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2009-07-29 06:55:00

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., July 29 /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 describes the process of overcoming the fear element in this excerpt: "If you're new to coastering, or if the very prospect of boarding one of the new breed of coaster behemoths is scaring the daylights out of you, here are...

2009-07-26 14:25:16

A total of 11 children received minor injuries after a rollercoaster at a New York church festival ran off its track, police say. The New York Daily News said Sunday that, according to police and witnesses, a children's rollercoaster called the Dragon Wagon fell off its tracks Saturday in New York's Bronx borough. The accident at the annual St. Theresa's Church festival left concerned parents desperate to find their children, one witness said. We saw the whole ride tip over coming over a...

2009-07-25 15:36:36

Busch Gardens Williamsburg said Saturday the Virginia theme park's beloved Big Bad Wolf rollercoaster will close this year. Park general manager John Reilly said in a statement that after 25 years of operation, the Big Bad Wolf will scare and entertain riders of all ages for the last time on Sept. 7, The Virginian-Pilot reported. We realize the Big Bad Wolf is a guest favorite, Reilly said. We're making the announcement now so coaster fans can ride one last time before it closes after Labor...

2009-07-25 09:41:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With 75 rides including 17 roller coasters, Cedar Point is known around the world for having more rides and more roller coasters than any park in the world. This summer six of the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort's roller coasters are celebrating special anniversaries. To commemorate this special occasion, Cedar Point will be honoring each of the six classic coasters with its own special day during "Roller Coaster Anniversary Week."...

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....


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