Category Archives: Critical Studies

The Great Water Park Bikini Debate

On July 2nd of this year, Madelyn Sheaffer was ultimately asked to leave Adventure Oasis Water Park in Independence, Missouri because the bottom of her bathing suit was considered to be too small by park management.  She was approached by two employees originally and was asked to put on shorts to cover. After she asked […]

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TPU Review: Mickey and the Magical Map: Story vs. Premise

Ron reviews Disneyland’s new stage show and finds untapped magic in the Magical Map.

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Legoland Florida Opens The World of Chima

Legoland Florida opens it’s newest expansion – The World of Chima which includes three new attractions including a water play area and a splash battle ride.

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Live IN Theater Brings Murder Mystery To New York City Streets

Live IN Theater takes a traditional murder mystery show and reinvents it. Held on the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, bringing cases to life.

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Jekyll and Hyde Club Brings Macabre Eats To Times Square

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New York City’s Jekyll and Hyde Club recently moved to Times Square and Josh Young takes a look at what makes this themed eatery one of the most detailed in the world – as well as why it misses the mark.

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E-Da Theme Park 3: Keep Your Ponchos on at All Times

Sean Graham, our Asian Theme Park Expert, takes a look at the attractions at E-Da and what makes them unique to the park. He also takes a look at the cultural differences you can find between Eastern and Western cultures visiting theme parks as well.

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5 Steps for Great Themed Entertainment: A (Titanic) Origin Story

Today, friends, I want to discuss how I first learned about the 5 Steps to Great Themed Entertainment… I probably learned more about audiences, interacting, and guest psychology as an actor/guide at Titanic, the Exhibition than in any other job. It was a perfect laboratory to find creative solutions to the daily challenges of an […]

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Cutting Edge Zombie Attractions

In our latest article, we take a look at zombie attractions around the world. Haunted houses are moving in a totally new immersive direction. Guests are no longer in an experience where actors are just jumping out for scares, you can now fight back!

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TPU Review: Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theatre

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Greetings, Students! Your esteemed faculty has just returned from an inspirational retreat, exploring the creative limits of the interactive genre. We have long been united by our love for dinner attractions – the more challenging and unusual, the better. So when word reached us of a new local dining experience we were soon on the […]

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Attractions at Futuroscope Never Go Stale

This time around, Josh Young takes a look at attractions within Futuroscope including dancing robots, IMAX 3D films and augmented reality!

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