Los Angeles Times

Brady MacDonald

Writer

Brady MacDonald is a senior producer for latimes.com, working on home page production, special projects and website design. He writes the Funland theme park blog for The Times’ Travel section, covering the latest trends and newest rides at major parks around the world. 

Recent Articles

  • In the Loop: Disney developing Tower of Terror movie

    In the Loop: Disney developing Tower of Terror movie

    Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we look at Disney World injury reports, check out plans for a Tower of Terror movie, jump on Thorpe Park’s "psychological" thrill ride and pull...

  • Disney Halloween costumes: Send us your photos

    Disney Halloween costumes: Send us your photos

    With Halloween around the corner, we want to see your best Disney costumes. It could be from a recent visit to a Disney theme park during a Halloween event, from a costume party you’ve attended or while trick-or-treating from season’s past. Show us your best Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars...

  • Frozen Ever After water ride coming to Epcot in 2016

    Frozen Ever After water ride coming to Epcot in 2016

    The new Frozen Ever After water ride coming to Epcot in early 2016 will whisk fans away to the kingdom of Arendelle as part of a blizzard of new attractions planned by Disney based on the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The boat ride, in the Norway pavilion of Florida’s Epcot theme...

  • What to expect at Dubai's 'Hollywood in the desert' theme park

    What to expect at Dubai's 'Hollywood in the desert' theme park

    A $2.85-billion project boasting three theme parks in a Middle Eastern desert will include the world’s first “Hunger Games” rides along with attractions based on “Ghostbusters,” “Hotel Transylvania” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” Set to debut in October 2016, the massive Dubai theme-park complex...

  • In the Loop: Digging up the ghosts of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride

    In the Loop: Digging up the ghosts of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride

    Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we delve into the history of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, rank the world's best dark rides and celebrate the return of Britain's oldest roller...

  • 25 best theme park dark rides in the world

    25 best theme park dark rides in the world

    With detailed storytelling and immersive environments, dark rides put the theme in theme parks. The indoor attractions typically feature a ride vehicle that follows a serpentine track through a series of narrated scenes populated by animatronic figures. IN THE LOOP: Sign up for our weekly theme...

  • In the Loop: Kourtney Kardashian and Justin Bieber hit Universal's Horror Nights together

    In the Loop: Kourtney Kardashian and Justin Bieber hit Universal's Horror Nights together

    Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we take a look at SeaWorld's continuing woes, swing into Disneyland with Spider-Man, check out the stars at Universal's Horror Nights and sample...

  • In The Loop: Take your dog to a Legoland water park

    In The Loop: Take your dog to a Legoland water park

    Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the L.A. Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we take a look at Disneyland’s “Star Wars” festival, tour the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park and check out Knott’s Halloween Haunt. Subscribe to the...

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