Theme Parks

Summer in San Diego: 7 things to do in 2020 in the Southern Californian city

February 27, 2020

With San Diego turning 250 last year, the city and its surrounds have been shaping up a massive year of openings, new attractions and familiar favourites that ensure the coastal Southern Californian destination remains at the top of everyone’s vacation lists, as we head into Summer 2020. Here’s a guide to what you need to […]

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The World’s Best Theme Parks: Knott’s Berry Farm – Where Snoopy, Westworld and Boysenberries meet in California

December 23, 2019

In our new travel series, our resident thirty-something-going-on-five year old takes us on an adventure around the world to the best theme parks. The ones that even after we lose that childhood awe and wonder, still get the heart racing; gleefully removing us from the mundane existence that is adulthood. Along the way you’ll be […]

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11 theme parks and attractions opening in 2020 around the world to get excited about

December 20, 2019

It’s going to be a massive year in 2020 for those who enjoy theme parks, with a number of brand new, highlight anticipated parks and expansions opening up all over the world. There are also new museums, IMAX cinemas and even hotels that are worthy of getting excited about here in Australia and overseas. Here’s […]

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Disneyland’s new adventures in Batuu go far, far beyond the Star Wars Ride

July 2, 2019

If you haven’t heard about the new addition to California’s Disneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, by now, it’s likely you have been living under a space rock. The level of hype about the new attraction – which as we pointed out when it opened was just one single ride – has been the highest I’ve […]

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Why did Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge only launch with one new ride at Disneyland?

June 4, 2019

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (also known simply as “Star Wars Land”) officially opened its doors to the public on Friday at California’s iconic theme park Disneyland  – strictly to those who had reserved the privilege in advance – some may have been surprised to discover that after all that hype, and all those years […]

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Theme Parks: Here’s what Dreamworld has been up to over the Summer Season while we await Sky Voyager

February 19, 2019

There’s been a surprising amount happening at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast over the Summer; with the season set to come to an end with the launch of a brand new ride, Sky Voyager (which you can see being built to the left of the Dreamworld globe in the image above). Though the official opening […]

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Star Wars rides (and music score) finally revealed for Disney Parks as a slew of new attractions revealed

November 20, 2018

In celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek has shared the many new and exciting ways to celebrate the beloved mouse, as well as sharing more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot that includes new spectaculars designed to honour the park’s original vision. Along with these, […]

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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s General Manager takes us behind-the-scenes of the brand new theme park

July 18, 2018

This time next week, the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will officially open its doors to the public; a brand new, state-of-the-art indoor theme park set to feature six immersive lands, 29 rides, shows and attractions, dining options and all the usual trimmings you’d expect from a world class park of its kind. While in […]

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The world’s only Iron Man ride and five other reasons why Hong Kong Disneyland stands apart from other Disney Parks

July 12, 2018

Hong Kong Disneyland may be the company’s smallest theme park (the recently opened Shanghai park – whose development was memorably slowed to give the Hong Kong Park more time to grow an audience – is no less than 14 times larger than its Southern counterpart), and the only park not to have a true water ride […]

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Netflix’s Stranger Things is coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights

April 11, 2018

It’s one of the biggest television series to hit Netflix, and now, after two killer seasons on the screen, Stranger Things is being brought to life at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Orlando and Singapore. Each park are launching interactive Stranger Things-themed mazes as part of their iconic Halloween Horror Nights events, that will be kicking off […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood to host Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration

April 10, 2018

Calling all Jurassic Park fans! Universal Studios Hollywood will be hosting the first ever themed Jurassic Park Celebration that will roar to life from 11-12 May to coincide with the film’s 25th anniversary. This event was created in partnership with Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment as a separately ticketed event, in which space is limited and […]

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Disneyland’s Star Wars Land to launch in California and Orlando in time for Episode IX

February 13, 2017

First announced back in 2015, just before the release of The Force Awakens, Disney has finally confirmed the opening date of their highly-anticipated Star Wars themed lands at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. The new areas in the park will open in 2019, ahead of the release of Star Wars Episode […]

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Nintendo to get its own theme park attractions at Universal Studios

December 1, 2016

Following the roll out of Harry Potter and Simpsons themed worlds at their Theme Parks around the world, Universal Studios has announced this week that they will be adding new Nintendo-themed areas to their parks in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood. Japan and Orlando come as little surprise, especially with the company being based in Japan, […]

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Ten things you have to do while at Walt Disney World in Orlando

August 10, 2016

Twice the size of Manhattan and filled with thirty-four resorts and hotels, four theme parks, a shopping and dining destination (the newly expanded and renamed Disney Springs) – not to mention two water parks – there’s a reason that Walt Disney called his second Disney destination in Orlando a “World”. With its own laws, its […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood reveals first look at new The Walking Dead attraction

June 27, 2016

AMC’s enormously popular The Walking Dead has seen inspired theme park attractions pop up around the world, but Universal Studios Hollywood are just about to unveil the most ambitious addition yet. Working closely with AMC, the world renowned film studio and theme park will build upon the “Halloween Horror Nights” maze that has been so […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

April 7, 2016

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a real-life incarnation of the fictional wizarding world we all know so well, opens to the public today at Universal Studios Hollywood. The park’s opening was celebrated on April 5th and featured a three-dimensional digital lighting projection on Hogwarts Castle, accompanied by music from the LA Philharmonic, conducted by […]

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Willy Wonka-inspired Chocolate Factory set to open at Universal Studios in Orlando

March 21, 2016

Although The Toothsome Chocolate Factory  carefully avoids official affiliation with Willy Wonka, this chocolate factory and “savory feast emporium” is planned to bring an “out-of-this-world” dining experience to the CityWalk at Universal Studios, Orlando. The factory incorporates the surrealism of Steampunk, including “smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion”, along with the dream-like […]

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The Walking Dead now has a permanent residency at Universal Studios Hollywood

March 18, 2016

Universal Studies Hollywood has announced the opening of a permanent walk-through attraction based on The Walking Dead. The previously seasonal, limited-time attraction based on the popular US television show will now be enhanced and open to guests all 365 days of the year. The show that will be replicated in the attraction depicts the story […]

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A day of roller coaster bliss at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, USA

February 22, 2016

I’ve always been fascinated by Theme Parks, especially in America. The stories of how the parks originated and have since grown and thrived is often as interesting as the rides themselves. Six Flags: Fiesta Texas, located just outside of San Antonio, is no exception, with the origins of the park dating back some 25 years, […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in April

February 21, 2016

It has been officially announced that on April 7 of this year, Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, will open the doors to their newest attraction, The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. To announce the opening date, the team at Universal Studios celebrated by illuminating the grand centerpiece of the Harry Potter-themed installation, Hogwarts Castle. You […]

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Spending the day at the Adventure Cove Waterpark on Sentosa Island in Singapore

February 16, 2016

Singapore is hot. It’s that tropical and humid kind of hot. Unless you are one of the lucky ones staying in a fancy hotel or condo building, finding a place to cool down can be tricky. Rather then visiting a public pool or retreating to an air conditioned shopping center, we spent a day at […]

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We ride the world’s first Puss in Boots family coaster at Universal Studios Singapore

February 15, 2016

The world’s newest Universal Studios Theme Park – Universal Studios Singapore – turned five years old last year, and there have been a few new additions to the park to celebrate. Towards the end of 2014, a new Puss in Boots themed show “The Dance for the Magic Beans” launched that preceded “Puss in Boots’ […]

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Spending a day at the closest Disney Park to Australia – Hong Kong Disneyland

February 14, 2016

Disneyland Hong Kong is the iconic brand’s second home in Asia, after launching its Tokyo location back in 1983. It’s also the Disney Theme Park that’s geographically closest to Australia – and with the park originally opening in September 2005, that means that this year they recently celebrated their 10th Birthday! I had the chance to […]

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Disney’s D23 Expo: Toy Story Land is coming to Hollywood Studios in Orlando

August 16, 2015

In addition to Star Wars Land, which was also announced today at Disney’s D23 Expo in California, Orlando’s Hollywood Studios will be seeing another 11 acre expansion in the form of Toy Story Land. Unlike Star Wars Land, however, Toy Story Land has already been a tested formula among Disney Parks in Paris and Hong […]

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Disney announce "Star Wars Land" expansions for their USA theme parks at the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim

August 16, 2015

It was perhaps a destiny Disney signed into action the minute they took over the iconic franchise – but it still has us very, very excited. As Universal Studios has done with the Harry Potter series’ Wizarding World, Disneyland will be expanding both Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to […]

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A world first Puss in Boots family coaster and the return of Battlestar Galactica at Universal Studios Singapore

June 9, 2015

The world’s newest Universal Studios Theme Park – Universal Studios Singapore – turns five years old this year, and there have been a few new additions to the park to celebrate. Towards the end of last year, a new Puss in Boots themed show “The Dance for the Magic Beans” launched that preceded “Puss in […]

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The Theme Park Traveller: Hong Kong Disneyland

April 2, 2015

Disneyland Hong Kong is the iconic brand’s second home in Asia, after launching its Tokyo location back in 1983. It’s also the Disney Theme Park that’s geographically closest to Australia – and with the park originally opening in September 2005, that means that this year they will be celebrating their 10th Birthday! I had the […]

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