Author: John

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Two New Coasters Opening at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in 2017

In an increasingly competitive United Arab Emirates theme park and resort market, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is upping the ante by building two new roller coasters in 2017. Keep reading to learn more about Turbo Track and Mission Ferrari. Turbo Track...

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Jazzland Team Aiming to Reopen Six Flags New Orleans

More than 11 years have passed since Six Flags New Orleans closed for Hurricane Katrina and never reopened. Since then, the abandoned, decaying amusement park has become a symbol for the lingering effects of the historic storm. But a plan to reopen...

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Behind the Scenes at Animal Kingdom’s Pandora

After years of development and construction, Pandora: The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is finally scheduled to open this summer, and Disney is beginning to preview the theme park land’s high-tech attraction and thematic offerings. Watch...

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A-Z Coaster of the Week: Outlaw Run

In 2009, Silver Dollar City solicited proposals from roller coaster manufacturers for the theme park’s next big coaster. A then-young Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) submitted plans for what would become Outlaw Run, the company’s first built-from-scratch wooden coaster. Four years later...

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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi Opening Without Orcas in 2022

When it opens in 2022, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will be the first orca-less SeaWorld theme park. However, while the iconic “Shamu” will be absent from the park, the marine life theme park will still feature up-close animal experiences, rides and...

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California’s Great America Master Plan Details Released

California’s Great America could receive a 245-foot-tall hyper coaster and other new attractions if Cedar Fair’s ambitious master plan proposal is approved. We first learned about Cedar Fair’s investment plans for California’s Great America earlier this year. And now, we know...

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Fun Spot America Announces Looping Wooden Coaster for 2017

Fun Spot America amusement park (the Kissimmee, Florida, location), has announced plans to build an inverting wooden roller coaster. The Gravity Group coaster is expected to open summer 2017. Fun Spot America Wooden Coaster 2017 Stats Track length: 2256 feet Lift...