CONNEAUT LAKE, PA
Skeptics seem to have a growing number of reasons to be skeptical about the future of Conneaut Lake Park.
Here is the latest on what has been a roller coaster ride of emotions for park fans.
The new owner of Conneaut Lake Park has made drastic changes to the property this summer that long time fans of the amusement park.
Tropico 6 developer Limbic Entertainment is taking a break from El Presidente and satirising political corruption, switching gears to the slightly more wholesome Park Beyond, a theme park management affair that's coming next year.
At first glance, Park Beyond looks quite a bit like Frontier's Planet Coaster, but like the Transformers there's more to this sim than meets the eye.
When fairgoers entered the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, they were dazzled by the White City, a sprawling collection of massive exhibit buildings dedicated to manufacturing, transportation, electricity, and other themes that captured the imagination of a country on the move. Boasting a mixture of architectural influences, the gleaming, almost regal structures were assembled around a large reflecting pond festooned with Corinthian and Ionic columns as well as golden and white allegorical statuary.
It was a giddy time in America as the young, growing country was establishing its prominence, and the fair was its coming-out party. The White City, so named for the alabaster substance made of gypsum and other materials that covered the buildings, was a celebration of progress and a brash ode to capitalism. It reinforced the sense of hope and promise — the swagger even — that Americans carried. Visitors were overcome by the scale, spectacle, and opulence of the buildings and grounds as well as the bustle and merriment of its midway and amusements.
TAMPA BAY, FL
After almost two years of leaving coaster fans hanging in suspense, Busch Gardens finally announced that its intense new hybrid coaster Iron Gwazi will open in March of next year.
On Monday, the theme park announced that North America’s tallest hybrid coaster, which will also be the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world, will “in time for spring break.”
The Ohio Department of Agriculture shared some new information Monday regarding the ongoing investigation into Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster.
A woman sustained injuries Sunday at Cedar Point, where part of the Top Thrill Dragster fell and hit her.
"At approximately 4:30 (p.m.), a small metal object became disengaged from a train on the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster as it was ending its run," spokesman Tony Clark told the Register.
A man fell off the Sky Ride at Lagoon early Saturday evening and an emergency medical crew took him to a hospital, but the park said it has "no reason to believe there was a malfunction with the ride."
A photo taken before the fall, sent to 2News by Victoria Taylor, showed the man clinging to the ride, dangling above the park.
"An adult male came off the Sky Ride," said Lagoon spokesman Adam Leishman. "He was transported off the park for medical services."
One of Kings Islands’ original attractions is closing for the rest of the 2021 season after this weekend.
Park officials announced that the park’s Eiffel Tower will close after this weekend’s operations so that crews can begin repainting the structure.
The renovation to the park’s Eiffel Tower is in preparation for the park’s 50th anniversary, which will be marked in 2022.
A Disney World executive says it could take years before Splash Mountain is turned into a 'Princess and the Frog' ride
Disney announced in June 2020 that it would be turning its Splash Mountain attractions at its US theme parks into "Princess and the Frog"-themed rides.
But during a recent appearance on the Orlando Sentinel's "Theme Park Rangers" podcast, Magic Kingdom Vice President Melissa Valiquette said it could actually be years before Disney fans see those changes made.
"When we are reimagining a new attraction or a new area of our parks, this can be a lengthy process. There's a lot of work that goes into it," she said.
DOSWELL, Va. (August 12, 2021) -- Explorers wanted! Kings Dominion is renaming and upgrading the Safari Village area of the park and introducing a new roller coaster in 2022. The new area, Jungle X-Pedition, is set to an exotic archeological dig site and research facility, where explorers can visit the base camp for a bite to eat at a new signature restaurant and shop at an immersive retail location. Around the corner, guests can climb aboard a brand-new roller coaster for a topsy-turvy adventure.
Tumbili (toom-bee-lee -- the Swahili word for “monkey”) is a thrilling roller coaster that suspends riders on either side of the track as the cars flip continuously throughout the ride. Featuring state-of-the-art magnetic technology that induces and controls spinning, this 4D Spin Coaster will give riders the feeling of weightlessness as they cruise along the track. Guests will be immersed in the area’s rich theming with painted supports resembling bamboo and scenic ruins from the “Monkey God” temple as part of the Jungle X-Pedition discovery.
Other features of Tumbili:
Tumbili is the first of its kind in the region and is slated to open in Spring 2022 along with other new discoveries in the Jungle X-Pedition area.
Guests can be the first to experience the new Jungle X-Pedition area and Tumbili with the purchase of a 2022 Gold Season Pass, available now at the lowest price of the season, or a free Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass that provides children between three and five years of age with complimentary admission all season long. Gold Season Passholders receive unlimited access in 2021 and 2022 to Kings Dominion and its Soak City water park; entry to special events like Halloween Haunt, The Great Pumpkin Fest, and WinterFest; free parking, exclusive discounts, and more.
For details, animations, and illustrations of Jungle X-Pedition and Tumbili, visit kingsdominion.com.
Kings Dominion, a 400-acre amusement park located in Doswell, VA off I-95, is home to more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, including 12 world-class roller coasters and Soak City, a top-rated 20-acre waterpark. Kings Dominion is a property of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world.
By Kings Dominion