ENTERTAINMENT GLUT: Theme park attractions need to be more detailed in the age of video games, smartphones and 3-D TVs, consultants say, as they fight each other for guests' time and money.

ENTERTAINMENT GLUT: Theme park attractions need to be more detailed in the age of video games, smartphones and 3-D TVs, consultants say, as they fight each other for guests' time and money.

REAL LIVE PENGUINS: A generation ago, Dumbo the Flying Elephant was considered high tech, but attractions now boast obscure characters and intricate story lines to cater to their sophisticated audience.

EVERYONE'S A CRITIC: Several theme park fan blogs are devoted to dissecting the geeky details of each new attraction, and rabid fans know when a detail is out of place.