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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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News - United States - Park News
Monday, 05 October 2009 00:00

Disney's Star Tours 2 opens in 2011

Walt Disney Parks announced that several parks will undergo refurbishment within the next 5 years. One of their most famous rides, Star Tours, which first opened in 1989 is being upgraded and renamed to Star Tours 2. The 70mm film projectors will be replaced with HD digital 3D projectors and the simulator platform will also be upgraded. Filming of the new Star Tours is currently underway. 

News - Africa - Park News
Thursday, 01 October 2009 00:00

Six Flags plans to build park in Nigeria

Six Flags, the world's largest theme park operator, has announced plans to build a park in Nigeria. They want to open the new park in 2013 in the Calabar Cross River State and expect to attract millions of visitors to this region.

News - Middle East - Park News
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00

SEGA Republic opens in Dubai

Emaar Retail in association with SEGA Corporation opened SEGA Republic, a new indoor theme park, at The Dubai Mall. SEGA Republic is the first of its kind in the Middle East. With nine main attractions like the Sonic Hopper, a 30 ft drop ride. They also run motion simulators to simulated sports games and classic carnival games.

News - Europe - Park News
Thursday, 20 August 2009 20:37

World's Fastest Roller Coaster Opens

The world’s fastest roller coaster, Ring Racer, opened at the German Grand Prix race circuit in Nurburgring. Ring Racer is supposed to give the feeling you're driving a Formula 1 car. In less than 2.5 seconds the coaster reaches a top speed of 217km per hour (135mph) which is twice the acceleration of a real Formula 1 car.

News - United States - Park News
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 20:25

World's Longest Water Coaster Announced

Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana, has announced to open the world's longest water coaster, called Wildebeest, in May 2010. Guest do not have to carry rafts uphill, a conveyor belt will lift the rafts.

Holiday World already was the home of the world's tallest water ride, the 135 feet high Pilgrims Plunge, which opened in 2009.

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