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Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Mario Kart ride

Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Mario Kart ride

News

LOS ANGELES — Be sure to bring your driving gloves to Universal Studios Hollywood next year. Universal Studios Hollywood announced Wednesday the Mario Kart-inspired signature ride for the much-anticipated Super Nintendo World, opening in early 2023. What You Need To Know Universal Studios Hollywood announces signature ride for the much-anticipated Super Nintendo World land called Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge The Mario Kart video game-inspired ride will take ... Read More

A final farewell to Universal Studios Florida’s Shrek 4-D

A final farewell to Universal Studios Florida’s Shrek 4-D

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ORLANDO, Fla. — It's time to say farewell to Shrek 4-D, Universal Studios Florida's long-running attraction that features the most famous big green ogre on the planet. What You Need To Know Sunday will be the last day Shrek 4-D will be open Universal Studios Florida had announced the move in October Fans express sadness about the closure on social media Shrek 4-D opened in summer ... Read More

Retired, active military can visit Knott’s for $20

Retired, active military can visit Knott’s for $20

Knott's Berry Farm

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Military Tribute Days are back at Knott's Berry Farm. As part of the theme park's way of paying tribute to U.S. veterans, Knott's Berry Farm launched a promotion, offering discounted admission for retired and active military personnel, as well as deployed veterans' spouses, to visit Knott's on select days in the next two months. What You Need To Know Knott's Berry Farm brings back ... Read More

Mask up for outdoor mega-events but not LA theme parks

Mask up for outdoor mega-events but not LA theme parks

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** LOS ANGELES — Visitors of Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain won't need to mask up outdoors. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health implemented a new health order for people who attend concerts, car shows and other mega-events to wear face masks outdoors — regardless of vaccination status. ... Read More

Theme Parks in Compliance With COVID Measures

Theme Parks in Compliance With COVID Measures

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County strike teams are visiting Central Florida theme parks to make sure they're following the county mask mandate and CDC-recommended coronavirus safety precautions. What You Need To Know COVID strike teams still visiting theme parks to monitor compliance Walt Disney World, Aquatica, SeaWorld, and Universal have been in-compliance Strike ... Read More

A Roller Coaster Ride and the New Normal for India’s Theme Parks

A Roller Coaster Ride and the New Normal for India’s Theme Parks

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** Chennai: The Indian amusement park industry that directly employs a minimum of 80,000 persons is in limbo with job losses, pay cuts and small parks that have shut permanently. Following their unprecedented closure amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is opening up in phases, struggling to draw crowds in a new ‘normal’ ... Read More

Cedar Point Opens With New Health Guidelines

Cedar Point Opens With New Health Guidelines

Cedar Fair

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season — but this year it will look a little different.   “You can’t visit the park this year without a reservation. So, you want to go online with your ticket or season pass, make a reservation for the date you want to come, and then come to the park," said Tony Clark, director of communications ... Read More

Dollywood teases ‘Wildwood Grove’ enlargement for 2019

Dollywood teases ‘Wildwood Grove’ enlargement for 2019

Dollywood

Top Local Stories SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - East Tennessee's own Dolly Parton is expected to make an announcement about a new expansion for her namesake theme park next week.Dollywood posted this teaser image Tuesday night which reads, "we're planting the seeds for something big". The post has a link to a Facebook event which they are calling, "Our biggest announcement ever". We've learned that this will contain more details ... Read More

Couple sues Dollywood’s guardian firm for $2M, citing harm

Couple sues Dollywood’s guardian firm for $2M, citing harm

Dollywood

(Photo: TripAdvisor) Copyright by WJHL - All rights reserved (Photo: TripAdvisor) PIGEON FORGE, TN (WJHL)  - A Tennessee woman is suing Dollywood's parent company and ride engineers claiming she suffered serious injuries at Splash Country.Melissa Stone and her husband Shannan T. Stone filed the lawsuit.It claims on July 2 of last year, Melissa Stone was injured while riding on the RiverRush Water Coaster.The lawsuit alleges when the raft ... Read More

Supreme Court nominee tied to SeaWorld authorized combat

Supreme Court nominee tied to SeaWorld authorized combat

Entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy played a key role in SeaWorld’s legal battle with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following the death of a killer whale trainer. Brett Kavanaugh, a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, has been nominated by the president to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh ... Read More