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Walt Disney Studios Paris and Disneyland Paris - Disney's shown something it can do better than Universal…actually announce a ride that everyone knows is coming anyway. So Disney's no longer pretending that Walt Disney Studios Park isn't getting a new Ratatouille ride. I wonder how Mickey will handle the competition? Disneyland Paris is also getting Glow with the Show ears for its Disney Dream castle show, so that's two resorts not named "Walt Disney World" that will have the light-up Mickey ears.
Disneyland – What the new Fantasy Faire is lacking in rides, it is definitely making up for in video updates. I don’t know why Disney is going to all this trouble for little girls. Isn't enough to give them a fluffy animal, a bag full of cosmetics that they normally aren’t allowed to have, and, most importantly, a younger sibling to blame for everything?
On this website I don’t really need to have an excuse to post a video of Splash Mountain (since it is one of TPI readers' favorite rides), but I will give you one anyway. Splash Mountain just reopened after a bit of a rehab, still containing all of the thinly veiled racism guests have grown to love.
(Thanks to ThemeParkHD for letting us know that they posted the video, and you may want to check out their video collection on Youtube. They are posting about at least a couple of videos per day and starting to build a nice portfolio of rides. Hopefully one of the next couple of attractions that they post will be the Haranguing Main Street Customer Service attraction or the Doling Out the Parade Barrier attraction. Maybe they should take their eye for good video and make a couple of Being a Good Guest videos. There are many being a good cast member videos, but none about being a good guest.)
Magic Kingdom – Big Thunder Mountain – The Imagineers shut down the ride so that they could work on people being bored while waiting for the ride…that seems like a good use of time and effort…as opposed to making people talk to each other…
Alton Towers – Secret Weapon 7 – Alton Towers is trying to start up the campaign to get a fair amount of publicity going for their newest roller coaster addition. Apparently there is a game involved with it as well. I haven’t been able to download the game yet, but I have to wonder if it involves taking a flame thrower to a certain mouse.
Cedar Point – Gatekeeper – The final bit of track has been slotted into place for this new roller coaster. As per the contract, it means the lads can take the next two months off.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Iron Rattler – This newly reborn roller coaster is quickly approaching test runs.
Sources: Screamscape and Amusement TodayTweet
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