Lagoon’s Cannibal Delay Spurring Rumors, Frustration

Rumors about Lagoon’s newest ride, the Cannibal, are spreading faster than the coaster’s expected 70 mph speeds. But most of them are false. The ride, which has a highly visible tower, is featured on billboards and on the amusement park’s season passports. But the opening of the new attraction has been delayed and no one is saying exactly when thrill …

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The Derelict Theme Park Where Jurassic World’s Dinos Roam

Ten years after the federal levee failures, the fact that New Orleans still faces some urban decay is obvious. But well before Katrina passed through here, there was a massive, 150-acre amusement park complex just east of the city that was already in decline. Originally called Jazzland, the summer destination closed in 2002 due to financial woes; Six Flags soon …

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Howl-O-Scream Is Unearthed for 2015

PRESS RELEASE: This fall, for 19 select nights, Howl-O-Scream® 2015 returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa with sinister surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner. Howl-O-Scream 2015 has Unearthed a new evil and Busch Gardens’ 300 acres will be overgrown with new dark and sinister fun. Hundreds of roaming creatures will swarm in the streets, making escape nearly impossible. Source:

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Wet ‘N Wild Orlando Set to Close

Since it’s opening in 1977, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has been a place where guests have created wonderful memories. As America’s first water park, Wet ‘n Wild has been the birthplace of numerous innovations that are now considered a common part of the water park experience. Today, we are announcing that the park will close permanently on December 31, 2016. …

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Girl Found Unconscious on Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Dies

A 10-year-old girl has died after she was found unconscious Friday on a Six Flags Magic Mountain roller coaster, officials said Monday. CBS Los Angeles reports that the victim was identified as Jasmine Martinez, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials. The theme park in Valencia said in a statement Friday that Martinez had been found breathing, but unconscious, after …

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