Riders board the 24-person train where they begin to rock back and forth. The train gains momentum and races around the inside of the track, eventually slowing to hold riders suspended upside-down; the ride then reverses direction. Delirious will be capable of completing 10 complete revolutions in less than a minute, producing a high intensity ride experience. The ride’s purple color scheme, lighting, and music will create an immersive atmosphere in keeping with Route 76’s classic amusement park theme.
Delirious joins other improvements in the picturesque Route 76 area, including new shade structures, improved lighting, and enhanced seating and gathering locations. The themed area opened in 2014 as a way to bring guests back to the classic ambience of Valleyfair when it first opened in 1976.
"Delirious is a great addition to the retro family road trip feel of Route 76,” said Brad Marcy, general manager, Valleyfair. “The additional atmospheric enhancements to the area will allow our Twin Cities neighbors to not only relive memories of visits to Valleyfair, but also create new family traditions and enjoy the ‘best day’ experience that we strive to give everyone."
On Nordic Chaser, guests of all ages will board mini ships that rotate speedily around a circuit. The ride captures the imagination as guests experience the sensation of rising and falling along ocean waves. The ride will be placed in the park’s Scandinavia themed area.
“The new Nordic Chaser ride will allow parents and children the opportunity to make lasting memories together,” said Tony Carovillano, general manager, Worlds of Fun. “We strive to provide new and exciting changes at Worlds of Fun every year, and look forward to having more families experience every aspect we have to offer at the park.”
Canada’s Wonderland will be adding two new rides, Lumberjack and Flying Canoes, along with an expanded play and splash area for children in 2018.
Lumberjack is a thrill ride that will take guests soaring to heights of 75 feet (21m) on two swinging axe pendulums, propelling them into a looping 360 degree experience.
Flying Canoes is an interactive family ride that will allow riders to control their journey of flight in two-person canoes that rotate speedily around a circuit.
Splash Island’s children’s pool in Splash Works will be expanded to double its size and feature all-new interactive spray features.
“Each year, we are dedicated to providing our guests with new world-class thrills and family entertainment,” Canada’s Wonderland vice president and general manager Norm Pirtovshek said. “For the 2018 season, our three new attractions will add to our diverse collection of rides and experiences that will capture the imagination of thrill seekers of all ages.”
2018 Season Passes are now on sale for the lowest price of the year, and include unlimited visits in 2018 plus one free visit during the remainder of the 2017 season, excluding Halloween Haunt. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.canadaswonderland.com. The best offer ends October 29, 2017.
Hersheypark today announced two new attractions to their Boardwalk waterpark. The first is being billed as their "14th Coaster" and will be called Breakers Edge. The following are stats released by the park:
Our 14th coaster is making waves! Breakers Edge℠ Water Coaster smoothly rockets riders through splash-filled hills, tight turns, and sweet thrills that are perfect for the whole family.
The second addition will be a set of mat racers called Whitecap Racers. The following stats were also released by the park:
Experience the longest mat racing slide in the world! Race through the turns and tunnels of Whitecap℠ Racer and see who can best the crest by the end of the season.
Both of these will be open for the 2018 season and are expected to add 40,000 gallons of water to The Boardwalk!
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Six Flags announced today that Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster will open next spring at its Fiesta Texas location in San Antonio. The park says the new attraction won't look or behave like any thrill machine that preceded it. That's because instead of riding a set of two rails like traditional coasters, its narrow trains would soar along one 15.5-inch-wide steel track. It will be the world's first single-rail IBox track coaster.
"I expect it to be crazy smooth," says Larry Chickola, Six Flags VP and chief corporate engineer. "And crazy fun. There will be extremely quick twists and turns – quicker and smoother than regular coasters."
One person has died and another six were injured when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, according to CBS affiliate WBNS-TV, citing the Columbus Division of Fire. The station adds that five of the injured are listed in critical condition. The last was in stable condition. Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture identified the ride as the "Fireball" (a swinging claw ride).
Some of the victims were thrown from the ride, Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin said. Wednesday evening Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a statement on Twitter saying that he is "terribly saddened by this accdent, by this loss of life and that people were injured."
Confirming at long last what everyone has suspected for the past two-and-a-half years, Universal has today announced that Dragon Challenge will be closing down on Tuesday, September 5 in order to make room for a brand-new Harry Potter attraction.
Although Universal didn’t offer much in the way of specifics for the replacement ride, it did provide some rather vague – though still incredibly exciting – details: it’ll be a “highly-themed” roller coaster that will, as expected, take us into a different corner of the wizarding world, where we’ll encounter some of our “favorite characters and creatures.” Interestingly enough, the company refers to the attraction as both a thrill andfamily-friendly ride, which leads us to believe that it might provide an experience not unlike Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – even though it’s supposed to be unlike anything Universal has ever done before. Finally, there’s the little tidbit that the new coaster will open in 2019 (when many of Disney’s new additions to Walt Disney World Resort will be up and running, incidentally).
Rocky Mountain Fans rejoice! A new profile by a local news station points to a very busy 2017 for the popular roller coaster manufacturer. While the story does not say all these projects will open in 2017, they do say that they have 7 different projects being worked on right now, with one of them being shipped to Japan.
So even if that's 6 new projects for North America, that leaves 4 new rides that we're not yet aware of (when you remove the two fairly obvious Cedar Fair projects). Of course there could be rides for Europe or perhaps their first in booming China, we don't know quite yet. But it is promising news nonetheless.
Two trains have collided on a ride at a theme park in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
Some 33 people were hurt, with a number taken to hospital for evaluation, although emergency services said the injuries were only light.
Two carriages of the Tren de la Mina (Mine Train) ride at the Parque de Atracciones collided as one completed its route but failed to stop properly. Police have been called in to determine the cause of the accident.
The incident happened at about 14:30 (12:30 GMT) on Sunday and the park sent out a call to emergency services.
Since it first opened in 1990, Georgia Cyclone has become an iconic part of Six Flags Over Georgia. But in just two weeks, the wooden rollercoaster will take its final ride. Six Flags Over Georgia announced exclusively to Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken that the park will retire Georgia Cyclone at the end of July.
Georgia Cyclone opened 27 years ago, with a design based on the legendary coaster of the same name at Coney Island. Georgia Cyclone is a wooden coaster with nearly 3,000 feet of track, reaching top speeds of around 50 miles per hour.