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Ujevara Resort Debuts Largest Waterpark in Kosovo

By | August 22, 2017

TURKEY — Traveling from the city off Ferizaj, Kosovo, the view changes from tall spires and historic edifices into one of lush, green fields and forests. Before long, however, colorful swirls rise from the pastures. The Ujevara Resort comes into sight with shimmering pools of liquid relief, multihued, intertwined waterslide tubes and cobalt-blue umbrellas. You’ve […]

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RWS Entertainment Group’s Guinness World Records LIVE! Show breaks Guinness World Records title at Gilroy Gardens for the “Most People Contributing to a Stamp Image”

By | August 21, 2017

NEW YORK, N.Y. — RWS Entertainment Group concluded its summer production, Guinness World Records LIVE! at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park by breaking the Guinness World Records title for the Most people contributing to a stamp image. The park garnered 4,799 participants for the stamp image over 8 weeks and 100 shows to succeed in […]

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Category 5 coming to Quassy in 2018

By | August 21, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – Quassy Amusement & Waterpark today announced that its new water raft ride complex for the 2018 season will be named “Category 5.” Three new gigantic water raft rides with a combined length of more than 1,000 feet will be constructed during the offseason, bringing to 15 the number of slides in the […]

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Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights provides families with memory-making opportunities

By | August 21, 2017

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton today shared plans with media about her award-winning park’s upcoming harvest and Christmas events, as well as a new album project which features music from Dollywood’s Little Engine Playhouse. “I love fall in the Great Smoky Mountains,” Parton said during the media event. “It truly is one of my […]

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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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