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Mike Wazowski, a character from the Disney-Pixar animated (Credit: AP)

Mike Wazowski, a character from the Disney-Pixar animated film "Monsters University," is projected on the exterior of the Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (April 25, 2013)

New amusement park attractions

Amusement parks across the country are featuring new attractions this summer.

Guests to SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
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Guests to SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin meet a large colony of penguins including kings, rockhoppers, gentoos and Adelies. (May 24, 2013)

A rockhopper penguin at Antarctica: Empire of the
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A rockhopper penguin at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando.

Mike Wazowski, a character from the Disney-Pixar animated
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Mike Wazowski, a character from the Disney-Pixar animated film "Monsters University," is projected on the exterior of the Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (April 25, 2013)

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Disney World's Little Mermaid ride, an under-the-sea journey,
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Disney World's Little Mermaid ride, an under-the-sea journey, is in the newly expanded Fantasyland.

At Busch Gardens Tampa a new
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At Busch Gardens Tampa a new "Madgascar Live!" stage show is inspired by the animated "Madgascar" movie.

Universal Orlando's 3-D ride based on the Transformers
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Universal Orlando's 3-D ride based on the Transformers toy and film is described by the park as an interactive, larger-than-life battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. It uses flight-simulator technology, along with wind, heat and smoke to make the riders feel immersed in the experience.

A bellhop made of Legos greeting guests in
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A bellhop made of Legos greeting guests in front of Legoland Hotel at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

A dragon looms in the tower at entrance
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A dragon looms in the tower at entrance to the Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, Calif.

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"Mickey and the Magical Map" is a 22-minute song-and-dance extravaganza at Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. (May 20, 2013)

A rendering of California's Great America's Gold Striker,
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A rendering of California's Great America's Gold Striker, a new roller coaster to the Santa Clara, Calif., park this summer. The wooden coaster will be 108 feet tall and reach speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour.

The $30-million winged coaster GateKeeper at Cedar Point
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The $30-million winged coaster GateKeeper at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, offers nearly three minutes of flips, drops and spirals. (May 9, 2013)

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