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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

Saw Alive horror maze coming to Thorpe Park in 2010

Thorpe Park has revealed that it will open a new walk-through "horror maze" themed around the Saw movies in Spring 2010.

The plan to open the maze, to be known as Saw Alive, was revealed in a new poster at the park. It is likely to be similar to the horror mazes seen at both Thorpe Park and

Disney releases details of Mobile Magic application for Verizon Wireless subscribers

Disney has unveiled details of its Mobile Magic application, which will give Verizon Wireless subscribers access to information such as attraction wait times at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Also available through the application - which will run on a range of Verizon Wireless handsets -

Walt Disney World increases restaurant booking window to 180 days

Walt Disney World has increased the window for booking dining at its restaurants, as well as recreation and tours, to 180 days from the current 90 days.

The move means Disney has reverted back to the situation that had applied over the last few years, prior to it reducing the window to 90 days

Space Mountain refurbishment nears completion at Magic Kingdom

The refurbishment of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is nearing completion, with the rollercoaster set to reopen on November 22.

Disney has begun testing the updated ride, and the outside of the attraction is beginning to take shape. An updated color scheme (yellow and blue)

New Scarezone added to Universal Studios Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Orlando has announced that a new Scarezone will be added to its Halloween Horror Nights event this week.

The new Scarezone will be located in the New York Alley area towards the rear of the park, and will open from Thursday, October 29. It is being used to test out elements

SeaWorld's Aquatica water park to expand for 2010

The website of SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica has confirmed that a new expansion will be added to the water park in Spring 2010.

The website states that the park's Whanau Way slide will be closed until October 30, in order for construction to take place on the new expansion. It is not yet known

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