Busch Gardens has announced another special, limited-capacity event “Taste of Busch Gardens” expected to begin next month.
The event runs every Wednesday through Sunday from September 2 until September 27, including Labor Day. Guests can select a reservation window to visit as they enjoy six villages, 15 food selections, and over 30 wine and beer tastings along with thrilling rides and special entertainment
“Sip, sample, and soar at this limited-capacity special event. Select areas of the park will be open so there is plenty of room to safely enjoy specialty food and drinks as you stroll through our 6 charming villages. Also, play the day away on the thrills & chills of some of our most popular rides,” officials said in an event statement released.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
How does a theme park make its numbers when it has to limit its daily capacity due to the ongoing pandemic?
Well, if you can extend the number of days that your park is open, that's a start. More days = more people, and that might be the only way to boost attendance so long as this pandemic continues.
Production plan for park’s 25th anniversary revealed: Movie Park Germany builds new Multi Dimension Coaster by Intamin Amusement Rides
Spot on for the next blockbuster attraction to hit Germany’s biggest movie and amusement park! Movie Park Germany will celebrate its 25th birthday in 2021 and it has a truly special surprise planned for its visitors. A new Multi Dimension Coaster by Intamin Amusement Rides joins the park’s wide range of attractions to become a new family favorite and the first roller coaster of its kind in Europe!
The new indoor coaster without inversions enjoys a multitude of irresistible features that promise to be as action-packed as Hollywood itself: a dark ride with sound and special effects, two forward and backward launch sections, and a 360-degree rotating platform offer a cinematic and immersive multimedia experience for all the family. The opening is planned for spring 2021.
The American Dream will soon be alive again in New Jersey.
Indoor amusement parks will be allowed to reopen in the Garden State on Tuesday, Sept. 1, as coronavirus numbers continue to improve, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday during his latest briefing in Trenton.
Spray and Play Wading Pool in Woodstock, Ontario was closed on Saturday after thumbtacks and sewing needles were found on the ground, Heart FM reports.
Woodstock Director of Parks and Recreation, Brian Connors, says that this was the third case of this happening.
Other parks in Woodstock have been similarly targeted this month. It appears the cases may be connected.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood Park is once again auctioning off a piece of park history to support Give Kids the World, offering fans a chance to own their own ride vehicle.
The park is auctioning off a log flume ride vehicle from the former Log Jammer attraction, with all proceeds to benefit Give Kids the World Village – which provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children battling life-threatening illnesses.
Universal Orlando still has not talked about the new roller coaster going up at Islands of Adventure in its “Jurassic Park”-themed land, but that isn’t stopping them from installing “Jurassic Park” icons around the structure.
Such was the case as the park lifted what looks to be a statue of a velociraptor over the construction site, seen in a video captured and posted to Twitter by Orlando Informer.
After 25 years with Six Flags, Neal Thurman will step down as president of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor and move east to become Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Park president.
He is expected to start Sept. 8 to replace current president Steward Clark and, as of Thursday, no one had been named to replace Thurman, according to Sue Carpenter, Six Flags Magic Mountain communications manager.
“After months of careful consideration, I have made the decision to leave Six Flags in order to live and work closer to my extended family,” Thurman said in a prepared statement. “I leave with deep gratitude for the 25 years of career-building experiences and valued friendships I have had the great fortune to make with this company. I wish my colleagues all the very best.”
As summer months begin to wind down, the owners of Coney Island’s amusement park rides are bracing for the increasingly likely prospect of missing out on their entire money-making season — which, they fear, could send them into “financial ruin.”
“We are hanging by a thread, waiting to hear the news,” said Dennis Vourderis, the owner of the iconic Wonder Wheel. “Bowling alleys and gyms are reopening, but I didn’t hear anything about amusements.”
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Depending on when people first visited Kennywood Park, they knew this ride by a certain name and theming. However many young lovers throughout the years have nicknamed it the Tunnel of Love. After 16 seasons, Garfield’s Nightmare has been retired, reverting back to a previous name, the Old Mill with brand new theming done by the creative team at Pittsburgh’s ScareHouse, a seasonal haunted-house attraction, regularly ranked as one of the best in the country.