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 […]
Carowinds has named Manny Gonzalez the new vice president and general manager of the park. He succeeds Pat Jones, who has been promoted to senior vice president, park operations, at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Carowinds’ parent company. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience to Carowinds, having held leadership roles with a number of recognized companies […]
Huron native Carrie Boldman has been named the new vice president and general manager at Cedar Point. She succeeds Jason McClure, who has been promoted to senior vice president, park operations, at Cedar Point’s parent company, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Boldman previously served as Cedar Point’s vice president of merchandise and games, and brings 25 […]
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 […]
Spring is here! With warmer temperatures sliding into the daily forecast, many amusement parks across the country are preparing for the 2021 season. Kings Island, located just outside of Cincinnati, has been very busy during the Winter months performing ride maintenance, cleaning, painting, landscaping, and even refurbishing old rides such as The Racer – which […]
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 […]
Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced plans to re-open their theme park to pass members and season passholders on April 1 and 2 — then, to the general public on April 3, 2021. In accordance with state reopening guidelines for theme parks, Six Flags Magic Mountain will operate at reduced attendance levels utilizing a new […]
Universal Studios Japan hosted the grand opening of Super Nintendo World, bringing to life a themed and immersive land featuring Nintendo’s legendary worlds, characters, and adventures where guests play inside their favorite Nintendo games. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creator of Super Mario and J.L. Bonnier, President and CEO of Universal Studios Japan kicked off the festivities at […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into the operating budgets of amusement parks around the world. Some parks have decided to operate with a shortened season, while others have decided to close (and even remove) rides in order to save money. In a 2020 chain wide Q3 conference call, Six Flags confirmed they would […]
Busch Gardens Tampa will soon be welcoming guests to their ALL-NEW Giraffe Bar at Serengeti Overlook, offering panoramic indoor and outdoor views of the park’s expansive Serengeti Plain. Guests can marvel at giraffes, zebra, antelope, ostrich and more, while enjoying an all-new menu of shareable appetizers and a collection of cocktails, wine, and beer. While taking in […]
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