Luna Park's iconic grinning facade will enjoy a park-wide $30million face lift after looming large over Sydney Harbour for 85 years.
A plan to transform it next year into a world-class amusement park and tourist destination fit for the 21st century was unveiled on Tuesday.
The upgrade will include nine new rides including six new children's rides, a thrill ride, a family roller coaster as well as a new Big Dipper.
Indiana Beach is adding two new rides to its amusement and water park.
The park made the announcement Tuesday via its social media pages.
The first, known as the Polyp, has five arms with four cars attached to each. The arms move up and down as the ride operates in a circular motion.
“This ride is presently at Indiana Beach and is in the process of being restored to its original glory and will be an amazing addition of Americana to our park,” Indiana Beach representatives stated.
SeaWorld Orlando’s newest coaster, Ice Breaker, is scheduled to debut spring 2021.
While thrill seekers wait, SeaWorld has released a virtual POV video of the coaster, giving fans a simulated look at the coaster in action.
The video shows the various twists and turns along the track as well as the backward and forward launches.
JACKSON, TOWNSHIP, NJ
The holiday season just got a little brighter.
Thrill park Six Flags Great Adventure will let guests drive through its annual seasonal spectacular Holiday in the Park for the first time in 2020, letting guests enjoy the million-plus shimmering lights and other festive décor.
The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will be available Monday through Thursday evenings, Nov. 30 through Dec. 17.
ix Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, is restyling its 35-year Holiday in the Park tradition by transforming the park with more than 2 million twinkling lights a thrilling sled adventure on real snow, and the introduction of some new holiday traditions including Mystic Acres Holiday Trail. Of course, no holiday season would be complete without a visit with Jolly Ol' St. Nick in Merry Marketplace Holiday in the Park has something for everyone!
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood has introduced a new program to protect patrons against any unexpected 2021 park closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. The "Daybreak Guarantee" will extend 2022 season passes for an equal number of days the park has an outbreak-related closure.
For example, if the West Mifflin amusement park opens a week late in 2021, passes will be extended to include one week of the 2022 season. In 2022, patrons will be offered prorated discounts on the purchase of renewal passes.
It's time once again for your weekly Theme Park News update. Obviously, 2020 has been an unusual and difficult year for theme parks, which is why it's refreshing to have some good old-fashioned theme park news to report. Let's get right to it!
MAJOR DISNEY UPDATES ARE IN STORE
Yes, we have theme park news. Not pandemic-related updates, not temporary closures, but real, concrete theme park news!
IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, took its Expo online this year, and newly crowned Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro dropped plenty of updates fans have been waiting for in his keynote speech. New ride vehicles, attraction previews, even Star Wars hotel details — this one was a doozy.
Six Flags New England is announcing its new COVID-19 safe Holiday in the Park Lights event.
Six Flags theme parks across the country began to close when the pandemic began back in March but now the gates in Agawam will reopen for the month-long holiday event.
“We have been working for months to premiere for holiday in the park lights and we just announced this morning,” said Jennifer McGrath, communications director for Six Flags New England.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood is adding a chaperone policy for guests under the age of 17 years old.
Starting in spring 2021, guests 17 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old after 4 p.m.
Adult chaperones must provide a valid ID, including a photograph and date of birth.
We hope you’ve been saving up some credits, because we’ve got a first look inside of an actual cabin aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser coming soon to Walt Disney World.
Inside, the cabin shows a queen bed with themed bedding and two padded bunk bed “pods” along the wall. On the other side is open storage space and what looks like a small safe and fridge. The room door resembles the airlock style that would see inside of a spaceship!