Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

There's not long left now until fans can finally experience the record-breaking The Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers, which opens on May 23. Members of the media have already been trying it out, however, with POV videos appearing online. Meanwhile, Ferrari plans to open a second Ferrari World theme park within two years, while the ambitious Paramount Park Spain project is set to be given the go-ahead.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers has begun offering preview rides on its new roller coaster, The Smiler, to members of the media ahead of its official debut on May 23, 2013.

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ThemeUK offers up a photo update on the new Duploville Playland and water play area at LEGOLAND Windsor, which is expected to open on May 18, 2013.

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Pleasurewood Hills

Pleasurewood Hills has set the opening date for its new horror-themed attraction, Hobs Pit, as Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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LEGOLAND Florida has confirmed that its new themed area, World of Chima, will officially open on July 3, 2013.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has confirmed that the opening date for the revamped Iron Rattler roller coaster has been set as May 25, 2013.

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Following the apparent success of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari plans to open a second branded theme park at a yet-to-be-announced location within two years.

Full story: Gulf News

American Dream Meadowlands

Anyone holding their breath for construction work to begin on the proposed indoor Dreamworks theme park at the American Dream Meadowlands Mall in New Jersey had better be prepared for more disappointment. The neighbouring New York Giants and Jets are set to contest an update to the plans that would see a large bridge connecting the mall to the stadium complex.

Full story: New York Daily News

Paramount Park Spain

There's better news for the proposed Paramount Park development in Murcia, Spain, which is close to gaining full planning consent.

Full story: Murcia Today


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