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September 2009

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Tuesday theme park news round-up*

By Robert Niles
Published: September 1, 2009 at 11:52 AM

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The new Disney afternoon parade...

By Robert Niles
Published: September 1, 2009 at 3:28 PM

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Happy 30th birthday to Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

By Robert Niles
Published: September 2, 2009 at 10:13 AM

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Cedar Point's new ride ain't Whyte Lightning, it's 'Shoot the Rapids'

By Nick Markham
Published: September 3, 2009 at 7:40 AM

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Theme park photo caption game

By Robert Niles
Published: September 3, 2009 at 3:30 PM

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Vote of the week: Paying extra for premium parking at a theme park?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 4, 2009 at 2:35 PM

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Legoland California to add a third gate

By Robert Niles
Published: September 4, 2009 at 11:13 PM

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Merlin looking to raise $3+ billion in IPO. Hmmm... what could it spend that on?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 6, 2009 at 2:38 PM

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Theme park cast member stories: Happy Labor Day

By Robert Niles
Published: September 7, 2009 at 9:42 AM

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Last day for Busch Gardens' Big Bad Wolf

By Robert Niles
Published: September 7, 2009 at 11:21 AM

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Universal Orlando's show director talks Halloween Horror Nights

By Robert Niles
Published: September 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM

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Should theme parks build kids' lands?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 9, 2009 at 12:32 PM

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Happy belated 40th birthday to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

By Robert Niles
Published: September 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM

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Picking the right theme for kids' attractions: Or, how the newspaper industry's decline will affect theme parks

By Robert Niles
Published: September 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM

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Vote of the week: To EO or not to EO?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 11, 2009 at 8:22 AM

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No big surprises as Disney announces theme park expansions at D23

By Robert Niles
Published: September 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM

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Theme park cast member stories: To all my Brazilian girlfriends

By Robert Niles
Published: September 14, 2009 at 9:33 AM

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D23 Saturday Trip Report

By Kari Harrison
Published: September 14, 2009 at 9:36 PM

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Shazam, an iPhone and the music of the Disneyland Resort

By M. Ryan Traylor
Published: September 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM

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Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in Spring 2010, webcast confirms

By Robert Niles
Published: September 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM

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Universal's impending PR problem with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Robert Niles
Published: September 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM

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'What do you mean I'm going *back* to Disney World?'

By Robert Niles
Published: September 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM

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What will Disney do?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM

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Halloween 2009: Six weeks, and counting...

By Robert Niles
Published: September 17, 2009 at 6:34 PM

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Xcelerator accident video leaked onto YouTube

By Domenik Jost
Published: September 18, 2009 at 11:57 AM

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Vote of the week: Dude, where's my car?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 18, 2009 at 12:17 PM

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Ahoy there, mateys, and welcome to Talk Like a Pirate Day

By Robert Niles
Published: September 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

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Theme park cast member stories: The Old Man and the Caribbean Sea

By Robert Niles
Published: September 21, 2009 at 6:08 AM

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Doing the math on Walt Disney World's free dining deal

By Robert Niles
Published: September 21, 2009 at 1:08 PM

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Kouzzina by Cat Cora is officially open

By Scott Joseph
Published: September 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM

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Six Flags Over Georgia flooded

By Robert Niles
Published: September 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM

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Disney stops serving all-beef hot dogs

By Robert Niles
Published: September 22, 2009 at 12:57 PM

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Busch/Blackstone Open Thread

By Robert Niles
Published: September 23, 2009 at 12:01 AM

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SeaWorld without Shamu? Or could a clash of corporate cultures keep Merlin out of a Busch theme park deal?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 23, 2009 at 10:43 AM

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Epcot Food Fest will feature changes, new food items

By Scott Joseph
Published: September 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM

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Universal unveils a new 'Madagascar' dark ride... for its Singapore park

By Robert Niles
Published: September 23, 2009 at 6:07 PM

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Cypress Gardens closes its doors... again

By Domenik Jost
Published: September 23, 2009 at 6:31 PM

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Kings Island/Cheez Whiz Open Thread

By Robert Niles
Published: September 23, 2009 at 9:17 PM

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Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped From the Silver Screen Preview

By Domenik Jost
Published: September 24, 2009 at 7:14 AM

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Happy Guinness Day, theme park fans

By Robert Niles
Published: September 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

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A first look inside the Walt Disney Family Museum

By Robert Niles
Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:27 PM

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Theme park visitors pick their favorite free drinks

By Robert Niles
Published: September 24, 2009 at 6:10 PM

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Overnight/early-morning news thread

By Robert Niles
Published: September 24, 2009 at 10:22 PM

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Vote of the week: Words or numbers?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 25, 2009 at 7:13 AM

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Opening night reports from Halloween events

By Robert Niles
Published: September 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM

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Good morning, theme park fans!

By Robert Niles
Published: September 28, 2009 at 6:15 AM

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Theme park cast member stories: Everyone loves a parade

By Robert Niles
Published: September 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

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Disney knifes fan sites in the back; starts its own theme park blog

By Robert Niles
Published: September 28, 2009 at 10:20 AM

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Theme Park Interactivity 2.0: Building the next generation of attractions

By Robert Niles
Published: September 28, 2009 at 1:04 PM

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Overnight/early-morning open thread: The iPhone 3L (Lego) edition

By Robert Niles
Published: September 28, 2009 at 9:09 PM

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Keeping up with the Blog Flume

By Robert Niles
Published: September 29, 2009 at 6:23 AM

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Disney to offer free tickets to volunteers in 2010

By Robert Niles
Published: September 29, 2009 at 6:48 AM

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Space Mountain's 'Ghost Galaxy' highlights HalloweenTime at Disneyland

By Robert Niles
Published: September 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM

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10 volunteer opportunities you won't find on Disney's list*

By Robert Niles
Published: September 29, 2009 at 5:34 PM

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A frightful start to the day

By Robert Niles
Published: September 30, 2009 at 6:27 AM

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Yes, Disneyland really was a lot more crowded this summer

By Robert Niles
Published: September 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM

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What new street food would you like to see at your favorite theme park?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

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Is Comcast buying Universal?

By Robert Niles
Published: September 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

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