Preserving the Past at Knott's Berry Farm

Matt Ouimet, the CEO of Knott’s parent company Cedar Fair, lied. Or at least he told the facilitator of focus groups to fib – Knott’s was closing, they were told. “People had reactions like, ‘What will we do without it?’ ‘I want to take my daughter there,’ ” a chuckling Ouimet recalled about guests’ emotional attachment to the park. Source: …

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Metal Detectors Installed on Rip Ride Rockit Coaster at Universal

Universal Orlando on Wednesday began testing the use of metal detectors for roller coaster passengers to ensure rider safety, according to the theme park. The park said one metal detector was put into use Wednesday morning at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster at Universal Studios. If the test runs smoothly, the park said it will consider putting stand-alone detectors …

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First Rider Auction Announced for Thunderbird

The nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public in just over a month, and Holiday World officials have launched a charity auction for the very first public rides. Holiday World’s auction, ending on April 8, will have 20 winners who will each claim a pair of seats on Thunderbird’s first public rides. Source: coaster-net.com

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Fury Delivers the Fury on Media Day at Carowinds

The states of North and South Carolina were a big buzz today as Carowinds unveiled their world record breaking coaster Fury 325. Media and coaster enthusiasts arrived to a beautiful scene as Fury 325 wound its way across and under the new entrance area of the park. The new entrance garners a new and refreshing entrance for guests as they …

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Tempesto Announced for 2015 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

PRESS RELEASE: Busch Gardens’ newest thrill attraction, Tempesto, debuts April 25 at Busch Gardens. Park President Carl Lum announced the launch coaster’s name, its key features and its opening date during a special pass member preview day held March 21. Tempesto’s three launch experiences propel riders forward and backward through the ride’s station house, speeding past waiting guests at more …

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