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On the Subject of “Theme” in Theme Parks
Editorial / Miscellaneous / Theme Parks

On the Subject of “Theme” in Theme Parks

I read an article on MiceChat recently which suggested that part of the reason Universal’s recent aggressive expansion in theme parks has been working is because fans of Universal are less particular about “thematic intrusions” or the “appropriateness of intellectual property,” than Disney fans, who are far more vocal about such things. There may or … Continue reading

Thoughts on Disneyland’s “Adventure Trading Company”
Miscellaneous / Reviews / Theme Parks

Thoughts on Disneyland’s “Adventure Trading Company”

Following my initial post about Disneyland’s “Legends of Fronteirland” game, I have continued to play and have seen the game slowly evolve, and in many ways improve. Many of the flawed mechanics have been fixed, new features have been unveiled, and the cast of the game remains as excellent as the day it began. I’m … Continue reading

What Theme Park Fans Can Learn From the Success of Video Games
Editorial / Miscellaneous / Theme Parks

What Theme Park Fans Can Learn From the Success of Video Games

Today, the great people at Extra Credits released their 200th episode. If you’re not familiar with these guys, PLEASE go check out their website. Their series of videos discussing all manner of topics relating to video games are not only entertaining but hugely important to our discussion of video games as an industry and as … Continue reading

Disneyland’s “Legends of Frontierland” Review – 99 Problems But a Bit Ain’t One
Miscellaneous / Reviews / Theme Parks

Disneyland’s “Legends of Frontierland” Review – 99 Problems But a Bit Ain’t One

Today, Disneyland launched a new “interactive experience” called “Legends of Frontierland.” It’s best described as a strange hybrid of an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) with Live Action Role Playing (LARP) in which you, the guest, get to create a character, align yourself with one of two competing factions, and then do various tasks to help … Continue reading

Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Movies / Reviews

Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhh… Look, I didn’t like The Amazing Spider-Man, not at all. It was one of the most shockingly incompetent big-budget movies I’ve seen in recent memory, aside from completely misunderstanding who its title character is. That being said, Spider-Man is my favorite superhero, and I really desperately want to see a great Spider-Man movie again. … Continue reading