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Video - Wodan: Timbur Coaster takes shape at Europa Park ahead of spring 2012 debut

Europa Park has released a new video showing off progress on Wodan: Timbur Coaster, the major new wooden roller coaster that will debut at the park in spring 2012.

The video, embedded below, features footage of the ride's circuit and structure, which are now close to completion. Wodan: Timbur

Images: Enchanted Christmas 2011 events underway at Disneyland Paris

The Disneyland Resort Paris has kicked off its Enchanted Christmas 2011 events, which will run through to January 8, 2012.

As in previous years, more than 1,000,000 lights have been used to light up the resort, with up to 400,000 being added to Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park. A

Europa park's new wooden coaster for 2012 to be known as Wodan: Timbur Coaster

Germany's Europa Park has revealed the name for its new wooden roller coaster for the 2012 season as "Wodan: Timbur Coaster".

The ride had previously been known by its working title of Mythos, but AirTimers reports that Europa Park has now registered the name Wodan as a trademark. The name is

Report: No new rides at Disneyland Resort Paris until 2013/2014

The CEO of the Disneyland Resort Paris, Philippe Gas, has reportedly stated in a radio interview that no new rides will be added to the resort until autumn 2013 at the earliest.

Disney and More reports that the park will also delay planned updates to Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder

Disneyland Resort Paris invites fans to take part in survey

The Disneyland Resort Paris has invited fans to take part in a survey, as it seeks to improve its engagement with regular visitors to its theme parks.

The survey will be open until December 12, 2011, and can be completed here. In addition to a series of basic questions around how often guests

Europa Park reveals record-breaking attendance figures for 2011

Germany's Europa Park has revealed that it attracted record numbers of visitors during the summer 2011 season, with more than 4 million guests flocking to the park.

Travel Daily News reports that September and October were two of the most successful months in the park's history. Europa Park,

The Big Debate: Should Mickey Mouse talk at Disney's theme parks?

In this week's poll, we ask whether Disney's talking Mickey Mouse character should become a permanent fixture at its parks.

Gardaland to open Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience in 2012

Gardaland has confiremd that it will open a new 4-D experience, Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience, in March 2012.

Based on the third animated movie in the popular Ice Age series, the new addition will feature updated footage from the film. This is being converted into a 4-D

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad reopens at Disneyland Paris following derailment

Disneyland Paris has reopened the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad rollercoaster, just days after a derailment forced its closure.

DLP.info reports that the coaster returned to action on October 31, 2011. This came as something of a surprise, with an investigation expected to take place after one

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad derails in accident at Disneyland Paris

A train on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris derailed on October 27, 2011, forcing the ride's closure for the second time in less than a year.

DLP.info reports that the train derailed just before the second of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad's three lift hills,

Europa Park to launch new 4D movie on November 26, 2011

Germany's Europa Park is set to launch a new movie in its 4D cinema on November 26, 2011, dubbed The Secret of Balthasar Castle.

The movie will star the park's mascot, Euromaus, and host of friends including Eurofant, Louis and Böckli. Its plot will centre around the mysterious Balthasar Castle

Port Aventura to open Europe's tallest rollercoaster in 2012

Spain's Port Aventura will open Europe's tallest rollercoaster in 2012, with the new ride set to tower some 249 feet over the park.

The Bolliger & Mabillard Mega Coaster will become the headline attraction at Port Aventura, and is set to feature a theme based around the Himalayan mountains. It

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