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Park Gallery Updates

April 22, 2014 - Danny Miller

The 2014 theme park season is underway, and to help kick-off the season, we've added/updated five new Park Gallery articles. In preparation for a possible Europe trip in 2016 for myself, we have started to add/update the European parks on the agenda. Today's update includes three German parks, Europa Park, Heide Park, and Holiday Park, all well-known parks among enthusiasts. All three have several signature rides, including Holiday Park's Expedition GeForce, voted the top European steel coaster in the Golden Ticket Awards for the last several years. In England, Thorpe Park has also received and update. Thorpe Park is best known for rides like Swarm, Nemesis Inferno, and the former inversion record-holder, Colossus.

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Banshee Media Day Updates

April 17, 2014 - Daniel Westfall

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Stay tuned to COASTER-net's Forums for the latest updates from Dwain, Danny, Andy, and many more that we have on the ground at Kings Island's Media Day for Banshee!

Please follow us on Twitter @COASTERnet for the latest updates from Andy and the Team!

We will intentionally be "double-posting" throughout the day today so that those following this forum will get an update when there is something new.

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Park Gallery Updates

April 13, 2014 - Danny Miller

The parks are starting to open for the 2014 season, and here at COASTER-net, we are continuing along with our Park Gallery update project. Today, we have updated two Six Flags parks, Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Magic Mountain, two parks heavy on roller coasters. We've also added a new park, Clementon Park & Splash World, a small park in New Jersey with a nice wooden coaster and a large log flume. Outside the United States, we have also added Rainbow MagicLand, a park just outside of the world-famous city of Rome in Italy. Lastly, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi has been added.

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Amusement Park News

Planning and Creativity the Keys to Banshee's Success

Banshee opens to rave reviews at Kings Island

April 21, 2014 - TheHSBR

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This past weekend, Kings Island's newest coaster, Banshee, opened to rave review to roller coaster enthusiasts, media and park guests. Thursday marked the first official rides of Banshee when roller coaster enthusiast clubs and media were invited to experience Banshee before opening day. In the wee hours of the mourning, thousands waited in anticipation to get their first ride of the longest inverted roller coaster in the world. After screaming through the track at 68 miles per hour, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn't enjoy the experience. However, much work went into the preparation and planning of Banshee before anyone could ever take that ride.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces New Theme Area

Fast & Furious: Supercharge will debut at Universal Studios Hollywood next year

April 18, 2014 - CrazyCoasterGirl

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Fans of the Fast & Furious movies have very a very exciting day to look forward to with Universal Studios Hollywood announcing their newest attraction to join the Universal backlot. According to the New York Times, Fast & Furious: Supercharge will join Universal studios in the summer of 2015 as part of the backlot tours. Fast & Furious: Supercharge will be based on hydraulic motions, with special effects and 3D pictures on the world’s largest 360 degree, 400 foot-long movie screens. The new attraction is part of a makeover plan for the park, which has an estimated budget of about $1.6 billion.

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Mayhem comes to Universal Studios Hollywood

New Despicable Me ride opens to the public

April 18, 2014 - Kaiju

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The world’s most despicable ride has landed in Los Angeles at Universal Studios Hollywood. The first part of a multi-year expansion at the park, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was opened on the 11th of April to a crowd of hundreds waiting to enjoy the new ride. Along with the new ride, a children’s area called “Super Silly Funland” was introduced. First introduced at Universal Studios Orlando, the Minion Mayhem ride turns it’s passengers into the lovable yellow minions of Gru, the world’s greatest super villain. The “minions” are sent on a wild adventure with twists, turns, and surprises at every corner.

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