It’s that time of year again! This week industry professionals from across the globe tuned in online to honor the best of the best in the amusement industry. The Golden Ticket Awards by Amusement Today are like the Oscars for amusement parks. Each year, a detailed survey is sent to experienced and well-traveled amusement park experts […]
Elitch Gardens is now requiring teenagers under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult — a rule change stemming from unsupervised teenagers at the park. “Elitch Gardens will continue to provide quality, safe family fun for Denver families as we have for the last 130 years,” said Elitch Gardens Marketing Manager Jolie DeBois. “We […]
Lake Compounce’s 175th birthday celebration gets bigger starting this weekend. Venus Vortex, Lake Compounce’s largest water slide to date, opens for adventurous riders Saturday, May 29. After being devoured by the Venus flytrap-themed thriller, guests can do the dining themselves throughout June at the first-ever Bites and Pints Food & Drink Festival beginning June 5. […]
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced the birth of a Bornean Orangutan, the first successful orangutan birth at the zoo since 2014 and the fifth since the RainForest opened in 1992. The baby boy was born to mother Kera Wak on April 28. He joins father Tiram, sister Merah, and another orangutan, Kayla at the Zoo. The […]
The Tumble Bug, an iconic amusement ride, was a staple of the American Amusement Park from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. They were seen at parks suck as Kings Island, Coney Island, Kennywood, Cedar Point, Hersheypark, and even Geauga Lake. Until today, there were two surviving models — one located at Kennywood and the other […]
The Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 has severely impacted the amusement and entertainment industries. While many parks are looking past 2020, the repercussions are wrecking havoc for many 2021 plans. Cedar Point is one of many parks impacted by the aftermath of the pandemic. Originally, when the 2021 season calendar was announced, Cedar Point had numerous […]
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, one of the Northeast’s largest and most tropically-themed waterparks, will kick off its 2021 season May 15. A two-week spring preview will feature many of the park’s rides, dining and shopping locations and offer “a taste of summer” prior to the official season launch Memorial Day weekend. This windswept paradise is located […]
In the start of 2020, the expansion at Busch Gardens Williamsburg was the talk of the amusement park industry. The park announced Pantheon, a unique launch coaster, and work was beginning on a record breaking shuttle coaster, termed “Drachen Spire” by coaster enthusiasts. As the COVID pandemic struck, many were wondering what the fate of […]
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has announced that Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, Illinois, will open for its 45th year on April 24, 2021 with a full array of rides and attractions. In addition, their waterpark will be opening as a separate entity on May 29 — at which time “Hurricane Harbor Chicago” will become the […]
Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced a new Halloween event – Busch Gardens® Halloween Harvest for the fall season. Park guests can safely celebrate Halloween and all things fun during the day and creepy at night at this limited capacity outdoor event. Fifteen iconic roller coasters and rides, contactless trick-or-treating for the kids, a pumpkin scavenger hunt and […]
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