Tag Archives: creative entertainment

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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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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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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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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TPU Review: Disneyland’s Faire Plays

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From time to time I plan to review specific live shows, applying the 5 elements of themed entertainment I wrote about in From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: 1) Deliver What You Promise, 2) Don’t Waste My Time, 3) Make Me Laugh, 4) Surprise Me, and 5) Move Me. I’m doing this, not to criticize what’s been […]

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TPU Interview: The Hackmeister 2000

The Hackmeister 2000

Dear Reader – I always look forward to any new theme park show, eternally hopeful that I will be thrilled, amused or moved by what the park’s creative forces have in store. Certain shows have exceeded my expectations, but there’ve always been disappointments as well. Right now, I’d say the industry is running about 50/50 […]

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