Fast & Furious Supercharged: How a Theme Park Ride Takes You to the Streets

Opening June 25th at Universal Studios Hollywood, Fast & Furious: Supercharged brings the incredibly successful movie series into the theme park realm for the first time. The new ride has been incorporated into the classic Universal Studio Tour, and includes several stars from the films, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, …

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Great America: Sky Trek Tower Didn’t Drop at High Speed

The Sky Trek Tower, a 28 1/2-story attraction at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, was closed Monday and will remain shut down until it is deemed ready for operation after it came to a stop Sunday and riders had to be escorted down a staircase, a spokeswoman for the …

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Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park Opens to Revellers

Dreamland has 17 vintage fairground attractions from funfairs around the UK in its reincarnation as a heritage amusement park. The site on Margate seafront has been closed for 10 years, with campaigners fighting to save it from development. But it reopened without the Scenic Railway star attraction. Revellers were due …

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Lagoon’s Cannibal Delay Spurring Rumors, Frustration

Rumors about Lagoon’s newest ride, the Cannibal, are spreading faster than the coaster’s expected 70 mph speeds. But most of them are false. The ride, which has a highly visible tower, is featured on billboards and on the amusement park’s season passports. But the opening of the new attraction has …

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The Derelict Theme Park Where Jurassic World’s Dinos Roam

Ten years after the federal levee failures, the fact that New Orleans still faces some urban decay is obvious. But well before Katrina passed through here, there was a massive, 150-acre amusement park complex just east of the city that was already in decline. Originally called Jazzland, the summer destination …

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Howl-O-Scream Is Unearthed for 2015

PRESS RELEASE: This fall, for 19 select nights, Howl-O-Scream® 2015 returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa with sinister surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner. Howl-O-Scream 2015 has Unearthed a new evil and Busch Gardens’ 300 acres will be overgrown with new dark and sinister fun. Hundreds of roaming creatures will …

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Wet ‘N Wild Orlando Set to Close

Since it’s opening in 1977, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has been a place where guests have created wonderful memories. As America’s first water park, Wet ‘n Wild has been the birthplace of numerous innovations that are now considered a common part of the water park experience. Today, we are announcing …

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Girl Found Unconscious on Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Dies

A 10-year-old girl has died after she was found unconscious Friday on a Six Flags Magic Mountain roller coaster, officials said Monday. CBS Los Angeles reports that the victim was identified as Jasmine Martinez, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials. The theme park in Valencia said in a statement …

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