Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekly Rewind 8.26.12

Six Flags St. Louis placed the above teaser on their Facebook page this past week, a riddle for what is coming to the park next year.  Most have figured out what it is between this clue and popular rumors, but we'll let the park make their official announcement this week with the rest of the gang on Thursday.

Clearing out the old to make room for the new, Cedar Point has almost removed all of Disaster Transport.  Only the lift and first turn (inside the building) are still standing. The park has just shared some new photos of the ride's removal, after which GateKeeper construction will quickly start.

It is not much, but steel has started to rise in the still unannounced Harry Potter expansion at Universal Studios Florida.  Orlando United has the photos of the next step of the massive project taking place.

Coming this November to Florida's the Magic Kingdom is a new nighttime show named Celebrate the Magic.  An all new sound track, special effects, and tons of projections onto the park's Cinderella Castle will be used.  Celebrate the Magic will replace the current show, The Magic, The Memories, and You!

In what has become quite the drawn out story, local democrats are calling for an independent audit of Rye Playland, claiming important park statistics are being withheld from them.  Playland has seen both revenues and attendance decline again so far in 2012.

Even the people quoted in this news article about a proposed massive entertainment destination - including a Spirit of California theme park - for Tracy, California don't sound like they believe it will ever happen.  I have to say I agree, but dreams are fun, right?

This shark's got quite a bite! Ride Entertainment Group is proud to show off the custom created Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter created for Galveston Pleasure Pier.

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has announced that September 3rd will be the last day of operation for their Hurricane roller coaster.  The replacement ride, expected to be a coaster, will be announced on the 27th.  The Hurricane will be moved to New Mexico's Western Playland amusement park.

The success of the Zippin Pippin at Bay Beach continues, as the park is now planning on revising their master plan which they will follow over the next ten years.  The plan could include additional rides, but will also focus on trying to bring lake swimming back to the property.