Category Archives: Themepark Industry

Star Wars Theme Park Fan Made Map

Artist Tom Hodges, whose punk Little Mermaid “Undersea Underground” t-shirt you may have seen on TeeFury recently, created this excellent map for a Star Wars theme park. Featuring the tried and true hub and spoke model, the map of a … Continue reading

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SeaWorld announces major expansion of its Killer Whale Habitats at all three parks, plus new dedicated conservation funds

In a ceremony broadcast live to all three of its parks, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. just announced that it plans to build new, first-of-its-kind killer whale environments at all three of its SeaWorld parks. It will also fund new programs to … Continue reading

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Is Disney’s Magic Band the Future of Retail

Disney’s Magic Band and the related MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ are just three elements of a skunk works type division charged with creating Next-Gen experiences for guests at Walt Disney World. Just how revolutionary are these changes? One Tampa Bay Tribune … Continue reading

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Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Ambitious 5-Year Plan

The relationship between the two domestic Universal theme parks was a rocky one for a long time. They were pretty much left to go their own ways. It’s only since Comcast purchased NBC/Universal that the Hollywood and Orlando are getting … Continue reading

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SeaWorld Parks Set Sail on Sea of Surprises for 50th Anniversary

This morning at SeaWorld Parks across the united states, ceremonies were held to commemorate a key event in the company‚Äôs history: the opening of the original SeaWorld in March 1964 on Mission Bay in San Diego. This morning I attended … Continue reading

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