HOLIDAY WORLD ANNOUNCES THUNDERBIRD, THE NATION’S FIRST LAUNCHED WING COASTER

The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015. Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and loop. Continuing Holiday …

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Despite Floods ValleyFair Rides Have No Damage

Mother nature can sometimes be unkind to theme parks forcing them to close and in more serious conditions causing serious damage. The massive storms that hit the Midwest a few weeks ago did cause serious issues for ValleyFair. For a number of days much of the park and parking lot …

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Cyclone Ends 31 Year Run at Six Flags New England

Since the summer of 1983, Cyclone at Six Flags New England has delivered more than 15 million rides. On Sunday, the ride delivered its last. Fans of Cyclone traveled from great distances to try to ride the classic wooden coaster once last time. According to The Courant, Trisha Vickers and …

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The Purge: Anarchy Invades Halloween Horror Nights

PRESS RELEASE: As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, “The Purge: Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror …

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Diamondback Delivers 10 Millionth Ride

    PRESS RELEASE: Kings Island on Monday gave its 10-millionth ride on its tallest and fastest roller coaster, “Diamondback,” which opened in 2009. The rider was Mike Brogan of Cincinnati, Ohio, who received a package of Diamondback souvenir items including T-shirts, hats, glassware, novelty items and a large sign …

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Cedar Point Expands Night Offerings with 2 New Experiences

PRESS RELEASE: When looking to have your best day of the summer, one doesn’t need to look any further than Cedar Point. The popular vacation destination was recently named one of the top amusement parks in the United States by TripAdvisor® in their annual Traveler’s Choice awards. These prestigious awards …

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Proposed Tax Hike on Cedar Point Tickets

Your ticket to Cedar Point could cost a little bit more if the residents of Sandusky have their way. A proposal has been made to the city commission to raise the amusement tax placed on each ticket sold at Cedar Point from 3% to 6%. In the last ten years, …

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Trip Advisor Releases the Top 25 American Amusement Parks

This week Trip Advisor has released its “Best of 2014” lists and among the items rated were the best amusement parks the United States has to offer. The list of the top American amusement parks was compiled based on the reviews of the millions of users that Trip Advisor has. …

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From Dusk Till Dawn Announced as New Maze at Halloween Horror Nights

PRESS RELEASE: From cult horror film to breakthrough television series on El Rey Network, “From Dusk Till Dawn” will add terrifying maze to its credits when filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s acclaimed supernatural show debuts as a menacing new “Halloween Horror Nights” experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning …

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The Sun Rises Again on Ghost Town in the Sky

The North Carolina amusement park, Ghost Town in the Sky, was reopened on Friday, July 4th and business is looking good. Over 2,000 guests attended opening day, far exceeding the expected number of 500. According to the park, around 70% of the park is open to the public. Source: coaster-net.com

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