Wednesday theme park news updates: The Triceratops is back at Universal, and so is the snow at Disneyland Paris
Written by Robert Niles
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The big news is the return of the Triceratops Discovery Trail at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The walk-through encounter with an animatromic dinosaur closed in 2001, but reopened quietly this week.
Universal team members have been heard saying that this is a trial run, but with the attraction opening the week before Christmas holiday crowds descend upon the park, I'm wondering if Universal is seeing Trike as a stop-gap to soak up some of the crowds that will be overrunning the nearby Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Smart move, I say. Triceratops isn't anything waiting more than 15-20 minutes to see, but I always found myself lingering there longer than I'd expected.
Busch Gardens Tamps has posted some construction photos of its upcoming Cheetah Hunt roller coaster on the SeaWorld Parks blog. The images are small, but show that the main tower is up and track work is proceeding at a nice pace for a scheduled spring opening.
Finally, I offer that lovely photo of Disneyland Paris, covered in snow, from the Disney Parks blog. I've spent many holidays looking at the fake stuff Disney strews about Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so it's fun to see a Disney park covered in the real thing.
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