Friday, 10 August 2018

News in a Minute - 10th August 2018






This week's news:
- News for Universal Orlando's Halloween horror nights this week, with a original house based on a lush jungle of man eating plants, called Seeds of Extintion announced. Also, we now have it confirmed (after last week's leak) that 1982 movie Poltergiest will be a house in both Orlando and Hollywood.
- Disney's US parks have increased their revenue by 6 percent year-over-year during their third quarter up to June. Attendance was also up 1 percent.
- SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment also announced an increase in attendance and spending. Attendance grew 8 percent during the first half of 2018.
- Dolly Parton has announced an expansion to Dollywood for 2019 called Wildwood Grove. It'll be a flat-ride midway themed to an enchanted grove.
- Teasers for Canada's Wonderland new attraction for 2019 are hingin at a flying animal theme.
- Kennywood have had a terrible time in the last ten days, having 2 rides derail, and another have a with a major malfunction.
- Port Aventura in Spain has reportedly started construction on a Sesame Street themed Dark Ride, set to open in 2019.


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