Thursday, April 9, 2015

Scott And Carol Present - More This And That Around The Amusement Industry

KONG To Make a Colossal Return to Morey’s Piers. The big ape will be snorting smoke and fog, while sporting an “I love Wildwood” t-shirt and clutching one of Wildwood’s well-known tram cars while hanging from the 60 feet tall lighthouse at the ride’s center. Eight vintage world war planes will duck, dive and navigate around the infamous gorilla, bringing riders 26 feet in air. After sunset, KONG will light up the night sky with a rotating light on top of the lighthouse and enhanced LED lighting outlining each ride vehicle.

Puss In Boots © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. Universal Studios Singapore ®& © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

At Universal Studios Singapore, on board one of Humpty Alexander Dumpty’s latest flying machines, guests will set off from the Giant’s kitchen in search of the legendary golden eggs. The mission runs into trouble when they are spotted by a Tattletale gosling who alerts the Great Terror of their presence in the castle. Once exposed, riders are rocketed through plenty of twists and turns as they are pursued by the Great Terror, who turns out to be one big Mama Goose! 

                Puss In Boots © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. Universal Studios Singapore ®& © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

The quest, nine lives in the making, begins here as Puss In Boots and Kitty Softpaws go in search of the precious golden eggs in a bid to save San Ricardo’s Orphanage, which has fallen on hard times. Guests will join in the legendary exploits of Puss In Boots as they take off on an anti-gravity swashbuckling flight. Mr John Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa, said: "The launch of the much-anticipated Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey ride gives guests yet another reason to come celebrate Universal Studios Singapore’s fifth birthday with us."

Kentucky Kingdom has been named by MSN Travel as one of the ten best amusement parks in the country to visit this year. John Mulcahy, Director of Marketing and Communication for Kentucky Kingdom, remarked, “We are honored to have been recognized with these other great, long established parks, especially after only one season of operation.  In just a few short weeks, we’ll be opening the park for its second season, with eight new rides and attractions for the public to enjoy.  The reopening of our suspended looping coaster, T3, this season brings our total number of coasters to four, and I understand the diverse collection of coasters we offer is one of the primary reasons for Kentucky Kingdom’s inclusion on this list.”Sixth on the list, Kentucky Kingdom is in very good company, Holiday World, in neighboring southern Indiana, also made the list at number eight.

Who doesn't like something for free? In an agreement reached with the Kentucky State Fair Board, Kentucky Kingdom will provide free parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center for its season pass holders, beginning with the upcoming 2015 season. According to Ed Hart, President and CEO of Kentucky Kingdom, LLLP,  “We are committed to providing value for our season pass holders, so adding free parking to our already low season pass price of $69.95 just underscores that a Kentucky Kingdom season pass is the best theme park value in America.”  Added Hart, “While free parking is limited to season pass holders, this benefit applies to all 2015 season pass holders, regardless of when they purchased their passes.”

Sleeping Beauty's Castle -Disneyland 50th Anniversary 2005

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park now dazzles in diamonds, part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration officially kicking off on Friday, May 22. A few months ago, we went behind the scenes for a glimpse at what it took to create this sparkling look with Imagineer David Caranci. In the video below, we visit the warehouse where a talented team of artisans molded, shaped, painted and placed each diamond by hand.