SORRY FOLKS! PARKS CLOSED! With bitter cold temperatures sweeping the east coast, several theme parks hosting annual holiday events, have changed their operating scheduled or closed early for the season. Here’s a quick run down of the parks effected so far: In Pennsylvania, Hersheypark has adjusted their opening time today (12/30/17) to 2pm to allow time to clear […]
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas spilled the beans today on their 2018 plans with a surprise announcement. The park plans to add an entirely new type of roller coaster to their all star lineup of thrill rides complete with a Wonder Woman theme! Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster is being built by the hugely popular Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) […]
Cassandra Peterson aka, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark made an appearance at The Mid Summer Scream Halloween Festival yesterday, along side Jeff Tucker for a presentation by Knott’s Scary Farm about their upcoming 45th season. She made the announcement that this will be her last season at Knott’s Scary Farm which is held at Knott’s Berry Farm amusement […]
Universal Studios Orlando has finally let the cat.. or Dragon.. out of the bag! As speculated for the last few years, Dragon Challenge, formally Dueling Dragons (1999-2010), will be closing forever on September 4th. The ride will reopen in 2019 as an all new highly-themed Harry Potter coaster. While Universal isn’t sharing many details just yet, Kristen […]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is already a jungle of construction walls with all of the exciting additions coming up, but now we can add one more project to the list. today, at the D23 Expo, Disney announced that the Great Movie Ride will be closing for good on August 13th 2017 and will be replaced by […]
Earlier this week, the Walt Disney Company was successful in taking over complete control of Disneyland Paris (aka Euro Disney). This includes Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Studios theme park, Disney Village, and the rest of the resort including several hotels. Laws in France require Disney to own 95% of the stock. They were able to […]
Disneyland has revealed some exciting new things this month! Just recently, Disney debuted a brand new Fastpass option for Matterhorn Bobsleds! Disneyland is currently still using the classic paper return fastpass, so you just need to scan your park admission ticket at a kiosk cart near Matterhorn to get a return time. Currently this appears to be […]
Just one day after Six Flags held their quarterly conference call with investors where they had said that the company was looking to acquire or lease more parks in North America, Six Flags announced that they were welcoming Waterworld in Concord California back into their family of world class amusement and water parks. Six Flags has reached an agreement with […]
Are you planing a trip to your favorite amusement park this weekend but also wanting to play Pokémon Go? Don’t want to miss a opportunity to catch that rare one? Don’t worry, Coaster Nation is here to help! Pokémon Go is a brand new app available on your smart phone app store or marketplace. The game allows players to […]
The famed Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England is the current Guinness World Record holder for most inversions on a roller coaster (14). On June 2nd 2015, two trains collided on The Smiler roller coaster in the UK at Alton Towers theme park leaving 16 injured including 5 in serious condition. The aftermath of the incident caused […]
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