Friday 23 August 2019

News in a Minute - 23rd Aug 2019

This week's Theme Park News (not all of which fits into a minute):
• the D23 expo kicked off last night in Anaheim! And we got our first news, Epcot is getting a new Moana themed attraction called the Journey of Water. We also know that at least two more reveals will happen for Epcot in Sunday’s Parks and Resorts Panel. So look out!
• Dreamworld Australia have finally opened Sky Voyager, the Southern Hemisphere’s first flying theatre attraction, only 8 months after it’s planned opening!
• It’s also been reported that they are adding a clone of Europa Parks Blue Fire Megacoaster.
• Kings Island in Cincinnati lead the national Rollercoaster day announcements last Friday with the Announcement of their upcoming 2020 Giga-coaster Orion.
• Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party started last weekend.
• German Theme Park Tatzmania has voluntarily closed a brand new ride when it was discovered that when In The air the ride vehicles look like Swastikas, which are a prohibited symbol under German law.
• Universal Hollywood has announced its final house for Halloween Horror Nights as the Curse has f Pandora’s Box.
• Sea World SAN Diego broke ground on their 2020 Dive Coaster this week , and Bush Gardens Tampa shared the first images of the new RMC track for the former Gwazi coaster.
• There was a minor coaster collision at the Jolly Roger Theme Park in Maryland. Two trains on the Wildcat coaster collided and 5 people were sent for precautionary medical treatment.