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Erik Yates

Disney Construction update-Fantasyland, Art of Animation, and Pooh!

With all the hoopla over Star Tours and Star Wars Weekend going on, it’s easy to forget that there’s even more happening at the House of Mouse. This week we...

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Tours was one of those rides that was an instant classic. It had Star Wars, cutting edge technology, a great queue line and Paul Ruebens (Pee Wee Herman). It...

Offsite:Erik Takes on The Priceline Negotiator!

Here at Behind the Thrills, we love us some Theme Parks. No doubt about it. However, there is a great big world out there, and sometimes we need to take a step out of...

Thrill Daily News 5-18-11

Star Tours 2 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Vanish Point at Water Country opens this weekend. I’m not going. Cheetah Hunt and Mach Tower opens next...

Thrill Daily News 5-17-11

May is zombie awareness month. You can buy our Zombie Awareness T-shirt and show your support…to my paycheck! Seriously, I’ve been watching a lot of zombie...

Jim Dean, Park President of BGT rides Cheetah Hunt during Employee Previews

Cheetah Hunt is just about a week from opening, and while we haven’t seen any soft openings yet, Employees got their first rides in Sunday. As employee previews...

Walt Disney World’s Tiki Room to become “Enchanted” again

The Magic Kingdom’s “Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management” fell victim to a fire at the earlier part of this year. Rumors were that the fire was...

Thrill Daily News 5-15-11

I was just browsing through the amazing summer movie lineup. It’s shaping up to be a pretty cool summer at the movies. Captain America, the last Potter, and Winnie...

First unofficial Gay Day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg kicks off tomorrow

“Gay Days” have been a long standing tradition in the Gay and Lesbian community at Orlando area parks since 1991 when the very first Gay Day kicked off at...

Cheetah Hunt update, and Kasi Returns from his debut in Hollywood

With exactly two weeks until we get a glimpse of Cheetah Hunt and Run at Busch Gardens, work is going at a frantic place. Things erupt over night and what was a pile of...