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As Hurricane Idalia approaches Florida, we have the latest on the storm, plus lots of new announcements this week from Disney.
Another week, another hurricane. This time it's back on the east coast, with a major hurricane is hitting Florida today.
Busch Gardens to close for Hurricane Idalia: Tampa's theme park is not messing around with Idalia, even as the forecast shows the storm landing north of the city. The park announced Monday that it would close early on Tuesday and remain closed all day Wednesday.
Here's the latest from Walt Disney World on Hurricane Idalia: Walt Disney World hadn’t cut its main theme park hours as of late Tuesday night, but it is making other preparations in advance of the storm, including dropping room rates for evacuees.
More Disney theme park news
Tiana's Palace ups the flavor of New Orleans at Disneyland: Disneyland has revealed the menu it will be serving when Tiana's Palace opens in the old French Market space, starting September 7. In keeping with Tiana's story from "The Princess and the Frog," the food here is straight from New Orleans, sometimes literally. Here is my review.
Disneyland plans Haunted Mansion changes for 2024: The area around Disneyland's Haunted Mansion will be getting some changes as the park prepares for the arrival of Tiana's Bayou Adventure next door in 2024. See the concept art.
Walt Disney World prepares for new attraction opening: Cast previews for the new Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana walk-through at EPCOT are slated to continue through at least the first week of September, so look for a public opening not long after that. In the meantime, we’ve got video.
Disneyland unveils Disney Animation mural for its new hotel: In preparation for opening of the fourth tower of the Disneyland Hotel, Disney has released an image of the mural that will be displayed at the tower's entrance.
New Disney theme park land set for spring opening: We've got official attraction names and an opening season now for the Fantasy Springs expansion at Tokyo DisneySea.
New shows highlight new year at Disneyland Paris: A new Alice in Wonderland stage show will come to Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris next spring.
What's next elsewhere
Sally meets SpongeBob in Las Vegas: Sally Dark Rides will continue its hot streak this year with one more installation. And it's another IP attraction - perhaps the company's biggest yet.
Knott's Scary Farm reveals 50th anniversary line-up: Three new mazes and the return of The Hanging will lead the 50th edition of Knott’s Berry Farm’s industry-creating Halloween event, Knott’s Scary Farm.
Looking for 2024's top new attractions around the world: Last week, we talked about 10 promising new attractions coming to the United States next year. This week, let's look around to the rest of the world for top new theme park attractions in 2024. Vote now!
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