Cedar Fair park openings cancelled

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

North American amusement park chain Cedar Fair announced that four of their parks will not be opening this year and another two will be closing at the end of the month due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The three parks remaining open have cancelled their Halloween events. Click the headline for more information

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Kings Dominion seals Crypt

Doswell, Virginia, USA

The rumors are true and after only a few days of speculation, Kings Dominion confirmed that the park has sealed the Crypt for good. The Huss suspended top spin ride opened in 2005 as Tomb Raider: Firefall and lost its name when Cedar Fair purchased the Paramount Parks. Click the headline for more information

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Volcano The Blast Coaster no more

Doswell, Virginia, USA

After nearly a year of sitting dormant, Kings Dominion announced that Volcano – The Blast Coaster, the park’s one-of-a-kind Intamin Suspended Catapult Coaster, will be removed after 20 years of operation. Known for its dual launches that propels the train out of the top of the structure, the coaster remained a guest favorite ever since it opened. Click the headline for more information

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Twisted Timbers Opens at Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia, USA

Twisted Timbers, the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the Hurler wooden coaster at Kings Dominion, opened today. The hybrid steel coaster features a 109 foot (33m) tall barrel roll downdrop, zero-g roll, cutback and huge overbanked curve – all while reaching speeds up to 54 mph (87 km/h). Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Cedar Fair to add four new coasters in 2018

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

During the company’s Q1 2017 earnings conference call, Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet announced that the theme park chain will be adding four new roller coasters for the 2018 season. Ouimet stated that there will be “a dramatic transformation of two of our historical wooden coasters,” “a completely new type of coaster,” and “a renewed relationship with a manufacturer that we haven’t worked with in recent history.” While we already know that Mean Streak at Cedar Point and Hurler at Kings Dominion are being converted by Rocky Mountain Construction from wood to steel, speculation is running rife as to what the new type of coaster will be, which manufacturer he’s referring to and which parks will get those two new coasters. Click the headline for more information

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