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Another Theme Park For Vegas?

Just when you thought Las Vegas was done attempting family-friendly theme parks in the Disney / Universal / Cedar Fair / Busch style, along comes this story reporting plans for a $1.1 billion destination resort, complete with an indoor snow park, an indoor/outdoor water park, a casino (of course), two hotels, an events arena, and… Read More »Another Theme Park For Vegas?

Hong Kong Disneyland Main Street Revealed

Hong Kong Disneyland (new website!) is nearing completion. Training for employees is well underway (500 have already worked at Walt Disney World and will pass that experience along), most of the tiny details that make Disney theme parks so special have been installed, and I must say the park looks great.’s "Tales from the… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland Main Street Revealed

Will the recent accidents, injuries, and deaths keep you away?

Disney theme parks are receiving lots of attention this summer, but not all of its due to the Happiest Celebration on Earth. A 3-month rash of injuries, accidents, and deaths has focused media attention on some of Disney’s flaws. The Orlando Sentinel doesn’t think it will affect attendance at the parks. How about you? Will… Read More »Will the recent accidents, injuries, and deaths keep you away?

Disney Reports Death to State

Disney has reported the latest death of a 12-year old girl to the state. The state agency responsible for theme parks is not expected to investigate. Here are some other incidents from Disney’s two Water Parks that have been reported in the last few years: The most serious water-park incident reported to the state by… Read More »Disney Reports Death to State

Another child dies at Walt Disney World

This is not a post I wanted to be writing so soon. Local Orlando News is reporting the death today of a 12-year old girl at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Typhoon Lagoon Water park. The girl was found at 6PM on the edge of the large Wave pool by a lifeguard. She soon passed… Read More »Another child dies at Walt Disney World

Cove of wonders at SeaWorld

SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove is an early leader in the next generation of Theme Parks. Guests enjoy a unique experience with a really high ratio of staff to guests (sometimes it’s 5 to 1), no crowds (attendance is capped around 1000), in a highly themed environment. Well, as you might expect, that sort of experience is… Read More »Cove of wonders at SeaWorld

Disable Girl Urges Theme park Boycott

The headline for this story caught my eye: Disabled girl barred from theme park rides I remembered one woman, an annual passholder at Disneyland, who drove her motorized wheelchair recklessly, was repeatedly warned about it, then was banned for a period of time. So I thought it might be something like that. Turns out this… Read More »Disable Girl Urges Theme park Boycott