Volcano Bay Set for 2016 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando will call its new water park Volcano Bay and will open it in fall of 2016, according to a map given out at an International Drive event Wednesday night.. The map of future developments from the I-Drive Improvement District did not give other details on the park. Source: …

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Fireman's Landing Debuts at Silver Dollar City

Dozens of School of the Ozarks students were given a difficult assignment Wednesday, testing the rides at Silver Dollar City’s newest attraction. Fireman’s Landing cost roughly $8 million to build, and features 10 rides and attractions. After speaking with a few students it appears one will become a favorite amongst …

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Batman The Ride (Backwards) – Six Flags Over Georgia New for 2015

It’s official! Six Flags Over Georgia’s iconic and popular BATMANTM: The Ride is now running BACKWARDS for a limited-time only, as The Thrill Capital of the South opens for the 2015 season.   “We expect this season to be an incredible year for our guests and an incredible value for …

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Impulse at Knoebels Installs Final Track Piece

Knoebels Amusement Park’s newest roller coaster should be ready to ride when the park reopens April 25, a park spokeswoman said Tuesday. Steel work on Impulse, the fifth coaster at the park and the most expensive project in the history of the Northumberland County park (the park wouldn’t provide cost …

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Action Park to Revive Looping Water Slide

Action Park plans to take another stab at the infamous Cannonball Loop — which was shut down after operating for a brief period in the late 80s. The Sky Caliber is currently in the final stages of development and plans to debut at Action Park by 2016, said Bill Benneyan, …

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First Rider Auction Announced for Rougarou

Cedar Point, “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World,” and the LeBron James Family Foundation are giving thrill-seekers the chance to be the inaugural riders on the park’s first floorless roller coaster – Rougarou! The first rider auction is a fundraising event which benefits the LeBron James Family Foundation. Source: …

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Fury 325 Begins Testing

On Wednesday (March 4) afternoon, the new Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina went for its first test run. As with all previously built coasters from the Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard, the train made it back to the station on the first attempt. The park …

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Pirates of the Caribbean to be Docked May 11 – Sept 25

Orlando, FL – © COASTER-net You might recall last year that a tourist decided to not listen to the rules at Walt Disney World and got their fingers chopped off while on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Magic Kingdom. It now looks like Disney is making sure …

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Jurassic Cove Reveals Plans for a Real Jurassic Park

Sir David Attenborough — younger brother of the late Richard Attenborough, who payed John Hammond in director Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park — has unvealed an £80 million (that’s roughly $12 million U.S.) planned dinosaur attraction. If the Dorset museum, which’ll host this new “Jurassic Park,” goes ahead with the project, …

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