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News about Amusement Parks and Zoos world wide!

World Fun Parks brings you news about fun parks from all over the world. This is your best source for news about Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Marine Parks, Zoos, Aquariums and other fun places to visit.

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Dutch Ride Designer Invited By Disney
News - Europe - Park News
Monday, 09 November 2009 14:14

Dutch Ride Designer Invited By Disney

The famous Dutch ride designer, Michel den Dulk, has been invited by Disney to work at the Disney headquarter in California to design new spectacular rides. The famous Disney designer Tony Baxter, designer of Big Thunder Mountain, has invited Michel den Dulk personally.

Michel has been active designing for the famous Dutch Park the Efteling but after an argument he left to design for Europe-Park in south Germany. Now he got his work permit for the USA ready and will move to California soon.

 
Shanghai Disneyland Planned Opening 2014
News - Asia - Park News
Thursday, 05 November 2009 15:03

Shanghai Disneyland is Planned  for Opening in 2014

Disney has received permission from the Chinese Government for the new Theme Park on November 4, 2009. The new park will open at the Pudong district of Shanghai. No official opening date has been set, but they plan to open in 2014. The initial park build will be a Magic Kingdom style park as we are familiar with.

 
LegoLand Discovery Centre Texas opens 2011
News - United States - Park News
Monday, 02 November 2009 00:09

LegoLand Discovery Centre Texas opens 2011


The Merlin Entertainments Group will open a new LegoLand Discovery Centre in Texas. They plan to open in march 2011.

LegLand Discovery Centre is an indoor theme park for children from 3 to 12 years old. There are Lego themed rides and attractions, including a 4D cinema, and a Lego model city called Miniland.

This will become the third Lego theme park in the United States. Besides LegoLand Discovery Centre in Chicago and LegoLand in California.

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Next Generation Haunted House
News - United States - Park News
Sunday, 01 November 2009 16:17

Next Generation Haunted House

Especially around Halloween haunted attractions are very popular. Not just in the United States but all over the world. Parks in Europe are also using the Halloween theme these days.

In Branson, Missouri they opened the Castle of Chaos, the first 5D haunted  attraction in the world! They combine a 3D movie with 4D effects and a game where you interact with the ride by shooting haunted things.

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News - United States - Park News
Sunday, 18 October 2009 00:00

Sum of All Thrills launches at Epcot

Disney's Epcot launched a new ride called Sum of All Thrills. This is a robocoaster where guests design their own journey using special tools. It can mimic a roller coaster, aeroplane or bobsled. The ride includes high definition video, stereo and controlled air motion.

 
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