Over the summer Disneyland dropped a major announcement that construction had commenced on a Marvel-themed land focused on our favorite super heroes and heroines — and that it was set to open sometime during 2020. Well, on Christmas Day, Disney gifted Marvel fans with a super exciting announcement — the park is set to open summer 2020, when the “next generation of Super Heroes” will be “recruited” to fill their “Avengers Campus.”
A Mississippi woman was seriously hurt when she tried to get off a moving tram at a Missouri theme park about noon Sunday, sister Gray TV affiliate KSPR reports.
Sandy W. Boatner, 64, of Lambert, was riding one of Silver Dollar City’s open-air trams when she tried to exit the vehicle while it was still moving, a Missouri Highway Patrol report shows.
Boatner was flown by helicopter to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo., for treatment.
SeaWorld has had a rough couple of years, but 2019 ended up being a bright spot for the resort, as attendance rose dramatically and consistently during the first half of the year for the first time in almost a decade. And though the company did see a downward trend towards the end of the year and has had some leadership issues as well, it's been a pretty good year overall with new attractions and announcements keeping fans excited for the future. And speaking of, it looks like 2020 will be bringing a lot of changes to SeaWorld parks that will continue to shift this park's identity.
Walt Disney World employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports this month claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists.
The woman inside the Mickey Mouse costume went to the hospital with neck injuries caused by a grandmother patting the character’s head, while the employees wearing the Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck costumes were groped by tourists, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers Meet at Disneyland Resort Before Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day
Today, the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers made their first stop on the way to the 2020 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual in Pasadena, Calif. with a special visit to the Disneyland Resort!
Before meeting on the field, the teams joined earlier today for a press conference in the historic Opera House on Main Street, U.S.A. The teams were welcomed by Mickey Mouse, Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber, Disneyland Vice President, Kris Theiler and Disneyland Resort Ambassador Rafa Barron. Featured in the press conference was Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal along with Oregon leading players: linebacker Troy Dye, quarterback Justin Herbert, defensive tackle Jordan Scott and offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton. Also featured was Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst along with Wisconsin leading players: running back Jonathan Taylor, linebacker Chris Orr, center Tyler Biadasz, and linebacker Zack Baun.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Who's ready to ride Texas Stingray? The new-for-2020 coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio is already testing, and the park just sent along some first-look video from its initial run.
This Great Coasters International wooden coaster features a 3,379-foot track, a 100-foot drop from a 96-foot lift hill, a 100-foot tunnel, and a top speed of 55 mph. When it opens, it will become Texas' tallest, fastest, and longest wooden coaster, following the RMC conversion of the old Texas Giant over at the original Six Flags in Arlington.
Mario Kart fans who want to know what it feels like to actually fall off the Rainbow Road in real life might get their chance next year, as details regarding the Mario Kart ride at Super Nintendo World may have leaked out.
Super Nintendo World is a theme park that is currently being constructed at Universal Studios Japan, with the aim of opening in time for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. There are also plans to develop Super Nintendo Worlds in order Universal Studios resorts around the world, but the focus at the moment is to complete the one in Japan.
New Year’s Eve will be the final day of the “One Ocean” killer whale show at SeaWorld Orlando in Shamu Stadium.
The “One Ocean” show featuring Orca performances will be replaced by an educational attraction called “Orca Encounter," according to theme park officials.
The Orlando Sentinel was the first to report the changeup.
A SeaWorld spokeswoman said the educational experience will open in Orlando on New Year’s Day.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
A pipe burst inside Kennywood Park on Wednesday, sending crews scrambling to get the amusement park ready in time for Thursday night’s Holiday Lights events.
“While Santa visited our homes on Christmas Day, it appears the Grinch stopped by the park,” Kennywood said in a Facebook post. “A water main break was discovered Christmas evening, which has led to a whole lot of work for our plumbing and maintenance teams.”
The park opened as scheduled at 5 p.m., but officials warned guests that food stands and restrooms inside the park might not open until after 6 p.m. Guests can instead use restrooms at the park’s entrance.
The boundaries of the Walt Disney World Resort may have gotten just a little wider.
Orlando Business Journal’s Jack Witthaus and Richard Bilbao report that The Walt Disney Company’s Compass Rose Corp. purchased approximately 235 acres of land just south of Reedy Lake, on the northwest edge of the resort property. The sale, completed on Monday, was for $6 million, valued at around $25,321 per acre. Disney purchased the land from Lake Reedy, LLC, based in nearby Winter Park, according to Orange County records. (Lake Reedy previously purchased the land in 2005 for $1.3 million.) The land sits across from Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail golf courses.