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American Dream Meadowlands has a new opening date, according to social media posts from the mega mall.
A post on the project's Instagram's account Tuesday states that the $5 billion retail and entertainment destination is "coming late summer."
The date is later than the March opening date developer Triple Five was shooting for. Gov. Phil Murphy earlier this month said that the opening date had been pushed back to "closer to June."
Universal Studios Hollywood has shared a new graphic, as well as new details for its upcoming attraction, “Jurassic World – The Ride,” which is set to open this summer.
Jumping out of the silver screen and into the real world, this attraction will immerse guests into newly themed environments and give new life to animatronic dinosaurs, including some new favorites from the “Jurassic World” films.
This ride is being reimagined under the direction of Universal Creative, the Academy Award-winning special effects team at Industrial Light & Magic, the brand stewards at Universal Pictures, and filmmakers Stephen Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, and Frank Marshall.
Westchester County lawmakers backed out of a meeting with the company under contract to manage Playland amusement park, as potential litigation looms over the deal.
Standard Amusements and members of the county legislature were supposed to meet last Mondayto talk about the company's contract and plans, but the discussion was canceled after elected officials said they were advised by county attorney John Nonna that Westchester could end up in court.
Standard is supposed to take over day-to-day operations of the county-owned park in November, but County Executive George Latimer’s administration has clashed with the company over the terms of the agreement. The contract was approved in 2016, two years before Latimer came into office.
This is not satire.
Universal Orlando plans on introducing a new air freshening system in the major Islands of Adventure restrooms that will feature distinctive scents for each island.
In addition, the scents will change with the seasons. Some examples given include Iced Piña Colada in Port of Entry over the Summer, or a Gingerbread scent for the holidays.
No timeframe was given, or if Universal plans on rolling out this feature Resort-wide.
Kings Island is busy preparing for its 2019 season, sharing an update on construction for major projects coming next month.
The park announced several of the projects earlier in 2018, including the return of antique cars.
Guests will board replica classic touring cars and take a leisurely drive around a scenic track.
The track is equipped with a small rail to keep the cars on the path.
Park officials also made the announcement that its International Street is getting its first-ever complete makeover.
Walt Disney World’s unexpected August opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has thrown a monkey wrench into crowd calendars, upsetting many vacation planners in the process. In this post, we’ll offer revised predictions for the best and worst months to visit for the remainder of 2019 in terms of crowds and wait times. At the end, we’ll also pick three weeks we’d visit depending upon our priorities.
Initially, I was going to simply update our 2019 Best & Worst Months to Visit Walt Disney World post to account for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. However, that post takes a more holistic approach to rankings based upon weather, special events, entertainment, and more. Crowds are just one factor used to rank the months.
Judging by recent comments, many of you are primarily concerned with crowds this year, and are wanting to find time for a trip when Walt Disney World is not packed. To that end, we’re offering the below rankings on the sole basis of our Walt Disney World crowd predictions…
Why I tried to have as little fun as I possibly could on Carowinds’ new roller coaster
Going to Carowinds and climbing into the chair of a roller coaster pretty much makes me feel like a kid again every time, and when I get in that head space, it can make me do some fairly sophomoric things.
So on Thursday morning, as we waited in line to try the new Copperhead Strike “double-launch” coaster at the Carolinas’ largest amusement park, a media pal and I decided it’d be hilarious if I tried to make it through the entire 2-minute and 24-second ride without cracking a single expression.
You can watch the video and decide for yourself whether it is, in fact, amusing. But I’ll tell you this: It was harder to pull off than I thought it would be.
Copperhead Strike, which officially opens to the public on Saturday, is the first major coaster Carowinds has unveiled since Fury 325 in 2015 and is the centerpiece of the new Blue Ridge Junction area of the park — and the two rides couldn’t be much more different.
One of Silver Dollar City’s oldest and most popular rides, the Lost River of the Ozarks, has been demolished in advance of something new, set to open next year.
Even though curious park-goers can get glimpses of the construction site from several vantage points in the park, they will have to wait a few months to find out exactly what’s going on there.
“Massive project underway for 2020, which is also our 60th (anniversary),” Silver Dollar City Director of Public Relations and Publicity Lisa Rau said in an email. “Announcement in August.”
The last time the folks at Silver Dollar City made an announcement during the month of August was for the park’s newest ride, Time Traveler, which took place on “National Roller Coaster Day,” Aug. 16, 2017. In October of last year, park officials announced 2019 would be “The Year of Shows & Festivals.”
Fencing that stretches from Fireman’s Landing to the Giant Barn Swing has been erected to hide the construction site. It also appears as though the park’s Riverfront area will also be redeveloped as part of the project.
Teen stole NYC taxi for road trip to Six Flags but fell asleep during his not-so-Great Adventure, cops say. Also, the park is still closed.
A New York City teen who allegedly stole a taxi and tried to drive to Six Flags on Tuesday morning had his fun spoiled when police arrested him in New Jersey.
And even if he had made it to the park, he’d likely have been disappointed. It doesn’t open for the season until April 6.
Rochelle Park police received a tip from the New York Police Department Tuesday morning at 5:45 a.m. of a possible stolen taxi cab that had made its way to the area of Essex Street, tracked down by a GPS device.
In a recently published Cedar Point blog post, the park revealed new details on the dining experiences arriving in 2019.
Near the Magnum XL-200 park entrance, and located near the former Witches Wheel site, will be BackBeatQue. The BBQ Smokehouse features a rock ‘n’ roll and Motown theme, offering freshly made smoked brisket, rotisserie chicken, pork platters and fresh perch alongside southern sides, like okra, cornbread muffins and house-made macaroni and cheese.
Located near the front of Cedar Point, and adjacent to the Raptor roller coaster, is Hugo's Italian Kitchen. What are we most excited about? Cedar Point will be hand-making a variety of fresh pasta options right in the restaurant. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a large open-flame brick oven, chicken Parmesan sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, salads and fresh desserts.