Alton Towers to open virtual reality rollercoaster Galactica

Alton Towers is to open what it claims is the world’s first rollercoaster that combines a physical ride with virtual reality, giving passengers a “customised journey into space” via headsets that use groundbreaking technology. The ride, called Galactica, will launch in April and is the first major new ride at …

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SeaWorld Tops Out Orlando’s Tallest Roller Coaster

Construction is well underway way at SeaWorld Orlando as Mako, the new hypercoaster opening this summer, begins to take shape along the Orlando skyline. The coaster was “topped off” yesterday as cranes put the tallest point of the structure – the tracks of its signature 200-foot tall hill – into …

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Beech Bend Announces Massive Water Park Expansion.

Beech Bend Park has announced the largest water park expansion in the park’s history. The multi-million dollar expansion includes Cyclone Saucers, the first-ever North American installation of ProSlide’s Flyingsaucer ride. Riders will fly around the edge of three “flying saucers” at high speeds. Source: coaster-net.com

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SeaWorld Sues State for Whale Breeding Ban

SeaWorld filed a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission’s stipulation that bans the San Diego theme park from breeding captive orcas last Tuesday. The commission endorsed a $100 million expansion of SeaWorld’s killer whale tanks last October but included a ban on breeding and transferring the animals. The park’s attorneys …

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SeaWorld’s whales likely to remain in captivity despite protests

Since the 2013 release of a documentary that accuses the company of neglecting and abusing its orcas, animal rights activists have demanded that the San Diego theme park free its 11 killer whales. But marine biologists — including SeaWorld critics — agree that the whales probably will never be released …

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Cedar Point Puts the Star Atop Valravn

Christmas came early for Cedar Point as the park topped off the first hill of its new coaster for 2016. Crews used a large crane to hoist the 95,000 pound section into place. Cedar Point released the following information with photos and video from the construction: Just in time for …

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Killer Whale Dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

An 18-year-old orca whale has died at SeaWorld San Antonio after suffering for several months with a bladder infection. She had been undergoing medical treatment after a fungal infection called Candida was discovered in September, according to the park. A statement on SeaWorld’s website said: ‘We are saddened to share …

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HOGWARTS IS COMING TO HOLLYWOOD ON APRIL 7, 2016!

PRESS RELEASE: It’s official: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” will open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 7, 2016, marking the highly-anticipated arrival of the West Coast’s dynamic new immersive experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Source: coaster-net.com

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