Kilimanjaro Safaris springboks

Universal Studios Hollywood is believed to be in the process of converting the former Terminator 2 3-D building into a clone of Universal Studios Florida's Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. The park suffered a setback on Wednesday, though, when a minor fire broke out in the building, injuring one firefighter. Meanwhile, Walt Disney World has confirmed the addition of yet another interactive game, while Kentucky Kingdom's prospective owners have received a funding boost from the local convention bureau.

Universal Studios Hollywood

A firefighter was hurt in the process of extinguishing a minor blaze in the former Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time building at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Disney's Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has announced another interactive game for the Magic Kingdom, with A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas set to debut in spring 2013. The Pirates of the Caribbean-themed game will be hosted in Adventureland, and will challenge guests to complete five distinct "pirate raids" around the area.

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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Riders on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom now have an extra species to spot, with springboks, a type of antelope, now roaming the park's savannah.

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Kentucky Kingdom

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau's support for the rescue of Kentucky Kingdom will go beyond mere sales and marketing support. The bureau will commit $500,000 to the project, payable in $100,000 installments over a 5-year period. Former owner Ed Hart's Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company is believed to be close to securing a lease deal with the State Fair Board, but still needs to secure financing to fund the refurbishment and operation of the park. The board is set to discuss the lease deal today.

Full story: Louisville Courier-Journal


Spain's PortAventura resort has confirmed that it will spend €10 million on a major expansion of its Costa Caribe water park, with several new attractions set to debut in May 2013.

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