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Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multiple Park Closures and Early Closings for the 2020 Season »
The following parks have announced that they will not operate for the remaining 2020 season: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor...
Friday, July 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seabreeze Amusement Park to Remain Closed for 2020 »
Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, New York, has announced it will not be opening this summer owing to the COVID-19 pa...
Monday, July 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Covered Bridge & Arts Festival at Knoebels Cancelled »
The Facebook page of Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, reported today that the Columbia-Montour Visitor...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 ACE Election Results »
The results of the 2020 election are official. There were 1,287 votes cast in this year’s ACE Election: only 2 (0.2%) were...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joyland Amusement Park Closes Indefinitely Owing to Weather Damage »
Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas, is closed because of severe weather damage from a storm on July 9. Park officia...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cedar Point Changes Procedures for Three Roller Coasters »
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, has announced a major change to the way guests gain access to three of the most popular rolle...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newly Formed Company Hopes to Buy and Reopen Fantasy Island By May 2021 »
A company formed for the purpose of acquiring and reopening the shuttered Fantasy Island in Grand Island, New York, formal...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Cancel Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Events »
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea announced on July 10 that they would cancel programs this year, including their annua...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kennywood Delays Opening »
Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, announced that it will remain closed indefinitely in light of reports that c...
Thursday, July 2, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Leap The Dips to Reopen »
On Friday, July 3, Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania, will reopen the Leap The Dips , along with various other attra...
Thursday, July 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jersey Devil Coaster Delayed Until 2021 »
The wait for Jersey Devil Coaster will be longer at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. Originally an...
Sunday, June 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2021 Brings Dragon Slayer to Adventureland »
The Altoona, Iowa, theme park’s Dragon roller coaster has been dismantled. In its place will be Dragon Slayer . En...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Indiana Beach Ready to Reopen »
Indiana Beach, Monticello, Indiana, is only days away from making its comeback. The 94-year-old amusement park, locat...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kennywood Cancels 2020 Fall Fantasy Festival, Phantom Fright Nights and Happy Hauntings »
The COVID-19 virus outbreak has forced Kennywood to cancel its top end-of-season attractions this year: Fall Fantasy Festi...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Orion to Open at Kings Island »
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio has announced a July 2 opening for season pass holders and a July 12 opening for single-day tick...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Candymonium To Debut July 3 »
Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania, is getting ready to reopen and with it, Candymonium . The Bolliger & Mabillard h...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adventureland Replacing Dragon Roller Coaster »
Dragon is coming down. While the gates are closed to the public at Adventureland, Altoona, Iowa, construction crews are h...
Thursday, April 23, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Indiana Beach Under New Ownership »
Gene Staples, who lives in the Chicago area, is now president of Indiana Beach Holdings, LLC, and the new owner of the 94-...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Boarding School To Be Built On Upper Clements Park Lands »
The province of Nova Scotia, Canada, spent $23 million to build Upper Clements Park in 1989. The park was operated private...
Friday, March 13, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Coronavirus Precautions to Close Parks »
Universal Orlando Resort in Florida will be closed beginning Sunday night, March 15, 2020, until the end of the month in a...
Thursday, March 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANNOUNCEMENT: ACE’s 2020 International Trip Deferred »
ACE officials have been watching the disturbing news concerning the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, which on Februa...
Monday, February 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kings Island Tests Orion »
April 11, 2020, is opening day at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio. The park’s newest roller coaster, Orion , had its first tes...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020   (13 Comments - view/add)
Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island Rides Up for Sale »
It was recently learned that small parks and family entertainment centers were approached with a list of rides for sale fr...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hersheypark Places Final Candymonium Track Piece »
On February 15, 2020, Hersheypark placed the final track piece for its 15th roller coaster, Candymonium . The Bolliger...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Kings Island’s Orion Opening Date »
The newest addition to Kings Island’s lineup of roller coasters is set to open this spring. Opening day for the 364...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TRON Lightcycles on Display at Magic Kingdom Park »
A pair of Lightcycles just raced their way into Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, giving guests the opportu...
Thursday, December 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
West Coast Racers Nearly Ready to Race »
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, experienced production and construction delays, which caused West Coast R...
Friday, November 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAAPA Expo 2019 - Day 4 »
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Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SeaWorld Names its New Dive Coaster Emperor »
SeaWorld San Diego’s new attraction for 2020, a 153-foot-tall dive coaster, will be called Emperor , a nod to the Emperor...
Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kings Island Orion Train Cars Revealed »
As workers toil in the cold to build Kings Island's new giga coaster, Orion , its manufacturer, Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M...
Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Parks Reveal New Coaster Cars »
At the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, the SeaWorld theme parks chain revealed the train cars and more details for the new lineup o...
Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAAPA Expo 2019 - Day 3 »
Day Three at the IAAPA Expo came to a close with many manufacturers reporting one of their best expos ever! The ACE booth...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAAPA Expo 2019 - Day 2 »
Day 2 at IAAPA Expo 2019 continued the excitement of the first day both inside and outside of the Orange County Convention...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAAPA Expo 2019 - Day 1 »
The annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo kicked off on Tuesday, November 19, 2...
Sunday, November 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Want to Know What Happens to Wood Coasters in the Off Season? »
Here's Kennywood’s Jack Rabbit Off-Season Care The 2019 operating season has ended at Kennywood in West M...

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