Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we battle monstrous sea monsters in Pacific Rim 5-D, sail along Disneyland's shortened Rivers of America, book our flight for Shanghai Disneyland and fight alongside Captain Jack Sparrow in Eye of the Storm.
Disneyland releases an artist rendering of the Rivers of America waterfront area in Frontierland following construction of the 14-acre Star Wars Land.
Meanwhile: ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" celebrates the 60th anniversary of Disneyland during an upcoming episode.
The Walt Disney Co. sets the official opening date for the $5.5-billion Shanghai Disneyland resort: June 16.
Also: The site Disney and More offers a detailed sneak peek at Eye of the Storm, the Pirates of the Caribbean stunt show coming to Shanghai Disneyland.
'Pacific Rim 5-D'
A new motion-simulator attraction based on the "Pacific Rim" science fiction monster movie by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro brings the war between gigantic robots and monstrous sea creatures to a Northern California amusement park.
SeaWorld and state regulators agree to settle safety citations alleging the San Diego marine park failed to protect its trainers when working closely with killer whales.
Legoland California wants to build a second hotel at the Carlsbad theme park, just two years after the first hotel opened.
On sale now: Southern California resident flex tickets let you visit Disneyland one day and Disney California Adventure on another day.
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