Friday 30 December 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - 31st December 2022

This week's Theme Park News:

Universal Studios Hollywood has had a media preview event for Super Nintendo World, which included touring the land but not riding the Mario Kart ride or Visiting the Toadstool café.
Magic Kingdom has had the hosts of good morning America ride on the upcoming Tron roller coaster which is meant to open In Spring of 2023.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney has confirmed that the Rock ‘n Roller Coaster attraction will close down for a lengthy refurbishment starting Feb. 20, 2023 and wont resume operations until sometime in Summer 2023.
Toverland in the Netherlands has had a record attendance year having its one millionth guest on the 17th of December, beating their previous record of 862,000.
the CEO of The London Resort has stepped down from his position, as the troubled project now plans to submit a "significantly" changed planning application in 2023.
Rumour has it SeaWorld Orlando are being forced to replace their Antarctic dark ride in the next two years, due to it being not closed in a way for long term storage when the pandemic closures hit in 2020.
At Genting Skyworlds in Malaysia, the Invasion of the Planet of the Apes dark ride has apparently soft opened in the last few weeks, but is yet to officially be announced as open.

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Warner Bros. Movie World - White Christmas 2022

Here is our visit to White Christmas 2022 with the COMPLETE parade from sidewalk perspective. Don't let the Christmas spirit die!

Friday 23 December 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - December 24th 2022

The Walt Disney World Railroad has returned to Magic Kingdom for the first time in 4 years. It closed in December of 2018 for construction of the Tron Rollercoaster in Tomorrowland.
Disneyland released a behind the scenes video of their upcoming nighttime spectacular Wonderous Journeys this week. The new show will open January 27th.
Universal Japan have announced that their new No Limit parade featuring Pokemon and Nintendo characters will debut on March 1st, 2023.
The Mission Ferrari Rollercoaster will open at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on January 12, 2023. Passholder previews start January 5.
Kennywood in the Us has announced its adding a new extraterrestrial thrill ride called SPINVASION! In 2023.
Australian park Dreamworld has bought back an updated version of a classic attraction this week the opening of the pay to play Remota-boats attraction near Main Street. They have also opened their new parents centre this week. These are the first steps in the major retheme to their Dreamworks kids land over the next 12 to 18 months.
Universal Studios Hollywood has started Animatronics testing of the upcoming Super Nintendo Land.

Saturday 17 December 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - December 17th 2022

Super Nintendo World at Universal studios Hollywood will open Friday, February 17, 2023. With Annual passholder previews from January 29.
Roundup rodeo bbq the new Toy story themed sit down restaurant will open spring 2023.
Thierry Coup, Mike Hightower, and other long-time leaders at universal creative have reportedly taken up the offer of early retirement from NbcUniversal which will cause a huge shake up in the creative business.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced it will install a Skyline Attractions racing P'Sghetti Bowl Children's Coaster next year.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg will close their Mach Tower drop ride January 8, 2023. 

Friday 9 December 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - December 10th 2022

Universal orlando have officially announced Villain-Con Minion Blast their upcoming stand through attraction replace Shrek 4D. They have also announced that Minion cafe will replace monsters cafe creating a Minions mini land. Minions land will form a part of Illumination Avenue, with all the new additions opening Summer 2023.
Destination D23 event will return to the Walt Disney World Resort next year on September 8 through 10.
The opening of Leviathan at Sea World has been plagued with teething issues this week including one day where the entire New Atlantis precinct was closed.
Shanghai Disneyland has closed again due to covid.
Disney World is cross promoting the new Avatar movie with new merchandise and a new Tree of life projection sequence.

Saturday 3 December 2022

Theme Park News in a Nutshell - December 3rd 2022

This week's Theme Park News

Sea World in Australia have opened the last two rides of their New Atlantis land with giant chair swing Trident and wooden coaster Leviathan finally opening on Friday.
Dreamworld in Australia has announced a 50 million dollar park revitalisation plan. The 2 year plan will cover the loss of the Dreamworks IP by using the park’s original characters Kenny and Belinda while moving the ABC kids section and the vintage cars and adding two new rides.
You may not have heard but Disney has changed CEOs with Bob Chapek being replaced by former CEO Bob Iger. Many Disney fans have seen this as the second company, as if the fate of a multi-billion dollar corporation rests on a single person.
The last day to ride Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom will be January 22, 2023. The Disneyland version is also expected to close in January.

Magic Happens parade is coming back to Disneyland on February 24th next year.
Shanghai Disneyland has again reopened from a covid closure.
At Universal Orlando, Universal’s Great Movie Escape will open December 9 on CityWalk.
"Uncharted" franchise will be providing the theme for a new Sally Corp roller coaster dark ride at Spain's PortAventura next year.