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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

  • Dollywood's new Lightning Rod coaster will burn rubber from start to finish

    Dollywood's new Lightning Rod coaster will burn rubber from start to finish

    The $22-million Lightning Rod coming to Tennessee's Dollywood in 2016 adds another twist to the collection of breathtaking rides from Rocky Mountain Construction with the world’s first launched wooden coaster. Billed as the fastest wooden coaster in the world, Dollywood's 73 mph ride will be themed...

  • 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...

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