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5 Audio-Animatronics That Look JUST Like a Movie

where movie-themed attractions are concerned, let’s take a look at some of the most impressive audio-animatronics that wouldn’t look out of place on the big screen.

The ULTIMATE Dinosaur Attraction Countdown

A look at dinosaur-themed attractions at Disney World, Disneyland and Universal Studios, with a ranking from worst to best.

What's the Deal with Launch Coasters?

Launch coasters are nothing new, so why are they SO hot right now? We've got a theory...

Wet 'n Mild: 6 Underrated Ways to Beat the Central Florida Heat

Summer is fast approaching in Central Florida and that means one thing - ice cream melting at speeds previously thought impossible. With most of the covid restrictions pulled or in-process, the parks will soon look like mouse-eared moshpits once again. There’s always Dole Whip, Freestyle machines

6 Disney-Level Details and Quiet Corners To Discover at Universal's Islands of Adventure

We hope you’ll have at least one item to add to your Islands of Adventure “scavenger hunt” after reading about these off-the-beaten-path extras you may never have thought to explore…

A History of Ghostbusters at Universal Studios

How a Ghostbusters-themed land at Universal Studios might look – attractions, restaurants, landmarks, character greetings, shows, parades etc. Would also look at old ride Ghostbusters Spooktacular, the Void’s VR experience at Madame Tussauds & Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights etc.

Theme Parks in the Movies: The REAL (Fake) Attractions of Jurassic Park

A look at what theme park attractions and experiences would have transpired onscreen in the Jurassic Park universe had the park have not collapsed. This would draw on concepts from both the novel and those hinted at in the original movie – the Jungle River Ride, the Aviary, other dinosaur stops on the Land Cruiser tour that weren’t ready in the film, tennis courts, Safari Lodge etc.

What Do We REALLY Love About Revenge of the Mummy?

why is Revenge of the Mummy the most beloved ride at Universal?

A History of King Kong at Universal Parks

This looks at King Kong-themed attractions, old and current, at Universal Orlando and Hollywood: Kongfrontation (Orlando), Kongfrontation/King Kong Encounter (Hollywood), King Kong 360 3-D and Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Would also look at comparisons between Peter Jackson’s Skull Island and the version in the MonsterVerse franchise, deciding which is better suited to a theme park.

Universal Studios Escape: An Advertising Cautionary Tale

Such is the unique tragedy of Universal Studios Escape, a cautionary tale of bad branding and worse timing.

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