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Theme park news round-up - April 12, 2013

Rocket Rods

Three highly-anticipated new roller coasters in the US are edging closer towards their opening dates. GateKeeper, the ambitious Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider being installed at Cedar Point, is now undergoing testing. Six Flags Magic Mountain has "topped off" the 160-foot loop of Full Throttle, while California's Great America is now just weeks away from Gold Striker's debut. Meanwhile, there's an intriguing look at the fate of the Rocket Rods, the short-lived ride that replaced the PeopleMover at Disneyland.

Cedar Point

Cedar Point has begun testing its highly-anticipated new roller coaster, GateKeeper, as it prepares to open the ride to the public on May 11, 2013.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain has installed the highest track piece for Full Throttle, the ambitious new roller coaster that is due to debut at the park in summer 2013.

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California's Great America

California's Great America has released a new video that shows off the full ride experience of Gold Striker, the new wooden roller coaster that will debut at the park in May 2013.

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Disneyland

MiceChat's excellent new columnist, the "Accountaneer", shares a few Disneyland secrets - including the fate of the infamous Rocket Rods.

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Epcot

Matt Roseboom, the editor of the fantastic Orlando Attractions Magazine, shares his top tips for visitors to Walt Disney World's Epcot.

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