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Nickelodeon pulls out of New Orleans theme park

Cable TV company Nickelodeon has pulled out of a deal to license its characters for use in a proposed theme park in New Orleans.

Nickelodeon signed the deal with Southern Star Amusements, the developers of the proposed park, three months ago. However, it has now pulled out citing a failure by

Hong Kong Disneyland aims to complete expansion by 2014

Hong Kong Disneyland is aiming to complete its ambitious expansion plan by 2014, according to reports in China.

The park is aiming to open several major new areas in order to allow it to compete effectively with the recently announced Shanghai Disneyland, which will open in 2014 at the earliest

Walt Disney World reveals Winter rehab schedule

Walt Disney World's website has revealed details of planned ride refurbishments to be carried out this winter.

At the Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain will be closed from January 3 through February 27, while The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is due to be out of action from December 6-19. Space

Pink to play Alton Towers in 2010

Pop star Pink is to play a concert at Alton Towers in summer 2010, with tickets set go on sale on Monday, November 6.

The gig at Alton Towers is one of six planned as part of Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour across the UK. It will be held at Alton Towers on Sunday, June 27 - giving guests

Splash Battle rides coming to Silver Dollar City and Europa Park

Silver Dollar City and Europa Park have both announced the addition of Splash Battle rides for the 2010 season.

Silver Dollar City, an 1880s-themed park in Missouri, revealed the opening of Tom & Huck's River Blast on their website. Meanwhile, Europa Park in Germany is set to add a Splash

Disney receives go-ahead for Shanghai Disneyland project

Disney has announced that it has received clearance from the Chinese government to complete a deal to build a Disneyland resort in Shanghai.

The approval of Disney's Project Application Report removes one of the final bureaucratic hurdles for the project, allowing Disney to strike a deal with

Walt Disney World announces Grad Nites for 2010

Walt Disney World has announced the dates of its Grad Nites events for 2010, when graduating high school students can party late into the night at the Magic Kingdom.

2010's Grad Nites will take place on April 23, 24, 30 and May 1. On those dates, the park will close to regular guests at 7pm

Disneyland Resort launches Audio Description service for visually impaired guests

The Disneyland Resort has launched a new Audio Description service, enabling visually impaired guests to hear a commentary on what is happening on a range of popular attractions.

The new service is offered through Disney's existing Handheld Device, which already offers amplified audio and text

SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa raise single-day ticket prices

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay have both raised the price of a single-day ticket, although online discounts are still available.

SeaWorld has raised the regular, single-day adult admission price to $78.95 (from $74.95), while Busch Gardens Tampa has pushed the price of a single

Texas Giant closed until 2011 at Six Flags Over Texas

The Texas Giant rollercoaster at Six Flags Over Texas has closed down to undergo an extensive $10 million renovation that will see it reopen in 2011.

Six Flags is aiming to relaunch the ride in time for the park's 50th anniversary season. The company has promised that another major attraction

Setback for New Orleans Nickelodeon theme park

The company behind the proposed Nickelodeon theme park to be based in New Orleans have missed a deadline for putting up funds needed to secure a crucial $100 million government bond.

Southern Star Amusements had been required to put up half a million dollars by October 26 in order to qualify

Princess and the Frog's Tiana gets show at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland

A new show featuring Princess Tiana, the leading character in Disney's Princess and the Frog movie, has launched at the Magic Kingdom and is on its way to Disneyland.

Tiana's Showboat Jubilee is designed to promote the December 11 release of the animated movie. It opened on October 26 at Walt

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