Care of Magical Creatures class with Professor Rubeus Hagrid was always an adventure because for every wondrous lesson on unicorns and thestrals, there were chaotic and often dangerous lessons with blast-ended skrewts. It seems that the unpredictable nature of hanging out with Hagrid extends to the real world as well. In a case of life imitating art, Universal Studios’ Hagrid rollercoaster has been forced to shut down to a bee infestation.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando closed last week due to a bee infestation. According to Spectrum News 13, the rollercoaster was closed after hundreds and possibly thousands of bees were discovered near the attraction. Universal’s team worked to resolve the issue and the ride was later reopened.
Kings Islands is working to use its rolling topography to maximum effect while constructing a $30 million roller coaster that will soon be the park’s tallest and fastest.
That was evident Monday during a behind-the-scenes look at Orion, which features a steep 300-foot first drop into a valley at the 365-acre Warren County amusement park.“I’ve always made the statement, ‘The only level spot at Kings Island is at my desk,’” said Jeff Gramke, the park’s manager of facilities, engineering and construction. “We’re not mountainous, but we’re very terrain-driven here.”
It turns out that the easiest way to frighten a Knott’s Berry Farm fan isn’t with jump scares in a Scary Farm maze or chainsaw-wielding zombies lurking in the fog of Ghost Town.
It’s to say the words “Six Flags Knott’s Berry Farm.”
The news that Six Flags had made a $4 billion offer to buy Knott’s corporate parent, Cedar Fair, stunned and enraged theme park fans around the nation. Knott’s fans especially recoiled at the thought of Six Flags running their favorite park.
It’s not that Knott’s fans don’t like Six Flags. I and many other Knott’s fans love Six Flags Magic Mountain and appreciate Six Flags’ commitment to building some of the best thrill rides in the business. But Cedar Fair and Six Flags take very different approaches toward running their parks. Many fans love having that choice between these two types of parks. We don’t want to lose it.
A theme park in Thailand has created a very bizarre installation - a toilet with two-way mirrors.
The men's loo has reflective silver glass on the outside that allows park-goers to pose and check their appearance.
But on the inside are several urinals, which men use while looking out over passers-by at the Dream World theme park in Pathum Thani, central Thailand.
This year, Canada’s Wonderland will be transforming into a winter Wonderland from November 22 to December 31.
Similar to Halloween Haunt, which opens every year during October, Canada’s Wonderland is launching a new holiday-themed season this winter called Winterfest.
There will be plenty of Christmas-themed attractions for visitors to enjoy, including a Christmas marketplace, a Christmas store, and festive twists on food favourites (such as funnel cakes) from the various food vendors around the park.
The park will be decked out in lights that will be celebrating the many different holidays that are part of the myriad of cultures that make up the GTA including: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, The Nativity and more.
This year, Six Flags' coffin challenge had participants spending 30 hours straight in a coffin in order to win $600.
The kicker? They had to work with a partner and also complete a series of difficult (and sometimes disgusting) mini-challenges.
Here's what the couples coffin challenge is really like according to five participants who would probably do it all over again.
A new, 10-episode, hour-long series called “Behind the Attraction” is coming exclusively to Disney+.
The series will be produced by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and The Nacelle Company, and will give viewers a look behind the scenes of Disney’s most popular attractions by speaking directly with the Imagineers and creatives who brought them to life.
The episodes will offer a deep-dive into the history of how these Disney attractions came to life, and how they’ve been revamped as new technology and ideas are developed. “Behind the Attraction” will also include interactions with fans who obsess over every detail of the rides they love.
It was a wild week for investors in the amusement park industry. Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) moved higher on Wednesday after a Reuters report claiming that Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) was offering a cash and stock deal to acquire the smaller regional amusement park chain. The gains were swiftly surrendered on Friday, after Reuters followed up to report that Cedar Fair had rebuffed the offer allegedly valued at $4 billion.
Consolidation in a fragmented industry makes sense, and it's easy to see why Six Flags would want the Cedar Fair collection of parks. It's also easy to see why Cedar Fair refused those advances according to Reuters' sources. Let's go over the reasons the perfect pairing on paper apparently failed in application.
U.S. amusement park operator Cedar Fair LP (FUN.N) has rejected a $4 billion cash-and-stock offer from larger peer Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX.N) as inadequate, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.Cedar Fair’s decision is a blow to Six Flags, which is already the world’s largest regional theme park operator and has been looking to expand its footprint so it can increase its ticketing pricing power.
The Pantheon roller coaster construction site at Busch Gardens hasn’t looked much like a roller coaster the past few months.
The open space destined for the new coaster has been busy with trucks and equipment as crews poured concrete and moved dirt.
Now, photos released by Busch Gardens on its public relations Twitter account show some completed concrete footers — and another newer, shinier addition to the work site.
Pantheon’s yellow track has arrived.