Saturday 2 September 2023

September 3rd - Theme Park News in a Nutshell


 This week's Theme Park News

  • Universal Orlando's 32nd Halloween Horror Nights, which opened Friday night, as the start of September marks the start of 2 months of Halloween celebrations around the US.
  • On Thursday San Fransokyo Square opened at Disney California Adventure featuring an adorable Baymax meet and greet.
  • Universal Orlando has reduced the number of musical choices that riders have on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida. The ride now features one song for each of 5 music Genres, which includes Abba for pop and My chemical romance for rock.
  • Shanghai Disney Resort has broken ground on construction for its third on-site hotel.
  • Several Florida park chains have been affected as Hurricane Idalia hit the Florida Coast.
  • Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion will be getting a queue enhancement and a new exit gift shop in 2024.
  • At WDW, Cast member previews for the new Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana walk-through at EPCOT have started are slated to continue through at least the first week of September. Look for a soft opening at some point this month.
  • Two new coasters, two pendulum rides, and a rebuild of an historic flume ride lead Six Flags' 2024 attraction debuts

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