Silver Dollar City has recently re-opened for the 2021 season. The park, coming off the recent success of Mystic River Falls appears to have more projects in line. Construction walls have gone up around the exterior portions of Fireman’s Landing. The walls are crudely built, with trees poking through holes in the wall, perhaps in […]
Back in 2005, one of the most devastating hurricanes in history touched down in New Orleans. One of the sites in its path of destruction was Six Flags New Orleans — which closed in August of 2005 in preparation for the storm and never re-opened after hurricane Katrina flooded the 250 acre theme park. After […]
The Beach Waterpark has been quiet for nearly all of 2020. Having last operated in 2019, many wondered what would happen to the water park and the surrounding land. In the last few weeks, there has been progress in reviving the area, but not as a waterpark… In March of 2021, a new proposal for […]
Bill Kitchen, legendary ride and attraction inventor, has unveiled SkyScreamer — an evolution of the popular SkyCoaster ride. He’s optimistic about the future as theme park fanatics are enthusiastic about discovering thrilling new experiences the industry has to offer. US Thrillrides LLC, which was founded by Kitchen, unveiled the Skyscreamer, a sister attraction to the […]
The process of building a roller coaster is a drawn out process that usually takes several years. While the planning, alterations, and designing of the coaster happens in park offices, the most dramatic and recognized stages of the procedure is the physical construction. Generally the coasters are built while parks are closed, but more and […]
Last week, the Columbus Zoo shocked the amusement industry announcing their second roller coaster, Tidal Twist. The ride, manufactured by Zamperla, is a standard Twister 420STD coaster. A unique feature of this ride is the cars becoming unlocked for the entire second half of the ride, causing the cars to free spin. The ride has […]
As construction continues on the $27 million Kings Island Camp Cedar, Warren County is already seeing economic benefits. Through the hiring of subcontractors and suppliers locally and through Ohio, $12 million has been directly invested in the region. Opening in June, the luxury outdoor resort will generate property tax for Deerfield Township and Warren County. […]
Universal Orlando Resort’s Grad Bash and Gradventure, the destination’s epic graduation events for high school and middle school students, will return in spring 2022. The events will take place across both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure on the following dates: Grad Bash: April 1, 2, 8, 29, 30 Gradventure: May 6, 13, […]
Ever since the demolition of Redwood Falls at the Columbus Zoo, guests have been asking if anything would replace the former log flume. While a few teases and potential “twists” were offered, folks eagerly waited for an official announcement. The Columbus Zoo surprised many today by announcing their second coaster, Tidal Twist. The announcement was […]
While Jurassic World VelociCoaster has been in development since January 2019, it’s finally official — Universal Studios Orlando will debut their new roller coaster on Thursday, June 10! Thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to soar 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack as Universal Orlando opens Jurassic World […]
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