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Shanghai Disney, Tower of Terror and Latest Amusement Park News

Entertainment | Donald Wood | May 06, 2016

Shanghai Disney, Tower of Terror and Latest Amusement Park News

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Disney CEO Meets With China’s President Ahead of Shanghai Disney Opening
As the $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney theme park prepares to open next month, Disney CEO and Chairman Robert A. Iger had an official meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the continued cooperation between China and the United States.

Shanghai Disney Visitors Misbehaving Before Park Has Even Opened
While the Shanghai Disney Resort isn’t scheduled to open until June 16, tourists at Disney Town next to the new facility have reportedly been defacing Disney property, disposing of trash anywhere they wanted and walking through landscaped areas.

RUMOR: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Being Rebranded
According to, recent rumors suggest the legendary Twilight Zone Tower of Terror located inside Disney's California Adventure theme park could be closed and eventually rebranded with a Marvel “Guardians of the Galaxy” theme.

SeaWorld Teams with Shark Conservationist, Focus on Mako Roller Coaster
To show its commitment to aquatic conservation, SeaWorld has announced a new partnership with marine biologist and wildlife artist Guy Harvey with the hopes of educating guests about shark preservation. One of the focal points of the new program will be the new Mako roller coaster.


Operators of Elvis Presley’s former home and current museum, Graceland, have announced that the Memphis, Tennessee, tourist attraction has received its 20 millionth paid visitor.

A company in Brazil is planning to build a new sex-themed amusement park called ErotikaLand, which will feature penis-shaped bumper cars, a nudist pool, gogo dancers and more.

The Family Kingdom Amusement Park on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with events and parties.

Knoebels Amusement Resort has been named the best park for families and the facility’s Phoenix roller coaster was ranked the No. 1 wood coaster in the 2015 National Amusement Park Historical Association's survey.


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