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Robert Niles
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Lives in Pasadena, CA
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C'mon. You know you want to watch our new roller coaster video! 
It was inevitable. Several Six Flags parks have operated Batman: The Ride in reverse, for a limited time, so it came as no great surprise when Six Flags Great Adventure announced that they would be running Batman backwards, too. And why not? A new twist is always titillating to thrill seekers.
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Our readers' picks for the best of the best!
Every year on or around the Fourth of July holiday, Theme Park Insider honors our readers' favorite theme park hotels, restaurants, and attractions with our Theme Park Insider Awards. Over the past 12 months, we've enjoyed record traffic on ThemeParkInsider.com, as well as an unprecedented ...
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Standing in the background might be the only way I get on The Amazing Race, but I'll take it!
Long-time readers of Theme Park Insider probably know about my unhealthy obsession with the reality TV show The Amazing Race. So when CBS announced that the start of the upcoming season, Season 27, would be open to the public in the Los Angeles area (where I live), well, of course I was going to ...
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Weekly Top 10: We're just a few days from the start of another summer — so how are you going to keep cool on your next theme park visit? Theme Park Insider readers have ranked these as the Top 10 flume and rapids rides at American theme parks. Next time you're burning in the summer heat, ...
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If you get on one of the previews of "Fast & Furious: Supercharged," please leave us a rating and review on our Studio Tour page!
Readers rate and review Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood
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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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Travel + Leisure readers ranked the Disney Cruise Line their top choice for "mega-ship" ocean cruise lines for families and overall. It's the seventh year in a row that Disney's won the family award and the second overall that Disney's won the overall award. Obviously, we're all theme park fans ...
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Want a first look at Orlando-area theme park construction projects before they are announced? Here's how to do it:
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Headed there in September. Thanks for the heads up.

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Writing for newspapers again....
We've got a website, books, Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and Instagram account. And, staring this week, there's yet another new place where you can find stuff from Theme Park Insider — the pages of the Orange County Register. You can read the first of our (more or less) weekly ...
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If you're angry with Disney for not appealing to the middle class, well, might I suggest that the problem really is not with Disney? The problem is that there is no longer a large, prosperous, and optimistic middle class in America for Disney to appeal to any longer. 
The price of theme park tickets has been rising faster than inflation for decades. Many middle class families that once considered the Disney theme parks a frequent vacation destination no longer can afford to visit so often, if at all. So Disney's to blame for pricing out the middle class, ...
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If this drone video, posted this week, really reflects a current view of the Shanghai Disneyland project, well, a lot of work remains to be done for its announced 2016 opening.
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Author and editor
Employment
  • ThemeParkInsider.com
    Editor, 1999 - present
  • Los Angeles Times
    2000 - 2004
  • Rocky Mountain News
    1996 - 2000
  • Walt Disney World
    1987 - 1991
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Currently
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