COEUR D'ALENE, ID
The former chief financial officer of Silverwood Theme Park has been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison for embezzling thousands of dollars from the northern Idaho amusement park.
Christopher A. Wyatt, 43, was sentenced in 1st District Court on Tuesday. Judge Scott Wayman said Wyatt will be eligible for parole after serving at least 3 years.
Wyatt pleaded guilty last year to two counts of grand theft for stealing more than $160,000. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed three additional charges.
As expected, social media erupted with Disney fans jumping all over the provocative headline. But Brady was just making a point that I and many others have made before — that Disney's $100-plus-per-day top line price is not out of line with other major entertainment and leisure options, including lift tickets, live theater and concerts. If you spend the whole day at the park and navigate it well, you easily can get more than your money's worth at Disneyland or Walt Disney World.
But everyone has their own value for what their money is worth. And for many families, $100 per person is just way too much to consider paying for a day's entertainment. To be fair, with multi-day prices and annual passes, an overwhelming majority of Disney visitors are not paying anywhere near $100 a day for their theme park tickets. But when you throw in parking, food, drinks, souvenirs and various upsells, many do end up spending that kind of cash anyway.
The Ohio State Alumni Association is bringing Buckeyes back to Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world!
Ohio State Day attendees will be able to visit Cedar Point on Friday, May 8, 2020, one day before the park opens to the public. The event is listed to begin at 11 am and wrap up at 7 pm.
All Buckeyes are invited to the event, according to Ohio State, this includes alumni, students, faculty, staff, along with family and friends.
New Poster Art Unveiled in Countdown Series to March 4 Opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Attraction
Today, we’re revealing new Mickey cartoon short-inspired poster art in our special series celebrating the March 4 debut of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Our new “Three-Legged Race” poster features Mickey and Pete teaming up for a big race after Minnie chooses to partner with Daisy. As you can see in the cartoon video short, Mickey wants to win “fair and square” but not every racer agrees with that approach, including Pete!
In our earlier story, we shared an update that posters will be part of the experience at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Before stepping into an amazing cartoon world, you’ll see posters of existing award-winning Mickey shorts that might have previously premiered at the Chinese Theatre – all created specifically for the attraction by Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Television Animation.
Shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. plummeted Friday toward their biggest-ever one-day decline after the theme park operator warned of a fourth-quarter revenue shortfall and said its partner in China has defaulted on its agreements.
The news prompted Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tyler Batory to abandon his bullish stance on Six Flags’ stock, saying the announcements may put the relatively high dividend at risk.
The company disclosed in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects fourth-quarter revenue to be $8 million to $10 million less than the year-ago period, when the company recorded revenue of $269.5 million. The FactSet consensus, at the time of the filing, was for 6.0% increase to $285.8 million.
On Thursday, Knoebels announced their newest ride arriving in 2020 named "Tornado".
Knoebels Amusement Resort is celebrating the new year with the announcement of a new ride for their 2020 season.
America’s largest free-admission amusement park announced a new ride named “Tornado.” According to Knoebels’ spokesperson, Stacy Ososkie, the 32-passenger ride is expected to be ready for the park’s April 25 opening day.
“Eight cars hold four passengers each in individual seats facing the inside of the car,” said Ososkie. “Once the ride reaches speed moving in a circle, it tilts 20 degrees and lifts the cars up to 15 feet from ground level.”
According to Knoebels’ park president, Richard “Dick” Knoebel, there’s another aspect of the ride that will likely be the favorite for many guests.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Things will be getting insane again in Ocean County with the return of the Insane Inflatable 5K, coming back to Six Flags Great Adventure this summer!
If you've joined us for the Insane Inflatable 5K in the past, you know how fun it is.
It's 3.1 mile long course with almost a dozen huge inflatable obstacles throughout the course.
Alton Towers Resort has unveiled details of a brand new ride opening in spring 2020.
The Stafforshire-based theme park is opening a new 4D attraction inspired by David Walliams' beloved book Gangsta Granny, and it's sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Gangsta Granny, published by HarperCollins Children's Books, tells the story of Ben who discovers that his Granny is secretly an international jewel thief.
Busch Gardens could be working on another new attraction.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
A local Redditor hosted a scavenger hunt for Six Flags tickets on San Antonio's subreddit Saturday.
"I hid 4 Six Flags tickets under his orange cone," Reddit user u/teamcaca posted to the r/SanAntonio page, along with a photo of the tickets' location.
The user posted that he had 28 more tickets to hide. He said the tickets are good for free admission through the weekend.