Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mobile Zoo in Alabama Closes


A judge with the USDA in Alabama ordered the zoo to close and have all animals removed by Jan. 1, 2017.  The zoo was accused of failing to provide adequate veterinary care and housing in accordance with federal rules and regulations.  It was left up to the zoo to decide what to do with the animals, the only rule being the zoo is not allowed to open to the public.

The zoo had 46 animals, down from 72 it listed in 2010.  Mobile Zoo opened in 1994 and was besieged by complaints over the last many years.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Shanghai Disney is now Open!


After five years of waiting and $5.5 Billion, Disney's Shanghai Resort is finally officially open.  The resort is made up of Disneyland, Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and two hotels (Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel) over nearly 4 square kilometers.

The new park is the largest international park and includes many technological advances including revamps to many favorite rides, although some are missing.  One example are the magnetically controlled boats in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.  The magnets allow the boats to spin or change direction to go backwards so visitors can have better views of the new animatronics.

The Storybook Castle is now the tallest and most interactive castle in any Disney park and includes restaurants and a salon for kids.

Disney Updates Wildlife Signs Around It's Resorts


A few days after a young boy died by drowning caused by an alligator in one of it's resorts, Disney is in the process of updating signs to show danger by snakes and alligators.  Along with the signs, temporary barriers are being constructed on their beaches, while it works on a more permanent solution.  

Source: CNN

Friday, July 24, 2015

Park Profile - Adventureland (Dothan, Alabama)



Park Name:
Adventureland Theme Park

Hours of Operation: (July & August 2015)
Sunday: Noon - 11pm
Monday thru Thursday: 10am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 11:30pm

Rides & Attractions:
Go Karts
Bumper Boats
Arcade
Batting Cages
Mini Golf
Adventure Boat Ride

Refreshments: Yes
Lockers: No

Location:
3738 West Main Street (Hwy. 84 West)
Dothan, Alabama 36305

Phone Number: 
334-793-9100

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Six Flags over Georgia: The Joker Chaos Coaster



For 2015 Six Flags over Georgia will add a new coaster named The Joker Chaos Coaster.  The new coaster will hold 20 riders, shooting them over 7 stories high and move forward and backward through many loops.  At one point, you will be held upside down 72 feet in the air before shooting through more loops.

Source: Six Flags

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Robot Land in South Korea

Themeparx did a great write up for on again off again on again Robot Land in South Korea.  Read more about it HERE.  We think it's a great idea for a park, and will probably thrive if marketed correctly.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Disney's Avatar Park Expansion

Disney has announced it plans to build an expansion that will be themed after Pandora of the wildly popular Avatar Movie.  With 3 more sequels plans and in development, this franchise looks to be a huge cash generator for Disney going into the future. Hit the link below for images and more details!

Source: Entertainment Weekly