It's already been a year since Greater Cincinnati said goodbye to Kings Island's Vortex roller coaster, a crowd favorite since 1987.
After 33 seasons, the iconic Kings Island ride retired at the end of last season.
The roller coaster debuted April 11, 1987. While it remained popular, the ride had simply reached the end of its service life, officials with the Mason, Ohio, theme park said last year.
Santa Cruz boardwalk first California amusement park planning to reopen under state guidelines
California’s oldest amusement park is preparing to become the first amusement park to reopen under the state’s new COVID-19 health and safety guidelines following a seven-month coronavirus closure.
The 1907 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to reopen in November after Santa Cruz County moved into the orange/moderate tier 3 risk level under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
“We are making plans, but nothing is set in stone yet,” Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marq Lipton said. “We don’t have an opening date yet. It won’t be this week. It likely will be in a couple of weeks.”
The Taste of the Season event will feature food, shows, rides and more with special considerations in place to keep people safe and socially distant.
Back in 2013, Kelsie Watts was taking the stage at Holiday World and belting out the hits of the 80s in the amusement park's popular show, 80s Rewind. Last night, Kelsie walked onto an even bigger stage- NBC's The Voice. There, with the backs of Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson turned to her, she competed for a spot on the show in the Blind Audition round. And, get this! To earn a spot on a team, she belted out her version of a Kelly Clarkson song. WATCH!
It’s been a quick minute since we have taken a look at Universal Orlando’s VelociCoaster, and lots of work has been done!
If you have been following Inside the Magic’s reporting on the construction updates for the new Jurassic World themed coaster: VelociCoaster, you know it’s moving at a quick pace. It seems that every day there is something new being added to the attraction from jagged rock work to waterfalls to dinosaurs, we’re already immersed in the world the attraction is creating.
SAN DIEGO, CA
A guy is threatening to jump off the very top of a roller coaster in San Diego ... and authorities have been unsuccessful thus far in talking him down.
This is happening right now at what appears to be Belmont Park, atop the Giant Dipper attraction -- also known as the Mission Beach Roller Coaster. As you can see, there's a man up there at the highest peak (which is said to reach around 75 feet), looking out.
Universal Orlando’s announced new theme park, Epic Universe, was put on hold over the summer due to the pandemic. The company says they are waiting until the future looks more bright before picking the project back up.
In the meantime, there are still a few parts of this massive project that we’re only just now learning more about. Let’s dig into the largest attraction for the park’s central hub in today’s news and rumor update. Check out the video version of this story for additional visuals.
A car from the former Rocky Springs Park Jack Rabbit roller coaster in Lancaster County, and a restored model of the Knoebels Phoenix roller coaster have been donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum in Texas.
According to the museum, the Jack Rabbit roller coaster was at Rocky Springs Park in West Lampeter Township from 1918 until 1927. The car was donated by Jim Bowen and John Hayek of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
Kings Dominion GM retiring after 40-plus years with theme park and parent company
The general manager of Kings Dominion in Hanover County is planning to retire after nearly a half-century with the theme park and its parent company.Tony Johnson announced Tuesday that he will retire in January from Kings Dominion, which is one of Virginia’s biggest tourist attractions in a typical year. The park employs up to 4,000 seasonal employees each year, making it one of the state’s largest employers.
PIGEON FORGE, TN
One of the historic steam engines of the Dollywood Express train caught fire over the weekend.
A Dollywood spokesperson said Engine 70 was in a maintenance area about 8 p.m. Sunday when a small fire started from grease on the left side of the engine.
The County Fair area of the park and the Rockin’ Roadway attraction were closed as a precaution.