Category Archives: Editorial

When Will Disney World Add Marvel Attractions?

A Theme Park University reader recently wrote in to ask, “Hey Josh, when does the Marvel contract expire for Islands of Adventure so Disney World can start building its own Avengers attractions?” To answer your question quite bluntly: probably never. Very few people have access to the real contract between Marvel and Universal (formerly MCA […]

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Comedy Warehouse Back For A Holiday Limited Engagement

When Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World closed in 2008, most Disney fans mourned the loss of the Adventurer’s Club, one of the most unique night clubs on the planet. However, for me, I was deeply saddened to lost the Comedy Warehouse. It was my first introduction to live improv comedy and from the time […]

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Six Flags Gets Bullied In Joshua Martin Case

I am constantly surrounded by theme park fans who are relentlessly craving for more. Disney, Universal, Six Flags and Sea World should all be opening a new E-ticket attraction every six months, according to my fellow park junkies. The reality of the business is, theme parks come with a mountain of operating costs that the […]

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In Defense of Sea World Safety

Today, Sea World returns to court to appeal the OSHA ruling earlier this year stating that trainers are no longer allowed in the tank with killer whales without some sort of barrier. The decision is a result of the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer who was killed at the Dine With Shamu dinner show […]

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Magic Mansion Brings An Evening of Close Up Magic To Orlando

Here at Theme Park University, we celebrate any and all themed entertainment, regardless of whether it’s within the confines of a park. This Halloween, I decided to skip the traditional Orlando tourist offerings, like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Halloween Horror Nights. Instead, I opted to do a first-of-its kind event at the […]

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Clothing That Can Get You Kicked Out Of A Theme Park

Warning: Today’s article may contain images and ideas that are not safe for work (NSFW), and may also be offensive. As a “University,” we reserve the right to have adult discussions on hot topics in the themed entertainment industry. Today is one of those days. Proceed at your own risk! On August 24 of this […]

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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 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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Our Online Role as Magic Makers…

Are negative posts and “Me, too!” thinking tainting vacation magic? Ron Schneider examines the role Disney bloggers play in their guests’ good times…

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An Introduction Into The World of Sleep No More

No matter what kind of immersive entertainment you have experienced in the world, there is nothing like Sleep No More. TPU gives an introduction into one of the most amazing theatrical experiences ever created.

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