WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Last week, Kennywood Park asked fans to choose a color for the tracks of its popular coaster — Petrifying Purple or Terrifying Teal. In a prime example of democracy in action, the park announced Friday that the nearly-10,000 voters made their preference “overwhelmingly clear:” Phantom’s Revenge will be painted “Petrifying Purple” after this year’s season ends on Sept. 25. This marks the roller coaster’s first new paint job in 20 years.
The next ride to receive a well-deserved facelift will be the Thunderbolt.
The James City County Planning Commission has approved an application for a special use permit, which will allow Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) to erect a new building on its property.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Planning Commission approved the special use permit application submitted by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, LLC, the parent company of BGW, to construct a new building on the park’s property.
Adventureland Park announced plans Tuesday to remove three longtime rides and plans to add 10 new family rides and attractions.
In a video released on social media, the park said it is saying goodbye to the Lighthouse, Falling Star and Lady Luck rides.
The Des Moines Renaissance Fair will be moving to the southeast corner of the park in 2022 and is expected to open in May.
The Warhawks ride will be constructed where the old entrance to the Dragon now stands. Bernie’s Swing will be constructed nearby. A new ride called The Lighthouse will replace the current Lighthouse ride.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
What color should the Phantom’s Revenge’s tracks be? Kennywood is leaving that up to you.
The park says the coaster is getting a fresh coat of paint during the off-season. It’s between “petrifying purple” or “terrifying teal.”
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is closed Monday and Tuesday after a person died on a ride Sunday evening.
The park reported that the incident involved the Haunted Mine Drop ride.
Authorities are investigating the death.
The park said due to the ongoing investigation, it does not have any other information to share.
Universal Orlando gave a first look inside its immersive new Halloween Horror Nights tribute store Thursday.
Universal team members were first allowed into the new location Thursday morning, followed by its annual passholders later in the day.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood, Pittsburgh’s Thrill and Entertainment Destination, will debut the all-new Phantom Fall Fest Halloween event on Friday, October 1. Play All Day, Fright All Night with family-sized thrills during the day and spooktacular scares for those who dare to enter at night. The return of Halloween activities to Kennywood adds 15 additional operating days to the 2021 Season.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
Skeptics seem to have a growing number of reasons to be skeptical about the future of Conneaut Lake Park.
Here is the latest on what has been a roller coaster ride of emotions for park fans.
The new owner of Conneaut Lake Park has made drastic changes to the property this summer that long time fans of the amusement park.
Tropico 6 developer Limbic Entertainment is taking a break from El Presidente and satirising political corruption, switching gears to the slightly more wholesome Park Beyond, a theme park management affair that's coming next year.
At first glance, Park Beyond looks quite a bit like Frontier's Planet Coaster, but like the Transformers there's more to this sim than meets the eye.
When fairgoers entered the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, they were dazzled by the White City, a sprawling collection of massive exhibit buildings dedicated to manufacturing, transportation, electricity, and other themes that captured the imagination of a country on the move. Boasting a mixture of architectural influences, the gleaming, almost regal structures were assembled around a large reflecting pond festooned with Corinthian and Ionic columns as well as golden and white allegorical statuary.
It was a giddy time in America as the young, growing country was establishing its prominence, and the fair was its coming-out party. The White City, so named for the alabaster substance made of gypsum and other materials that covered the buildings, was a celebration of progress and a brash ode to capitalism. It reinforced the sense of hope and promise — the swagger even — that Americans carried. Visitors were overcome by the scale, spectacle, and opulence of the buildings and grounds as well as the bustle and merriment of its midway and amusements.