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The 10 Most Magical Types of Walt Disney World Superfans Image: Kevin Gaudin, Flickr. We've talked about Disneybounders before on Theme Park Tourist. Disneybounders are creative Disney parks superfans with a penchant for creative fashion. The practice is similar to cosplaying but more subtle.

Multiple San Diego Attractions Succumb to High Winds On February 18th, 16 people entered SeaWorld San Diego not knowing that they would be leaving in rescue harnesses. On the same day, women and children at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park were tossed around as their hot air balloon ride swayed in a powerful breeze.

Cedar Point leaks details of new attraction, dining options for 2019 SANDUSKY, OH As winter drags on, some of us are already looking ahead to summer and planning ways to fill those long, sweltering days. For the adrenaline junkie, Cedar Point has you covered. The…

China's first Six Flags water park to open in 2020 JIAXING, CN Six Flags, the world's largest amusement park company based on the number of properties, is to open in July 2020 its first water park in China. China's first Six Flags water park is set…

VIDEO: 'Celebrate Gospel' Marks 10th Anniversary at Disneyland Resort Last weekend, the Disneyland Resort commemorated Black History Month with the 10th anniversary of "Celebrate Gospel." Fifteen guest gospel choirs from across Southern California performed at Disney California Adventure park, engaging guests through powerful music, call-and-response and live band instrumentals.

Schlitterbahn Charges Dropped In Kansas Verruckt Water Slide Death In 2016, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated on the Schlitterbahn waterslide in Kansas called Verruckt - when the raft he was riding went airborne and hit a metal pole that supported a netting system meant to keep riders on the slide. Two women who were with him in the raft were seriously injured.

Copperhead Strike First Rider Auction to Benefit Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina If you've been following along on Coaster101, you know that we're thrilled to ride Copperhead Strike at Carowinds when it opens this spring. What about you? Are you ready to ride? Do you want to be one of the very first riders? Well, here's the way you can do it, all while celebrating and supporting a very worthy cause.

North Yorkshire theme park is looking for staff Would you like to work at Lightwater Valley?

China's VR Star Theme Park is a Vision of the Future, But not for Western Audiences Costing an estimated $1.5 billion to build and located in Guizhou, a province in southwestern China, the VR Star Theme Park features a massive assortment of VR rides for visitors to try, from more traditional theme park experiences where you're sat on a ride to those that allow increase interaction, such as the new Beat Saber Arcade Machine.

The 9 New Attractions Coming to Epcot in 3 Years This reimagined preview space will feature engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the future of Epcot, and will be open for the next few years while all of the following ambitious projects are in development.

Tigris Construction Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa The construction of Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is well under way! Recently, the Tigris track was completed, and Coaster101 was invited for an exclusive behind-the-scenes construction tour of the Premier Rides Skyrocket II coaster. For background, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment purchased three Skyrocket II models.

Five Fan Favorites: Disney California Adventure Park Earlier this week, you may have seen our story on Disneyland park favorites. Today, we're sharing our Disney California Adventure park favorites that will have you filled with excitement and, of course, adventure! Whether you're a dedicated theme park explorer or you're a first-time visitor, now is the time to go and enjoy!

Rye loses appeal in Playland lawsuit against Westchester County RYE, NY The city lost an appeal in a lawsuit over Playland that pitted Rye against Westchester County government over big changes planned at the amusement park. Rye’s lawsuit was dismissed in New…

A massive inflatable theme park opened in Glasgow today The Clyde 1 presenters were on hand to have a go on all that is on offer, including Total Wipeout style giant bouncing balls, an airbag drop, a three-lane obstacle course, an inflatable drop slide and giant ball pools. At 63,000 sq. ft., the arena is already one of the largest trampolines parks in the world and Inflataflip adds a new dimension.

What's the one roller coaster than no theme park wants to have? That's why parks invest millions of dollars in fresh roller coasters, dark rides and water attractions - to keep fans interested in continuing to spend money to visit. And ideally, to attract new fans to the park. But there can be a downside to expansion.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach - 2019 Opening Weekend The 2019 UK theme park season began with the opening of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, but just how prepared was the park when entering the new year?

More Changes Coming To Cedar Point For 2019 A live taste of the Old West is coming to Cedar Point this summer! In addition to Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island, an interactive and immersive storytelling experience, guests of Cedar Point will have more to explore for the 2019 season. The park is introducing new ways to dine and a summertime street celebration in Frontier Town!

Disney D-Lish Merchandise Celebrates the Fun of Disney Parks Food Scrumptious surprises await guests visiting Disney Springs West Side this weekend during a pop-up event celebrating Disney D-Lish, a new whimsical merchandise collection that celebrates the fun of Disney Parks food. Now through Feb. 24 from 10:00 a.m.

BREAKING: Theme park ride ‘BREAKS DOWN’ – kids left hanging upside down KIDS were left hanging upside down after a ride reportedly broke…

Epcot Update - February 2019 We return to Epcot for the first of our February 2019 Walt Disney World construction reports. Although our last update from here was only a month ago, a ton has changed.

DisneyKids: Explore and Observe During Ultimate Scavenger Hunt A wild adventure awaits little ones at Disney's Animal Kingdom with the Wilderness Explorers challenge. It's one of my favorites activities because it engages kids to explore the park in a playful way.

A Tour of the Hidden Epcot Art Gallery: The American Adventure - Part Two "Staying the Course" is a seafaring epic representing Trans-Atlantic European immigration by Oscar-nominated artist, painter, and special effects artist Mike Lloyd.

Review: Cobra’s Curse Located at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Cobra's Curse is a spinning family coaster manufactured by Germany's Mack Rides. It's one of two Mack coasters in the park; the other is Sand Serpent, a family wild mouse ride relocated from Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2004.

The 5 Unwritten Rules of Being a Disney Guest Because of this, there is a kind of social contract you enter into when you visit Walt Disney World - a set of unwritten rules one should follow to ensure that everyone has an awesome vacation. There are some rules, like cutting in line or going backstage, that will land you in hot water with Disney cast members.

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