SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Take Home Trip Advisor Awards

PRESS RELEASE All three SeaWorld parks in Orlando have won a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for amusement parks in the United States. The 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide over a 12-month period. Discovery Cove …

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SaeWorld and Busch Gardens Take Home Trip Advisor Awards

PRESS RELEASE All three SeaWorld parks in Orlando have won a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for amusement parks in the United States. The 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide over a 12-month period. Discovery Cove …

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Kentucky Kingdom Unveils Plans for Storm Chaser

  Kentucky Kingdom unveiled plans for its fifth roller coaster on Monday, a behemoth that will stand 100 feet tall at its highest point and incorporate parts of a former coaster, Twisted Twins, that has sat dormant at the Louisville amusement park for years. The $15 million Storm Chaser, with …

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Simworx Acquires Robocoaster

PRESS RELEASE: Simworx, one of the world’s leading suppliers of turnkey advanced media-based theme park attractions, has completed the acquisition of RoboCoaster, the game-changing innovator behind some of the world’s most successful theme park rides. Simworx has worked with RoboCoaster during the course of the last 2 years under a …

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Final Days Counting Down for Thunder Road

The final days for the Thunder Road roller coaster are approaching without much fanfare. Soon Carowinds will remove the ride for what is expected to be an expansion of its water park. The lines for the final rides haven’t been long, but the enthusiasts have been running to Thunder Road’s …

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Closing Roar

After 16 years of stomach-churning drops, crossovers, reversals and turns, the Roar roller coaster in Vallejo will coast into retirement. The Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park announced Thursday that the ride will close at the end of National Roller Coaster Day, Aug. 16. The wooden coaster, named for the …

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INSIDIOUS FRANCHISE TO POSSESS UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

PRESS RELEASE: This fall, it’s not the maze that’s haunted…YOU ARE. The twisted minds behind Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are teaming up with Focus Features and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to create all-new mazes based on the chilling Insidious film franchise. The announcement …

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'Crimson Peak' Maze Coming to Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Universal City, California, July 11, 2015 – Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak, directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, will come to life in a terrifying new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning Friday, September 18, 2015, at Universal Studios Hollywood, it was announced today. Source: …

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Lake Compounce Announces Plans For New Roller Coaster

Lake Compounce Amusement Park unveiled plans for a new roller coaster Friday morning at the park. The Phobia Phear Coaster expected to open in 2016 will be a triple launch coaster with a linear synchronous motor, which uses magnets to move the riders. It will be the first coaster in …

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Kings Dominion to retire shockwave this summer

  DOSWELL, Va. — The Shockwave — Kings Dominion’s stand-up roller coaster – will be retired this summer. The final ride will take place August 9. Kings Dominion said it planned to shutdown the roller coaster in order to expand the Candy Apple Grove section of the theme park where …

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