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Gardaland’s ‘Jumanji – The Adventure’ Ride Launching in 2022

Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.

Seaworld Headline News

SeaWorld Developing Two New Animated Series

SeaWorld unveils two new animated properties in development, A U.S. version of France’s popular ‘The Jungle Bunch,’ franchise, and an untitled preschool property in partnership with Little Airplane Productions.

Disney Headline News

Avatar Invades Disney Theme Parks

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:48am

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, James Cameron's Lightstorm Ent. and 20th Century Fox have made a deal to create AVATAR rides at Disney theme parks, reports Variety.

Parks Headline News

Spielberg Sweetens Consulting Deal With Universal Theme Parks

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:10am

Steven Spielberg, a longtime creative consultant for Universal Studios' theme parks, has inked an exclusive agreement that extends his deal and keeps him from developing new attractions for Disney, where DreamWorks is now based, Variety reports.

Parks Headline News

Disney Cuts 11 Percent of Theme Park Staff, Mostly Managers

The Walt Disney Company announced Friday it will cut 1,900 jobs at its Anaheim, Calif. and Orlando, Fla.-based theme parks, per VARIETY.

Some were direct layoffs and some were positions that will not be filled, affecting mostly managers and salaried employees, not workers in the parks. Among the cuts were 50 executives who accepted a voluntary buyout offered to about 600 people.

Parks Headline News

The HD World Premiere of South Park's Imaginationland On DirectTV

For the first time ever, SOUTH PARK will be broadcast on television in HD when SOUTH PARK'S IMAGINATIONLAND premieres on DIRECTV's The 101 Network tonight at midnight.

DIRECTV will be the exclusive home of the feature-length, director's cut from May 30-May 31. The instant classic IMAGINATIONLAND trilogy originally aired on Comedy Central last fall, setting ratings records for the all-comedy network.

Parks Headline News

HIT Taps RES, ARC for Parks

HIT Ent. has announced two key partnerships in the development of its Theme Parks and Attractions business worldwide. U.S.-based Ride Entertainment Systems ("RES") has been appointed as strategic development partner for North America and Amusement Rides Consultants ("ARC"), based in The Netherlands, has been appointed as partner for the rest of the world.

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Parks Awarded Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar

Peter D. Parks, one of the industry's foremost microphotographers, has been voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Oscar statuette will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on Feb. 14, 2004 at The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.