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Holiday World 2015 Announcement

July 24, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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We will have all of the info right here as it comes in! Keep refreshing for the latest! Its a launched wing rider! Thunderbird! Specifics: B&M Launched Wing Rider Flywheel building named for @Will_Koch - #WillPower THUNDERBIRD will launch riders 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. 3,035 feet feet long with four inversions. tallest wing coaster loop 125 140 feet tall Courtesy Holiday World From start to finish: Launch, using LSM technology Immelmann loop Loop Horseshoe Elevated Spiral Zero-G roll S curve 2 “headchopper” keyholes Carousel 360 in-line twist (barrel roll) 2 Crossovers with The Voyage SPEED: Thunderbird’s top speed is 60 miles per hour RIDE TIME: 1 minute, 18 seconds (station to station) TRAINS: Two, each with five four-person coaches CAPACITY: 1,140 Guests per hour HEIGHT LIMIT: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

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Ride Gallery Update

July 10, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Hey Coaster Fans! The Ride Gallery Department has been hard at work over the past month and content is starting to be added on a consistent basis! Within this update, we have a mix of new and old coasters covering the whole world! Below find links to all of the coaster that we have recently completed. If there is a coaster that you do not see on our list, let us know and we will get it completed! 1. Eurosat @ Europa Park 2. Schweizer Bobbahn @ Europa Park 3. Grottenblitz @ Heide Park 4. Schweizer Bobbahn @ Heide Park 5.

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Ride Gallery Update

May 28, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Hey Coaster Fans! The Ride Gallery Department has been hard at work over the past month and content is starting to be added on a consistent basis! Within this update, we have a mix of new and old coasters covering the whole world! Below find links to all of the coaster that we have recently completed. If there is a coaster that you do not see on our list, let us know and we will get it completed! 1. Matterhorn Blitz @ Europa 2. Sky Scream @ Holiday Park 3. Colorado Adventure @ Phantasialand 4. Bob @ Efteling 5.

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Amusement Park News

Splish Splash $2 Million Attraction Opens at Gilroy

Children get interactive experience while getting wet

July 28, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

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Summer is in full swing and amusement parks and water parks are seeing millions of people come through their gates each and every day throughout the country. One of the major activities for children in the summer is the chance to go to a water park or enjoy a dip in their local pool. Children who live near Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy, California are getting the chance to not only splash around in water, but also getting a lesson about plants and water conservation in the process. According to the Gilroy Dispatch, the park recently opened and turned on the water to a new $2 million attraction for children inside Water Oasis.

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Accident on Skyhawk at Cedar Point Injures Two

Ride cable detached

July 27, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Last night, Cedar Point's Skyhawk experienced an accident that injured two people. At around 10PM, one of the cables on the Skyhawk ride vehicle detached. Reports from eyewitnesses say that the cable then knocked down a significant portion of the fencing separating the ride area from the midway. Two guests were injured in the incident. One was taken to a local hospital for evaluation while another was treated on scene. It is unclear if the guests were injured while they were on ride or when they were viewing the ride. According to the Theme Park Maniacs, the injuries include one man who suffered facial injuries when debris hit him and one boy who had a broken leg.

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Enthusiast Rides Wooden Coaster for 40 Hours

British man raises over £1,000 after riding Megafobia at Oakwood Park 497 times.

July 27, 2014 - lachlan

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A British dad has raised over £1,000 after riding the Megafobia roller coaster at Oakwood Theme Park for 40 hours over five days. Roller coaster enthusiast Mark Lewis, 44, rode Megafobia a total of 497 times to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. His son, Ryan, was treated at the hospital three months after he was born with a rare blood disorder. Now 18 years old, Ryan took a few rides with his dad during his fundraiser and is proud of his father's efforts. As a member of the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain and the European Coaster Club, Mark says that Oakwood Theme Park has been very supportive.

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