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Theme park news round-up - May 16, 2013

Be Our Guest concept art

It may not quite rival Butterbeer over at Universal Orlando, but SeaWorld Orlando will offer its own exclusive drink when Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin opens later this month. Guests will also be able to buy special interactive, refillable cups to enjoy their "South Pole Chill" drinks in. Meanwhile, Mickey and Minnie have moved to make way for Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, while the Theme Park Guy takes a look at the Cambodian park that was the scene of a fatal accident earlier this year.

SeaWorld Orlando

Ahead of the debut of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin on May 24, 2013, SeaWorld Orlando has revealed that an exclusive Coca-Cola Freestyle flavor will be offered in the new area.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Disney's Animal Kingdom

A new meet-and-greet area for Mickey and Minnie Mouse has debuted at Disney's Animal Kingdom, helping to pave the way for future construction of a land themed around James Cameron's Avatar.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Disney's Magic Kingdom

It may only have been open since December, but the Be Our Guest restaurant at Disney's Magic Kingdom has already updated its menu - including raising prices on a range of popular items.

Full story: Disney Food Blog

Disneyland Resort Paris

The Disneyland Resort Paris has launched its own version of the Disney PhotoPass service, enabling guests to view and order photos of their visit via an online service.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Adventure World

The Adventure World theme park in Western Australia is embarking on its most ambitious project to date, promising to install a new $12 million attraction by the end of 2013.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Siem Reap fun fair

The Siem Reap fun fair in Cambodia was the scene of a serious accident in March 2013 that caused the death of a Japanese tourist and her tour guide. The Theme Park Guy visits the site, and finds it in a state of horrible disrepair.

Full story: The Theme Park Guy


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