Thursday, October 30, 2008

Daily Spin 10.30.08

The Great Escape theme park (a Six Flags property) had a fire take place at the park on Tuesday. The fire broke out around 9 a.m. in a food warehouse located in the amusement park and caused some serious damage to the structure. TGE Source has collected some photos and information from the fire in this thread.

Can't get enough Diamondback at Kings Island photos? I don't blame you. KIExtreme has a gallery up of shots taken on the walk-back the park did this past weekend. There are some interesting shots in the mix from angles not seen yet.

Back to The Great Escape for a moment, it looks like the first pieces of the park's new attraction for 2009, Sasquatch, have arrived at the park. TGE Source has photos in their forums. The new ride is being moved from Six Flags New Orleans and is an S&S tower ride.

Sea World Orlando's Manta is continuing quick construction of its track and at this point the lift has now been topped off and the drop has started to be built. I love how the lift and drop are really positioned directly over midways. Makes for some great shots, check them out here.

Valleyfair has posted some construction photos of their 2009 attraction on the park's official web page. Work on Breakers Bay, the park's new wave pool, has been underway for some time now. It looks like they'll be ready to pour concrete rather soon...

Oriental Land Co., the entity that owns and operates Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, has announced a new attraction for the DisneySea property in 2009. Visitors to the park will now be able to experience Turtle Talk, an interactive show with Crush from Finding Nemo. The $13 or so million attraction will be located inside the park's S.S. Columbia ship which is docked in the American Waterfront section of the park.

Westcoaster has a new update available for Knott's Berry Farm and the Disneyland Resort. They have photos of the Ghostbuster's car at Knott's and more pics of the Blue Sky Cellar art and models than you can shake a stick at.