We already have the answer to a burning question for the 2019 edition of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. Who ya gonna call? “Ghostbusters.”
The 1984 film will be the basis for one of the 10 haunted mazes for the event, which kicks off at Universal Studios on Sept. 6, the theme park announced Wednesday.
Scenes from the film — think New York Public Library, the firehouse, the Temple of Gozer — will be featured in the house, along with spirits, specters and “ectoplasm-dripping phantasms,” Universal says.
Also on hand: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, who appears, big time, in the film’s climactic scene.
The comedy stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as jumpsuited fighters of the paranormal. Others in the cast include Signourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great Adventure opened its ginormous 100,000-gallon activity pool at the center of the brand new Calypso Springs. This is Hurricane Harbor’s largest expansion in the waterpark’s history to date.
In the center of this beach entry-style pool stands an Obelisk-style fountain featuring a geyser that erupts spontaneously, according to Six Flags.
Families can sunbathe on the vast open lounge deck which presents hundreds of chairs and oversized umbrellas for the hot summer days ahead. Calypso Springs even features a brand new dining area for friends and family to enjoy.
There I found myself, in the jungle, in a situation I never thought I'd find myself in: Surrounded by signs of impending danger, sitting in control of a 17-ton tank and covered from head to toe in brown, gooey mud.
But it was by my own free will that I put myself in this situation at Tank America in Melbourne. Although it's not far from the family-friendly theme parks of Orlando, this experience appeals to a different kind of audience — you can probably leave the kids at home for this one.
Co-owner John Kinney said Tank America allows visitors to cross an item off their bucket list.
The Magic Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida has been the world’s most visited theme park for the past 13 years. It drew some 21 million visitors in 2018 alone.
People will soon have one more reason to visit this beloved haven. The Walt Disney Company is reported to be holding talks with Tesla Inc. to replace the gas-powered go-karts at the Tomorrowland Speedway with the “Tesla Model S for Kids” battery powered ride-on car built by Radio Flyer.
Radio Flyer is the 100 year-old American toy company that gave us the immortal “little red wagon” in 1917. It introduced the Tesla Model S for Kids in 2016.
Mention Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg and the average amusement-park enthusiast will recognize it as home to the Phoenix, the 2018 winner of the Golden Ticket Award for the world’s best wooden roller coaster.
Ride experiences like that roller coaster draw folks to an amusement park, but at Knoebels, it’s things like free admission and free parking, affordable refreshments, and the shady, park-like setting that keep visitors coming back.
Originally known as “Knoebels Grove” when it opened back in 1926 on the farm of Henry Knoebel, this amusement park has continued to change and grow through the years until it now boasts more than 60 rides.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
The 'American Dream' mega-mall will soon become a reality.
After more than 15 years of starts and stops, the mall and entertainment space at the Meadowlands formerly known as Xanadu is scheduled to open to the public in October.
For approximately nine months, a female employee of Kings Island said she endured sexual harassment from her supervisor, according to a lawsuit filed last month.
Her direct supervisor referenced her body, on one instance saying, "Your boobs are looking bigger," the lawsuit says.
It also alleges he slapped her buttocks on at least five occasions and sang sexually explicit songs to her.
In the complaint filed in federal court in Cincinnati, the employee says he asked if she wore a bikini to her son's Make-A-Wish trip and made other comments like, "you're my girl, and I'm going to keep you with me," and "[i]f you were my girl, I'd cook you."
A man was shot and wounded late Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor waterpark in Concord, and police were searching for a suspect Saturday night believed to have been in an argument with the victim shortly before the shooting, Concord police said on their Facebook page.
Police were called to the parking lot of the waterpark, formerly called Concord Waterworld, about 5 p.m. Saturday and found a man there suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the alleged shooter and the victim had been in an argument.
The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center, and police said he is expected to survive.
The case of a family fight at Disneyland that garnered national attention after video of the melee surfaced online has been presented to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file criminal charges in the matter, police said Tuesday.
Investigators used footage of the brawl — which took place at Mickey’s Toontown on Saturday — to continue their investigation after the family was “uncooperative,” according to the Anaheim Police Department.
The family denied the incident when they were originally interviewed by authorities, police tweeted in response to a Twitter user’s statement about the ongoing investigation.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Coaster-loving Cleveland Browns fans may want to put aside their football rivalry for two minutes.
That’s the amount of time it takes to ride Steel Curtain, Kennywood’s new Pittsburgh Steelers-themed, record-breaking roller coaster that features a top speed of 75 mph and nine inversions.
One of those flips, a corkscrew at 197 feet above the ground, sets a world record for highest inversion.