Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weekly Rewind 10.13.12

Surprise!  The majority of the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom has opened for previews.  This includes the Beauty and the Beast area, along with the Little Mermaid darkride.  Check out video and photos.

Six Flags Over Georgia has announced that in order to make room for their new 240 foot tall SkyScreamer attraction, the park's Wheelie ride will be retired.  Wheelie has been inverting riders at the park since 1977.

Not many folks will miss the Son of Beast at Kings Island, but if you are one who will you can purchase some unique memorabilia directly from the park.  Section of the ride's track, bolts, and even a framed plaque can be yours.

© Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream / Matt Marriott
Last week 14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders faced the 13 sinister haunted houses featured at Busch Gardens Tampa's Howl-O-Scream.  Oddly that is exactly how I dress when I go through haunted houses, too!  Looks like they had a blast!

The removal of Perilous Plunge from Knott's Berry Farm is complete, though crews are still on site carefully removing portions of the ride area.  They're keeping the ride's lagoon intact thus far, as expected. But for what?

Lo-Q, the company behind several virtual queue devices, has put out a press release stating they've signed a major contract with a U.S. theme park company to add its system to two of their parks next year.  But they're not saying what parks.  I'm curious.

Dollywood was quite please at how quickly Wild Eagle reached one million riders in its inaugural season.  The event took place early this month, and with a bunch of season still left the ride's numbers will only climb higher.

Track pieces for Cedar Point's new GateKeeper wing coaster from B&M have shown up at the manufacturing plant.  Do you love the colors?  I sure do - I think this is going to be one impressive looking coaster!

While I thought all properties for amusements in Coney Island were full, this post on Amusing the Zillion points out that there is one more plot currently planned for development.  It is also rumored that Zamperla has a major coaster planned for the location... sounds interesting!