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Latest Roller coaster Stories

2010-06-29 06:40:00

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer now in full swing, what's it really like to ride the best roller coasters in the country? In his 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 review of the best amusement parks and roller coasters around the country. Pete, a pilot and freelance writer, has been...

2010-06-28 15:07:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Special entertainment, delicious meals, and money saving deals will be available at Cedar Point during the Fourth of July Weekend, Thursday through Monday, July 1-5. Guests will even have a few extra hours to enjoy the Independence Day festivities at Cedar Point as the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will be open until 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 4. That leaves nearly three hours to enjoy all of the park's rides and attractions after the fireworks...

2010-05-18 14:34:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With classes ending soon, Cedar Point will be offering students a great way to celebrate the end of the school year. During Student ID Weekend, Friday, May 21 through Sunday, May 23, students (kindergarten through college) will be able save $16 on a one-day ticket to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. During this three-day event, students will be able to purchase a regular one-day ticket to the park for only $29.99, a savings of nearly 35...

2010-05-12 16:04:00

DOSWELL, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Dominion is pleased to announce that it will offer FREE admission to active, retired and former United States military personnel on Sunday and Monday of both the Memorial Day and July 4th weekends as a part of its Tribute to the Armed Forces program. The exact dates are May 30, 31 and July 4, 5, 2010 and include all branches of the service, including National Guard and Reserves. The free ticket offer will be available on the Sunday and Monday of...

2010-05-12 11:51:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant coasters, live shows and special activities will highlight Opening Weekend at Cedar Point when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for its 141st season on Saturday, May 15. The reigning "Best Amusement Park in the World," Cedar Point's rides and roller coasters will be complemented by special live music throughout the weekend, an opportunity to win a John Deere lawn mower and an all-you-can-eat meal and ticket combo on Sunday...

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2010-04-30 09:20:19

The sharp turns, ups and downs, and high speeds of today's roller coasters bring a lot of thrills, but if you're not careful, the ride could also cause damage to your ears, say physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Their case study offers the first reported link between the force of acceleration in roller coasters and a common ear injury "“ ear barotrauma "“ that occurs when there is a relatively quick change in pressure between the external environment, the ear drum and...

2010-04-13 14:53:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer it will be easy and affordable to stay where you play at Cedar Point's lakeside accommodations located right next door to the venerable amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio. For the first time, Cedar Point's resort properties are offering money-saving Build-Your-Own Packages that can include great deals on admission that are only available to resort guests. Guests can save $15 or more on one-day Cedar Point and Starlight tickets...

2010-04-02 18:07:00

DOSWELL, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The most exciting ride in Kings Dominion's 35-year history opens to the public April 2, 2010, as the amusement park introduces a mammoth 5,100-foot long steel Giga-coaster. Intimidator 305 takes its name from one of stock car racing's most beloved and tenacious drivers, Dale Earnhardt, "the Intimidator(TM)" along with the height of the coaster's lift hill, 305 feet. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

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...

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. The amusement park has partnered with the Dale Earnhardt Foundation to introduce this 305-foot tall, 93 mph $25 million steel Giga-coaster to the world by auctioning the first public rides to charity. Intimidator(TM)305, inspired by one of stock car racing's most beloved and tenacious drivers, Dale Earnhardt, "The Intimidator(TM)" is the tallest and fastest...