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Theme Parks April 2012 Archive

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Disney's Imagineers Can Be Nutty

Thursday April 26, 2012
In anticipation of the summer season, the folks at Walt Disney World have been showing off the resort to members of the media this week, and I've been fortunate enough ... Read More

Water Parks Will Throw You for a Loop This Season

Tuesday April 24, 2012
There are lots -- and lots! -- of new slides, rides, and all kinds of other attractions debuting at water parks this season. But parks really seem fond of AquaLoops, ... Read More

The Race Has Been On for 40 Years

Monday April 23, 2012
When Kings Island in Ohio opened 40 years ago, the Racer was its featured attraction. The ride gained a bit of fame when it was featured in an episode ... Read More

Eye on Dubai -- World's Tallest Ferris Wheel Coming

Thursday April 19, 2012
Nearly all of the many (many!) theme parks that were in the works a few years ago for the Untied Arab Emirates never materialized, and appear to be all but ... Read More

Beat the Vegas Heat -- Next Year

Tuesday April 17, 2012
It's 82 degrees today in Massachusetts, which is quite odd for April. Then again, the weather has been mighty odd for some time here and around the country. In Las ... Read More

Sharing the Love about Parks

Monday April 16, 2012
It's all parks, all the time here at About.com's Theme Parks site. But I enjoy letting others in on the fun sometimes. Recently, Susan Breslow at LifeGoesStrong.com interviewed me to ... Read More

A Universal Park in Russia? Da.

Friday April 13, 2012
Might Harry Potter bring his Forbidden Journey to Moscow? It could happen. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Universal is planning to build a theme park, water park, and CityWalk shopping/dining/nightlife ... Read More

Disney's Floating Theme Park

Tuesday April 10, 2012
When talking about the similarities between Disney's theme parks and cruise ships, Joe Lanzisero, who has designed both as senior vice president, creative at Walt Disney Imagineering says, "They are ... Read More

Streetcars Land

Monday April 9, 2012
Art imitates life, and life, it seems, imitates art with the announcement that Los Angeles plans to reintroduce streetcars. What, you may wonder, does this have to do with theme ... Read More

Zip-a-Dee Whoo! Wow!

Friday April 6, 2012
Until recently, zip line attractions were more the province of adventure travel providers. But theme parks have been capitalizing on the popularity of the treetop attractions with parks such as ... Read More

Mini Delights Aboard Disney Fantasy

Tuesday April 3, 2012
The Disney Fantasy is now sailing the Caribbean on its maiden voyage. I was able to hitch a ride on Disney's newest ship during an abbreviated three-night preview cruise last ... Read More

Wild Rides Now Open for Wind Seekers

Monday April 2, 2012
This time of year always puts a big smile on my face. After all the hype from the parks and a long off-season, parks are finally starting to open and ... Read More

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