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Theme park news round-up - 30th October 2012

Guests step into a Phineas and Ferb cartoon at Walt Disney World, Disney artists present their works at the company's US parks and PortAventura celebrates Halloween in style.

Crush's Coaster reopens at Walt Disney Studios, Paris following accident

The Crush's Coaster attraction at the Disneyland Resort Paris' Walt Disney Studios has reopened following a serious accident on October 11, 2012.

Radio Disney Club reports that a maintenance worker was hurt in the incident, and is currently in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It is

Michael Jackson's Captain EO returns once again at Disneyland Paris

The Captain EO attraction at Disneyland Paris is once again operating on selected dates, after rumours earlier this year that it had permanently closed proved to be false.

Captain EO has been running on a significantly reduced schedule for the past few months, after a lengthy closure in April

Disney to lend €1.3 billion to Disneyland Paris to ease debt concerns

Disney has agreed to refinance €1.3 billion of Disneyland Paris' enormous debt pile, although it has stopped short of the full buyout that has been rumoured in recent weeks.

EuroDisney S.C.A, which operates the Disneyland Resort Paris, will receive some relief from the onerous terms placed on

Report: Disney considering full takeover of Disneyland Paris

A new report claims that the Walt Disney Company is considering a full buyout of the Disneyland Resort Paris, a move that could radically transform the fortunes of the European attraction.

According to sources that spoke to Time Magazine, discussions have been ongoing for some time within

Video: World of Disney store opens at Disneyland Paris

The Disneyland Resort Paris has opened its sprawling new World of Disney store to members of the public for the first time, ahead of its official debut on July 12, 2012.

The store has been open for a number of days, enabling guests to explore its Art Deco-style interior and, of course, to buy

Video: Disneyland Paris previews World of Disney store ahead of July 12, 2012 opening date

The Disneyland Resort Paris has released a new video preview of its new World of Disney store, which will open in the Disney Village area on July 12, 2012.

The video, embedded below, shows off the interior and Art-Deco-style exterior of the new retail outlet, which will cover more than 1,400

Disney continues to dominate in 2011 theme park attendance figures

Disney's theme parks again occupy the top positions in the industry's annual attendance report, although rival Universal's parks continue to perform well.

Parks at Walt Disney World, the Disneyland Resort, the Tokyo Disney Resort and the Disneyland Resort Paris fill the top eight positions in

World of Disney store to open at Disneyland Paris on July 12, 2012

The Disneyland Resort Paris has confirmed that a new World of Disney store will open in its Disney Village area on July 12, 2012.

The boutique will cover more than 1,400 square-metres in the entertainment and shopping district, and will be housed in an Art-Deco style building. It will be

Video: Shambhala roller coaster opens at Port Aventura

Port Aventura has opened its new roller coaster for the 2012 season, Shambhala, which towers some 249-feet over the Spanish theme park.

Shambhala has become the tallest roller coaster in Europe, hitting a top speed of 83 miles per hour at the base of 255-feet first drop. The ride is themed

Disney reports huge increase in revenue from theme parks

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts made a major contribution to its parent company's bottom line during the second half of its financial year, with revenues increasing by 10 percent.

Between the start of October 2011 and the end of March 2012, revenues from Disney's theme parks around the world hit $2.9

Disneyland Resort Paris suffers attendance drop, increased losses in winter 2011/12

Euro Disney S.C.A., the parent company of the Disneyland Resort Paris, has reported that attendance at its theme parks and hotels fell during the first half of its financial year.

The number of visitors to Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios fell by 1.5 percent when compared to the same

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