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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:

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

Saturday, September 19, 2020
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. 

The 7 Worst Disney Attractions of the Century (So Far)

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Look... not every ride can be a classic.

Is It Time to Bury Dinoland, U.S.A.? Here's How This Land Was Designed, Declined, And What We Hope Is Next...

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Look – it wouldn’t be the first time dinosaurs went extinct. 

Would You Skip Disney's Theme Parks... To Learn? Here's the Complete History of the DISNEY INSTITUTE

Thursday, August 20, 2020
When’s the last time Disney did something different? Like, really unexpected?

TPT REVIEW: Defunctland's New "Halyx" Documentary Is a Must-See For Disney Parks History Lovers

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Live From the Space Stage dives into Disney’s surprisingly earnest 1981 attempt to develop their own live rock ‘n’ roll act to populate the open air Space Stage in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.

The 6 Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Theme Park Attraction Story (2020 Edition)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Today, we’ll offer our takeaway of tell-tale signs of a bad attraction story – foundational flaws that tend to signal that the ride isn’t going to be a masterpiece.

"Lights, Camera, Action!" 7 Cinematic Attractions Planned But Never-Built at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Friday, July 24, 2020
Possibilityland. If you’ve been with us long enough, you may have traveled with us to this spectacular place where never-built attractions are alive once more.

From Hollywood Extra to Orlando Star: 5 Universal Rides That Started as Studio Tour Scenes

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
In the modern history of Disney and Universal Parks, one thing is often said: good ideas never die. In fact, sometimes, ideas grow, evolve, and are reproduced across the country...

Have You Ever Noticed That These 8 Rides Don't Make Sense in the Lands They're a Part Of?

Monday, June 29, 2020
Sometimes in Disney's rush to incorporate new attractions, add capacity, or infuse hot properties fast, we might end up with some rides that are simply in the wrong places!

Park Plotholes: Downright DUMB "Stories" on Theme Park Rides

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
If you ask today's designers at Imagineering and Universal Creative, there's one thing that's absolutely essential on every attraction; the central focus of each ride; the beating heart and soul of each project: story.

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