Coney Island's famed Luna Park broke ground Tuesday on expansion plans for new attractions and pedestrian plazas set to open for the 2022 season.
The expansion includes a new ropes course, appropriately named the Sky Chaser, along with the Super Flume and the J2SK Coaster, a log flume intertwined with an exhilarating roller coaster creating a brand new unique experience for guests.
Disney World's first reverse-launch roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, is set to debut in 2022 at Epcot.
The attraction – don't dare call it a ride – will consist of two parts, the latter being one of the world's longest enclosed roller coasters. The building that houses the coaster is "so large it can fit four Spaceship Earths," the iconic "golf ball" at the entrance to Epcot, according to Ashley Levine, senior product controls at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Details such as the exact height, speed and time of the attraction haven't been released, but we do know the coaster does not go upside down. It is being billed as a family-friendly adventure.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
The first steps in development around Conneaut Lake Park approved Tuesday evening with Summit Township supervisors in Crawford County accepting an application for subdivision at the park's Camperland.
Questions about this land and the park’s future remain unanswered, as current park owner, Todd Joseph, did not attend the meeting.
Residents continue to worry about the future of the community. “The park affects our tax base, and functions like the Pumpkin Fest bring in thousands of people and also thousands of dollars,” resident Gigi Beatty said to supervisors. Beatty also attending the meeting as a representative of the Historic Coaster Foundation, a group advocating for amusement park preservation.
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.
Universal Orlando gave a first look inside its immersive new Halloween Horror Nights tribute store Thursday.
Universal team members were first allowed into the new location Thursday morning, followed by its annual passholders later in the day.
WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Kennywood, Pittsburgh’s Thrill and Entertainment Destination, will debut the all-new Phantom Fall Fest Halloween event on Friday, October 1. Play All Day, Fright All Night with family-sized thrills during the day and spooktacular scares for those who dare to enter at night. The return of Halloween activities to Kennywood adds 15 additional operating days to the 2021 Season.