Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – Weighing the Cost of a Miracle

How do you describe something that has never existed before and how do you assess the value of what it’s worth? These are the two interlocking problems one runs up against while trying to talk about Disney’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive experience. Even that, “immersive experience”, what does that even mean? For people like myself … Continue reading Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – Weighing the Cost of a Miracle

D23: The Unmitigated Disaster of the Disney Parks & Resorts Presentation

Header image via Disney When discussing the Walt Disney Studios live action presentation at the 2015 D23 Expo, I described it as “something of a mess.” Well, if that’s true than the Disney Parks & Resorts presentation held a mere two-and-a-half hours later was more or less a garbage fire. As I alluded to when … Continue reading D23: The Unmitigated Disaster of the Disney Parks & Resorts Presentation

On the Subject of “Theme” in Theme Parks

I read an article on MiceChat recently which suggested that part of the reason Universal’s recent aggressive expansion in theme parks has been working is because fans of Universal are less particular about “thematic intrusions” or the “appropriateness of intellectual property,” than Disney fans, who are far more vocal about such things. There may or … Continue reading On the Subject of “Theme” in Theme Parks

What Theme Park Fans Can Learn From the Success of Video Games

Today, the great people at Extra Credits released their 200th episode. If you’re not familiar with these guys, PLEASE go check out their website. Their series of videos discussing all manner of topics relating to video games are not only entertaining but hugely important to our discussion of video games as an industry and as … Continue reading What Theme Park Fans Can Learn From the Success of Video Games