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Trashing Shanghai Disneyland, before the park even opens

Trashing Shanghai Disneyland, before the park even opens

May 3, 2016, 11:03 AM · As if Disney fans angry over Shanghai Disneyland needed any more provocation, along comes a slew of photos showing Chinese visitors trashing the Disneytown shopping area outside the yet-to-open park's front gate.

Even though Shanghai Disneyland won't open until June 16, the train station that will serve the park recently opened, and thousands of Chinese tourists visited Disneytown over the recent May Day holiday. While most enjoyed the opportunity to see the park for free — at least from the outside — a few others, well, didn't exactly mind their manners on their sight-seeing visit. Keep reading...

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Here's your first look at Six Flags Dubai

May 3, 2016, 10:20 AM · Six Flags this morning released its first detailed concept art for its planned theme park in Dubai. Six Flags Dubai is scheduled to open in late 2019 as the part of phase two of the Dubai Parks & Resorts development, which will open this October with motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and Bollywood Park Dubai.

The Six Flags park will be the first thrill park in the Persian Gulf region and will feature 27 attractions, according to Six Flags' press release. Design firm FORREC is creating the park, in conjunction with Six Flags. Keep reading...

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What is the future for movie studio-themed parks?

May 2, 2016, 11:54 AM · If you haven't visited Universal Studios Hollywood in a few years, prepare for a surprise. The haphazard collection of lightly decorated upper lot attractions is gone — replaced by a richly-detailed collection of themed areas.

This transformation didn't happen because some studio executives felt like changing things up to make the park look more like Disneyland. Across the theme park industry, studio themed parks have been changing their focus from behind-the-scenes looks at movie production to building themed environments that put visitors into the action. The trend is away from deconstructing the movie to reconstructing them. But why? Keep reading...

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Disney offers its ultimate location for a fairy tale dream wedding

April 30, 2016, 6:15 PM · If a dream is a wish your heart makes, a wedding is a production that can break the bank. But for dreamers for whom having money is never a problem, Disney is offering its ultimate location for their fairy-tale wedding.

Now you can book your wedding on the hub in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World long has offered on-property weddings for couples looking to tie the knot Disney-style, but its most iconic location remained off limits to wedding ceremonies. Until now. Keep reading...

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