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#70-The Daily Show- Celebrating 65 Years of The Smurfs, Artificial Caves, and Saudi Entertainment

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As we journey down memory lane, let’s reminisce about the timeless Smurfs on their 65th anniversary. Is it even possible to forget those blue creatures from our childhood who have evolved into pop culture icons, UNICEF ambassadors and have even dabbled into NFTs? We reflect on these little blue beings and talk about  putting  mini golf attractions, including Lucky Putt and Hologate. Trust us when we say, the new installation of Lucky Putt at Putts and Pins in West Des Moines, Iowa is a hole-in-one that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Ever wondered what it feels like to experience the thrill of a cave, without actually stepping foot in one? We discuss the growing trend of artificial caves that are pushing boundaries to give you a realistic spelunking experience. From edutainment to speleo thrill caves, we’ve got you covered. Highlighting the fascinating volcano cave at the World of Wonders Family Artainment Center in Qatar, we then whisk you away to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan. Here, Seven Group’s eye-popping $13 billion investment is set to redefine entertainment with 21 new destinations. To top it all off, we share our takes on the immersive movie experience at Area 15, and how attractions and experiences are being creatively used to drive revenue. Stick around; we’re just getting started!

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The brainchild of two location-based experience enthusiasts, Christine Buhr and Brandon Willey, the LBX Collective aims to inform and educate, create opportunities to connect with industry peers, and to spur collaboration, discourse, and cross-pollination of ideas.

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