Checking in with our expanded coverage of theme parks and entertainment from around Orlando and beyond. Here are some recent stories you may have missed: Toddler area at LEGOLAND Florida closing temporarily For Chima Expansion SeaWorld Orlando’s Latin music festival starts this weekend. Don’t miss… Read More »The THRLLD Report
There were reports today that Disneyland has begun taking photos of guests entering the theme park and associating those images with their admission media. The need to combat fraud inspired the move. Un-authorized ticket resellers have been building multi-day tickets and then renting out smaller… Read More »Disneyland starts photographing multi-day ticket holders
Last month a DreamWorks Animation ‘theme park’ was announced as part of a shopping and entertainment complex that is under construction at the Meadowlands site in New Jersey. This DreamWorks location would be small, about 15 acres, and part of a larger complex. It’s not… Read More »DreamWorks Announces Plans for 2nd Theme Park, This Time Near Disney in Shanghai
Dreamworks Animation was born out of Sparky Katzenberg’s desire to do it better than Disney after being forced out of the Mouse House by Michael Eisner, who had the nerve not to die or retire after a scare with his heart. You can quibble about… Read More »A Dreamworks Themepark in New Jersey? Maybe
A few years ago you could fire a cannon down any pathway in Islands of Adventure and have little risk of hitting a soul. But a big change swept into the park and with it a ton more visitors, all opening their wallets to take… Read More »How should Universal Maximize Harry Potter Potential
When I lived in Southern California, the theme park I visited the second most often was Universal Studios Hollywood. I lived within walking distance and would often find myself on the Backlot Tram or watching Waterworld when the thought of driving across town through traffic… Read More »Wizarding World of Harry Potter Taking his Magic to Muggles of Universal Studios Hollywood
Raise your hand if you saw this coming. The Location Based Entertainment project at the Walt Disney Company appears to be on the ropes. The Walt Disney Company just backed out of the National Harbor project near Washington D.C. that was going to be a… Read More »Disney backs out of National Harbor development in Washington D.C.