Carowinds Dinosaurs Alive Review

Carowinds Dinosaurs Alive Review Last week, Carowinds opened their new attraction for 2013, Dinosaurs Alive!. It’s a new section within the park that features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. A gift shop located between Planet Snoopy and Afterburn has been turned into the entrance for Dinosaurs Alive!. Passing through the gift shop, you wind your way around a short path before reaching the ...[Read More]

10 Most Beautiful Theme Parks on The Seasoned Pros List Show

Recently I re-joined Doug Barnes from The Season Pass Podcast and Arthur Levine from the About.com Theme Parks Guide for another edition of the Seasoned Pros List Show. Each episode we list our top 10’s on a particular topic in the theme park world. For the latest edition our special guest was Lance from Screamscape.com as we listed what we deem to be the most beautiful theme parks we’...[Read More]

Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey Review

On my recent trip to Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, my family’s focus was on Seuss Landing. My oldest daughter is a Dr. Seuss fan and loves The Cat in the Hat TV show. We enjoyed rides like the Caro-Seuss-el, One-Fish, Two-Fish, and of course The Cat in the Hat dark ride. As our evening at the park was coming to an end, we made our way to the impressively-themed Wizarding Wo...[Read More]

Rye Playland Park Review

Rye Playland Park | Amusement Park Review As I was leaving Coney Island, having ridden the legendary Cyclone, I saw a billboard for Playland Park, my next destination. I boarded the northbound subway to Grand Central, then transferred to a train that took me to the out of the city to Westchester County, New York (also home to Professor Xavier’s Mansion for the comic book geeks out there). Th...[Read More]

Freestyle Music Park Theme Park Review

From Hard Rock to Freestyle – Myrtle Beach’s Music-Themed Amusement Park’s Revival After last year’s surprising failure of the $400 million Hard Rock Park that only survived for five months, many wondered if a theme park could survive in Myrtle Beach. Last winter it looked like the remnants of Hard Rock Park were going to be sold off piece-meal until Steve Baker and FPI swo...[Read More]

Wild Adventures Theme Park | Trip Report

Wild Adventures | A Furry, Family Friendly Theme Park In Valdosta, Georgia near the Florida-Georgia border, you’ll find Wild Adventures. It’s a theme park that combines a traditional amusement park, with animal interactions and a water park to create a family friendly summer destination. I spoke with the park’s Public Relations Coordinator, Micha Hogan about what makes Wild Adven...[Read More]

Knoebels Amusement Park | Theme Park Reviews

Historic Park Surprises With Two World-Class Coasters Knoebels Amusement Park Elysburg, Pennsylvania Google Satellite Map Tickets & Pricing Last Visit: August 2003 Knoebels is small amusement park located in the middle of Pennsylvania. It’s a homey park with a very traditional feel. Like other independent amusement parks, admission is free. Guests pay for ride tickets per ride or buy a p...[Read More]

Hard Rock Park | Theme Park Reviews

Hard Rock Park | The Birth of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Theme ParkHard Rock Park officially opened for business last week with much fanfare. The $400 million Myrtle Beach park was six years in the making. In May I visited the park for the Media Preview during the Sound Check or soft opening. As a seasoned theme park enthusiast, I was impressed by the level of detail and ingenuity that the creato...[Read More]

Six Flags Great Adventure | Theme Park Reviews

Flagship Six Flags Park is a Story of Extreme Highs & LowsSix Flags Great AdventureJackson, New JerseyGoogle Maps Satellite MapTickets & PricingLast Visit: September 2006 Six Flags Great Adventure, located in Jackson, NJ, is probably Six Flag’s flagship park. While Magic Mountain has been downsized in the past few years, Great Adventure has flourished. With seven new roller coasters...[Read More]

Kings Dominion | Theme Park Reviews

Kings Dominion: Launch Coaster Capital in the Heart of Virginia Kings DominionDoswell, VAPark MapTickets & PricingLast Visit: Summer 2004 Kings Dominion is located about 20 miles north of Richmond, VA and about 70 miles south of Washington D.C. It was my home park growing up and I’ve visited countless times. I’ve seen the park grow over the years and I’ve had plenty of time t...[Read More]

Busch Gardens Europe | Theme Park Reviews

America’s Most Beautiful Park Offers Top Notch ThrillsBusch Gardens EuropeWilliamsburg, VAWindows Live Satellite MapTickets & PricingLast Visit: July 2007 Busch Gardens Europe (formerly Busch Gardens Williamsburg) is a Euro-themed park that’s a cut above your average seasonal park. Everything from the food to the buildings are themed after the ‘Old Country’. They breathe a li...[Read More]

Six Flags America | Theme Park Reviews

Smaller Park Gets the Six Flags Treatment & a Flying Roller Coaster Six Flags AmericaUpper Marlboro, MDGoogle Satellite MapTickets & PricingLast Visit: October 2006 Anyone that grew up in the Washington D.C. area remembers Wild World, a massive water park just east of D.C. In the 90’s the park changed ownership and Adventure World was born. Mind Eraser, a popular inverted coaster cl...[Read More]

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