Parks

Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape Attraction – Elitch Gardens

Elitch Gardens, the regional theme park based in Denver, Colorado, has announced…

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What Did We Think Of Pandora In General?

I have already reviewed the signature attraction in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but in this article, I want to discuss our overall feeling about the new land in general. Rex and I were able to visit the park on opening day for Pandora and spent a significant amount of time in the land, both…

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Flight of Passage – Review

Rex and I recently visited the Walt Disney World Resort for the opening of Pandora – a new themed land based on the smash cinematic hit “Avatar.” Since the enormity of our experience over the three day weekend is much too large for a single trip report, I thought we might break down the trip…

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A Childhood Dream Is Coming True

Ever since I was old enough to be in awe of the Walt Disney World Resort, I dreamed of staying at the Contemporary. There is just something about it that beckons to me and yet, it has always been out of my reach. The cost, of course, is the primary reason for the A-frame Tower…

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Two Things Working Against “Race Through New York”

The new Universal Studios Florida attraction called “Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon” is scheduled to open on April 6, 2017. The ride is a 3D adventure, apparently similar to “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” that takes guests through the streets of New York. It is replacing the beloved attraction “Twister: Ride It Out.”…

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Universal Orlando Resort Full Trip Report 9/29/16-10/1/16

Once again Rex and I boarded our planes to meet in Orlando, FL for our annual trip to the Universal Orlando Resort and Halloween Horror Nights. Rex flew in from Denver, CO and I arrived from Nashville, TN. After some traffic hiccups in Nashville, I was in danger of missing my flight. Thankfully, it worked out…

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Lunchtime with Rex and the Beast Episode 5

Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes | Android | RSS Rex and the Beast have a phone conversation about Hoot and Chief, the legendary Epcot Horizons fans who spent a few years jumping out of the ride vehicles to capture incredible behind the scenes footage. You can visit their website at http://mesaverdetimes.blogspot.com/ Below is “Mission IOA 2”…

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Star Wars Land In Light Of The Force Awakens

Last August I wrote this opinion piece on the announcement of ‘Star Wars Land’ at the Walt Disney World Resort. I provided a few reasons why I was “pumped” at the announcement and a few reasons why I was “not pumped.” In light of the jaw-dropping success of The Force Awakens, I think my primary…

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Giveaway: Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando

As many of you are well aware, our buddy Seth Kubersky has written a great new book about Universal Orlando entitled The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. We are going to have Seth on an Audio Journeys Podcast shortly to discuss the book, and items related to Universal Orlando. So, as part of that process, we are…

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The Beast’s Thoughts On Star Wars Land

I suppose it is somewhat difficult to express a multitude of thoughts and opinions on a topic for which there is very little content. As everyone knows by now, The Walt Disney Company recently announced the forthcoming arrival of the Star Wars universe to both the California and Florida parks. The announcement provided some concept art for…

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