Monthly Archives: May 2013

Universal Orlando’s History Exhibit

Universal Orlando recently freshened up it’s exhibit at the Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando. Learn how the entertainment giant created the Superstar Parade, Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular, Halloween Horror Nights and more!

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Sea World’s Antarctica: Far More Than A Ride

In Theme Park University’s second look at Sea World Orlando’s largest expansion – we take a look at the new penguin habitat, the unique food and beverage offerings, smaller details and why some theme park fans need to chill out.

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First Look: Sea World Orlando’s Antarctica

Take a first look at Sea World Orlando’s biggest addition ever: Antarctica Empire of the Penguin. A game changer in not just Orlando, but the the entire themed entertainment industry featuring animal encounters, unique dining options and a first of it’s kind trackless ride.

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A Dreamfinder’s Guide to Imagineering Your Life II

Welcome back, class. Today’s topic: Practical advice on nurturing a dream. You’ve got a vision of where you’d like to wind up… at WDI in Glendale or an executive suite at Google or a tenured position at Carnegie Mellon… and you’re ready to start taking practical steps toward that destiny. For me, the practical path […]

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Creating Sentosa Resort World’s Crane Show – Part 2

In Part 2 of the series, Josh Young uncovers what it took construct and build the world’s largest animatronic show in Singapore.

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Creating Sentosa Resort World’s Crane Show – Part 1

Take a peek behind the curtain as Theme Park University looks at the inspiration of creating the world’s largest animatronic figure show in Singapore.

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Prizes, The Future and A Thank You

Theme Park University is proud to announce it’s first Pop Quiz Contest with prizes to be won! Josh Young talks about “the end” of the Hard Rock Park series as well as what’s to come in the future for TPU!

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An Exclusive Interview With Jon Binkowski – Former Hard Rock Park’s Chief Creative Officer

In an exclusive interview five years after Hard Rock Park opened and quickly closed, Josh Young sits down and chats with Jon Binkowski: former CCO at Renaissance Entertainment in Celebration, Florida where Jon is still creating attractions for the themed entertainment industry.

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E-DA Theme Park 2: On With the Show

Our Asian Theme Park correspondant, Sean Graham, goes into more detail about E-DA – Taiwan’s version of Epcot. This time, he focuses on the unique entertainment that can be found in the park.

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Hard Rock Park 10: Why The Park Closed

Why did Hard Rock Park close? Learn some of the missteps that were taken as well as some of the bad luck the park encountered as Josh Young ends his in-depth series on one of the most fascinating parks in the world.

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