Newsletter: In the Loop: Introducing the world’s first Disney dating site

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 take a sneak peek at "The Walking Dead" dark ride, try our hand at skippering the Jungle Cruise, sign up for the first Disney dating site and bid on a few items at a Disneyland memorabilia auction.

‘The Walking Dead’

A planned shoot-'em-up theme park ride promises to let fans of “The Walking Dead” travel through scenes from the AMC television show and take aim at hordes of zombies with an arsenal of weapons. But it hasn't found a home yet.

(Sally Corp.)

Jungle Cruise

A few dozen die-hard Jungle Cruise devotees get the chance to skipper a tramp steamer after breakfast surrounded by audio-animatronic wild animals in the African veld area of the riverboat ride. The fee for the Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari: $300.


Disneyland memorabilia

Collectors shell out $1.7 million for theme park memorabilia during the Collecting Disneyland auction in Sherman Oaks, the Orange County Register reports.

Sad news

A 12-year-old boy is seriously injured at a Phoenix amusement park when he stands up on a log flume and falls from the water ride, according to the Arizona Republic.

Coaster accident

Alton Towers blames human error for a roller coaster accident at the British theme park that seriously injured five people, according to the BBC. The Smiler coaster is expected to reopen next year.

And finally

MouseMingle debuts the world's first dating site catering to those obsessed with all things Disney. 

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The In the Loop theme park newsletter is taking next week off for Thanksgiving and will return on Dec. 3.

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