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Universal's patent applications offer a glimpse at future theme park attractions

Universal's patent applications offer a glimpse at future theme park attractions

December 9, 2016, 5:07 PM · Universal Parks & Resorts is working on several new rides system concepts that could power unique attractions in its upcoming park developments. The mechanisms described in the applications could power a real-life Mario Kart, a flying Iron Man ride, or an interactive racing water slide. Let's take a look! Keep reading...

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Robert's Rant on Epcot's Death Star

December 9, 2016, 11:19 AM · Should Walt Disney World have transformed Epcot's Spaceship Earth into Star Wars' Death Star? Because our second favorite thing to do — after visiting theme parks — is to overanalyze them, that question provides the topic for our video show this week.

What do you think? Keep reading...

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News update: Orlando area gets new wooden coaster, plus Disney/Universal notes

December 8, 2016, 6:49 PM · Tonight's theme park news round-up includes the return of USH's Laika animation exhibit, the Disney After Dark hard-ticket event at the MK, two actors to Universal Orlando's Harry Potter event, and Big Thunder Mountain in Paris, plus the addition of a Gravity Group wooden coaster in Kissimmee for 2017. Keep reading...

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When's the best day to visit a theme park?

December 8, 2016, 12:32 PM · That's the question I address in my Orange County Register column this week. As the founder and editor of Theme Park Insider, I'm part of a publishing niche built on providing a sometimes overwhelming level of information and analysis to encourage people to spend their time, attention, and money to get the answer to this question.

So I understand the financial and social risk in actually telling you this... the best day to visit a theme park is any darned day you want. Keep reading...

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