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News update: Live music returns to Tomorrowland, 'Fryathlon' at Six Flags

News update: Live music returns to Tomorrowland, 'Fryathlon' at Six Flags

July 29, 2016, 12:14 PM · Today's theme park news briefs include the return of live music to the Tomorrowland stage in Disneyland, Six Flags' attempt to piggyback on the Olympics, and this new coaster, coming to Kings Island next spring:

Mystic Timbers is a GCI wooden coaster that will run for 3,265 feet. Keep reading...

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Disneyland targets summer 2017 for Rivers of America return

July 28, 2016, 1:32 PM · When Disneyland closed its Rivers of America to reroute its northern section to accommodate the construction of Star Wars Land, the park said that the rivers and its attractions would reopen sometime next year.

Now, Disneyland's narrowed that window — to the summer of 2017. Disneyland announced today that the Mark Twain riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Tom Sawyer Island, and Fantasmic! will return next summer. The Disneyland Railroad will resume its Grand Circle Tour around the park then, too. Keep reading...

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The Muppets are coming... to Disney's Liberty Square

July 28, 2016, 10:23 AM · Kermit the Frog and gang will be presenting a new show in Liberty Square at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this fall, Disney announced today. In keeping with the theme of the land, the new show will be called The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History. The show opens in October. Keep reading...

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'Freddy v. Jason' joins the mix for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

July 27, 2016, 1:28 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood today announced two more mazes for this year's edition of Halloween Horror Nights, which the park also announced will kick off on Friday, September 16, 2016. "Freddy vs. Jason" — featuring the iconic villains from the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises, will join The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which previously had been announced for Orlando but not yet for Hollywood. Keep reading...

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