SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Thrill Capital of South Texas, today unveiled plans to debut the world’s steepest dive roller coaster--Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger. This exhilarating new dive coaster features a cliffhanger hold, which suspends riders as they face straight down a 95-degree, beyond-vertical drop, then releases them moments later into a terrifying 150-foot dive.
“Six Flags Fiesta Texas continues to push the limits of thrill and innovation as we prepare to introduce the world’s steepest dive coaster during our 30th anniversary season,” said Park President Jeffrey Siebert. “Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger joins an already stellar lineup of record-breaking roller coasters, rides, and attractions. With eight intense elements including dramatic inversions and extreme airtime, it will quickly become a fan favorite,” added Siebert.
As guests enter the ride queue, they will be immersed in the story of Dr. Diabolical and her evil quest to create menacing creatures to frighten the world. To give her creations life, Dr. Diabolical constructed a machine to capture the essence of human adrenaline and fear. Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger features three 21-passenger trains that keep the adrenaline flowing as riders reach a height of 15 stories, then pause face-first before diving at 60 mph and flying through a variety of high-thrill experiences.
Key features of Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger include:
For more information about Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, and all the exciting events planned for the 30th Anniversary season at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, visit https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/new-experiences
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
A man has been banned from a Six Flags theme park in Oklahoma after he climbed a stuck roller coaster to give water to trapped riders.
The incident happened Saturday at the Frontier City theme park in Oklahoma City, where William Curry Scott took his niece and nephew visiting from Arizona along with his wife, Amanda Marie Scott, who wrote about the incident in a Facebook post.
Fifteen minutes after their arrival, they saw the Wildcat roller coaster stuck at the top of the first hill with guests trapped in the scorching heat, Amanda Marie Scott said.
If you just read the current headlines, one might think that Disney took time during the pandemic to take a long hard look at its existing attractions with some fresh eyes. To look closely at what it had been presenting as entertainment to guests, and then to identify areas where perhaps the visual gags in use in some attractions were perhaps in bad taste, culturally insensitive, or could even be deemed racist by today’s standards.
EL PASO, TX
The ‘El Bandido’ roller coaster at Western Playland got stuck mid-air and trapped eight people on Saturday.
Eight grader Angel Cuevas was one of them.
“It was kinda scary at first. We were pretty much, having fun then, out of nowhere the ride just stopped. We didn’t know what happened, we thought it was just part of the ride,” Cuevas said.
It’s not every day that the fire department gets called out to a roller coaster malfunction, having to rescue multiple people.
Adventureland raft had been repaired on day of deadly accident, but took on water when family boarded
The raft carrying Michael Jaramillo when an accident on Adventureland Park's Raging River ride fatally injured him July 3 temporarily had been pulled from service earlier in the day because of a deflated air bladder, according to public records obtained by the Des Moines Register.
It was one of several rafts that had been taken out of service because the bladders that keep them afloat had deflated, state amusement ride safety investigators said in a previously unreleased report.
Fresno city and development officials “rolled out the red carpet” to court a big-time Los Angeles investor interested in potentially developing an amusement park, indoor water park, revitalized arena, hotels, student housing, and more.
Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias confirmed to The Bee that representatives with Sonnenblick Development visited the city earlier this year and made offers to purchase city property and develop other projects in downtown and along Highway 99 in south Fresno.
LeeAnn Eager, president and CEO of the Fresno Economic Development Corporation, also confirmed Sonnenblick’s interest in Fresno.
After months of delays, Kings Island's luxury resort and campsite is open.
The amusement park posted on social media that as of Thursday, Camp Cedar is open and taking reservations.
The $27 million resort was initially slated to open on June 14 and had even begun booking reservations before the opening date was then pushed back to June 24. It was then delayed again to an unspecified date before Thursday's announcement.
Intamin is proud to present the completely upgraded version of our “Surf Family” coasters: The Surf Rider 2.0 – available in two sizes – and their bigger sibling with an enhanced ride experience: The Ultra Surf. All “Surf Family” members come with a significantly increased capacity and are powered by the most powerful LSM launch system available on the market. They’re packed, and we really mean packed, with weightlessness and airtime moments.
After talking to our customers, Intamin decided to make important upgrades to the ”Surf Family” portfolio: We kept the fun ride concept and added improvements which are bound to satisfy both park owners and ridership alike.
The new, bigger, state-of-the-art free-spinning gondolas – now with 20 seats instead of 12 – allows us to achieve nearly double the ride capacity per hour. Due to the use of cutting-edge lightweight construction methods and materials we were also able to substantially reduce the weight of the moving masses at the same time.
GRAND ISLAND, NY
Fantasy Island of Western New York is reopening under a new name.
WIVB reports new operator, IB Parks & Entertainment, is rebranding the amusement park as Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World. The waterpark, now known as “Splash World,” will reopen in July and the amusement park will aim to reopen in the spring of 2022 with several new attractions being added.
A new website and social media presence will be launched in the coming days.
Halloween is more than three months away but you won’t have to wait that long to be scared. Universal Studios Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort will kick off the celebration of the holiday long before the first “trick or treat’ is shouted.
The annual “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood have featured attractions based on popular horror TV shows and films. “Halloween Horror Nights 2021” will include a scary stop based on the Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House.”