Clint is back with the Legend this week as they talk about the latest news. Clint talks about Hershey Park, Six Flags New England, and Kings Dominion.
Tagged: New for 2015
Twisted Colossus, a Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) hybrid roller coaster opened for media the other day at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This ride designed by Allen Schilke sends riders up 121 feet in the air on this dueling racing monster. Twisted Colossus is the re-imagined coaster based on the original Colossus roller coaster only instead of using wood track this coaster used a Iron Horse I Beam style track to twist riders in never before seen directions. This includes a first ever Top Gun Stall, an inversion where one train is upside down in a zero g roll while the other train is below cresting an airtime hill, and the Western Hemisphere’s first ever High Five element, where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and “high five” other riders. Their are also many airtime filled moments, sending you out of you seat 18 times. Parts of the original structure remain for the new ride as well.
Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track. The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.
Check out all of out Media Day coverage below.
Drew and Dan were on hand to show off the Walk The Wheel with Nik Wallenda along with a media preview of The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Sea Life Aquarium. Check out these three videos below as Dan and Drew take you on their journey of these thee attractions.
SeaWorld Orlando debuted their new Sea Lion show today. Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High opened to great success at Sea lion and Otter Stadium. The new show like Clyde & Seamore Take Pirate Island, uses humor to excite guests of all ages, however instead of pirates this show has a school theme and supports teachers. The new pre-show honors teachers and explains how the animals are trained. SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas will debut the show in May. SeaWorld sent us a press release and it is below.
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 16, 2015) – The all-new sea lion comedy adventure “Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High” is now open at SeaWorld Orlando. Full of fun and big personalities of sea lions, walruses and otters, the show takes place in an aquatic-themed high school where laughter and education go hand in hand (er, flipper).
A special new pre-show salutes teachers from all over, and guests learn new information about the animal stars, their relationships with the trainers, and how the animals are trained.
True to the more than 40-year legacy of SeaWorld’s beloved sea lion shows, Sea Lion High is an entertaining and fun comedy that is a perfect fit for sea lions’ large personalities. Through the adventures, laughs and endearing animal antics, guests are inspired to care about these amazing animals.
When Clyde and Seamore are nominated to win scholarships to Ocean University, they must enter crash courses in science, dance and gym in a storyline that is full of fast-paced fun. Also woven into the comedy are moments that subtly teach lessons such as the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.
Sea Lion High features a new, two-story set that is the marine mammal high school, complete with sea lion-sized waterslides and elevators for otters. SeaWorld’s animal stars and trainers have also worked together to put together amazing new behaviors.
“We love creating a show like ‘Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High’,” said Kelly Flaherty Clark, curator of animal training. “Finding entertaining ways to encourage guests to care about these animals is what we do, and this show does it in a way that makes you smile and laugh.”
The creative process to produce a show like “Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High” is highly collaborative between animal trainers and the group of writers and directors. In fact, the process always starts with the animals. We watch interactions and relationship sessions with them and their trainers, looking for unique ways to highlight their natural abilities.
“The show takes our guests on a journey where they’ll learn about celebrating, connecting and caring for the natural world,” said Michael Fletcher, SeaWorld Orlando’s vice president of entertainment. “But this is a Clyde and Seamore production, and that means it’ll be hilarious and zany.”
The best way to experience “Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High” and all that SeaWorld has to offer is with a 2015 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card, where guests pay for a day and play all year. Plus, for a limited-time, guests who purchase a Fun Card can also enjoy a one-day visit to Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark.
Check out some awesome photos below!
Holiday World today announced a new partnership with Prairie Farms to name their new ice cream flavor, Thunderbird to go along with the New For 2015 roller coaster which shares the same name. The ice cream will be vanilla flavored with caramel and spicy scorched pecans. The ice cream will be available at the park as well as in stores in 27 states around America. Thunderbird opens on April 25th with the opening of Holiday World. Check out the press release below.
NEW ‘THUNDERBIRD ICE CREAM’ AVAILABLE IN 27 STATES & HOLIDAY WORLD
SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–With only two weeks remaining until the new Thunderbird Roller Coaster opens at Holiday World, an edible version is rolling into grocery stores in 27 states
“Thunderbird Ice Cream is a fun collaboration between Holiday World and Prairie Farms,” says Holiday World Vice President Eric Snow. “We sampled a lot of creative flavor combinations and ultimately decided Thunderbird Ice Cream should be a delicious combination of vanilla ice cream with loops of caramel and spicy ‘scorched’ pecans.”
Thunderbird Ice Cream will be available at Holiday World this season, plus in half-gallon cartons at grocery stores that carry Prairie Farms Ice Cream in the Midwest, East Coast, and South.
Thunderbird, America’s first launched wing coaster, features a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions including a 14-story launch, loops, rolls and overbanked turns.
Farmer-owned Prairie Farms Dairy is headquartered in Carlinville, Illinois. Prairie Farms will distribute Thunderbird Ice Cream as part of its “Critics’ Choice” series of specialty ice cream.
Holiday World opens for the season on April 25; Splashin’ Safari opens May 13. For more information about the parks, visit HolidayWorld.com
This weekend In The Loop was able to stop by Six Flags Over Georgia to check out their construction projects going on in Gotham City. Six Flags is adding two new attractions to their Gotham line up in 2015. First The Joker Chaos Coaster, a 7 Story Larson looper built by Larson International. Riders will flip upside down, experiencing insanity, traveling both forwards and backwards during the ride. Harley Quinn Spinsanity is the second addition to the Gotham City area. Harley Quinn is a tilt – a – whirl designed for the whole family to spin together. Seven cars rotate around the circular track, spinning in all kinds of directions.
As you can see from the video not much construction is going on. The track for The Joker Larson Looper are on site and could be going vertical any day now. While not a whole lot of construction has started with Harley Quinn. The Harley Quinn ride does not even appear to have its concrete pad footer poured yet. Both rides are expected to open in may. Currently Mind Bender and Crime Wave are operating as normal, and Batman : The Ride is operating backwards as namtaB.
Six Flags Great Adventure is now the latest park in the Six Flags chain to announce Holiday In the park. Great Adventure will be extending its operating season to include the Christmas Holiday. Included with your season or membership pass Six Flags will offer some world class holiday entertainment. Between November, 21st and January, 3rd they will have 30 Attractions schedueld to be open including Batman: The Ride, The Green Lantern, Nitro, and Superman: Ultimate Flight. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland as well with millions of lights, holiday entertainment, seasonal food and holiday smells and animals. There will be Six distinct themed lands for guests to explore. Check out the press release below for more information.
This winter, the Santa tracker will lead right to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. Six Flags Entertainment’s (NYSE: SIX) annual holiday extravaganza — Holiday in the Park® — will debut at the world’s largest theme park on November 21 and run weekends and select days through January 3, 2016. Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village, animals and many popular rides will magically transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland, and will be included with all season passes and active memberships.
Holiday in the Park will provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments. A visual feast will await just inside the gates as six areas of the park undergo a massive makeover that showcases the world’s best holiday traditions. Each area will be an emotional journey, and bring the warmth of the season to guests in an entirely new way.
“Holiday in the Park will be a winter spectacular on every family’s must-do list and is included with every season pass and membership,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald. “We have invested years of research into making this the most incredible and immersive seasonal experience it can be, combining holiday traditions with thrills that are uniquely Six Flags.”
Stunning light shows, illuminated, towering trees, the iconic smell of fresh pine and crisp peppermint filling the air and festive street vendors offering sweet and savory treats will provide a multi-sensory journey of winter delights. Kids can join Santa in his workshop for a fun photo opportunity. A new entertainment program will feature a tree lighting spectacular, grand stage production, live carolers and a nightly awe-inspiring finale. Regardless of the weather forecast, a touch of magic will ensure that snowflakes fall gently every evening.
Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel, Parachutes and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy pint-sized thrills in the Adventure Seaport area. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Skull Mountain, weather permitting.
More information about Holiday in the Park will be available on the web during the coming months at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
Fun Spot America has opened their S&S swing ride Space Invader today. Space Invader originally announced back August, 2014 has been officially signed off by the state of Florida and is taking riders. Fun Spot America in Kissimmee, FL also has a similar S&S swing ride named Hot Seat. Riders must be 48″ to ride and it is $6.00 to ride or is included with your all day wristband.
On this ride, giant arms swing you back and forth until all you see is sky. Then you’re swung back so all you see is the ground rocketing past your face. You swing more than 180 degrees, past perpendicular, first on your back and then on your face!
Elitch Gardens, a seasonal amusement park in Denver, Colorado announced their 2015 addition. Slidezilla, a 6 Story Hydro-Beast slide built by ProSlide Technology, Inc will be added into their water park. Slidezilla will be Colorado’s first hybrid slide featuring two thrilling elements on one slide. It will have both a Behemoth Bowl and a Tornado Wave to excite its riders. Slidezilla will drop you 57 feet in 4 person clover shaped tubes. Painted Blue, Purple, and Teal this water slide will stand out on the Elitch Gardens skyline. Riders must be 48″ or taller to experience this attraction.
The six story water slide accelerates four riders through a curved chute and into a swirling 24 foot bowl before unexpectedly dropping 57 feet and then up into a massive four-story high tornado wave. After cresting the fierce water wall, the riders slide into an exhilarating splashdown.
Batman is the worlds first free spin 4th Dimension style roller coaster, built by S&S World Wide. Riders will flip upside down six times as they zig and zag across the track. Taking the place of the old car ride, Motorama Turnpike, Batman: The ride is in the Rockville 50’s themed section of Six Flags Fiesta Texas.