La Ronde just got a new kick of adrenaline.
Just in time for the upcoming 2019 campaign, Quebec’s biggest amusement park will introduce a giant, new, loop roller coaster called Chaos.
Chaos will jolt riders forward, backward, and dangle people upside down for an unprecedented amount of hang-time.
It was hard to hear the dialogue above the screams, but riders sitting through early test runs of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, got the ride’s basic premise. A friendly group of aliens are showing off their new teleportation technology. Halfway through the demonstration, something goes wrong: They accidentally send a carnivorous monster to Earth, and when the lights flicker off, the alien creature starts attacking audience members.
Though the attraction didn’t offer any steep plunges or high-speed turns, it aimed to be one of Disney’s premier thrill rides, with the most heart-pounding moments taking place as guests sat still in complete darkness. But when Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner experienced ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter for himself in January 1995, he was unimpressed.
KANSAS CITY, MO
The Worlds of Fun amusement park banned nine people after fights last weekend involving crowds of young people.
More than five law enforcement agencies went to the park Saturday night after an off-duty Clay County sheriff’s deputy called for help.
Police estimated up to 300 teenagers were involved but Worlds of Fun officials have said fewer people were involved in the fights, while many others were bystanders.
Worlds of Fun spokesman Chris Foshee said the nine people banned from the park were minors.
Yukon Striker debuts on May 3, boasting top speed of 130 km/h and a 75-metre dropYou dangle staring straight down, then plunge to the ground at 130 km/h. And yes, you'll probably scream.
Canada's Wonderland showed off the new Yukon Striker roller-coaster on Wednesday, billing it as the longest, fastest and highest dive roller-coaster ever.
The coaster is set to terrify thousands when the popular Toronto-area amusement park opens it to the public next month. But CBC Toronto's Talia Ricci got a sneak peek of the 1.1-kilometre track.
Kentucky Kingdom will be broadcasting its Media Day today (Thursday, April 25) on Facebook & Instagram Live from 4:00 - 6:00 as the park unveils the new Kentucky Flyer wooden coaster from The Gravity Group.
Operator DXB Entertainments said in a statement that the project was no longer in the company’s best interests…Famous American theme park Six Flags is no longer going to be opening in Dubai, developer DXB Entertainments has confirmed.
The theme park was set to be home to six rollercoasters, four aerial attractions, a 340-metre long rapids ride, and three performance spaces, as well as the world’s biggest rollercoaster, according to the announcement in 2016.
The theme park mega complex was expected to open next to Dubai Parks and Resorts, but has been cancelled after the developer – who also operates Dubai Parks and Resorts – shared in a statement that it was no longer in the best interests of the company or shareholders.
PIGEON FORGE, TN
Riders on a popular Dollywood roller coaster stayed on board for longer than they anticipated.
The Firechaser Express roller coaster stopped working Tuesday afternoon while a ride was just beginning, leaving riders stranded on the coaster.
Pete Owens, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, said the safety sensor for the Firechaser tripped causing the ride to stop working.
Not only is Costco our go-to for giant mac 'n cheese tubs and insanely good pizza slices, but now they're selling Universal Studios tickets for really, really cheap. So, time to plan a trip to Costco and the theme park. The discount retailer has 3-visit passes for $139, which is quite the price cut if you consider this: A single day ticket is $109.
Let me tell ya, there's *a lot* happening at the California-based resort. You can go on the Studio Tour and see the film sets from your favorite flicks, check out movie and tv-themed attractions, and experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. According to Costco, Jurassic World—The Ride is also debuting this summer, so ticket sales could not have come at a better time.
The company under contract to take over management of Rye Playland added another $5 million to the amount it plans to spend to improve the aging amusement park.
Standard Amusement informed Westchester County, which owns the park, of the decision to increase its investment to a total $32.7 million in an April 12 letter.
The letter, obtained by The Journal News/lohud, was sent to parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor as the company and County Executive George Latimer’s administration sit at an impasse over the deal.
SeaWorld Orlando's Sesame Street area hasn't even been open two months, but they might already be looking at an expansion of the area.
When news first began leaking out that SeaWorld was looking to replace their dated Shamu's Happy Harbor kids area with a Sesame Street-themed area, details regarding the project were sparse but one feature all the leaks included was a dark ride. As the plans for the land evolved, the timeline for the opening was pushed up by more than two years, and the rumored dark ride was replaced with expanded meet-and-greet areas.