Disneyland Resort Update – February 15th 2017

On a lazy weekday in February, we ventured back out to the Disneyland Resort just a few days after the fire scare in the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. There was no visible closure of any level in Mickey and Friends so it was business as usual at the Resort. Plainly visible, however, was the amount of construction going on around the park and the amount of marketing for AP Days and the return of Main Street Electrical Parade (for a limited time). Continue reading “Disneyland Resort Update – February 15th 2017”

KNOTT’S SUPREME SCREAM GLOWS PINK STARTING VALENTINE’S DAY THROUGH MARCH 5TH

Buena Park, CA (February 2017) –  This Valentine’s Day through March 5th, Supreme Scream, towering over 312 feet in the air, will be lit pink and glow for miles in honor of the Knott’s for the Cure program.  During the evening, starting – Tuesday, February 14th, Supreme Scream along with the famous Calico Mine Ride, will glow pink in support of the Knott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County partnership and will continue to shine across the Buena Park skyline each night for the duration of the promotion. Continue reading “KNOTT’S SUPREME SCREAM GLOWS PINK STARTING VALENTINE’S DAY THROUGH MARCH 5TH”

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Construction Update – February 2017

We were able to visit the Santa Cruz beach Boardwalk earlier this month. Although we got a little backlogged on the update for personal reasons, we were able to snap some photos of the construction site for the new entrance area that’s being built this coming summer, and we’d still like to be able to share that content with you guys. Please enjoy the following rather brief and photo heavy update on the 2017 construction at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – February 12th 2017

After several days of rain and cloudy skies, this morning was the perfect time to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain for a quick update! This is one of the last weekends to ride the New Revolution ‘Classic Style’ before the arrival of the Galactic Attack Mixed Reality VR. Of course we’re also taking a look at the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis construction!  Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – February 12th 2017”

Montezooma’s Revenge Repaint UPDATE – February 12th 2017

Last week it looked an awful lot like Montezooma’s Revenge would be repainted to the old Gold it originally opened with. This week we made the discovery that that’s NOT the case. The ride is currently being painted Orange. A big thanks to a reader who snapped the following pictures for us, Nathan Lamoreaux! Take a look: Continue reading “Montezooma’s Revenge Repaint UPDATE – February 12th 2017”

Patriot Trains Are Being Placed on the Tracks at California’s Great America!

California’s Great America showed off the brand new Patriot trains a while ago, and during the park’s off-season, lots of work has been done to convert Vortex to Patriot. The Stand-Up to Floorless conversion is the second one to take place in the Cedar Fair chain. The park just released a video showing off the cars being placed on the freshly-painted blue tracks! Continue reading “Patriot Trains Are Being Placed on the Tracks at California’s Great America!”

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Are Bringing Guests the GALACTIC ATTACK VR Coaster!

VALENCIA, Calif. — February 8, 2017 — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, (NYSE:SIX) and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced its renewed collaboration on virtual reality roller coasters with the unveiling of a bold, innovative twist on the experience at Six Flags parks. Last spring, the two companies joined forces to introduce North America’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, and now in 2017— for the first time ever, riders will be offered a one-of-a-kind mixed reality experience that only Six Flags can deliver. Another world’s first—complex gameplay, where riders make key decisions during the course of the ride that can affect their scoring at the end. Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Are Bringing Guests the GALACTIC ATTACK VR Coaster!”

Knott’s Berry Farm Update – February 4th, 2017

It was time to check out the progress made on Knott’s Berry Farm’s current projects, and of course catch a ride on GhostRider that reopened from a refurbishment. There turned out to be a lot to cover in this update, including changes being made to Montezooma’s Revenge, which is looking a lot like a complete repaint to turn the ride to its original gold look.  Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm Update – February 4th, 2017”

Interim Educational Killer Whale Presentations at SeaWorld

As SeaWorld® San Diego prepares to debut its new Orca Encounter this summer, the park continues to conduct live, educational killer whale presentations for visitors each day. Temporary seating (bleachers) are set up around the orca underwater viewing area pool, providing park visitors with an intimate killer whale presentation while the new Orca Encounter backdrop is being constructed at the main pool. Continue reading “Interim Educational Killer Whale Presentations at SeaWorld”

Worldwide Walt Disney Attractions Top 20

Disney is the largely-undisputed theme park king of the planet. The cornerstone of Walt Disney Theme Park success is an ever growing, envelope pushing, industry leading, storytelling (the most important part) attraction lexicon that far outmatches the likes of its competitors.  Six unique Disney Resorts play host to a sizable chunk of the world’s greatest, most significant, and/or most successful theme park rides, each playing a specific role within one of the many thematic stories that weave their way through each park’s atmospheric tapestry. Continue reading “Worldwide Walt Disney Attractions Top 20”