We can do this all day. But our Fury is fading, and we need some new worlds to explore. All that, and more, in this week's theme park news.
Hello, and weekly greetings here from an actual human being who’s not working for any company, but who’s just writing this stuff because they love this industry. Thank you, as always, for the gifts of your time and attention while I share the week’s news.
Let’s start with an opening, followed by a soon-to-be opening and then some news on the business side of things.
New Aeronautica Landing Land Opens at Carowinds: The Carolinas’ theme park is celebrating its 50the anniversary this season with the opening of its newest themed land. Aeronautica Landing honors North Carolina’s place aviation history with new rides and a bar/restaurant.
A Visitor's Guide to the New SeaWorld Yas Island: SeaWorld’s first new park in decades - and first indoor theme park - will open next month in Abu Dhabi. It will be the third indoor theme park in the Yas Island resort and could provide a template for future SeaWorld attractions. We’ve got an overview of the park’s eight “realms” as well as the attractions and other locations visitors will find within.
Two Big Amusement Ride Manufacturers Announce Merger: Rocky Mountain Construction and Larson International announced their merger yesterday on RMC's social media accounts. So the RMC Larson Loop is now technically a real thing, I guess?
Disney's News This Week...
Disneyland's Marvel Musical Gets an Opening Date: Disneyland has announced an opening date for its new production of Rogers: The Musical at Disney California Adventure. Do fans think this show will be a hit?
Disney to Add New Worlds to Star Wars Ride: Where do you want to visit in the Star Wars universe? A trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World next year might be what you need to get there.
When Will Disney Do Something New at Disneyland Paris? We crunch the numbers and review when Disney last added a new ride to each of its theme parks. And one park really lags the rest.
And Now, Universal...
The Fury Ends at Universal Orlando Next Month: Universal Orlando has confirmed that the Poseidon's Fury show at Islands of Adventure will play for the last time on May 9. Is this the final blow to The Lost Continent land?
More News from All Around…
What's New and Coming Next at Top Parks Around the World: We have updated our “What’s under construction” page with the latest openings and announcements. Here’s the place to revisit our coverage of all this year’s new attraction debuts.
MagicBands Are Coming to the Disney Cruise Line: Disney's wearable devices will be called DisneyBand+ when they debut on the Disney Wish this summer. But current Disneyland and Walt Disney World MagicBand+ devices will work on the ship, too.
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