After a failed comeback last year, Toys R Us may have a return plan that’s bigger than ever.
Like other physical stores, the 73-year-old toy store chain struggled as consumer tastes and shopping patterns changed. A 2017 bankruptcy (forced by private equity vultures who bought the chain in 2005 and saddled it with billions in debt) led to the entire chain closing all U.S.-based stores in mid-2018. Many of the chain’s European stores quickly followed. The vast majority of Toys R Us stores were shuttered by early 2019 when the company, then known as Tru Kids, began to plan a comeback.
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Six Flags Great Adventure is offering roller coaster enthusiasts 10 additional days to ride its 12 coasters on some Thursday and Friday nights in April and May.
“Coaster Power Hours” will start April 16 and will continue until May 27, the Jackson theme park announced Monday.
Fun Spot America Theme Park is becoming HUGE-ER than HUGE with plans to add another new ride, Sky Hawk, to the Orlando park location. Sky Hawk is a 90-foot family swing ride manufactured by A.R.M (USA) Inc. and will provide guests a bird’s eye view of the park. The 24-passenger swing features both traditional side-by-side 2 passenger ride seating as well as side-by-side 2 passenger horizontal (prone) seating.
A metro Atlanta teen who built his own real-life roller coaster in his parents’ backyard got a surprise at Six Flags Over Georgia.
Ben Tolliday became an internet sensation during the pandemic when he built this roller coaster – made of two-by-fours, PVC pipe and cinder blocks.
After Legoland New York Resort’s plans to open last July were delayed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the epic 150-acre theme park could open as soon as next month, as long as it follows state guidelines.
The park, located in Goshen, N.Y. — about 60 miles away from New York City — hasn’t yet announced an opening date. But it could open as early as April 9, the date that Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave for outdoor amusement parks to open with 33% capacity.
Six Flags New England’s rides haven’t been running in over a year, and now dinosaurs are invading.
“Dinosaurs: A Walk Thru Experience” includes 20 life-size dinosaurs with “life-like movement and sound,” a dinosaur puppets, a virtual dinosaur hunt and other themed games.
“Guests are invited to experience a one-way dinosaur adventure in accordance with the state of Massachusetts’ reopening guidelines,” Six Flags New England said in a statement.
“DisneylandForward” is Disney’s effort to work with the city to grow the Disneyland Resort post-pandemic. Disney will be asking the city to approve plans to add a mix of theme park, hotel, retail, dining and entertainment on the eastern and western edges of the existing Disneyland Resort.
An amusement park that closed here 18 months ago is expected to reopen under new ownership.
Clementon Park and Splash World will be revived later this year by an Indiana firm that bought the regional attraction for more than $2.6 million, according to a party involved in the sale.
A division of Indiana Beach Amusement and Water Park was the top bidder at an auction Tuesday, said Capital Recovery Group LLC, a Connecticut firm that arranged the sale.
Cedar Point announces return of early entry for 2021: See which rides will be available based on the season pass you have
Platinum passholders will have access to as many as 24 attractions. Gold passholders will have the opportunity to experience up to 19 rides.
Attention, Cedar Point season passholders! Early entry is back at the park for the 2021 season – but there are some big differences based on which pass you have.
Platinum passholders, Cedar Point’s most expensive season pass, are given access to the park and up to 24 rides (including seven roller coasters) for one hour before the general public. The same benefit is given to guests staying at a Cedar Point Resort property.