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8 Most Magical Spells To Cast in the Wizarding World (and TWO You May Not Know About…)

Believe it or not, there are (at least) two totally secret spells in the Wizarding World, neither marked on the map or by a spell-casting medallion. Technically, your best bet for getting them right is to ask a resident of Diagon Alley for help. But here’s a hint…

“Wood” You Count This Lightning Rod of Coaster Controversy as “Wood” or “Steel”?

Modern wooden roller coasters unofficially date back to France the early 19th century when “Russian mountains” became sophisticated enough to see wheeled carts hoisted to the top of ramps and released along controlled dips. The oldest operating example of a wooden roller coaster today dates to 1902

Act Two: Five Locations for Disney's Hollywood Studios's Next Big Scene

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is still cashing a check signed sometime in the late ‘80s. It was, is, and shall remain for the foreseeable future a half-day park. The Disney-MGM Studios opened with five, count ‘em, five attractions - The Great Movie Ride, The Magic of Disney Animation, SuperStar

5 Cheesy ‘90s Blockbusters Whose Action Sequences Would Have Made Awesome Rides at Universal Studios

A look at cheesy ‘90s movies and how their most thrilling action sequences would have made great movie-themed rides at Universal Studios. Godzilla 1998, Water World (touching briefly upon the Universal show), Independence Day (acknowledging this IP is now owned by Disney), Deep Blue Sea and Power Rangers The Movie 1995.

Physics and Roller Coasters: G-Force

Today we’ll be breaking down the distinctions between these three types of force: what they mean, how to recognize them, and which of your favorite rides may feature them.

What to Expect at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Full Capacity (March 2021)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios remains Walt Disney World’s most popular park—fortunately, it is no longer also its most unpredictable one.

Universal Orlando Is Sitting on FIVE Permanently-Closed Theaters! What Could They Become?

Today we've collected a list of FIVE completely empty venues at Universal Orlando, permanently closed (most before the pandemic) and just waiting for something new!

What To Expect at Epcot Right Now (On a Full Capacity Day!)

A lot has changed in Epcot, and things are starting to look up for Disney’s most enigmatic park.

The Company Behind Silver Dollar City and Dollywood Just Bought Kentucky Kingdom. Here Are 4 Predictions for What This May Mean...

Today we’ll be running through 4 predictions for what we might see from the future of Kentucky Kingdom in its new ownership. By the end, you may just find yourself booking a trip to Louisville.

WHAT IF… Disney’s “Scariest Attraction Ever” Was Reborn… at Universal Orlando? Here’s Our Pitch...

Every day, themed entertainment designers ask themselves and each other the same question: "What if?" In the so-called "Blue Sky" phase of design, there's no limit; no capacity; no technology; no budget. The idea is to dream big and let reality hem in the project's scope later. In this new Theme

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