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    Construction underway for the Rams' future home in Inglewood

    Posted by John Rexroad on Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    An immense stadium is currently being constructed in Inglewood, which will eventually house the Rams'. The stadium has already been in construction for over a year, but much of the construction is still yet to be completed. Within the next two or three months, more thorough and complex construction is slated to begin. It's believed that the stadium will be entirely completed in 2019, which means that the project is likely a little more than a quarter completed.

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    Topics: Amusement

    Largest Indoor Theme Park Coming to Meadowlands

    Posted by John Rexroad on Sep 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    The largest indoor theme park in America will soon be opening in Meadowlands. With a size of 3 million square feet, the American Dream will contain a variety of attractions by Nickelodeon in addition to retail spaces. Spongebob Squarepants, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will share spaces with Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue, creating an all-in-one venue for those of all ages and all interests. 

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    Alternative Museums - Interaction is the art here

    Posted by John Rexroad on Sep 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Not every museum has to serve as a complete repository of art, history, and culture. In fact, in the last few decades, many interactive museums have been developed for both kids and adults. Quirky, alternative, and interactive museums can be a great way to round out a trip, or even a destination all of their own.

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    Amusement Parks Begin to Appear in Persian Gulf Countries

    Posted by John Rexroad on Sep 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Though these countries have been traditionally resilient to distractions such as amusement parks, amusement parks are nevertheless beginning to appear throughout the Persian Gulf countries. There are two major driving forces here: the Westernization of many countries, which have made parks more socially acceptable, and the need to bolster tourism. Of particular note is a new $1 billion Spider-Man and Hulk themed park

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    Theme Parks Catching Franchise Fever

    Posted by John Rexroad on Aug 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Theme parks are now moving towards "world building": immense, sprawling landscapes that have been experienced throughout movie, television, video games, and other franchise media. With experiences such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Avatar, and Frozen, this has led to the construction of extensive paradises, designed to be safe, family-friendly, and fun. This new trend will be an interesting boon to both the theme park and franchise industry, necessitating larger constructions and an emphasis on creativity and architecture over thrilling rides and attractions.

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    Hershey Park Reveals Mystery Ride

    Posted by John Rexroad on Aug 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Hershey Park has recently released its new ride... which turned out to be three exciting "choose-your-thrill" theme park adventures. The Hershey Park teased guests early in July of 2016 with a new mystery ride that would be opened at the park in 2017. It's now been revealed as the Triple Tower, much to the interest of avid theme park goers.

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    Texas Amusement Park Finally Under Construction

    Posted by John Rexroad on Aug 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Grand Texas will soon be seeing the 632-acre amusement park that has been delayed for the past year. Originally intended to be completed in 2015, the amusement park will include an RV park with 144 lots, kart-racing track, and water park. It w ill be located at the intersection of Highway 59 and 442 in New Caney and will hopefully be ready for action by Spring of 2017. Until then, local residents have been watching the clearing and construction occurring over the past few years. 

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    World's Largest Ferris Wheel Reaches Construction Milestone

    Posted by John Rexroad on Jul 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    The World's Largest Ferris Wheel is presently in construction and has reached a construction milestone as its foundation has been completed. The Ferris wheel is being constructed in New York and will eclipse the previous holder of the title, which currently resides in Las Vegas. 

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    Legoland Is Coming To Upstate New York

    Posted by John Rexroad on Jul 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    A new amusement park will be coming soon to upstate New York, to the excitement of many families and hobbyists. Legoland is reportedly being developed across a 500 acre plot of land in New York. It will be the third such park within the United States, with the other two Legoland parks being located in California and Florida. This new family-friendly attraction will have many of the traditional theme park amenities (such as dining and rides) all with a Lego theme.

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    Inside This Year's Virtual Reality Roller Coasters

    Posted by John Rexroad on Apr 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    This year, 2016, will undoubtedly be remembered as the year of virtual reality. With the release of home virtual reality devices, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, many consumers are becoming more interested (and invested) in the potential applications. The home isn't the only place that's going to be invaded by virtual reality. Theme parks are also expected to begin using virtual reality in their roller coasters by the end of the year

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    Topics: Amusement