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Theme park news round-up - January 29, 2013

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has reacted angrily to criticm of the company's MyMagic+ plans from Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey, releasing an strongly-worded open letter in response. Meanwhile, "True Love Week" is the latest Limited Time Magic offering at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort, while Cedar Point's GateKeeper roller coaster is taking shape ahead of its opening date on May 11.

Disney MyMagic+

Disney CEO Bob Iger has responded angrily to privacy concerns raised by Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey over the company's plans to introduce RFID technology in its theme parks.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort

Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort will both host a special "True Love Week" from February 11-17, 2013, as part of Disney's Limited Time Magic celebrations.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Disneyland

Disneyland has released more concept artwork for the whimsical Fantasy Faire area, which will replace the former Carnation Plaza Gardens at the park this spring.

Full story: Disney Parks Blog

Tomorrowland movie

Walt Disney Studios has revealed that the George Clooney feature previously known as 1952 will now be dubbed Tomorrowland. This has stoked speculation that the film will tie-in in some way with the Tomorrowland areas at several Disney theme parks.

Full story: Inside the Magic

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa

Orlando Attractions Magazine takes a look at the new mobile websites that were recently launched by SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa. Both allow guests to buy tickets directly from their smartphones, as well as enabling navigation to and within the parks themselves.

Full story: Orlando Attractions Magazine

Cedar Point

Cedar Point has released another image showing off progress on the construction of GateKeeper, the park's ambitious new roller coaster for the 2013 season.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Shanghai Disneyland

Work on essential supporting infrastructure for Shanghai Disneyland is reportedly almost complete, paving the way for construction of the theme park itself to begin this year.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

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