Annual PURGE commences at Universal Studios Hollywood & Orlando

PRESS RELEASE: Beginning Friday, September 18, the annual Purge will commence at “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as both parks debut all-new disturbingly-real experiences, inspired by Universal’s popular franchise film series created by writer and director James DeMonaco and produced by Blumhouse Productions and …

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Just How Tall Can Roller Coasters Get?

This is not a rhetorical question these days. Theme parks have engaged in a dizzying quest for height in recent years that has spawned a number of roller coasters as tall as skyscrapers. Altitude rather than velocity has become such a defining characteristic that rides that take advantage of their …

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Beech Bend Ride Malfunctions

As children and parents made their way around the tracks of the Dragon Coaster at Beech Bend Amusement Park on Saturday afternoon, they were jarred when the ride came to a sudden stop. “It just came to more of an abrupt stop than normal, but everything’s cool,” said park manager …

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Incredible Hulk Closing for Overhaul

If you head over to Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure after next month and want to ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster, try not to get angry. We won’t like it if you get angry. The 110-foot coaster which reaches speeds of 67 mph will be closed starting Sept. 8 for …

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Cedar Point Guest Dies After Being Struck by Raptor Roller Coaster

A guest at Cedar Point has died after being struck by the Raptor roller coaster Thursday evening. The amusement park posted the news to its Facebook page, explaining the guest had entered a restricted fenced-in area: “At approximately 5 p.m., a guest entered a restricted, fenced area of the Raptor …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Casts This is the End

Universal City, California, August 12, 2015 – In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during “Halloween Horror Nights,” Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, “This is the End 3D,” based on 2013’s hit movie …

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New Details on Knott's Halloween '15

Knott’s Berry Farm will add a new haunted maze for Halloween Haunt 2015 featuring a vengeful ice queen and will bring back an interactive zombie-killing experience that arms visitors with simulated military assault weapons. The 43rd Knott’s Scary Farm will start Sept. 24 and run on select nights through Oct. …

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Conquer 8 Thrill Rides in Las Vegas on National Roller Coaster Day

Thrill seekers who want to add to the tally of roller coasters they’ve conquered can score deals and special promotions on eight thrill rides in Las Vegas for National Roller Coaster Day on Aug. 16. At the Roller Coaster at New York-New York, guests can nab buy-one-get-one-free passes to the …

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Producer of Blair With Project Unearths Howl-O-Scream Tampa

PRESS RELEASE: A bone-chilling, sinister force descends on Busch Gardens® Tampa for 19 select nights this fall during Tampa’s premier Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream® 2015. This year, Busch Gardens joins forces with award-winning horror filmmaker extraordinaire, Robin Cowie, producer of the Blair Witch Project, to Unearth an unimaginable evil. Source: coaster-net.com

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