Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weekly Rewind 6.5.10

NBC will show a unique look at the making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this Sunday, June 6th, at 7 p.m. EST. The special will give viewers a special peek at the new land and all the levels of detail that went into it. Be sure not to miss it!

Lost Island Water Park will open the Nation's second HydroMagnetic Rocket water slide this weekend - named Wailua Kupua. Lost Island hopes the new water coaster brings big crowds to the park after having a bad 2009. Read more here.

Do you have what it takes to be Mr. Cyclone? The Coney Island Cyclone will give one special guy the title for the first time this summer. He will join Ms. Cyclone in presiding over a number of special events throughout next summer. Check out the details here!

IT may only be June, but Busch Gardens Tampa is already starting press for this year's How-O-Scream event. Looks like this year's theme has to do with Rock Concerts... should be interesting to see how they play that one out. Teaser website is now live.

An update to last week's Hug Record Attempt at Six Flags Over Texas: "Brandon Overbee set a new unofficial record for the most hugs in one day at one location yesterday at Six Flags Over Texas. Just before 10:30 last night, Brandon received 5,232 hugs from guests and employees while at the park. Brandon must now submit his paper and video documentation to the Guinness World Record Book office for review before his attempt can be made official."

Another of the many new attractions that opened this past weekend was Mr. Six's Splash Island at Six Flags New England. The small children's area fits in perfectly with the amazing line up that the water park already has. Check out some photos from SFNEOnline.

Screamscape published some photos of the Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park under renovations. From the photos it looks like they've totally removed the track from the turnaround section and are getting ready to rebuild it. Awesome to see progress being made!

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has opened their NEW Haunted Castle darkride. After a winter of hard work the new attraction is open and guests seem to be loving it. The park has put a video of the opening ceremonies and some new photos on their Facebook page.

The World's Of blog has posted some fantastic photos of Snoopy's Hot Summer Lights. They've really made a lot of big improvements over the Cedar Point version from what I can tell. Check out the photo report here!