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Have a yabba-dabba-doo time in your own Flintstones theme park

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If your modern Stone Age family is looking to relocate, you may want to consider Bedrock City. The entire town can be yours for 2 million clams.

ABC News reports the 43-year-old Flintstones-inspired Arizona theme park, located 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon, is being sold by its owner, who’s ready to retire.

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New Legoland Hotel is every kid’s (and many adults’) dream

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The Legoland Hotel officially opened Monday at Legoland Florida Resort, promptly ruining most other vacation getaways in the eyes of brick enthusiasts. And their children, of course. Sure.

The second Legoland hotel in the United States (the first opened in 2013 at Legoland California Resort, the 152-room structure introduces new features unique to the 150-acre Winter Haven, Florida, park: LEGO Friends-themed rooms, designed specifically to appeal to girls (that’s in addition to pirate, kingdom, adventure rooms), and a daily Master Model Builder Workshop, which allows guests to build alongside professional model makers.

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You still have time to visit Universal Japan’s ‘Attack on Titan’ attraction

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Universal Studios Japan has extended the run of its wildly popular “Universal Cool Japan” event, which includes Attack on Titan The Real,” to June 28.

Initially set to end on Sunday, the attractions — which also showcase Monster Hunter, Evangelion and Resident Evil – have helped the Osaka theme park boost attendance by about 200,000 people a month since the Jan. 23 debut of “Universal Cool Japan.”

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Nintendo is heading to Universal theme parks

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Nintendo will bring its video games characters and worlds to theme parks in a newly announced partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts.

Details are slim, but the agreement represents the latest effort by the video-game giant to expand its reach, and follows the announcement on Wednesday of the “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” attraction at Universal Orlando.

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Legoland California’s Death Star is fully armed and operational

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If this morning you felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices suddenly cried out in joy, it may be because Legoland California will officially unveil its massive model of the Death Star today.

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Don’t plan your trip to Spain’s Middle-earth theme park just yet

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A plan to build a J.R.R. Tolkien theme park in the Spanish coastal town of Rincón de la Victoria has attracted the all-seeing eye of Warner Bros.

Announced early this month by the town’s mayor, La Comarca (roughly, “The Shire”) was initially trumpeted as “a top-rated tourist attraction” based on the works of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author. However, with a budget of just $2 million, the 20-acre Shire seems like a pretty low-rent affair; y’know, a gift kiosk, a couple of carnival cutouts and a gaggle of prickly Hobbits to pose for photos and pick up trash.

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‘Attack on Titan’ attraction opens at Universal Studios Japan

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Although “Attack on Titan The Real” doesn’t officially open until Friday, Universal Studios Japan offered a special preview today of the attraction based on the blockbuster manga and anime.

The video below, from the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper’s MaiDiGi TV, captures the scale of the attraction’s centerpiece, the life-size — well, “life-size” — statue of the 49-foot Eren Titan fighting the 46-foot female Titan. You can also see another, more ground-level statue, that encourages visitors to pose for photos as they’re about to be devoured by the Smiling Titan from Hajime Isayama’s post-apocalyptic fantasy.

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‘One Piece’ amusement park to open in Tokyo in March

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Over the past 16 years, One Piece has planted its flag on publishing, animation, video games, fashion and even the kabuki stage. And by March, the Straw Hat Pirates will have conquered theme parks as well.

Announced in July, Tokyo One Piece Tower will open its doors March 13 in Tokyo Tower’s Foot Town, home to the Tokyo Aquarium, Tokyo Tower Wax Museum, stores, restaurants and more. Although there’s a One Piece-themed amusement park in Taiwan, this will be the first to open in Japan.

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Universal Japan’s ‘Attack on Titan’ attraction unveils new promo

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Universal Studios Japan has unleashed another teaser video for “Attack on Titan The Real” that’s every bit as unsettling as you’d expect from a theme park attraction based on a manga about flesh-eating giants. Which element is the most disturbing? You’ll have to decide for yourselves (I’m going for a toss-up between the image above and the shot of the girl with a broken neck).

Announced last month as part of a “Universal Cool Japan” limited event that also showcases Monster Hunter, Evangelion and Resident Evil, the Attack on Titan element will have at its center a statue of the 49-foot Eren Titan fighting the 46-foot female Titan, which are featured prominently in the video.

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U.K. theme park could boast ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Sherlock’ attractions

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A planned $3.14 billion U.K. theme park and resort could include attractions based on hit television series like Doctor Who and Sherlock through a new agreement with BBC Worldwide.

Developed by London Resort Company Holdings and supported by Paramount Pictures, the 900-acre London Paramount entertainment resort is set to open in 2020 in Dartford, southeast of London. It’s expected to attract 15 million visitors a year with its 2,000-seat theater, hotels and more than 50 rides and attractions, some of which will be inspired by such Paramount properties as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

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Universal Japan debuts teaser for ‘Attack on Titan’ attraction

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Universal Studios Japan has debuted a teaser video for Attack on Titan The Real,” the upcoming attraction based the blockbuster manga and anime.

Announced last month as part of a “Universal Cool Japan” limited event that also showcases Monster Hunter, Evangelion and Resident Evil, the Attack on Titan element will have at its center a statue of the 49-foot Eren Titan fighting the 46-foot female Titan.

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Shanghai Disney Resort will include ‘Toy Story’ hotel

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New concept art has debuted for the Shanghai Disney Resort, revealing plans for a Toy Story-themed hotel.

Released on Disney Insider, the images provide an overview of the resort, which will include a Magic Kingdom-style theme park, two hotels and a shopping, dining and entertainment district called Disneytown (complete with Walt Disney Grand Theatre).

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Black Widow and Hawkeye make their Disney Parks debut

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Black Widow and Hawkeye made their Disney Parks debut over the weekend, appearing at Disneyland for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon. According to the Disney Parks Blog, the were joined at the event by Thor, Captain America and a contingent of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

If you missed them, you may be out of luck, as Disney’s Shawn Slater there are no plans for Black Widow and Hawkeye to visit Disneyland on a regular basis. However, Captain America, Thor and Iron Man maintain a presence at Innovations in Tomorrowland (interestingly, ROBOT 6’s J.K. Parkin noted that Iron Man was nowhere to be seen at the Half Marathon).

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Universal Studios Japan plans 49-foot ‘Attack on Titan’ statue

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Universal Studios Japan will erect a “life-size” Attack on Titan statue as part of its “Universal Cool Japan” limited attraction.

A tribute to Hajime Isayama’s hit manga about humanity’s fight against ravenous giants, Attack on Titan The Real” will feature a roughly 49-foot statue Eren Titan and a 46-foot female Titan. According to Anime News Network, visitors “will witness the Titans locked in fierce combat from the perspective of Survey Corps members,” who in the series fight the giant humanoids beyond the city walls.

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Six Flags unveils Justice League, Joker and Harley Quinn rides

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Six Flags has announced a 2015 slate of new attractions at its 18 theme parks that includes the 3D interactive ride Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, the roller coasters Batman: The Ride, The Joker Chaos Coaster, and the Harley Quinn Spinsanity.

Arriving in the spring at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis allows visitors, equipped with special 3D glasses and stun gun, to explore the Hall of Justice, battling Lex Luthor and The Joker, who have kidnapped Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Supergirl.

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