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The New and Improved Calico Mine Ride

Built in the 60’s, the Calico Mine Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm was well known for its underwater waterfalls and eerie, dangerous underwater caves. Now, the Calico Mine Ride is finally undergoing a major change, with layout expansions and new animatronics to represent the diversity of the California Gold Rush. …

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LEGOLAND Florida Goes Green For Earth Day

© © Jim Hill Media April 22nd was Earth Day, and to celebrate, LEGOLAND Florida celebrated in a way no other amusement park has before. Using electricity provided by Tampa Electric, the 150 acre family attraction was able to power its rides and park operations entirely on renewable energy for …

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The Original Disneyland Employee Passes Away

Anaheim, CA –  The original cast member at Disneyland has passed away at the age of 97. According a park release, Disney legend Milt Albright was considered to be the first person ever hired to work at Disneyland. Albright officially started working as the manager of the accounting department in …

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Exploding Basketball Injures Guest at Six Flags over Texas

Arlington, TX –  © WFAA A bizarre accident and one that you don’t see every day happened at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas on Sunday afternoon. According to WFAA, Rosemary Ferrand was carrying a basketball that her son had just won at a game inside of the park …

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Planning and Creativity the Keys to Banshee's Success

This past weekend, Kings Island’s newest coaster, Banshee, opened to rave review to roller coaster enthusiasts, media and park guests. Thursday marked the first official rides of Banshee when roller coaster enthusiast clubs and media were invited to experience Banshee before opening day. In the wee hours of the mourning, …

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Planning and Creativity the Keys to Banshee’s Success

© COASTER-net, Andrew Rybarczyk This past weekend, Kings Island’s newest coaster, Banshee, opened to rave review to roller coaster enthusiasts, media and park guests. Thursday marked the first official rides of Banshee when roller coaster enthusiast clubs and media were invited to experience Banshee before opening day. In the wee …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces New Theme Area

Fans of the Fast & Furious movies have very a very exciting day to look forward to with Universal Studios Hollywood announcing their newest attraction to join the Universal backlot. According to the New York Times, Fast & Furious: Supercharge will join Universal studios in the summer of 2015 as …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces New Theme Area

Fast & Furious: Supercharge will debut at Universal Studios Hollywood next year Fans of the Fast & Furious movies have very a very exciting day to look forward to with Universal Studios Hollywood announcing their newest attraction to join the Universal backlot. According to the New York Times, Fast & …

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Mayhem comes to Universal Studios Hollywood

The world’s most despicable ride has landed in Los Angeles at Universal Studios Hollywood. The first part of a multi-year expansion at the park, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was opened on the 11th of April to a crowd of hundreds waiting to enjoy the new ride. Along with the new …

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Mayhem comes to Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA – The world’s most despicable ride has landed in Los Angeles at Universal Studios Hollywood. The first part of a multi-year expansion at the park, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was opened on the 11th of April to a crowd of hundreds waiting to enjoy the new ride. …

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