Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday General News Update

In U.S. News:

Busch Gardens Tampa -
Screamscape has posted a great video of Cheetah Hunt testing. At this point, the train has successfully made it over the curve into the trench for the second launch. See the video here.

Cedar Point -
A Screamscape reader has also managed to get some pictures of the new Cedar Point skyline, now that Windseeker is fully vertical. Also, The Point Online has released their crowd expectations for 2011, which should help plan the best day to visit.

Disney's California Adventure -
Westcoaster has posted a new construction update for DCA, where workers are busy continuing on the rock work in Cars Land.

Hersheypark -
Keystone Thrills has yet another update on the progress on Hersheypark's 2012 Attraction. Right now, it's just more work in and around the lagoon.

Kings Island -
Kings Island has updated the Windseeker ride page with a few pictures and a construction update saying that the swing arms and then seats will be added in the middle of this week. Check it out here.

Six Flags St. Louis -
As the park opened last weekend, a Screamscape reader managed to get out to the park and took some more pictures of Sky Screamer. Check them out here.

Universal Studios Florida -
A new report shows that some of Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit's footers are no longer covered in black plastic, as they had been for the past week or two. Check it out at Behind the Thrills.

In International News:

Alton Towers/Thorpe Park -
Screamscape came across an interesting find: In a PR stunt, both parks have invited priests out to the parks to determine who will conduct their 'Extreme Easter' ceremony. See some great pictures here!

Efteling -
Rumor has it that Efteling is planning two attractions for 2012: a large water fountain show, and a new fairy tale show, based on the Emperor's New Clothes. See more at Screamscape.

Heide Park -
Apparently Krake will be adding additional theming for 2012. According to Screamscape, the park had to pull some of the theming because it was not up to building code standards. These pieces are planned to be completed over the offseason, in time for 2012.

Ocean Park -
Ocean Park has announced the addition for a koala exhibit in 2014, with 2012. Check out the announcement here.

Parc Asterix -
PotionMagix posted several new photos of the construction site for the rumored B&M invert.

***Park Impressions note: Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! We appreciate your support.


Post a Comment