JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
The cold didn’t scare any thrill seekers away this Saturday, as more than 300 people visited Six Flags Great Adventure for the park’s first Polar Coaster Challenge to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.
The amusement park’s twist on a polar plunge, the event saw people from nine different states and Canada ride the 230-foot-tall Nitro roller coaster — which goes 80 mph — in shorts and t-shirts in the cold, the park said in a press release.
NEW YORK, NY
It's time to ditch those ice skates and get behind the wheel.
Following the success of the 2019 FrostFest, Bryant Park will once again allow visitors to try ice bumper cars in January 2020 (beginning the 17th). As much as we love attempting those triple axels, we can't say no to winter's latest phenomenon. (In case you haven't heard, ice bumper cars are currently all the rage at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn.)
Paying homage to an amusement park go-to, the festive offering allows you to channel those summer days at Coney Island, but with a cold-weather remix. Why not make the most out of your visit to one of the best holiday markets in NYC with some time sliding and thumping?
ST. LOUIS, MO
Six Flags St. Louis is hosting a challenge involving long underwear this Saturday.
To participate in the ‘Polar Coaster Challenge’ you must wear long underwear or a onesie. The first 50 people to show up between 1 and 2 p.m. in long underwear will get in for free while other participants will get in for $12.07.
After 2 p.m. Polar Coaster Challenge participants will be able to enjoy the rest of Holiday in the Park until 9 p.m.
The event also includes early ride time on American Thunder, free hot chocolate, cookies and a meet and greet with a polar bear!
The groundbreaking new Disney attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is officially open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and guests are loving it!
Thousands of Disney Parks and Star Wars fans lined up before sunrise to be among the first to experience this groundbreaking attraction. Among them were multi-generation families who’ve enjoyed the Star Wars films for years, guests dressed in outfits inspired by their favorite character, and younglings ready to use the Force in this all-new adventure.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA
Ready for a construction update from Universal Studios Hollywood? Sure you are. Let's do this!
On the Lower Lot, Super Nintendo World construction continues to expand... both up and out.
The future home of America's first Mario Kart Ride will be massive, having consumed former soundstages and backstage areas on the Lower Lot.
I love it when the kids fight. Disney's official fan club, D23, announced its 2020 event line-up today, and I couldn't get past the headliner.
Since it's not a D23 Expo year, that means 2020 will welcome another "Destination D" event at the Walt Disney World Resort. And Disney has selected an, uh, "epic" name for next year's event.
To avoid a lengthy and complicated environmental impact review, Great Escape appears poised to find a new location for its 165-foot-tall ride.
The Adirondack Outlaw is proposed to be placed in Ghost Town, near the Steamin’ Demon and the Desperado Plunge. In that area, the town can require a complex and expensive environmental impact review if rides are proposed to be taller than 135 feet.
Earlier this month, Walt Disney Imagineers and Magic Kingdom Park cast members celebrated a milestone in the construction of the TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction, when the final piece of the attraction’s ride track was lowered into place.
TRON Lightcycle / Run is a coaster-style attraction that will allow riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. A similar attraction exists at Shanghai Disneyland, where it opened in 2016, and became an instant guest-favorite.
A MAN has been fatally struck by a rollercoaster at Berlin's Christmas market, say firefighters.
Fire department spokesman Jens-Peter Wilker said the man was hit by one of the carriages, and was crushed beneath it.
Firefighters were called to the busy market just after 7pm, local time, on Saturday night.
PIGEON FORGE, TN
Dollywood is expanding.
WBIR in Knoxville did some digging and says a brand-new resort is coming to the theme park.
The new hotel will have 310 rooms along with a restaurant that fits 325 people. It's slated for an area near Splash Country and DreamMore.