September 20, 2020

Park Life: Disneyland delays Runaway Railway and daredevils dangle from Six Flags tower

When will Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway open at Disneyland? How did police catch the suspects who allegedly scaled Magic Mountain’s 30-story tower? What could changes at Tokyo Disney mean for Disneyland? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter.

Runaway Railway

Disneyland delays the debut of the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway as vertical construction begins on the trackless dark ride project.

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The Sky Tower looms over Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. (Courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain)Dangerous Prank

A pair of daredevils dangled off the ledge of the 300-foot-tall Six Flags Magic Mountain observation tower and posted video of the incident to social media.

Concept art for the “Beauty and the Beast” attraction planned for Tokyo Disneyland. (Photo Courtesy, The Walt Disney Company)What’s Next

What Tokyo Disney changes could mean for Disneyland. Plus: Are California theme parks too risky to reopen?

Concept art of the Marvel super hero live action show depicts Captain America and Black Widow performing stunts along the rooftops of Avengers Campus. (Courtesy of Disney)Avengers Assemble

Disney California Adventure is looking for stunt people to play Black Widow, Captain America and Black Panther in a new Marvel superhero live action show.

A galactic credit – which is actually a metal coin that is an $100 Disney gift card – is available at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, June 3, 2019. Each MRE includes; Lemon candies, cheddar crackers, peanut butter pretzels, pretzel rods, honey roasted peanuts, chocolate flavored cereal, orange jelly beans, mints and french burnt peanuts for $24.99. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Making Money

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Expect long lines for the new metal Batuuan Spira gift card that doubles as ancient currency in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Tweets of the Week

The cancelation of the IAAPA Expo 2020 has the potential to put a crimp in the pipeline of new rides and attractions coming to theme parks around the world for years to come.

— Brady MacDonald (@bmacdonald) September 4, 2020

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment moves “certain park and corporate personnel from a furloughed status to a permanent layoff,” resulting in $3 million in employee severance costs, according to a SEC filing. @SeaWorld had put 90% of its employees on furlough in March.

— Brady MacDonald (@bmacdonald) September 4, 2020

“Our staff have had verbal and physical abuse, they have been spat at and coughed at,” says Ross Snipp, manager of the UK’s Flamingo Land about mandatory mask policy.

— Brady MacDonald (@bmacdonald) September 4, 2020

Mask opponents are diminishing at Connecticut’s @quassyamusement: “The pushback is diminishing,” says co-owner George Frantzis. “We still get a few everyday who don’t believe in it.” From @PittsburghPG

— Brady MacDonald (@bmacdonald) September 7, 2020

In Orlando, two thirds of …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News


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