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Theme park news round-up - February 19, 2013

Mystic Manor concept art

Rumours that Disneyland Paris will install a new Star Wars-themed mini-land alongside an updated Star Tours ride have been rife for months, and the resort's CEO is now claimed to have confirmed this in a meeting with shareholders. Meanwhile, one of the original DeLorean time machines from Back to the Future is now on show at Universal Studios Hollywood, while Hong Kong Disneyland's expansion has paid off with a first-ever profit for the park.

Disneyland Paris

Disney and More provides an update on developments at Disneyland Paris, with CEO Philippe Gas said to have all-but-confirmed plans to install a new Star Wars-themed mini-land at the park.

Full story: Disney and More

Universal Studios Hollywood

One of the original DeLorean time machines from the classic Back to the Future trilogy has been fully restored, and is now on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Hong Kong Disneyland

Some seven years after opening, Hong Kong Disneyland finally turned a profit in 2012. The opening of Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch helped boost visitor numbers by 13 percent to 6.7 million, with the debut of Mystic Point later this year likely to have a similar effect.

Full story: South China Morning Post

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore has released an official preview video for the new Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase dark ride, which will open on March 1, 2013.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist


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