The shut-down round-up
Written by Robert Niles
Three notes about closures and delayed openings at U.S. theme parks, from my e-mail this week:Tweet
The cost of Adventure Mountain - originally set for $5 million - has climbed closer to $7 million, said Pete Owens, spokesman for Dollywood. The rising cost of construction material is among the reasons the price has increased from original estimates, Owens said.
Legoland California's taken its new SeaLife aquarium down for rehab, just a few months after its opening. The park's second gate will be down until Dec. 26. From the press release:
Modifications being made to the Aquarium include adding an interactive LEGO sand castle building area; enhancing the LEGO animation in the Lost City of Atlantis display; adding décor to the Lake Tahoe area; remodeling the front and Park-side SEA LIFE entrances; and improvements to the interactive audio/visual technologies currently being used throughout the Aquarium.
I don't know whether to file this reader's e-mail under "People take jokes waaaay too seriously" or "Most depressing e-mail of the week":
Hello. I used to work for a theme park here in Myrtle Beach (Hard Rock Theme Park). It recently filed for bankrupcy. There is rumor that you may be purchasing this theme park. Is there any truth in this and if so will any of the employees be considered for rehire?
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Previous article: Planning your theme park vacation: Step 2 - where do you want to go?
Planning a trip to Orlando?
Insider's Pick: Get all the best advice from ThemeParkInsider.com in one convenient book! Theme Park Insider Orlando 2014 offers you the insight, background, and how-to skills that will help you enjoy Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando like, well, a theme park insider. Save yourself time and money by learning how to visit the Orlando-area theme parks the insiders' way.
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Connect with Theme Park Insider