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Ice cubes banned from Disney parks!

After May 1st, no Cast Member can wish you "Have an ice day!" ANAHEIM, CA and LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — In a surprising statement, Disney has announced that ice cubes and dry ice will no longer be allowed in their theme parks. The news was buried in a much larger press release about limits on stroller size, and announcing that the parks would become entirely smoke free. No more cold beverages? Disney did not make it clear whether the ban would include all ... Read more
Dollywood becomes Dali-wood. Photo by Todd Van Hoosear [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Dollywood sold, will become surrealist “Dali-wood”

The Salvador Dali-inspired theme park will be a radical change. PIGEON FORGE, TN -- Dolly Parton's country-themed park has been sold to investors from Dubai, and will soon get an extensive makeover. Gone will be the down-home, Tennessee mountain charm. Instead, the park will be renamed "Dali-wood" and rethemed to surrealist Salvador Dali's paintings. Why be normal? "Our investors are big fans of the artist," says park spokesperson Jun "Hello" Dali (no relation). "We've been looking for a park to buy rather than build ... Read more
Disney's Alton Towers Resort and Spa. Photo by Christophe95 [CC0] via Wikipedia Commons.

Disney to buy UK’s Alton Towers

Now Brits won't have to travel to Orlando or Paris to see Mickey! STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND -- For years, long-suffering Disney fans in the United Kingdom have watched other countries get Disney parks. First France, then Japan, then China - both Hong Kong and Shanghai - and even North Korea and New Zealand. But now their patience has paid off, as the Walt Disney Company has announced plans to purchase the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, England. Alton Towers The Alton Towers Resort, like so ... Read more
Spaceballs: The Theme Park. Image courtesy MGM.

Spaceballs: The Theme Park announced!

Is it the first area in a Mel Brooks land? We can hope! DUBAI, UAE -- Officials from Dubai Parks and Resorts announced today the opening of a new land at their Motiongate park. The new currently-unnamed land will feature characters and rides based on the popular Mel Brooks movie, Spaceballs. What is Motiongate? The Motiongate park is one of five theme parks operated by Dubai Parks and Resorts. The park contains four [Ed.: Soon to be five] lands themed on popular movies. The ... Read more
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Six Flags adding nighttime show: Sam-Fram-Tasmic!

The music, fireworks, and character spectacular will take us into Yosemite Sam's imagination. VALENCIA, CA -- "Be there as the forces of good and evil battle it out in Yosemite Sam’s dream during this extravagant open-air nighttime musical." That's how Six Flags describes their new live-action outdoor show, Sam-Fram-Tasmic! According to the press release, Sam and a host of licensed Warner Brothers cartoon characters will appear in the show. This sounds familiar "It's going to be amazing," Six Flags (the company) spokesperson Jun Flags (no relation) ... Read more