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December 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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January 2012

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