Latest Roller coaster Stories

2010-03-26 10:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you think riding the Afterburn roller coaster at Carowinds is an adventure (and it is - it annually ranks among the top 25 steel roller coasters in the world in surveys done by several coaster experts), wait until this year! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/carowinds/43178/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100326/MM76515 ) Carowinds has changed the...

2010-02-03 12:19:00

DOSWELL, Va., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The most exciting ride in Kings Dominion's 35-year history will debut Friday April 2, 2010.

2010-01-18 11:57:00

DOSWELL, Va., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The most exciting ride in Kings Dominion's 35-year history is standing tall as the last piece of track was lifted into place Jan. 9, 2010.

2009-09-11 15:21:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In an awards ceremony held Thursday night (Sept.

2009-09-11 07:37:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, took home numerous accolades at Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony that was held yesterday in California.

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.

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Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.