IB Parks & Entertainment investing $15M to prepare former Fantasy Island for May debut
GRAND ISLAND, NY
IB briefly opened the splash park last summer, but the park's official opening will take place in May.
Construction crews are back at Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World, prepping the Grand Island theme park for a Memorial Day weekend debut.
It's pretty much a yearly occurrence these days -- some amusement park is setting a new roller coaster record. Maybe it's for speed. Maybe it's for a special design feature.
But since 1979, The Beast at Kings Island in Ohio has held tightly onto the record as the world's longest wooden coaster.
The Beast apparently isn't going to rest on its laurels though. The park announced in a news release Wednesday that it's going to extend the track by 2 feet, solidifying its grip on the record by 24 inches.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
More change apparently is in store for the 2022 season at Conneaut Lake Park.
According to its website, newconneautlakepark.com, the amusement park will open for the season July 1.
“We have some of the great vintage rides that you all know and love, as well as many new rides and attractions that will be new this year at Conneaut Lake Park,” the website touts. “Plus more on the way so keep checking back to see what we are up to.”
The Circuit of Americas track is known for its racing, concerts, pop-up rides and activities, but now thrill seekers can prepare for roller coasters and a large amusement park in 2023."We actually had this as part of the original master plan. Our assets are concession stands, restrooms and lots of parking spaces. When you consider what you should do with a campus like that, you have to make it a destination," said Bobby Epstein, chairman of COTA.
Kings Island will kick off its 50th Anniversary season next month with a daylong birthday party, then launch a summer-long celebration in late May.
The 364-acre Warren County amusement park will open for passholders on April 15 and to the general public on April 16, the park announced. For Kings Island’s birthday on April 29, it will hold a daylong anniversary that will include special ceremonies and entertainment throughout the day and a special fireworks tribute to honor the park’s first 50 years.
When the Connecticut weather is a bit warmer, Lake Compounce will have a new way for its guests to beat the heat: Storm Surge.
The park’s 60-foot-tall Lighthouse waterslide is getting a makeover this spring to give summertime riders a whole different experience.
The DC Universe is coming to Six Flags Great America next month.The iconic superheroes will have their own section in the theme park starting on Friday, April 15 where guests can go on comic book inspired rides.
Kings Island is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this year by making a major change to one of its most popular rides. The Racer roller-coaster, one of the most famous coasters in the country, is being renovated and repainted for the first time in 31 years. The Mason, Ohio theme park will start its 50th anniversary season on April 15 for pass holders and April 16 for all guests.
In July 2021 Fresno City officials hinted that there was a deal brewing between Fresno and what was described as a “major theme park,” rumored to be Six Flags.
Fresno City Council President Luiz Chavez said at the time that, once the deal is finalized, the theme park could be completed in 18 to 24 months. It is now seven months later and seemingly no construction has begun.
Super Nintendo World, the Nintendo-based theme park, will open its first U.S. location at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023, Nintendo announced Thursday.
Per the official announcement:
The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of the theme park, featuring a groundbreaking ride and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Themed shopping and dining will enhance the entire experience.