Fire Injures More Than 200 People Attending Party at Taiwan Water Park

Nearly 500 people have been injured, 141 seriously, after a fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, authorities said. The fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of an unknown powder near the stage in front of about 1,000 people, said Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with …

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Fast & Furious Supercharged: How a Theme Park Ride Takes You to the Streets

Opening June 25th at Universal Studios Hollywood, Fast & Furious: Supercharged brings the incredibly successful movie series into the theme park realm for the first time. The new ride has been incorporated into the classic Universal Studio Tour, and includes several stars from the films, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans. A few weeks …

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Great America: Sky Trek Tower Didn’t Drop at High Speed

The Sky Trek Tower, a 28 1/2-story attraction at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, was closed Monday and will remain shut down until it is deemed ready for operation after it came to a stop Sunday and riders had to be escorted down a staircase, a spokeswoman for the amusement park said Monday morning.. Source: coaster-net.com

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Alton Towers Hits Back Over Controversial ‘Ride Me’ T-shirt Complaint

  Alton Towers has hit back over concerns about its range of Ride Me t-shirts – which have been called “provocative”. According to the Mirror, school IT manager Steve Horsley, 44, from Bedford, said he spotted the “suggestive” tops at the theme park’s main gift shop. He claimed the clothes could put girls in danger and told the national newspaper: …

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Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park Opens to Revellers

Dreamland has 17 vintage fairground attractions from funfairs around the UK in its reincarnation as a heritage amusement park. The site on Margate seafront has been closed for 10 years, with campaigners fighting to save it from development. But it reopened without the Scenic Railway star attraction. Revellers were due to be let into the site at 10.00 BST but …

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