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South Africa plans mega resort

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

In the pipeline are two huge theme parks, one featuring an African wildlife theme and the other a Zulu culture theme, as well as 20 large hotels and 120 residences. …
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Play conference is serious stuff!

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

Among the sessions lined up so far will be those entitled: There’s a mouse in the house – How Disney is entering the world of soft play; The changing world …
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Award for Drayton Manor

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

The Intamin-built Apocalypse, the world’s first stand-up drop tower, has received the Best European Thrill Ride Airtime Award from CoasterForce, the international roller coaster and theme park enthusiast community.

The …
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Leisure plan for Olympic venues

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

This will include large shopping centres and other entertainment facilities to be built at the ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium and ‘Water Cube’ National Aquatics Center, the latter of which will …
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MOA to aid Gustav effort

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

Similarly, the mall’s Underwater Adventures Aquarium will also donate 20 per cent of proceeds from full-price admission tickets up to the same date.

Officials at the Bloomington mall were also …
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Europa-Park set for major expansion

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

Although full details are yet to be revealed, the central feature will be a major new coaster, explained Michael Mack in a recent interview with InterPark.

"For 2009, we have …
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Tallest water ride planned

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

The 1,480ft shoot the chute ride, built by Intamin of Switzerland, will be located in the Thanksgiving zone and will be called Pilgrim’s Plunge. It will use an open elevator …
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A new Roman empire

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

A 400-500 hectare site on the outskirts of Rome is to be earmarked for the development, which is hoped to open "within three to four years." Among the attractions will …
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LIW lines up Disney speaker

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

Disneyland Resort Paris recently topped off its 15th anniversary year with record attendance and eight straight quarters of growth, and Gonzalez’s presentation –  called Listening, adapting, executing: marketing the Disney …
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King’s Island prepares for a rattler

By  •  Latest News  • 12 years ago

At 230ft high and with speeds in excess of 80mph, the US$22m, 5,282ft long Diamondback will be the park’s tallest and fastest ride. It will feature a first drop of …
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