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Epcot Forever and unnamed show about "inspiring Disney music" will replace Illuminations

Epcot Forever will start next summer, and the new show about a year after that.

SeaWorld Entertainment appears to overcome slump with new rides

The company is enjoying growth in revenue and attendance following a downturn.

Disney announces Star Wars attraction names, John Williams soundtrack

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Rise of the Resistance will anchor the new Star Wars areas.

Disney spending more on theme parks than Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm

The company has seen extraordinary demand at its global theme parks.

Disney parks chief talks about story telling roller coaster for Epcot Guardian's of the Galaxy ride

Each cab on this Vekoma roller coaster will be directed toward the action as it moves through the attraction.

Walt Disney World sets opening season for Skyliner gondola system for fall 2019

The system will connect Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and four hotels will be connected by the system.

Man apparently banned from Walt Disney World for holding up Trump sign in on-ride photo

The New York man was a passholder.

Parkitect computer game finally reaching v1.0 release after four years

The official release date is November 29.

Disney theme park income up 11% for the quarter compared to last year

Increase driven by rise in attendance and spending.

SeaWorld San Diego abandons plans for hotel

Interim chief says hotels may still be in the cards in the long term.

Joyland property sold at auction for $198,000

The 57-acre site closed in 2006.

Disney gets its anti-casino amendment in Florida

The amendment was passed by a voter approved amendment in this election.

Regional theme parks evolve with overnight stays

The new Legoland park in New York will open with a hotel.

IAAPA says "experience economy" pushes theme park spending up 5% to $44.8 billion last year

Annual growth of 6.5% expected through 2022.

SeaWorld Entertainment recovery continues with 10% boost in revenue and attendance over 3rd quarter last year

Also: Free beer is coming back next year.

Former Schlitterbahn operator Jeff Henry accused of drug and sex offenses

Judge set a new bond of $1 million.

Conneaut Lake Park finances improving, still not close to exiting bankruptcy

The 2014 filing had the park $2.9 million in debt, and that amount now sits at $1.3 million.

Wanda withdraws from theme park business, gradually abandoning entertainment

The company once boastful about beating Disney sells remaining theme park and film business.

Filings reveal infrastructure plans for 540 acre Universal Orlando plot

Comcast isn't yet saying what they will build on the land.

Cedar Fair announces results through third quarter, increases distribution

Preliminary results show 1% increase in net revenue through first ten months, with 1% increase in in-park per capita spending, 5% out-of-park.

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