Cedar Fair Pursues New Strategies

Cedar Fair LP is on pace for a record $1.23 billion in revenues this year, but the amusement park chain believes there’s still more money it’s failing to get. Company Chief Executive Matt Ouimet, at an investor conference Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif., outlined new strategies that included electronic photo …

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New Kinzel bio reveals how famous roller coasters were created

Thank heavens a now-forgotten Walt Disney manager decided that Richard “Dick” Kinzel wasn’t good enough for Disney. Cedar Point might never have gotten the roller coaster king. Kinzel’s rejection by the Mickey Mouse empire is one of the revelations of “Dick Kinzel: Roller Coaster King of Cedar Point Amusement Park” …

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'Human error' caused Alton Towers crash

Two women needed leg amputations after the Smiler ride crashed into an empty carriage in front of it on 2 June. The safety control system was manually overridden without the proper protocols being followed, an investigation concluded. No technical or mechanical issues were found with the ride itself. Source: coaster-net.com

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Alabama Splash Adventure Adds New Rides, Amenities

Alabama Splash Adventure on Wednesday announced it will implement capital improvements to increase guest comfort in 2016. Two new rides will be added to the park, including a Drop Zone that will raise up to six guests of all ages nearly 30 feet in the air, the company said in …

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Busch Gardens Reveals New Particulars About Cobra’s Curse Coaster

Busch Gardens unveiled new details for its latest roller coaster, Cobra’s Curse, which is scheduled to open next year, at the International Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando this week. The family friendly roller coaster which twirls and has a 70-foot vertical lift has been under construction since January. …

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IAAPA Expo In Orlando Opens With New Innovations

Bright, tall and with new ideas that are going places. “This has never been done with any other dark ride in the world,” shares Julie Estrada, Legoland Spokesperson just moments before announcing details of a new ride. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) annual Expo opened Tuesday …

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Legoland Resorts Announces New Ninjago The Ride

Legoland Resorts announced Tuesday that a ride based on the Lego Ninjago toy line and cartoon series will be built in Legoland California Resort. Ninjago The Ride will open in California in spring, and Legoland Billund in Denmark and Legoland Malaysia next November, said Hans Aksel Pedersen, managing director of …

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Season of the Force Begins November 16 at Disneyland Park in California

Here at Disneyland park in Southern California, we’re preparing to celebrate the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences in Tomorrowland beginning November 16. Season of the Force will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with special experiences: Star Wars Launch Bay This new area …

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