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Brian Pacifico


Columbus, Ohio


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Just your friendly neighborhood fan of tropical hideaways, Victorian boardwalks, mid-century tomorrows, ancient temples, and cursed forests! In between dreaming of Dole Whips, I'm a museum experience developer. I'm also the researcher behind Theme Park Tourist's Legend Library – filled with stories of Lost Legends, Modern Marvels, Declassified Disasters, and more.

Articles by Brian Pacifico:

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

Friday, April 16, 2021
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…

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

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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 IF… Disney’s “Scariest Attraction Ever” Was Reborn… at Universal Orlando? Here’s Our Pitch...

Sunday, March 21, 2021
Every day, themed entertainment designers ask themselves and each other the same question: "

Potter... Nintendo... Star Wars... WHAT'S LEFT?! Unclaimed A-List IPs Perfect for Disney & Universal Parks

Saturday, March 13, 2021
C onsider how you could imagine these properties or others like them fitting into Disney and Universal Parks… 

DOLE WHIP: Our "Aloha" Tribute to Disney's Tropical Treat From Polynesian Paradise

Saturday, February 27, 2021
Of all the delicacies of Disney Parks, one reigns supreme: the Dole Whip.

Good Movie, Bad Ride: Weird Big Screen Attraction Adaptations at Disney & Universal Parks

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Just because you pick a good, revered, classic, or award-winning movie, you’re not guaranteed a good, revered, classic, or award-winning ride will come out the other end

Bursting the "Disney Bubble": The End of Magical Express and How You'll Get to the Resort After It's Gone

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Here's the story on Magical Express and its end, plus how you'll be getting to Disney World come 2022.

WHAT IF... Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Became a Twilight Zone Ride? Here's Our Idea... What's Yours?

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
In this new Theme Park Tourist mini-series, we invite you to "Blue Sky" with us, and to reimagine a ride that could use a refresh.

Spell's End: A Fond Farewell to Disney World's Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
The spell's been broken on another Magic Kingdom favorite – an attraction many Disney World visitors never knew existed at all!

MyMagic Minus: The Post-Pandemic Fall of Disney’s Billion Dollar Pre-Planning Empire

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Standing in the sunset glow of Batuu… alone; gazing up at fireworks from a Main Street that’s… empty; a family perfectly sized to capture that

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