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  1. Foodies Rejoice, Italy Is Building “The Disneyland of Food”

    This is why Mona Lisa was smiling.

    According to Eat Pray Love, gaining a layer of pasta blubber is a mandatory part of any American's experience in Italy. Thankfully, Italy is now developing Eataly, a Disneyland inspired, mouth-watering theme park designed specifically to help tourists ciao down.

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  2. Berlin’s Abandoned Amusement Park Now Available On E-Bay

    Wilkhommen to your nightmares.

    If you and your family of ghosts are looking for some new real estate to haunt, Spreepark--an abandoned amusement park in Berlin-- is now available on EBay for a mere 1.62 million Euros. That's over 223 million US dollars, and like, a billion boos in Ghost currency.

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  3. South Korea Is Building a 600 Million Dollar “Robot Land”

    AKA: the future!

    After years in development, South Korea's robot theme park Robot Land finally broke ground last month. And you thought the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was cool.

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  4. Lionsgate in Talks for Hunger Games Theme Park, the Hungriest Place on Earth

    Real Or Not Real?

    Wasn't I just talking about misguided attempts at marketing The Hunger Games? I suppose this was inevitable when we made an action blockbuster franchise out of a dystopian future setting where the enemy isn't robots or aliens or disease or a natural disaster or dragons... it's just other people.

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  5. You Might Be Able To Play A Hobbit Slot Machine At The Newly Trademarked Middle-Earth Theme Park

    Not all that glitters is gold

    Two Tolkien estate stories in one day? Are they trying to steal Beyonce's thunder or something? 

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  6. Rumored Tolkien Theme Park: The Hobbitest Place On Earth

    My Precious!

    Look, New Zealand, you're really far away from us and it's really expensive to get to you. Odds are, most of us won't ever be able to experience your beauty, never mind Hobbiton. So it's with a great amount of glee we report a theme park may be in the works as a joint venture between Universal, Warner Bros., and the Tolkien estate. Get ready for Mr. Frodo's Wild Ride! 

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  7. Be Our Guest! Magic Kingdom To Start Serving Wine and Beer

    Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

    (EDITORIAL CORRECTION: Though our original source said Disneyland, we did a bit of confused post-pub checking, and it turns out the expansion is coming to DisneyWorld, not Disneyland. Sorry, California.) Fantasyland is about to get wilder…in the most mild of ways. When Disneyland sees an expansion in the Fantasyland section of their park this fall, a new Beauty & The Beast-themed restaurant (titled, what else, Be Our Guest) will have beer and wine offered on their dinner menu. The licensing of the restaurant will be a big break with longstanding tradition upheld by the late Walt Disney himself. Broken long ago elsewhere in the park, the Magic Kingdom area has been a holdout that harks back to a time when Walt moved his DisneyWorld plans from St. Louis to Orlando because the city insisted on serving beer. According to the Disney blog, there's a concern that opening a new section of the park to alcohol could result in cases of obvious drunkenness, and lead to bad word of mouth due to the presence of "drunken louts". Hey! As a lout, I take offense to that!

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  8. Northeasterners Rejoice: DreamWorks To Open Theme Park In New Jersey

    Cautiously Optimistic

    For those of us in the Northeast, our fandom-based pleasures are often woefully far away -- Comic-Con is in San Diego, Disney is based in both California and smack dab in the middle of Florida, with Universal's Marvel Island right along side it. But now, with any luck, DreamWorks animation may answer our prayers for a closer source of franchise-based amusement  with their plans to build a new theme park in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Who's ready for a Puss In Boots ride?

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  9. Avengers to Officially Reassemble, Surprising No One; Marvel Stuff in Disney Parks is Go

    Excelsior!

    Look. We live in a day and age where sequels are greenlit before their preceding films have even hit theaters, and whether or not a movie is critically acclaimed doesn't necessarily have anything to say about whether it gets a follow up (see persistant rumblings of a Tron 3). So, yeah, nobody should really be surprised that a movie that has made $702 million dollars globally by the end of its first opening weekend in America, a movie whose merchandise Disney itself is reportedly having difficulty keeping in stock, a movie that set up for its own sequel in its post credits sequence, a movie that studio executives were saying was getting a sequel last October... is getting a sequel. It is.

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  10. Angry Birds Theme Park Attraction Opens In Finland, Has A Less-Than-Inviting Name

    Hey, everybody? You want to go to Angry Birds Land? Of course you don't; it sounds horrible! But what if I told you it's neither a dangerous aviary nor a real-life interpretation of Hitchcock's The Birds, but rather a theme park attraction based on the popular mobile game? Also, it's in Finland. Personally, I'm landing on a solid "Okay, maybe?" Regardless of your excitement, or lack thereof, Angry Birds Land has opened at Finland's Särkänniemi Adventure Park and is bound to be a little more intense than the game it's based on.

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