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2012 NEWS ARCHIVE

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Archive of past news articles on theme & amusement parks, thrill rides and attractions.

December 2012

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Knott's To Begin Significant Renovation Of Timber Mountain Log Ride
The classic attraction, one of the oldest log flume rides, will undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment at Knott's Berry Farm.
| Read More | 12/31/12

November 2012

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SeaWorld Orlando Shows Off Antarctica Ride Car At IAAPA Trade Show
The ride vehicle for SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction is unveiled on the tradeshow floor in Orlando.
| Read More | 11/14/12

Mt. Olympus Adding Upside Down Element To Wooden Roller Coaster
The park will modify Hades roller coaster adding a new upside down roll, overbanked turn and new train for 2013.
| Read More | 11/13/12

Universal Studios Hollywood Saying 'Hasta La Vista' To Terminator 2: 3-D
Movie theme show attraction based on the 1991 Terminator movie will end its run at the Hollywood park on December 31st.
| Read More | 11/08/12

Families Will Have Three New Rides At Knott's For 2013
Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm to add new attractions, including a roller coaster and two more family friendly rides.
| Read More | 11/01/12

October 2012

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Photo: Team USA Olympic Gymnasts Visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
McKayla Maroney and Jonathan Horton met several of Busch Gardens' animal athletes during a visit to the Tampa park.
| Read More | 10/25/12

Skycoaster To Unveil New Design At Wet'n'Wild Sydney Water Park
Wind code compliance results in an all-new design for the Skycoaster that is being installed at a new Australia water park.
| Read More | 10/10/12

Texas Chute Out At Six Flags To Be Imploded
Iconic ride at Six Flags Over Texas will come down with explosives in preparation for a new ride that will replace it.
| Read More | 10/10/12

September 2012

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California's Great America Building Northern California's Tallest, Fastest Wooden Coaster
Santa Clara theme park will debut the custom-designed Gold Striker roller coaster in the spring of 2013.
| Read More | 09/01/12

August 2012

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Fiesta Texas Iconic Wooden Coaster To Become Iron Rattler
Six Flags announced plans to modify the layout and track of the Rattler roller coaster into a high-tech, hybrid coaster for 2013.
| Read More | 08/30/12

Spinning Roller Coaster Coming To Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Undertow Northern California's only spinning roller coaster will debut at the oceanfront boardwalk in spring 2013.
| Read More | 08/29/12

Silver Dollar City To Open Record-Breaking Wood Coaster With Three Inversions
Outlaw Run will break the record for angle of descent and become the only wooden coaster in the world to go upside down.
| Read More | 08/09/12

July 2012

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Ohio Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday On Kings Island Roller Coaster
Thelma Gratsch took a spin on the 230-foot tall Diamondback roller coaster racing around at 80 miles per hour on her birthday.
| Read More | 07/14/12

Photo: NBA Superstar Shaq Meets The Minions at Universal Orlando Resort
Former basketball star Shaquille O'Neal encountered the mischievous minions during his theme park visit at Universal Orlando Resort.
| Read More | 07/10/12

June 2012

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Maryland Six Flags Theme Park Opens First Stand-Up Roller Coaster
Apocalypse roller coaster unleashed so park guests can experience 2,900 feet of thrills at speeds of up to 55 miles-per-hour while standing.
| Read More | 06/07/12

May 2012

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Cedar Point Shutters Wildcat Roller Coaster Before Park Opening
After 32 years of operation the Sandusky amusement park pulls the plug on the Schwarzkopf roller coaster to expand plaza.
| Read More | 05/07/12

April 2012

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Universal's Superstar Parade and Cinematic Spectacular To Open May 8
New parade and nighttime show at Universal Studios Florida are highlights of Universal's Year To Be Here promotion.
| Read More | 04/03/12

March 2012

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Upgraded Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Ride Reopens At Universal Orlando
New high-definition animation and other enhancements offer up new thrills for the Orlando theme park's guests.
| Read More | 03/08/12

Plans To Replace Coney Island Cyclone Coaster Trains Dropped
Operator of the Cyclone dropped plans to replace the world-famous roller coaster's cars and instead restore them.
| Read More | 03/01/12

February 2012

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There are no news articles for this month.

January 2012

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There are no news articles for this month.

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