Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekly Rewind 6.18.11

Europa Park has announced an exciting new ride for 2012, a GCI wooden coaster!  The name has not been released yet, but the ride will be 115 ft. tall and 3,444 feet long.  With no ride layout available yet, there's much more news to be excited about for this one.

Hersheypark's viral game rages on with regard to next year's project, all while the news is covering the park's various projects, and updates on the ride work are being posted.  It's exciting times for the park!

Carowinds is gearing up to support the Charlotte affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure.  In addition to Pink Days, where guests get a great admission deal with $1 of each ticket going to the organization, they're also having a Duck Raffle where you could win a car!  Nice.

If you can't get out to Canobie Lake Park to ride their new coaster, Untamed, then here's the next best thing - a POV movie!

The new Miracle Strip Amusement Park recently opened their new butterfly garden, and while it's not a ride it's certainly an attraction the whole family can enjoy!

Six Flags Great America's new addition, Riptide Bay, has greatly expanded the capacity at their water park, and looks like a bunch of fun, too!  Those floor dropping slides are especially wild to watch.

121 degrees will now be the record for the steepest drop on a coaster when Japan's Fuji-Q theme park opens Takabisha.  The new custom Gerstlauer ride is the largest of its kind and includes both a launch and vertical lift hill, along with 7 inversions.

Mach Tower still isn't operating at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, but the park hopes to get the freefall tower open in the coming weeks.  Some undisclosed issues have held up the ride's opening thus far.

Does soaring in the air 65' feet over alligators sound like fun to you?  If so, then Gator Land's new Screamin' Gator Zip Line is just the ticket for you.  The 1,200 foot journey is new at the park, and features five different lines.