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Theme park news round-up - March 7, 2013

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin concept art

Shanghai Disneyland promises to be significantly different to Disney's existing "Magic Kingdom-style" theme parks when it opens in 2015. New concept artwork of the iconic Enchanted Storybook Castle and the surrounding area shows that the park's entrance area will be visually stunning. Meanwhile, LEGOLAND Florida has hinted that its expansion will be themed around LEGO Chima, while SeaWorld Orlando has revealed a model of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.

Shanghai Disneyland

Disney has released new concept artwork of Shanghai Disneyland's Enchanted Storybook Castle, which promises to be the company's most ambitious castle yet.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist


LEGOLAND Florida has released a teaser video for its expansion for the 2013 season, hinting that it will be themed around LEGO Chima rather than Pirates as previously reported.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

SeaWorld Orlando

With Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin due to open on May 24, SeaWorld Orlando has offered News 13 an exclusive look at concept artwork and models for "the world's coldest theme park ride".

Full story: 13 News

California's Great America

California's Great America is auctioning off slots on the first ride on its under-construction Gold Striker roller coaster, which is currently listed as taking place on May 1, 2013.

Full story: California's Great America website

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