The Blog Flume Filter for September 12, 2013
Published: September 12, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Legoland California – The Carlsbad park announced its 2014 expansion today: a "World of Chima"-themed expansion of the Legoland Water Park. The three-acre expansion will include a wave pool, a water play area and "an iconic 30-foot tall floating 'Mount Cavora' which shows the eight animals representing each animal tribe." So steaming hot Winter Haven gets a World of Chima land while almost-always temperate, seaside Carlsbad gets a Chima water park? Do we have that right?
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom – The Princess Fairytale Hall is scheduled to open on September 18th. Here's a preview, where you can become a royal subject, forking over the bulk of your annual income to the Disney kingdom.
Magic Kingdom – Not So Scary Halloween - Over the last week the new in front of the castle show Disney Villains Dance Mix debuted. I am now convinced that there was a 4-for-1 special on dancers this year, because it seems like every time we walk into a park there are even more dancers. I only published the following video as a punishment to those who don't read the words on this article
Disney California Adventure – World of Color is getting a winter overlay, continuing the Disney tradition of simulating the snow and cold weather that many of its winter tourists are trying to escape.
Universal Studios Florida – Here is an intro to five of the different mazes. Apparently they don't want you just wandering into one of these without having a clue what was going to happen.
It is amazing how fast they can turn someone into a zombie. Although truth be told, I usually wake up looking like that…or worse…
Six Flags Over Texas – The New Texas Giant is slated to reopen this weekend. The restraint system on the coaster has been completely rebuilt with a seatbelt backup. At the entrance of the ride queue they have also placed a sample seat where you can see if you will fit into the vehicle comfortably enough. Rumors also seem to indicate that the sample chair is perched on a scale that attempts to measure the effectiveness of your lawyer.
Six Flags Magic Mountain – X2 is going to be down for the near future to get its chain lift replaced. No word currently on when it will be open again, but probably not before the Halloween celebrations end.
Kings Dominion – The lift hill on Intimidator 305 has been fixed as is currently making test runs. I would hope they can get this coaster opened by this weekend.
Universal Studios Florida – It has been a year and a half. So, yes, it is okay to look back on it now and weep about how much we miss this attraction.
The Little Mermaid – For those of you who have attention spans slightly shorter than the average lightning strike, the Disney Company brings to you Second Screen Live. For the rest of us, they are still making quaint hand-held devices called books.