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Dollywood Readies New Glacier Ridge for Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood is making final preparations to debut Glacier Ridge as part of its award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas event, which kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Glacier Ridge will present Dollywood guests with a “frozen over” Smoky Mountain atmosphere featuring...

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Cartoon Network Hotel Opening Next to Dutch Wonderland

The world’s first Cartoon Network Hotel will open in the summer of 2019 adjacent to the Dutch Wonderland family amusement park. The Cartoon Network Hotel will feature 165 and will “immerse guests in the animation and antics of characters from...

Lightning Rod Reopens at Dollywood After Months of Downtime

Lightning Rod yesterday reopened at Dollywood after more than three months of downtime. The coaster last operated in early July. Until last week, when the American Coaster Enthusiast (ACE) Southeast region’s Twitter account shared a photo of the coaster testing,...

SeaWorld San Diego Opening Tidal Twister in 2019

SeaWorld San Diego announced today plans for Tidal Twister, a first-of-its-kind compact dueling coaster that will open in 2019. Tidal Twister will accelerate riders to a top speed of 30 mph, twisting and banking through a figure 8-shaped track with...

Coaster101 Photo Contest 2018: Results

The wait is over — the results of the 2018 Coaster101 Photo Contest have arrived! This year was perhaps the most challenging to date for the Coaster101 team to select our favorites. Below, we are proud to present two winners...

Kings Island to Remove Firehawk

Kings Island today announced that it will close the Firehawk flying coaster at the end of October. R.I.P. Firehawk. Final rides will begin this weekend, with its last days of operation occurring during the final weekend of Halloween Haunt and...