The world famous Jingle Cruise is returning to the Magic Kingdom this weekend! Starting November 2nd, you can set sail down the holly jolly Jungle Cruise packed with Christmas splendor.
The Jingle Cruise debuted back in 2013 and runs from November to January at Walt Disney World, but is no longer available at Disneyland.
In the seasonal storyline of the attraction, the Skippers have grown homesick for the holidays, so they’ve added holiday cheer to the Jungle Cruise queue and boathouse with decorations that have been mailed to them from home (plus a few they’ve created themselves). The Skippers have also added a slew of new jokes to their tours that are the perfect way to get guests in the holiday spirit. Additionally, Jungle Cruise boats are renamed with the holidays in mind, and if guests listen carefully, they may hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background.
KANSAS CITY, KS
Schlitterbahn remains in limbo after the possibility of being acquired by Cedar Fair closed Tuesday.
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which already operates Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, purchased other Schlitterbahn parks in Texas back in June. With the deal, the company also had the option to buy the KCK park with 120 days to exercise that power.
That option's deadline was Tuesday, and the company chose not to buy the park.
CEDAR POINT TEASES ANOTHER 'MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT' FOR 2020 SEASON: 'THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL'
Cedar Point may be closed for the season, but planning is well underway for next year.
Although few details have been released for all the changes coming in 2020, park officials are teasing that more surprises are in the works as Cedar Point prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
“As I’m typing up and prepping for our next major announcement, it’s kind of crazy how much more new stuff we’re adding and creating to your experience in 2020,” park spokesperson Tony Clark tweeted Tuesday. “This is going to be something special.”
A Maryland man who says security guards beat him at a Six Flags America park on Father's Day in 2018 was awarded $800,000 by a jury on Friday.
Nicholaus Mims and his family were visiting a water park area at Six Flags America in Bowie when the father took off his shirt and noticed one of his children was missing, The Daily Record reported , citing the complaint filed last year in Prince George's County Circuit Court. He found his son, but security guards told him he needed to put on a shirt.
Mims said after an argument, he agreed to leave but guards followed him out of the park, beat and handcuffed him. Mims was diagnosed with a concussion and still experiences headaches and vision problems, according to the complaint.
Six Flags said Mims was the "aggressor" based on his language during the incident, according to Mims' attorney Donald Huskey.
SAN DIEGO, CA
SeaWorld San Diego is rolling out a new dining plan that will let annual passholders dine at the marine park’s restaurants for lunch and dinner every day of the year for less than $1 a day.
The new 2020 All-Season Dining Pass at SeaWorld theme parks in the United States costs $120 per year. To sweeten the pot, SeaWorld will throw in free meals for the rest of 2019 for annual passholders who buy the dining season pass now.
How is that possible? Believe it or not, dining season passes are incredibly profitable for theme parks. Six Flags and Cedar Fair executives regularly boast during quarterly reports about the ever-increasing revenue generated from season dining plans. SeaWorld is simply jumping on a burgeoning industry trend.
That’s a wrap! Cedar Point has closed its gates for the 2019 season, which means we have to wait until next May to get our adrenaline pumping again on their record-breaking, pulse-pounding roller coasters.
Although the season may be finished, park officials have an early gift for park goers as Cedar Point has extended their $99 bargain pricing for the new Gold Pass until Jan. 5, 2020.
It's unclear what the Gold Pass price will be after that date, according to park spokesperson Tony Clark.
Cedar Point had previously said the $99 deal would be available through Oct. 27, which was the last day of the 2019 operating season.
Coming off a Best New Coaster Golden Ticket win in 2019, S&S – Sansei Technologies has taken years of innovation and engineered a dramatic new concept in roller coasters. Dubbed Axis, this new genre of steel coasters has hints of previous creations threaded into its core but feels like nothing ever manufactured to date. Top brass is beaming at the monumental leap in coaster design — and they should be. Axis is impressive in multiple ways.
“It has been part of a concept we’ve had for quite a while. This last development has been going on for about two and a half years,” said Merin Swasey, project development manager, S&S. “Today’s computer-aided design and engineering analysis tools enable us to do something like this particular coaster. It’s a whole new concept.”
A test track of several hundred feet adjacent to company headquarters in Utah has seen the concept come to life, meeting every expectation and validating each calculation. S&S can boast it is now proven.
Source: Amusement Today
SANTA CLARA, CA
California's Great America released a twitter statement saying that the reports of shots were "unsubstantiated," and that the park has returned to normal operation.
A group of "disruptive" teenagers was ejected from the park.
Nobody wants to get called out by the police on Twitter. Especially not if you prank call or butt dial 911. But that's the case for some people who were at Wonderland on October 25. Halloween Haunt is under fire from York Regional Police after people called 911 while at the event.
York Regional Police sent out a tweet late on October 25 about people calling 911 from Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland.
They are asking people to be conscious of what their phones are doing while they're at the theme park and actually turn off their phones because of how many non-emergency calls they got on the emergency line.
"Listening to you giggle & scream is getting tiresome," the tweet said.
Great Escape has proposed a 165-foot-tall ride in a section of the park where tall rides are specifically forbidden, and neighbors came out in force Tuesday night to criticize that choice.
In 2001, the town and Great Escape went through a laborious process that included floating balloons above the park to decide what height would intrude on the viewscape of Glen Lake residents.
Great Escape officials acknowledged those rules at Tuesday’s Planning Board meeting. They also acknowledged that the proposed ride, Adirondack Outlaw, would be seen at least slightly from the Glen Lake area.