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Diagon Alley concept art

After last week's confirmation from Universal Orlando that it is building a second Harry Potter-themed land at Universal Studios Florida, TPT's Amy takes a closer look at the plans and heads to the park to check on construction progress. Meanwhile, Disney has been slammed for its "sexist" redesign of Brave's Merida, while the highly-anticipated video game Theme Park Studios is yet to reach its funding goals.

Universal Studios Florida

With Universal Orlando having officially confirmed that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will open at Universal Studios Florida in 2014, TPT's Amy Ziese heads to the park to check on construction progress.

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Disney's Magic Kingdom

The writer and co-director of Pixar's Brave has criticised Disney's decision to redesign the film's heroine, Merida, who was "coronated" as Disney Princess on May 11, 2013.

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Theme Park Studios

The KickStarter campaign for the Rollercoaster Tycoon-style video game Theme Park Studios is still some way short of its funding goal with 6 days remaining. If you want to see the game completed, you can chip in via the link below.

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Dollywood

The new RiverRush water coaster has debuted at Dollywood's Splash Country water park, with the park releasing an official "point-of-view" video to mark the occasion.

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Silver Dollar City

With the unique Outlaw Run wooden roller coaster now up-and-running at Silver Dollar City, our friend the Coaster Critic awards it a firm thumbs-up.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach will extend its opening hours until midnight on November 9, 2013, as part of the seaside resort's popular Illuminations events.

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