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    Deno's Wonder Wheel Park | Phoenix | Vekoma Suspended coaster | 2021

    Took another ride on my motorcycle to Coney Island yesterday. Track work is complete and the station concrete pour is taking place this weekend. Most of these photos were taken from the walkway that will cut underneath the coaster, but will likely have netting over it once the ride opens. Love...
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    Six Flags to close 15 rides in the chain after 2020

    Wish granted! Three years of operation - hopefully it will last longer at another park.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    More financial figures reported:
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    New rides @ small parks

    Another one I haven't seen posted so far - Casino Pier on the Jersey Shore is adding a custom SBF Visa Big Air (hamster wheel) coaster called Xolo Loca for the 2021 season. For those wondering, Xolo is the name of Mexico’s native dog.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Two dozen rider SkyCoaster? Sure, why not?! US Thrill Rides announced the SkyScreamer: Hope no one thinks this needs it's own thread. :p
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    New rides @ small parks

    Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, but Screamer from Scandia Amusement Park that closed in 2019 was sold to Traders Village in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Prairie Screamer, the tallest E&F Miler Industries Hi-Miler, will open this fall. Here's the full press release: Here's an old POV for...
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    Are there theme parks without any season pass options?

    There are many free-to-enter amusement parks in the USA (i.e Playland's Castaway Cove, Knoebels, Luna Park, Pacific Park, Kemah Boardwalk, Family Kingdom, Funplex, Trimper Rides, Steel Pier, Belmont Park, Adventure Park USA, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Galveston Island Pleasure Pier, Fantasy Island...
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    Deno's Wonder Wheel Park | Phoenix | Vekoma Suspended coaster | 2021

    Here's the construction site walkthru video, as promised. 🙂
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    Deno's Wonder Wheel Park | Phoenix | Vekoma Suspended coaster | 2021

    More progress... As you can see, I had full access to the construction site, so I filmed a walkthru video as well. I hope to have it up on our Youtube channel in about 2 hours. I'll post it here once it's rendered.
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    New rides @ small parks

    It's one thing if it were in a park like a kiddie cred, but would you or @Peet really pay €7 for one ride on that?!
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    New rides @ small parks

    Is no one going to mention that ridiculous Banzai half pipe in the video? Who the f*&# would pay to ride that POS? skip to 1:50
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    Rides at Buffalo Bill's Casino closed until further notice

    So today the post was updated to not only include the new text, but also a link for the site (which I removed). :rolleyes:
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    Busch Gardens (Tampa)..first coaster?

    Yeah. From what I've heard from friends who live in Orlando - it's nuts! Park reservations are full because of the reduced capacity, but there's long lines even though not as many guests are in the parks as before the pandemic. I would recommend waiting until other parks across the nation open...
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    Do Sally Corporation manufacture the transit systems to their dark rides?

    Sorry if I didn't make that clear, but yes - the actual ride systems are done by a different company.
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    Do Sally Corporation manufacture the transit systems to their dark rides?

    They design and manufacture everything from the animatonics to the 3D screens, right down to the shooting devices and scoreboards. However, the ride systems are done by other companies - including Oceaneering Entertainment Systems for the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark shooters.
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