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Disneyland Shanghai, Six Flags Dubai and More Theme Park News

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | April 01, 2016

Disneyland Shanghai, Six Flags Dubai and More Theme Park News

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Shanghai Disneyland Sells Out Opening Day in Just a Few Hours
Shanghai Disneyland Park won’t officially open until June 16, but the tickets for opening day are already sold out. In only a matter of hours, every ticket for opening day of the park had been sold, but there are still tickets available for Day 2 on June 17.

Dubai Amusement Park Project Adding Six Flags Worth $454 Million
Construction of the new Dubai Parks & Resorts project continues, but Six Flags officials announced Monday that Dubai would pay $454 million to build the company’s amusement park as part of the complex.

No Screaming Allowed on New UK Roller Coaster
Screaming during a roller coaster ride is part of the fun, but riders who get on The Big One attraction at The Big Sheep amusement park in the United Kingdom are being asked to keep the volume down so the neighbors don’t complain.

Kings Dominion Opens New Ride Called Delirium
The Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell, Virginia, has opened for the 2016 season, and the facility has added its newest attraction, dubbed Delirium. The powerful, spinning pendulum is sure to satisfy the most hardcore thrill seekers.


As part of his 68th birthday celebration, Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler checked up on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Tyler said on Twitter, “Just checking on my rockin rollercoaster! Still the best ride in the place.”

Officials from Barry Island Pleasure Park in Wales have announced plans to build Europe’s steepest rollercoaster, the Dragon Fire. The current timetable has the estimated opening date of the new attraction set for April 1, 2018.

The I-X Indoor Amusement Park in Clevealdn is the sight of a record-breaking attempt for the longest marathon Ferris wheel ride, with DJ Knyce of Z107.9 trying to ride the Ferris wheel for 55 consecutive hours.

A report from travel agents helps visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios save money on tickets by using this cost-saving tips and discounts.


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