If there are two words I never thought I would use in a sentence, “VelociCoaster” and “disco” would be at the top of my list, until I saw the launch tunnel for the new coaster.
Universal’s newest roller coaster, VelociCoaster, is set to debut summer 2021, and thrill fans can barely contain their excitement! With gravity defying drops and multiple high speed launches, this is set to be Universal’s most ambitious coaster yet — and they made Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure. VelociCoaster welcomes the Jurassic World IP into Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, and as we can see in the attraction’s teaser trailer, the rides inspired storyline of blasting off on a raptor run, comes directly from the films.
Six Flags Magic Mountain will partially reopen next week, the theme park announced on Friday.
The Los Angeles County destination got creative to workaround around stringent restrictions put in place by the state due to the pandemic.
For the first time, Six Flags Magic Mountain will be a drive-thru experience with millions of lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music favorites, according to the park officals.
Adventureland Park officials said the track for the park’s newest roller coaster is complete before the Iowa winter sets in.
Park officials on Facebook posted a video showing a completed Dragon Slayer ride, plus some shots of the new seats.
Construction continues around the new ride.
Kings Island is placing a limited number of track slices from one of its iconic, retired roller coasters for sale online Tuesday night.
Track slices from Vortex, which is now demolished, will go on sale at 8 p.m.
The coaster operated in the Coney Mall-themed area of the amusement park from 1987 through the 2019 season.
SANTA CRUZ, CA
The first California amusement park to reopen under the state’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines has been forced to reclose after only one weekend of operation following a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the surrounding area.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will reclose after Santa Cruz County moved back to the red/substantial tier 2 risk level under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The Beach Boardwalk reopened roller coasters and thrill rides on Nov. 7 and 8 after the county moved into the orange/moderate tier 3 risk level.
So what does this week's announcement that a potential Covid-19 vaccine was 90 percent effective mean for the theme park and travel industries?
At first glance, it appears to be nothing but good news. Travel and theme park-related stock prices surged after the announcement, with Cedar Fair rising 24 percent yesterday, followed by Six Flags up 18 percent, SeaWorld up 16 percent, Disney up 12 percent, and Universal owner Comcast up 6 percent. Most of those stocks have given back a bit of those gains today, but the financial market clearly sees this vaccine announcement as a sign that the theme park industry is now primed for recovery.
Kings Dominion will reopen for Christmas.
The Virginia theme park was unable to open for its spring and summer seasons due to COVID-19. But on December 5, Kings Dominion’s Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Holiday Experience will open for socially-distanced guests.
Enjoy the Holidays Safely at Six Flags’ Annual Holiday in the Park® and the New Holiday in the Park Lights
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 9, 2020--
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, is decking the halls and making spirits bright during its annual holiday extravaganza, Holiday in the Park, at eight locations; and is debuting a new event— Holiday in the Park Lights —at Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
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Six Flags is decking the halls for Holiday in the Park and the new Holiday in the Park Lights at select parks. Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holiday season in a safe, outdoor environment. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Holiday in the Park is such a time-honored and beloved tradition for our guests as well as our team members. We are thrilled to offer both the customary event, and a new, modified version as we await guidance to reopen fully at these two parks,” said Senior Vice President of Park Operations Bonnie Weber. “We have proven that we can operate our parks with the utmost attention to safety and cleanliness and there is no better time and no better place than Six Flags to create special memories this season. We are ready to welcome our guests for an immersive and thrilling holiday celebration in a safe, outdoor environment.”
New and guest favorite Holiday in the Park offerings for 2020 include:
The new Holiday in the Park Lights offers guests a magical walk-through experience featuring millions of dazzling holiday lights, themed entertainment, and delicious, seasonal menu items. Per each park’s state and local guidelines, rides will not be in operation, however there will be plenty to see, taste, and enjoy with family and friends in a safe and fun holiday setting.
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 59 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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Houstonians were crushed when Astroworld closed down 15 years ago.
But soon, fans of the Six Flags amusement park will be able to take a walk down memory lane when one of the park's famous rides will be put up for display at a roller coaster museum.
The famed wooden Texas Cyclone was left in a temporary storage facility in the city of Plainview, near Amarillo in the Texas panhandle, shortly after the park closed in 2005. Now what's left of the thrilling ride has been moved to the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives.