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World's Most Dangerous Water Park Opens

This past spring owners of Mountain Creek Ski Resort and Water Park in New Jersey looked like they were pulling a classic prank. On April 1st the sign was replaced by the sign for the notorious Action Park which was in operation from 1978-1996. Source: coaster-net.com

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Man Sues Great America for Hanging Upside Down

A man who was hung upside down on a broken down ride at Six Flags Great America has filed a lawsuit against the park for negligence. According to the lawsuit filed with the Lake County Courts, Anthony Grason says he was stranded upside down for over 15 minutes which caused …

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Kennywood Receives Third ACE Coaster Landmark

One of the greatest achievements for roller coasters and theme parks is to become an American Coaster Enthusiasts Landmark and most theme parks would be excited to have just one. According to WTAE, Kennywood, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is not only going to have one or two; they are …

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Recent Accidents Could Move Federal Lawmakers to Action

  Many have stated that this year has been a bad year for major theme park ride accidents at a variety of parks around the country and world. Because of this, some federal lawmakers are growing concerned and might be moved to action. According to the NY Times Sen. Edward …

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Puss in Boots Set to Invade Universal Studios Singapore

  © Universal PRESS RELEASE:His name has become legend, and his return will be celebrated. Puss InBoots will soon embark on more epic adventures at Universal Studios Singapore, as guests ride onboard an anti-gravity, swashbuckling journey of giant scale at the Far Far Away themed zone. In a giant’s castle …

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Political Controversy over "Frozen" at EPCOT

One of the hottest animated movies to come out of Disney since the Lion King has caused an international controversy in Orlando which is not something that you typically see in everyday theme park happenings. According to dailyfinance.com, Norway is upset with how Disney’s Epcot center is handling the Frozen phenomenon …

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Splish Splash $2 Million Attraction Opens at Gilroy

Summer is in full swing and amusement parks and water parks are seeing millions of people come through their gates each and every day throughout the country. One of the major activities for children in the summer is the chance to go to a water park or enjoy a dip …

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Accident on Skyhawk at Cedar Point Injures Two

Last night, Cedar Point’s Skyhawk experienced an accident that injured two people. At around 10PM, one of the cables on the Skyhawk ride vehicle detached. Reports from eyewitnesses say that the cable then knocked down a significant portion of the fencing separating the ride area from the midway. Source: coaster-net.com

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Enthusiast Rides Wooden Coaster for 40 Hours

A British dad has raised over £1,000 after riding the Megafobia roller coaster at Oakwood Theme Park for 40 hours over five days. Roller coaster enthusiast Mark Lewis, 44, rode Megafobia a total of 497 times to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. His son, Ryan, was treated at …

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Soarin' at EPCOT Could Be Hang Gliding in Different Locales Soon

Soarin’ at EPCOT is a family friendly flight simulator that takes riders on a hang glider tour of various locations around California. Not only do riders experience high quality video in an IMAX-type format and sound as wind whips across their face but they also experience the smells associated with …

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