Top 5 Stories of the Week: Disney’s AquaDuck, Legoland Illinois, & More

Posted November 9, 2009 by Joel in Uncategorized

Weekly T.P.S. Report>TPS Reports will resume in Spring 2010.

Every Monday, look for the Weekly TPS Report; a recap of the biggest news stories of last week. Let’s take a look what happened in the amusement industry last week:

#5 – Thorpe Park to Add “SAW Alive” Horror Maze in 2010
Building on the success of this year’s SAW – The Ride, UK theme park, Thorpe Park will add another SAW attraction in 2010. It’s described as a “year round live action horror maze.” Read more about SAW Alive: Haunted Attractions UK

#4 – Roller Coaster Supports Appear at Lagoon
Supports for a new roller coaster have appeared at Lagoon (Utah). All that is currently known is that the supports were not designed by Premier Rides as previously reported. Read the more and see pictures of the supports at: ScreamScape

#3 – Disney Dream Cruise Ship Will Boast a Water Coaster
Details of Disney’s new Dream cruise ship were recently announced. The cruise ship set to sail in 2011 will boast AquaDuck, a water coaster. Read the full story at:Disney Cruise, and watch the video below for a first look.

#2 – Ferrari’s Experience’s F1 Coaster Capable of 150 mph!
2010′s Ferrari Experience theme park in Abu Dhabi will be home to the new Intamin F1 Coaster reported to be capable of 150 mph which would make it the fastest roller coaster in the World. Read the full story: Wheels Blog at NYTimes

#1 – Legoland Looking at Illinois as Site for New Theme Park
A European company is in talks with Illinois officials to build a $200 million Legoland amusement park in the Glen Carbon area. Read the full story: STLtoday

What do you think of this week’s news stories? Leave a comment below.

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I'm a native of Virginia and I got my first taste of roller coasters at Kings Dominion. In 2006, I merged my interests for writing and roller coasters by creating The Coaster Critic's Blog. Later, I created a number of other sites and currently I run which includes the Theme Park Geekly community magazine.