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Amusement Park Pulse: News and Notes for The Week of Nov. 9-15

Entertainment | Donald Wood | November 11, 2015

Amusement Park Pulse: News and Notes for The Week of Nov. 9-15

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Disney Reveals Slate of New 'Star Wars' Attractions
Disney’s Hollywood Studios announced Monday that guests will have the chance to experience the “Star Wars” brand every day of the year when the park opens the first series of movie-based attractions on Dec. 1.
Source: Disney Parks’ Blog

SeaWorld Shutting Down Killer Whale Shows in San Diego
On Monday, SeaWorld officials announced that the theme park’s killer whale show at its San Diego location would be phased out next year. The announcement coincides with proposed federal legislation that would regulate the company’s interactions with captive and wild orcas.
Source: Fox News

Cedar Fair Announces Major Upgrades to Portfolio of Parks
Last week, Cedar Fair amusement park officials announced an array of new rides and attractions for the 2016 season coming to the parks owned by the company, including upgrades to popular parks such as Carowinds, California's Great America, King's Dominion and more.
Source: Cedar Fair

First Wet'n'Wild Water Theme Park Coming to China
Mission Hills China, Guangxi Investment Group and Village Roadshow Limited have teamed up to build China's first Wet'n'Wild water theme park, Wet'n'Wild Haikou. The attraction will be similar to the Wet'n'Wild parks in Sydney and Las Vegas.
Source: Mission Hills China

Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Celebrating 75th Anniversary in 2016
Knott's Berry Farm announced that its Ghost Town attraction will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, and to celebrate, the amusement park is offering two new events. "Ghost Town Alive!" and "GhostRider" will help usher in the excitement in 2016.
Source: Knott's Berry Farm


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