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Amusement Rides Injure More Than 4,000 Children Each Year In The US
2013-05-01 07:29:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children and adults alike love the adrenaline rush that comes with amusement rides. However, while these racers, twisters, spinners and droppers can send a wave of exciting emotions running through the body, they can be dangerous as well. According to new research from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children´s Hospital (NCH), nearly 93,000 children were treated in US emergency rooms between 1990 and...

2011-10-10 08:18:00

VALENCIA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Magic Mountain transforms from a "theme park" to a haunted "scream park" for its 19th season of Fright Fest, Southern California's most thrilling Halloween experience. This season marks the biggest Fright Fest in the park's history with four new scare zones, three new mazes, two new shows and extended park hours on Fridays and Saturdays. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-01-31 17:17:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K'NEX, the construction toy company headquartered in Hatfield, Pa., and Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, have joined forces to launch the first-ever Cedar Point K'NEX Great Thrill Ride Build-Off. The Cedar Point K'NEX Great Thrill Ride Build-Off pits classrooms and other student groups in competition to build the most innovative and thrilling amusement park ride model using K'NEX building sets. "Amusement park rides...

2010-04-28 16:53:00

SINGAPORE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ITEC Entertainment has launched the third and most exciting version of "Revenge of the Mummy, The Ride," one of the more technically advanced thrill rides in the theme park industry today. The newest "Mummy" experience, now in operation during the soft opening of Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, combines a high adrenaline indoor coaster ride with show elements and special effects based on Universal Studios' trilogy of "Mummy" films....

2010-02-15 13:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has named Jim Dean president of its Tampa, Fla. parks, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Dean replaces Donnie Mills, who last week was promoted to Chief Operating Officer - Busch Gardens and Sesame Place for the Orlando-based company. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/FL54977 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO ) Dean is currently Executive Vice President,...

2009-10-23 11:03:00

AGAWAM, Mass., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six Flags New England will celebrate its most celebrated coaster with 125 members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) on Sunday, October 25. BIZARRO, formerly SUPERMAN Ride of Steel, has once again received the Golden Ticket Award for Best Steel Coaster. The Golden Ticket Awards, hosted by Amusement Today, annually recognize the "Best of the Best" in the leisure entertainment industry. Winners are voted on by a panel of industry...

2009-04-07 08:00:00

Park Opens April 10-26 for extended Spring Break and 17 days of fun AGAWAM, Mass., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six Flags New England, the premiere destination for affordable family fun, kicks off a new season of world-class entertainment and thrills on Friday, April 10. The park is poised for its biggest season ever with a bizarre coaster transformation, an exciting concert lineup, extended hours, incredible pricing, an all-new stage show and the return of an old friend. Mr. Six -...

2009-03-29 12:51:02

A total of 477 personal-injury lawsuits have been filed against the operators of central Florida theme parks in the last few years, documents show. The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Sunday a review of lawsuit filings found that between the beginning of 2004 and the end of 2008, 101 lawsuits alleged Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or Busch Entertainment Corp. attractions or rides were responsible for plaintiff injuries. The remaining 376 lawsuits filed against the theme park operators...