Annual PURGE commences at Universal Studios Hollywood & Orlando

PRESS RELEASE: Beginning Friday, September 18, the annual Purge will commence at “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as both parks debut all-new disturbingly-real experiences, inspired by Universal’s popular franchise film series created by writer and director James DeMonaco and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. Source: coaster-net.com

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Just How Tall Can Roller Coasters Get?

This is not a rhetorical question these days. Theme parks have engaged in a dizzying quest for height in recent years that has spawned a number of roller coasters as tall as skyscrapers. Altitude rather than velocity has become such a defining characteristic that rides that take advantage of their soaring heights have been given a name befitting a mammoth …

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Beech Bend Ride Malfunctions

As children and parents made their way around the tracks of the Dragon Coaster at Beech Bend Amusement Park on Saturday afternoon, they were jarred when the ride came to a sudden stop. “It just came to more of an abrupt stop than normal, but everything’s cool,” said park manager Charlotte Gonzalez. Source: coaster-net.com

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Star Wars Expansion Officially Coming to Hollywood Studios and Disneyland

Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a …

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Incredible Hulk Closing for Overhaul

If you head over to Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure after next month and want to ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster, try not to get angry. We won’t like it if you get angry. The 110-foot coaster which reaches speeds of 67 mph will be closed starting Sept. 8 for a major overhaul, the park said on its blog today. …

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