"Evangelion Projection Mapping" Attraction Opens at Fuji-Q Highland

The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, is welcoming a new attraction beginning on April 25, 2015: the Evangelion Projection Mapping event. The 6 minute attraction uses “projection mapping” techniques to propel the audience into the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. During the live event, the audience play …

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New SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby Combines Business with Faith

Joel Manby wrote a book about leading companies through biblical values and agonized on “Undercover Boss” over his employees’ struggles. Now Manby is bringing his profit-with-principles philosophy to troubled SeaWorld Entertainment. Manby becomes chief executive officer of SeaWorld on Tuesday after 12 years leading Herschend Family Entertainment, the privately owned …

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Six Flags Over Texas Gives First Look at Justice League Ride

Prepare to face off against the Joker and Lex Luthor this summer. Six Flags Over Texas is almost finished with its new 4-D ride Justice League: Battle for Metropolis and gave a sneak peek to the media Wednesday. The ride, which will be completely in the dark, takes people through …

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Dollywood Chaplain Finds His Calling at Pigeon Forge Theme Park

Dollywood chaplain Joey Buck doesn’t spend much time in church. Buck, 35, takes church with him as he walks two to three miles a day around the Pigeon Forge theme park to greet, talk with and counsel Dollywood employees. Few amusement parks employ chaplains. Dollywood officials know of two — …

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Man Shoots and Kills Himself at Universal Studios

One man is dead after fatally shooting himself at the Universal Studios theme park on Friday. A spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said that law enforcement officials responded to a call around 2:24 p.m. of a possible suicide at 3900 Lankershim Boulevard. FULL STORY Source: coaster-net.com

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Santa Will Make Stop at Six Flags Great Adventure Next Winter

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the park, people were stirring hot cocoa in the dark. The coasters were rolling and Santa was there, and carolers were singing as snow filled the air. That’s the scene Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson hopes to create later this year …

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Utah's Cannibal Coaster Promises to 'Eat' the Competition

Roller-coaster enthusiasts are already planning pilgrimages to check out a fascinating new one-of-a-kind ride built by an in-house team of designers at an off-the-radar amusement park in Utah. Set to debut this summer, the $22-million Cannibal at Lagoon outside Salt Lake City has been in the works for five years …

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Cancun and DreamWorks Studios Negotiate New Theme Park

Pristine beaches and beautiful year-round weather are attracting more than just tourists. US sources say that DreamWorks Studios is all set to build a theme park in Mexico’s popular Riviera Maya. The Foundation for Investment in the Riviera Maya (La Fundación para La Inversión de la Riviera Maya) has confirmed …

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Ariana Grande to Perform at Hersheypark Stadium This Summer

One of the biggest names in pop music will perform in Hershey this summer. Ariana Grande will continue her Honeymoon Tour at Hersheypark Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Joining her will be Latin superstar, Prince Royce. Grande has earned two Grammy Award-nominations including Best Pop Vocal Album for …

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