Dorney Park to Build Permanent Structure for Haunted House

Dorney Park is planning to bring more scare power to its fall Halloween Haunt attraction with a permanent haunted house. Dorney representatives told South Whitehall Township planners Thursday about the proposed haunted house, which will be built near the Steel Force rollercoaster. The plans call for a one-story, 3,200-square-foot building with a sidewalk, queue lines and a service drive. It …

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PETA Plans to Protest at the Home of New SeaWorld CEO

Less than two weeks after taking on the post of chief executive of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., Joel Manby can expect a harsh welcome from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal rights group, which has been criticizing SeaWorld’s treatment of trained killer whales, plans a protest in front of Manby’s Georgia home Saturday. Source: coaster-net.com

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Cedar Fair Plans Dark Rides for All Its Amusement Parks

Best known for its collection of behemoth steel roller coasters, a chain of regional amusement parks plans a concerted push into immersive dark rides long considered the exclusive domain of Disney and Universal theme parks. Cedar Fair — the parent company of Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Point and Canada’s Wonderland — has already introduced a pair of interactive dark rides …

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Holiday World Unveils New Thunderbird Ice Cream

PRESS RELEASE: With only two weeks remaining until the new Thunderbird roller coaster opens at Holiday World, an edible version is rolling into grocery stores in 27 states. “Thunderbird Ice Cream is a fun collaboration between Holiday World and Prairie Farms,” said Holiday World Vice President Eric Snow in a press release. “We sampled a lot of creative flavor combinations …

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Avengers Theme Park Ride Unveiled at Dubai Comic Con

Developers of the IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park gave comic fans a sneak peak of a brand new ride at Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) 2015. Developers of the 1.5 million-square-foot development, set to be the world’s largest themed entertainment destination when completed later this year, unveiled a teaser of its ‘Avengers: Battle of Ultron’ ride at …

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