Wednesday theme park news round-up
Answers to potentially hypothetical questions, from the day in theme park news:
- Do you want to see what the Manta trains will look like for next year's new coaster at SeaWorld San Diego?
It's on the IAAPA show floor:
- The Orlando theme parks are getting decked out for Christmas. Will the new kid on the block, Legoland Florida, have a Christmas celebration?
Of course. "Christmas Bricktacular" kicks off with a ceremony to light the park's 30-foot Lego Christmas tree, built with 270,000 bricks. Santa will be available for pictures in the botanical gardens and holiday decorations and nightly tree lightings will continue from Dec. 8 - 31. The final day will be Kids' New Year's Eve, with a countdown and fireworks at midnight, Kid Standard Time, which also happens to be 7 pm Eastern.
- Is it true that Tokyo Disneyland still has the old version of Star Tours?
Until next April 1. The park's owners announced today that the park will install the new 3D version of the ride for spring 2013.
While on the topic of Tokyo Disney, I'll be visiting Tokyo next month, on my way back from the Transformers premiere at Universal Studios Singapore. I'll be visiting both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, and am taking requests for what you'd like to see reviewed in my trip reports here on Theme Park Insider.
I'll be hitting IAAPA tomorrow.
I can't wait for your review of Tokyo DisneySea. I just want to know how it fits in with the rest of Disney. Have a blast.
Robert winnie pooh and monsters inc in disneyland, and also
You forgot THEA Awards and Magic Kingdom updates (ie first Dumbo base coming in, keepers of the kingdom testing, etc.). And sorry, but I'm not covering LLF's Bricktacular. However, I'll be at Universal the first day of their Christmas Stuff.
Looking forward to your coverage TH Creative! May it be filled with pictures, fun facts, and plenty of hippos.
Robert, I anxiously await your trip reports on both of the Tokyo parks. I am so jealous it hurts! Review...EVERYTHING! =) Although, for some odd reason, I am especially interested in all the varieties of popcorn served at the Tokyo parks....
Dom...there is no Kingdom Keepers testing.
Nice pic of the Sea World SD Manta train. It looks like it will be just like the "flying" one from Orlando's Mantra. I thought the trains for this version were going to be more of the standard type, like the one's on Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit at USF. Either way I'm excited for this new ride in San Diego.
If all you post is tons of pictures of Tokyo DisneySea, I will be happy. That place it beautiful!
Check out Hong Kong Disneyland.
On Friday Cast members got to test it out. Your a cast member right, Adam?
Would be interested to hear your thoughts on whether Disney's crowds or the general atmosphere seem to have been effected by the events in April. Overall, I'm generally looking forward to a review of a park that doesn't get much coverage on TPI and a lot of American theme park websites. Have a great trip!
I am extremely bummed that Pooh's Hunny Hunt will be down for rehab while I'm there, but I am kinda excited to see the Country Bear Christmas show again. Plus, a Tokyo-only Tiki room show.
Any updates on the Spiderman 3D digital video re-do in IOA? I thought it was to be implemented this Fall.
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