Test Track Design Center concept art

While the planning system in the UK can be a real pain for theme parks and their fans, it does often mean that we gain an early glimpse at parks' future proposals. Today, we've got a detailed look at Alton Towers' long-term development plan, which includes an intriguing "Cross Valley" roller coaster through the park's famous gardens.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers has released its long-term development plan, showing how it plans to evolve between 2012 and 2019. There are some exciting proposals for new rides and attractions, and we've broken it all down in a detailed feature.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Inside the Magic takes a look at the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios, including a video of the lights twinkling in time with a new arrangement of "Winter Wonderland".

Full story: Inside the Magic


After yesterday's flood of concept art for the updated Test Track - presented by Chevrolet, Disney has now released artwork showing how guests will design their own vehicle in the ride's queue line.

Full story: Disney Parks Blog

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has released concept artwork for the new Celebrate the Magic show at the Magic Kingdom, which will debut later this month. The show will replace the park's existing projection show, "The Magic, The Memories and You", and will be similar in style. However, whereas its predecessor involved photographs of guests at the park being projected onto the iconic castle, "Celebrate the Magic" will replace these with a story-driven set of images and music.

Full story: Disney Parks Blog


Following the closure of Camelot in Lancashire, England, disappointed fans may enjoy reading this tribute article from Steve Royle, who worked at the park for many years as an entertainer.

Full story: Lancashire Evening Post


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