JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Six Flags Great Adventure has big news for thrillseekers! The Jackson amusement park just finished laying the track for its new Jersey Devil roller coaster. Once open, it will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single-rail coaster. The last piece was installed yesterday, and topped off the coasters 130-foot high track. This tallest single-rail coaster will be yet another record-breaking rollercoaster for the park, which is also home to the world’s tallest roller coaster Kingda Ka.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
The countdown to a new owner for Conneaut Lake Park — who will maintain public access to the historic park — is underway.
Calling it "a good plan," U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Jeffrey A. Deller on Tuesday approved Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park's motion to auction the park's assets for at least $1.2 million on March 2. Deller's approval followed a 25-minute hearing held via video conference by U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western Pennsylvania.
James Earl Williams Jr. was just 9 years old the first time he visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
The park was still new, and his uncle Roosevelt, a truck driver, stumbled upon it, bringing his family back for a day of family fun.
One of the first rides Williams got on was the Glissade, a twisty, steel roller coaster that sent riders flying up to 60 miles per hour, per Pilot archives.
“That was back in the ’70s,” said Williams, now 53. “We’ve been going ever since then.”
he newest LEGOLAND resort has finished construction on the iconic entrance archway as the New York site nears completion.
LEGOLAND New York is the latest in the LEGO Group’s range of theme park locations. The resort was originally planned to open last year but was hit with inevitable delays related to the ongoing pandemic. Now the resort is due to finally open in 2021, and a new time lapse video might help to convince fans.
Folks with a yen for negative G-forces and churros in the heart of winter have long been able to head to destination theme parks in temperate Florida and California.
Those hoping to get their roller coaster fixes at parks in other parts of the country were generally out of luck. That’s changing as some seasonal parks open their gates in January and February and switch to four-season, year-round operation. But the screams reverberating on their midways this time of year may be as much from cold-weather chills as coaster thrills.
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
A “qualified cash buyer” has come forward and offered to buy all of the assets at Conneaut Lake Park, according to an announcement Friday.
The park’s trustees said they received an offer from the buyer who wants to “invest in the property” and “expand on the... momentum the park has gained.”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has anchored itself in Vallejo since relocating from Redwood City in 1987 and rumors of the theme park sniffing around Fresno are unfounded, according to Vallejo city officials.
The Times-Herald received an email late Thursday from a citizen claiming that Six Flags is “eventually going to move out of its present location to Fresno” presumably because the park was dissatisfied with the alleged slow progress of Mare Island and the Solano County Fairgrounds’ 360 Project.
Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff put his thumb down on any Vallejo-to-Fresno move.
The family-friendly Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru at Six Flags Over Georgia will offer the only opportunity to see real-life versions of iconic Hot Wheels cars and monster trucks.
From Jan. 28 – Feb. 28, 2021, the limited time, one-of-a-kind contactless experience will transform a portion of Six Flags Over Georgia into an immersive Hot Wheels adventure. Guests will be able to travel more than a mile through the largest collection of Hot Wheels life-sized vehicles ever, including 50 cars, monster trucks, specialty monster trucks, robots, and even a special display of the Garage of Legends vehicles.
Indiana Beach plans to open May 22 for the 2021 season, a park official said Tuesday.
Tom Crisci, the Indiana Beach’s chief operating officer, made the announcement at noon Jan. 19 during a Facebook Live broadcast.
Indiana Beach also plans to have its two newly acquired rides in operation in time for its season-opening date.
One of the rides, formerly known as The Polyps, will now be known by a former name, Sea Warrior. It was purchased last year by Indiana Beach owner Gene Staples. The ride originated at Kiddieland in Melrose Park, Ill., the home amusement park for Staples and Crisci.
After a year of speculation, the unthinkable has just been confirmed, Disneyland is ENDING its Annual Passholder Program effective immediately. Passholders will be contacted today and informed that they will be refunded the unused portion of their annual pass contract automatically.