Archive for May, 2008

Ghostwood Estate
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Ghostwood Estate

New dark ride at Kennywood Want a Disney or Universal-style dark ride for your park but don’t have the budget? Ghostwood Estate at Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, is a state-of-the-art interactive attraction and it cost just US$2 million (€1.3m) to create.

Elitch Gardens introduces Ghost Blasters!
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Elitch Gardens introduces Ghost Blasters!

Interactive dark ride debuts Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, has added an interactive new dark ride, Ghost Blasters! by Sally Corp.

Morey’s Piers plans book
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Morey’s Piers plans book

40th anniversary tome Morey’s Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, is asking guests to share their memories and help preserve history in a new book being prepared for its 40th anniversary next year.

GFAM makes animal park acquisition
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GFAM makes animal park acquisition

Missouri venue added to portfolio Great American Family Parks (GFAM) has acquired Animal Paradise LLC, a ride-through wild animal park just a few minutes from Springfield, Missouri.

The Racer runs forward!
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The Racer runs forward!

Something old is new again Something old is new again at Kings Island in Ohio, as since the start of the season on April 20 the backward travelling trains on The Racer rollercoaster now runs forward again.

Dragons Fly at Castle Park
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Dragons Fly at Castle Park

Larson Scooters now open Castle Park, Riverside, California, has introduced DragonFlyers, a classic amusement ride by Larson Manufacturing.

Quassy’s special season!
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Quassy’s special season!

‘Trolley park’ turns 100 Quassy Amusement Park, one of 11 remaining “trolley parks” in the United States, is celebrating its centennial season.

Duke’s Lagoon
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Duke’s Lagoon

Dutch Wonderland adds water play Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has opened its castle doors for its 45th season with an interactive water play element – Duke’s Lagoon (pictured) – and two new live stage shows.

Noah’s Ark adds water play
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Noah’s Ark adds water play

Tadpole Bay arrives at America’s largest waterpark Noah’s Ark, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, has added an SCS Interactive structure called Tadpole Bay (see sketch), further expanding “Americas Largest Waterpark.”

Seabreeze turns up the Musik
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Seabreeze turns up the Musik

Bertazzon rides replaces Gyrosphere Seabreeze Park, Rochester, New York, has introduced a Musik Express by Bertazzon for the 2008 season. The ride, which replaces Seabreeze’s Gyrosphere, operated briefly last season at the defunct Wild West World in Wichita, Kansas, where it appeared with a Western theme, but has been given a makeover.