NEW AT HOWL-O-SCREAM 2021 – BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA

Superstitions aside, this Friday the 13th will be a very lucky day for fans of fear in Tampa Bay. As Howl-O-Scream, Tampa’s largest haunt event, prepares to open on September 10 for 28 select nights through October 31, Busch Gardens is unleashing a limited-time offer to secure event tickets for up to 75% off savings for only one day.

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Jurassic World VelociCoaster Against the World

Jurassic World VelociCoaster is just a few days away from officially opening, but lucky annual passholders and parkgoers have had the chance to experience the new thrill ride during passholder previews and technical rehearsals since the beginning of May. We too have gotten our fair share of rides in on the Intamin launch coaster and thought it was time to compare Jurassic World VelociCoaster on a global scale. How does this fierce new coaster compare to similar coasters around the World? Let’s find out.

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Jurassic World: VelociCoaster Update – February 28, 2021

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a major Jurassic World: VelociCoaster Update, mostly because there wasn’t much visible to the public of the new developments. Since then, as you may already know, Universal Orlando Resort has removed the panels at the raptor paddock that blocked the view of the new coaster. We’ll dive into some of the recent changes, as well as some testing footage of course!

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20 Best Disney Rides in the World

About this time in 2017, we dropped a Disney Rides Top 20 to celebrate the opening of Shanghai Disneyland. It’s been an extremely long four years, and the landscape of Disney’s ride offerings have grown exponentially. We’re excited to bring a dramatically altered countdown of Disney’s top rides from around the world – each one pushing the limits of storytelling entertainment and testifying for the visionary craftwork of Walt Disney Imagineering.

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Ice Breaker – Sunset Testing Photos

While I wasn’t planning on visiting SeaWorld Orlando today, I swung by about 90 minutes prior to park closure to see if we could catch a glimpse of the new Premier Rides launch coaster testing. While Ice Breaker went through lots of different types of testing, it only navigated the full layout once during my trip. Luckily, I’ve got a couple of fun photos to share with you!

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Possible SeaWorld Orlando “Project Penguin” Track Spotted at Ohio Manufacturing Plant

One of our awesome team members, Ian, spotted some B&M track at the Clermont Steel Fabricators Inc. plant in Ohio. Based on our recent findings of the corrections made to the SeaWorld Orlando “Project Penguin” permits, we have reason to believe some of this track may be for the new Surf Coaster coming to Orlando. Let’s take a look at the track!

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VelociCoaster Marquee, Water Features and More! – Late January, 2021 Update

We’ve got a few exciting new things to share with you since our update last weekend! While we welcomed new raptors to the entrance plaza last week, we’ve now got a ride marquee (entrance/sign) as well as active water features. In this update we’ll also look at changes added to Wizarding World of Harry Potter to hide the new Jurassic World coaster.

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New Raptors and Long Exposure Shots – VelociCoaster Update

We’re very excited for this new VelociCoaster update as we saw Universal Orlando Resort lift into place several new raptors! We’ve got lots of changes to infrastructure as the ride rapidly gets prepared for an on-time opening. Also featured in this update are a collection of can’t-miss long exposure night time testing pictures!

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SeaWorld Orlando “Project Penguin” Update

Good news SeaWorld Orlando fans, it looks like the wheels are once again in motion on Project Penguin, the parks new B&M launch/rumored “surf coaster“! The permits for this project have been sitting waiting for corrections since last April, only being kept alive by extensions every 3-4 months. Yesterday, however, the park finally filed the first set of corrections with the Orange County government.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Mardi Gras!

We’ve had the privilege to be invited out to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this weekend to check out the park’s brand new Mardi Gras event. We had a fabulous time checking out their food and drink offerings, which were all on point. A nice mix of entertainment and our usual dose of thrill rides made the day complete. Check out what Mardi Gras has to offer, and for the big coaster enthusiasts among us, we’ve got you covered with coaster shots as well.

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Ice Breaker Photo Update – Mid-January – SeaWorld Orlando

While Ice Breaker has yet to start testing, the infrastructure around the ride is coming together nicely. In today’s update we’ve got a couple of different shots of the infrastructure surrounding the ride, some track shots, and we happened to catch a pretty spectacular sunset as we left the park and thus we have a nice array of sunset pictures as well.

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Jurassic World: VelociCoaster Update and Testing Footage – Early January, 2021

2021 has started and we’re excited for Universal Orlando Resort’s new Intamin coaster, the Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! Let’s take a look at the progress of the ride’s infrastructure, landscaping, entrance, etc. This update also includes more testing footage!

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Central Florida Coaster Construction + Testing – Mid-December 2020

This will be a rather unusual report because we’re combining Iron Gwazi, TRON Lightcycle / Run and Jurassic World: VelociCoaster into one update! We visited the three parks/projects over the past three days and though we didn’t quite collect enough for three separate reports, we definitely have enough to share for an exciting Central Florida Coaster Construction report! Continue reading “Central Florida Coaster Construction + Testing – Mid-December 2020”