Thursday, 20 January 2011

Update on New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

As many of you know, we’re in the midst of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history, which will nearly double the size of Fantasyland. And we’re thrilled about the expansion because it’ll allow us to tell our treasured stories in new ways and give you the opportunity to interact with some of our beloved characters like never before. Today, we’d like to give you a first glimpse of the progress we’re making in bringing these stories to life and a look at some of the art will be sharing with the media later tonight.

First, work is already well underway on many of the experiences we’ve already told you about, so let’s start with Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid. In this attraction, Ariel and all her friends will entertain you in a ride-through adventure featuring favorite songs from the popular animated feature.

Not too far from Ariel’s new home, construction is underway on Beast’s castle which will stand majestically upon a hill. You will cross over a stone bridge as you arrive at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Set in the halls of the Beast’s Castle, this location will seat up to 550 guests and offer “great food fast” service by day and full table service dining in the evening. Just outside the restaurant, you will also be able to explore Belle’s Village, which includes Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.

Nearby at Belle’s cottage, a magical mirror is the doorway to a captivating new kind of experience, where Belle, Lumiere and guests participate in a lively re-telling of the “tale as old as time.” In Enchanted Tales with Belle, the adventure begins at Maurice’s cottage, where you’ll step through an enchanted mirror that magically transports you to Beast’s library for an interactive storytelling session with Belle.

Just across the way is the brand new Storybook Circus, where we’re doubling the fun by adding another carousel to Dumbo the Flying Elephant. While you wait to board this Fantasyland favorite, you’ll have a chance to join the circus and step inside the Big Top for fun-filled interactive experiences for kids of all ages. Alongside Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the existing Barnstormer is getting a new look as well, featuring Goofy as The Great Goofini. This exciting attraction will take you on a twisting, turning, daredevil, roller coaster “flight” high above the circus fun.

As with any project of this scale, we’ve also continued to look for additional ways to surprise and delight our guests and I think you’ll be pleased. One opportunity we’re especially excited about is the chance to tell Snow White’s story in a fresh new way. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will take you on a rollicking, musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The coaster will feature a first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back and forth as they whisk along the track. The journey will be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.

Our other Disney princesses will also be getting a new home (actually, they prefer to call it a castle) in the all new Princess Fairytale Hall. Aurora, Cinderella and other Disney princesses, such as Tiana and Rapunzel, will greet you in an elegant royal court at the location where Snow White’s Scary Adventures is today. This new experience will be in place of some of the earlier plans we shared regarding opportunities to interact with your favorite princesses.

And Tinker Bell and her fairy friends will be joining the cast at Epcot where they will have special roles bringing the flora and fauna to life during the Flower and Garden Festival.

The New Fantasyland will be constructed in phases with most new experiences open by 2013. We look forward to sharing more with you as our work progresses.

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Friday, 14 January 2011

Wild Wadi Waterpark Opens the World's First ProSlide BowlingALLEY™ & TantrumALLEY™ Complex

Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai opens the Hottest new Water Ride Complex in the World, including the World's First ProSlide BowlingALLEY™ & the World's Longest TantrumALLEY™! The Grand Opening of Wild Wadi's massive expansion was on 11/01/11 at 11am and was packed with people ready to experience the most exciting new water rides in the World! Wild Wadi's "Burj Surj" (ProSlide BowlingALLEY™) & "Tantrum Alley" (ProSlide TantrumALLEY™) are a huge hit!

The bar has been set high with this amazing expansion! Wild Wadi's "Tantrum Alley" is the only one in the World with three funnels, two open & one enclosed, and it spans a record-breaking 820 feet (250m) long. With over 8500 gallons of water per minute pumping through this high intensity water ride, the ProSlide TantrumALLEY™ at Wild Wadi has everyone coming back for more! Riders in 4-Man CLOVERleaf™ tubes experience an overall drop of over 65 feet from top to bottom and feel the exhilaration of the high speed inrun and the heights of the gravity defying funnels three times in a row!

The World's first BowlingALLEY™ at Wild Wadi is setting records of its own! As the only water ride in the World with back-to-back BOWLS™, the "Burj Surj" features two 40 foot diameter BOWLS™ that have riders in 4 to 5-Man Rafts experiencing the thrills of our award- winning BehemothBOWL™ two times at thrilling speeds! The fully enclosed tunnels between BOWLS™ give riders an experience like no other! At over 775 feet (236m) long, the brand-new "Burj Surj" has double the fun & double the thrills for the whole family!

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Thursday, 6 January 2011

ProSlide Starts off 2011 with Two World-Class Project Openings!

ProSlide starts the New Year off right with two World-Class waterparks debuting their new ProSlide water rides and attractions! Parque Recreativo Piscilago in Melgar, Colombia opened South America's first ProSlide RideHOUSE™ & The Time Capsule in North Lanarkshire, Scotland debuted Europe's first ProSlide TANTRUM™!

The brand-new ProSlide RideHOUSE™ multi-level family Ride 'n Play structure at Parque Recreativo Piscilago is packed with watery fun, tons of water cannons, active water sprays, and a High Volume Tipping Bucket covers everyone in it's path! The RideHOUSE™ at Parque Recreativo Piscilago also features four exciting RideHOUSE™ versions of our award-winning slides. The two RideHOUSE DECKtops™, RideHOUSE GangSlide™ & RideHOUSE Tunnel TWISTER™ are huge hits with kids of all ages!

The Time Capsule in North Lanarkshire, Scotland has opened their brand-new expansion which includes the high-intensity ProSlide TANTRUM™! The first of its kind in Scotland! From the exhilaration of the high speed in-run, to the heights of the breathtaking funnel, to the 2-Man WhirlyWHEEL™ & 4-Man CLOVERleaf™ face-to-face tubing technology, everything about this ride literally screams family excitement!

To plan your trip to see the new ProSlide RideHOUSE™ at Parque Recreativo Piscilago, go to:! Going to Scotland? Check out to ride Scotland's only TANTRUM™ at The Time Capsule!

To find out more about the World's Best Water Rides visit or contact a ProSlide Team Member now!

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Saturday, 1 January 2011

Dreamworld Offers a Cinema Experience Like No Other

In January Dreamworld launched a brand new cinema experience to become the Gold Coast’s newest evening movie theatre location and to create a popular entertainment spot for theme park guests during the day.

The all new 315 seat cinema features a high tech digital projection system which shows movies in RealD 3D and 2D on a massive 21m wide screen, one of the largest in the region. The theatre upgrade also includes new ultra-comfortable cinema seating.

Set inside the themepark, locals and visitors can enjoy a movie experience with a difference when they visit the Dreamworld Cinema for evening movie sessions. Showing a selection of the latest 2D and 3D films throughout the year, the Dreamworld Cinema is one of the best value cinemas on the Gold Coast to catch a blockbuster.

For 3D films adults will pay just $15 and $12 for children, and for 2D films it’s $12 for adults and $9 for kids. Dreamworld annual pass holders will be entitled to adults at kids prices.

For daytime Dreamworld guests there are two movie options. Escape the summer sun and enjoy a refreshing beverage and light snack in air-conditioned comfort while watching the current full length feature film for just $12 on top of Dreamworld entry for both adults and children.

Alternatively, the Dreamworld Cinema is a welcome location for guests looking to take a moment out of their themepark day to sit down and relax. Throughout the day a 3D short film will draw guests into a fun, make-believe journey.