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Theme park news round-up - January 10, 2013

Disney Dreams

Disney has moved to shake-up the management of its major resorts, with the current President of the Disneyland Resort moving over to Walt Disney World. There, George Kologridis will oversee the introduction of NextGen technology, including the planned MyMagic+ system. Meanwhile, construction continues apace at rival Universal Studios Florida, Holiday World has renamed its new water slides for the 2013 season, and there are a host of updates from Disneyland Paris.

Disney Parks

Disney has announced a major management shake-up in its theme park division, with the President of the Disneyland Resort set to take over the same role at Walt Disney World.

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Universal Studios Florida

The Orlando Sentinel offers a photo update on construction at Universal Studios Florida, including work on Transformers: The Ride - 3D, the planned Harry Potter expansion and the overhaul of the area surrounding The Simpsons Ride.

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Holiday World

Holiday World has confirmed that its new attraction for the 2013 season, originally known as RhinoBlaster, has been renamed as Hyena Falls.

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Carowinds has confirmed that children's car ride Joe Cool's Driving School has been removed from the park to make room for the new upcharge Dinosaurs Alive! attraction.

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Disneyland Paris

The ever-reliable Disney and More blog offers a comprehensive update from Disneyland Paris, including news on new scenes for the Disney Dreams show, the introduction of Glow with the Show ears and word on the planned Pirates of the Caribbean refurbishment.

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Italy's Gardaland will debut a new live show based on the popular Madagascar animated movies in 2013, dubbed Madagascar Live! It's Circus Time.

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