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The new 12-acre Cars Land includes a replica (Credit: Disney)

The new 12-acre Cars Land includes a replica of Radiator Springs, the town in the popular "Cars," at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif. (May 2012)

Theme parks: photos of new and coming attractions

At least 20 new roller coasters and attractions have opened -- or are slated to be in the coming months -- at theme parks from coast to coast.

Characters from Nickelodeon's “SpongeBob SquarePants” are part of
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Characters from Nickelodeon's “SpongeBob SquarePants” are part of the new Superstar Parade at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Fla. The attraction, which debuted in May, offers floats with hundreds of performers and characters from animated films and TV shows including “Despicable Me," "Hop," "Dora & Diego." (May 2012)

Riders take on Dollywood's Wild Eagle, a new,
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Riders take on Dollywood's Wild Eagle, a new, 210-foot tall coaster that opened in March at the theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

A massive renovation of Fantasyland inside the Magic
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A massive renovation of Fantasyland inside the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., includes a Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride. (May 12, 2012)

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A new attraction at SeaWorld Orlando features sea
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A new attraction at SeaWorld Orlando features sea turtles. The exhibit, which includes live sea turtles as well as a 3-D movie about the endangered creatures, opened in April.

Cars Land, a new attraction based on the
(Credit: Disney)

Cars Land, a new attraction based on the Disney-Pixar animated series “Cars,” is at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, Calif. Cars Land features three family attractions showcasing characters and settings from the film.

Cars Land, based on the Disney-Pixar
(Credit: Disney)

Cars Land, based on the Disney-Pixar "Cars" films, is a new attraction at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, Calif. Cars Land features three family attractions showcasing characters and settings from "Cars."

The new 12-acre Cars Land includes a replica
(Credit: Disney)

The new 12-acre Cars Land includes a replica of Radiator Springs, the town in the popular "Cars," at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif. (May 2012)

(Credit: Busch Gardens)

"Iceploration” is a new, elaborate ice show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island.

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