Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Daily Spin 6.18.08

The sale of Kennywood Entertainment, including Kennywood Park, Idlewild Park, and Lake Compounce to Parques Reunidos was finalized on June 7th, according to this article. For a while it seemed as though the sale might not take place, alas, the deed has been done. Let's hope that the new operator doesn't mess up this collection of traditional amusement parks.

Geauga Lake appears to be having a rough start to their season ... I wonder why? Here's a great trip report from over on CoasterBuzz. We'll have to see if things pick up or not when the kiddies are out of school (so like now).

Check out photos of Pony Express at Knott's Berry Farm's pretty much completed tunnel over at AmericaCoasters. Tunnels on rides are great, and this one helps this short ride end with a bang.

SM2 Designs was invited to California's Great America's media day, and has pictures of the park's new Endless Summer ice skating show in this gallery. One move that Cedar Fair did right with the former Paramount Parks was to bring back these ice shows.

The Forest at Granite Park, the theme park being built in Fresno, California plans to open its first phase this fall, probably in October according to this article. This is the new park that purchased the former Lightning Bolt coaster and Flume rides from the defunct MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park in Las Vegas. I can't wait to see these rides operate again.

Finally, Theme Park Reivew has some nice grand opening coverage for Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's California Adventure. Click here to check that out. Looks like a fun ride - but maybe not one I personally would wait hours for.


N/A said...

Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom has been packed on most days... I am not sure what people are talking about when they say the park is empty.