Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekly Rewind 11.6.10

Michigan's Adventure has hinted on their Facebook and in an e-mail newsletter that they hope to announce a new attraction for 2011 next week.  No idea on what it could be, but hopefully something significant!  Looking forward to the news, the park is really due for something.

Six Flags New England's new coaster continues to go up, fast.  The ride will have a full name of Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape From Arkham Asylum according to SFNE Online, which also has revealed all the photos they took of the ride's drawings. 

Belmont Park has posted a letter on their main website about their relationship with the city and their current lease problems.  The park is on leased land, and currently the city increased the rent 700% - which makes the park pretty much unable to be profitable.  Read more here.

Holiday World's Voyage has had its first human riders in the new Gravity Kraft Timberliner trains.  The ride looks speedy as ever, and it is said that it's even smoother than before.  Check out Holiday World's video here.

The 2010 World Expo held in Shanghai China closed at the end of October after hosting 73 million visitors during its six month run.  The Expo has been deemed a grand success, and the huge attendance is a new record for any World Expo.

No full details on Luna Park's addition - Scream Zone - for next year, but the park has started to give the development a presence on the internet.  You can sign up for a newsletter, which hopefully will soon reveal all the rides planned for the area.

Sea World Parks and Entertainment has condensed its multiple blog efforts into one main source.  The new Blog debuted a little while ago, and now covers news from both the theme and animal parks.  A new bookmark for me!

The Gravity Group posted the above photo of the new Twister coaster at Grona Lund going over one coaster and under another - they couldn't have picked a better name for this ride!  See the whole gallery of photos here.

Another wooden coaster project is taking shape rather quickly, the Zippin Pippin.  The first drop, first turn, and now the lift hill are already reaching for the sky.  Take a peek at the latest construction photos from the official website for the coaster.