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Pacific Northwest Trip 2014 – Part 2: Idaho – ACE Day at Silverwood & North Idaho Fair & Rodeo

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ACE Day at Silverwood On Saturday, August 23 we drove to Idaho for the only ACE event of our trip, at Silverwood in Athol, ID. This was the largest park on our trip and with 2 highly regarded coasters, it was greatly anticipated. We purposely planned the trip to coincide with the regional ACE Day at Silverwood to maximize our time here. We were very pleased with the theming, rides and beauty of the park. I will review it by its themed sections. Main Street Steam Engine Train: Historic Engine No. 7 travels in a large loop around the park’s […]

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Pacific Northwest Trip 2014 – Part 1: Washington – Seattle, Country Mercantile & Riverfront

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On Thursday August 21 I flew to Seattle, WA to join some friends for a tour of the Pacific Northwest, an area I had never been to. Our trip would include 4 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. While we would visit 10 amusement parks, most of them small, we would also visit 6 national parks and sightsee in Vancouver and Seattle. I met up with Richard Bostic and Vanessa Thomas that evening and we would meet David Lipnicky the following evening in Spokane. Although our Washington visits involved parts of 4 days at the beginning and end of the […]

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Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water & Theme Park

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While I was in Texas visiting my aunt in Tyler I made the 4 hour drive to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water & Theme Park in Hot Springs, AR on Friday, July 25. My only other visit to this park was in 2009 and the park was having significant issues. The park’s ownership had just transitioned the previous year from Parc Management to CNL and for various reasons about half of the rides, including 4 of the 6 coasters were closed. Later that season they got their act together and got most of the rides open, but it left […]

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Six Flags Announces New Attractions for Atlanta Parks in 2015

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Today Six Flags made their yearly announcements for each park in the chain. It has became a yearly tradition to announce every park’s addition simultaneously. The Atlanta parks of Six Flags over Georgia and White Water were not left out of the fun. Six Flags Over Georgia announced 2 new flat ride attractions for the Gotham City area of the park, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster and Harley Quinn Spinsanity. THE JOKER Chaos Coaster (while not a coaster as the name implies) is a Larson Super Loop flat ride. This attraction is as a larger version of the Ring of Fire/Fireball attraction found […]

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Fury 325 Swarming Into Carowinds for 2015

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Hello fellow travelers! As many of you are already aware, Carowinds will be venturing into new territory for next year with their all new addition, Fury 325. Fury 325 will be the newest Giga Coaster by Swiss designers B&M. It will be the tallest traditional lift roller coaster in the world when it opens for the 2015 season. The press release: Carowinds to Reach Exciting New Heights   The world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster will connect the beloved Carolina park’s historic past with its thrilling future   Charlotte, NC  – For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the […]

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Adirondack Studios

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Need a 30 ft clown head to welcome guests through its mouth into your attraction? How do you design and fabricate such a thing? Check out the amazing work done at Adirondack Studios. You will find it a treat playing around on their website to see Universal and Busch Gardens work, and work with many museums around with world. http://www.adkstudios.com/amusement-leisure-attractions/the-simpsons-the-ride/ http://www.adkstudios.com

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Orlando Halloween Events are less than a month away

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Its early August and its time to start thinking of your Orlando Halloween events! The events to research are: 2 Kids Events: Disney World’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pros: Loads of Candy, unique Parade, Fireworks, and meet and greets. Cons: Separately ticketed 5 hour event starting at $62 for non-peak nights. This event CAN get rather busy, which is why Disney offers this event at early as September 1st. On peak nights the prices can go up to $77. More Info: The event is held on Sunday, Tuesdays, and Fridays in September; and select days up to 4 days a […]

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The Last Weekend of 2014 Sea Lion Shows at Sea World Orlando

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**Updated 8/9/14 to include more show pictures from 8/8/14 show August 10th will be the last day of shows for Sea World Orlando’s Clyde and Seamore take Pirate Island. Here are some things that we believe you need to know that has not really surfaced in the media. If you are an Annual Pass Holder you can get reserved seating for the 2:15pm show on August 9th and 10th. Sea Lions Up-Close Tours are no longer available for purchase after August 10th. (No other information is available for this so we could assume it will return with the 2015 show) […]

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Accesso powers more than you know!

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Have you ever bought your ticket, annual pass, or meal deal online from Six Flags or Cedar Fair? You have experienced Accesso! Have you ever bought a ride reservation system known as Q-Bot, U-Bot, or Flash Pass? You have experienced Accesso! Do you have a mobile app to a Cedar Fair Park? You have experienced Accesso!   Accesso provides solutions for attractions including, queuing via smart phones, wristbands for water parks, or a Q-Bot device. They also provide solutions for online resources, ticketing, and mobile. Take time to investigate this site to see what your favorite destinations have already invested […]

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Sea World Adds Even More Music Available on iTunes, Google Play, and Xbox Music

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Last week we posted that Sea World had added their “Shamu Celebration: Light Up the Night” Music. A few days later we were able to experience so much more! Now available is a variety of music from Sea World and Busch Gardens. A few of the albums available include the Busch Gardens Tampa Ice Show “Iceploration”, the recently removed Fireworks Show “Reflections”, Blue Horizon’s and Aquatica background music. Stream it now for free at http://www.xbox.com/music and search for “Sea World Attractions”

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