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Ellie Igou


Bowling Green, Kentucky


United States


Ellie is a contributing feature writer for Theme Park Tourist. Although she lives out of state, she makes frequent trips to the Orlando parks and is particularly fond of the Universal Orlando Resort. Her favorite ride is VelociCoaster and her go-to snack at the resort is a Big Pink doughnut from Springfield!

Articles by Ellie Igou:

Universal's Epic Universe: New Updates In The Wizarding World

Monday, November 27, 2023
Here are the latest updates on the Wizarding World expansion set to open at Epic Universe!

This History of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
For many visitors at Disney parks, it’s a nostalgic ride and a must-do for many families, but relatively few of those visitors know the long history of this beloved attraction...

Here Are 6 Of The Most Impressive Theme Park Animatronics Ever!

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
If you are tired of seeing screens in theme park attractions and want to see some very impressive animatronics, look no further. Here are 6 of the most impressive animatronics of all time...

The Epic Universe: A Deep Dive Into The Upcoming Dark Universe Land

Saturday, November 18, 2023
The Dark Universe is set to be a thrilling land for all Universal Monster fans at the upcoming Epic Universe, let's take a look at all the latest developments...

Kentucky Kingdom: The Superman Tower of Power Accident Which Should Have Been Avoided

Thursday, November 9, 2023
This tragic incident at Kentucky Kingdom should have been avoided...

Alton Towers Had A Fantastic Safety Record Until The 2015 Smiler Incident, Why Did It Go So Terribly Wrong?

Monday, November 6, 2023
The Smiler incident of June 2015 at Alton Towers rocked the UK. It did however lead to several enhanced safety refurbishments and staff training improvements to prevent another similar incident from ever taking place again...

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, Is It For The Better Or Worse?

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
As yet another year of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights event wraps up and draws to a close, let us take some time to reflect on the changes the event has undergone since COVID-19 and are they for the better or worse?

The Radioactive Amusement Park of Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone

Sunday, October 29, 2023
For those of you looking for a scare long after the season of the witch, this may be a place even YOU want to avoid...

88MPH! The History Of Back To The Future's Presence In Universal Theme Parks

Thursday, October 26, 2023
As one of Universal’s most iconic properties, it should come as no surprise that Back to the Future has maintained a presence inside the parks years after the beloved trilogy came to an end...

Six Flags New England: Where It All Went Wrong on Superman Ride of Steel

Monday, October 23, 2023
This tragic incident would forever change the industry standard of lap restraints on mega coasters such as the Ride of Steel... 

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