I am excited to announce that I will be heading to my first new park since the pandemic. I will be visiting Pennsylvania’s Kennywood this weekend, and Cedar Point next week! So as I prepare, I will be taking a brief break from posting here. If you live in the area, I look forward to possibly meeting up with you!
Yesterday, Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, TX announced Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, a new Dive Coaster model by Swiss manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard. It will be the first new B&M coaster to come to the Six Flags chain since X Flight in 2012.
The coaster itself will feature a 95 degree drop. This gives it the steepest drop on any B&M Dive Coaster, and it is the first ride of its kind to go beyond-vertical. Moreover, it will feature two heart-stopping inversions: an Immelmann and a Zero-G Roll.
SFFT President Jeffery Seibert commented on the addition saying: “Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger joins an already stellar lineup of record-breaking roller coasters, rides, and attractions.”
Suffice to say, this is going to be one incredible coaster, and I can’t wait to return to this park.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas is continuing to hype up their New for 2022 attraction. So far, the park has released plenty of teasers, which have only served to feed speculation. The high level of teasing being done by the park suggests that we will indeed see a new ride come out. But what could it be? We know it will take the place of the Sundance Theater, but we don’t have any indication of what exactly the ride will be.
Some have speculated that the new attraction will be a roller coaster. And in the time-honored tradition of bringing innovative coasters to the park, some have suggested an Axis coaster by American manufacturer S&S Worldwide. So far, there is no indication of this being the case. They could also go for a more standard coaster model like a SkyRocket II.
Either way, I’ll personally be looking out for what kind of new, exciting attraction comes to the park.
Officials at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado are taking new steps to prevent unruly teenage guests from starting trouble at the park.
According to the park’s official website, children under age 16 must me accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times.
The park’s new policy reads as followed:
“All minor guests aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an Adult Chaperone defined as a parent, legal guardian or other responsible, supervising adult at least 21 years of age who traveled to the park with the minor’s party.
Beginning at 3:00pm, all minor guests aged 16-17 years must also be accompanied by an Adult Chaperone defined as a parent, legal guardian or other responsible, supervising adult at least 21 years of age who traveled to the park with the minor’s party.
Adult chaperones must be able to provide valid ID, including a photograph and date of birth.”
Park officials say the policy change is meant to maintain the overall guest experience for all ages.
Remember the legendary Opryland? That park closed in 1997, but over 20 years later, theme park thrills may be returning to Nashville.
According to a report by the Nashville Business Journal, a theme park named Storyville Gardens has been proposed by a company named Guerrier Development. The park is said to be designed by Storyland Studios, who previously worked on major attractions like Universal Studios Florida’s Hogwarts Express.
Concept art reveals that the park will have an international theme, taking guests through several different continent-themed lands. Though the exact attractions remain under wraps.
The theme park would reportedly create almost 4,000 jobs in the area, which would be a boon to the local economy.
According to the park’s official website:
Storyville Gardens is far more than a theme park. With the intent to challenge the literacy statistics, Storyville is designed to ignite the desire to read beyond what is required in a classroom from toddlers to teens and adults alike. It is an imagination-driven, interactive entertainment destination where stories engage and connect visitors with a sense of adventure, fantasy and fun to the experiences of the park, the Storybook Retail, Dining; and Entertainment Village, and three extraordinary hotels with themes ranging from the majestic and enchanting to discovery and adventure. Storyville Gardens will be a majestic place that enriches the life of an entire community through all forms of story telling.
That leaves quite a lot to the imagination. What kind of attractions would you like to see at a park like this?