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Frozen Ride Opening Date Set, Disney’s Star Wars Fireworks, More Theme Park News

Entertainment | Donald Wood | May 27, 2016

Frozen Ride Opening Date Set, Disney’s Star Wars Fireworks, More Theme Park News

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Opening Date Set for Frozen Ride at Disney’s Epcot
The Frozen ride — based on the hit movie of the same name — at the Norway Pavilion in Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot amusement park will officially open to the public on June 21. Fast Passes for the new ride are now on sale.

Disney Announces Opening Date for “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular”
Disney officials have announced the “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show will make its debut to the public on June 17. The nighttime fireworks display will be the most elaborate in the Disney Park’s history.

Chinese Amusement Park Industry Booming
The theme park industry in China is booming due to a rise in the country’s middle class, including major amusement parks like Shanghai's Disneyland, the Happy Valley Water Park in Shenzhen and the Hello Kitty Park in the Zheijiang Province.


Amusement park fans are celebrating the opening of the Carolina Harbor Waterpark at Carowinds, which already has visitors talking about how much excitement the 27-acre facility adds to the Carowinds park.

The summer just got more fun for visitors to DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Blair County, Pennsylvania, as the theme park announced the opening of a $12.5-million water park.

The Lake Compounce theme park in Connecticut unveiled its new theme park when it opened for its 170th season. The Phobia Phear roller coaster stands 15 stories high, reaches speeds of 65 miles per hour and takes riders upside down at 150 feet in the air.

The Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky is scheduled to open on July 7. While the park has polarized the amusement park industry, many people can’t wait for the opportunity to set foot onto the replica of Noah’s Ark.


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