Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekly Rewind 1.22.12

Kings Dominion placed the first piece of WindSeeker this past week, marking the start of vertical construction.  Carowinds looks to be just about ready to start building, with ride pieces now on site at the park.

The newly announced Dollywood water and snow park for Nashville will be nice, but isn't expected to have the impact that Opryland once did.  Man, people really miss that park!

First rider auctions are a great way for parks to get press and a charity to get some cash - Canada's Wonderland has stepped up to give away the first Leviathan seats to those who bid funds to go to Sick Kids.  Check out the auction here.

Check out the size of the new Abyss slide, designed by WhiteWater West, that's going into Malaysia's Sunway Lagoon water park.  That's massive!

Legoland Florida is already planning a bunch of special events for the entire year, and getting the word out now.  Everything from a special girls' weekend to a new 4th of July celebration is included.

Darien Lake recently debuted a new logo, but they also just received a new General Manager, Bob Montgomery.  Bob comes from a successful run at Wild Adventures Theme Park, where he made a slew of improvements.  Congrats!

Morey's Piers has released another concept image of the new Wipe Out slide going into Ocean Oasis water park.  A great time of year to dream of Summer, indeed!

While construction of Manta roars along at Sea World San Diego, the park has put the coaster's train on display to generate some interest.  Even though we've seen it before it's still beautiful!

Things has seemed troubled for Indiana Beach this past year, but the current owner is trying to make it clear the park will reopen and that plenty of new changes will be made.