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Dubailand 2006 construction image
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 19:29

The backer of the ambitious Dubailand complex has moved to revive the project, although ambitious plans for it to feature seven theme parks are likely to be severely scaled back.

Orlando Thrill Park logo
Thursday, May 12, 2011 08:37

The backers of the proposed Orlando Thrill Park have appealed against the rejection of zoning adjustments required to build it, as they attempt to keep the project alive.

Hello Kitty logo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 08:59

A new theme park based on the hugely popular cartoon character Hello Kitty is set to open in China in 2014, according to reports.

Sahara Hotel and Casino entrance
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 08:31

The Speed: The Ride rollercoaster at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has now closed permanently, ahead of its originally announced closing date.

Orlando Thrill Park logo
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 08:29

The proposed Orlando Thrill Park has received a major setback after the Orlando municipal planning board unaminously rejected zoning adjustments required to build it.

Sahara Hotel and Casino entrance
Monday, March 14, 2011 09:07

The Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is to close indefinitely on May 16, 2011, signalling the end of the Speed: The Ride rollercoaster.

Making of Harry Potter logo
Monday, March 07, 2011 08:45

Warner Bros. has confirmed plans to open a behind-the-scenes Harry Potter tour on the site of its Leavesden Studios in the UK, where all of the popular movies have been produced.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 19:55

The developers of the proposed Orlando Thrill Park have moved to address local residents' concerns about noise levels, claiming that the impact of the park's rides will be minimal.

Theme Park Tourist Christmas logo
Friday, December 24, 2010 08:17

The editors of Theme Park Tourist would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mack Launch Coaster
Friday, December 03, 2010 08:06

The backers of the proposed Orlando Thrill Park have revealed details of its planned attraction line-up, with a total of 14 major rides included in the list.

Disney Parks logo
Thursday, November 18, 2010 08:34

Disney has denied that it is considering opening a new theme park resort in South Africa, after local reports claimed talks have taken place.

Freestyle Music Park logo
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 08:37

The former president of Freestyle Music Park has denied that any of the defunct theme park's attractions will be moved to the planned Orlando Thrill Park in Florida.


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