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Disney’s Star Wars Land, Warner Bros Abu Dhabi and Latest Theme Park News

Entertainment | Donald Wood | April 19, 2016

Disney’s Star Wars Land, Warner Bros Abu Dhabi and Latest Theme Park News

Disney Breaks Ground on Star Wars-Themed Land
To celebrate the official groundbreaking of the new Star Wars-themed land at Disneyland, officials at Disney released 360-degree images of the construction site as workers began the process of building the much anticipated portion of the park.

Warner Bros Theme Park and Hotel Worth $1 Billion Coming to Abu Dhabi
Officials in Abu Dhabi announced that they will be building a new Warner Bros theme park and branded hotel worth around $1 billion. Dubbed Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, the facilities will be located on Yas Island and is expected to be completed by 2018.

Ferrari Theme Parks Considering Fourth Location in North America
During a Ferrari business meeting, the company revealed that there have been at least initial rumblings about a fourth Ferrari-themed amusement park in the works, with the latest facility possibly being built somewhere in North America.

Disney Hollywood Studios to Reportedly Open Bar in Tower of Terror Ride
For amusement park fans 21 and older, recent reports suggest Disney World will open a themed bar inside Hollywood Studios’ Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror ride. Unfortunately, the bar will not be called the Tip Top Club as its named in the attraction’s storyline.


Due to a decline in attendance at Hong Kong Disneyland, the Walt Disney Company was forced to cut almost 100 jobs. The drop in attendance is partly to blame on the weaker economy in mainland China.

To usher in the 2016 edition of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the company is adding an all-new haunted maze based on one of the most iconic horror movies in history, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”

Developers in New Orleans are advocating to revitalize a former Six Flags theme park that was destroyed and left abandoned following Hurricane Katrina. Officials proposing the idea also want to build stores, hotels, resorts and water parks in the area.

To prepare for Shanghai Disney’s scheduled opening on June 16, the Walt Disney Co. is set to hire 10,000 employees to work at the facility. The theme park will need many workers as it will be set on an impressive 963-acre property.


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