Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland may need to add new warning signs at the entrances to their roller coasters and thrill rides when the California theme parks finally reopen: No screaming.
You read that right. A roller coaster tradition as old as thrill rides themselves could go silent in California with the introduction of proposed statewide COVID-19 theme park guidelines that would bring an end to one of the most iconic midway sounds: Screaming.
For 114 years, it has rested like some fairy-tale village alongside a spring-fed lake in the dark South Jersey pines. But if Clementon Park and Splash World is going to survive into its 115th, it might need a little magic.
The venerable 52-acre amusement park will be sold at auction March 23, 1½ years after it was abruptly shut down. And depending on the vision of its new owner, a corporate park or a housing development might soon replace the rides and water attractions that have delighted generations.
Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark and Hotel will remain closed in 2021 for renovations, Cedar Point announced on Thursday.
Previously-postponed construction to guest rooms and the outside of the building are resuming.
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The Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park Resort is introducing a new escape room that guests can enjoy this summer.
The “Ideal Escape Room at Indiana Beach” is a family-friendly, interactive attraction in which players have 30 minutes to use clues and props to solve the puzzle and get out of the room.
Four long-term supporters of Conneaut Lake are optimistic about the future of Conneaut Lake Park after its recent sale in bankruptcy court to a private owner.
After experiencing financial issues for more than two decades, the more-than-a-century-old amusement park recently was sold to Keldon Holdings LLC for $1.2 million.
Speaking with long-time residents or supporters of the park, they remain hopeful for the future — although one is a little skeptical until he hears more from the new owners.
Founded in 1892, Conneaut Lake Park operated under various private owners until the late 1990s when Gary Harris bought it from bankruptcy court. After operating it for a few years, Harris then donated the park to the people of northwestern Pennsylvania in 1997.
Now that the Super Bowl is over, where are the crowds going? Evidently, they’re going to Florida’s Walt Disney World and its resorts, and they didn’t even have to win a Big Game.
The company reported today that all parks are now completely booked next week for Disney Resort Guests and Theme Park Tickets Guests. Disney’s Hollywood Studios also currently has no availability for the rest of the month for guests.
Frights and heights are returning to Orlando, Florida.
Universal Studios announced that Halloween Horror Nights will officially return this September.
The annual Halloween extravaganza will celebrate its 30th year from September 3 through October 31.
The theme park announced its first haunted house will be inspired by the classic “Beetlejuice,” which was the first “ghost host” at the inaugural event in 1991, originally called “Fright Nights.”
Work is finally resuming on Universal Orlando Resort’s fourth theme park, Epic Universe.
The park, which was announced in 2019, had previously halted construction in July due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Universal revealed that it will take several months to ramp up to full speed because it needs to restaff the project and reassemble its vendors and contractors.
There are theme park suites where you can party like a rockstar, sleep surrounded by overall-clad Minions, or even whip up a frozen concoction in your official Margaritaville blender if that’s more your style. Cost-wise, some of these stays are more accessible than others, but you might want to go ahead and add the pricier options to your bucket list as they offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences—like primo park views and top-of-the-line amenities—you’ll never forget.
Hersheypark has announced that it will be opening two of its new “Chocolatetown” eateries next month.
The amusement park says both Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen will open April 2nd.
The “Chocolatier” full-service restaurant will open Memorial Day Weekend.