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Who is Theme Park Insider endorsing in 2016?

Who is Theme Park Insider endorsing in 2016?

October 24, 2016, 11:20 AM · Late last week, the traffic hounds at Facebook made Theme Park Insider an offer that I swiftly refused — to make a bunch of election endorsements.

But did I dismiss this opportunity too quickly? After all, my first full-time job in journalism was as an editorial writer, which required me to write newspaper endorsements every election season. I was a political science major in college, and have followed politics with a deeply unhealthy level of interest since I was a child. Maybe I should get back in the game.

Ultimately, though, Theme Park Insider is about you — the readers. So let's make some endorsements that matter and take a stand on the issues that I know you really want to talk about. ;^) Keep reading...

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Guess who's coming to Orlando? Seriously, guess. We have no idea

October 23, 2016, 7:01 PM · Is another big theme park company looking to build in Orlando? Rumors of Six Flags or Cedar Fair or someone building a new park in Central Florida appear as often as campaign commercials these days. But Richard Bilbao at the Orlando Business Journal — traditionally a solid source of news in the local business community — is reporting that a "top U.S. theme park operator" is looking at a 200-acre site on International Drive. Keep reading...

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Why can't grown-ups go trick-or-treating, too?

October 22, 2016, 11:22 AM · How much did you love to go trick-or-treating when you were a kid? How much would you want to be able to go do that again, today?

In my Orange County Register column this week, I write about the enduring appeal of trick-or-treating, and how Disney has turned that into a wildly successful Halloween event for all ages. But why should Disney corner this market? Why can't we have all-ages trick-or-treating everywhere?

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Disney gets ready to celebrate Mickey Mouse's birthday

October 21, 2016, 3:02 PM · The Walt Disney Company is getting ready to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 88th birthday next month by sending its icon on a world tour. And fans at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts will be invited to celebrate the Big Cheese's big day on Nov. 18, too. Keep reading...

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