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Fury 325 is Creating Buzz at Carowinds - By Russell Meyer: Speed! Intensity! Airtime! That’s what coaster fans around the world routinely seek as they tour around trying to find the next great thrill ride that can deliver those attributes. Roller coaster fans are about to be treated to the next record-breaking scream machine as Carowinds has debuted Fury 325, a Bolliger and Mabillard creation that is billed as the tallest and fastest Giga coaster in the world. The 325-f... http://ow.ly/2WuhYF
Speed! Intensity! Airtime! That's what coaster fans around the world routinely seek as they tour around trying to find the next great thrill ride that can deliver those attributes. Roller coaster fans are about to be treated to the next record-breaking scream machine as Carowinds has debuted ...
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Where to Eat? Lunch at Smokejumpers Grill in Disney California Adventure http://ow.ly/2WppEC
Disney California Adventure is transforming its former Condor Flats land into Grizzly Peak Airfield. The former desert airstrip home for "Soarin' Over California" is becoming a national park's airfield, with more hospitable forest surroundings. As we await Soarin' Over California's reopening ...
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Officially Announces Tempesto - By Russell Meyer: After months of off-season rumors and speculation, Busch Gardens Williamsburg officially has revealed the name and anticipated opening date for its newest attraction - Tempesto. What park officials frequently referred to as a “landscaping project” will instead be the Virginia park’s seventh roller coaster to accompany Verbolten, Griffon, Alpengeist, Apollo’s Chariot, Loch Ness Monster, and Grov... http://ow.ly/2WjzON
After months of off-season rumors and speculation, Busch Gardens Williamsburg officially has revealed the name and anticipated opening date for its newest attraction - Tempesto. What park officials frequently referred to as a “landscaping project” will instead be the Virginia park's seventh ...
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Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Opening Date for Fast & Furious http://ow.ly/2Wf3my
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Taking a Closer Look at Universal Studios Japan's Plan to Open Another Theme Park http://ow.ly/2Wa1QZ
The parent company of Universal Studios Japan has made public that it wants to open a second theme park, and USJ Co. CEO Glenn Gumpel talked with reporters about that plan this week. (Here are reports from The Japan Times and The Hollywood Reporter.) But don't start imagining an "Islands of ...
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Theme Park Creative Leaders Gather in Anaheim This Weekend - By Robert Niles: The Themed Entertainment Association, a leading industry association for creative professionals, is preparing for its annual awards gala in Anaheim this weekend. TEA announced the Thea Award winners last November at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, with Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter leading the winners. Before the award recipients collect their honors Saturday night, however, TEA will ... http://ow.ly/2W6wm7
The Themed Entertainment Association, a leading industry association for creative professionals, is preparing for its annual awards gala in Anaheim this weekend. TEA announced the Thea Award winners last November at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, with Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter ...
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Bonus Vote of the Week: The Best New Coaster of 2015, Part Two http://ow.ly/2WqzlA
OK, because so many of you wanted to vote for roller coasters that we didn't include in our Vote of the Week last Friday, we are adding a bonus Vote of the Week this week, to allow you to vote for your favorite among five more candidates. And once you've selected your favorite from among these ...
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Creative Leaders Come Together for the Annual TEA Summit and Thea Awards http://ow.ly/2Wk4rD
The Themed Entertainment Association honored and celebrated the industry over the weekend at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, with the annual TEA Summit and Thea Awards. Creative artists from Disney, Universal, and other themed entertainment firms from around the world — large and small — came ...
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Vote of the Week: Which New Coaster Excites You Most? - By Robert Niles: Bolliger & Mabillard's tallest-ever hyper coaster, Fury 325, opens to reporters next Wednesday at Carowinds, so we're just about ready to start welcoming this year's crop of new roller coasters. But which of this year' new coasters are you most looking forward to ride? Fury 325 concept art from Carowinds We will be at Carowinds next Wednesday for the Fury 325 premiere, and we'll be in Southern Indi... http://ow.ly/2Wfi4N
Bolliger & Mabillard's tallest-ever hyper coaster, Fury 325, opens to reporters next Wednesday at Carowinds, so we're just about ready to start welcoming this year's crop of new roller coasters. But which of this year' new coasters are you most looking forward to ride?
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Congratulations to all the parks opening new coasters this season! We're loving that B&M roar!
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SeaWorld Hires Herschend's Manby as CEO - By Robert Niles: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has hired Joel Manby from Herschend Enterprises as its new CEO. Manby, 55, has been the president and CEO of Herschend, which owns the Dollywood and Silver Dollar City theme parks, among several other themed entertainment properties. Manby takes over at SeaWorld next month. (Even non-theme park fans might know Manby, as he was featured on an episode of CBS's "Undercover Boss" serie... http://ow.ly/2Wcp4n
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has hired Joel Manby from Herschend Enterprises as its new CEO. Manby, 55, has been the president and CEO of Herschend, which owns the Dollywood and Silver Dollar City theme parks, among several other themed entertainment properties. Manby takes over at SeaWorld ...
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Entertainment Beyond the Parks: Orlando's Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows http://ow.ly/2W8Bxj
For many of us the greatest aspect of any visit to a theme park is the immersive environment. The moment when we disappear into another world. On my latest trip to Orlando I was lucky enough to visit Diagon Alley for the first time and what a great first impression, wandering past the London ...
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Where to Eat: Breakfast at Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom http://ow.ly/2W566Y
Breakfast is frequently regarded as the most important meal of the day. That can be even more important when you plan to walk around one or more theme parks for hours, logging miles upon miles on your Fitbit (or Apple Watch, in a few weeks). Getting a good meal to start the day can be a critical ...
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