The Disney blog has just released some stunning new pictures of Disney’s new “Hyperion Wharf” which will be the new name for Pleasure Island.
The 120 acre complex will have new restaurants, shopping and entertainment experiences added to give the area a more modern feel.
The district will come to life with a nostalgic yet modern take on an early 20th century port city and amusement pier. By day, stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants will draw you in and by night, thousands of lights will transform the area into an electric wonderland.
Building work has already started and is due for completion in 2013.
I think you’ll agree these images are pretty impressive and attraction tickets .info can’t wait for 2013.
Disney also mention further alterations to their Downtown area including:
Remodelling The Lego Imagination Centre from January to April 2011. When completed, the store will stand at nearly 3,500 square feet.
The AMC Theatres are adding new digital technology, a Concession Stand of the Future and Florida’s first Fork & Screen Theater.
Dollywood was yesterday awarded the theme park equivalent of the Oscars at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
The Applause Award was accepted by Dolly Parton in person who stated in an interview how “honoured and proud” she was to receive such a prestigious award. “I’m excited that this is our 25th anniversary for Dollywood, that we won it this year, and that I had a chance to be here.” She added.
The Applause Award, which has been presented since 1980 honour’s a park whose “management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with their foresight, originality and sound business development,” according to a statement from Liseberg park in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Applause winner is decided by a board of governors chaired by Mats Wedin, Liseberg’s CEO. The board includes theme park professionals from around the world.
Dollywood beat off competition from English based Alton Towers and German Theme Park, Phantasialand.
Ferrari are said to be considering further Theme Park developments insiders revealed after their successful launch ofFerrari World Abi Dhabi
Pignatti Morano , head of new business for Ferrari said “We started with a white piece of paper developing this project, it is a dream come true for us as Ferrari. This is our first one, we may have plans for more.”
Ferrari World is the largest covered (indoor) theme park in the world and already boasts the fastest coaster at 150mph the Formula Rossa ride is the parks flagship ride and Ferrari believe the park will boost its already impressive brand exposure.
Pignatti Morano added “We are not doing this to sell more cars” leading us to speculate on further Theme Park plans…
Disney have signed a deal with the Shanghai government to build a Disney Theme Park , according to reports on Friday the park could be open as early as 2014.
The move is seen as a real boost for Shanghai’s tourism.
Disney stuck the deal on Friday with Shanghai Shen Di Group Co. Ltd. who will act as its joint venture partner. Attraction-Tickets.info has heard that Disney would hold 43% of the equity shares in the joint venture and the rest of the 57% will belong to the new holding company, Shanghai Shen Di.
Disney World in China has for years been a topic of great interest but the idea was sidelined due to the Olympics in 2008. The project was approved by the Chinese government in November 2009 and the new joint venture deal takes the project one step closer to becoming a reality.
Disney said in a statement on Friday that they are still waiting for approval of the Chinese government about the incorporation of the related joint venture companies and also the necessary regulatory processes. The theme will cover a total area of 4 square kilometres and will come up near the new international airport in Pudong. Though Disney has ventured on similar territories before with its theme parks in Tokyo and Hong Kong, none of them have lived up to the expectations of the company.
Shanghai’s Disneyland is expected to cover about four square kilometers and cost about $3.75 billion
Finally Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is open to the public, one week after the original opening date, the worlds largest indoor theme park has welcomed its first official paying customers.
The original launch date was postponed due to the death of Saqr Bin Mohammed, the park stated at the time, “In respect of the passing of the late Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today’s soft opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has been postponed.”
Ferrari World is the world’s largest indoor theme park and boasts the world’s quickest coaster at 149mph.
Kumba the ride can be found at in Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.
Consistently voted one of the world’s top roller coasters by enthusiasts around the world, this legendary beast takes you from hair-raising heights to absolute weightlessness through seven inversions, all with the grace and speed of this magnificent predator.
It is said that if you can hear the roar of a lion in the distance, you have crossed into his territory. The natives call his roar the Kumba. And you’ll feel his breath on the back of your neck from the moment you step aboard the mighty coaster that earned his name.
Height to ride – 5″4
Ride Duration – Approx 2:37
Attraction ticket review – This ride is an average rollercoaster like one you would find at home, my son was a bit dissapointed as he couldn’t go on it as he is only 5″0 not sure why the height restriction is quite high
Critter castaways is at the Garden Theater, located in Bird Garden at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.
When our expert animal trainers turned their attention toward some rescued and shelter animals in need of a home, a show was born, along with quite a few four-legged and feathered stars.
Using the same sort of encouragement-based training philosophy our animal trainers use throughout our parks, a cast of unlikely characters comes together to create a side-splitting show with surprise twists that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.
Dogs and cats, ducks and doves, potbellied pigs and a few surprise animal stars entertain guests with a spectacular tribute to the human and animal connection and just how much fun it can be.
Show Schedule times – 11:00, 3:00, 4:30
Review – It must have taken the trainers an awful long time to get the animals to do all of this especially at the correct timing, it was great, definately one which is good for all the family.