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Theme park news round-up - March 27, 2013

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SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment achieved a stunning boost in profits during 2012, with a 300 percent increase on the 2011 figure. As the firm prepares to change its ownership structure, it appears to be in very good shape. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Disneyland has raised ticket prices substantially as it prepares to open Mystic Point, and The Storm water coaster at Sea World Australia is starting to emerge from the ground.

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment posted a huge increase in profits during 2012, more than tripling the figure for the previous year.

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Holiday World

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the battle over the ownership of Holiday World continues to rage following the death of Will Koch in 2010. In January, Will's widow forced out her brother-in-law, Dan Koch, after a failure to agree on the value of the park's shares.

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Fun Spot America

The Fun Spot America amusement park is continuing work on its ambitious expansion plans, with new aerial photos showing several attractions taking shape.

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Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland will increase ticket prices by up to 17 percent as it prepares to open Mystic Point, the last of three new lands to open as part of a major expansion programme.

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Sea World Australia

Parkz has posted an excellent photo update on construction work on The Storm, the new Mack Water Coaster that is being installed at Sea World Australia.

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