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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:

It May Be the World's WORST Dark Ride... But It's Also a Cult Classic, Fan Favorite, Bucket List Phenomenon

Sunday, October 1, 2023
Do you think this ride is awful, excellent, or "so bad it's good"?

The Age of RMC: 6 Cutting Edge, 21st Century Coaster Icons... And a Peek Into What RMC's Cooking Up Next...

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Rocky Mountain Construction. The very name leaves coaster enthusiasts gushing, ranking, and daydreaming. Here are six landmark RMCs of the past and present and then two high profile projects that lay just over the horizon...

Before or After? How Many of These Lands Were Worth Losing the Classic Attractions They Replaced?

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
How many of these E-Ticket lands are actually better than the spaces they replaced?

EL TORO: The True Story of Great Adventure's Raging Bull and How It ALMOST Redefined the Wooden Roller Coaster

Friday, September 22, 2023
This one-of-a-kind-in-the-nation prototype by a bold and brash roller coaster manufacturer set out to rewrite the rules of the wooden roller coaster. Did it succeed? Well… Together, let’s tackle the ups and downs of this fierce and furious thrill ride landmark…

To Skellington, or Not To Skellington? Where Do You Stand on Disneyland's Controversial Haunted Mansion Holiday?

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Today, we've collected the pros and cons of Haunted Mansion Holiday. Then we'll ask you to tell us whether this fan-favorite, fan-frustrating Christmas-stylized takeover of the Mansion has overstayed its welcome...

Hagrid's vs. TRON – Who Won the Orlando Battle of the Straddle Story Coasters? You Might Be Surprised!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
We looked at the strategy, storytelling, and statistics behind Orlando's two new "straddle coasters". Now, we get to see which you think won this thrilling head-to-head...

Tired of Disney World? 7 Must-See Florida Destinations to Make New Memories (and Save Some Money)

Monday, August 28, 2023
Today, we're offering a handful of can't-miss classics that might just be worth setting aside a day of your Florida trip and spending it beyond Orlando's major theme parks...

MUTANT COASTERS: The Hybrid Breed of Multi-Manufacturer Rides Fusing Old and New Into One!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Today, we'll take a look at six wild case studies of mutated rides, made of unusual pieces that build into one complete whole. We think you'll agree that in most of these cases, we're lucky to have seen what happens when these parts hybridized into something new...

Could Bob Iger Be Disney's Last CEO? Inside the Rumors of a Disney / Apple Merger...

Monday, August 21, 2023
Might Disney·Apple not be a fever dream but a serious potential path forward after all... Don't believe us? Today we'll look at a few reasons that industry experts say it's possible... and a few reasons why others say, "no way."...

Disney Is Slipping, Universal Rises, and Other Surprising Findings From Theme Park Attendance in 2022

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
You can't beat the facts, Disney is slipping and Universal rises! Let's explore all the findings from theme park attendance results in 2022...

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