Tagged: 2012

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Theme Index 2013 Reveals Most-Visited Parks

For many of the big players in the amusement industry, 2013 was a fun ride. Last year, 215 million visits to the top 25 theme and amusement parks worldwide represented a 4.3 percent over...

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Year in Review 2012

Earlier, John shared one of his best memories from 2012 so I thought I also would take some to reflect on the year and look forward to what’s coming. I was...

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IAAPA 2012 Day 1: Wooden Coasters Galore

The annual IAAPA Attractions Expo began today in Orlando, Florida. Around 25,000 people are expected to attend the week-long convention showcasing the innovations and new products within the amusement industry. Several...

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Kings Island Halloween Haunt 2012 Photos

I found myself at Kings Island this past Saturday for my first Halloween Haunt experience. Yes, this was my first time at a Cedar Fair park during the Halloween season. Six...

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Golden Ticket 2012 Award Winners

Amusement Today announced today the winners of the 15th-annual Golden Ticket Awards. The annual awards are presented to the “Best of the Best” within the amusement industry. This year’s awards were...

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A Day at Dollywood July 2012

I visited Dollywood over the weekend after what seemed like a very long three-year hiatus from visiting the park. During that three years I missed two important additions to the park:...

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HersheyPark Trip Report

The main reason for visiting HersheyPark on Friday, May 25th was to ride the new SkyRush coaster (read my SkyRush review and I also want to thank all the readers for...

What is the status of Knoebels flying turns?
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Knoebels Trip Report

The day after conquering Skyrush at HersheyPark I headed over to Knoebels Grove in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. The first thing you probably want to know is what is the status of the...

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SkyRush Review

Best first drop ever? I was selected as one of the 24 Jr. Researchers who participated in Project 2012.  As a result, I was invited to HersheyPark on Friday, May 25th...

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SkyRush Now Testing

SkyRush, HersheyPark’s highly anticipated new roller coaster, has begun full-circuit testing as seen in the video embedded below. The new winged trains fly over those airtime hills making it look like...