WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Last week, Kennywood Park asked fans to choose a color for the tracks of its popular coaster — Petrifying Purple or Terrifying Teal. In a prime example of democracy in action, the park announced Friday that the nearly-10,000 voters made their preference “overwhelmingly clear:” Phantom’s Revenge will be painted “Petrifying Purple” after this year’s season ends on Sept. 25. This marks the roller coaster’s first new paint job in 20 years.
The next ride to receive a well-deserved facelift will be the Thunderbolt.
The James City County Planning Commission has approved an application for a special use permit, which will allow Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) to erect a new building on its property.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Planning Commission approved the special use permit application submitted by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, LLC, the parent company of BGW, to construct a new building on the park’s property.
Adventureland Park announced plans Tuesday to remove three longtime rides and plans to add 10 new family rides and attractions.
In a video released on social media, the park said it is saying goodbye to the Lighthouse, Falling Star and Lady Luck rides.
The Des Moines Renaissance Fair will be moving to the southeast corner of the park in 2022 and is expected to open in May.
The Warhawks ride will be constructed where the old entrance to the Dragon now stands. Bernie’s Swing will be constructed nearby. A new ride called The Lighthouse will replace the current Lighthouse ride.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
What color should the Phantom’s Revenge’s tracks be? Kennywood is leaving that up to you.
The park says the coaster is getting a fresh coat of paint during the off-season. It’s between “petrifying purple” or “terrifying teal.”
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is closed Monday and Tuesday after a person died on a ride Sunday evening.
The park reported that the incident involved the Haunted Mine Drop ride.
Authorities are investigating the death.
The park said due to the ongoing investigation, it does not have any other information to share.