Category: Thoughts

2010 The Year in Review: Part 1

Posted on December 27, 2010 in Thoughts by

2010 was relatively modest in the amount of attractions that were introduced.  However, many of the new additions for 2010 were game changers.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure brought an entirely new and innovative ride system and emerged as one of the most detailed environments in the world.  Disney California Adventure debuted it’s highly anticipated nighttime spectacular World...

Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Video

Posted on December 18, 2010 in Reviews, Thoughts by

Ever since its debut in 2001, Haunted Mansion Holiday has become a Christmas time staple at the Disneyland Resort in California.  Each year, in time for the Halloween season and extending through the Christmas Time, one of the most beloved dark rides in the world, Haunted Mansion is given a lavish and detailed overlay.  Consisting of audio animatronics, new music,...

Cheetah Hunt: Early Impressions

Posted on November 1, 2010 in News, Thoughts by

After much anticipation, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay revealed their massive new addition for 2011, Cheetah Hunt.  Custom designed for Busch Gardens Tampa, guests will get to experience, the grace, speed, and power of a Cheetah as it races across the African savannah for it’s prey.  Featuring multiple LSM (linear syncronized motor) launches, nearly a miles worth of track, and one...

2010 Golden Tickets Recap: Best New Ride

Posted on September 14, 2010 in Thoughts, Updates by

Our first part of the series will be covering the coveted “Best New Ride” category. There were lots of new attractions this year. Cedar Fair drop down the Intimidator brothers at Kings Dominion and Carowinds, while Universal laid down the next generation of dark rides with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Only one could win…

Winner – “Harry Potter and the Forbidden...

New Series: 2010 Golden Tickets Recap

Posted on September 11, 2010 in Thoughts, Updates by

This evening at Busch Gardens Europe, this year’s Amusement Today Golden Ticket winners were announced. There were some shockers, and some that came as no surprise. Over the next week, we’ll take a look at some of the categories, their competitors, and you can get a chance to leave your thoughts on who should of won.

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Favorite Walt Disney World Resorts

Posted on August 27, 2010 in Thoughts by

One of my favorite things about the Walt Disney World resort is the wide selection of resorts you can stay at during your visit. Every hotel on the property is outstanding, and no matter what your price range is, you’ll find a resort. Here’s a few of my favorite resorts. There’s also a surprise at the end of the list!


Six Flags Dubailand Renderings

Posted on August 23, 2010 in Thoughts by

Wow. What I thought was dead has seemingly been revived. Six Flags has released some artist’s renderings of what Six Flags Dubailand will look like. If you have read and seen the pictures already – don’t close the page yet. You haven’t read my opinions.

An overall view of the park.

From this drawing, the park looks absolutely incredible. Now, we...