Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kennedy Space Center’s Atlantis Exhibit Best Attraction of 2013

One of the side effects of living in Central Florida for as long as I have, you become jaded. Every few weeks there is some new ride, stage show or attraction opening up. After a while, they all start to run together. This summer some very large and expensive E-Ticket attractions opened including Antarctica Empire […]

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MGM Grand Adventures 4: Haunted Mine Ride

Today we take an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Haunted Mine at MGM Grand Adventures, a very short lived dark ride that opened with the rest of the park in 1993. Guests entered a queue that was set up like a museum dedicated to an Indian Tribe that once lived in Southern Nevada, […]

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Orlando History Center Upgrades Their Universal Orlando Exhibit For Halloween Horror Nights

As part of the Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibit, A Year in the Life: Backstage To Onstage At Universal Orlando Resort, they are rotating out some of the space seasonally to reflect all the hard work Universal’s Special Events Team constantly puts in. Easily the most anticipated update debuted on August 24th with nearly […]

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MGM Grand Adventures 3: Backlot River Tour

Traditional movie parks have most of their attractions tie in with a popular film or franchise like Transformers: The Ride at Universal Hollywood, the Ice Age Adventure at Warner Brothers Movie World Germany, or even The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In the case of MGM Grand Adventures, their rides and shows almost […]

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MGM Grand Adventures 2 – Deep Earth Exploration

One of the most unique dark rides ever built, Deep Earth Exploration, featured an enclosed simulator along a traditional ride track with show scenes

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MGM Grand Adventures Part 1: Lost In The Shuffle

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, MGM Grand Adventures was a 33 acre park serving as the cornerstone of Sin City trying to turn it’s image around.

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TPU Review: Arabian Nights’ Royal VIP Package

It’s no easy thing to set a themed show in an arena. The themed show, as I’ve noted, is something that happens within the guest. It isn’t the setting, the music, the performance or the story being told… it is the guests’ experience of these things. Thus the true name of the show is not, […]

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From Dreamer To Dreamfinder Review And Contest

Theme Park University’s first book review looks at our very own Ron Schneider’s book on his 40+ year career in themed entertainment

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TPU Exclusive: Remembering Fox Studio Australia’s Titanic Attraction

Theme Park University takes a look back at Titanic: The Experience, Fox Studio Australia’s Signature Attraction

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