TAMPA BAY, FL
Everyone knows the most thrilling thing about amusement parks are the roller coasters, and the bigger they are the better. Back in 2015, Busch Gardens ended the story of the beloved Gwazi coaster, closing down the dueling track wooden coaster to riders forever; however, they recently released a photo of a new roller coaster in progress, and it's expected to hold some pretty awesome world records.
In an Instagram post, Busch Gardens posted the progress photo, showing the bones of the coaster underway. The yet to be named coaster will be wood and steel hybrid - keeping some of the Gwazi's existing wooden structure.
The post reads, "It's official... the first track pieces have been placed😍 #2020Rising". While the exact date of opening is unknown, we're excited to see the final product. You can see the first part of the new track below.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Seaworld San Antonio is the latest park to jump into the frenzy of 2020 teases. They have only shown a glimpse of the rendering, however they confirmed what we already knew they are building a wooden roller coaster. They additionally wet our appetites by revealing this new coaster will be the tallest and fastest wooden coaster in Texas. Currently there are only three operating wood coasters in Texas, and the current record holder is Boardwalk Bullet at Kemah Boardwalk. It stands at 96 feet tall and has a max speed of 51 MPH. The builder is also unknown at this time and the chain has recently completed a project with GCI called InvadR at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and with Gravity Group called Oscar's Wacky Taxi at Sesame Place. While both of these two examples use a hybrid support system, SeaWorld San Antonio's more closely resembles the Gravity Groups style of supports. Hopefully the park will offer more information soon on their new for 2020 wooden coaster.
he newest rollercoaster at Carowinds is shut down during an investigation after a rider was injured.
The incident happened on the Copperhead Strike Rollercoaster on Sunday night, officials confirmed.
Park officials say the guest suffered a thumb injury while onboard.
That person was taken to the hospital. Their identity has not been released.
At this time, it's still unclear exactly what happened on the ride that caused the injury.
It started with a slide. Five decades later, three piers that include two waterparks (with 22 waterslides) and 73 rides have defined the city of Wildwood to thousands if not millions of shore goers.
“In attempting to describe this place, we like to say we are forged by sand, sea, sunbeams and American dreams, and that our family has been handcrafting Morey’s Piers through five decades and three generations,” said Jack Morey, co-owner. “It brings us great joy to see the generations of families that come to visit each summer, making memories to last a lifetime.”
In 1969, the Morey name was not recognized as it is today. If anything, the family’s business in hotels and motels is what would have been associated with a Morey’s mention, if known at all.
During the crowded summer season, theme parks across Europe will be launching their latest attractions and competing for visitors’ attention. Europa-Park, however, is bucking the trend by unveiling Rulantica in November. And perhaps, for an undercover, year-round facility, winter is a good time to open a new waterpark.
Europa-Park had once been hoping to debut Rulantica earlier in the year. But as its biggest single expansion since the opening of the amusement park back in 1975, the €180 million ($200m) project took time.
“On one hand, we are an experienced operator,” says Rulantica’s Director, Michael Kreft von Byern. “On the other hand, we are a start-up in the waterpark industry. It’s amazing, it’s interesting, but it’s a big job. So many people said that with our experience we can do this easily. My reply was we also know how challenging it is. Our experience makes us humble.”
Investors searching for income should look no further than the amusement parks, Jim Cramer told viewers Monday night during his Mad Money program, where Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) pays 5.7% and rival Cedar Fair L.P. (FUN) pays a stellar 7.1%. But which is the better stock?
While investors may have given up on these names, both parks have been posting solid earnings that makes their bountiful dividend yields very attractive. Of the two, Cramer gave the edge to Cedar Fair, based on valuation and Six Flag's international exposure, which makes it less appealing than its domestic rival.
Grab some snacks at the concession booth and let's look at the charts and indicators as we stand in line for the next ride.
The new Lego Movie World themed land coming to Legoland California will drop visitors into the quirky, frenetic and manic world of Emmet Brickowski, Wyldstyle, Unikitty and Benny the spaceman from the “Lego Movie” film franchise.
Lego Movie World will open in spring 2020 at the Carlsbad kiddie park with three attractions, a play area and a meet-and-greet location themed to the movie town of Bricksburg, Legoland officials announced today, Aug. 15.
Prior to the openings of Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens-Williamsburg theme parks in 1975, Waynesboro and Augusta County families, and especially car- and busloads of area teenagers, frequently visited Lakeside Amusement Park in Salem, just outside of Roanoke.
Lakeside was a small, 47-acre park that first opened as a sandy beach swimming pool in 1920. Within a few years, amusement rides were added, and in 1934 it was purchased by H. L. Roberts, whose family operated the park for 50 years.
By 1971, however, Lakeside felt hemmed in. Located at the intersection of Route 460 and Electric Road, the park had no room for future growth. The opening of Disney World in Orlando, Florida that same year had re-defined amusement parks (now called “theme parks”) forever, and east coast parks now felt pressure to “go Disney” or go home.
If you have a knack for naming things, you could be part of Coney Island history.
Luna Park, the seaside amusement park known for the Coney Island Cyclone and Steeplechase, has three new attractions coming in 2020 and it wants the public to help name them.
Through Sunday, Aug. 18, Luna Park will be taking name ideas for a new ropes course — and the person whose name is chosen will get VIP access with 10 of their friends to Luna Park for a day.
The ropes course will be set within a circus-themed area that will allow visitors to climb and zip line and get panoramic views of the beach and boardwalk.
The other two attractions are rides — a log flume ride and a roller coaster, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks, according to lunaparknyc.com.
An Irish tourist whose heart 'almost exploded' after he went on a 125mph Spanish roller coaster ride has recalled his terrifying brush with death.
Kevin Perry suffered a collapsed lung and was woken by his mother's screams after coughing up blood in bed just hours after going on the theme park ride.
The 20-year-old was on holiday in Salou with his family when he decided to try out the main attraction ride which goes from 0-125 mph in just three seconds.
But Kevin, from West Belfast, knew that as soon as he got off the ride that something wasn't right, reports