Good news for Kings Island fans.
The Mason, Ohio park has announced it will open for Passholder Preview Days on Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9, 2021.
Now the bad news: that's a month later than when it usually opens, which tends to be in mid-April during non-pandemic years.
Cedar Point released its opening date for the 2021 season Thursday afternoon.
The park will open May 14, according to an email.
Carowinds amusement park, shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, finally has announced an opening date for its 2021 season.
The theme park announced Thursday it will reopen on May 22.
Several health and safety procedures will be in check, including advanced visit planning, required face coverings, health screenings and more. Season passholders who purchased their passes prior to Aug. 4 will be offered reward perks.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Six Flags Great Adventure has big news for thrillseekers! The Jackson amusement park just finished laying the track for its new Jersey Devil roller coaster. Once open, it will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single-rail coaster. The last piece was installed yesterday, and topped off the coasters 130-foot high track. This tallest single-rail coaster will be yet another record-breaking rollercoaster for the park, which is also home to the world’s tallest roller coaster Kingda Ka.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
The countdown to a new owner for Conneaut Lake Park — who will maintain public access to the historic park — is underway.
Calling it "a good plan," U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Jeffrey A. Deller on Tuesday approved Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park's motion to auction the park's assets for at least $1.2 million on March 2. Deller's approval followed a 25-minute hearing held via video conference by U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western Pennsylvania.
James Earl Williams Jr. was just 9 years old the first time he visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
The park was still new, and his uncle Roosevelt, a truck driver, stumbled upon it, bringing his family back for a day of family fun.
One of the first rides Williams got on was the Glissade, a twisty, steel roller coaster that sent riders flying up to 60 miles per hour, per Pilot archives.
“That was back in the ’70s,” said Williams, now 53. “We’ve been going ever since then.”
he newest LEGOLAND resort has finished construction on the iconic entrance archway as the New York site nears completion.
LEGOLAND New York is the latest in the LEGO Group’s range of theme park locations. The resort was originally planned to open last year but was hit with inevitable delays related to the ongoing pandemic. Now the resort is due to finally open in 2021, and a new time lapse video might help to convince fans.
Folks with a yen for negative G-forces and churros in the heart of winter have long been able to head to destination theme parks in temperate Florida and California.
Those hoping to get their roller coaster fixes at parks in other parts of the country were generally out of luck. That’s changing as some seasonal parks open their gates in January and February and switch to four-season, year-round operation. But the screams reverberating on their midways this time of year may be as much from cold-weather chills as coaster thrills.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
A “qualified cash buyer” has come forward and offered to buy all of the assets at Conneaut Lake Park, according to an announcement Friday.
The park’s trustees said they received an offer from the buyer who wants to “invest in the property” and “expand on the... momentum the park has gained.”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has anchored itself in Vallejo since relocating from Redwood City in 1987 and rumors of the theme park sniffing around Fresno are unfounded, according to Vallejo city officials.
The Times-Herald received an email late Thursday from a citizen claiming that Six Flags is “eventually going to move out of its present location to Fresno” presumably because the park was dissatisfied with the alleged slow progress of Mare Island and the Solano County Fairgrounds’ 360 Project.
Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff put his thumb down on any Vallejo-to-Fresno move.