Archive For August, 2012

World Record-Breaking Rides, Innovative Show Technology coming to Six Flags in 2013

By | August 31, 2012

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced that it will introduce another exciting array of thrill and family rides, spectacular stage shows, and extreme water slides in 2013 across its 19 North American parks, including the transformation of Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari in […]

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2012 Golden Ticket Awards Ceremony to stream live from Dollywood

By | August 29, 2012

Enthusiasts, Golden Ticket voters, interested parties and the general public are welcome to attend the Golden Ticket Ceremony at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater at 4 p.m. E.D.T. The theater is located in Dollywood and admission to the park is the responsibility of the attendee. Those who cannot make it to Dollywood will have the option to […]

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New wood coaster to open at California’s Great America in 2013

By | August 29, 2012

Gold Striker melds together most exciting features of best wooden roller coasters in the world SANTA CLARA, Calif. — California’s Great America will open the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California in the spring of 2013. High-speed twists, turns, drops, a station fly-by and the Old West are the top features of […]

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announces spinning coaster

By | August 28, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk unveiled plans for a new $5.5M ride at the Boardwalk. A new spinning roller coaster, named Undertow, will join the Boardwalk’s scream-worthy lineup of rides next summer. Manufactured by German coaster specialist Maurer Söhne, Undertow will be the only spinning coaster in Northern California. “A spinning […]

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Golden Ticket Awards registration deadline extended to August 30

By | August 24, 2012

Event open to all industry professionals UPDATED — The deadline to register for Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards has been extended until Thursday, August 30. This will be the last opportunity to register for this “don’t miss” industry event hosted by the beautiful Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Friday and Saturday, Sept. […]

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Dollywood’s Splash Country lifeguards exceed standards for 2012 season

By | August 24, 2012

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.—During three annual 2012 safety audits, Dollywood’s Splash Country’s aquatics staff received two “exceeds standards” and one “meets standards” ratings from industry experts Ellis & Associates. “Guest safety is our top priority at Dollywood’s Splash Country and that makes these three prestigious industry ratings for our aquatics team even more important to us,” […]

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WhiteWater acquires Hopkins Rides

By | August 24, 2012

RICHMOND, B.C. — WhiteWater is pleased to announce that Hopkins Rides (formerly O.D. Hopkins) has joined the WhiteWater family of companies. Hopkins Rides will continue to operate under the same name and will continue to offer its legendary amusement park attractions: the Log Flume Ride, Super Flume, Shoot the Chute, River Raft Ride, as well […]

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2012 Wilson County Fair drawing big crowds

By | August 23, 2012

LEBANON, Tenn. – Attendance at the Wilson County Fair, being held Aug. 17-25, has been great so far and officials, both carnival and fair, have been very happy about it. After a somewhat slow opening Friday, Aug. 17, due to weather reports of storms moving into the area, Saturday broke an all-time record for a […]

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[Photo Gallery] Parks removing icons to gear up for 2013 new rides

By | August 21, 2012

Walt Disney once said: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” And so is the case with virtually every other amusement and theme park. Their ride lineups are fluid, malleable things; they are in a constant state of flux. This month AT […]

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Six Flags Great Adventure invites guests to take last drive through wild safari animal park

By | August 20, 2012

JACKSON, N.J. — After 38 years of operation and more than ten million drive-through visitors, the Six Flags Wild Safari will discontinue allowing guests to drive their own vehicles through its gates after September 30, 2012. Described as the world’s largest drive-through safari outside of Africa, the 350-acre animal sanctuary is home to 1,200 animals […]

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