Before Disney Springs

This weekend a major section of Disney Springs opens when their Town Center is unveiled to the public. Up until now, much of the remodeling of what was once Downtown Disney has been largely focused on what was formerly Pleasure Island, now known as The Landing. This major addition of the Town Center at Disney … Read more

Toon Lagoon at IOA: The Trail to a Great Work Environment

What Qualities Do You Look For In The Place You Work At? At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, there are two comics that intertwine in Toon Lagoon. While seen, most guests seldom stop to study them. To most, they are simply incidental theming to the park. But they offer a couple of great thoughts about creating … Read more

What the Haunted Mansion, Men in Black and Tower of Terror Have In Common

A great source for insights in the theme park world comes from The Season Pass podcast. ¬†One example of that is the recent episode 219-Creating Men in Black: Alien Attack Part 2. Men in Black is one of Universal Florida’s signature attractions. The interview involves attraction creators Craig Hanna, Dave Cobb and Andy Garfield. In … Read more

Visas for Whom?

President Obama is slated to speak in front of Cinderella Castle on Thursday. For security purposes, they will empty Main Street, U.S.A. to invited guests only. The purpose of this visit is to announce “a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel.” All of this with the intent to create job growth as … Read more

Harry Potter–Twice the Price?

More confirmations are coming around Harry Potter bringing a presence in the Universal Studios park at Universal Florida. Speaking to an employee within the organization, this is what I’ve learned over the weekend: Railroad engineers have been on property extensively designing a train track that would run backstage. You would be looking out of the … Read more