2011

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Madame Tussauds Tokyo is here to stay

After road-testing a temporary version of its waxworks attraction in Tokyo, Merlin Entertainments has announced that it will open a permanent Madame Tussauds in the Japanese capital.

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Transformers The Ride
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Transformers The Ride

One of the industry’s most elaborate new dark rides made its world premiere last month in Singapore.

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Skemmtigardurinn – Iceland’s new FEC
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Skemmtigardurinn – Iceland’s new FEC

Spanning two floors of Reykjavik’s largest shopping mall, Skemmtigardurinn is Iceland’s newest and brightest family entertainment centre (FEC).

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Legoland Japan?

Merlin Entertainments is to begin formal negotiations with the Japanese city of Nagoya about establishing a Legoland theme park.

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Hong Kong in colour!
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Hong Kong in colour!

Hong Kong’s two big theme parks – Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland – have launched new lands. Park World profiles the colourful Thrill Mountain and Toy Story Land.

Mack reveals Manta train
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Mack reveals Manta train

Here’s a glimpse of what the trains will look like on SeaWorld San Diego’s new Manta coaster, slated to open spring 2012.

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Hirakata Park
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Hirakata Park

Thomas Clarke visits Japan’s oldest continually operating amusement park as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Atlantis lost!
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Atlantis lost!

The luxury resort operator Kerzner International has been forced to surrender ownership of its Atlantis resort in the Bahamas (pictured) and may have to do the same in Dubai, writes the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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Junior Twister
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Junior Twister

by Zamperla The Junior Twister Coaster is a new family ride from Zamperla, and it comes in two versions, the JTC 170 “Compact” and JTC 230 “Extended.”

A load of balls!
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A load of balls!

Interactive water rides can be great fun, but not everyone likes to get wet. That’s why two European suppliers reckon they’ve hit onto something with new attraction concepts featuring soft foam ball shooters rather than water cannons.

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