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fast-and-furious-open-at-universal-studios-hollywoodFast & Furious—Supercharged premieres as the new grand finale to the world famous Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.Fast & Furious—Supercharged is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a...
frozen-ever-after-ride-in-epcot-at-walt-disney-worldA brand new "Frozen Ever After" ride is coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida, the family attraction will be opening in 2016 at the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase.Walt Disney promised that Disneyland would never be completed, so long as there...
the-wizarding-world-at-universal-hollywood-in-2017The countdown begins as Universal Studios Hollywood announces the Spring 2016 arrival of The Wizarding World and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in hyper-realistic 3D-HD.More than five years in the...
six-flags-justice-league-4d-dark-rides-now-openSix Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis — in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment — have opened two new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark rides. Named by USA Today as one of the most anticipated new attractions of the year, Justice...
universal-orlandos-volcano-bay-water-park-in-2017Universal Orlando Resort has announced an entirely new water park experience for 2017. Universal's Volcano Bay will join their two popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, to become the resort’s third immersive theme...
cobras-curse-busch-gardens-tampa-spin-coasterBusch Gardens Tampa puts a spin on family thrills in 2016 with a brand new family thrill ride from Mack – Cobra’s Curse. This spin coaster is the only one of its kind in the world, featuring a vertical lift and taking riders on a whirlwind adventure of exciting...
mako-hypercoaster-at-seaworld-orlando-in-2016Surfacing in 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando will be Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster — very...
batman-coaster-opens-at-six-flags-fiesta-texasSix Flags Fiesta Texas has unveiled the most exciting coaster in the park’s 23-year history — BATMAN: The Ride. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels at least...
twisted-colossus-and-wicked-cyclone-hybrid-coasters-now-openSix Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England have opened their state-of-the-art hybrid coasters, Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone. The two hybrid coasters at the popular Six Flags theme parks launched on May 23rd and 24th respectively after approximately...
iron-reef-4d-dark-ride-opens-at-knotts-berry-farmVoyage to the Iron Reef, a spectacular new interactive 4D dark ride attraction, is now open at Knott's Berry Farm in California. The new 4D dark ride attraction is located in the former Kingdom of the Dinosaurs building."Ever since construction crews finished...
mantis-becomes-rougarou-at-cedar-point-for-2015Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, has introduced a dynamically new riding experience to the former Mantis roller coaster by unleashing Rougarou in 2015.Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo]...
king-kong-will-return-to-universal-orlando-in-2016King Kong will return to Universal Orlando Resort in 2016 after a 14 year absence in the groundbreaking new attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, which has been confirmed.The new attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure –...
thunderbird-coaster-at-holiday-world-is-now-openThunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster, is now open at Holiday World including a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, plus multiple inversions and near-misses. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded and...
seaworld-orlandos-new-roller-coaster-in-2016SeaWorld has revealed that they will open the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando for 2016, it will be 200-foot-tall and be the third major roller coaster at the park.The teaser posted by SeaWorld Orlando:"Something is stirring beneath the...
tempesto-coaster-at-busch-gardens-williamsburg-in-2015157 feet tall & 60 mph fast LSM Catapult Coaster called Tempesto will join Festa Italia in Busch Gardens Williamsburg for 2015, which will be the the seventh coaster at the park.The new roller coaster, which is currently under construction, will be a clone of...
giga-coaster-fury-325-at-carowinds-is-now-openFury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, has been unleashed at Carowinds as part of a $50 million dollar multiyear investment, with rave reviews from enthusiasts.For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come...
fast-and-furious-at-universal-studios-hollywoodUniversal Studios Hollywood showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of its upcoming Fast & Furious—Supercharged thrill ride and reveals its eagerly-awaited opening date as Thursday, June 25, 2015.The captivating 90-second behind-the-scenes footage offers...
luigis-flying-tyres-at-disneyland-to-be-replacedLuigi's Flying Tyres leaves Disney California Adventure in 2015 but an all-new experience is coming in 2016 featuring a trackless ride system to replace the floating bumper cars.The new ride, possibly called Luigi's Festival of the Dance, will feature a fleet of...
laff-trakk-cannibal-and-silver-dollar-photo-updateIt's not just the biggest theme parks in the United States with new rides for 2015. Check out the official photos showing off the ongoing construction of Laff Trakk at Hersheypark, Cannibal at Lagoon Park and FireFall in new land Fireman's Landing at Silver Dollar...
new-hotel-and-land-at-legoland-florida-in-2015LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort officially opens May 15, 2015 followed by Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO Friends, opening in Summer.  General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr, said “LEGOLAND Hotel offers a unique...
six-flags-parks-new-rides-in-2015-photo-updateOfficial photos of the construction of Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England, Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain, BATMAN: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St....
rougarou-fury-325-thunderbird-photo-updateTo whet your appetite for a few of this year's most exciting new roller coasters in the United States, here are some recent official photos showing off the construction of Rougarou at Cedar Point, Fury 325 at Carowinds and Thunderbird Holiday World. Mantis to...
2-new-additions-at-legoland-california-in-2015A galaxy far, far away and some new Friends took center stage as LEGOLAND California announced two major additions for 2015, brand new Star Wars and Friends attractions.General Manager Peter Ronchetti shared the family theme park’s 2014 successes before announcing...
iron-reef-4d-dark-ride-at-knotts-berry-farm-in-2015A spectacular new interactive 4D dark ride attraction is coming to Knott's Berry Farm next year. Surfacing in Spring 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef adds high-tech fun for everyone.The new dark ride attraction will be located in the former Kingdom of the Dinosaurs...
two-new-family-rides-for-kings-island-in-2015Two new family rides, Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy’s Space Buggies, will be joining Planet Snoopy at Kings Island in 2015 -  as well as other improvements around the park.The first of the new rides is Woodstock Gliders, a classic flying scooters ride from...
review-knotts-scary-farmWe went along to Knott's Scary Farm at Knott's Berry Farm in California on Thursday October 2 for a night of scare mazes, scare zones and live shows. Read our review:Boo-fet DinnerThanks to the Boo-fet Dinner with Early Entry, we experienced 4 scare mazes before...
mantis-to-become-rougarou-at-cedarpoint-in-2015Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, will introduce a dynamically new riding experience when it unleashes Rougarou in the spring of 2015 replacing Mantis.Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo]...
brick-or-treat-at-legoland-in-florida-california-halloween-2014Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND FloridaEvery Saturday and Sunday in OctoberGhouls, ghosts and goblins descend on Miniland USA transforming it into a haunted adventure with a scavenger hunt in search for these scary creatures that have invaded the famous cities. This...
seaworlds-halloween-spooktacular-in-2014Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld OrlandoWeekends in OctoberJoin SeaWorld Orlando every weekend in October for silly spooky fun at SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, children and adults alike will be immersed in an underwater "fantasea"...
frozen-ride-coming-to-epcot-at-walt-disney-worldA brand new "Frozen" attraction is coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida, replacing Maelstrom at the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase, opening in 2016.Walt Disney promised that Disneyland would never be completed, so long as there is imagination left in...
new-monsters-infect-knotts-scary-farm-for-2014Knott’s Scary Farm conjures up unprecedented experiences and entertainment for 2014, including the debut of Special Ops: Infected, where guests fight zombies in an interactive six acre war, and the return of Elvira – Mistress of the Dark in an all-new live stage...
wicked-cyclone-hybrid-coaster-at-six-flags-new-england-in-2015Six Flags New England, the Thrill Capital of New England, has announced plans to add a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation to Massachusetts - Wicked Cyclone. Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in...
twisted-colossus-hybrid-coaster-at-six-flags-magic-mountain-in-2015Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World”, has unveiled plans for highly anticipated world-record-breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, an unprecedented, awe-inspiring four-minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift...
batman-4d-wing-coaster-at-six-flags-fiesta-texas-in-2015Six Flags Fiesta Texas has unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park’s 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they...
new-rides-at-six-flags-parks-in-2015Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, has announced thrilling new offerings for each of its 18 parks for 2015. The upcoming season will include unique, one-of-a-kind attractions, sophisticated new interactive dark...
howl-o-scream-cursed-at-seaworld-san-antonioHowl-O-Scream 2014 unleashes a new curse onto SeaWorld San Antonio in the form of a song. The park transforms with 12 horrifying haunted mazes and sinister Terror-Tories. The only way out is through - through a night full of undead beings and paranormal terrors....
universal-orlando-halloween-horror-nights-in-2014On select nights September 19 - November 1, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida is transformed into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights. See if you can survive all-new haunted houses and spine-chilling street experiences.Buy...
universal-studios-halloween-horror-nights-in-2014After 80 years of blood-curdling horror film production, Universal Studios brings you the most terrifying 360 degree Halloween event in Los Angeles. On select nights Sept 19 - Nov 2 experience an all-new nightmare featuring scares from some of Hollywood's most...
new-family-adventures-at-silver-dollar-city-in-2015In a major announcement, new for 2015, Silver Dollar City presents Fireman’s Landing, an $8 million development with 10 new family adventures for ages 3 to 93 in an all-new area.Set to open in Spring 2015, Fireman’s Landing substantially increases the park’s...
tallest-fastest-giga-coaster-fury-325-for-carowindsCarowinds has announced that Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, will be unleashed in Spring 2015 as part of a planned $50 million dollar multiyear investment.For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come...
howl-o-scream-at-busch-gardens-williamsburgThe cursed will take over Busch Gardens Williamsburg when Howl-O-Scream returns Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 12 - October 26 . Survive an all-new Terror-tory and see a revived fan-favorite show to celebrate the 16th year of this event.Buy tickets...
new-killer-whale-environments-at-seaworld-parksSeaWorld has announced plans to build new, first-of-its-kind killer whale environments and that it will fund new programs to protect ocean health and killer whales in the wild. The new projects will build on SeaWorld’s legacy of providing state-of-the-art,...
howl-o-scream-returns-to-busch-gardens-tampaAs the lights dim and the fire dwindles, a sinister song in perfect pitch curses all who hear its tormenting tempo. Survive the curse this fall, for 18 nights, as Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2014 with unexpected terrors around every...
laff-trakk-spinning-coaster-at-hersheypark-in-2015Hersheypark in Pennsylvania has announced the addition of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the United States for Summer 2015, a 21st century Fun House.Laff Trakk, built within a family friendly house of laughs, will spin riders through an...
mickeys-halloween-party-at-disneyland-californiaHalloween Time at Disneyland Resort transforms Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park into spooky family-friendly Halloween environments. Highlights include the re-theming of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, Mickey Mouse and...
mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-in-floridaNot-so-spooky ghosts and goblins return this fall – while dastardly villains unleash some mischief — during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, delighting fun-seekers of all ages in the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for 2014.On...
holiday-world-launching-coaster-in-2015Thunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster, will open at Holiday World in 2015 including a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, plus multiple inversions and near-misses. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded...

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