The Blog Flume Filter for September 12, 2013
Written by Jeff Elliott
Harry Potter – The big news of the day is that Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling have announced a new movie from the Harry Potter wizarding world: an adaptation of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The new film will not include Harry and his friends, but will instead tell the story of Luna Lovegood's grandfather-in-law, Newt Scamander, and will start in New York 70 years before the events in the Harry Potter series. Let the speculation begin about a "Fantastic Beasts" make-over of what remains of Lost Continent!Tweet
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.
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.
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