Welcome To Theme Park Critic!

2 10 2008

Hello everyone, and welcome to Theme Park Critic! My name is Michael, and I am your “local” critic on everything in the amusement industry. On this blog you’ll find some of the latest news in the industry followed by my opinions and comments, trip reports, and possibly some of my favorite pictures that I may have taken. I spent the last two summers working at Cedar Point (voted the best park in the world 11 years running by Amusement Today) as a ride operator, and was an Assistant Team Leader for a good portion of this summer (2008). In addition to spending the past two summers working in the operations aspect of one of the most recognized parks, I’ve been closely following the amusement industry for the past five years. With a current major of business administration I have a bit more interest in the business side than most, though I still greatly enjoy the rides and roller coasters as much as the next person. But enough of the usual introduction and background formalities, onto some more interesting news.

Does anyone like bowling? How about bowling at one of the largest bowling alleys in the nation on your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida? That’s right, Disney is building a gigantic 100 lane bowling center at their Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. The purpose behind this is evidently to try and capture what is a niche sport and really market it, as well as become a main destination for hosting tournaments and such. Even though the center will not open until 2010 they have already managed to secure at least one major event, so it is definitely already gaining some traction, especially with Disney behind it. It is certainly an interesting concept that looks like it could end up being very successful should it grab the attention Disney is hoping for amongst bowlers.

Original article from Florida Today

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17 02 2013
Yuko Reedholm

Four theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, comprise the world famous Walt Disney World Resort. It is said that people should allow seven full days to explore the 47 square miles of pure fun. Magic Kingdom’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm are considered to be amongst the best family theme park rides in the world. Animal Kingdom’s Dinosaur and It’s Tough to Be a Bug are also widely known as great thrill and 3-D simulation rides respectively.’

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