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Skyplex Developer Takes ‘Polercoaster’ to Atlantic City

A South Florida developer who plans to build a new entertainment and retail complex on International Drive might be taking part of that design to Atlantic City. Joshua Wallack, managing principal for the Skyplex Orlando complex, said he hopes to build a roller coaster similar to one proposed for I-Drive …

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Hocus Pocus Returns at Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Summer may just be getting started, but I’m already looking forward to fall and the return of my favorite event at Magic Kingdom Park, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And this year’s party will be extra fun with the introduction of an all-new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage. In “Hocus …

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Dream Works Amusement Park to be Built in Riviera Maya

The Foundation for Investment in the Riviera Maya confirmed that there is a breakthrough in negotiations to build in Punta Maroma, an amusement park designed by the famous American animation studio DreamWorks. Wilbert Gutierrez Alvarez, head of the agency, said that the information we have so far is that the …

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Grand Texas Theme Park Delayed

Monty Galland, CEO of the privately funded Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, has detailed a new construction timeline for the proposed 610-acre mixed-use theme park in New Caney along Hwy. 242. Portions of Grand Texas, which were originally scheduled to open to the public in early to mid-2015, have …

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Busch Gardens Tampa Unveils Cobra's Curse

PRESS RELEASE: Busch Gardens Tampa puts a spin on family thrills in 2016 with a brand new family thrill ride – Cobra’s Curse. This spin coaster is the only one of its kind in the world, featuring a vertical lift and taking riders on a whirlwind adventure of exciting explorations. …

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SeaWorld Unveils New B&M Coaster, Mako

Quick Facts: Opening summer 2016, Mako will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando. Mako will be a hypercoaster, designed for speed and relentless “air time.” SeaWorld Orlando will now have a portfolio of 5 thrill rides: 3 distinctly different coasters, plus 2 family coasters. The 2-acre realm …

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DRAGON FIRE GRILL OPENS JUNE 1 AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA

The all-new Dragon Fire Grill officially opens on June 1, featuring cuisines from around the world. Located in Pantopia, Dragon Fire Grill features market-style dining, a wide selection of beverages and brand-new entertainment. Market-Style Dining Dragon Fire Grill reimagines the traditional culinary experience with market-style dining, featuring Italian, American, Southwestern …

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Carowinds To Retire Iconic Thunder Road

Thunder Road is gearuing up for its final ride. The wooden roller coaster will carry its last guest on July 26 after 39 years and nearly 40 million rides, according to a Carowinds news release. The ride is being retired to make room for future park growth which is part …

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Mountain Coasters Offer the Newest Fun in Tennessee

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park by way of Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge might notice long lines of people in front of one of the newest and most popular attractions in the Smokies: The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. The attraction features a winding stainless steel rail …

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Raptor Encounter Open at Islands of Adventure

I’ve always dreamed of getting up close and personal with a dinosaur. Now my dream has finally come true! Velociraptors have arrived at Jurassic Park in Universal’s Islands of Adventure! That’s right—starting this weekend, you’ll get the chance to see these magnificent creatures face to face in an all-new experience: …

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