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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...

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. Theresa's Church festival left concerned parents desperate to find their children, one witness said. We saw the whole ride tip over coming over a...

2009-07-25 15:36:36

Busch Gardens Williamsburg said Saturday the Virginia theme park's beloved Big Bad Wolf rollercoaster will close this year. Park general manager John Reilly said in a statement that after 25 years of operation, the Big Bad Wolf will scare and entertain riders of all ages for the last time on Sept. 7, The Virginian-Pilot reported. We realize the Big Bad Wolf is a guest favorite, Reilly said. We're making the announcement now so coaster fans can ride one last time before it closes after Labor...

2009-07-25 09:41:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With 75 rides including 17 roller coasters, Cedar Point is known around the world for having more rides and more roller coasters than any park in the world. This summer six of the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort's roller coasters are celebrating special anniversaries. To commemorate this special occasion, Cedar Point will be honoring each of the six classic coasters with its own special day during "Roller Coaster Anniversary Week."...