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Approval for new rollercoaster at Alton Towers

There is good news for Alton Towers fans, with the park's latest rollercoaster being approved for construction.

Due to open in 2010, the ride (codenamed "Secret Weapon 6") will fill the space vacated by the recently departed Corkscrew. As is often the case with new construction at Alton Towers

Discount on Season Pass renewals at Kings Island

Kings Island in Ohio is offering families $10 off Season Passes, if they renew four or more by May 24th.

The $10 offer applies to each pass, so a family renewing four passes will save $40. However, at least four must be renewed at the same time, at a cost of $79.99 each including the discount

Problems at Six Flags Over Georgia?

Six Flags over Georgia is reportedly struggling since the recent start to its season, with several rides said to be out of action.

Screamscape reports that popular attractions such as rollercoasters Superman: Ultimate Flight and Ninja have been closed for long stretches, with other rides

Discounted La Nouba tickets for Florida residents

Florida residents can get a 20% discount on tickets for Cirque Du Soleil's La Nouba show at Downtown Disney in Orlando.

The offer is valid for "Category 2" tickets only (seats at the back and sides of the theatre), for performances from March 10 through June 27 (excluding April 4-18)

Busch Gardens Europe to open Sesame Street area in April

The Sesame Street Forest of Fun is set to open at Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, Virginia in early April.

Screamscape reports that the press day for the new area, themed around the popular kids TV show, will be on April 3rd. This suggests a public opening date soon after.

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Trio of offers from Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is targeting three significant new special offers at visitors from the UK.

The first offer gives visitors 40% off Disney hotels, as long as they book by April 15 and arrive on any date from April 3 to September 30. To qualify, visitors must book a minimum stay of 3 days and 2

GM to end sponsorship of Epcot's Test Track?

Troubled car manufacturer General Motors may be set to end its sponsorship deal for the Test Track ride at Epcot.

GM and Disney are reportedly in talks over the future of the deal, with the original 10-year, $5 million-a-year agreement due to expire in 2009. The development would lead to Test

Three new counter service restaurants for Universal Orlando's CityWalk

Burger King Whopper Bar, Moe's Southwest Grill and Panda Express will all open at Universal Orlando's CityWalk this month.

The counter service restaurants will be located on the upper level of CityWalk, offering fast food for both lunch and dinner. Burger King Whopper Bar will open on March 10

Hard Rock Park to re-open in May?

The new owners of Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, California say it could reopen in May.

There's good news for annual passholders from 2008, with the owners pledging that 2008 passes will be valid for 2009, at no extra cost. Single day ticket prices will also be slashed, from $50 to between $35

Updated: Manta to open at Seaworld Orlando on May 22

A new report from Orlando Sentinel reveals that the flying coaster Manta will open at Seaworld Orlando on May 22.

Previous reports on DoingFlorida (covered on TPT here) had suggested an opening date around May 25, based on hoardings at the park advertising an opening over Memorial Day Weekend

Alton Towers announces price increases for 2009

There are above-inflation increases in at-the-gate ticket prices at Alton Towers for 2009.

Adults will pay £36 (up from £34), while child tickets will cost £27 (up from £24). Family ticket prices are £100 for a family of four, £122 for a family of five, and £144 for a family of six. The price

Star Wars Weekends coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars fans will be flocking to Disney's Hollywood Studios in May and June for a series of themed weekends.

The events will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 22-June 14 (that's May 22-24, May 29-31, June 5-7 and June 12-14). Star Wars "characters" will be present at the

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