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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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6 years 7 months

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. Here, our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations are yours to read: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Friday, December 29, 2017 05:11

MODERN MARVELS: Frozen Ever After: It all begins with "happily ever after..." And for fifty years, Disney's animators, designers, and Imagineers tried to bring The Snow Queen to life. In this in-depth feature, we'll trace the development of Frozen see how one of the highest grossing films of all time inspired one of the most controversial Disney attractions ever.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 04:50

MODERN MARVELS: Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress: Among all the wonders at Disneyland during Walt's lifetime, his friends and family say he singled out one attraction as his favorite, proclaiming that it should never cease operation. And fifty years later, it hasn’t… not for long, at least. But for all its longevity, this “revolutionary” attraction has never stayed put for too long… From coast to coast and back again, this is the full story of Carousel of Progress.

Friday, December 15, 2017 06:01

People like to be scared.

Monday, November 27, 2017 03:16

MODERN MARVELS: Expedition Everest: Deep in the snow-covered Himalayas, a creature is said to defend the sacred mountain... The term "Modern Marvel" takes on new life when applied to Expedition Everest, a truly superlative attraction that's paramount even in Disney's legendary mountain lineup. From legends of the Yeti to its (infamous) Animatronic form, today, we'll set course for the unknown as we chart the true stories of the most legendary mountain on Earth and its Animal Kingdom E-Ticket.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 05:47

DISASTER FILES: Backstage Studio Tour: What happens when you base an entire theme park around the wrong concept? When the Disney-MGM Studios opened in 1989, executives were certain that it would lead to Orlando becoming a "Hollywood East," kicking off a new era of filmmaking... certain enough to build their entire park around an unbelievable two-hour anchor attraction to whisk guests behind-the-scenes. If only there had been anything worthwhile filming there...

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 04:19

Increasingly, Universal’s formula is feeling a little stale... And we've got some suggestions. We’re determined to offer up four kinds of rides that we think are absolutely essential to Universal’s growth… ride genres Disney has, in many cases, mastered; attractions that elevate the experience to a new level. In so many places, Universal is so close. But growth comes from stepping into the unknown…

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 20:44

MODERN MARVELS: Phantom Manor: Tucked away on a forested hillside in the old mining town of Thunder Mesa, a light flickers. Rumor has it that poor Melanie Ravenswood was left at the altar, and that she still waits for the return of her lost love... even in death. Forget everything you know about "grim, grinning ghosts," happy haunts, and a Ghost Host. Disneyland Paris' one-of-a-kind Phantom Manor will leave you speechless.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 05:45

LOST LEGENDS: T2 3-D – Battle Across Time: Yet another Universal classic has closed, and this was a BIG one. T2 3-D was one of the most expensive media attractions ever, reuniting blockbuster stars, Hollywood directors, and themed entertainment industry legends in one of the most larger-than-life, massively-scaled attraction experiences ever. From the 1980s to the 2020s, this time-traveling experience was unlike anything else.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 05:18

LOST LEGENDS: Back to the Future – The Ride: When Universal first eyed the opportunity to bring a version of its famed Hollywood studio park to Florida in the mid-1980s, the idea of taking on Disney was simply too daunting... to become a contender in Disney's own back yard would take an out-of-this-world E-Ticket ahead of (and in this case, also behind) its time. Headed up by Spielberg himself, this closed classic is the reason Universal Orlando exists! This is the full story...


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