Monthly Archives: March 2011

Construction Update: 3/9/11

Posted on March 9, 2011 in Updates by

After a very positive response from the earlier post, I’ve decided to make these ‘Construction Updates’ a continous series wrapping up construction from around the world. If anyone thinks of a better name, feel free to share it with a comment below!

At Disney California Adventure, the park is gearing up for the rapidly approaching June 3 opening of The Little Mermaid ~...

‘Festival Tennessee’ Resort Complex Planned

Posted on March 5, 2011 in News by

Big International Group of Entertainment, Inc. is looking to build a theme park complex in Spring Hill Tennessee. With hopes to ‘soft open’ the complex by Thanksgiving of next year, CEO Dennis Peterson described a water park, movie studio, 4,000 room resort hotels, and much more all boosting the economy by creating 15,000 to 20,000 jobs. ‘Festival Tennessee’ is also...

Poll Results: Stand-Up Coasters?

Posted on March 2, 2011 in Polls by

These past two weeks we wanted to know what Park Thoughts readers thought of stand-up coasters.  The topic is a bit controversial as some coaster enthusiast find them to be an instrumental element in a roller coaster’s success.  The stand-up places riders in a unique position that completely changes a ride experiences. Others however find stand-ups to be nothing more...

Penn State Theme Park Engineering survey

Posted on March 1, 2011 in Uncategorized by

So you think you can be a roller coaster designer? A Park Thoughts reader sent me an interesting survey today about The Pennsylvania State University’s upcoming Theme Park Engineering Club.  The survey really takes into account your priorities in what you think makes a good coaster, and in several ways makes you look at a certain roller coaster in a whole different light....