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Paramount theme park to open in Spain in 2015

Oct 11, 2011 | 12:27 PM

Hoping to compete with Disneyland Paris for European tourists, the $1.5 billion theme park is slated to open in the spring of 2015. Covering 100-acres the park will be set around a central lake and will be located on the Mediterranean coast about 270... [More]

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Top Haunted Houses in US ranked

Aug 31, 2011 | 3:53 PM

From Haunted House Ratings here are America's top 13 Haunted Houses: 1 Headless Horseman, Ulster Park, New York 2 Cutting Edge Haunted House, Fort Worth, Texas 3 Scarehouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4 The Beast & Edge of Hell, Kansas City, Missouri 5 Night Of Terror,... [More]

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Winseeker to come to Carowinds in 2012

Aug 25, 2011 | 2:30 PM

The $6.5 million dollar ride is a thirty story tall swing ride that is designed to give passengers the sensation of flying. The ride has 32 two person swings that slowly rotate while climbing to the top of a 301-foot tower. The swings will... [More]

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Deja Vu to be moved from Six Flags Magic Mountain to Six Flags New England

Aug 22, 2011 | 3:24 PM

Expected to close in October the 1,200 foot long track is to be relocated to replace the water ride Shipwreck Falls at Six Flags New England. The ride will be given a new name once it arrives at its new home and will join... [More]

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Leviathan to open in 2012 at Canada's Wonderland

Aug 18, 2011 | 3:14 PM

The ride opens in May of next year and will have a record breaking climb up it's first hill of 306 feet. This is followed by a 80 degree drop. The ride will be 5,486 feet long and will include giant camelback hills reaching... [More]

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Half off Six Flags Over Georgia tickets with donation

Aug 8, 2011 | 4:27 PM

Six Flags Over Georiga is hosting a school supplies drive with Kids In Need. Kids In Need is a project of the Alanta Community Food Bank and will be giving out coupons for 50 percent off park admission with the donation of six new... [More]

 

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Cedar Fair looks forward towards expansion, buys 61 acres next to Carrowinds

Aug 2, 2011 | 3:57 PM

From a press release: Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) today announced it has purchased 61 acres of land adjacent to the Company's Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, NC. This land acquisition will enable the Company to achieve future development and expansion of... [More]

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16th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival reservation date announced

Jul 29, 2011 | 2:19 PM

The phone lines will open at 7 a.m. EST on August 16. Tickets for an event like this sell out pretty quickly so be sure to get your reservations early. Many events will take place including "3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery, Epcot Wine Schools, Culinary... [More]

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Wizarding World event with Harry Potter cast members to be held at Universal Orlando

Jul 27, 2011 | 3:42 PM

It's dubbed "A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films" and will be held November the 11th through the 13th. Special vacation packages will be available that will let guests hang out with the cast and filmakers of the movies. Vacation packages start at $369... [More]

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Busch Gardens Tampa to start 12th Grade Grad Nite

Jul 26, 2011 | 2:48 PM

In 2012 Busch Gardens Tampa will begin hosting their first ever 12th Grade Grad Nite. Grads will be able to get on the park's rides at night and can enjoy entertainment from headliners and featured DJs. 12th Grade Grad Nite will cost $54.99 and... [More]

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Free admission to Six Flags St. Louis with blood donation

Jul 22, 2011 | 2:34 PM

To thank blood donors during their community blood drive Six Flags St. Louis will be handing out free admission tickets. The blood drives are being held today Friday, July 22 at the South County Mall and next Friday the 29th at Alton Square Mall.... [More]

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New ride Jasmine's Flying Carpets opens at Tokyo Disney Sea

Jul 21, 2011 | 2:43 PM

The new ride is part of Tokyo Disney Sea's 10th anniversary and officially opened on July 18. The ride has 16 vehicles that passengers can maneuver up and down and tilt forward and backward to give the impression of flying a magic carpet. It... [More]

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Disney California Adventure unveils new entrance

Jul 18, 2011 | 4:24 PM

Disney California Adventure unveiled a new park entrance today. The new entrance is part of the park's $1 billion makeover. The entrance is themed after the entry facade of the historic Pan-Pacific Auditorium and houses 18 turnstiles, with room for more, if needed. The... [More]

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GameFly, Inc. to partner with Six Flags Theme Parks for the summer

Jul 14, 2011 | 3:31 PM

GameFly, the leading online video game rental subscription service, will be offering extended GameFly trials to guests of the Six Flags parks through September 5 during a national summer-long promotion. They will be providing one million gift cards at the toll booth exits at... [More]

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Still questions after vet falls to his death from coaster

Jul 12, 2011 | 1:32 PM

James T. Hackemer, 29, fell to his death Friday night off of the Ride of Steel at Darien Lake Theme Park Resort located in Corfu, New York. Hackemer was an Iraq War veteren and also a double amputee. Now questions about ride safety have... [More]

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Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement Park bringing in the visitors

Jul 11, 2011 | 2:03 PM

The ride opened April 23 and has been bringing in riders as far away as Great Britain, according to Ron Gustafson, Quassy's director of marketing and public relations. The coaster is 1,250 feet long and is found in a corner of the 103-year-old amusement... [More]

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Escaped baboon captured and will remain in quarantine for two weeks

Jul 6, 2011 | 1:13 PM

The baboon escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure and was captured in neighboring Howell on Saturday. This is only the second time an animal has escaped the facilty since it's opening on July 4, 1974. The baboon was not microchipped like most of the... [More]

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No fireworks for SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Jul 1, 2011 | 2:20 PM

The ban on fireworks shows was announced last week and ever since local tourism officials have been trying to get SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas exempted from the ban. It seems however that they will not be exempt and so won't... [More]

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The Green Lantern to open at Six Flags Magic Mountain tomorrow

Jun 30, 2011 | 1:42 PM

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced that it will open its latest coaster, The Green Lantern, on Friday, July 1. The new ride has a vertical zigzag pattern track that has never been done before. Riders will sit in eight-person vehicles as they traverse... [More]

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Zoo Miami may be new home for The Hurricane

Jun 29, 2011 | 1:28 PM

The 100-foot-tall, 3,200 foot-long coaster may have a new home at Zoo Miami. County commissioners have been discussing plans to move the coaster to the entertainment district at the zoo. The coaster went out of commision last April after operating for 11 years at... [More]

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