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Massive indoor water park opens Friday in North Texas

The high temperature is expected to be 47 degrees Friday in Grand Prairie, Texas, but that will not deter the grand opening of an 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark.

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Epicwaters opens at 10 a.m. CT, and while 13 mph winds outside will make 32 degrees feel like 29 when the park opens, the water will be warm at the North Texas park, WFAA reported.

The park will feature 11 waterslides, an outdoor wave pool, a surf simulator, an arcade and a lazy river. Food and beverages also will be sold.

The park, with a retractable roof, was funded by the taxpayers of Grand Prairie.

The is part of a larger complex that includes a fitness center, theater and media center, KTRK reported.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom closes gates after reaching capacity again

For the second time in a week, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has reached capacity and is not accepting guests, the company said Sunday.

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The company put out a notice to guests through the My Disney Experience app saying the park was not accepting new visitors at this time. 

The park also reached capacity on Christmas Day.

Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are not affected by the closure, the company said.

Disney legend, visionary Marty Sklar dies at 83

Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, who helped craft the vision that produced Walt Disney World and Epcot, died Thursday, the Walt Disney Company announced in a blog post. He was 83.

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Sklar worked at Disney for 54 years and "was instrumental” in helping Walt Disney create and expand his vision for theme parks.

“Everything about Marty was legendary – his achievements, his spirit, his career,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company. “He embodied the very best of Disney, from his bold originality to his joyful optimism and relentless drive for excellence. He was also a powerful connection to Walt himself. No one was more passionate about Disney than Marty and we’ll miss his enthusiasm, his grace, and his indomitable spirit.”

Sklar was recruited to create The Disneyland News for the California theme park in 1955, when he was a student at UCLA. After graduating in 1956, Sklar joined Disney full time. He retired as executive vice president and imagineering ambassador on July 17, 2009, on the 54th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening.

Disney building the world's first Marvel hotel

It’s a hotel that Disney is hoping guests will marvel at.

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Disney’s Hotel New York, a 565-room property near Disneyland Paris’ Disneytown. will be renovated to feature the props, drawings and costumes from Marvel films, television shows and comic books, Travel & Leisure reported.

The Art of Marvel will be the first Marvel Comics hotel. It will boast a skyscraper facade and likely will include Stark Tower, Travel & Leisure reported, continuing Marvel’s expanded presence among Disney properties. 

The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, and has opened two attractions -- Guardians of the Galaxy, Mission Breakout! at Disney’s California Adventure; and Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney World’s Epcot park in Florida will be opening a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster soon, while Avengers attractions are being proposed for the Disney California Adventure park, Travel & Leisure reported.

WATCH: Woman tumbles from bungee ride; ropes prevent deadly fall

A woman riding a bungee-style ride at a fair in central Paris narrowly avoided serious injury, and possibly death, when the seat belt on the ride failed. 

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Luckily her legs got caught up in the ropes, which prevented her from falling to the ground, but the video of the episode shows her head was just inches from an elevated platform as she swung back and forth upside down.

The crowd was stunned as the accident unfolded. A bystander quickly tried to grab the dangling woman as she swung by, eventually grabbing hold of her hand to slow her momentum down.

The ride was part of an annual street fair at a park in central Paris.  

WATCH: Bird slams into face of shocked thrill seeker on roller coaster

Roller coasters are supposed to be frightening as they move at high speeds through twists and turns, up steep inclines, and twice as fast down heart-stopping hills, but a bird strike isn’t supposed to be part of the terror.

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But that’s exactly what happened on a roller coaster in Spain billed as Europe’s fastest coaster.

It was all caught on camera, too, at the new Ferrari Land in Barcelona.

A pigeon struck the shocked coaster rider in the face at the top of a 367-foot vertical track on the Red Force roller coaster while traveling more than 100 miles an hour, according to the Huffington Post.

The thrill seeker, who was in the front seat of the coaster with a friend, looked stunned when the bird first hit him, then the force of the ride pinned the pigeon to the man’s neck before it was able to flutter away.

Although he did have a little blood on his face, the rider recovered quickly and seemed to enjoy the rest of the ride.

It’s unclear if the blood belonged to the man or the bird.

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