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Theme Parks May 2012 Archive

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Harry Continues to Cast Spell for Universal

Thursday May 31, 2012
We may still be in the throes of the worst recession since the Great Depression, but that didn't stop Universal Orlando from investing huge amounts of money and taking a ... Read More

A Rootin'-Tootin' Good Time

Tuesday May 29, 2012
Here at About.com's Theme Parks site, we sometimes get caught up in the hype of the latest, greatest mega roller coasters and other extreme thrill rides. We shouldn't forget, however, ... Read More

The Newest Water Park on the Block

Monday May 28, 2012
Legoland Florida, which opened last October on the grounds of the former Cypress Gardens, continued its expansion with the opening of its water park over the weekend. Some of the ... Read More

Attack the "Men in Black" Aliens

Thursday May 24, 2012
Will Smith is kicking off the summer blockbuster season with Men in Black 3 this weekend. It looks slick and should rack up some decent ticket sales. You can rack ... Read More

Hold Off on the Buffets Before Boarding these Coasters

Tuesday May 22, 2012
I've always loved Las Vegas. With its bright lights and flashing neon, it's like a supersized amusement park for adults. Instead of Skee Ball, however, the place is overrun with ... Read More

North Korean Leader on Strange Track

Monday May 21, 2012
Recently anointed North Korean autocrat Kim Jong Un took time from his busy duties leading the communist regime to tour Mangyongdae Funfair, an amusment park in the capital city of ... Read More

They Aced It at Cedar Point

Friday May 18, 2012
If you're here at About.com's Theme Parks site, chances are you enjoy roller coasters. Or maybe you are a fan who really loves coasters. Or perhaps you are coaster crazy ... Read More

I Got My Kicks on Route 66

Tuesday May 15, 2012
I had a chance to motor west last week and made it over to Disneyland for a behind-the-construction-walls preview of Cars Land, one of the final -- and most ... Read More

How I Met the CoasterRadio Guys

Monday May 14, 2012
It's the most wonderful time of the year -- for park fans anyhoo. Nearly every park is now open for the season (at least on weekends), new rides are debuting, ... Read More

Verbolt Over to Busch Gardens for Unique New Coaster

Wednesday May 9, 2012
Roller coasters, which pretty much used to simply get pulled up lift hills and careen around tracks as gravity took over, continue to evolve. Newfangled elements, effects, and features ... Read More

Nemo is Found at Disney World's Latest Resort

Tuesday May 8, 2012
Scheduled to open on May 31, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, the 25th (!) on-property hotel at Disney World, is delightful. During a recent visit to Mickey's Florida empire, I ... Read More

Alabama Adventure Throws Water on Amusement Park

Monday May 7, 2012
The park first known as Visionland and later Alabama Adventure has had a troubled history. Originally opened as a regional amusement and water park in 1998 near Birmingham, Alabama, ... Read More

In Coaster Wars, Six Flags is King of the Mountain (for Now)

Thursday May 3, 2012
Since they first started hurtling passengers along their rickety rails, roller coasters have been the kings of the amusement parks. In the spirit of giving customers what they want, ... Read More

Disney Drops the Fantasyland Drawbridge

Tuesday May 1, 2012
I recently returned from Walt Disney World and was fortunate to be part of a tour behind the construction walls at the massive Fantasyland expansion now underway. The size and ... Read More

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