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The 5 Most Exciting Announcements from Theme Parks This Month (April 2015)

This month brings a pair of big updates from Universal Studios Hollywood, plus new information about upcoming rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Dollywood and more!

Update: 6 Exciting New Roller Coasters for 2014

There are some amazing new roller coasters coming to theme parks during 2014 - find out the details and latest updates on 6 of the most exciting.

Video: Dollywood releases full-ride animation for FireChaser Express roller coaster

Dollywood has released a stunning new animated video showing off the full ride experience for the FireChaser Express roller coaster, which will open in 2014.

The Gerstlauer-manufactured roller coaster will feature two launch sections - one forwards, and one backwards. Boasting a 2,427-foot

Dollywood announces $300 million expansion plan, including FireChaser Express coaster and DreamMore Resort

Dollywood has announced an ambitious $300 million expansion plan, the first phase of which will see it open a new roller coaster and a 300-room resort.

The plan will be implemented over a 10-year period, and is designed to transform Dollywood into a "full-fledged family destination". It will

Video: RiverRush water coaster opens at Dollywood's Splash Country

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.

RiverRush sees riders boarding 4-person rafts before traversing a 25-foot, 45-degree first drop. The ride's circuit also includes

Theme park news round-up - May 8, 2013

Disney reveals the motivation behind MyMagic+, Dollywood prepares to open RiverRush and Kings Dominion plans first-ever SnoopyCON event.

Video: Dollywood previews RiverRush water coaster ahead of debut on May 11, 2013

Dollywood has released a new video that previews its new RiverRush water coaster, which will debut at the park's Splash Country water park on May 11, 2013.

The video answers several questions about the ride, which will see riders boarding 4-person rafts before traversing a 25-foot, 45-degree

Theme park news round-up - February 7, 2013

Universal Studios Hollywood's Evolution Plan moves closer to reality, Cars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios "accelerated" and Disneyland Paris adds to the Disney Dreams show.

Video: Dollywood's RiverRush water coaster to open on May 11, 2013

Dollywood has confirmed that the RiverRush water coaster will debut at its Splash Country water park on May 11, 2013, and has released a video preview of the ride.

Riders on RiverRush will board four-person rafts, before traversing a 25-foot, 45-degree first drop. The ride's circuit will also

Theme park news round-up - 3rd December 2012

SeaWorld Orlando continues Antarctica construction, Cars Land celebrates Christmas and Hong Kong Disneyland turns a financial corner.

Dolly Parton: Plans for Nashville attraction "still on the table"

Country music superstar Dolly Parton has revealed that she is still considering building an attraction in Nashville, after plans for a water and snow park were dropped.

Speaking to Nashville's News 2 station, Parton claimed that she still has plans to "do something great and special in

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