IAAPA Expo 2016 begins in Orlando, FL

It is the most wonderful time of the year before the holidays begin. The annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) expo is officially underway in Orlando, FL. For those who are new to the understanding of this event will be excited of the results to this three day event. The IAAPA Expo gives operators of Amusement Park …

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg prepares for the 2016 debut of Christmas Town

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is preparing for the 2016 edition of Christmas Town. The event began in 2009 as Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration. Popular shows such as Miracles and Gloria continue to bring in crowds from all over the region. In the coming weeks, the park will transform into a winter wonderland full of dazzling lights, shows, and much …

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Dollywood announces new attractions for 2017 season

Dollywood is coming off one of their biggest seasons with the debut of Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wooden coaster. As the park looks forward to the upcoming Smoky Mountain Christmas event, there is another exciting announcement to make. Dollywood is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, TN, and has received numerous awards from The Applause Award …

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SeaWorld San Antonio officially announces: Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster new in 2017

SeaWorld San Antonio announced on Sept. 27, 2016 that there would be an exciting new attraction coming to the park. As the 2016 season comes to a close and many guests begin to plan their 2017 visits to the park, there are many anticipating what the park has planned in 2017. SeaWorld San Antonio is happy to officially announce a …

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Six Flags New England Fright Fest 2016 is underway

Fright Fest has begun at Six Flags New England. The Park is looking forward to welcoming guests to experience all that Fright Fest has to offer. There are many haunted experiences, shows, mazes, and so much more. Here is a look at what Six Flags New England is offering at Fright Fest in 2016: Haunted Houses: – *The Forgotten Laboratory …

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Six Flags Over Georgia Fright Fest 2016 is underway

Six Flags Over Georgia, a park located outside Atlanta GA, is gearing up for the biggest Fright Fest event ever. The park will debut Rage of the Gargoyles virtual reality coaster along with the many other Fright Fest activities this year. Dare Devil Dive, one of the park’s most unique coasters, will transition from The New Revolution coaster to Rage …

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Amusement Today announces 2016 “Golden Ticket” award recipients at Cedar Point

And the Golden Ticket goes to? The 2016 Amusement Today Golden Ticket awards were held this past weekend at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH. The premier awards ceremony honoring the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry. This is the 19th year that the awards have been presented. Cedar Point was host to the awards at the …

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Six Flags announces 2017 attractions

Six Flags officially announces 2017 attractions each year around the first week of September. The company announces by video on their YouTube channel what each park will be debuting each year. The previous years have debuted attractions such as Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, many 360 degree looping coasters, and conversions of current wooden coasters into a new hybrid coaster. …

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Teaching in Thailand: An experience shared by Erin Ormsby

An experience and opportunity like no other in the world has been taken into the hands of my cousin Erin Ormsby. She is currently living a dream and giving others the opportunity to speak English in Thailand. Her adventures began in 2015, and I have done a few news articles about her experiences. In this current article we catch up …

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Dorney Park, Canada’s Wonderland, Kings Dominion and Michigan’s Adventure announce 2017 attractions

Announcements continue to come in as parks begin to prepare for the 2017 season. In our previous article we shared information on what some of the Cedar Fair brand parks would be announcing. Our coverage continues in this article as we share the remaining announced new attractions that will be added to the parks for the upcoming 2017 season. The …

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