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Theme park news round-up - May 27, 2013

Paramount Park Spain concept art

Delays and teething problems are not unusual for a new roller coaster, but that hasn't stopped a backlash from Alton Towers fans after The Smiler failed to open in time for the bank holiday weekend. Mystery surrounds the ride's expected opening date, with references to a May debut removed from the park's website. Meanwhile, Full Throttle construction continues at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and detailed plans for the proposed Paramount Park in Spain have been revealed.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers has removed all mentions of an opening date for The Smiler from its official website, prompting speculation that the park's new roller coaster will not open for some time.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America has confirmed that two more of its roller coasters will be switched to run backwards during 2013, with Batman: The Ride set to return to its original forwards configuration.

Full story: Theme Park Tourist

Six Flags Magic Mountain

The record-breaking Full Throttle roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain is still under construction. MiceChat heads to the park to take a look at progress, and speculates that the ride won't open until early July at the earliest.

Full story: MiceChat

California's Great America

Screamscape reports that the new Gold Striker wooden coaster at California's Great America is yet to open to the public, despite media previews having taken place some weeks ago.

Full story: Screamscape

Paramount Park Spain

Plans for the proposed Paramount Park in Murcia, Spain were dissected by Disney and More last week in an extensive two-part update packed with concept art. Construction is due to start imminently after local authorities granted full planning permission for the project.

Full story: Disney and More


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