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JRA has revitalised Bush's Visitor Center Museum in Tennessee, celebrating the brand’s history and all things bean with an all-new guest experience


Merlin has announced that three of its ‘next generation’ Lego Discovery Centres are coming to the US in 2023


A light trail inspired by the iconic forest from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast franchises will open in the US in October


Michael Myers, Dracula and now The Weeknd will be offering the scares at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter set to debut an all-new horror experience


Shark Week is back for 2022 and Planet Attractions has taken a deep dive to find a collection of shark-related content that you can take in during the event


Disneyland’s Finding Nemo attraction has undergone a complete renovation, with the new attraction reopening to the public after a year-long closure


The Avengers have assembled, this time in Paris for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris with stars Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff and Iman Vellani (and even Bob Chapek) all on-hand for the spectacular opening event


An official stage production based on Stranger Things is in the works after the series became Netflix’s first English-language show to be viewed for more than one billion hours


The Disney Wish will soon set sail with visitors on board following a special christening event in Port Canaveral, Florida


Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2022 will see the debut of a new Mummy as fans await the reopening of iconic Revenge of the Mummy attraction


The new Finding Nemo production opened at Animal Kingdom in early June and features a new script and set design


With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now open at Walt Disney World, Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at how the attraction and its special scenes have been brought to life


Universal has revealed the return of Michael Myers for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the iconic slasher set to deliver the frights for the always popular horror spectacular


Is Kanye West planning to enter the attractions realm?


Launching this summer, Stranger Things: The Experience is the result of a partnership between Netflix and live-entertainment discovery platform Fever


Returning this Autumn, Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas will include new one-of-a-kind Halloween experiences


The new Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo opened to the public in April. Lauren Heath-Jones paid a visit to The Deep Dark Wood to find out more


You can finally be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world with World of Barbie - a brand new immersive touring attraction set to make its debut later this year in Toronto


The iconic Nerf brand will gain its first themed land in its 53-year history with the debut of a new attraction coming to Brazil’s Beto Carrero World in 2023


Honor of Kings, Minions and Jurassic World are all set to feature in a range of new themed experiences coming to Universal Beijing this year


Cityneon, Disney Location-Based Experiences and Lightstorm Entertainment have collaborated to develop an all-new Avatar attraction coming to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay later this year


Starting this June you’ll be able to find the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts at the Royal Ontario Museum, with the popular Natural History Museum exhibition set to embark on the first leg of its world tour


You CAN talk about Bruno at Disneyland this spring, with the multi-Platinum-certified song set to take over the iconic It’s a Small World ride as part of an Encanto celebration


Walkman’s at the ready, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind finally has its launch date, with the Vekoma reverse launch coaster set to make its debut in May.


Warwick Castle will soon be home to a Zog-themed playland, with the popular IP set to arrive at the heritage attraction in April


Sesame Place San Diego is set to open next month, with the location set to include an interactive Sesame Street Neighbourhood along with themed attractions


Twycross Zoo is set to launch a new attraction in the spring, with the UK’s first Gruffalo Discovery Land being developed to ‘inspire the next generation of conservationists’


Fans will experience Game of Thrones like never before, with the ‘ground-breaking’ attraction featuring authentic sets, costumes and props used in the show’s production


Merlin’s popular Legoland Discovery Centres have undergone a rebranding and reimagination, with the first Lego Discovery Centre coming to Belgium this summer


The first phase of the long-awaited Ghibli Park in Japan will open in November 2022 with a themed land inspired by the studio’s My Neighbor Totoro animation


Merlin has announced its acquisition of Cadbury World in the UK, reaching an agreement with Mondelez International to take over the iconic chocolate attraction


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Disney Animation has revealed that parts of Encanto were inspired by dark rides, leading to fans calling for the smash hit to get its own attraction at Epcot


The Avengers are leading the way for Disneyland Paris’ 30th-anniversary celebrations, with the rest of the Disney gang not too far behind in an exciting year for the French attraction


Set to premiere in 2023, Pixar Day at Sea is a brand new voyage from the Disney Cruise Line, with the exclusive event coming to the operator’s Disney Fantasy ship next January


A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Martin Luther King Jr’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech is now on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is open in observance of Martin Luther King Jr day


A Peter Rabbit attraction will be making its way to the UK in 2022, with an all-new experience from Merlin set to add to the operators growing portfolio on the Blackpool seafront


The Grinch might have stolen Christmas but apparently he did while looking good


The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


Alterface, Storyland and Studios Occitanie are collaborating with the video game company on the project, which is slated to open in 2025


The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history


The six-zone Paramount Film and Television Park is part of a US$8 billion tourism development and is expected to open in Yunnan province in 2024


The three-part zone, opening next spring, allows guests to get creative as they design and build their own Lego cars and take part in a virtual race


The K-pop music arena plans to host some 190 concerts per year


A new Stranger Things-themed retail experience will feature immersive photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and an in-store arcade


Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience


Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


Pokémon is set to make its mark at Universal Studios Japan following a landmark deal to bring the popular IP to the park starting in 2022


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


King’s Cross’ Platform 9 ¾ installation will tour four major UK train stations to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter film


The US$1.08bn Legoland Shenzhen Resort is Merlin’s latest - and largest - venture in the Chinese market


The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


ZSL London Zoo will host several family-friendly, Bing-themed activities, free to its visitors throughout the Autumn


The Lego Pop & Play Tour will feature several activity stations inspired by different Lego IPs


Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Donkey Kong could soon be making his theme park debut after reports suggest Nintendo and Universal have big plans for the popular franchise


He’s fast, he’s blue and he might just be coming to an attraction near you. Here are Sega’s attractions plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022 and beyond


Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


The National Air and Space Museum’s US$250m transformation continues with one of Star Wars’ X-Wings set to go on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium


Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


Godzilla the Ride: Great Kaiju Decisive Dominance Battle will be the signature attraction for Seibu-en’s new 1960s-themed Showa land


Twitter user HelmsmanFreddy appears to have discovered the secretive fictional nation of Wakanda in Disneyland’s new expansion plans


They might well be playing Jaja Ding Dong at the new Eurovision Museum, coming to Húsavík, Iceland, later this year


Universal is rethinking elements of its Dr Seuss attractions after the book’s publisher removed number of titles from circulation


David Walliams’ children’s book is being brought to life at Alton Towers, which has offered a first look at the ride opening April 12


Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is designed for diehard and casual fans alike


Rejoice preschoolers and parents - a Peppa Pig theme park is making its way to Florida


Build your own soap bottle droid with Imagine from Home


The resort will include a 260,000 sq ft water park and luxury themed suites


Raya and the Last Dragon is coming to Animal Kingdom, with new experiences including a 40-tonne sand sculpture and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie


Part of Universal’s new immersive world might not actually be a part of the Nintendo universe


Dippy22 has already built Toad’s Cafe and Peach’s Castle and, once completed, will release the park as a playable map


Former Sega CEO Tom Kalinske will be the first of the Strong Museum’s guests in its new ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ Zoom series


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the Super Bowl, with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski punching their ticket to the happiest place on earth


The Utah theme park says the star’s latest album infringes on its trademark


All Aboard! This Nintendo-adorned train will ferry consumers to Universal’s Super Nintendo World when the new land opens in 2021


She usually serves clients such as Russell Brand, Demi Lovato and 50 Cent but now Maeve Reilly is turning her attentions to Mickey and Minnie for a new line of Disney merchandise


Spider-Man himself reveals all about his new dark ride attraction coming to Disneyland later this year


Despite an extremely challenging year, Disney has continued to give back to charities across the world


Imagineering veteran and founder of the Designer's Creative Studio, Theron Skees, reveals how to take a brand concept and transform it into a physical environment


Traditional audiences need to broaden their audiences and generate some much-need income by partnering with big-name IPs


Heigh Ho! Disney gives viewers a sneak peek at new Snow White dark ride


The popular Belgian IP will be the main focus of a brand-new media-led family attraction


And they lived happily ever after! Inside Jordan Fisher and Ellie Woods’ Disney World wedding



Joyeux Noël! Get in the holiday spirit with a performance of Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights.


A new video offering a first glimpse at the ride vehicles for the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster has been released by Universal.


The opening date for the hotly-anticipated Super Nintendo World has been announced in a new video from Universal Studios Japan.


Disney’s strict costume rules at its parks led to a Disney fashion revolution. Lauren Heath-Jones finds out more.


Jordan Middleton explains how leveraging user-generated content can create more authentic and emotive marketing in the attractions world.


Lego has turned Rome’s historic colosseum into a 9,036-piece construction, which is now available to buy


A brand new Nickelodeon family entertainment centre is about to open its doors in Shenzhen, China. Planet Attractions spoke to China Leisure president, Linda Dong, about the upcoming project, the country’s FEC market and the importance of major IPs to developments in China

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Bean-tastic: JRA redevelops Bush’s Visitor Center Museum
JRA has revitalised Bush's Visitor Center Museum in Tennessee, celebrating the brand’s history and all things bean with an all-new guest experience


Merlin’s ‘next generation’ of Lego Discovery Centre coming to three US locations
Merlin has announced that three of its ‘next generation’ Lego Discovery Centres are coming to the US in 2023


Harry Potter Forbidden Forest experience coming to the US
A light trail inspired by the iconic forest from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast franchises will open in the US in October


The Weeknd is debuting a haunted house at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
Michael Myers, Dracula and now The Weeknd will be offering the scares at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter set to debut an all-new horror experience


Everything you need to know about Shark Week
Shark Week is back for 2022 and Planet Attractions has taken a deep dive to find a collection of shark-related content that you can take in during the event


Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage reopens at Disneyland following year-long refurbishment
Disneyland’s Finding Nemo attraction has undergone a complete renovation, with the new attraction reopening to the public after a year-long closure


Avengers Campus unveiled at Disneyland Paris ahead public grand opening
The Avengers have assembled, this time in Paris for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris with stars Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff and Iman Vellani (and even Bob Chapek) all on-hand for the spectacular opening event


Stranger Things slated for stage adaptation after fourth season receives record viewings
An official stage production based on Stranger Things is in the works after the series became Netflix’s first English-language show to be viewed for more than one billion hours


Disney Wish christened ahead of debut voyage
The Disney Wish will soon set sail with visitors on board following a special christening event in Port Canaveral, Florida


Universal set to welcome new Mummy to parks for Halloween Horror Nights 2022
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2022 will see the debut of a new Mummy as fans await the reopening of iconic Revenge of the Mummy attraction


Reimagined Finding Nemo musical opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The new Finding Nemo production opened at Animal Kingdom in early June and features a new script and set design


WATCH: Go behind the scenes of Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now open at Walt Disney World, Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at how the attraction and its special scenes have been brought to life


Michael Myers set for Halloween Horror Nights return at Universal
Universal has revealed the return of Michael Myers for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the iconic slasher set to deliver the frights for the always popular horror spectacular


Kanye West files trademarks for theme park attractions
Is Kanye West planning to enter the attractions realm?


Netflix partners with Fever to launch live-action Stranger Things experience in London
Launching this summer, Stranger Things: The Experience is the result of a partnership between Netflix and live-entertainment discovery platform Fever


Halloween on the High Seas to return to Disney Cruise Line with all-new themed programming
Returning this Autumn, Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas will include new one-of-a-kind Halloween experiences


No such thing? Exploring The Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo
The new Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo opened to the public in April. Lauren Heath-Jones paid a visit to The Deep Dark Wood to find out more


Immersive touring Barbie attraction to make debut in Toronto this summer
You can finally be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world with World of Barbie - a brand new immersive touring attraction set to make its debut later this year in Toronto


World-first Nerf-themed land coming to Beto Carrero World in 2023
The iconic Nerf brand will gain its first themed land in its 53-year history with the debut of a new attraction coming to Brazil’s Beto Carrero World in 2023


Universal Beijing set to introduce a host of new experiences based on top IPs
Honor of Kings, Minions and Jurassic World are all set to feature in a range of new themed experiences coming to Universal Beijing this year


Immersive Avatar experience coming to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay
Cityneon, Disney Location-Based Experiences and Lightstorm Entertainment have collaborated to develop an all-new Avatar attraction coming to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay later this year


Fantastic Beasts set to start museum world tour in Ontario
Starting this June you’ll be able to find the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts at the Royal Ontario Museum, with the popular Natural History Museum exhibition set to embark on the first leg of its world tour


Encanto set to take over Disneyland’s iconic Small World ride
You CAN talk about Bruno at Disneyland this spring, with the multi-Platinum-certified song set to take over the iconic It’s a Small World ride as part of an Encanto celebration


WATCH: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind arrives at Epcot next month
Walkman’s at the ready, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind finally has its launch date, with the Vekoma reverse launch coaster set to make its debut in May.


Zog comes to Warwick Castle with new themed playland
Warwick Castle will soon be home to a Zog-themed playland, with the popular IP set to arrive at the heritage attraction in April


Sesame Place San Diego slated for March opening
Sesame Place San Diego is set to open next month, with the location set to include an interactive Sesame Street Neighbourhood along with themed attractions


The Gruffalo to debut at Twycross Zoo as attraction unveils plans for new themed land
Twycross Zoo is set to launch a new attraction in the spring, with the UK’s first Gruffalo Discovery Land being developed to ‘inspire the next generation of conservationists’


Game of Thrones Studio Tour opens in Northern Ireland
Fans will experience Game of Thrones like never before, with the ‘ground-breaking’ attraction featuring authentic sets, costumes and props used in the show’s production


Lego and Merlin reimagine Discovery Centres for 2022 with all-new ‘next generation’ experience
Merlin’s popular Legoland Discovery Centres have undergone a rebranding and reimagination, with the first Lego Discovery Centre coming to Belgium this summer


Studio Ghibli theme park gets November 2022 opening date
The first phase of the long-awaited Ghibli Park in Japan will open in November 2022 with a themed land inspired by the studio’s My Neighbor Totoro animation


Merlin set to bring the magic to Cadbury World following acquisition deal
Merlin has announced its acquisition of Cadbury World in the UK, reaching an agreement with Mondelez International to take over the iconic chocolate attraction


Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022
With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Theme park dark ride inspires Disney's Encanto
Disney Animation has revealed that parts of Encanto were inspired by dark rides, leading to fans calling for the smash hit to get its own attraction at Epcot


Avengers Campus coming to Disneyland Paris this summer as Disney announces lineup for 30th-anniversary celebrations
The Avengers are leading the way for Disneyland Paris’ 30th-anniversary celebrations, with the rest of the Disney gang not too far behind in an exciting year for the French attraction


Pixar Day at Sea coming to Disney Cruise Line in 2023
Set to premiere in 2023, Pixar Day at Sea is a brand new voyage from the Disney Cruise Line, with the exclusive event coming to the operator’s Disney Fantasy ship next January


Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions
A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Martin Luther King’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech goes on display at National Museum of African American History and Culture
Martin Luther King Jr’s original ‘I have a dream’ speech is now on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is open in observance of Martin Luther King Jr day


Merlin announces plans to bring Peter Rabbit to Blackpool with brand new immersive attraction
A Peter Rabbit attraction will be making its way to the UK in 2022, with an all-new experience from Merlin set to add to the operators growing portfolio on the Blackpool seafront


‘Hot Grinch’ goes viral following Universal visitor interaction
The Grinch might have stolen Christmas but apparently he did while looking good


Disney Wish to transport guests under the sea with Broadway-style stage show of The Little Mermaid
The show has been exclusively developed for the Disney Wish and will feature a reimagined script and score


Assassin’s Creed creator Ubisoft plans entertainment complex and theme park in France
Alterface, Storyland and Studios Occitanie are collaborating with the video game company on the project, which is slated to open in 2025


IAAPA 2021: Simworx and Katapult launch midway media-based Ferrari attraction
The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


SeaWorld announces unprecedented list of new thrill rides and coasters, plus another Sesame Place, coming soon to US parks
Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history


Star Trek, Tomb Raider, Mission Impossible among IPs to star at Paramount theme park and tourism complex in China
The six-zone Paramount Film and Television Park is part of a US$8 billion tourism development and is expected to open in Yunnan province in 2024


Ferrari speeding in to Legoland California with an interactive build-and-race attraction
The three-part zone, opening next spring, allows guests to get creative as they design and build their own Lego cars and take part in a virtual race


Multi-use K-pop attraction CJ LiveCity breaks ground in Seoul
The K-pop music arena plans to host some 190 concerts per year


Immersive Stranger Things retail experiences to open in New York and Los Angeles
A new Stranger Things-themed retail experience will feature immersive photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and an in-store arcade


Marvel actors assemble for Disney Wish cruise experience
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson and more have lent their talents to the Disney Cruise Line’s upcoming Marvel Experience


Disneyland set to get its own movie as Disney lines up host of names to develop epic feature
Disneyland is getting its first movie with Halloween’s David Gordon Green lined up to direct the origin story of origin stories


Behind the screams: Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition opens at Universal Studios Singapore
The team behind Universal Studios’ iconic Horror Nights in Singapore has launched an exhibition exploring what goes into planning the horrifying event.


Pokémon is coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2022
Pokémon is set to make its mark at Universal Studios Japan following a landmark deal to bring the popular IP to the park starting in 2022


Ratatouille arrives at Epcot with expansion of French pavilion
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the main feature of the expanded French pavilion which will make its debut next month to kickstart Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations


Platform 9 ¾ is going on a UK tour to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter
King’s Cross’ Platform 9 ¾ installation will tour four major UK train stations to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter film


Merlin breaks bricks on world’s largest Legoland Resort in Shenzhen
The US$1.08bn Legoland Shenzhen Resort is Merlin’s latest - and largest - venture in the Chinese market


Museum of Brands celebrates 50 years of Mr Men and Little Miss
The self-guided Mr. Men Little Miss Discovery Trail takes visitors through the museum’s permanent collection of Mr. Men and Little Miss memorabilia


Bing Bunny heading to London Zoo following Acamar Films partnership
ZSL London Zoo will host several family-friendly, Bing-themed activities, free to its visitors throughout the Autumn


Lego launches UK touring pop-up experience
The Lego Pop & Play Tour will feature several activity stations inspired by different Lego IPs


The Haunting of Hill House makes its way to Universal with brand new maze for Halloween Horror Nights
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Is Donkey Kong making his way to Universal’s theme parks?
Donkey Kong could soon be making his theme park debut after reports suggest Nintendo and Universal have big plans for the popular franchise


Super Sonic: The attractions history of Sega’s most iconic IP and potential plans for theme park developments in 2022
He’s fast, he’s blue and he might just be coming to an attraction near you. Here are Sega’s attractions plans for Sonic the Hedgehog in 2022 and beyond


Avengers, and Bob Chapek, assemble at Disneyland for epic grand opening ceremony of Avengers Campus
Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum acquires iconic X-Wing from Lucasfilm
The National Air and Space Museum’s US$250m transformation continues with one of Star Wars’ X-Wings set to go on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium


Cast Members ASSEMBLE - Disney shows off costumes ahead of Avengers Campus launch
Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


Godzilla dark ride attraction set to debut in Japan
Godzilla the Ride: Great Kaiju Decisive Dominance Battle will be the signature attraction for Seibu-en’s new 1960s-themed Showa land


Did a Disney fan just spot Wakanda in Disneyland Forward plans?
Twitter user HelmsmanFreddy appears to have discovered the secretive fictional nation of Wakanda in Disneyland’s new expansion plans


Eurovision Museum coming to Húsavík after Iceland’s government awards development funding
They might well be playing Jaja Ding Dong at the new Eurovision Museum, coming to Húsavík, Iceland, later this year


Dropped Dr Seuss titles leads Universal to ‘evaluate’ Islands of Adventure’s Seuss Landing
Universal is rethinking elements of its Dr Seuss attractions after the book’s publisher removed number of titles from circulation


WATCH: Go behind the scenes of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny: The Ride at Alton Towers
David Walliams’ children’s book is being brought to life at Alton Towers, which has offered a first look at the ride opening April 12


Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate 80 years of Marvel when it reopens in March
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is designed for diehard and casual fans alike


Stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park coming to Legoland Florida in 2022
Rejoice preschoolers and parents - a Peppa Pig theme park is making its way to Florida


Disney Imagineering partners with ABC for ‘one-of-a-kind’ DIY Disney experience
Build your own soap bottle droid with Imagine from Home


Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June
The resort will include a 260,000 sq ft water park and luxury themed suites


Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates release of Raya and the Last Dragon with new themed experiences
Raya and the Last Dragon is coming to Animal Kingdom, with new experiences including a 40-tonne sand sculpture and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie


Universal may have accidentally included a fan made design in Super Nintendo World
Part of Universal’s new immersive world might not actually be a part of the Nintendo universe


Super Nintendo World is currently under construction in Minecraft
Dippy22 has already built Toad’s Cafe and Peach’s Castle and, once completed, will release the park as a playable map


Meet the man who turned Sonic into a global phenomenon with the Strong Museum
Former Sega CEO Tom Kalinske will be the first of the Strong Museum’s guests in its new ‘Cocktails with the Creators’ Zoom series


WATCH: Super Bowl winners Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are going to Disney World!
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the Super Bowl, with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski punching their ticket to the happiest place on earth


Taylor Swift in hot water after Evermore theme park sues singer over album name
The Utah theme park says the star’s latest album infringes on its trademark


The Nintendo hype train is real and you can ride it all the way to Universal Studios Japan
All Aboard! This Nintendo-adorned train will ferry consumers to Universal’s Super Nintendo World when the new land opens in 2021


WATCH: Celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly collaborates with Disney on worldwide launch of Disney nuiMOs
She usually serves clients such as Russell Brand, Demi Lovato and 50 Cent but now Maeve Reilly is turning her attentions to Mickey and Minnie for a new line of Disney merchandise


Tom Holland offers behind-the-scenes look at new Spider-Man attraction coming to Disneyland in 2021
Spider-Man himself reveals all about his new dark ride attraction coming to Disneyland later this year


WATCH: Disney celebrates a year of giving
Despite an extremely challenging year, Disney has continued to give back to charities across the world


Dimensionalising Brand: How to take an IP and turn it into a physical place
Imagineering veteran and founder of the Designer's Creative Studio, Theron Skees, reveals how to take a brand concept and transform it into a physical environment


Is The Mandalorian the answer to your museum’s funding problems?
Traditional audiences need to broaden their audiences and generate some much-need income by partnering with big-name IPs


WATCH: Disneyland transforms Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
Heigh Ho! Disney gives viewers a sneak peek at new Snow White dark ride


BoldMove set to bring Marsupilami to life with Houba World announcement
The popular Belgian IP will be the main focus of a brand-new media-led family attraction


WATCH: Actor Jordan Fisher and wife Ellie Woods’ magical Disney World wedding
And they lived happily ever after! Inside Jordan Fisher and Ellie Woods’ Disney World wedding


Step into the world of Newt Scamander as Natural History Museum launches Fantastic Beasts exhibition


WATCH: Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights at Disneyland Paris
Joyeux Noël! Get in the holiday spirit with a performance of Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights.


WATCH: Get a first look at the ride cars for Universal’s VelociCoaster
A new video offering a first glimpse at the ride vehicles for the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster has been released by Universal.


Universal Studios Japan offers first real look at Super Nintendo World
The opening date for the hotly-anticipated Super Nintendo World has been announced in a new video from Universal Studios Japan.


Disney-bounding: How Disney's no dress-up rule sparked a major style trend
Disney’s strict costume rules at its parks led to a Disney fashion revolution. Lauren Heath-Jones finds out more.


Ditch the over-produced emotional Christmas ad and replace it with real-life experience
Jordan Middleton explains how leveraging user-generated content can create more authentic and emotive marketing in the attractions world.


WATCH: Rome’s legendary colosseum transformed into largest ever Lego set
Lego has turned Rome’s historic colosseum into a 9,036-piece construction, which is now available to buy


China Leisure’s Linda Dong on bringing a Nickelodeon FEC to Asia
A brand new Nickelodeon family entertainment centre is about to open its doors in Shenzhen, China. Planet Attractions spoke to China Leisure president, Linda Dong, about the upcoming project, the country’s FEC market and the importance of major IPs to developments in China




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