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SeaWorld Orlando Announces Plans for 200 Foot Coaster

Tallest, fastest, longest in Orlando

April 24, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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PRESS RELEASE:
Something is stirring beneath the surface at SeaWorld Orlando, preparing to rise from the ocean depths and soar to thrilling new heights. Get ready for the frenzy of SeaWorld’s new 200-foot-tall coaster. In 2016, this thriller will take its place atop the food chain as Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster. More details on the new addition will surface in late-May. SeaWorld is a one-of-a-kind theme park with a variety of attractions including awe-inspiring animal encounters, thrilling rides and spectacular shows. Follow #nothingfaster as the frenzy starts. Continue article...

Live Updates from Thunderbird Media Day at Holiday World

April 23, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Throughout the day today we will be giving updates from Dwain who is live at Thunderbird's media day!

Via Twitter:
Edgar Allen Poe is not happy with these cold temps. 34 degrees #holidayworld http://ow.ly/i/auygT

And we are in.

#Launchtime https://www.facebook.com/coaster.royalty/videos/447470298748212

OMG this coaster is so awesome!!!





Please join us in the forums to give us your opinions and thoughts! Holiday World Discussion Forum

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Beat the Beast Returns with a Huge News Update

April 20, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

Join Andy and Dwain as they cover all the latest news and trending social media topics all while racing The Beast! This week they discuss the rumored Cedar Fair dark rides, the new Acengers ride, Thunderbird Ice Cream and PETA protesting Joel Manby's house.

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Hotel Breakers Reopens with Modern Look, Nod to Past

Refurbishment is nearly complete

April 20, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Cedar Point's historic Hotel Breakers, one of the oldest and largest hotels in Ohio, reopens next month with fewer rooms and a new, modern look.

Cedar Point is in the final, frenzied weeks of a massive remodel of the aging lakefront inn, which opened in 1905, when most guests arrived by boat.

As was the case then, the most spectacular feature of the hotel remains its location: on a wide, sandy beach, steps from Lake Erie.

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COASTER-net Uncut Returns with a New Debate: What State is the Best State for Roller Coasters?

April 18, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

After a few months absence due to the Thrilling 32, COASTER-net Uncut returns with a hot debate: What state is the best for roller coasters? Join Danny and Andy as they try to settle if its Florida, California, Pennsylvania or maybe even somewhere else on Eipsode 21!

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Whats New at Kings Island in 2015

Park officially opens to the public for the 2015 season

April 17, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Kings Island spokesman Don Helbig has a message for park enthusiasts this season: Come for the thrill rides, stay for the food and family attractions.

The Mason amusement park's world record-breaking roller coaster Banshee will continue to be the biggest draw this season, Helbig said. The $24 million ride became the world's longest inverted steel coaster when it debuted last year.

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Dorney Park to Build Permanent Structure for Haunted House

Will be located near Steel Force

April 17, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Dorney Park is planning to bring more scare power to its fall Halloween Haunt attraction with a permanent haunted house. Dorney representatives told South Whitehall Township planners Thursday about the proposed haunted house, which will be built near the Steel Force rollercoaster. The plans call for a one-story, 3,200-square-foot building with a sidewalk, queue lines and a service drive. It would cover 0.3 acres of the 187-acre property. The park hopes to start construction on the building this summer and have it completed in time for the fall Halloween Haunt weekends, according to Adam Smith, civil engineer for the project with Barry Isett & Associates. Continue article...

PETA Plans to Protest at the Home of New SeaWorld CEO

SeaWorld responds

April 17, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Less than two weeks after taking on the post of chief executive of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., Joel Manby can expect a harsh welcome from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal rights group, which has been criticizing SeaWorld's treatment of trained killer whales, plans a protest in front of Manby's Georgia home Saturday. The group plans to carry signs that say, "Joel Manby Runs Orca Prisons" and "The World Is Watching: Release Orcas to Sanctuaries." SeaWorld called PETA's planned protest a "new low" for the animal rights group, saying it should instead spend time trying to rescue and rehabilitate animals. Continue article...

Cedar Fair Plans Dark Rides for All Its Amusement Parks

What park will be next?

April 15, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Best known for its collection of behemoth steel roller coasters, a chain of regional amusement parks plans a concerted push into immersive dark rides long considered the exclusive domain of Disney and Universal theme parks.

Cedar Fair — the parent company of Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Point and Canada's Wonderland — has already introduced a pair of interactive dark rides and plans a portfolio of future attractions under the banner of Amusement Dark.

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Holiday World Unveils New Thunderbird Ice Cream

Will be sold in 27 states

April 13, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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PRESS RELEASE: With only two weeks remaining until the new Thunderbird roller coaster opens at Holiday World, an edible version is rolling into grocery stores in 27 states. “Thunderbird Ice Cream is a fun collaboration between Holiday World and Prairie Farms,” said Holiday World Vice President Eric Snow in a press release. “We sampled a lot of creative flavor combinations and ultimately decided Thunderbird Ice Cream should be a delicious combination of vanilla ice cream with loops of caramel and spicy ‘scorched’ pecans.” Thunderbird Ice Cream will be available at Holiday World this season, plus in half-gallon cartons at grocery stores that carry Prairie Farms Ice Cream in the midwest, east coast and south. Continue article...

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