Saturday, December 26, 2009

Weekly Rewind 12.26.09

Who doesn't want to win a trip? Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park is giving away a free trip to their property to a lucky winner of their latest sweepstakes. Once the park reaches 12,000 Facebook fans they will randomly select one of them to win the trip. Sounds nice!

Things already aren't going well in the sale of Cedar Fair to Apollo Management - there have been several law suits filed against the company since the transaction was announced. Seems many folks aren't too sure that the price Apollo is offering is fair. I'll let you draw your own conclusion.

Carowinds reached an important milestone in the construction of their new Intimidator coaster this past week as they placed the final piece of track for the ride. Although it was around 3 months of work, it felt like the coaster went up in just a few weeks! The park placed a couple photos from the event on their Facebook page.

In a move that shows that what's good for Cedar Point isn't necessarily good for all theme parks, Knott's Berry Farm has reverted back to it's original pricing structure that goes off of age, not height. The park was juiced up enough about the change to even put out a formal release about it!

I suppose the "Brew" no longer has to be Busch in Busch Gardens Tampa and Sea World Orlando's annual Bands, Brew & BBQ special event that begins this February. The event is pretty self explanatory, as it features live entertainment, plenty of cold beer, and some spicy BBQ for guests. For more info, check out the Orlando Sentinel.

Epcot has a wonderful holiday tradition going with it's Candlelight Processional, a retelling of the Christmas story with a celebrity narrator and live orchestra and choir. Check out Attractions Magazine's coverage of the event when Whoopi Goldberg was the guest narrator.

Finally, although Sabrina really wants no one else but her to enter, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is hosting a name the baby Giraffe contest in which the winner will receive four tickets to the park among other prizes. If you want to enter (just don't tell Sabrina), click here.