Archive For September, 2013

Six Flags New England is out for blood

By | September 27, 2013

Guests who come out to donate blood to the American Red Cross will receive a gift AGAWAM, Mass. — Six Flags New England and the American Red Cross are partnering together for their annual Fright Fest blood drive. Each presenting donor will receive a free ticket for this season’s Fright Fest at Six Flags New […]

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40-year industry leader Gary Story passed away on September 21

By | September 26, 2013

EDMOND, Oklahoma — Gary Story, former IAAPA chairman and President and Chief Operating Officer of Six Flags Inc. died on September 21 at his home in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was 58 years old. Story began his theme park career in 1972 as a seasonal employee at Six Flags Over Mid-America in park operations and retail. […]

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Six Flags St. Louis presents expanded fright fest with extra days, new haunted attractions and more scare zones

By | September 25, 2013

Theme Park’s Annual Halloween Celebration Is Bigger and Scarier in 2013 EUREKA, Mo. — Six Flags St. Louis’ 2013 Fright Fest, gives guests more days and longer hours to scream over the park’s new haunted attractions. Kicking off on Saturday, September 28, Fright Fest will run five weekends and feature the new haunted maze, Total […]

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The theme is ‘not so scary’ at Holiday World’s ‘Happy Halloween Weekends’

By | September 23, 2013

SANTA CLAUS, Indiana — The four holiday-themed sections at Holiday World will present a single theme on Saturdays and Sundays as the park presents this year’s Happy Halloween, starting weekends on September 21. “Holiday World is all about family fun and making memories — even during the Halloween season,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We’re […]

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Great America’s Halloween Haunt Opens Sept. 27

By | September 18, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America will begin frightening and scaring guests Sept. 27 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and keep the evil running until Oct. 27. Scare times run from 7 p.m.-Midnight on each eerie evening. Halloween Haunt’s sixth horrifying season will debut two new sinister mazes, raising the frightful […]

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Fright Fest at Six Flags starts this weekend

By | September 17, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — This Halloween season at Six Flags Over Texas promises to have more haunted houses and scare zones than ever before, and the fun begins even earlier this year! The popular theme park transforms to a “scream park” beginning September 21, during Fright Fest, the largest Halloween festival in North Texas. The event […]

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Wisdom Rides closed during Colorado floods

By | September 16, 2013

MERINO, Colo. — Wisdom Rides was forced to evacuate its manufacturing facility amid the deadly flooding in Colorado. Wisdom reports that all employees are safe, and several are volunteer firefighters that are busy helping others in the community. It appears that the manufacturing facility may be spared, but the flooding has made getting to the […]

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Massive fire in Seaside Heights

By | September 12, 2013

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — A fire that reportedly started at the Kohr Brothers custard shop at 1800 Boardwalk on the FunTown Amusement Pier around 2:15 p.m. quickly reached five alarms before jumping to six alarms shortly before 4 p.m. The massive blaze has engulfed a number of buildings and is spreading into neighboring Seaside Heights. […]

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Six Flags to re-open Texas Giant roller coaster

By | September 10, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — Six Flags Over Texas announced that it plans to re-open the Texas Giant roller coaster this weekend following the addition of new safety measures for the ride including a modified restraint bar pad and the addition of seat belts. Six Flags has completed the investigation of the recent accident involving the Texas […]

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‘VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment’ Takes Universal Studios Hollywood Guests on a Mind-Bending Paranormal Investigation of Restricted Movie Production Backlot Locations

By | September 10, 2013

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., — A deadly evening of paranormal activity awaits “Halloween Horror Nights” guests in Universal Studios Hollywood’s exclusive “VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment,” inspired by the “Insidious” horror film franchise. Guests will scare in style as they venture to restricted locations on the historic Universal backlot, scream though all six mazes with limitless […]

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