Latest Roller coaster Stories

2009-08-27 12:05:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The savings on summer fun will be big next week at Cedar Point. Monday, Aug. 31 through Friday, Sept. 4, all guests (ages 3-61, 48 inches and taller) can save $15 on a Cedar Point one-day admission ticket purchased online at cedarpoint.com.

2009-08-19 10:33:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Orlando Resort's highly anticipated roller coaster, is now open.

2009-08-18 16:38:52

Bosses at a British amusement park said they banned patrons from putting their arms in the air during roller coaster rides due to concerns about body odor. Mike Vallis, director of Thorpe Park in Chertsey, England, said guests who do not keep their elbows at their sides will be kicked off rides, and repeat offenders will be escorted out of the park, The Sun reported Tuesday. We've found that when the temperature tops 25C (77 degrees Fahrenheit) the level of unpleasant smells can become...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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