WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kick off your Independence Day festivities at Kennywood.
From June 30 through July 4, Kennywood will be hosting its Celebrate America event.
Experience special entertainment throughout the park, headlined by a nightly fireworks show! Before the fireworks, guests can enjoy live music performances, check out classic cars and watch ice carving shows.
The event begins with the Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest and Weiner 100 Dachshund Races. To participate in the hot dog eating contest, email email@example.com or sign up at the park.
A Philadelphia man is in Lehigh County Jail after he was accused of punching a teen Saturday during an argument about their place in line for a roller coaster ride at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township police said.
Marcel J. Jenkins, 31, was charged with one count of simple assault and was sent to Lehigh County Jail under $5,000 bail by District Judge Karen Devine. He remained in jail on Monday.
Township police said the incident happened at 6:11 p.m. Saturday between Jenkins and a 14-year-old boy he did not know.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Two people were injured while riding a roller coaster at Frontier City last week and officials say a falling tree limb is to blame.
Frontier City officials say two people, one a little boy, were riding a roller coaster Friday afternoon when they were struck by a falling tree limb.
The little boy was taken to the hospital and on Monday hospitals officials told News 4 he was in fair condition. The other person injured was treated for minor injuries.
The ride was closed for inspection but later reopened.
Kentucky Kingdom will be providing treats by day and ghouls by night on weekends in October when it brings one of its classic events back from the dead.
The theme park is resurrecting Halloscream in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
"Since reopening Kentucky Kingdom in 2014, we've had many, many requests for the return of Halloscream. We thought our 30th anniversary would be the perfect time to bring it back," President and CEO of Kentucky Kingdom Ed Hart said.
In a nearly full outdoor theater, audience members coo and clap as SeaWorld’s youngest sea lions slither on stage where trainers entice them with fresh fish and an orange rubber toy they obediently fetch from the show pool. Nearby, the faint shrieks of people riding the sprawling Manta roller coaster fill the air every time the trains take a 54-foot plunge.
Several animal shows and coaster rides later, many of these same visitors will end their Saturday outing by stopping to catch one of the San Diego park’s newer attractions — a summertime Sesame Street parade of whimsical floats, with Elmo and friends dancing their way down the parade route.
It was only a few years ago that growing unease over captive killer whales, fueled by the blistering documentary “Blackfish,” made visiting SeaWorld’s marine parks feel like a shameful experience for many. Company revenue and visitation tanked, and there were even rumors of a possible sale.
I took my children to a local amusement park for a “day of fun” recently and I had a rude awakening at how some children (including young teenagers and older teenagers) behave or misbehave. It’s like when they are away from school and home, they forget about their manners altogether. Could you please provide some basics on good manners to follow when at an amusement park, to include not cutting in line, running over people, spilling drinks, spitting, screaming and yelling, rough-housing, shaking water on others, foul language, dropping trash -- you name it, I saw it.
My, sounds like it was not exactly the fun day it could have been and that is a shame. It sort of reminds me of that old saying: “School’s out, school’s out; someone let the mules out,” and one envisions all these mules running all around, kicking up their heels, and forgetting there are others around.
Be considerate of everyone who is around you and make sure you do not keep them from having a good time by following these basic rules...
Annual Kidsfest (June 26-27) and Celebrate America (June30 – July 1) festivities bring extra fun, discounts
WEST MIFFLIN, PA – The first day of summer is here and fun is in full swing at Kennywood!
The last week of June will bring a series of special events to Pittsburgh’s favorite summertime destination.Kidsfest begins June 26, bringing every child’s favorite superheroes, princesses and cartoon characters to West Mifflin for complimentary meet-and-greets over this two-day event! Children can paint their own Kennywood-themed pictures compliments of Paint Monkey, and cap off Kidsfest with a party on June 27 featuring mascots from all over the region for dancing, parades and games! Junior (46” tall or shorter) and adult guests save up to $15 off gate price for Kidsfest when buying tickets through Kennywood.com.
Just a few days later, Independence Day festivities kick off during Celebrate America. From June 30 through July 4, active duty and retired military and veterans get free admission, and can purchase up to 5 additional tickets at 50 percent off normal military rates. They’ll experience special entertainment throughout the park, headlined by a nightly fireworks show! Before then, guests can enjoy live music performances, check out classic cars, and watch ice carving shows in between Kennywood rides and Golden Nugget chocolate-dipped cones.
Civilians can save during Celebrate America, too, with both full-day and Night Rider (after 5 p.m.) tickets heavily discounted when buying online.
“Kidsfest and Celebrate America couple great ticket deals on a day at Kennywood with the added value of entertainment above and beyond what we offer most days,” says Kennywood Marketing Director Chris Salerno. “Whether it’s meeting a favorite character in real-life, enjoying a first roller coaster ride or getting all the fireworks shows you can handle, those looking for fun this summer can find it at Kennywood.”
Celebrate America begins June 30 by going to the dogs. The Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest (1 p.m.) and Weiner 100 Dachshund Races (2 p.m.) return with pride and prizes on the line. While the Weiner 100 race lineup is full, those hungering for competition can still enter the Hot Dog Eating Contest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at Kennywood on June 30. The person who can down the most dogs in 10 minutes will receive two tickets to a regular season Steelers game, along with pregame on-field passes, VIP tent access, a $25 gift certificate to the Silver Star Meats Deli, and of course, a trophy commemorating their filling accomplishment.
For more information, including activity schedules for both events, visit www.kennywood.com/events or call 412-461-0500.
About Kennywood and Palace Entertainment:
Kennywood is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of classic rides and modern thrills, including seven roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1987, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.
Kennywood is owned and operated by Palace Entertainment, one of the leading leisure park operators in the United States. Palace Entertainment owns and operates 21 major entertainment venues across 10 different states, offering a wide range of family friendly rides, shows and attractions.
Town of Goshen Building Inspector Neal Halloran has shut down the Legoland construction site, as park builders continue struggling to stop polluting local waterways.
Halloran unilaterally halted all construction on Tuesday at the Town of Goshen site near Route 17′s Exit 125, following heavy rain that led to puddling and runoff issues.
Goshen has previously temporarily halted construction on parts of the site, and Legoland has voluntarily stopped construction at times during heavy rain.
But now the site will remain closed until Legoland resolves the drainage issues, Halloran said on Wednesday. Runoff from the site has led to at least 28 state Department of Environmental Conservation citations for polluting local waterways with construction mud since May 2018, plus multiple Town of Goshen citations.
Maxx Force, the new 175-foot-tall launch roller coaster that has been under construction since late last year at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, has been scheduled for a media preview on July 2 in anticipation of an expected public unveiling on or around July 4.
In announcing a predawn unveiling and test rides for regional media on July 2, Great America Communications Manager Caitlin Kepple said Thursday that “we are planning to open Maxx Force to the public Fourth of July weekend.”
Previously, park officials had been estimating that the coaster would open this summer, with Great America President Hank Salemi saying at a construction site tour in February that the general target was “early summer."
Maxx Force has been touted by Great America as chasing after three coaster records: fastest launch coaster acceleration in North America, with a top speed of 78 mph in less than two seconds; a 175-foot double inversion that would be the world’s highest; and a 60 mph zero-G roll that would be the world’s fastest inversion on a coaster.
Bessemer, AL, June 20, 2019 – Alabama Adventure and Splash Adventure is teaming up with Legacy of Hope and Coaster Addict to host the 2nd Annual Donate Life Alabama Coasterthon, benefiting organ, eye, and tissue donation education. This eight-hour charity coasterthon event, held on Friday, August 2, 2019, will challenge the top 24 fundraisers on the amusement park’s world-class wooden roller coaster, Rampage. At 120 feet in height and 3,500 feet in length, Rampage will test the endurance of fundraisers, speeding around the roller coaster track at 56 miles per hour.
“Legacy of Hope is excited to partner with Coaster Addict to host the second annual Donate Life Alabama Coasterthon. We are grateful to Alabama Adventure and Splash Adventure for their generosity to host this event,” states Chris Meeks, executive director of Legacy of Hope. “Not only is the coasterthon a fun event for coaster enthusiasts, but it is an opportunity to educate the community on the life-saving impact of organ, eye, and tissue donation and save lives.”
Across the country, one new person is added to the waiting list every ten (10) minutes, and 22 people die per day because the organ they need is not donated in time. In the State of Alabama, more than 1,600 people currently wait for a life-saving transplant.
"As a family amusement and water park, we believe it is important for our team to serve our great community and raise awareness about important causes," explains Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure Owner and President, Dan Koch. "We are proud to host the 2nd Annual Donate Life Alabama Coasterthon, teaming up with our community partners at Legacy of Hope to help raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation."
This annual event is held during the early morning hours, providing participating riders with unique ride opportunities in near darkness for the majority of the eight-hour event.
“In February of 2017, I suddenly lost my girlfriend of over six years to an unexpected, undiscovered brain aneurysm; she was just 31 years old,” remembers Dwayne Kilbourne, founder and CEO of Coaster Addict. “While the weight of her loss lives with us still today, it brings great pride and joy to know that, because of her selfless choice to register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor, seven people dealing with a life-threatening condition were given a second chance at life through organ donation, and many others enjoyed improved quality of life through tissue donation.”
Roller coaster enthusiasts and thrill seekers looking for a challenge can register for the coasterthon event at https://coasteraddict.com/coasterthon. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Legacy of Hope to help advance the education of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Businesses wanting to partner up for this event can reach out to email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
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About Legacy of Hope
Legacy of Hope, Alabama’s Organ & Tissue Donation Alliance, is a non-profit organization federally designated to evaluate and procure deceased donor organs. Founded in 1979, Legacy of Hope is a mission-driven organization that builds broad-reaching alliances to educate people about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, and inspire them to become donors. Learn more at LegacyofHope.org.
Funds raised through this Coasterthon event will be used to further Legacy of Hope’s public education efforts.
About Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure
Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure is happy to be in its sixth operating season under Koch Family ownership. Alabama's #1 destination for safe, clean, family fun and have been voted top 5 friendliest parks. We are 2 GREAT parks for 1 low price. Learn more at AlabamaSplash.com.
About Coaster Addict
Coaster Addict, Inc., is a for-profit company serving the amusement industry since 2013. Coaster Addict is a leading provider of amusement industry information, in-park content, and merchandise to park guests and amusement industry consumers and digital marketing services and charity event support to amusement parks, industry companies, and non-profit organizations. Learn more at CoasterAddict.com.
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