Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekly Rewind 5.8.10

Fun Forest, in Seattle, WA, is removing their log flume to the benefit of the new Luna Park in Coney Island. Luna has purchase the flume from the park, and will open it along with all the new rides and attractions later this month. Read more from Amusing the Zillion.

Just two weeks until you can ride the new Revolution 360 at Seabreeze Amusement Park! If you want a photo preview of the new ride, check that out here. Love the bright colors.

Ghost Town in the Sky may have a chance at reopening - the Judge in the park's bankruptcy hearings approved the plan for American Heritage Family Parks to purchase the property. No word on what happens next, but it's a step in the right direction.

Another Mother's Day Treat! Take mom to World's of Fun for a special brunch featuring an all you can eat buffet and an appearance by Snoopy and pals. Tickets must be ordered at the park's website.

Get ready to splash! Six Flags America's Hurricane Harbor opens for an extra weekend on May 22nd. In 2010, Hurricane Harbor guests will enjoy even more thrills, with a new resort-style look at the Hurricane Bay deck and The Hurricane Bay Deck Party, a brand-new song and dance show, appearing several times daily on the Sunset Stage.

Orlando Attractions Magazine, something I've subscribed to since they started, is now available across the country at Barnes & Nobles, Borders, and Books-A-Million. If you're interested in learning more, check out their website - or head out to your local store and pick up a copy!

Idlewild loves moms, too. They're having a fun contest where Mom can win a VIP day at the park - simply explain why your moms life is sometimes a circus, and you could win! Enter here by June 7th.

The former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom has no chance of opening in 2010, but the Fair Board is in talks with six or so potential operators about a 2011 reopening. No names were named, but they hope to have a firm deal by mid-summer. Read more here.

The St. Petersburg Times has an interesting interview with the General Manager of Busch Gardens Tampa, Jim Dean. He speaks of new changes to the park, including their big 2011 project and plenty more.

Here's some staggering attendance numbers: 33 million, yes million, tickets have already been sold for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. It's said that when it's over some 70 million will have attended. The Expo started on May 1st, and will run through October 31st of this year.

Darien Lake's Viper roller coaster is back in black, as seen above. The new paint job has the entire coaster in black, like it was when it first opened. Check out photos of the paint job and other park changes here.

Beech Bend Amusement Park had a rough start to their season when massive flooding left parts of the park under some 43 feet of water. Despite that, they've made made an incredible effort to reopen this weekend. Now that's determination!