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Behold China's illegal, $48 million World of Warcraft theme park
Trent Moore

If hanging out in the virtual MMORPG land of World of Warcraft just isn't enough escapism for you these days, you're in luck—someone went and built a massive, $48 million Warcraft theme park in China. The only problem? It's massively, hugely illegal.

Disney cooking up 'ambitious' theme park plans for future Star Wars projects
Trent Moore

Disney is all about the synergy, and now that the company has Star Wars under its creative umbrella, it plans on leveraging it for all it's worth.

See concept art for the ambitious 1980s Ghostbusters theme park ride that never was
Trent Moore

The world was in love with Ghostbusters back in the 1980s, and Bally had teamed up with Six Flags to try to capitalize on it with this awesome idea — until it all fell apart.

Get ready for a sci-fi theme park with an Alien vs. Predator ride (and more!)
Matthew Jackson

Looking for more sci-fi movie-themed attractions to visit on your next vacation? Of course you are!

Stardate 1992: When Vegas almost had a life-size USS Enterprise

Back in the early '90s, Las Vegas' downtown district—the original home of Sin City's gambling mecca—was looking to draw tourists away from the glitzy Strip and they started fielding pitches from people with big ideas. And nothing was bigger than a life-size version of Capt. Kirk's ship that you could walk around in. And it came this close to happening.