Friday 18 November 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - November 19th 2022

This week is the  annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando, which as always features roller coaster train reveals for a number of US parks. The trains shown include Arctic Rescue from SeaWorld San Diego, Big Bear Mountain for Dollywood, Wildcat's Revenge at Hersheypark, and Pipeline The Surf Coaster for SeaWorld Orlando.
The 2023 Thea Awards were also head in conjunction with this expo, with Universal Beijing picking up 3 major awards.
Major US parks also kicked off their Christmas celebrations this week.
Disneyland resort has announced that Mickey's Toontown will reopen at Disneyland on March 8, 2023.
Disneyland also briefly reopened Magic Key Pass sales this week, for just one day before closing sales again.
Din Djarin and Grogu have started appearing at Disneyland's version of Galaxy's Edge this week.
Alberto Zamperla, the head of the Zamperla group, has passed away this week at the age of 71.
Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced it has reached a deal to build a theme park based on football club Real Madrid, which will include rides and a museum.
Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments has appointed former NBA executive Scott O'Neil as the company's new CEO

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