Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati, Ohio, doesn’t open until May 15, but that didn’t stop them from testing out their new Orion GIGA Coaster this week, with a few special guests. The ride voted 2020’s “Best New Amusement Park Attraction” by USA TODAY readers, plunges guests (and Bob Ross) down an exhilarating 300-foot drop before […]
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 […]
In 2021, Kings Island’s Racer will enter it’s 50th season of operation. Having thrilled millions of riders and started the second golden age of the wooden coaster, the ride has had a celebrated history. The twin 88 foot tall/3,415 foot long coaster has been a park favorite due to it’s unique layout. Although a racing […]
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 […]
Rain Waterpark has been a staple of the Thirsty Pony restaurant and an icon at the entryway to Cedar Point. After sitting abandoned for a few years, rumors swirled about an impending demolition. The demolition of the waterpark began today with the removal of the waterslides. Each fiberglass piece of the two slides was detached, […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2019, thrill seekers were abuzz with the activity of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. Many of their parks were scheduled to receive large coasters in back to back years. One of the parks scheduled to receive coasters in 2020 and 2021 was SeaWorld San Diego. The park was set to receive a second-gen B&M Dive […]
The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 has thrown a wrench into plans for many amusement parks around the world. One such park was Virginia’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW). The onset of the pandemic delayed the construction and opening of Pantheon, the world’s fastest Multi-launch coaster. One other BGW project that was impacted was their following 2021 […]
After Halloween Horror Nights 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic (and replaced with a smaller, daytime event), Universal has announced Halloween Horror Nights 30 will make its grand return in 2021 with a familiar face. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will return in 2021 to celebrate 30 years of fear together with the tagline […]
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