Sunday, January 25, 2009

Daily Spin 1.25.09

Let's start with Six Flags Magic Mountain, who is just flying along with the construction of Terminator Salvation. Tons of bents are already up, and the GCI Intern website has some very recent photos posted! Check them out here.

Wild Adventures has released details of some exciting promotions that recently took place at the theme park. Linda Jensen has recently been appointed to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Steve Cruz has been named Director of sales. Both have long histories of success in the industry and we congratulate them both!

TGESource has some video of the Magic Kingdom's newest parade, titled Celebrate A Dream Come True. Tied into Disney Park's latest marketing campaign asking guests what they will celebrate, the parade is very upbeat and features a lot of dance performances. Click here to see the video from TGESource.

Carowinds has published some photos of the new Vekoma trains that have been built for the Carolina Cobra. These new style trains feature modern restraints that hopefully will provide a more enjoyable ride for passengers. Here's the photos.

Don't forget that if you are able to go, Morey's Piers will have a ceremony for the Golden Nugget ride on January 31st at noon. Anyone is welcome according to the park and attendees will receive a special commemorative souvenir. It's so wonderful the park is doing this for the ride!

Legoland California has been granted preliminary approval to build a 250 room, Lego themed hotel outside the theme park's gates. The property already opened the Sea Life Park aquarium this past summer and is now seeking to keep guests on property even longer as a vacation destination. Always positive to hear a park expanding, even if just a hotel, in these times!


Chris said...

The two promotions at Wild Adventures sure seems to suggest they are trying to change the public image of the park. I think that is a great idea for them, as besides a couple of commercial spots on the local media, they have almost completely ignored the (larger) Tallahassee market.

NewsPlusNotes said...

Indeed, the full press release touts both individual's many achievements, they sound like fairly heavy hitters. Once the economy turns around I expect to see many great, big, things from Wild Adventures. It's one to watch.

Jason said...

Those new trains for Carolina Cobra do not look confy. Far from, actually. I hope the actual ride experience is better than it looks. I noticed something peculiar.. Do the trains have 2 Shoulder Harnesses? The regular one, then that weird black bar thing?