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Archive for May 2013

Fun Spot America Opens Their New Expansion Area!

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Today just after 5PM Fun Spot America opened their gates to the new back area of their new expansion. Although the coasters are not quite ready, there are new rides, such as the Enterprise (formally the Wheelie at Six Flags Over Georgia), Rip Tide, and Tilt – A- Whirl with new locations for the Paratrooper and the double decker carousel topped with the Statue of Liberty. The new kiddy coaster was also under construction. The area had a midway feel with brick pavers along the path. The Sky Coaster was also not ready, but a new eating/party area was open and […]

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SkyScreamer Opens at Six Flags Over Georgia

SkyScreamer with pig

Yesterday Destination South was invited to attend the Media Day preview of Six Flags Over Georgia’s new for 2013 attraction, SkyScreamer. SkyScreamer is billed as a 24-story version of the popular Starflyer style ride. The ride is a tower in which 32 riders swing at 40 miles per hour. SkyScreamer takes the spot formerly occupied by the Wheelie, and will open to Gold Passholders this weekend (May 11-12). The ride will have a second preview for all Season Passholders next weekend (May 18-19), followed by the official grand opening during Memorial Day weekend. Destination South was able to get in […]

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Major Expansion Announced For Universal Studios Florida

Diagon Alley

Today Universal finally announced what many in the theme park world have been anxiously awaiting: an all new expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Dubbed The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, guests at Universal Studios Florida in 2014 will be able to step into the shoes of Harry Potter as he viewed the Wizarding World for the first time. Potterverse favorites such as the Leaky Cauldron, and Gringotts Bank are sure to be staple must-see experiences in this new area. So far there are two attractions confirmed for the area. The first will be a […]

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