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Theme park news round-up - May 3, 2013

Busch Gardens Tampa tiger cub

Universal Orlando has thrown up its clone of Transformers: The Ride - 3D in record time, and it will officially open to guests on June 20, 2013. Look out for soft opening periods during the coming weeks, though. Meanwhile, the first reviews of California's Great America's new coaster are in, while Busch Gardens Tampa has welcomed the birth of three rare Malayan tiger cubs.

Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando has confirmed that the opening date for Transformers: The Ride - 3D at Universal Studios Florida has been set as June 20, 2013.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

California's Great America

The first reviews of the new Gold Striker wooden roller coaster are in, with most proving to be overwhelmingly positive.

Full story: CGA Insider

Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa tiger cub

Image © Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa has welcomed three Malayan tiger cubs into the world - two males and one female. The cubs were born at the park on March 31, and are a boost to conversation efforts with only 500 Malayan tigers surviving in the wild.

Walt Disney World

With the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort due to reopen in the fall, the Disney Parks Blog shares more details of what is in store on the updated menu.

Full story: Disney Parks Blog

Dreamland Margate

A court has backed the decision to grant a compulsory purchase order for the site of Margate's shuttered Dreamland park, paving the way for it reopen.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

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