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Theme park news: VR Stormtroopers, expansion plans and...

The past week in themed entertainment was full of interesting new developments. These range from a French CanCan dancing coaster to VR Stormtroopers and a whole herd of animal-themed attractions. By Lance...

Onsite theme park hotels: what took them so long?

Few things are as immediately popular as a new roller coaster. However, another development is increasingly impacting the business. It is the decision to build onsite theme park hotels.  By Lance Hart,...

Theme park news: Coasters and Indoor Ski Park, and Six...

New ride announcements were everywhere you looked over the past week. This was especially so with Six Flags making announcements for every one of their parks all on the same day. Here are the highlights of what...

Theme park news: Meow Wolf dark ride, resurrecting...

Another amazing week of developments: from a Meow Wolf dark ride to a Highlander drop tower, while a third attempt to resurrect a former Ghost Town in the Sky attraction has confirmed, a popular haunt event is...

Are Ultra Themed Resorts the next big thing?

As operators seek to deepen the guest experience, creating ever more immersive worlds, are ultra themed resorts the next big thing? By Lance Hart, Screamscape Fandom is an interesting thing to see brought...

Tivoli Gardens celebrates 175 years (or I’ve...

On August 15, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the grandaddy of all amusement parks, turns 175 years old. It was established in 1843. The park, not unlike the Rome or Paris cityscapes, established the rules for...

Theme park news: The Simpsons, new (dive and crazy)...

The Simpsons in 4D, new coaster debuts, strong results from Disney and SeaWorld and the Evermore opening party announced. Plus, Poltergeist gets the HHN treatment at Universal.  Another busy week in the theme...

Talking chocolate candy, a giant butterfly-covered...

The theme park week saw miniature superheroes in Hong Kong, a new land announced for the Smokey Mountains and new attractions revealed. These included a chocolate-themed dark ride and a world's first coaster. ...

Theme park wars and the art of going beyond the...

Rivaling any military conflict, the 'Theme Park Wars' have escalated to new heights. Disney and Universal hurl annual salvos consisting of new and more costly lands, hotels, and attractions. By Eddie Sotto,...

Theme park news: Disney, Japan and Warner Bros. World...

From the Far East to Abu Dhabi and Florida, the last week has seen news that will impact and shape the theme park business for decades to come. There were new deals, the opening of a major new park and the...