Monthly Archives: January 2011

Details on Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2012 Coaster

Posted on January 6, 2011 in News, Updates by

Ever since, Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced it will be adding a multi-launch coaster in 2012, the internet has been buzzing with rumors concerning what exactly the ride will be like.  Last night, the park’s local planning commission held a public meeting concerning the coaster.  The meeting revealed some new details about the ride.

The coaster will be a low to the...

Poll Results: Six Flags Parks

Posted on January 5, 2011 in Polls by

Park Thoughts’ latest poll was all about Six Flags.  Which Six Flags park is the best?  Is it the original Six Flags park, Six Flags Over Texas that features mammoth coasters like Titan?  Or is it Six Flags Great Adventure that has record breaking thrill rides like El Toro and Kingda Ka?  Perhaps its just your local Six Flags park....

Fun Spot Action Park to Triple in Size

Posted on January 4, 2011 in News by

Fun Spot Action Park in Orlando, Florida is small 5-acre park that features several go-kart tracks, a giant slide, and a ferris wheel.  However, the park recently purchased a near-by 10 acre patch of land.  Here is the full announcement:

Fun Spot Action Park, just off International Drive in Orlando, is growing. The 13 year-old, 5 acre park has just purchased...

Texas Giant Construction Update Jan. 2, 2011

Posted on in Updates by

One of the most highly anticipated coasters of 2011 is Texas Giant.  The first of it’s kind hybrid monster now features a 79° drop and is about 160 feet high.  Chadster from Theme Park Review posted an update from January 2 of the new year recently and the coaster keeps looking better and better. So far, most all of the coaster...

Intamin Launches New Website

Posted on January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized by

Intamin World Wide recently launched a new website chock-full of information, videos, and pictures.

Intamin AG is one of the top coaster manufacturers on the planet.  The company’s old website was a dull late 90’s style site with just a view outdated videos and an awful design.  Recently the manufacturer launched a new website.  The new design is much more...

Fire Breaks Out at Islands of Adventure

Posted on January 2, 2011 in News by

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls caught fire New Years Day day sending thick black smoke above the park.

Guests at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida witnessed thick black smoke plumes coming from Toon Lagoon on New Years Day.  The popular log flume Dudley Do-Rights Ripsaw Falls suffered from a fire that reportedly put a hole in the roof and caused severe smoke...

2011 Attraction Outlook

Posted on January 1, 2011 in Thoughts by

2010 was a very good year for the amusement park world.  It brought many major additions including Intimidator 305, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and more.  2011 however is shaping up to be a slightly more modest year compared to years past.  The economy is still less than spectacular leaving most parks simply not able to afford their own...