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Theme park news round-up - January 11, 2013

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Disneyland's "Limited Time Magic" celebrations are now underway, with the debut of the "A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue" show. This will run for around a month, before being replaced by another temporary special event. Meanwhile, all is not well behind-the-scenes at Holiday World, LEGOLAND Windsor has a new 4D movie in the pipeline, and Blackpool Pleasure Beach had a difficult 2012.


Disneyland has kicked off its "Limited Time Magic" promotion with the debut of the "A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue" show, which will run through February 4, 2013.

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Orlando Attractions Magazine offers up a preview of the 20th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, which will be held from March 6 through May 19, 2013.

Full story: Orlando Attractions Magazine

Holiday World

The replacement of Holiday World CEO Dan Koch is reportedly the result of an ongoing legal dispute that has seen his widowed sister-in-law take control of the theme park.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist


LEGOLAND Windsor has confirmed that a new 4D movie, LEGO Legends of Chima, will debut in its Imagination Theatre on March 15, 2013. The 12-minute animated film will follow the adventures of a group of animal warriors in the fictional world of Chima, as they battle to compete for CHI, a mystical energy force.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has reported a £524,000 loss for the 2012 season, with the park blaming poor weather and the impact of the London Olympics for the disappointing financial results.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Hong Kong Disneyland

Dejiki offers up an incredibly detailed photo tour of the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars roller coaster, which debuted in July as part of the Grizzly Gulch expansion at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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