Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Epic Universe Construction Full Steam Ahead

Last May we did a post about Universal's new park, Epic Universe, not being cancelled or paused. While construction on the project has continued, it has been at a snail's pace and not at the same speed we imagined. Last summer a majority of the project team was let go on a Friday in the summer and the park was given to senior leadership to shepherd through this tough time.

This morning Comcast CEO Brian Roberts has confirmed the project is full steam ahead now.

The project will take several months to re-ramp back up as contractors and project team are re-assembled per a statement from Universal.

Some internet talk has hinted the project was to fully restart soon as the construction work on Universal Studios Bejing wraps up.

Epic Universe, never given a formal opening date, was expected to open in 2023. It is likely now to open in 2024.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast: Covid Memorial Episode


Alan and Alex discuss Kentucky Kingdom's acquisition by Herschend, Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando visits, Pigeon Forge, and trying to escape confrontation about leaving the house once in a while...

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Parkcope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #209 - Toad Gets Owned

Joe gets a G&T, Sean talks about the Jungle Cruise, we contemplate the name of the show, and discuss what is coming in the future. PLUS we discuss all the video coverage of Super Nintendo World, from Mario Kart to Yoshi Adventure to the interactive elements. Sean and Joe also ask the questions about why an unbuilt or demolished attraction always garners more interest than something built.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #208 - Lost Vegas


Welcome to the Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour, your #1 Yusuf Islam and folk podcast! In this week's episode, we discuss Disneyland canceling annual passes and the future of that program before doing a deep dive into Las Vegas' lost history of themed entertainment. We discuss how Vegas ended up in the position it found itself in the 80s, the Mirage, free entertainment, lost attractions, closed parks, where things went wrong, and more.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #207 - Our Favorite Things of 2020 with David Daut

It's our holiday special as Joe, Sean, and special guest David Daut discuss our favorite things of 2020! We give our top pics of video games, podcasts, books, movies, television shows, music, and YouTube in this year of shit. Plus we discuss a rare Captain Eo print on eBay and Super Nintendo World leaks.

Here's an expanded list of our favorite things with links to places to find them!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #206 - Mario's Daddy

Alex and Joe discuss the news of the week including Dezerland opening in Orlando, Six Flags attraction delays, Lightning Rod updates, Kings Island Camp Cedar, and the Nintendo Direct reveal of Super Nintendo World. Plus Alex gives his review of Endless Summer - Dockside.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #205 - Tony & Tina's New Order Wedding

It is Alan, Alex, and Joe this week as we touch on some VelociCoaster and Super Nintendo World news before diving into a last-minute Orlando trip for Alan. We discuss driving, vacation homes, Gatorland, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, we praise Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Star Wars Galaxy's Edge discussion, and more!