Saturday, 6 August 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - 6th Aug 2022

Dollywood has announced its big attraction for 2023, Big Bear Mountain, a multi-launch, 3,990-foot family coaster from Vekoma.
SeaWorld theme parks this morning reported record revenue and earnings for the second quarter of 2022, with revenue of $504.8 million for those 3 months. Cedar Fair also posted all time record quarterly revenue, with revenue of $509 million for the quarter.
Disneyland has announced that Holidays at the Disneyland Resort will kick off on November 11 this year and run through January 8, 2023.
Scarecrow: The Reaping Coming to Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. It’s an original IP which featured at Orlando in 2017.
Universal orlando is going to have some Halloween at it’s resorts this year with Cabana Bay hosting the Universal Monsters Gallery of Legends.

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Theme Park News in a Minute - June 25th 2022

Walt Disney world have announced their holiday plans for this year with the return of Mickeys very Christmas party on November 8th. They’ve also announced that their newest ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will have a holiday overlay featuring Christmas songs.
Universal Orlando and Hollywood have announced their next Halloween Horror Night house with “The Horrors of Blumhouse” featuring recent movies Freaky and The Black Phone. These universal park also announced their parties for July 4th this week.
Hong Kong Disneyland has debuted its new nighttime spectacular “Momentous – The Most Magical Show on Earth.”
Universal Beijing is attempting to reopen again.
Star Wars launch bay is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios again July 17th with guests able to meet Chewie, Bb-8 and Darth Vader.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Theme Park News in a Minute - 18th Jun 2022

Iowa's Lost Island theme park opens officially this weekend.
Universal Beijing dropped their plans to open this week, after being contacted by local authorities. Shanghai Disneyland also has remained closed.
Disney have launched an ultra expensive world tour of all 12 of their parks called “Disney Parks Around The World – A Private Jet Adventure” with tickets starting at touch over 100 thousand dollars US.
Disneyland resort have announced a new BBQ heavy for their Paradise Garden Grill. The resort also Announced dates for this years Oogie Boogie bash and confirmed the return of haunted mansion holiday.
Universal Hollywood is bringing back their Nighttime Lights on Hogwarts castle and special effects shows for summer.

Saturday, 4 June 2022

Theme Park News in a Minute - 4th Jun 2022

This week's news:
Princess and the frog voice actress Anika Noni Rose may have leaked the opening time from for the retheming of splash mountain stating that it will be “out in 2024”.
Fantasmic and World of Color have reopened at Disneyland resort this week.
Universal Studios Hollywood has narrowed down the opening date for Super Nintendo World, stating that it will open in early 2023.
SeaWorld Orlando has given us a hype video for its seventh coaster under construction as we speak. It is as yet unnamed but appears to be Surf themed.
Disneyland Resort has stopped selling the remaining types of Magic Keys, their replacements for the annual pass program.
The Mattel Adventure Park under construction in Arizona has announced more of it’s attractions, which include a Barbie flying theatre and laser tag inside Castle Grayskull from He man and the masters of the universe
San Diego Sea World has kicked off it’s summer time event Electric Ocean. It includes two new shows called Adrenaline and ElectroBlast.

Friday, 27 May 2022

Theme Park News in a Minute - 28th May 2022

This week's News:
Guardians of the Galaxy cosmic rewind has officially opened at Epcot this week.
Previews have started for Disneylands returning Tale of the Lion King show.
Disneyland Paris have announced July 20 will be the opening date for their Avengers Campus.
Toy giant Mattel has trademarked a name for a theme park, Mattel Adventure Park. This is expected 
The latest version of Universal Orlando’s Tribute Store opened this week paying tribute to classic movies, ET, Jaws and Back to the Future.
The rumours of Universal Orlando’s City walk getting Escape Rooms is gaining traction. Check out Theme Park Stop on YouTube for a summary of the current rumours.
Universal Hollywood have confirmed they are switching from the word maze to the word House for their attractions at this year’s Halloween horror nights, in line with Universal Orlando.
Cedar point has opened their annual Frontier Festival this week, which runs through to June.
Knotts Berry Farm have also started their Summer time celebrations, including shows featuring DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba, and also the return of the Ghost Town Alive! Street entertainment.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Theme Park News in a Minute - 21st May 2022

This week's Theme Park News:

Efteling have announced the replacement for Spookslot haunted castle will be another spooky attraction called Danse Macabre.
Universal Orlando is retiring it’s day time parade Universal's Superstar Parade, in June just to make way for other entertainment experiences.
Universal Orlando and Hollywood have announced the first of their houses for Halloween Horror nights Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, featuring Dracula, the mummy and the wolf man.
Disney have confirmed that the only way to ride Epcot's new Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind roller coaster at opening end of May, will be via virtual queue or Lightning Lane.
Disney is also making so that Genie+ is only available to purchase on the day of use from June.
Kings island are adding a new fireworks show for their 50th anniversary called “Fun, Fireworks and Fifty: A Kings Island Nighttime Spectacular”
Busch Gardens Tampa bay have announced plans for their Summer celebration which has fireworks and beer samples
The electric ocean event is coming back to SeaWorld Orlando this summer with a new fireworks show called Ignite 360