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January 1, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
A new indoor dark ride debuting in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers theme park promises to be a psychologically terrifying and physically thrilling experience set in the secret underground catacomb of an alien creature. Dubbed Nemesis: Sub-Terra , the new ride is based on the original back-story for the 1994 Nemesis inverted roller coaster that travels over a river of blood. The Nemesis legend tells of a brooding and unpredictable extraterrestrial discovered during an excavation and worshipped by a cult.
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January 1, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
A new indoor dark ride debuting in 2012 at Britain's Alton Towers theme park promises to be a psychologically terrifying and physically thrilling experience set in the secret underground catacomb of an alien creature. Dubbed Nemesis: Sub-Terra , the new ride is based on the original back-story for the 1994 Nemesis inverted roller coaster that travels over a river of blood. The Nemesis legend tells of a brooding and unpredictable extraterrestrial discovered during an excavation and worshipped by a cult.
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November 29, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. > Photos: Best new international theme park rides for 2013 Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap at international parks (outside the United States). A number of oft-delayed projects have been given new 2013 opening dates that could get postponed again, while several recently announced theme parks may never advance past the planning stages.
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December 26, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon. The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry landscape and set attendance records -- from Cars Land at Disney California Adventure to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The future promises even more theme park innovation in the form of Shanghai Disneyland in China and Avatar Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.
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September 29, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When ABC executives decided last year that they wanted a realistic TV comedy series from a single mom's point of view--a sort of divorced version of their massive hit "Roseanne"--they turned to "Roseanne's" producers to develop the project. Carsey-Werner Productions went out and found a seasoned comedian from the Deep South, Brett Butler, whose gruff stage routine fit the profile--much like Roseanne Arnold's early stand-up act as a frumpy housewife provided the backbone for "Roseanne."
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