Tag: thrill rides

Amid Empty Roller Coasters, 1,200 Children Get COVID Vaccine Doses at Oaks Park

Amid Empty Roller Coasters, 1,200 Children Get COVID Vaccine Doses at Oaks Park

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Maria Kieley was sick of sitting at home. On Sunday, she took her son to Oaks Park in Southeast Portland.At the amusement park, they waited in line in front of the purple steel roller coaster, Adrenaline Peak. Then 5-year-old Liam rolled up his sleeve and received a dose of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Liam’s eyes went wide, but he stayed silent—trying to be brave for his ... Read More

Disney Park Bringing in New Mask Mandate Next Week

Disney Park Bringing in New Mask Mandate Next Week

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One of Europe’s leading vacation destinations, Disneyland Paris, will be updating its mask policy beginning November 15. This comes just shortly after the Disney Park updated its mask-wearing rules following the latest government guidance. Credit: Disney Disneyland Paris — fresh from celebrating Disney+ Day like Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and California’s Disneyland Resort — is currently in the midst of its holiday celebrations. With ... Read More

Just Two Friends, Holding Hands on a Roller Coaster

Just Two Friends, Holding Hands on a Roller Coaster

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Besties who hold hands! Photo: Getty Images I don’t know how to ease into this gently, so I’ll just come right out with it: Over the weekend, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian West held hands on a roller coaster. No need to let your imagination run wild; there are pictures. This, of course, has led many, many outlets — this one now included — to speculate ... Read More

‘SAW: The Ride’ – Short Documentary Looks at the History of the First Rollercoaster Based on a…

‘SAW: The Ride’ – Short Documentary Looks at the History of the First Rollercoaster Based on a…

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Back in 2009, you may have heard, Thorpe Park in England launched Saw: The Ride, the world’s first ever horror movie-themed rollercoaster. The ride opened its doors to the public in the Spring of 2009, of course based on the hit horror movie franchise from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. Naturally, it was (and still is) billed as being “the scariest ride in the world.” Believe it ... Read More

how our favorite theme parks used to look

how our favorite theme parks used to look

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A trip down memory lane While today's theme parks are typically filled with titanic thrill rides and hi-tech attractions there's a certain charm about the amusements of yesteryear. From a British seaside park in the Roaring Twenties to the early days of Disney, we take a look at some nostalgic shots of our favorite theme parks. Microsoft and partners may ... Read More

Silver Dollar City Announces 2 New Productions Nov. 6 Through Dec. 30

Silver Dollar City Announces 2 New Productions Nov. 6 Through Dec. 30

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Silver Dollar City is celebrating An Old Time Christmas by presenting two new production shows, one, the all new Home For Christmas and the other, a complete rescoring and restaging of the classic Dickens’ Christmas Carol, nearly 700 miles of lights and many traditional favorites of the reigning, four-time winner of ‘Best Theme Park Holiday Event’ in America.  Silver Dollar City presents this festival running Nov. ... Read More

How to keep your child safe at amusement parks

How to keep your child safe at amusement parks

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Adventurous children love amusement park and carnival rides, but these thrills do not come without risk… Spending a day with the kids at an amusement park is a fun experience for all. But not all parents are aware of the hidden risks that could put their children in harm’s way. Some amusement parks have lax safety standards, especially those that travel. By their very nature, thrill ... Read More

Cedar Point 2022 what’s new

Cedar Point 2022 what’s new

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) – Cedar Point Amusement Park may be closed, but park workers still have plenty to do. Communications Director Tony Clark shared updates on the Cedar Point blog. Pay more for thrills: Why prices could be rising at Cedar Point WHAT’S NEW After the Wicked Twister gave its final ride on September 6, crews are getting ready for something new. But first, they have ... Read More

Megafobia ‘super fan’ takes his 6000th ride after waiting out the pandemic!

Megafobia ‘super fan’ takes his 6000th ride after waiting out the pandemic!

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A 61-year-old man from Pembrokeshire has taken his 6,000th ride on Oakwood’s famous wooden rollercoaster, Megafobia, after pandemic delays. Ryan, from Milford Haven, has been riding the rollercoaster since it opened in 1996, having previously completed 21 rides of the iconic attraction in just one day. His love affair with the ride stems from his passion for wooden rollers coasters, which he says are his favourite ... Read More

Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2019

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2019 will be an amazing year at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA with new rides and returning events. Coming in May we have Busch Gardens' new screamin' swing, Finnegan's Flyer™ and Water Country USA's new Cutback Water Coaster™. There's events throughout the year from Sesame Street Kids' Weekends in the Springtime to Christmas Town at the end of the year. We also will be ... Read More