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  1. NEWS: Universal building new children's theme park in Frisco, TX

    Universal Kids Resort! New concept art!
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  2. Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 77

    p. 77 - Fantasy Springs at TDS opening on June 6th, 2024!
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  4. Asia Park, Danang Vietnam TR

    The place Hard Rock rides go to die
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  5. SoCal Trip Planning

    Help me plan a trip around Southern California parks!
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  6. The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 35

    p. 34 - Bobcat wooden coaster announced for 2024!
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  7. Bert gets his Viking on with the TPR 2023 Scandi Tour (no Pillaging, but some Humping occured) 1 2 3

    Day 10, June 12th now updated: Massive update from full day at Legoland Billund. lots and lots of pics from this fantastic park.
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  9. Six Flags [FUN] Corporate Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 94

    p. 91: Six Flags and Cedar Fair to enter "merger of equals" agreement, company will still be called "Six Flags"
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  10. Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 51

    2024 Playland Season Pass Now on Sale! And the New Coaster's Name is .....
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  11. Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 2031

    p. 2030 - Top Thrill 2 announced!
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  12. Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 53

    p. 53 - Symphony of Color drone show and daytime parade announced!
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  13. Happy Valley Shenzen S&S "Bullet Coaster" Accident

    Accident on S&S Launched Coaster at Happy Valley Shenzen
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  14. Chuck’s Saga of Theme Park Review’s 2023 Scandinavian Trip 1 2 3

    UPDATE, November 11: Grona Lund (p. 3)
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  15. Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 832

    p. 832: Camp Snoopy announced for 2024!
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  16. Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 467

    P. 467: Media Town Hall Report
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  17. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 201

    p. 201 - Iron Menace announced for 2024!
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  18. SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 61

    p. 61: Jewels of the Sea Jellyfish Experience coming in 2024!
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  19. Carowinds Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 417

    P. 417 - Fury back open now with 100% less crack!
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  20. Shanghai Disney Resort Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 45

    p. 45: New Zootopia details!
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  21. Disneyland Resort (DL, DLR, DCA) Discussion Thread 1 2 3 4 393

    p. 393 - Pixar Place Hotel transformation will be completed on January 30th, 2024!
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  22. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread) 1 2 3 4 376

    p. 375: Phoenix Rising family inverted coaster announced for 2024!
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    p. 276: Penguin Trek family coaster announced!
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    • I wonder if the parts are compatible. 
    • Universal has released new information and concept art for their new resort in Texas - now called Universal Kids Resort! https://corporate.universaldestinationsandexperiences.com/universal-destinations-amp-experiences-creates-first-ever-theme-park-concept-for-families-with-young-children-universal-kids-resort/ Today, Universal Destinations & Experiences, a division of Comcast NBCUniversal, officially introduces Universal Kids Resort – the company’s first-ever theme park designed specifically for families with young children. Located in Frisco, Texas and first announced earlier this year, this imaginative, original resort brings the company’s innovative style of storytelling to a new, younger audience.  Universal Kids Resort will include a theme park featuring immersive themed lands that celebrate Universal’s iconic brand of entertainment, humor and fun – bringing to life its beloved characters and stories in ways that will wow the youngest theme park goers.  It will feature family-friendly attractions, interactive and playful shows, unique merchandise, fun food and beverage venues and character meet and greets. The resort area will also include a 300-room themed hotel giving families a place to stay and to play following their day of adventure.  “Universal Kids Resort will inspire the unbridled creativity of kids through imagination, discovery and most importantly – play,” said Molly Murphy, President, Universal Creative. “We’re designing the resort so kids and families can feel the thrill of being physically immersed in their most beloved stories and characters.”  Set in lush green landscape with a distinctive look, feel and scale specifically for younger kids, the park will deliver the quality the Universal brand is known for worldwide.  Progress on the new concept is well underway following a groundbreaking in November. Universal Kids Resort will drive immediate economic impact for the region, creating thousands of jobs including more than 2,500 new construction jobs. Throughout the project, the company will remain focused on ensuring the resort adds value and positively serves the community. 
    • I just found an overhead photo posted, showing the footprint of the new Space Mountain, and how far back it will be, from it's first spot, etc. Looks a bit bigger than the original footprint so ...... maybe an add-on bldg, behind the mountain itself, to house a Guardians-like attraction, maybe? ^ Like you suggested. 🙂 Thanks to whoever took this shot.
    • iPhone 14 on iOS 17.1.2 Safari, Chrome, and Firefox  Thumbnail on the first video only   Once i tap play on the others, the thumbnail shows    
    • iPhone 11 Pro - thumbnail on the first video only. 
    • That Dragon Bridge looks awesome! And it shoots fire and water? What could be better than that?! 😋 Great TR on the park, and what you did ride, etc.
    • LAX will not be too bad flying in since you are staying in Los Angeles but could be a long trip up the 405 freeway from OC on a Monday if you travel any time close to rush hour.  The airport is mostly just old and has horrible traffic on holidays but otherwise is not terrible.  Monday morning traffic from Magic Mountain to Universal will take about an hour to an hour and a half depending on when you leave since you are commuting into Los Angeles.   The Disneyland / DCA Anaheim area shuttle was a mess last spring break in 2023, so I hope it has improved.  We ended up walking because we couldn't get the app to work right and the shutlles were on demand most of the day and not running on a schedule.  We ended up with over 15,000 steps per day and neither park is that large.  I wish we didn't stay up at Ball and Disney Drive which was about a mile walk to the main gates. The skip the line will be a good choice at Magic Mountain as it will be the hotest park at around 100 degress in late July.  It is also the largest park so you might be tired after Saturday.   Beach Blvd in front of Knott's can be a little sketchy at night so don't bring someone afraid of homeless people or drug addicts wandering around.  You will also get that off property at Universal and Disney so don't be wearing any expensive jewelry or watches.  
    • I second trying to get a flight from Burbank if possible.  The problem is price and times can really be a crapshot.  But location-wise, it'd be ideal.  SNA isn't really near anything except Disney. I've stayed at the Quality Inn near Knott's.  It's okay, but it would be a pretty long walk to Knotts.  The on-site hotel would be easier, and it is being upgraded. I've never stayed at a hotel near USH, but there are quite a few of them around, and most should be fine.  While I haven't stayed there myself, I've heard nice things about the Beverly Garland hotel.  I believe it has a shuttle to the park, and the on site restaurant The Front Yard is surprisingly good and great atmosphere (though expensive). Needing two days at Knotts depends on how involved you want to get.  If you're just interested in rides, one day should be enough.  If you also want to dig into shows and food (especially if there's an event going on like the Boysenberry Festival), you may need that extra day.
    • You absolutely do not need two days at Knott's.
    • In December of 2021 I hit SFMM and KBF in one trip; here are some of my observations/suggestions: -I flew in and out of Burbank International Airport (BUR) for substantially less money than flying into or out of LAX, via Southwest.  Yes, flight times are limited by comparison, but what they had available worked for me.  Rental car prices were also substantially cheaper at that airport. -With Flash Pass Platinum, I would imagine you will only need one day at SFMM.  I agree with two days at KBF though, especially if you plan on taking in all of the non-ride things to do there. -Don't forget to check out the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park while you're in the area.  Only one credit, a so-bad-it's-good Morgan micro-hyper (full scale track and trains but a tiny kiddie coaster layout), but the park has historic value and also plenty of nice dining options in the area.  -If you're a credit whore, there's also a few credits to be had at nearby Castle Park, John's Incredible Pizza, Live Oak Canyon Farm, and Apline Slide at Magic Mountain, the latter of which has an honest-to-satan real Apline Slide along with their mountain coaster. -Since you're only doing the LA-area parks (and ignoring the true SoCal parks down near San Diego), I'd honestly get one hotel that is centrally located for the entire time - this will give you a little more flexibility without having to work your schedule around check-in/out times.  When I did the trip, I stayed at a mom-n-pop hotel that was in walking distance to the beach and dining/nightlife options. -Double whatever your expected fuel budget is.
    • So I'm planning a trip to Southern California for mid-late July and would like some advice on the matter. This would be my first time in the area. The basic itinerary at the moment is as follows: Friday: Fly to LA, see a Dodgers game, drive to Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday/Sunday: SFMM. The plan is to get Flash Pass the Saturday only. Monday: Universal Studios Hollywood Tuesday/Wednesday: Knotts Berry Farm Thursday-Sunday: Disneyland Resort (2 full at Disneyland, 1.5 at DCA with the other half going to an Angels game) Monday: Fly home to Minneapolis.   I know LAX can be a bitch to deal with, but right now flying there is $300 cheaper than SNA. I also like the flight times better at LAX. Rental car prices are about the same. Is it still worth it to fly into SNA, or is there another airport to look into? For Sunday night, I was looking into a hotel closer to Universal, but the best options don’t have a lot of parking available. Is it still worth it to stay closer, or should I stay the extra night near SFMM? For KBF, I'm thinking about staying at their onsite hotel for the convenience. I also am looking at the Quality Inn about a half mile north of the park. Is the convenience worth the extra cost? For Disney, I’m looking into their partner hotel deals. As long as it has a shuttle to the park, I’ll consider it. Any that are NOT recommended? For Time/Money, not really planning on doing any other Hollywood touristy things this trip. Only Line-Skip service I’ll look into is Flash Pass for the SFMM Saturday only due to budget. More park-specific questions will be posted in their respective threads closer to the trip. Any other tips would be appreciated.
    • and here is the swag from Legoland (minus a few gifts I had bought for people, which I gave out before I took pics) Magnet:   T-shirt:   and. . . Bananaman!!!
    • I'm wearing it in some pics. . but I can't believe I forgot to show my crown among my Farup swag:  
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