Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
This article, published on Blooloop, is actually from a couple months ago but I just recently came across it. A lot of industry fans have been wanting to know more about Six Flags' plans to enter new countries around the globe via park franchise developments, and the story paints a lot of color as to just how they're making those plans a reality.
|© Six Flags Zhejiang|
It also gives a nice example of how the company is designing using local themes - specifically mentioning the use of a local tale as the backbone of an entire themed area in Six Flags Zhejiang. The parks sound like a blend of local themes along with Western ones that will appeal to visitors alike. And speaking of Six Flags Zhejiang, there's a post on this site that has what is said to be a layout of the park, showing a similar - but not exact - selection of rides as the Dubai park.
I case you missed the link up top, follow through here to read the story on Blooloop.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Knott's Berry Farm is planning an upcoming auction, to be done by Heritage Auctions, of more than 200 lots of items from the park's famous history. This could be a dream come true for many fans of the park, as many unique and one of a kind items will be up for auction.
Ride fans can rejoice over the opportunity to own animatronic characters from Bear-y Tales, the Calico Mine Ride and the Timber Mountain Log Ride, or even the sign from the long-gone Haunted Shack. From the photos in this news story it also appears as though several Haunt-related items will be up for auction, which will also attract many park fans.
The full auction catalogue will be available toward the end of February, with the actual auction planned for about a month after that.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
One of Dorney Park's major additions for 2017 is a brand new catering facility, to be known as Parkside Pavilion, and it's already made significant progress already this off-season. The park's general manager shared this photo of the work site:
|© Mike Fehnel|
The park is also adding two new rides in 2017, Dodgem and Kaleidoscope, a new Cirque Imagine live show and making improvements in Wildwater Kingdom.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Built to please all members of the family, the Triple Tower will offer three different rides of increasing heights and intensities - mild to wild. The theme park has started to share construction photos of the attraction's progress, seen here, which show that the towers are currently growing. The first photo, from Facebook, was taken just after the base of each tower was put in place, giving us our first look. The area, in the Kissing Tower Hill themed section, was previously home to the Flying Falcon.
Keep tabs on the progress of the Hershey Triple Tower via the attraction's official website.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
A new family ride, named Over The Top, will be added to Knoebels for the classic amusement park's 2017 season. A drawing of a new ride has been released by the park:
The new ride will be manufactured by SBF Visa Group and have a 48 inch height requirement. Here's a link to a video of the ride in operation at the trade show - looks like a blast!