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Robert Niles
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Food often reflects the culture that produced it — this seems to be the case with English food, which has as little color as northern England after the 10-month winter. What the Rose and Crown English Pub at Epcot proves is that the greys and brown of English cuisines can be damn tasty.
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The owners of Universal Studios Singapore have announced that its Battlestar Galactica coasters will reopen on Wednesday. Battlestar Galactica are launched, dueling Vekoma coasters: "Human," a sit-down coaster, and "Cylon," an inverted. The ride closed at the end of July 2013 "for review" and ...
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Disney's wrapped another 24-hour party, but the most memorable part of this year's event for many fans will be the massive crowds, waits, and confusion that left many fans frustrated and angry throughout the day and into the evening. Disney24 Crowd The early-morning 24-hour party crowd at ...
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Consider this a more, uh, action-oriented version of the old Triceratops Encounter that Universal used to offer guests in this land. This Raptor is no gentle "plant eater," slumbering while guests take photos. Universal's Raptor roars and lunges, intimidating even as he entertains.
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Paint the Night >>>>> World of Color - Celebrate. Be advised.
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As we toward summer, here are our Top 10 Things Not to Do on Your Vacation: 
Welcome to the unofficial start of summer. No doubt many of you began planning your summer vacations long ago. But no matter whether you planned every detail of your Disney or Universal vacation last winter (or earlier!) or you've just started thinking about which parks you might like to visit ...
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What tops our list?
Time for my Phil Keoghan impression: "Nine states. Twelve theme parks. Thirteen new attractions. Theme Park Insider readers, you are the winners of an Amazing Month!" Let's recap the new attractions that we've reviewed in the past month on Theme Park Insider. Eventually, your ratings of these ...
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Disneyland has hit full capacity and is closed to new entries and to re-entry at this time. California Adventure is approaching capacity, the esplanade is filled, and access to the parking lots is "intermittent."
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Over the past two days I've been fortunate enough to attend the premieres of all three new nighttime spectaculars for Disneyland's Diamond Celebration, but the one I'm about to describe for you is the crown jewel of them all. Disneyland Forever Photos by Robert Niles ...
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Universal Studios Hollywood has said that it will make an announcement on June 2 about its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which debuts next year. But this week, the park is letting annual passholders get a first look at some of the Harry Potter merchandise that will sold in the new land.
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[Editor's note: After our original assigned writer had to cancel, the ever-amazing Russell Meyer stepped up to bring us a first-person account of Laff Trakk's opening. Thanks Russell!] When you harken back to the turn of the 20th century, amusement parks were very different places than they are ...
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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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Tagline
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