Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekly Rewind 11.27.10

Alabama Adventure has announced that their new splash boat ride will be named Buzzsaw Falls.  Yes, that was the name of a flume/coaster hybrid at Silver Dollar City some time ago.  The name is the result of a contest where readers could submit ideas, for which over 500 entries were received.

I honestly thought that Six Flags New England would have tackled painting their new Gauntlet coaster in the sunny Springtime, but I was wrong.  In new photos posted by the park it appears as though almost all the ride's track has now been painted an alternating yellow and white color scheme.

This story is a good update on the trouble that Belmont Park operator Tom Lochtefeld has been having with the city over the lease payments he owes to them.  According to the city they did not raise his rent at all - the uptick was part of the agreement all along.  Now bankruptcy court is involved, so things will be stretched out.  The Giant Dipper is operated under a separate lease, so it won't be affected by these proceedings.

Kentucky Kingdom has a new website, and it's much better developed than the previous version.  This one includes lots of data, including a very detailed and interesting history of the park.  Check out the site here.

It's time for Christmas at Wild Adventures theme park!  Festivities include the Let It Snow Dance Party, O Holy Night: A Living Nativity, and the Elf's Workshop Craft Station plus much more.  Plus the park is decorated in its holiday finest.

Check out these great photos of Superman at Six Flags Magic Mountain.  The paint job is flying along, and there's even a great shot of the ride lit up at night.  It looks so much better than before!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is hard at work on their new Nickelodeon Land, and has posted some new construction photos for us.  That is going to be one very orange wooden roller coaster!

The famous Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm celebrated a very special 50th anniversary last week.  Fans of the park know that the ride is just packed with history and is still one of the greatest of its time.  Mice Chat published a nice look at the ride for it's anniversary.

Miracle Strip at Pier Park is still working on its plans to rebuild the Starliner coaster, but in the meantime they are not holding off on expanding.  The park is currently refurbishing a Scrambler and Tilt-a-Whirl to add to the park, and also recently opened a butterfly pavilion.


Surya said...

The Superman indeed looks great. Too bad the launch will probably be still just as slow, and just as loud.