CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 27, 2015) – Carowinds is unveiling plans to bring a fresh and exciting Carolina coastal experience to guests with a historic waterpark expansion in 2016.  The transformation is part of the park’s commitment to celebrate Carowinds’ heritage as the place where the Carolinas come together, creating an “aquatic playground” with thrilling new attractions, new amenities and …

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Man Falls 25 Feet Off Roller Coaster In North Myrtle Beach

Officers were dispatched Monday night in reference to a medical call involving a man who fell 25-feet off of a carnival roller coaster. Upon arriving to the scene, officers spoke to supervisor John Vanhull of Hilderbrand rides, who said while he was assisting another carnival employee throw out some garbage, another employee fell from the roller coaster approximately 25-feet to …

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Fire at Keansburg Amusement Park after Gravitron Explosion.

A ride caught fire at an amusement park in New Jersey Monday afternoon, sending billowing black smoke into the air. The fire broke out on the Gravitron ride at Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg just before 2 p.m. Monday. Katie Johnson, spokeswoman for the park, said the ride operator was testing the ride as they were opening the park, smelled …

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Workers Quizzed Over Human Error in Smiler Accident

Two staff from Alton Towers are under investigation over the horrific Smiler ride crash that seriously injured four people, including two young women who each lost a leg. The Mail on Sunday has learned that human error and a failure to follow basic safety procedures led to the devastating accident. Source:

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Unveils Fright Fest 2015 Mazes

Six Flags Magic Mountain will push the pause button this Halloween as it rolls out fewer haunted mazes, a repurposed show and a relocated scare zone along with a host of recycled offerings for Fright Fest 2015. The last few years, the Valencia amusement park’s annual Fright Fest event has shown incremental growth and consistent improvement as Magic Mountain rose …

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