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Friday, April 26, 1991

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Brian Krosnick
Columbus, Ohio
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Use the link below to jump to Theme Park Tourist's LEGEND LIBRARY. There, you'll be able to set course for in-depth stories of closed, classic Lost Legends; head behind-the-ride to see the makings of today's Modern Marvels; set foot into never-built Possibilitylands, and examine the industry's unexpected flubs and failures in Declassified Disaster files that you have to see to believe...



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Articles by Brian Krosnick:

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...

Saturday, September 30, 2017 04:40

POSSIBILITYLAND: Western River Expedition: In the late 1960s, Disney designers were hard at work detailing exactly what this new "Walt Disney World" should borrow from Disneyland... and what it shouldn't. For a while, Magic Kingdom was destined to house an epic, animatronic, musical adventure through the Old West meeting and even exceeding the standards set by Pirates of the Caribbean. Then, it was cancelled. This is what it would've been like...

Monday, August 28, 2017 06:12

LOST LEGENDS: Curse of DarKastle: Deep in the heart of Bavaria, a lost young prince and his dark destiny invite you to face a curse head on... or in this case, straight down. Few would've expected that the first follow-up to Universal's famed Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man would open in a regional, seasonal theme park... and yet, Busch Gardens' Curse of DarKastle was every bit as astounding... Explore its icy past and why it's melting away forever...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 04:57

LOST LEGENDS: The Great Movie Ride: From its 1989 opening, the Disney-MGM Studios walked a fine line between a "behind-the-scenes" of moviemaking and an immersive celebration of Hollywood's Golden Age. Luckily, its thesis attraction – housed in a stunning park icon – bridged the gap between its two destinies via an epic, 22-minute dark ride! But what happens when the park's thesis changes? Today, we look back on a ride that lived up to its name. Lights, camera, action!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 04:49

LOST LEGENDS: Universe of Energy and Ellen's Energy Adventure: A living embodiment of EPCOT Center's philosophy, Universe of Energy was an epic, educational dark ride that brought to life the 200 million year story of the fossil fuels that powered our planet. A 1996 update was one of the park's first forays into celebrity, characters, and corporate synergy, redefining Future World. Let's trace this unusual ride's story and see how its replacement will change Epcot forever...


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