disney theme parks, look no further than the online reaction to Disney's latest price increases. Many fans lashed out at Disney over the higher prices for visits to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland parks, topping $100 a day ...
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The Walt Disney World Resort has announced the dates for this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. These after-hours, hard-ticket events will take place once again at the Magic Kingdom. Tickets will go on sale in April on Disney World's website.
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Anyone think this one actually will happen?
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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
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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