Busch Gardens has released the newest update on their upcoming ‘record-breaking’ roller coaster, Pantheon!
According to a tweet sent out by Busch Gardens VA, the last piece of the track has been installed.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Six Flags Great Adventure has welcomed five new species to the fold as part of its Safari Off Road Adventure attraction.
The adorable new creatures — a pair of cheetahs, a couple of ferrets, an American kestrel , a cavy and an owl — will be acclimated to their new home when the park opens for the season April 4.
You’ll find them at the Wild Walkway and Camp Aventura exhibits. Here’s a welcome guide for each new resident.
GRAND ISLAND, NY
The official ceasing of operations at Fantasy Island has led to renewed interest in someone buying the theme park, according to Apex Parks Group.
A statement released Tuesday reads:
Despite significant effort and a great deal of investment in infrastructure, rides and new themed areas at Fantasy Island Amusement and Water Park in Grand Island, New York, the park’s financial performance has made little improvement. The park’s operator, Apex Parks Group, has been in active discussions with potential buyers for well over a year. Announcement of the park’s closure has sparked interest from new potential buyers and the company is working with Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney, along with other local officials, to help facilitate solutions to permanently closing the park.
On Tuesday, the theme park shared new photos from the coaster's construction site, showing the coaster vehicle being lifted onto the track.
"Ice Breaker is on track to launch this spring…literally," SeaWorld said in a Facebook post.
Crews also recently installed the final track piece, completing the layout.
Ice Breaker will feature four launches that take riders backward and forward. The ride will also have a reverse launch that sends riders into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida—a 93-foot tall spike with a 100-degree angle.
Fun Spot America responded today to rumors that the company was considering buying the now closed Indiana Beach.
According to a statement posted on the company's Facebook page, Indiana Beach's purchase is not within the company's plans.
"During the past few days, for some, waiting for an answer may have seemed like an eternity. We saw a park with rich history and heritage, that has created memories for generations," the post said. "Unfortunately purchasing Indiana Beach or any park is not in our current master plans. We are going to pray for the proper owners and operators to become visible so that Indiana Beach may continue to serve their guests and community for many more generations.
SIOUX FALLS, SD
A small park in South Dakota is trying to make a splash with a "major attraction" according to a letter from the park to the local planning board. Wild Water West is better known for its water park than thrill attractions. They do have a dry park, however at this time they do not own or operate and flat rides. They do have go carts, bumper boats, batting cages and paintball. The addition of any type of roller coaster would be a bold move to create a new segment to their business. The documents provided describe a ride that is a monorail and has matching dimensions to the prototype Raptor model installed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and California's Great America. The planning documents also signal that the park would be able to install and operate the ride during their 2020 season that typically ends in September, but they are optimistic that a major attraction of this scale could extend their season.
Indiana Beach is up for sale, and the city and county that are home to the much-beloved amusement park are hoping to find a new buyer.
White County and the city of Monticello will assist Apex Parks Group, a California-based company that has owned Indiana Beach since 2015, in meeting with amusement industry leaders, brokers and investors in hopes of finding a buyer for the park, Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross said Friday.
Dorney Park wants its guests to be able to enjoy an adult beverage as they stroll through the South Whitehall Township amusement park.
That’s why the company that runs Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is asking a Lehigh County Judge to reconsider a state decision not to alter the park’s liquor license.
Millennium Operations LLC filed an appeal last week in Lehigh County court of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s decision not to amend its restaurant liquor license. Specifically, Millennium Operations wants its liquor license expanded to cover the entire park, not just the locations where alcohol is served.
With big merchandise reveals and previews today for Star Wars fans (and a huge “The Clone Wars” premiere tomorrow), they’d better hold on to their lightsabers, because the Force is about to get a little stronger at Disney Parks.
With the resounding success of “The Mandalorian” series on Disney+, Disney and Lucasfilm are scrambling to meet the unexpected demand for Baby Yoda merch and all things Mando. With merchandise already in production and set to hit stores soon, the next integration involves the Disney Parks––in the form of an upcoming character meet and greet.
It was just four months ago that Reuters was reporting that Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) was making an offer to buy Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN). The cash and stock deal, said to be valued at $4 billion, was reportedly eventually shot down by Cedar Fair.
A lot has changed on this coaster ride since the initial buyout chatter stalled on the brake run. Cedar Fair has meandered, with its units down 6% in an otherwise buoyant market.