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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...

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. Intimidator(TM)305 is a mammoth 5,100-foot long steel Giga-coaster, that 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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100118/CL39217...

2009-09-11 15:21:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In an awards ceremony held Thursday night (Sept. 10) in California, Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, was named as the "Best Amusement Park in the World" for the 12th consecutive year in the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards presented annually by Amusement Today newspaper. The Golden Ticket Awards are given to the highest rated parks in approximately two dozen categories as ranked by a panel of experienced amusement park fans from...

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. Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio, took home the coveted title of "Best Amusement Park in the World" for a record 12th consecutive year. Cedar Fair also earned top...

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. For the Starlight price of $29.99, guests can enjoy a full day of excitement on Cedar Point's unmatched collection of rides and roller coasters. Junior tickets (ages 3-61, under 48 inches tall) and...

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. This radically innovative attraction includes first-ever maneuvers, cutting-edge technology, songs that span across five genres of music and a personalized take-home music video available for purchase. The coaster features three first-ever maneuvers: the Double Take, the world's largest non-inverted loop; the Treble Clef, where guests burst...


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