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The Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast to debut at Knott’s Berry Farm in 2018

By | August 17, 2017

BUENA PARK, Calif. – Knott’s Berry Farm will welcome HangTime, a brand new steel rollercoaster – and the only dive coaster on the West Coast – to the theme park in the 2018 summer season. HangTime will tower 150 feet over the Boardwalk area, showcasing gravity-defying inversions, mid-air suspensions and twisting dive tracks. HangTime will […]

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New Family Thrill Ride, Area Enhancements Coming to Valleyfair in 2018

By | August 16, 2017

SHAKOPEE, Minn. – Valleyfair will introduce Delirious, a 70-foot looping thrill ride, for its 2018 season. Delirious will coil riders upside-down on a seven story, 360-degree freestanding structure with a high capacity, high speed train. The ride will be a prominent feature in the park’s Route 76 nostalgia-themed area. Once on board Delirious’ 24-person train, […]

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California’s Great America Debuts First of its Kind Single Rail Steel Coaster for 2018

By | August 16, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — California’s Great America will introduce a groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, for the 2018 season. RailBlazer will be the first coaster of its kind on the West Coast featuring a single rail track throughout; the design requires the rider to straddle the rail, creating an extremely low center of […]

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Silver Dollar City Announces Time Traveler

By | August 16, 2017

Branson, MO — Following months of speculation and extreme interest radiating within the amusement industry and from coaster enthusiasts around the globe, Silver Dollar City announces the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster with the spring 2018 debut of Time Traveler. The Branson, Missouri internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park makes history again with […]

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Tallest, Fastest, Wildest: Cedar Point Introduces Entirely New Classification of “Hyper-Hybrid” Roller Coaster

By | August 16, 2017

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point’s FrontierTown will be transformed when Steel Vengeance – the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world – opens in the spring of 2018. At more than 200 feet tall, the new hybrid design combines a steel running track on a massive wooden structure that provides an extremely […]

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New “Hybrid” Roller Coaster and Winterfest Holiday Event Coming to Kings Dominion in 2018

By | August 16, 2017

DOSWELL, Va. — Wood and steel intertwine into twisting barrel roll drops, dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness on Kings Dominion’s newest hybrid roller coaster – Twisted Timbers – slated to open in the spring of 2018. Twisted Timbers is an innovative hybrid coaster that uses the latest technology to combine wood supports with a steel […]

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Newly Expanded Kids’ Area, Pre-K Pass To Debut At Carowinds In 2018

By | August 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carowinds will debut a newly expanded kids’ area, Camp Snoopy, opening for the spring 2018 season. Formerly known as Planet Snoopy, Camp Snoopy will feature new rides, a climb and play area, and a more natural looking midway that celebrates the beauty of the Carolina wilderness. Also new for 2018 is the […]

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Six Flags Great Adventure Sets World Record for Most Riders in Pajamas on National Roller Coaster Day, August 16

By | August 16, 2017

JACKSON, N.J. — Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ celebrated National Roller Coaster Day August 16 by setting the world record for most roller coaster riders in pajamas with its “Sleep & Soar” event. 167 fans showed up in their super hero pajamas as part of the DC Summer of Super Heroes. Riders spent one […]

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Worlds of Fun Introduces New Family Ride, Brings Back Popular Features in 2018

By | August 16, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Worlds of Fun, Kansas City’s hometown amusement park, will introduce a new family ride, Nordic Chaser, for the 2018 season. On Nordic Chaser, guests of all ages will board mini ships that rotate speedily around a circuit. The ride captures the imagination as guests experience the sensation of rising and falling […]

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Amusement Today, Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement Park invite the industry to the 2017 Golden Ticket Awards

By | August 7, 2017

Attendees Encouraged to Register and Reserve Hotel   Amusement Today, Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement Park invite working professionals in the amusement industry such as park owners, operators and management and ride manufacturers, designers, suppliers and vendors, to be part of the fun at “The Networking Event of the Year” during the 2017 Golden Ticket […]

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