Disneyland is now in the middle of a PR nightmare today as riders on the Mickey’s Fun Wheel were stranded on the ride for more then 2 hours. Multiple LA stations are reporting that everyone is okay after being stuck in 90 degree weather. One stranded riders reported being a little hot, and his kids slept most of the time.
The wheel was manually moved so passengers could be removed from the ride. They were given wet towels, water, ice cream, and free tickets.
In other Disneyland news riders on the Its a Small World reported they were on the ride for what seemed like 2 hours. No wet towels, water, ice cream, or tickets were waiting when they exited the ride.
Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11.
A 15-year-old teen remains in the hospital and is still in a coma while he recovers from brain surgery after a fight at Six Flags America. The surgery involved removing part of the teens skull to reduce swelling of his brain. Not much information has come out about why the fight broke out or how big it was, but someone not authorized to speak publicly from Six Flags told WTOP that the boy was banned from all Six Flags parks on July 26th. Its unclear why he was banned but possible reasons for the ban include violence or theft. The mother and teen both signed a trespass notice in July. These means the teen was trespassing when at the park last weekend.
This year at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 24 Scare Zones are back!! After a couple years off with either roaming hordes or The Walking Dead everywhere, the park has gone back to traditional scare zones. This year there are four new scare zones including two based of intellectual properties: The Purge Anarchy & Face Off: In The Flesh and then two original ideas MASKerade unstitched and Bayou Of Blood
While searching the internet, there is no shortage of television shows about roller coasters and amusement parks. Often times these shows are catered to the general public, while the enthusiast community tend to roll their eyes at the supposed popular rides and attractions. Great American Country (GAC), a sister channel of the travel channel, took a different approach with their newest show. All-American Amusement Parks, starring JD Scott, shows parks through the eyes of the enthusiast. Scott is the host of the show and a self-proclaimed amusement park enthusiast. He is led around the various parks by one or more “Super Fan(s)” to get the inside look at some of America’s most popular parks. On the show, Scott and The Super Fan discuss the park’s atmosphere, food and, of course, the rides. The first episode will take a look at some of the best parks that the Midwest has to offer. The show will premier tonight at 8:00 PM on the Great American Country channel.
Pink’s Hot Dogs closed up shop at Knott’s Berry Farm on Monday to make way for a new sandwich shop called Cable Car Kitchen. The gourmet hot dog stand served up their legendary hot dogs for five years at the park. Russ Knibbs, Vice President of food and beverage for the park, stated that it was a mutual agreement to end the partnership. The new sandwich shop will open this Friday and will feature sandwiches piled high with meats sliced-to-order. It is unclear if this will affect Pink’s Hot Dogs at Cedar Point.
Laff Trakk construction at Hersheypark is well underway with what looks to be the ride building foundation being put together and ready to be poured. All American Thrills flew there drone 200 feet up to check out the current site.
According to some Disney fan websites the Luigi’s Flying Tires ride at Disney California Adventure may be closing as early as January. The ride was a new spin on a vintage Disneyland classic the Flying Saucers. This new updated ride still had a few issues with long lines, small guest flow through, guests not understanding how to operate there tire, and expensive maintenance and operation cost. There are some rumors “floating” around about a possible replacement including a name change to “Festival of the Flying Tires”
Cedar Point announces a new show, “Midnight Syndicate LIVE! Legacy of Shadows”, coming to Halloweekends in the “Ghoul Time Theater” a Halloween play on words for the Good Time Theater. The show will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through November 1st. Tony Clark Director of Communications sent us this press release.
“Guests visiting Cedar Point for HalloWeekends already know about the park’s scream-inducing haunted houses and outdoor fright zones. But this year, guests are screaming just a little louder thanks to the new “Midnight Syndicate LIVE! Legacy of Shadows” show in the Ghoul Time Theatre.
Ohio’s own Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka, of Midnight Syndicate, have been delighting fans worldwide with their Halloween music albums for almost two decades. Performing in front of a live audience for the first time ever, they have created a whole new legion of fans thanks to their multimedia horror concert at HalloWeekends. Known for producing “gothic horror fantasy soundtracks for the imagination,” these Halloween music maestros blend instrumental music, sound effects, eerie videos and on-stage adventures, taking audiences on a spell-binding journey that mesmerizes and features an ending that is both unexpected and terrifying.
“My family and I came to Cedar Point often when I was growing up, so having the opportunity to be a part of HalloWeekends has been a thrill for me personally,” said Ed Douglas. “I feel our show complements the other incredible live entertainment at HalloWeekends by offering something a little different. If you enjoy haunted houses and the spookier side of Halloween, then the Midnight Syndicate LIVE! show is perfect for you!”
Cedar Point was actually one of the first theme parks to begin using Midnight Syndicate music for atmosphere, both in the park and in its haunted houses, when the band formed back in 1998.
Guests with no fear of the dark can experience this outstanding show at Cedar Point’s Ghoul Time Theatre on Friday nights (7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m.), Saturdays (6, 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m.) and Sundays (2, 4 and 6 p.m.) now through Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information on Cedar Point and HalloWeekends, log on to cedarpoint.com.”