May 25, 2020

Travel Final Exams Pt. 2:Theme Parks

Travel Final Exams Pt. 2:Theme Parks

No more pencils, no more books, and before you know it no more travel restrictions! Before making our oral presentations about theme parks, we talk about the travel industry starting to wake up from the quarantine blues. Strap on your magic band and say...

 No more pencils, no more books, and before you know it no more travel restrictions! Before making our oral presentations about theme parks, we talk about the travel industry starting to wake up from the quarantine blues. Strap on your magic band and say hi to Shamu, it's time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!

 

  • This week in theme park history, courtesy of our friend the Theme Park Professor, includes a whole bunch of park firsts, including the opening of it’s a small world in Disneyland, Pandora in Animal Kingdom,Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 7 Dwarves Mine Train, and Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resorthttps://bit.ly/WeekInTPHistory525
  • Heather shared the TSA’s updated airport security procedureshttps://bit.ly/TSANewRulesCovid
  • Our theme park news roundup included Universal Orlando’s recently revealed plans for a phased reopening in Junehttps://bit.ly/UOReopeningPlanTPP
  • Our random adventure in the Atlas Obscura took us to a temple in Thailand constructed mainly of millions of green and brown beer bottleshttps://bit.ly/BeerBottleTempleAO
  • Jess’s terrifying international theme park of the week was Haisingdang Park in South Korea. Warning:Definitely not Safe for Work in regular times. Since we’re all stuck at home, proceed at your own risk!https://bit.ly/AtlasObscuraDongPark
  • For her oral report, Heather told us about why she loves the roller coasters at Sea World, of all placeshttps://bit.ly/SeaWorldCoasters
  • Jess told us about Monster Mansion, the dark ride at 6 Flags Over Georgia that rivals rides at Disney parks, and has been called a mix of Splash Mountain and The Haunted Mansionhttps://bit.ly/MonsterMansion6Flags
  • Dan shared the bizarre history of Winnie The Pooh’s 4 campaigns for President of the United States of America between 1968-1980, complete with rallies held daily in the Disney Parks and a killer campaign songhttps://bit.ly/PoohForPresident

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