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Let's take a ride on Holiday World's The Legend - reborn

Let's take a ride on Holiday World's The Legend - reborn

May 30, 2016, 4:51 PM · Indiana's Holiday World is celebrating the 16th anniversary of its second wooden coaster — The Legend — with several track modifications that have helped make this classic a even more thrilling ride.

Will these changes be enough to boost The Legend back into the top tier among coasters? Keep reading...

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Prepare for an 'adventure' at Universal's new chocolate restaurant

May 30, 2016, 11:49 AM · Can you say "Kungaloosh" with a mouthful of chocolate?

Maybe you'll get your chance later this year, when the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen opens at Universal Orlando's CityWalk. The replacement for the old NBA City restaurant promises a steampunk-inspired atmosphere themed around a chocolate factory and kitchen. But an audition notice just posted to Universal's website suggests something even more — shall we say — adventurous? Keep reading...

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Take a 360-degree virtual tour of Motiongate Dubai

May 29, 2016, 9:08 PM · If you're looking for some fun theme park-related eye candy online, check this out. It's a 360-degree "ride through" the new Motiongate Dubai, which opens this fall.

Okay, since the studio-themed park is still months from completion, this is a computer animated tour and not an actual video of what the parks looks like today. But we love the device of having a roller coaster take us through the park for this virtual tour. Of course, we should note that there's not really going to be a coaster that goes through all the lands like this — though that sounds like a great idea for some park to develop one day! Keep reading...

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The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic opens to mediocre reviews

May 28, 2016, 3:05 PM · Walt Disney World last night premiered the new nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, "The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic." The show is playing on the Discovery River this summer as a last-moment replacement for the planning "Rivers of Light," which Disney managers deemed not ready for its previously announced debut last month.

The TL;DR seems to be this: If you're going to enjoy the expanded night hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom (and you should!), be sure to see the new Tree of Life show... and don't worry if you end up missing Jungle Book show to catch an extra ride on the Safaris or Expedition Everest. Keep reading...

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