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Kentucky Kingdom Unveils Plans for Storm Chaser

  Kentucky Kingdom unveiled plans for its fifth roller coaster on Monday, a behemoth that will stand 100 feet tall at its highest point and incorporate parts of a former coaster, Twisted Twins, that has sat dormant at the Louisville amusement park for years. The $15 million Storm Chaser, with a track length of 2,744 feet and a maximum velocity …

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Simworx Acquires Robocoaster

PRESS RELEASE: Simworx, one of the world’s leading suppliers of turnkey advanced media-based theme park attractions, has completed the acquisition of RoboCoaster, the game-changing innovator behind some of the world’s most successful theme park rides. Simworx has worked with RoboCoaster during the course of the last 2 years under a highly successful Teaming Agreement and this new development was seen …

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Final Days Counting Down for Thunder Road

The final days for the Thunder Road roller coaster are approaching without much fanfare. Soon Carowinds will remove the ride for what is expected to be an expansion of its water park. The lines for the final rides haven’t been long, but the enthusiasts have been running to Thunder Road’s station to get the best seats – the two in …

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Closing Roar

After 16 years of stomach-churning drops, crossovers, reversals and turns, the Roar roller coaster in Vallejo will coast into retirement. The Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park announced Thursday that the ride will close at the end of National Roller Coaster Day, Aug. 16. The wooden coaster, named for the roar of a California sea lion, made its debut in …

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INSIDIOUS FRANCHISE TO POSSESS UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

PRESS RELEASE: This fall, it’s not the maze that’s haunted…YOU ARE. The twisted minds behind Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are teaming up with Focus Features and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to create all-new mazes based on the chilling Insidious film franchise. The announcement comes after the third installment of the film, Insidious: Chapter …

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