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X2 down for maintenance at Six Flags Magic Mountain

The X2 rollercoaster is down for maintenance at Six Flags Magic Mountain, joining the list of thrill rides undergoing seasonal "rehab" at the park.

Magic Mountain does not provide reopening dates for attractions undergoing refurbishment, listing X2 simply as "temporarily closed" on its website

$2.7bn Universal Studios park set for South Korea

Universal Parks & Resorts has agreed a deal to build a new $2.7 billion resort in South Korea, kick-starting a project which has been stalled for two years due to funding issues.

As well as a new Universal Studios theme park, the resort is set to include a water park, a CityWalk shopping and

Fancy a job at Hogwarts? Universal recruiting for Wizarding World

Universal Orlando has begun the recruitment process for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is set to open in spring 2010.

The decision to begin recruiting suggests that Universal is on track to open the Wizarding World at the Islands of Adventure theme park in its original spring

New rides for 2010 at Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire, England is to add two new rides for its 2010 season, which begins on March 27.

The first of the two rides is Whirlwind, a Mondial Topscan which is being rented from showman Alex Crow. The ride is a similar model to Samurai at Thorpe Park, and sees guests sit on

Revolution 360 coming to Seabreeze in 2010

The Seabreeze amusement park in Rochester, New York is to open a Zamperla Disk'O named Revolution 360 in 2010.

The new ride will open when the park's season begins on May 22. It sees riders board a 24-seat "disk", which travels along 123 feet of track whilst continually revolving. It will be

Details emerge of Planet Snoopy at California's Great America

California's Great America has revealed details of its new Planet Snoopy area, which will replace the Nick Central "kiddie" zone for the 2010 season.

A solitary new attraction will be added to the Snoopy-themed area, with all of the other changes involving re-theming of Nickelodeon-branded

Disneyland and Walt Disney World offer wait times via text message

Visitors to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World can now have attraction wait times and other information delivered to their mobile phone via text message.

Guests can sign up for the SMS service at disneyparksmobile.com/textmessaging, provided they have a U.S. mobile phone. The program is

Legoland Florida rumors resurface as Merlin "buys" Cypress Gardens

The Internet rumor mill is buzzing this morning following suggestions that Merlin Entertainments Group, the owners of the Legoland chain, has purchased Cypress Gardens in Florida.

Screamscape got the scoop, pointing to a document on the Polk County website which states that lease and

Sesame Street zone to open on March 27 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has revealed that the Sesame Street Safari of Fun will open at the park on March 27, 2010.

The news was revealed during a press tour of the new area, which is themed around popular children's TV show Sesame Street. It replaces the previous Land of the Dragons zone as the

Report: Xcelerator reopening at Knott's Berry Farm unlikely in January

Knott's Berry Farm's Xcelerator rollercoaster is reportedly unlikely to reopen by January 31, as listed on the park's website.

Screamscape claims that the park has not yet been given clearance by state investigators to reopen Xcelerator, following an investigation into an incident in

Carowinds launches charity auction for first Intimidator rides

Carowinds has launched a charity auction for seats on the first ride of its Intimidator rollercoaster, which it has confirmed will open for the first time on March 27, 2010.

The park is aiming to raise funds for the Dale Earnhardt Foundation, which benefits local charitable programs focused on

Disneyland Resort Paris winter attraction refurbishment schedule revealed

Disneyland Paris has released details of planned refurbishments of its rides and shows over the next few months.

Major attractions at Disneyland Park undergoing "rehab" in the winter off-season include Peter Pan's Flight (January 25 - February 5), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (March 1 -

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