Category Archives: Critical Studies

World of Chocolate Brings Sophistication To International Drive

When describing attractions on International Drive in Orlando, rarely do adjectives like sophisticated, elegant and educational come up. However, for the new World of Chocolate Museum & Caf├ęthat recently opened up just south of Sea World, it truly fits. Sure, this is not even close to the first chocolate attraction in the world. There are […]

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E-Da Theme Park 4: Celebration of Taiwan

Wow, it has been a long time! Apologies on the long delay between articles. We now return you to the program, already in progress. The hospitality industry is a growing field in Taiwan as more leisure facilities open and the number of tourists from mainland China flood the island nation. Many colleges have sought to […]

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Extreme Haunts: Chambers of Horror

Chambers of Horror shakes up the traditional haunted house formula by adding a touch of theater in this adults only haunt

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Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park Uses Artistic Licenses On Disney

Editor’s Note: Today we bring you an article from one of our readers, P Tesler. Mr. Tesler is a theme park enthusiast and has traveled around the world collecting photographs and stories from some of his favorite attractions. Today he shares with us his experiences at a Shijingshan Amusement Park, which “borrows” many attractions and […]

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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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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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TPU Review: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor & The Giggle Gang

I’ve just returned from a rare 3-day sojourn into the hot, wet & crowded ‘Belly of the Beast’: WDW in July. My purpose was twofold; first, to escort the Fabulous Feeney Family of New Jersey on the occasion of their summer visit… and second, to assess the State of Comedy in our parks. I have […]

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Then She Fell Gives Alice In Wonderland An Adult Twist

TPU falls down the rabbit hole to explore Then She Fell, a unique immersive theater version of Alice In Wonderland, for only 15 people per show!

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It’s All In The Details Of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Manor

Explore the queue of Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland which is crammed with subtle story telling, foreshadowing and nods to WDI Imagineers!

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Diving Deeper Into Sleep No More

Take an in depth look at Sleep No More, an immersive play in New York City that features masks, playing cards and full frontal nudity!

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