While Magic Mountain is already lit up with the lights of their annual Holiday In The Park event, more holiday cheer is on the way in the form of their Holiday In The Park Food Festival.
“It’s an incredible atmosphere as we celebrate the holidays at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the thrill capital of the world,” said Park President Neal Thurman. “The park looks amazing with millions of lights throughout the park and we add to it with the upcoming food festival which really brings some unique treats you can’t get anywhere else.”
The annual event brings a wide array of new and returning limited-time holiday-themed food selections to the park.
“There’s an entire team of people throughout the park that have been trying all kinds of things for months, which is great because they always come to me to taste-test stuff, which I love of course,” Thurman said. “But, getting to see the creative spirit that comes out in the team and what they can produce, it’s really phenomenal.”
We're still about five months away from the opening of Cedar Point, but the amusement park will announce plans for 2020 on Wednesday.
Next year will be the 150th anniversary of Cedar Point. In August, they announced a "Gold Pass" which gave access to the park for the rest of 2019 and all of 2020, including parking, for just $99.
When that announcement came, there were also plans to introduce new family entertainment and memory-making experiences.
93% of US theme park visitors get frustrated about lack of fast, easy access to food and drink, according to research by Omnico, global providers of multi-channel commerce solutions to leading brands in theme parks, resorts, hospitality, retail and casinos.
Surveying 2,000 visitors across the US, Omnico found the growth of new theme park culinary experiences and "eatertainment" has cooked up a storm of frustrations. 73% of visitors said new kinds of food and drink are somewhat, or very important to their visit. But 47% are frustrated by having to wait in line. More than half (57%) believe technologies such as kiosks and phone apps could solve these problems.
77% like kiosks because they make ordering and paying much faster and easier, while 75% agree having food delivered directly to them via a phone app or kiosk would ‘definitely improve’ their visit. More than two-thirds (67%) say park apps make life easier through advance-ordering and 39% love that they give more time to decide on menu choices. 27% like apps because they give quick and accurate access to loyalty programs and points.
Perhaps his lumbago was acting up. Maybe he had one too many cold sasparillas. Either way, things got a bit out of hand at the Carousel of Progress Saturday night.
Two people jumped on stage during Act 1 on Walt Disney World’s Carousel of Progress. Stunned guests looked on as one guest was tackled by another guest on the attraction.
For the third day in a row since it opened, fans filled Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance's virtual queue to capacity in the early morning hours today. Granted, an attraction's daily throughput remains a function of its capacity as well as demand, and Rise has been suffering frequent downtimes during its operation. But Disney's virtual queue system has spared its guests from the ordeal of having to wait in a physical queue for hours upon hours as they await their turn on the ride.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
The cold didn’t scare any thrill seekers away this Saturday, as more than 300 people visited Six Flags Great Adventure for the park’s first Polar Coaster Challenge to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.
The amusement park’s twist on a polar plunge, the event saw people from nine different states and Canada ride the 230-foot-tall Nitro roller coaster — which goes 80 mph — in shorts and t-shirts in the cold, the park said in a press release.
NEW YORK, NY
It's time to ditch those ice skates and get behind the wheel.
Following the success of the 2019 FrostFest, Bryant Park will once again allow visitors to try ice bumper cars in January 2020 (beginning the 17th). As much as we love attempting those triple axels, we can't say no to winter's latest phenomenon. (In case you haven't heard, ice bumper cars are currently all the rage at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn.)
Paying homage to an amusement park go-to, the festive offering allows you to channel those summer days at Coney Island, but with a cold-weather remix. Why not make the most out of your visit to one of the best holiday markets in NYC with some time sliding and thumping?
ST. LOUIS, MO
Six Flags St. Louis is hosting a challenge involving long underwear this Saturday.
To participate in the ‘Polar Coaster Challenge’ you must wear long underwear or a onesie. The first 50 people to show up between 1 and 2 p.m. in long underwear will get in for free while other participants will get in for $12.07.
After 2 p.m. Polar Coaster Challenge participants will be able to enjoy the rest of Holiday in the Park until 9 p.m.
The event also includes early ride time on American Thunder, free hot chocolate, cookies and a meet and greet with a polar bear!
The groundbreaking new Disney attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is officially open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and guests are loving it!
Thousands of Disney Parks and Star Wars fans lined up before sunrise to be among the first to experience this groundbreaking attraction. Among them were multi-generation families who’ve enjoyed the Star Wars films for years, guests dressed in outfits inspired by their favorite character, and younglings ready to use the Force in this all-new adventure.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA
Ready for a construction update from Universal Studios Hollywood? Sure you are. Let's do this!
On the Lower Lot, Super Nintendo World construction continues to expand... both up and out.
The future home of America's first Mario Kart Ride will be massive, having consumed former soundstages and backstage areas on the Lower Lot.