A Port St. Lucie man is suing SeaWorld after he said he was injured when two boats crashed on the Journey to Atlantis water ride.Eddie Davis II filed the lawsuit in July, seeking more than $15,000 in damages in Orange Circuit Court for injuries he said stemmed from the 2016 incident at the Orlando theme park.
SeaWorld Orlando spokeswoman Lori Cherry said the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
On July 27, 2016, a loudspeaker warned the ride was having technical and mechanical difficulties, the lawsuit said.
Batman’s 80th anniversary: Six Flags New England offering free admission to anyone 80 and older, people with these Batman-related names
Six Flags New England is offering free admission to the park to those who carry one of four select names in honor of the 80th anniversary of “Batman.”
On August 17, anyone with the name Bruce, Wayne, Martha or Alfred on their license or valid ID will get admission into the park.
Anyone who is 80 years or older will also get free admission into the park. Those who qualify for the free tickets can pick them up at the Group Sales Window at the Main Gate.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Believe it or not, there will soon be a chill in the air — Fright Fest is on its way.
The spooky seasonal spectacular at Jackson destination Six Flags Great Adventure returns in September, and the thrill park is searching for a few good ghouls.
The park, located at 1 Six Flags Blvd., will host Fright Fest zombie auditions Saturday, Aug. 3, with subsequent audition dates on Aug. 9, 17, 24 and 30, as well as Sept. 19 and 26.
Applicants, according to a news release from the park, "are encouraged to showcase their quirky, strange, funny and creepy qualities."
It’s big ... it’s fast ... it’s powerful ... and it’s opening in 2020.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced Pantheon, a new roller coaster that “combines the might of five Roman gods.”
The inspiration is the gods Pluto, Neptune, Mercury, Minerva and Jupiter and the coaster is being touted as the faster multi-launch roller coaster in the United States.
Universal Orlando will be making a major announcement on Aug. 1, and speculation is running rampant that it’s related to a new “Fantastic Worlds” theme park.
At 10 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2019, Universal Orlando will hold a press conference at the Orange County Convention Center that will “reveal major news about the Universal Orlando Resort.” While we haven’t confirmed what the subject of the announcement will be, the Convention Center is located near the large plot of land that Universal acquired in recent years. Construction of infrastructure on the property is already underway, and leaks from a presentation earlier this year indicate it will become home to a brand new theme park.
Universal's theme park revenue increased 7.5 percent to $1.5 billion in the second quarter of 2019, Comcast revealed in an earnings report released Wednesday.
More than 600,000 people are expected to jam the Kentucky Exposition Center when the Kentucky State Fair begins in three weeks.
But this year, parking could be even more challenging than usual.
The issue revolves around a 2018 lawsuit filed by Kentucky Kingdom which accused the State Fair Board of breaking a parking agreement. The recent settlement of that suit now means more parking for the amusement park and a scramble to change parking patterns and event locations for the state fair.
SANTA CLAUS, IN
The masters of marketing at Holiday World have announced they'll be adding a new feature to the park for the 2020 season, but they're not saying specifically what it is. Instead they've been dropping clues in a few social media posts and videos. Let's put on our detective hats, grab a magnifying glass, and see if we can figure out what it is before the official announcement at Noon on August 6th.
The initial tease was made on social media when they posted this graphic:
With Hersheypark's announcement of its 2020 hyper coaster this morning, many theme park fans no doubt are getting excited to hear more about what's coming to their favorite parks next year. But as readers have noted on our Discussion Board, not every park has room for seven-acre new developments. Sometimes, parks have to remove attractions to make room for new ones.
Of course, this isn't always a bad thing. As much as some parks — and fans — might hate to admit it, some attractions just didn't work... or their time has passed. It's rare that an old attraction is so bad that its removal by itself improves a park. But many attractions are taking space that better could be used by a fresh experience.
Which attractions are the leading candidates for this type of addition by subtraction? Which attractions would create the most value for their parks not by continuing to operate but by going away and making space for something new?
The final clue is in.
In a lightning-filled video on social media, Busch Gardens Williamsburg released its final clue about the identity of a new roller coaster Tuesday, several weeks after the park first released a video identifying July 30 as the official coaster reveal date.
Here’s the clue: “Ascend to the epic crescendo and come face-to-face with Jupiter, the King of all Roman gods. #MMXX.”
The other clues have revolved around other Roman gods, including Pluto, Mercury, Neptune and Minerva.
On Facebook, Busch Gardens said users can tag a friend in the post comments and have the chance at being one of 10 winners who can attend the July 30 theme announcement.