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Premise of the thread is simple, see something interesting that related to fun but doesn't really need it's own thread.

I'll start it. For the steam punk fans, a mall in Quebec City is calling out for you.

https://blooloop.com/news/mega-parc-quebec-relaunch/


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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 05:36:43 PM »
Love the corkscrew station fly through on this new Vekoma in Poland.



Rest of the theming is good too. European Parks are really stepping up the theming game across the board.

Ride looks fun

https://youtu.be/PirWokrT0No

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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 06:33:01 PM »
Anyone catch the news that a Margaritaville is coming to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri? It will surely be a major change for the lakefront. Any thoughts?

http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20170713/tan-tar-a-resort-being-rebranded-as-margaritaville-after-being-acquired-by-investment-firm
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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:07:19 PM »
Anyone catch the news that a Margaritaville is coming to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri? It will surely be a major change for the lakefront. Any thoughts?

http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20170713/tan-tar-a-resort-being-rebranded-as-margaritaville-after-being-acquired-by-investment-firm

We bit on the third day incentives to sit through a time share pitch at Wyndam Governer's Green in Williamsburg(very nice by the way) and they were pimp g the Margaritavilla resort under construction in Orlando, It's going to be nice.

It is a shame it's not Branson . Every time I cruise by The .Grand, I think The Island at Pigeon Forge with the Margaritaville hotel.

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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 09:21:52 PM »
It's not being acquired - it's going to be a partnership.  The renovations to the guest rooms will begin immediately but the hotel will not be officially rebranded as "Tan-Tar-A, a Margaritaville Resort" until March 2019. 

Considering so many teacher conferences are held at TTA it will be interesting to see if that changes as I am sure some districts might not be too keen on sending their employees to a resort called Margaritaville.  Me, I work at a Catholic school.  No problem there. ;)
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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 10:27:51 PM »
It's not being acquired - it's going to be a partnership.  The renovations to the guest rooms will begin immediately but the hotel will not be officially rebranded as "Tan-Tar-A, a Margaritaville Resort" until March 2019. 

Considering so many teacher conferences are held at TTA it will be interesting to see if that changes as I am sure some districts might not be too keen on sending their employees to a resort called Margaritaville.  Me, I work at a Catholic school.  No problem there. ;)

Not just teacher conferences.  Missouri high school state archery tournament is there as well, along with other events for high school students.  Not sure that change will go over so well there.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 11:08:49 PM »
Well the resort has needed upgrades for awhile so I'm all for this. The food will definitely become a lot better.  I like that they're addressing the parking issues too.  Sounds like a new parking garage will be added up by the Racquet Club
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 10:47:15 AM »
Swoosh, can you link to an article where you are getting this information?
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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 10:52:20 AM »
More details on the Star War Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney Studio

https://youtu.be/0b16Qe8svwY




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Re: New rides, ideas and entertainment development that catch your fancy
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 05:46:20 PM »
More details on the Star War Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney Studio

https://youtu.be/0b16Qe8svwY

This looks simply amazing. The level of immersion looks like it will definitely be on par with the WWOHP. I can't even begin to fathom the amount of money Disney is going to make off of these new lands. I've heard rumors of a Star Wars themed hotel to be placed near DHS as well, with rates nearing $1,000/night. I can't imagine paying that much for a hotel but I know there are major Star Wars and Disney enthusiasts who wouldn't hesitate.

Swoosh, can you link to an article where you are getting this information?

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http://krcgtv.com/news/local/tan-tar-a-resort-rebranded-to-margaritaville

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http://www.lakeexpo.com/boating/the_lake/tan-tar-a-resort-sold-to-be-rebranded-as-margaritaville/article_675e13c8-6781-11e7-9704-4b706796fbc0.html

Thanks. I like how the Tan-Tar-A name will remain. But as everyone else has said, I think the Margaritaville name will detract from several organizations wanting to hold their conferences at the resort.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 09:45:46 AM »
https://ohmy.disney.com/news/2017/07/15/all-of-the-things-we-learned-at-the-disney-parks-panel-at-d23-expo/?cmp=smc%7C983268028

Link to all the Disney Parks announcements at D23 Expo. I would love to visit Galaxy's Edge in 2019 when it opens, however, I think the crowds will be insane and I will get more bang for my buck in 2021 when all the 50th anniversary enhancements are made. So, I really need to start saving up for the 50th anniversary trip in 2021. After years of nothing but stagnation, it's great to see that Disney is finally investing in the US parks again. So many cool things they just announced!
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 12:33:32 PM »
Well it's not like Disney had a choice anymore Universal has been kicking their tails for several years now.  I don't think it's any coincidence that as soon as the new HP ride featuring a launched coaster using motorbikes like Hagrid's gets leaked that the TRON coaster gets confirmed.   
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 12:37:07 PM »
^Completely agree that Universal is the cause behind all the improvements at WDW. I think the competition between the two resorts is a great thing and the fans can only benefit.
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 07:36:00 PM »
https://ohmy.disney.com/news/2017/07/15/all-of-the-things-we-learned-at-the-disney-parks-panel-at-d23-expo/?cmp=smc%7C983268028

Link to all the Disney Parks announcements at D23 Expo. I would love to visit Galaxy's Edge in 2019 when it opens, however, I think the crowds will be insane and I will get more bang for my buck in 2021 when all the 50th anniversary enhancements are made. So, I really need to start saving up for the 50th anniversary trip in 2021. After years of nothing but stagnation, it's great to see that Disney is finally investing in the US parks again. So many cool things they just announced!

The good news is that both Star Wars Lands (Disneyland and Studios) have the same attractions and will open within 6 months of each other. The hotel at Studios will come a bit later.