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Seven-Story Water Slide Complex Coming To Kings Island In 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Kings Island announced Wednesday a major expansion to its Soak City Waterpark for the 2016 season with the addition of Tropical Plunge, a complex of six different water slide experiences towering nearly seven stories. Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex will start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they will wait anxiously for …

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Knott's Plans Makeover of 17-Year-Old GhostRider Wooden Coaster

Knott’s Berry Farm plans a full restoration of the aging GhostRider wooden coaster as part of a 75th anniversary celebration of the Ghost Town area of the Buena Park theme park. The few details released by Knott’s left many unanswered questions: Who will do the makeover? Will any inversions be added? Source: coaster-net.com

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SeaWorld Begins Installation Of New Roller-Coaster

The first piece of SeaWorld Orlando’s new 200-foot-tall hypercoaster surfaced this week as it travelled from the production facility in Ohio to its new home in Orlando. Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, and will reach speeds of 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track when it opens in summer 2016. Source: coaster-net.com

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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 Platinum Dunes. Source: coaster-net.com

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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 soaring heights have been given a name befitting a mammoth …

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