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Brought to you by Cobb Salads. For every Cobb Salad purchased, Dave Cobb of Thinkwell gets a new t-shirt.

Congratulations to the 2018 TEA Thea Award Winners

Especially the Universal Orlando Resort on its unprecedented twelve Thea Awards for “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Skull Island: Reign of Kong,” and Volcano Bay.

No. I didn’t make an error. I made a point.

Tapu Tapu indeed.

Oh Gary, Where Aren’t Thou?

Noticeably missing from the IAAPA Attractions Expo was Gary Goddard, following allegations of breaking zoo rules and touching a Goose.

The company, however, maintains a strong relationship with its clients, has a new and well talented President, Taylor Jeffs, and may soon undergo a rebranding. We look forward to seeing what the talented artisans at Goddard Group bring us in Mexico and China.

Abu Dhabu Du

Numbers this year have been far less than projected for the new theme parks in Dubai – IMG, Motiongate, and Bollywood, resulting in FOX cancelling its plans for a Dubai park.  Two things came to light through the ThemedReality InfoSpies (trademark pending, and yes, Dave Cobb will get an InfoSpies t-shirt if enough Cobb salads are purchased) embedded at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando.

First, Dubai Parks and Resorts may turn its theme parks into seasonal operations. Second, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi could be mothballed if the Warner Brothers theme park opening next year on Yas Island underperforms.

FINALLY, PLEASE BE A SAFE RIDE

Speaking of SeaWorld, just a little worried about riding Intamin rafts following the 2016 and 2017 deaths at DreamWorld and Drayton Manor. But this is SeaWorld, and nobody ever died on a ride at SeaWorld – except of boredom on the revised mermaid-less version of Journey to Atlantis.

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