Grand Island supervisor: Owner of Fantasy Island has entered into agreement with Indiana amusement park
GRAND ISLAND, NY
The lights at Fantasy Island might be coming back on.Grand Island supervisor John Whitney told News 4 on Tuesday that the owner of the property, STORE Capital, has entered into an agreement for a long-term lease with Gene Staples, the owner of Indiana Beach Amusement Park.
SANTA CLAUS, IN
You know summer is almost here when we start talking about Holiday World & Splashin' Safari opening their gates for the season. This year (2021), that will happen on Saturday, May 15th for Holiday World. Splashin' Safari will get things rolling the following week (May 22nd). And, what better way to enjoy a day at the park than for free with a pair of tickets on us!
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are offering two free tickets to the amusement park at Six Flags Darien Lake, if you attend their COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday.
The clinic runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 at the Human Resources Center at 1501 Sumner Road in Corfu.
“As we transition away from the larger mass vaccination clinic approach, we will be hosting mobile clinics that will be held in various locations throughout our communities along with smaller scaled clinics at both of the health departments moving forward,” stated Paul Pettit, Public Health Director for GO Health. “Working with community partners in both counties is a great way to reach out to those who want to be vaccinated against COVID.”
After over two years of watching this attraction evolve from a freshly constructed hatchling to a towering, breathtaking beast, the day has finally come for the OI team to take on one of the most highly anticipated rides Universal Orlando has ever cooked up – Jurassic World VelociCoaster.
Our expectations were high – as in, 155-foot top-hat high – and, somehow, they were still exceeded by the ferociously fast launches and unreal amounts of airtime we experienced. It’s safe to say we felt the rush of the hunt… and then some! But, before we flesh out all of the most thrilling details of our wild ride, let’s start with an element of the attraction that we were greatly impressed by first: the queue.
Every square inch is being put to use in the footprint for Silverwood Theme Park’s new roller coaster.
“It’s tight,” said Jordan Carter, Silverwood’s director of marketing, standing last week on a slab of concrete where parkgoers will line up for “Stunt Pilot,” the park’s first new coaster in 13 years. He motioned a few feet away to a single rail of steel jutting upward to what will be a 100-foot plummet, which will be separated from those on the ground by fencing. “This right here, this is our first drop. You can reach out and pretty much almost grab this.”
Six Flags Announces Reopening of Six Flags New England, Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles, and Hurricane Harbor Concord
April 27, 2021
Theme Park Will Open to the Public May 14
ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that Six Flags New England has received state clearance to reopen with rides and attractions. The park, located in Agawam, Massachusetts, will open for its 21st season to Members and Season Pass holders on May 14, and to the general public on May 15, 2021. Additionally, the company’s two California waterparks, Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles and Hurricane Harbor Concord, will open to the public May 15 and May 22, respectively. The parks will operate at reduced attendance levels, in accordance with state reopening guidelines for theme parks and waterparks, utilizing a reservation system. The parks will implement the extensive safety measures already in use at Six Flags parks throughout the system. Six Flags New England’s Dinosaurs: A Walk Thru Experience will be available through May 23 with paid park admission.
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Six Flags New England will reopen with a full complement of roller coasters, rides, and attractions on May 14, 2021. (Photo: Business Wire)
“With today’s announcement, 26 of our 27 parks will be welcoming guests this season,” said Senior Vice President of Park Operations, Bonnie Weber. “The safety of our guests and team members continues to be our highest priority, and we look forward to announcing an opening date for our theme park in Canada in the near future,” continued Weber.
Six Flags New England Park President Pete Carmichael added, “This is a great day for our team. They are ready to get back to work and do what they love, and we are thrilled to reopen our park with all of the great roller coasters, rides, and attractions that Six Flags New England is famous for,” continued Carmichael.
Open Six Flags Parks
The following Six Flags parks have already opened, or will be opening soon, with a full lineup of rides and attractions. Those parks include:
Six Flags’ safety plan, developed in consultation with infectious disease experts and utilized throughout the Six Flags network of parks, provides for execution at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. The park will adjust these procedures as needed to ensure continued compliance with state recommendations.
Park Reservations System to Control Capacity
Six Flags has established attendance caps for each park that are in accordance with current state guidelines to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Guests who buy single-day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process.
Health and safety protocols include:
As one of the largest seasonal employers in the country, Six Flags is hosting National Hiring Week now through May 2. The company is hiring for a number of rewarding positions in food service, ride operations, lifeguarding, retail, warehousing, janitorial, maintenance, and security. Applicants may apply online at www.sixflags.com/jobs for a virtual and contact-free process, where they can be interviewed one day, and start earning the next. Additionally, for the first time and for a limited time, new employees will receive a Gold Plus membership for themselves and up to three family members.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For nearly 60 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
About Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England, the Thrill Capital of New England, is home to over 100 rides, shows, attractions and New England’s largest FREE waterpark, Hurricane Harbor. With over 200 acres, Six Flags New England boasts 13 roller coasters, a 500,000 gallon wave pool and world-class shopping and dining for all ages. With a reason to visit every season, Six Flags New England is the premier destination for family fun and is located in western Massachusetts.
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About Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a 22-acre waterpark located next door to Six Flags Magic Mountain, features over 1.5 million gallons of water in a tropically themed paradise. Enjoy two of the tallest full-enclosed speed slides in Southern California, a relaxing 1,300-foot river cruise, a wave pool, an interactive lagoon, and a splashy kid’s play area. The park operates seasonally May-September.
About Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Northern California’s Most Thrilling Waterpark, features more than 22 rides and attractions like Break Point Plunge and Splashwater Island. Hurricane Harbor Concord is the premier destination for fun in the sun for the entire family.
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I love roller coasters.
Visiting different amusement parks is one of my joys. I love trying different roller coasters and then riding them over and over again.
However, my kids didn't get that from me. Every time we go to Lagoon, they spend most of their time telling me every ride they refuse to go on and then start crying if we get too close to some of the bigger rides, fearing I'll force them on one.
Cedar Point continues to make baby steps toward a return to normalcy.
The popular Ohio theme park known for big thrills announced this week that it will bring back its Fast Lane offering which allows guests to pay a typically pricey fee to move to the front of lines and save time in the park.
Carowinds amusement park announced on social media Monday that the park will reopen for a 'Welcome Back Weekend' May 15 and 16. The park initially closed its doors in March 2020. Carowinds is the closest amusement park to the Midlands, located along the North Carolina-South Carolina state line with the majority of the park in Charlotte.
Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, GmbH, a proud partner of Ride Entertainment, has signed an agreement to manufacture a new, record-breaking roller coaster for a yet-to-be named client in the United States. The attraction, which is scheduled to open in May of 2022 will be formally announced within the next few months.