Splish Splash has been a family destination for 28 years and continues to carry family needs as its number one priority. From attractions, shows and various dining options, Splish Splash aims to make every guest’s water park experience one to remember. Guests will be delighted with several new food options this year, as well as two new rides. Riptide Racer, a mat ride, give guests the opportunity to race down the slide head first for the title of “Ultimate Riptide Racer”. Bombs Away features two dueling 300-foot slides. Guests will stand in the launch capsule, waiting for the floor to drop and will free fall at 26 feet per second before safely making a final splash.
With 96 acres of slides and attractions, Splish Splash truly offers fun for everyone. Experience the one and only hydromagnetic water coaster in New York. Bootlegger’s Run will take your four-person raft uphill, just like a theme park coaster, for a series of breathtaking drops, including one from nearly five stories high. Splish Splash offers 20 water slides, 2 wave pools, a large Kiddie Area, lazy river, a tropical bird show, and many different food and merchandise locations. From the devoted thrill seeker, to the laid back sunbather, to the tiniest of tots, there is something for everyone at Splish Splash.
Stand by the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park and you may be able to connect to the internet with speeds fast enough to stream a video about your day in the park.
But if you try that on the boardwalk at nearby Pixar Pier, you’ll find yourself on a less-than-nostalgic trip to a pre-internet age, said Paul Barrie, host of “Window to the Magic,” a biweekly podcast about Disney attractions and other happenings.
“If I’m streaming, I have to be careful where I am to get best possible picture out of the park,” he said. In this pics-or-it-didn’t-happen era, a selfie unposted represents a financial opportunity squandered for theme park operators. For that reason, parks have begun investing heavily in improving internet access for visitors, primarily by expanding their free, in-park Wi-Fi systems.
Steelers Country is coming to Kennywood! The park unveiled details on its mysterious “Project 412” Thursday. At a press conference, Nick Paradise, Kennywood Park Director of Public Relations, confirmed that “Project 412” will be a new roller coaster called “The Steel Curtain.” Former Steelers player Chris Hoke and Steely McBeam were on hand for the announcement.
The ride will be in a new section of the park called “Steelers Country.” This section of the park will include a number of new attractions, including a new restaurant called the “End Zone Cafe” and other games and activities.
For those with autism, going to an amusement park with lots of people in it can be a scary place.
Kings Island and Cedar Point officials are trying to reach out to those with autism and their families this week during Autism Awareness Week, which is held at the parks from July 16-22.
"For people with autism, a trip to Kings Island can be a challenge," said Don Heibig, Area Manager, Digital Marketing at the park. "Special services and features have been set up during Autism Awareness Week at Kings Island so all guests can enjoy a great day at the park."
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood will be announcing what is being built in the former Log Jammer site on Thursday.
The Log Jammer's last day of operation was Sept.17 and parkgoers have eagerly been waiting to see what will replace it.
Universal Orlando Resort’s all-new nighttime lagoon show – Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration – officially opens tonight at Universal Studios Florida. Guests now have a brand-new way to cap off their day in Universal Studios as they enjoy an “epic cinema under the stars” in the heart of the theme park.
The show seamlessly blends panoramic water screens accented by multi-layer water screens, pyrotechnics, lasers, projection mapping and more than 120 dancing fountains to transform the lagoon and surrounding buildings into a vivid celebration of beloved characters from Universal attractions and some of the world’s biggest films. And guests will watch it all come to life in an all-new dedicated viewing area designed specifically for the show.
Guests will witness moments from the Harry Potter film series conjured by way of spells, terrifying roars from Jurassic World dinosaurs, high-octane action from the Fast & Furious films, mischief by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and more come to life each night in the heart of the Universal Studios lagoon.
A young boy and a Cincinnati amusement park had something to celebrate Saturday. Mystic Timbers, a wooden rollercoaster at Kings Island, hosted their two-millionth rider.
The lucky rider was 8-year-old Brayden Dunkley of Poca, West Virginia, park officials say. Dunkley was riding the coaster with his mother Danielle.
As a prize for marking the milestone, Kings Island said they awarded Dunkley with a souvenir piece of wood from the ride, a Mystic Timbers tote bag, complimentary blue ice cream, and tickets to come back to the park in the fall to experience the Great Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Haunt.
Some secrets are harder to keep than others. Especially if they involve the U.S. Patents Office.
On July 10, Hersheypark announced that a new attraction would be coming in 2019, with only the vaguest of hints as to the attraction's nature.
The press release revealed only an apparent secret agent motif to a Reese's themed attraction, with clues such as "agent trainee program" and "mission details."
KANSAS CITY, KS
A Kansas water park plans to tear down a giant water slide on which a 10-year-old boy died in 2016. CBS Kansas City affiliate KCTV reports park officials confirmed the 17-story Verruckt Waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark will be coming down after Labor Day.
Attorney Melanie Morgan told the Kansas City Star says the work is expected to take about three weeks. The Kansas City park posted a statement on its Facebook page saying it had received court approval to demolish the ride.
Caleb Schwab was decapitated in August 2016 while riding the waterslide. His death led to criminal charges against the company that built the slide and five individuals, including Schlitterbahn's co-owner.
Canada’s Wonderland is warning people that a website link circulating on Facebook purporting to offer free tickets to the popular amusement park is fraudulent.
Officials at the attraction located in Vaughan, Ont., northwest of Toronto say a similar scheme had earlier been spreading on WhatsApp.
“Canada’s Wonderland providing 5 Free tickets Per family to celebrate its 51th year of quality service!” the Facebook link reads.