Category Archives: Themepark Industry

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’s 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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Universal Studios Parent Company Declares Orlando Theme Park War

While the rest of the world focused on Comcast Chair and CEO Brian Roberts statement regarding a return to growth in subscribers to their legacy cable network business, the Orlando Sentinel picked up on quotes from Roberts that signal the … Continue reading

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Trailer and Teaser Poster

Universal Studios just released a teaser poster for it’s upcoming expansion of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley themed area. Last week Universal Orland Resort uploaded two trailers for the first Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. The first is a not … Continue reading

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