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Brian Krosnick
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Midwestern Disney Parks and Universal Parks enthusiast who punctuates trips to the Temple of the Forbidden Eye with visits to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Islands of Adventure and Kings Island. I moonlight (er, daylight) as a teacher at one of the world's largest science centers. I'm a "globetrotter" wannabe (so far, Tokyo Disney Resort is my most far-flung adventure) and tireless backyard Imagineer.

Favorite ride genre would be ancient adventures... Pharos Lighthouse fanatic; big emotional blubbering mess who's somehow personally invested in Disney California Adventure; favorite roller coaster is a family ride in Virginia. Currently working on a Lost Legends series chronicling lost attractions and a Dateline Disaster series of infamous failures. Get in touch with thoughts and requests!



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7 years 1 month

Articles by Brian Krosnick:

Monday, December 16, 2019 03:50

THEME PARK TOURIST'S IN-DEPTH COLLECTION LIBRARY: For years, Theme Park Tourist has been building collections of in-depth entries on some of the world's most well-known rides and attractions. The secret attraction histories Disney and Universal don't want you to know? They're here in our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations, yours to explore: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 06:28

When did Disney's connection to Pixar first begin? Longer ago than you might imagine... How many Pixar-themed attractions have Disney Parks hosted? More than you might think... How far will Pixar permeate into Disney Parks? Think, "to infinity and beyond..."

Sunday, July 15, 2018 05:53

Our Modern Marvels series gains a new tropical tale: the story of a genuine Walt Disney original and fan-favorite for more than five decades, the venerated and beloved Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 07:00

Here, we've collected a countdown of the 10 most immersive theme park lands we know

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 19:38

DECLASSIFIED DISASTER: Disney California Adventure – Part II: Way back in Part I, we explored the conception and design of Disneyland's infamous second gate and what guests saw there that made them not want to return. Today, we'll pick up after the park's grand $1.2 billion redesign to explore the reborn Disney California Adventure... and how just a few years after its re-opening with a brand new Californian story, Disney may be re-making old mistakes...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 05:44

MODERN MARVELS: Radiator Springs Racers: Since 1955, guests have been sitting behind the wheel and hitting the open (er, not-so-open) road at Disneyland. So when Disney's California Adventure needed a boost, California car culture was an obvious theme... but maybe not in the way you expect. Dig into Disney's automotive history, from cars to – well – Cars, as we explore how this larger-than-life E-Ticket at Disneyland Resort set a new standard for the industry.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 05:01

DISASTER TALES: Europe in the Air: What does it feel like to fly? Humans have spent much of their modern history trying to take to the skies, and for nearly as long, theme parks have sought to create the seemingly impossible sensation of soaring... but they haven't always gotten it right. That's the case with Europe in the Air, Busch Gardens' one-of-a-kind flight simulator that just couldn't stay airborne... Here's the story.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 05:23

Some of the greatest characters in Disney's vast collection are theme park exclusives; original characters created just for the parks

Saturday, May 12, 2018 04:29

MODERN MARVELS: Dinosaur: When Disney's Animal Kingdom opened in 1998, the park featured only one dark ride. And forget Peter Pan's Flight... Countdown to Extinction was a wild, off-roading, terrifying journey through the steaming jungles in the last moments of the Cretaceous. Today, we'll "dig deep" into this one-of-a-kind prehistoric adventure and explore its history... and future. So "let's get in, grab the iguanodon, and get out before that asteroid hits!"

Monday, April 30, 2018 05:41

Which style of hotel is the most appealing to you?


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