Thursday Theme Park News Roundup: MagicBands for WDW passholders, Illuminations dessert party, and a new Ferrari park in Europe
Published: March 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Here's another option for Walt Disney World visitors: The resort is now offering a dessert party for the Illuminations show at Epcot. Disney started offering these events with the Fantasmic! show at Disneyland, providing a selection of desserts with a reserved viewing area to watch the show. The Illuminations dessert party will include sweets from various World Showcase pavilions, along with reserved space to watch the show, for $49 for adults and $29 for children. The parties start Saturday night and are available for booking now at 407-WDW-DINE.
Finally, Port Aventura in Spain has announced plans for a major new Ferrari-themed development.
Concept art courtesy PortAventura
From the press release [PDF]:
The new branded site (expected to open during 2016) will be the sole Ferrari theme park in Europe and will envisage a total investment of more than €100 million. Ferrari Land will be built on a total surface area of 75,000 square meters and benefit from several rides (including the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe), a new premium hotel with 250 rooms and 5 star service, restaurants, shops and large simulation areas for car racing.
Ferrari is said also to be considering a new park in Asia, to go with the PortAventura development in Europe and the existing Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Update: A PortAventura spokesperson replied to me that it hasn't yet been decided whether the new Ferrari Land will be a separate ticket from the PortAventura Park or included in that park's admission.