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Daniel Roberts

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Dan is a freelance writer from the UK who specializes in writing about Disney theme parks and filming locations. Previously a film critic for a local radio station and his blog Curious Rookie, he's now working on becoming a children's author. His other passions include travelling, film, the Toronto Raptors and visiting Disney theme parks.

Articles by Daniel Roberts:

5 Studio Ghibli Movies That Will Come to LIFE at Japan's Newest Theme Park

Saturday, June 5, 2021
A look at the Studio Ghibli-themed resort's themed lands and the films that inspire them.

A History of Ghostbusters at Universal Studios

Thursday, May 20, 2021
How a Ghostbusters-themed land at Universal Studios might look – attractions, restaurants, landmarks, character greetings, shows, parades etc. Would also look at old ride Ghostbusters Spooktacular, the Void’s VR experience at Madame Tussauds & Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights etc.

Theme Parks in the Movies: The REAL (Fake) Attractions of Jurassic Park

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
A look at what theme park attractions and experiences would have transpired onscreen in the Jurassic Park universe had the park have not collapsed. This would draw on concepts from both the novel and those hinted at in the original movie – the Jungle River Ride, the Aviary, other dinosaur stops on the Land Cruiser tour that weren’t ready in the film, tennis courts, Safari Lodge etc.

UK to Welcome its Own "Jurassic Park" at London Resort

Thursday, April 22, 2021
The UK’s long-debated, upcoming entertainment experience ‘London Resort’ has unveiled plans for a dinosaur-themed land known as ‘Base Camp’

A History of King Kong at Universal Parks

Thursday, April 22, 2021
This looks at King Kong-themed attractions, old and current, at Universal Orlando and Hollywood: Kongfrontation (Orlando), Kongfrontation/King Kong Encounter (Hollywood), King Kong 360 3-D and Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Would also look at comparisons between Peter Jackson’s Skull Island and the version in the MonsterVerse franchise, deciding which is better suited to a theme park.

5 Cheesy ‘90s Blockbusters Whose Action Sequences Would Have Made Awesome Rides at Universal Studios

Thursday, April 8, 2021
A look at cheesy ‘90s movies and how their most thrilling action sequences would have made great movie-themed rides at Universal Studios. Godzilla 1998, Water World (touching briefly upon the Universal show), Independence Day (acknowledging this IP is now owned by Disney), Deep Blue Sea and Power Rangers The Movie 1995.

5 Reasons Why Tokyo Disneyland’s Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek Is One of the Best Disney Movie-themed Rides

Friday, March 19, 2021
One of the best movie-themed rides is Tokyo Disneyland’s incredibly charming Monsters, Inc Ride & Go Seek. Let’s look at why it does the original 2001 movie justice, and how it compares against Disneyland California’s Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue.

5 Horror Franchise-themed Experiences We'd LOVE to See Year-Round

Saturday, March 13, 2021
An overview of Thorpe Park’s horror-themed experiences, SAW – The Ride and The Walking Dead – The Ride, and a look at other popular horror franchises that could fit in alongside them as attractions and experiences (Scream, Halloween, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Descent) to help keep the park on the map following the pandemic.

Why The Clone Wars Would Have Made a Better Themed Land than Galaxy's Edge

Saturday, March 6, 2021
A look at how creating a Star Wars-themed land based on the hugely popular Clone Wars might have made for a better guest experience, considering the show’s enormous variety of worlds/landscapes, characters, more impressive visuals and aesthetics etc, and whether Disney could have generally been more ambitious with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

5 Newly Acquired Sci-Fi Characters That Might Have a Future at Disney Parks

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
An overview of iconic Sci-Fi franchises now owned by Disney – Alien, Planet of the Apes, Predator, Independence Day and The X Files – and their iconic characters and/or creatures that could appear at Disney Parks, including some thought as to how the more R-rated ones might be re-appropriated for families.

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