Um, someone get Disney’s lawyers on the line? How they drew up a contract that allows one of the Disney Channels hottest properties to set up a permanent home at a competing themepark is a rather large omission. Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is announcing a brand new land called "Wiggles World" themed to the Playhouse Disney kids pop band, The Wiggles.
"Wiggles World," the park’s fourth area devoted exclusively to children, will feature specially themed rides and attractions including The Big Red Car ride, The Big Red Plane ride, Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Racing to the Rainbow balloon ride, Bouncin’ with Wags ride and the S.S. Feathersword Pirate Ship. The area will also include retail locations selling Wiggles merchandise and a restaurant, the Yummy Yummy Cafe.
"Wiggles World" will be populated by The Wiggles’ cast of supporting characters: Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, who will pose for photos and perform in daily shows. The Wiggles themselves – Anthony, Sam, Jeff and Murray – will make an appearance and perform at the park in 2007.
Or, perhaps there is an exclusivity clause in the contract, in which case someone had better get Six Flags on the phone. (Read)
In other Wiggles news, Bindi Irwin, daughter of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, has announced that she will be continuing her father’s legacy by touring with The Wiggles on their US Tour this year. (Read)