Lake Compounce Announces Plans For New Roller Coaster

Lake Compounce Amusement Park unveiled plans for a new roller coaster Friday morning at the park. The Phobia Phear Coaster expected to open in 2016 will be a triple launch coaster with a linear synchronous motor, which uses magnets to move the riders. It will be the first coaster in the Northeast of its kind, according to Lake Compounce officials. …

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Kings Dominion to retire shockwave this summer

  DOSWELL, Va. — The Shockwave — Kings Dominion’s stand-up roller coaster – will be retired this summer. The final ride will take place August 9. Kings Dominion said it planned to shutdown the roller coaster in order to expand the Candy Apple Grove section of the theme park where the Shockwave has thrilled riders since 1986. “While it’s bittersweet …

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Fire Injures More Than 200 People Attending Party at Taiwan Water Park

Nearly 500 people have been injured, 141 seriously, after a fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, authorities said. The fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of an unknown powder near the stage in front of about 1,000 people, said Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with …

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Fast & Furious Supercharged: How a Theme Park Ride Takes You to the Streets

Opening June 25th at Universal Studios Hollywood, Fast & Furious: Supercharged brings the incredibly successful movie series into the theme park realm for the first time. The new ride has been incorporated into the classic Universal Studio Tour, and includes several stars from the films, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans. A few weeks …

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Great America: Sky Trek Tower Didn’t Drop at High Speed

The Sky Trek Tower, a 28 1/2-story attraction at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, was closed Monday and will remain shut down until it is deemed ready for operation after it came to a stop Sunday and riders had to be escorted down a staircase, a spokeswoman for the amusement park said Monday morning.. Source: coaster-net.com

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