Attractions news 27.06.20: Splash Mountain rethemed for Princess Tiana | Reopenings | Disney Park Pass

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Walt Disney World releases more information about Disney Park Pass; Genting SkyWorlds opening delayed; VinWonders Vu Yen construction starts; Disneyland reopening delayed; Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney reopen dates; Swedish theme parks barred from reopening; Splash Mountain retheming; Tayto Park approval for two new rollercoasters; Museum of London plans approved; Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum issues RFQ review; Floriade Expo 2022 will continue; England attraction to reopen from July 4…

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Theme parks

Artist design of new rollercoasters at Tayto Park

Tayto Park

Walt Disney World Resort has released more information about the Disney Park Pass System. As part of this, park hopping has been suspended, and from 2021 resort hotel guests will no longer receive free MagicBands.

Genting Malaysia Bhd has renamed its new outdoor theme park Genting SkyWorlds and delayed the opening to Q2 2021.

More Disney parks have announced reopening dates. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are reopening on July 1. Disneyland Paris resort will begin a phased reopening from July 15. Both parks will implement new health and safety precautions, such as reduced capacity and increased sanitisation.

However, Disneyland Resort has delayed its reopening beyond July 17 as the State of California will not release theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. This would not give the company enough time to reopen by July 17.

Work has started on Vietnam’s largest theme park, VinWonders Vu Yen. The $1 billion theme park from Vingroup will include six indoor and outdoor zones, with an outdoor water park, retail and dining locations.

Theme parks in Sweden have been barred from reopening this summer as the government confirmed they will not be exempt from the ban of gatherings of more than 50 people.

Elpitiya Plantations PLC has partnered with Sim Leisure Group to develop and operate ESCAPE Galle in Sri Lanka.

Splash Mountain is being rethemed to a ‘Princess and the Frog’ themed ride. Guests will follow Princess Tiana as she gets ready for a Mardi Gras celebration.

Tayto Park has received permission to build two new steel rollercoasters. The €15 million investment will begin construction in 2021, ready to open in 2023.

Museums

aerial shot of new Museum of London

Museum of London

The plans for the £300 million new Museum of London site at West Smithfield have been approved by The City Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee.

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Hotel will issue an RFQ review of Architectural and Interior design firms in July, and has announced that it has delayed breaking ground because of the impact of COVID-19.

The Louvre museum plans to update its collections as part of a “cultural democratisation” before the Olympics in Paris.

The National Museum Directors’ Council has released good practice reopening guidelines. These guidelines aim to support UK museums and galleries as they begin to reopen from July 4.

Attractions

Floriade Food Forum pavillion design

Floriade Expo 2022

Preparations for the Floriade Expo 2022 World Horticultural Expo are continuing despite concerns about the effect COVID-19 would have on it. The Expo will take place in Almere in the Netherlands from April 14 to October 9 2022.

Attractions in England will be able to reopen from July 4 according to new Government rules. Theme parks, cinemas and museums will all be able to open their doors as long as they implement safety measures.

Merlin Entertainments has confirmed that their attractions in England will reopen from July 4. This includes theme parks such as Alton Towers, as well as SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussauds.