Hobbit-Themed Area Could be Coming to Islands of Adventure

I came across an interesting rumor on Screamscape recently. Apparently there may be plans for a Hobbit-themed area at Islands of Adventure. And according to this article, Universal even used the success of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to convince the Tolkiens that they could create a successful project that’s true to the source material. Could Harry + Hobbits = Too Much Fantasy? I had...[Read More]

Hurricane Sandy Damaged New Jersey’s Casino Pier

Casino Pier Amusement Park Sustains Heavy Damage from Hurricane Sandy Images surfacing on the Web have shown part of Seaside Heights, New Jersey’s Casino Pier washed away by Hurricane Sandy. The aerial image below shows part of the pier ripped away and the Star Jet roller coaster now sitting in the ocean. Star Jet was a compact E&F Miler roller coaster that RCDB is already listing as def...[Read More]

Cedar Fair Grounds All 6 Windseekers

Earlier this week, Cedar Fair decided to shut down all of its WindSeeker rides. Like an over-sized version of the traditional amusement park swing ride, the WindSeeker’s boast impressive views some 300-feet above the ground. Unfortunately, on several occassions this year, riders have been treated to those views for an extended period of time. Riders have been stuck on the ride for hours at s...[Read More]

Carowinds & Valleyfair to Add Dinosaurs Alive! for 2013

My home park, Carowinds, just announced that they’ll be adding Dinosaurs Alive! for 2013. For $5.00 guests can enter a section of the park where they’ll encounter dozens of life-sized animatronic and stationary dinosaurs. Dinosaurs Alive! is also at these other Cedar Fair parks: Kings Island, Dorney, Cedar Point, Canada’s Wonderland & Kings Dominion. Carowinds’ Dinosaur...[Read More]

Bird Hits Boy While Riding Kingda Ka Roller Coaster

On Thursday, a bird hit a boy that was riding Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure. The 456 foot tall ride is currently the tallest in the World. It begins with a blistering launch of 0 to 128 mph in only 3.5 seconds. While the roller coaster, dubbed a strata coaster, is incredibly tall, the boy was struck by the bird when the train was closer to the ground. Right away, I thought of a somewhat s...[Read More]

Rumor – B&M’s First 4D Coaster Could be in China or Spain

I recently received a rather interesting (You)ReportĀ from an international reader. I decided not to post the entire submission as it has appeared somewhere else already. Google’s not a fan of duplicate content. Anyway, it was about B&M’s development of a 4th dimension roller coaster. We’ve already heard that the company may some day evolve their wing coaster designs into a 4D...[Read More]

Reactions to Disaster Transport & Space Spiral’s Removal from Cedar Point

Gatekeeper – Cedar Point’s 2013 Roller Coaster UPDATE 8/13 – Cedar Point is scheduled to announce their new roller coaster today. See images and read about Cedar Point’s 2013 wing coaster Gatekeeper. [divider] Part of the big news that broke this week involving Cedar Point’s 2013 roller coaster was the demise of two of the park’s attractions. In order to make ro...[Read More]

Bluegrass Boardwalk Owners Tour Kentucky Kingdom (Video)

Recently, a reporter from a Louisville news show took a tour of Kentucky Kingdom. She toured the defunct park with two of the park’s new owners, Dan and Natalie Koch (also owners of Holiday World). Like we’ve seen with other abandoned parks, it doesn’t take long for nature to creep back in and take over. In the interview, you can see how plants have taken water slides and how wha...[Read More]

Insane Coaster Wars Coming to the Travel Channel

Insane Coaster Wars to Debut this Summer on the Travel Channel Summer is almost here, so we can expect to see more theme parks on cable TV again. This year, the Travel Channel is debuting Insane Coaster Wars. The show will pit the country’s best roller coasters against each other in 6 different categories. Insane Coaster Wars will add an interactive twist as fans can visit their site and vot...[Read More]

Talking Wing Coasters with Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics wrote an article about the wing rider revolution that’s reaching our shores this summer. Okay, so two roller coasters doesn’t really count as a revolution, but it’s definitely a trend. The article also covers Hersheypark’s Skyrush. Not to be left out, the Intamin hyper coaster has wing-ish trains. Well, they’re really more likeĀ Apollo’s Chariot...[Read More]

Cedar Fair Theme Parks Roll Out Fast Lane

Joining the other major theme park chains, Cedar Fair is rolling out their own virtual queue system. Fast Lane will be available at all Cedar Fair theme parks in 2012. With Fast Lane you’ll have quicker access to a variety of rides, roller coasters, and even shows at some parks. After a quick look at my home park’s website, Carowinds, I can see that WindSeeker, Boo Blasters, Rip Roarin...[Read More]

Holiday World Owners Talking to Kentucky Kingdom

Holiday World Involved in Talks with Kentucky Kingdom Holiday World owners are in talks with Kentucky Kingdom officials. They’re apparently in the “fact-finding” stage of looking into whether they see an opportunity to run the park at some point. A Wave3.com article has more: In a statement to WAVE 3, Paula Werne, director of communications for Holiday World and Splashin’ S...[Read More]

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