Monday March 13, 2017
Park Structure Collapses After Crash, Felony Charges Expected
The historic Lakeside Amusement Park will have to replace a parking structure
after a 34-year-old man crashed his car into the pillar of the structure.
Park's most terrifying attraction is now scarier than ever
Feedback revealed guests wanted the experience to be deeper, darker and more
intense. So this year, a VR scene which
was deleted last year due to fears guests would find the content too intense,
has been resurrected.
look: Miss Adventure Falls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon has debuted its new water slide dubbed Miss Adventure
Falls. Eager riders went there straightaway Sunday morning.
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Texas president says “unprecedented” additions planned for Six Flags park
Six Flags Fiesta Texas, which opened on March 14, 1992, will unveil several new
events and attractions this season. But some of the more significant changes
are yet to come.
hedge fund opposes Walt Disney's move on Disneyland Paris
Paris-based CIAM, which owns 1.4 percent of Euro Disney shares, has written to
the board of the French company to object to what it believes are plans by Walt
Disney to force out minority shareholders.
weather prompts water parks' closure at Disney, SeaWorld, Legoland
The forecast of colder weather has prompted the closure of water parks at Walt
Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando.
Wednesday March 15, 2017
Syndicate announces scary return to Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends
The park and Midnight Syndicate — the Northeast Ohio musicians who pen
frightful soundtracks for haunted houses nationwide — have announced that they
are once again teaming up for the Sandusky amusement park’s scary fall
Lake Park trustees close to selling more property to make up tax debt
Approval of the sale of two more lots at Conneaut Lake will be sought in
federal court next month by Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park.
Adventures ready for spring break
Wild Adventures will be open Thursday through Sunday during March and open
every day March 30 through April 9 to help area students and their families
enjoy spring break. The park returns to weekend only operations April 14 and
begins summer daily operation on May 18.
balloon ride set to open at Drayton Manor Park
James and the Red Balloon, set to delight visitors from Saturday, April 1, is
based on the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine character James - the red engine -
and his naughty antics with a hot air balloon.
Studios Beijing Will Create a Whopping 40,000 Jobs
The highly-anticipated Universal Studios Beijing will be the largest ever
Universal theme park. Construction on the park began in Tongzhou late last
year, and it is now being reported that the massive project will bring 40,000
jobs to Beijing
numbers steadily rising at Alton Towers after a drop in wake of Smiler crash
The Staffordshire theme park is reporting a steady rise in the number of
visitors in the wake of the Smiler roller coaster crash in 2015.
expands new food festival's schedule
SeaWorld Orlando is adding days to its new Seven Seas Food Festival. Starting
Friday, the event will be a part of the theme park’s lineup every day through
Thursday March 16, 2017
draws crowds with thrilling rides
The park, which averages around 128,000 visitors per year and 12,000 to 15,000
a week during the spring and summer, gets roughly 95 percent of its business
from out-of-town guests — most of which from the San Antonio and Houston areas.
Kings Island Coaster Ride Vehicles Draw Inspiration from Classic Chevrolet
The ride vehicles of Mystic Timbers, the newest roller coaster at Kings Island,
appear to be based upon a classic Chevrolet C-10 truck model
Land: Potential new owner hopes to re-open park this summer
Santa's Land in Putney could re-open this summer if the Windham County Probate
Court gives a Connecticut man the OK to buy the property.
of Caribbean celebrates 50th anniversary at Disneyland
Launched on March 18, 1967, the original "Pirates" ride featured a
1,838-foot flume with a 12-minute running time, making it one of the longest
theme park rides in existence.
Friday March 17, 2017
Dimension Comics Joins Kennywood on Father’s Day to Present Super-Sized Event:
Featuring comic book vendors, artists, creators, and pop culture attractions,
Comicon will descend upon the home of Kenny Kangaroo, the Phantom and the Jack
Rabbit on Sunday, June 18.
Lawmakers Pushing for Amusement Park Regulations
If passed, the measure would require a park's insurance company to hire
experienced engineers for inspections rather than a private inspection.
offers to buy New Orleans' Six Flags park shunned as site's future remains
A committee reviewing proposals from three developers who hoped to buy the
property from the city's Industrial Development Board declined Thursday to
recommend accepting any of them, citing a lack of solid financial commitments.
of newborn found at sewage disposal plant of Tokyo Disneyland
The police suspect that the child, whose sex was not immediately clear, was
dumped within the seaside theme park because the facility treats sewer water
Valley: Four new attractions - and a special guest - announced for new season
Four new attractions and a visit from a children’s TV star have been announced
at Lightwater Valley.
Harry Potter Magic Coming to Universal Japan
Beginning on April 21, Universal Japan will dazzle the nighttime sky with an
all new Harry Potter show.