Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Closing Roar

After 16 years of stomach-churning drops, crossovers, reversals and turns, the Roar roller coaster in Vallejo will coast into retirement. The Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park announced Thursday that the ride will close at the end of National Roller Coaster Day, Aug. 16. The wooden coaster, named for the roar of a California sea lion, made its debut in …

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INSIDIOUS FRANCHISE TO POSSESS UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

PRESS RELEASE: This fall, it’s not the maze that’s haunted…YOU ARE. The twisted minds behind Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are teaming up with Focus Features and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to create all-new mazes based on the chilling Insidious film franchise. The announcement comes after the third installment of the film, Insidious: Chapter …

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'Crimson Peak' Maze Coming to Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Universal City, California, July 11, 2015 – Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak, directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, will come to life in a terrifying new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning Friday, September 18, 2015, at Universal Studios Hollywood, it was announced today. Source: coaster-net.com

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Lake Compounce Announces Plans For New Roller Coaster

Lake Compounce Amusement Park unveiled plans for a new roller coaster Friday morning at the park. The Phobia Phear Coaster expected to open in 2016 will be a triple launch coaster with a linear synchronous motor, which uses magnets to move the riders. It will be the first coaster in the Northeast of its kind, according to Lake Compounce officials. …

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Kings Dominion to retire shockwave this summer

  DOSWELL, Va. — The Shockwave — Kings Dominion’s stand-up roller coaster – will be retired this summer. The final ride will take place August 9. Kings Dominion said it planned to shutdown the roller coaster in order to expand the Candy Apple Grove section of the theme park where the Shockwave has thrilled riders since 1986. “While it’s bittersweet …

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