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This Massive New Shopping Mall Is Home To A Water Park And A Nickelodeon Theme Park We're already surfing for plane tickets to get us to a giant new mall opening in New Jersey. American Dream Meadowlands Mall is the name of this gloriously large center of shopping and entertainment. It is certainly worth traveling for - it covers 3 million square feet and includes a 16-acre amusement park, a water park and shopping.

Alton Towers incident as air ambulance lands at theme park after visitor falls ill Alton Towers, situated in Staffordshire, is telling visitors at the park to stay away from the grass area. It is not yet clear what the nature of the incident is. The amusement park is operated by Merlin and includes a theme park, water park, spa, mini golf and hotel complex.

First look inside huge £37m theme park opening an hour's drive away in 2020 Gulliver's Valley will eventually be home to more than 70 rides and other attractions, including a giant two-storey indoor theme park hub with a ground size equivalent to 22 tennis courts.

Review & Photos: 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Walt Disney World's first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of 2019 kicked off over the weekend, and I was in Magic Kingdom for the festivities. In this event recap, I'll share photos of the new fireworks, parade floats, attraction overlays. I'll also share thoughts on MNSSHP, review the experience, and more.

Disney Doodle: Sally Explores Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returned to Magic Kingdom Park over the weekend - and it's this popular guest event that's the topic of today's Disney Doodle by artist Ashley Taylor. According to Ashley, the party would be a must-do for this longtime resident of Halloweentown.

Let’s Boo This! Halloween Kicks Off at Walt Disney World Resort While we were concepting the "Let's Boo This" campaign for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, we wanted to showcase a popular makeup content creator to see if a few character looks from the party could be created. Our creative team and project manager suggested that Kay-lani had to be our first choice!

Maxx Force Review: A Force to be Reckoned With Those brave enough to take a spin on Maxx Force at Six Flags Great America are launched like specks of dust behind a can of compressed air from 0-78 mph in under two seconds. The coaster opened to the public in early July, and I finally made it to the park over the weekend to give it a try.

Paris, je t'aime: Our Family Getaway: Day 4 - Part 2: Jardin d'Acclimatation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Cruise on the Seine Having had our fill of art for the day, it was down to business for some fun of another kind! We'd made a deal that we'd do the Disney parks later in the trip and try an amusement park within the city for the freshly minted 10 year old's actual birthday.

Intercard brings cashless solutions to Theme Park Expo Vietnam - blooloop Intercard, cashless payment provider, will be attending Theme Park Expo Vietnam when it takes place in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, on the 21st – 22nd August.

Magic Kingdom Rides with the Longest and Shortest Lines Here are six Magic Kingdom attractions with the longest lines and six with the shortest. Image: DisneyI'm telling you right now that you need to get good at FastPasses. During peak park hours, more than 20 attractions will come with wait-times of 30 minutes or more.

Drop Everything and Have The Perfect Disney Vacation With These 8 Tips You just suddenly decide that you need a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Here are a few tips for planning a last-minute trip to Walt Disney World. Image: Alaska AirHow you travel to Walt Disney World is entirely up to you. Traveling by car or bus is usually cheaper, while flights are more convenient.

Everything We Know About Super Nintendo World With such a long history of crafting rich and delightful worlds that inspire players' imaginations, it was only a matter of time before the team at the helm of Nintendo found a way to give generations of fans a way to explore these worlds in real life.

Coney Island's Luna Park wants customers to name its new attractions, including a roller coaster BROOKLYN, NY If you have a knack for naming things, you could be part of Coney Island history. Luna Park, the seaside amusement park known for the Coney Island Cyclone and Steeplechase, has three…

Man, 20, suffers collapsed lung after 125mph Spanish rollercoaster ride SALOU, SPAIN An Irish tourist whose heart 'almost exploded' after he went on a 125mph Spanish roller coaster ride has recalled his terrifying brush with death. Kevin Perry suffered a collapsed lung…

New Happenings This Fall at Walt Disney World ORLANDO, FL It’s been an exciting year at Walt Disney World with so many changes and updates coming to the parks and resorts. There’s still so much to look forward to this fall with festivals,…

A giant inflatable theme park has opened near Bristol - but there's not long left to experience the fun This sounds seriously fun - but sadly no big kids.

Unlimited Halloween Party Admission with the Not So Scary Pass! Walt Disney World has introduced the new Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Pass, allowing access to unlimited special event nights for $299 plus tax. Well, technically "only" 35 nights-but this allows Party Passholders to attend every party night in August, September, October, and November except for October 31, 2019.

Thorpe Park Attractions Hello adventure lovers and welcome back to another post. Now as you guys probably know by now we have done a lot of thinking about Thorpe Park and have done many posts on it over the last few years…

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap - Grand Opening of NBA Experience, Bird's-Eye View of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and More… This week, we celebrated the grand opening of NBA Experience at Disney Springs and shared live coverage of the festivities right here on the Disney Parks Blog. If you missed it, check out the replay this weekend. In collaboration with the NBA, Walt Disney Imagineering developed NBA Experience as an immersive, interactive venue.

Pricing Out 2020 A Cedar Fair Season Pass Though it feels like the 2019 park season just started, we're quickly approaching the end of daily operation, and the regular season, making way for Halloween, winter events, and then, the dreaded off-season. As the season winds down, for many theme park enthusiasts, it's already time to start looking ahead to 2020.

9 Weird Features That Are MISSING at Some of Walt Disney World's Best Attractions Sometimes the real magic is in the details… Walt Disney World has always been famous for their attention to detail. From tiny Easter eggs on rides to immersive nuances in land scenery, Disney is great at highlighting the little things that make the Most Magical Place on Earth so captivating.

The 7 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World This Week And speaking of new ticket types, Walt Disney World is launching a brand new Mid-Day Magic ticket option for guests, which grants access to the parks after noon. Guests can purchase this ticket with several options including multi-day and park hopper.

Four Children Hospitalized After Roller Coaster Cars 'Failed to Stop' at Maryland Amusement Park OCEAN CITY, MD An incident on a roller coaster at Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City, Maryland, sent four children and one adult to the hospital Friday night. “Officers learned that one of…

Good News: Disney Dining Plan in Star Wars Land! Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge restaurants and dining spots in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World now accept the Disney Dining Plan!

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