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The Future of Theme Parks

While Disney theme parks are the “utopia” of all theme parks, they were not the first to come on scene. In fact, the very first theme park has its origin in the 1500’s. The following infographic reveals some very interesting historical facts about theme parks and even looks into what the future holds for theme parks.

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13 of America’s Best Haunted Houses (2011 Edition)

While I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, I love haunted houses. The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is my all-time favorite haunted house of course, however the Halloween season brings us some of the scariest places even imagined. Hauntworld.com has put together their list of the top 13 haunted houses in America. In addition to the list, we thought we’d include video footage from each of these scary places. So sit back, and get ready to be frightened!

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13 of America’s Best Haunted Houses

I love some of the things that go along with Halloween – scary movies and Halloween candy to name a couple. But my all time favorite thing about this eerie holiday – haunted houses. And while Disney does the best haunted house as an attraction suitable for both children and adults, there are many haunted houses that pop up around this time of the year that are not for the faint of heart. Read on to discover thirteen haunted houses you will not want to miss.

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Knott’s Berry Farm Reveals 2010 Halloween Haunt Mazes

Knotts Berry Farm, also known as “Knotts Scary Farm” around Halloween, will unveil three new haunted mazes during their 38th annual Halloween Haunt. The goulish festivities will take place on Wednesday through Sunday nights from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31 (except for Sept. 29). More details inside!

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Knott’s Berry Farm Unveils New Mazes for Halloween Haunt 2009

Knott’s Berry Farm, famous for the Halloween Haunts held every September/October where the park literally becomes haunted, will unveil four new mazes for their 2009 season. The granddaddy of Halloween events will feature 13 mazes in all scattered throughout the park, with construction currently underway in backstage areas.

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Hard Rock Park To Reopen By Memorial Day With New Owners

After learning that Hard Rock Park, the rock n’ roll themed amusement park named after the popular restaurant chain, would close it doors forever, it seems as if the park has found a buyer. A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of the park for $25 million to FPI MB Entertainment. They plan to reopen the park by Memorial Day.

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Fox Picks Up “Chronicles of Narnia” Movie Series

Although not really “Disney” news any longer, I thought I post the announcement here that Twentieth Century Fox has agreed to co-finance the third movie in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series. Just before Christmas, Disney had decided to no longer partner with Walden Media in the making of the next film in the series – “Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” as well as any future films.

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Hard Rock Park Signals That It Will Close For Good

Failing to find a buyer in a recent quest to find a buyer to take over the failing Hard Rock theme park, owners asked a Delaware bankruptcy court Friday for permission to liquidate, signaling once and for all that it will not be able to reopen.

The park, which said it was worth $400 million when it opened in April, was unable to attract any bidders willing to pay at least $35 million for the park at a December 15 auction, according to court documents. This after Hard Rock Park had closed and filed for bankruptcy protection in September.

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Cedar Fair’s Expansion Plans for 2009

Cedar Fair, the company that owns and operates some of the greatest amusement parks in the world including Knotts Berry Farm and the roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point, has announced $62 million in new attractions, roller coasters and family rides to...

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces New Woodie

Okay I admit that I may opt from time to time to write about news happening in other amusement parks besides Disney, especially if I have personally visited the park. This is one of those times so if you are in a monogamous relationship to Disney parks and Disney...

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