Category: Theme Parks

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Would Six Flags buying the SeaWorld parks be a risk worth taking?

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A somewhat odd rumor has been flying about the past few days, namely the possibility of a Six Flags aquisition of the SeaWorld Entertainment parks. The idea has had more traction than I thought it would; going beyond online news sites and into mainstream media. By Lance Hart, Screamscape While anything can happen in the world of […]

Theme park news: goodbye Wanda and hello new resorts and attractions

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New park resorts on the way in, Wanda on the way out and a massive new tower attraction may soon rise. All in this latest recap of the week in themed attraction news! By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) A third hotel to join Walt Disney World Dolphin & Swan hotels The Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan […]

When is a horror maze not a horror maze? Immersive storytelling at Screamfest, Burton

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Screamfest, the annual Halloween event that takes over National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton, has always been popular with fans of haunted attractions. But this year’s offering presented something unique: a maze that was theatrical, immersive, psychological and deeply unsettling. Insomnia was designed by Andrew Porter‘s firm AJP Designs. The maze is the result of […]

Paying the price for your theme park (and parking) experience

Punjab government supports proposal for Disney-style theme park in Lahore

Is it time to rethink the concept of admission to your local theme park? By Lance Hart, Screamscape After watching some interesting moves take place within the industry this year, mixed with some older ones; it appears that the old standard concept of paying one price for theme park admission is being tested. It looks like it […]

Theme park news: scares, witches and millions of Butterbeers

Witches Brooms, Yukon Wings, A Triple Decker Couch and 20 Million Butterbeers Served… make up just another week in the theme park biz. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) Legoland Florida announced plans for three new rides Legoland Florida unveiled their plans for the previously announced ‘The Lego Movie World’ expansion. The area is themed around the world of […]

Disney and Universal’s Accelerator programmes highlight attractions technology trends

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The Disney Accelerator programme is now in its fifth year. In that time, over 50 companies have worked with the company and gone on to achieve success with worldwide partnerships. This year, Disney was joined by Universal who ran their own Accelerator. Both programmes offer select tech start-ups the chance to learn from and network […]

Three ways to capitalise on Halloween’s rhythm of fear

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Halloween has a reach, a fan base and a sense of occasion all of its own. I remember watching ET as a kid in the UK and thinking ‘wow, that’s what trick or treating is’; and now we can’t move for vampires, witches and random teenagers at Halloween. By Kelly Herrick, Strategy & Development Director, […]

Theme park news: dungeons, pirates, and The Force returns

Legends of the Force Disneyland Paris poster

This week’s theme park news includes a new Dungeon attraction at Alton Towers, Santa’s Merry Marketplace in Holiday World, a new dual track coaster for Efteling, and many more. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) Disneyland cancels plans for new hotel The Disneyland Resort has announced that they are pulling the plug on their plans to build a new […]

Theme park news: top 10 around the world

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In this week’s top ten theme park news, we see exciting developments and additions happening in attractions all over the world; especially in America, Europe and Asia. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) Hersheypark reveals huge expansion for 2020 Hersheypark finally announced their long planned major expansion for the 2020 season. The expansion will create a brand new […]

Theme park news: family friendly attractions trending but thrill rides not forgotten

Mickey Minnie Runaway Railway Dark Ride Concept

Amidst announcements of new experiences and rides, family friendly attractions seem to be a theme for 2019. By Lance Hart, Screamscape While the various announcements for new 2019 attractions at theme parks are still being released across the globe, I’ve seen enough so far to detect a definite trend towards more family friendly style attractions and less […]