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2009-07-13 12:59:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 13, /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point will honor the brave men and women who serve our cities and towns and protect our families with a special two-day event when the park hosts its first-ever American Heroes Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. During this special weekend, police officers, firefighters and EMTs who present their public safety ID will receive an $11 savings on admission to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort for themselves and their immediate...

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2009-07-13 16:00:00

Ohio's self-proclaimed Roller Coaster Mama has become the first to log 500 rides on the Diamondback coaster at Kings Island in the city of Mason. Darlene Bell, 52, of Dayton, marked the 500-ride milestone Saturday and by Sunday her total had risen to 522 rides on the roller coaster in 29 visits to the park, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Monday. Bell, who said she has been a regular at Kings Island since it opened in 1972, said her eventual goal is to ride the Diamondback a total 1,000...

2009-06-15 06:45:00

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- So what's it like to ride the best roller coasters in the country? In his new book entitled America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks (A Guide for Those who Ride Them and Especially for Those who FEAR Them), Pete Trabucco takes the reader behind the scenes and presents an e-ticket ride to the best amusement parks and roller coasters around the country. Pete is a pilot and freelance writer who has been published in dozens of national...

2009-06-02 13:59:00

'Amusement Ride Safety Week' is June 1-7 HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether seeking thrills on a roller coaster or a gentle spin on a carousel, those enjoying amusement rides can help ensure they remain safe by following some basic safety guidelines, said Deputy Agriculture Secretary Bill Wehry today. Wehry highlighted the guidelines today during an event at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown marking Amusement Ride Safety Week in Pennsylvania. "Each...

2009-05-22 08:00:00

Park Debuts the Most Anticipated Coaster Transformation of 2009 JACKSON, N.J., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great Adventure announced a transformation of epic proportions -- the debut of BIZARRO. Themed around the DC Comics character Bizarro, this newly-enhanced roller coaster offers thrill-seekers the exhilaration of a Six Flags signature coaster combined with the unique storytelling of the twisted world of Bizarro. The experience features high tech special effects and a precisely...

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2009-05-20 22:41:08

SeaWorld officials in Orlando, Fla., say they hope their new Manta roller coaster helps attract visitors to the theme park despite the poor economic climate. It's critical that this is a home run, Dan Brown, general manager of SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica, told the Orlando Sentinel. And we think it's going to be. Although SeaWorld executives won't reveal how much the new ride cost, they have described it as the most expensive attraction ever constructed by Busch Entertainment Corp....

2009-05-19 08:00:00

No getaway to Orlando complete without diving deep and flying high on Manta ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld's Manta - a seamless blend of up-close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride - is the top new attraction in Orlando this summer. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/38499/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090519/NY19129 ) The only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world, Manta...

2009-05-16 12:45:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon rocks, Microgravity Man and even a visit from the Wright Brothers will highlight the all-new Math and Science Week at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Schools from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania are expected to attend this exciting five-day event taking place Monday through Friday, May 18-22. Students and teachers will find a variety of educational programs and activities appropriate for middle and high school...

2009-04-08 17:03:00

Parks also offer unique vacation experiences and unbeatable prices ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, visitors to SeaWorld Orlando find out what it's like to spin, glide, skim and soar like a giant ray as they experience the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/37809/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090408/NY96750) A seamless blend of up-close animal...

2009-04-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six Flags announced today that BIZARRO has landed at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ and Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA. After an intense four month multimedia, interactive marketing campaign that generated community engagement across multiple platforms, key thematic elements of the highly-anticipated Medusa and Superman: Ride of Steel coaster transformations were finally unveiled. "This strategy represents the first time theme...