“Lightning Rod” continues to grow at Dollywood

Dollywood continues to make progress on construction of their latest thrill ride for 2016, “Lightning Rod”. The park is working with Rocky Mountain Construction to build the world’s fastest and first launched wooden coaster. The ride is scheduled to open in spring 2016, and will bring new thrills and an experience to park guests heading to Dollywood. What is the …

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Cedar Fair Entertainment Company announces “Fun Pix” at select parks

The off season continues to take place as many park guests await the beginning of the 2016 season. Many parks are preparing to bring new experiences to their individual parks for the upcoming season. Cedar Fair has announced that select parks will be bring an all new option to be available for park guests visiting in 2016. “Fun Pix” will …

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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari announces rebirth of “The Legend”

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is coming off one of their best seasons in 2015 with the debut of “Thunderbird”, the nation’s first launched wing coaster. The new ride opened to many positive reviews including from myself as one of the best rides around to experience. The park is currently gearing up for another successful season in 2016 as officials …

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Six Flags Over Georgia is searching for it’s first-ever “KidCaster”

Calling all kids! Six Flags Over Georgia has officially announced that they are looking for the first ever kid-caster to report on construction of their new in 2016 attraction. The park announced in 2015 that their current kids area would be expanded into the new Bugs Bunny Boomtown and the world’s first DC Super friends kids area. From Six Flags …

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SeaWorld Entertainment brings new values at four Florida parks

The new year has arrived, and many parks are beginning to forecast a busy year of many families visiting. The Florida parks are open year round and are always looking for new ways to attract more visitors in such difficult travel times. Visitors and Florida residents can now choose from a variety of new admission products that will offer more …

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Teaching in Thailand: Erin Ormsby shares her experience Part 2

It is January 2016, a lot of us are probably sitting around at the moment anticipating the beginning of the 2016 operating season of many theme parks. My cousin Erin Ormsby is currently challenging herself in Thailand instructing students how to speak English. Thailand is a fun and challenging environment and has many differences that the United States does not …

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Constructing a model of Fury 325 at Carowinds Part 1

Carowinds is currently closed for the season and will reopen for the 2016 season in the spring. Each year, there are many exciting things that happen in the off season from updates on attractions under construction. There are other things to watch such as the current model of Fury 325 that is currently being constructed by Joshua Amos of Bassett, …

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom completes construction of highest section on “The Joker”

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom continues construction on their new for 2016 attraction “The Joker“. The new attraction takes over a current structure that was vacated by the former Roar roller coaster this past summer. Rocky Mountain Construction, a well known manufacturer for their hybrid style track, is currently adding track to the structure to create this one of a kind …

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Cedar Point completes construction of highest section on Valravn

Cedar Point continues to construct Valravn, the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest dive roller coaster. The park has been hard at work along with the construction crews at putting each piece together for the May debut of the ride. The weather has been very seasonable for crews to not have any delays in ensuring that they remain on schedule for …

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Dollywood Entertainment is looking for talent to audition for the 2016 season

Dollywood continues to deliver during the 2015 season of “A Smoky Mountain Christmas” with many shows taking one last audience before the 2016 season begins. Each year, there are hundreds of potential performers who audition for a place in one of Dollywood’s many award winning productions. Auditions are currently scheduled in select cities for the dates specified. Dollywood Entertainment is …

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