Banshee Screams It's One Millionth Ride

PRESS RELEASE: Grant Pedersen of Lexington, KY scored the one millionth ride on the new record-breaking Banshee roller coaster Thursday, which opened April 18 at Kings Island. Pedersen was awarded a Banshee gift package that included a poster, picture frame, T-shirt, glass cube, coffee mug, tote bag, commemorative limited edition …

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New Haunt Named Rougarou Headed for Kings Island?

This June, Kings Island submitted an application for building permits for a 4992 square foot building to be built next to the Beast roller coaster. Being that the building will only be coded for a maximum occupancy of 233, it seems very likely that this will be a new indoor …

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Teen Dies on Inferno Coaster at Terra Mitica

Around 4:30 P.M. an 18 year old British teenager was killed on the Inferno roller coaster at Terra Mitica in Spain. The teenager was flung from the ride but was alive when paramedics arrived. The teen had suffered multiple fractures and a head wound. He later died of cardiac arrest …

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Merlin Entertainments Announces Agreement to Open LEGOLAND Japan

PRESS RELEASE: Merlin Entertainments plc (Merlin) today announces it will open its first LEGOLAND park in Japan, which is the second biggest theme park market in the world. The new park, to be located in the city of Nagoya, will cost c¥32 billion (c£185 million) in total and adds to …

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Asked to Stop Elephant Rides

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has come under fire again from an animal rights activists group called Animal Defenders International. The group is opposed to the park using elephants supplied by the company Have Trunks Will Travel to give rides to guests. The group says that the elephants have been mistreated …

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Six Flags-Branded Theme Parks to Open in China

PRESS RELEASE: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, and Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd., a leading real estate developer in China, announced today a new strategic partnership to build multiple Six Flags-branded theme parks in China over the next decade. “Our international expansion strategy …

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A Special Day at Six Flags Over Texas

Ben Pierce is not your average 9 year old child. Unlike many others his age, he has created a sight seeing bucket list. This is because Ben has a rare condition, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Ben’s case of ROP is not mild and his vision will worsen profoundly as he …

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Katy Perry Soars on Wild Eagle at Dollywood

Last Thursday, guests at Dollywood were treated to a special surprise as Katy Perry was in attendance at the park. Katy Perry, a fan of Dolly Parton, decided to attend the park for a day of fun and roller coasters while having some extra time to spend in Tennessee. Source: …

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Skyline Attractions Launches!

PRESS RELEASE: Four amusement industry veterans announced today the founding of Skyline Attractions, LLC. Chris Gray, Jeff Pike, Evan Souliere, and Bill Wydra boast more than 50 years combined experience in amusement ride and device development. They will bring their lifelong passion for amusement parks and spectacular new ideas to …

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