We got quite some news this week from parks around the US, including seasonal events, food festivals, and combinations of both! Continue reading “Special Events News – United States Theme Parks – Week Ending September 13, 2020”
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is adding a new food festival with incredible dining options. This exciting news also includes details on attractions that will be reopening that were previously closed, including Alpengeist and Verbolten! Check out all that the food festival has to offer! Continue reading “Taste of Busch Gardens – Coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg”
SeaWorld San Diego is the next park in California to be cleared for reopening after gaining zoo designation by the state. SeaWorld joins other destinations in California with similar guidelines. Indoor attractions and aquariums for example, will remain closed. Theme park attractions such as roller coasters and water rides will also not be operating.
Neal Thurman, known to many for his work with Six Flags as Park President of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Great Adventure, and most recently Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles and Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, has left the Six Flags Corporation and is joining SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEAS) as Park President for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Continue reading “Neal Thurman Leaves Six Flags Magic Mountain to Join Busch Gardens Tampa Bay”
A new lien filed by Bolliger and Mabillard confirms they were working with SeaWorld on a new Custom Launch Coaster. Let’s take a look!
Sean: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (including the Busch Gardens parks) announced quite the line-up of new-for-2020 coasters. The amusement park chain however only opened one so far, in Texas. With the delays in ride openings due to COVID-19, we took the moment to pick the 5 best coasters in the chain, as we’ve ridden them all! Continue reading “The 5 Best SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Coasters”
Sean: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is reinvesting in its properties more than ever, and a park where that’s very apparent is the vibrant and exciting SeaWorld San Antonio. Our last visit was a little less than 3 years ago, and the park feels completely different! Continue reading “SeaWorld San Antonio 2020 – A Park Reborn”
Sean: SeaWorld San Antonio recently opened their brand new wooden coaster: Texas Stingray! The brand new Great Coasters International coaster is made of special Ipe wood and is the state’s tallest, fastest and longest wooden coaster. Not only is this the perfect fit for the marine theme park, it also happens to be one of the best wooden coasters in the United States! Let’s take a look: Continue reading “SeaWorld San Antonio Opens One of the Country’s Best Wooden Coasters”
Spring is quickly approaching which can only mean one thing… It’s almost time to ride Iron Gwazi! RMC crews have been working at a feverish pace to complete the new coaster, so let’s take a look!
We’re a tad late with this report as we also just went to Disneyland Paris. We were kindly invited by SeaWorld San Diego to take a construction tour of the park’s new coaster, Emperor! Let’s take a look: Continue reading “Emperor Construction – SeaWorld San Diego – 2020 Dive Coaster”
While we patiently wait for Ice Breaker to open this Spring, It appears SeaWorld is already planning for 2021. Earlier this week, the park filed plans for a new project with the Orange County Government, and even though there aren’t many details yet, there’s a rumor that this might be another coaster project. Let’s take a look!
Sean: It’s the launch month of the brand new Orca Encounter at SeaWorld Orlando, replacing One Ocean. The park is also constructing their brand new roller coaster, Ice Breaker, and Aquatica’s new water slide. This, and some more roller coaster can be found in today’s update! Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando Update – Orca Encounter, Ice Breaker and more!”
SeaWorld San Diego announced the name of their new Dive Coaster at IAAPA in late November: “Emperor“! The ride’s named after the World’s largest penguin, the Emperor Penguin. Let’s take a look at the construction of 153 feet tall 2020 Dive Coaster coming to the West Coast. Continue reading “Emperor Update – SeaWorld San Diego – December 7th, 2019”
Alexander: Let’s get festive! Busch Gardens Tampa is all decked out in holiday cheer for their Christmas Town even! Let’s take a look!
Nick: It’s IAAPA week here in Orlando, and while all eyes are on the new rides coming in 2020, Busch Gardens Tampa has quietly filed plans for a new attraction we likely won’t see until 2021. Read on to find out more!
Continue reading “BGT Files Plans for “Project Jethro” – New 2021 Attraction?”
SeaWorld San Diego announces “Emperor” as the name of the park’s new dive coaster scheduled to open in summer 2020. This new roller coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state! Continue reading “SeaWorld San Diego’s New 2020 Dive Coaster: EMPEROR”
Alexander: Our first park visit following our China excursion was a quick stop at Busch Gardens Tampa for, among other things, some fresh photos of Iron Gwazi! Let’s take a look:
Nick: After a year of speculation and rumors, Busch Gardens Tampa has finally confirmed the details of Gwazi’s conversion into a hybrid coaster. Iron Gwazi will stand 206 feet tall, and take riders through a dozen airtime moments, three inversions, and reach speeds of 76 miles per hour! Read on for more details!
Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2020!”
Nick: SeaWorld’s new coaster for 2020 has finally been unveiled! Ice Breaker will be SeaWorld’s first multi-directional launch coaster, launchingboth forwards and backwards! It will also have Florida’s steepest beyond vertical drop, a 93ft spike at a 100° angle! Read on for more!
Continue reading “Ice Breaker Coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2020!”
Nick: Busch Gardens’ Howl-o-Scream event is turning 20 this year, and to help celebrate the anniversary, many of the most popular icons from the event’s past are returning! This year’s event will also feature six haunted houses and nine scarezones! Read on for all the details!
Continue reading “Celebrate 20 Years of Fear during Howl-o-Scream 2019 at Busch Gardens Tampa!”