A longtime pizza vendor at Knoebels Amusement Resort is retiring.
After 40 years Cesari’s Pizza is turning off its ovens for good at the park, which is introducing a new pizza recipe in time for the April 30th reopening.
Through the years Cesari’s stand more than doubled as the popularity of its pizzas grew alongside the park’s crowds.
“We made our own sauce and shredded the mozzarella cheese,” said Angela Martini, daughter of Cesari’s founder, Carmen “Chuck” Cesari. “What I’ll miss most is coming in every morning to make all of the fresh dough for the day.”
Cedar Point plans to reopen two overnight resorts this spring, in an effort to increase time and boost spending at the popular amusement park.
Castaway Bay, closed since 2020, is set to reopen May 6, just in time for Cedar Point’s 152nd season, which launches May 7. Sawmill Creek, about 7 miles east of the amusement park, will reopen a month later, on June 13.
Florida taxpayers could face a $1 billion Disney debt bomb if its special district status is revoked
A repeal of Disney’s self-government status in Florida could leave local taxpayers with more than $1 billion in bond debt, according to tax officials and legislators.
The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would dissolve Disney’s special improvement district, escalating Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attack on the company over its opposition to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed by critics the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The state Senate passed the bill Wednesday, after it was first introduced Tuesday. It will now go to the governor for his signature.
Six Flags Over Texas has plenty of exciting announcements leading up to the summer months, from a new general manager to revamped rides. Sharon Mayo Parker was appointed as general manager of Six Flags Over Texas this week, becoming the first Black woman to hold the role within the company. “Being the first Black female in this role is something I do not take lightly – and my hope is that my experience has paved the way for future minority leaders. As we continue to focus on park enhancements, our priority will be providing an amazing guest experience this season and beyond,” Parker said in a statement.
A new kind of convoy just dropped, this one calling itself the “Patriot Convoy.” It managed to block traffic to the entrance of one of Disney World’s exterior shopping areas in Florida for a few hours over the weekend in support for a bill that has already been signed into law.
They should probably be careful however, as blocking traffic as an act of protest is a felony in Florida.
In classic Convoy fashion, the people peacocking on social media and claiming victory thought they’d shut down the whole park by blocking the back entrance to a shopping area called Disney Springs, which is mainly used by locals.
Kings Island is one of those iconic Tri-State locales and the amusement park is celebrating its 50th season this year. he Racer has been at the amusement park since the beginning and even has a brand-new paint job for the 50th season. But there are a lot of rides from when this place opened and that folks experienced through the 70s that are no more.
Operator error is suspected as the primary cause in the death of a 14-year-old boy who slipped out of his seat on a drop-tower ride at a Florida amusement park and plunged to the pavement, officials said Monday.
Nicole "Nikki' Fried, the Florida commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, announced the findings of a forensic engineer's field investigation report on the March 24 incident that killed Tyre Sampson of St. Louis, Missouri, at Orlando's ICON Park.
Yesterday April 14th in the early afternoon SeaWorld Orlando playfully teased an image with the caption, “Some beautiful palm trees right there…”. However just beyond the palm trees was a tractor trailer hauling two segments of ice cool blue Bolliger & Mabillard track. It looks like the long rumored Project Penguin has come to roost. This coaster was first rumored to be in production in January of 2020 when a permit was filed with local planning offices to clear land for an upcoming project. With Ice Breaker already announced it looked like this coaster was being planned for 2021. However we all know what happened next and timetables were shifted.
Now in the spring of 2022 with Ice Breaker open the track for this unannounced coaster has started showing up in Orlando. This coaster back in 2020 was rumored to be a new model supplied by B&M that was being called a surf coaster. When you look at B&M’s available models it is difficult to know what a surf coaster might be. We joked at the time on Coaster-net that we would be on our bellies sliding along like a penguin. However not long after we got additional clues.
A series of construction liens (see below) were filed against SeaWorld parks by their various vendors in the spring of 2020. A curious one popped up for Orlando from Swiss manufacturer, B&M. The lien was for services and materials supplied to SeaWorld Orlando for a “custom Launch Coaster”. The paperwork referred to the project as Penguin Coaster so we had the code name for the project again and a description of a launch. At the end of the summer of 2020 in September another clue surfaced, a patent for a new generation of stand up coaster chassis. It isn’t a secret that the stand up coaster is uncomfortable and unmarketable. Did this new patent reveal that B&M had solved the issues holding this model back and were ready to reimagine it?
At this point we have more questions than answers. Is a surf coaster a rebrand of the stand up? Is it the beginning of a series of launched B&M’s. Is the Project Penguin both a stand up and launched coaster. With no official information it is really too soon to say, but we do know that whatever it is, it is arriving. And that is an exciting start.
One of the largest attractions coming to Epic Universe is believed to be based on the British Ministry of Magic, as seen in the Harry Potter films. There has been some mystery as to what this massive new attraction might be like, including what type of ride system it will utilize and what the story might be about.
With new details for the current version, as well as how the concept may have evolved over time, here’s everything we think we know about the Ministry of Magic ride at Epic Universe. See the video version of this story for additional visuals.
Busch Gardens wants to move forward in building by far the tallest ride in the park’s history, but they need the green light.
The James City County Board of Supervisors initially approved the project back in 2019, but the pandemic delayed any action. Now the board will meet again on Tuesday to vote to extend approval of the height waiver.