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2012-09-08 14:20:36

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to its roller coasters, attractions, nighttime entertainment and excellent guest services, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company® (NYSE: FUN) has earned three top honors from Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards. Cedar Point® amusement park/resort won "Best Amusement Park in the World" and "Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World," and for the 12(th) year running, Kings Island® amusement park received recognition for the...

2012-09-08 14:20:34

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The votes have been cast and the results are in! For the 15(th) consecutive year Cedar Point® amusement park/resort has taken home the coveted "Best Amusement Park in the World" award at the annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony. Cedar Point's legendary Millennium Force® was once again voted the "Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World," giving the popular vacation destination the awards in the top two categories for the second year...

2012-08-30 02:24:05

VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Magic Mountain today announced another world-record addition to their coaster dynasty with FULL THROTTLE, the world's tallest and fastest looping coaster slated for the Valencia theme park in 2013. Unlike traditional coasters, this unique, one-of-a-kind triple launch coaster will take the coaster experience to the next generation as riders face a never-been-done-before launch up and over a "Top Hat" that traces the outside of a...

2012-08-29 10:22:05

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America will open the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California in the spring of 2013. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tallest-and-fastest-wooden-roller-coaster-in-northern-california-to-open-at-californias-great-america-in-2013-167768525.html High-speed twists, turns, drops, station fly-by and the Old West are the...

2012-06-29 14:23:12

VALLEJO, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Superman has arrived in time to put his iconic stamp on an exciting new thrill ride in Northern California. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55677-six-flags-discovery-kingdom-superman-ultimate-flight-roller-coaster (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120629/MM26674) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment,...

2012-06-18 02:20:23

CHICAGO, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If your idea of summer fun is soaring to breathtaking heights, plunging downward and whipping around a track at exhilarating speeds, the travel experts at the GO Group know just where you should go: Visit these top parks to ride newly opened roller coasters. In Galena, Ill., Six Flags Great America opened its new, cutting-edge, wing-style rollercoaster with no track above or below. X-Flight features suspended seats, a 12-story initial plunge, 3,000...

2012-06-11 23:00:44

Grand Prize Winner will Receive A Son Of Serpent Coaster! Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with the release of its highly anticipated K´NEX Thrill Ride: Son of Serpent Coaster with its first ever Roller Coaster week contest! Starting Monday, June 11, 2012 at noon, through Friday, June 15, 2012, K´NEX fans can log on to knex.com, click on the link on the homepage...

2012-06-07 06:25:34

LARGO, Md., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "end of days" has arrived, a mere six months into 2012, as Six Flags America today unleashed its newest roller coaster: Apocalypse - The Last Stand. To celebrate the coaster's debut, the park launched the inaugural first ride with a train full of zombies. These undead took on two minutes of hairpin turns, pulse-pounding inversions and a swirling corkscrew, careening down 2,900 feet of track at 55 miles per hour - all while STANDING!...

2012-05-31 23:00:42

Special Exhibit Demonstrates the Physics of Amusement Park Rides Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 What is the angular velocity of the Blender Ride as it spins about the center post? This is just one of many questions that the Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences in Peoria, Illinois is answering in K´NEX: Building Thrill Rides, a special exhibit that captivates young visitors and provides them the opportunity to explore the science, math and technology behind hair-raising amusement...

2012-05-15 06:26:17

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 summer travel season is here and theme parks from coast to coast are rolling out all-new, ever-daring thrill rides. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120515/FL06955 ) Video Link: http://www.kefmediastream.com/legoland_rollin_5212.wmv For parents hoping that this is the year their child musters the courage to take that first roller coaster adventure, it's a tough call: do they encourage, bribe or shame their kids into...