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AMC's "The Walking Dead" Returns to Halloween Horror Nights 2015

PRESS RELEASE: The nation’s insatiable appetite for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will continue to terrify Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort when the most intense moments from season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning television series take a bite out of “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 18, 2015. …

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Intamin Takes Over Polercoaster Ride System in Orlando

US Thrill Rides announced today that the ride supplier for the Orlando, Florida Polercoaster project, fittingly named the “Skyscraper at Skyplex”, will be Liechtenstein-based ride maker Intamin Amusements Rides. Under the terms of the agreement with International Amusements Inc., Intamin will supply the ride system for the world-record-breaking roller coaster. …

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Legoland Announces New Ninjago Attraction

The Legoland California Resort announced Tuesday that it will open a new section based on the popular Ninjago line of Lego toys. The area, due to open in the spring, will include interactive elements and a new ride featuring Ninjago characters, according to the theme park. Lego Ninjago tells the …

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Beech Bend Ride Topples

A swing ride at Beech Bend Amusement Park toppled over Saturday evening resulting in injuries to multiple people, none of whom is critical. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the park at 6:18 p.m. along with The Medical Center Emergency Medical Services ambulances to evaluate the injured. Source: …

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Action Park Debuting World's Longest Water Slide

A water park that already carries its share of lore is about to get a little more wild, as Action Park will soon debut the World’s Longest Waterslide. The 2,000-foot-long slide was brought over from New Zealand and rebuilt on Mountain Creek’s ski slopes. The first round of employee testing …

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Universal Hollywood Opens Their Own Raptor Encounter

PRESS RELEASE: The ferocious predatory Velociraptors that gained notoriety in the Jurassic Park blockbuster movies and sprang to life in “Jurassic Park—The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood will be unleashed in an all-new exciting “Raptors Encounter” experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. that pits guests in a daring face-to-face …

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Dollywood Inspects Rides Daily to Prevent Accidents

Dollywood draws tremendous numbers of visitors to our area each year, and many of them are looking for the thrill they get from roller coasters. WATE 6 On Your Side went behind the scenes at the theme park to see how the park makes sure you are safe on those …

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ZDT’s New Wooden Roller Coaster to Set World Record

Attention all roller coaster enthusiasts: ZDT’s Amusement Park’s newest ride should thrill adrenaline junkies as it’s on schedule to set a new world record for the steepest wooden coaster with an incline at 87 degrees. Following an announcement on the park’s Facebook page, owner Danny Donhauser said not only will …

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Shanghai Disney Trading Main Street for the Garden of the Twelve Friends

Walt Disney Co. will roll out attractions based on “Star Wars” and Marvel superheroes at its new Shanghai theme park when the $5.5-billion facility opens next year, Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger said here Wednesday as the company kicked its publicity efforts for the long-in-the-making resort into high gear.. …

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