Around Halloween time, a trip to Bristol, Conn.’s Lake Compounce amusement park comes with a side of spookiness.
“Each weekend starting in late September, visitors to Lake Compounce will be entering The Haunted Graveyard, a mile-long nightmare journey featuring dark catacombs, a vampire’s lair and an ancient temple hiding dark secrets,” according to USA Today.
Behind the scenes at Cedar Point's Halloweekends: 'Screamsters' put on their monster makeup in Haunt Central
Every autumn season, Cedar Point unleashes 300 monsters into its park for its annual Halloweekends.
The monsters, called "screamsters," are park actors dressed up as different spooky characters. There are pirates, scarecrows, goblins, snakes and more, dressed for 12 haunted houses and haunted walks around the amusement park.
Before Cedar Point opens its doors to visitors during Halloweekends, the screamsters show up early to prepare inside a room called Haunt Central -- a large back room where 27 makeup artists make regular actors look as scary as possible.
A Twin Cities family says a fun night out turned into a night of fear and disappointment.
Kristin Warzenski says she and her family were looking forward to going to ValleySCARE last Saturday night, but she said fights broke out and she and her 9-year-old son were caught in the middle.
Warzenski and her son were waiting in line for a ride when a girl accused another girl of budging.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball's World Series this year, which provides another opportunity for two theme parks to get on board the hype train with a bet.
This time, it's Six Flags Magic Mountain wagering a temporary name change for The New Revolution against Six Flags New England offering the same for Thunderbolt. Props to Six Flags Magic Mountain's PR team for its press release, which noted the name change from Thunderbolt to Dodgers Thunderbolt will happen "when the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series title," and not "if."
Should the Red Sox do what Vegas and bettors across the country expect and beat LA, New Revolution becomes Red Sox Revolution for the opening weekend of Holiday in the Park. Magic Mountain also would fly a Red Sox flag in its entry plaza. If the Dodgers win, its flag flies from atop SFNE's Scream tower. The president of the losing community's park also will wear the winning team's jersey on opening night of their holiday event.
The Universal Orlando Resort has raised its parking rates to match the Walt Disney World Resort. As of now, however, that's the only pricing change coming from Universal, which has yet to match Disney World's switch to date-based pricing on multi-day theme park tickets.
The price to park a car at Universal Orlando is now $25, up from $22. "Prime" parking goes up five bucks from $35 to $40. Universal continues to offer free parking after 6pm, except on special event evenings such as Halloween Horror Nights, when regular parking rates apply and free valet parking is not available to otherwise eligible annual passholders.
At $25 a day to park at the Disney and Universal theme parks now, at what point does bringing a car to the resorts become an inconvenience?
The Disney company is at it again. They have submitted a patent for a new roller coaster car design that will allow for the cars to rotate on an axis during the course of the ride. The patent is specifically for the roller coaster cars for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at Epcot, as seen in leaked photographs some time ago.
Not only does this confirm that the coaster will be getting the revolutionary ride system that Bob Chapek spoke of, but it shows off exactly what this new system is capable of. A common issue in reusing tracks for rotation carts is that the carts need a source of power as the ride goes to initiate the rotation. The new patent answers that question by having charging docks added to the loading and unloading areas as well as in a few locations throughout the ride. These charging stations will be added to the typical bus bar system that rides typically employ for charging.
For the 16th consecutive year, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here will make marked improvements for its upcoming season.
“We’re pleased to announce the addition of another new family ride for 2019 as well as some other enhancements at the property,” Quassy President Eric Anderson said today.
Bouncing Buggies will be the new ride located in the heart of the lakefront property. Currently being built by Italian manufacturer Zamperla, the ride is from its popular Jump Around lineup.
The Millennium Falcon spaceship that will be the centerpiece of the new Star Wars land is beginning to take shape at Disneyland, based on recently-released aerial images.
Photos taken on Sept. 30 above the Anaheim theme park show the distinctive wireframe outline of the Star Wars galaxy’s most iconic ship emerging amid continuing construction. Aerial images shot in July showed a plot of dirt where the Millennium Falcon now stands.
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It looks like Kennywood Park is working its employees to the bone to get its new coaster built.
Or it could just be a good bit of seasonal fun.
The West Mifflin amusement park posted some pictures on its Facebook page Tuesday showing skeletons in construction gear working on The Steel Curtain.
Kings Island demolished part of its Coney Mall section of the park Tuesday to make way for the Kings Mills Antique Autos.
The amusement park filed building plans for the Antique Autos last week.
To make room for the Antique Autos, the park demolished the old Flight Commander ride pad which hadn't been used for years. Crews had to remove concrete that was more than 10 feet deep, according to KI spokesman Chad Showalter. They also got rid of the entrance to the former Dinosaurs Alive, the Peach Basket game in the Coney Mall Midway and an old concession stand.