Dreamland to Reopen After Being Closed for 10 Years

Roll up, roll up … Tickets went on sale today for Britain’s oldest amusement park. Dreamland Margate will reopen on 19 June, 10 years after it closed and following an £18m refurbishment that has seen some original rides restored and the addition of a host of retro-style amusements harking back …

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Bring Today Show to Cedar Point

Cedar Point is looking for help from park enthusiasts to bring The Today Show’s own Jenna Bush Hager to the park. Hager, who is known as Today’s adventurous correspondent, on Tuesday started asking for suggestions for her next challenge. Hager, the younger fraternal twin daughter of former president George W. …

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Dollywood Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration

Dolly Parton‘s Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout 2015 with a plethora of special events, including unique stage shows and nightly summer fireworks displays. Parton’s last performance at Dollywood was in 2005, but the singer will be returning to kick off the …

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Power Park Investing Heavily in New Roller Coaster

Ground works are already underway in Alahärmä – it could Mikko Kiviluoma thank the mild weather for. It is not a question any ordinary roller coaster. This climb is not only high, 40 feet in the air, but also travels several meters down under the ground, in the dust present …

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Six Flags Great Adventure Plans to Go Green with Solar Power

Six Flags Great Adventure plans to clear more than 18,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm capable of meeting virtually all of the theme park’s electrical needs. At 21.9 megawatts, the facility would be the largest of its kind in New Jersey, generating enough energy to power about 3,100 …

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Preserving the Past at Knott's Berry Farm

Matt Ouimet, the CEO of Knott’s parent company Cedar Fair, lied. Or at least he told the facilitator of focus groups to fib – Knott’s was closing, they were told. “People had reactions like, ‘What will we do without it?’ ‘I want to take my daughter there,’ ” a chuckling …

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Metal Detectors Installed on Rip Ride Rockit Coaster at Universal

Universal Orlando on Wednesday began testing the use of metal detectors for roller coaster passengers to ensure rider safety, according to the theme park. The park said one metal detector was put into use Wednesday morning at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster at Universal Studios. If the test runs …

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First Rider Auction Announced for Thunderbird

The nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public in just over a month, and Holiday World officials have launched a charity auction for the very first public rides. Holiday World’s auction, ending on April 8, will have 20 winners who will each claim a pair of seats …

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Fury Delivers the Fury on Media Day at Carowinds

The states of North and South Carolina were a big buzz today as Carowinds unveiled their world record breaking coaster Fury 325. Media and coaster enthusiasts arrived to a beautiful scene as Fury 325 wound its way across and under the new entrance area of the park. The new entrance …

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Tempesto Announced for 2015 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

PRESS RELEASE: Busch Gardens’ newest thrill attraction, Tempesto, debuts April 25 at Busch Gardens. Park President Carl Lum announced the launch coaster’s name, its key features and its opening date during a special pass member preview day held March 21. Tempesto’s three launch experiences propel riders forward and backward through …

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