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The Makers of the Stand-Up, Inverted, Diving, Flying, and Wing Coasters Have a New Patent… You’ll Be Surprised What It’s For...

Founded in 1987 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, B&M today is one of the world’s most respected roller coaster design & manufacturing films, supplying headlining attractions to amusement parks across the globe.

VelociCoaster is Going to Change EVERYTHING at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's Why:

After the closure of cult classic coaster Dragon Challenge in late 2017, Universal’s Islands of Adventure was hit with a major gap in their lineup. Now down two major, state of the art, thrilling coasters, Universal teased of better things to come. Less than two years later, Hagrid’s Magical

Horror Nights Hopefuls: 6 Movies That Deserve Haunted Houses

With only so many white whales left in the genre, Universal is going to have to start digging deeper and darker to fill its roster. The following films are suggestions based on popularity and feasibility, both as a walkthrough adaptation and merchandise mover. None of them are speculated or rumored to appear anytime soon.

COUNTDOWN: The Best Disney and Universal Rides of the Century (So Far)

Last month, we took a half-hearted look at what we think are the "Worst" Disney Attractions of the Century (So Far). Today, we'll flip the script and look at the best to come out of Disney (and Universal) Parks so far in the 21st century – that is, opening in the year 2000 or late

Sounds Like Vacation: 7 Superb Universal Orlando Soundtrack Selections

A theme park soundtrack is as much about placemaking as it is scoring thousands of infinitesimally specific moments every day.

Thrills, Chills, and Lift Hills: 5 Horror-Themed Coasters

So how do we cope in the eleven months that aren’t October? By finding attractions—roller coasters, namely—that center around a horror theme. That’s why I’m bringing you 5 horror-themed coasters that serve thrills and chills year-round.

Would You Dine in the Haunted Mansion's Ballroom? Here are 6 Rides That Should Have Restaurants INSIDE

Are these spatially possible? Practical? Of course not! Consider this more of a conceptually exercise than a concrete one. But if you can join us in temporarily forgetting space constraints, ignoring blueprints, and thinking Blue Sky, consider how great these dining experiences would be...

Tourist, Trainee, and Time-Traveler: Inside 6 Iconic "Roles" You've Lived at Disney & Universal Parks

When you spend a day at a Disney or Universal Park, you truly do "leave today" and step into new worlds, new adventures... and new roles.

Exit Through The Gift Shop: 6 Lost Universal Orlando Stores With INSANE Backstories

If the three-hour line just to see the inside of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store is any indication, Universal Orlando gift shops have become attractions in their own right

In Defense of Fun Spot

Central Florida kids’ memories were shaped by crowded July pool days, the Nickelodeon Hotel, and the classic—if not a bit tacky—“IT’S HUGE” Fun Spot commercials

Shot On Location: 6 Early Movies From Hollywood East

In every piece of local coverage for the latest star-studded production to grace Orlando during its studio heyday, there’s a line somewhere that wonders if this one is it, the movie that sells Hollywood West on Hollywood East. Some did in small ways, coaxing repeat filmmakers back for projects that

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