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2011-05-19 10:00:00

DOSWELL, Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is around the corner and Kings Dominion is turning up the heat with the Intimidator(TM) 305, voted "Best New Roller Coaster of 2010" by Amusement Today Magazine and in About.com's Readers' Choice Awards. Kings Dominion and Water Works waterpark will kick-start the summer with daily operations and the first two nights of "Nights of Fire" during Memorial Day Weekend on May 28. A sure sign that summer has arrived is the opening of Kings...

2011-05-19 06:00:00

JACKSON, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It was "standing room only" at Six Flags Great Adventure's premiere of the highly-anticipated, new, stand-up thrill coaster, GREEN LANTERN, based on the DC Comics' Super Hero. Standing 15 stories tall and reaching speeds of 63 mph, GREEN LANTERN ranks among the tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind anywhere in the world. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-05-17 09:15:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point is now offering some money-saving deals that make it a great time to get a jump on summertime fun! With classes coming to a close, Cedar Point will be offering students a thrilling yet economical way to have an end-of-year celebration. During Student ID Weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, students (kindergarten through college) will be able to save $15 on a one-day ticket to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. During...

2011-05-06 17:03:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium made-to-order gourmet hot dogs and chili dogs will add to the fun and excitement of a Cedar Point summer when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for the season on Saturday, May 14. Beginning Saturday, May 14, Cedar Point will be open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 5. New this summer will be Pink's, a restaurant that specializes in gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings. A Hollywood legend since 1939, Pink's will...

2011-05-04 11:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thrill-seekers can have a blast learning about space while visiting one of the mid-Atlantic's premier amusement parks this week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Employees from NASA's Langley Research Center will travel to Kings Dominion to take part in the park's annual Education Day, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 6. This unique Education Day allows students to apply classroom theories through...

2011-04-22 15:53:00

VALENCIA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The New Texas Giant opens at Six Flags Over Texas on April 22nd, 2011 and Theme Park Review was there to get a sneak preview! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110422/CG88289) The "old" Texas Giant closed in 2009 and for the past two years the park has worked on re-engineering and re-designing the ride into something new, something high tech, and something AMAZING! The New Texas Giant features a steep 79 degree first...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

AGAWAM, Mass., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags New England, home to the largest collection of coasters in New England, announces the launch of Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum - adding another level of family thrills to the park's already incredible line up. Six Flags New England's newest roller coaster will reside in the DC Super Hero Adventures section of the park, joining the top-rated Bizarro. Adventure seeking guests are challenged to tap into their...

2011-04-11 00:00:37

Broadway At The Beach Attraction Is First To Open In Carolinas, Will Provide Interactive Entertainment For All Ages Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) April 9, 2011 WonderWorks, the much anticipated upside-down "amusement park for the mind" at Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach, is now open. The first of its kind in the Carolinas, the 50,000-square-foot structure stands 10 stories tall and is filled with more than 100 exhibits for people of all ages. There are other locations in Orlando, Fla.,...

2011-03-30 09:33:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Has your Carowinds "Opening Day Countdown" clock been running since the park closed last season? Have you been pretending your couch is really a seat on Intimidator(TM)? Do you have your opening day outfit (complete with fanny pack and park map) already picked out for opening day on April 2nd? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, great news; there are only a few days left until Carowinds, the thrill capital of the Southeast,...

2011-03-12 00:00:29

The "Amusement Park For The Mind" At Myrtle Beach's Broadway At The Beach Will Provide Interactive Entertainment For All Ages Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 Construction of WonderWorks, the newest and most unique attraction to join Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach, is 95 percent complete. Interior exhibits are beginning to take shape as the attraction prepares to be operational in a matter of weeks. Everything is on target for an early April opening. The first of its kind in...