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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

Puss in Boots Set to Invade Universal Studios Singapore

Both a roller coaster and stage show set to debut soon

July 29, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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PRESS RELEASE: His name has become legend, and his return will be celebrated. Puss In Boots will soon embark on more epic adventures at Universal Studios Singapore, as guests ride onboard an anti-gravity, swashbuckling journey of giant scale at the Far Far Away themed zone. In a giant’s castle now overgrown by a magical beanstalk, a new suspended roller coaster ride will strap guests in for a wild goose chase with Puss and his accomplice, Kitty Soft Paws. The new outdoor ride, aptly named Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, is expected to thrill park guests as it takes flight with an original storyline.

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Political Controversy over "Frozen" at EPCOT

Disney caught off guard by the success of Frozen

July 28, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

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One of the hottest animated movies to come out of Disney since the Lion King has caused an international controversy in Orlando which is not something that you typically see in everyday theme park happenings. According to dailyfinance.com, Norway is upset with how Disney’s Epcot center is handling the Frozen phenomenon that has swept the nation by storm over the past year. The back of the Epcot is where the World Showcase is located. This is where international countries host and help finance pavilions that feature merchandise, restaurants, and attractions. Norway is one of only two countries that have an actual ride as a part of their pavilion.

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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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