Category : News

News / Articles - 9 months ago

Dollywood Wildwood Grove Construction Tour August 2018

Footers, foundations, structures and more are popping up across the under-construction Wildwood Grove area at Dollywood. As part of yesterday’s big announcement, members of the media were invited to the construction site of the new $37 million, 5-a...

News / Articles - 9 months ago

Dollywood Announces Wildwood Grove Area for 2019

Dollywood today announced plans for its largest expansion in the park’s history: Wildwood Grove, an entire new area of the park with 11 new rides and attractions. At a price of $37 million, Wildwood Grove represents the largest capital investment...

News / Articles - 9 months ago

Hersheypark Announces Reese’s Cupfusion for 2019

Hersheypark unveiled plans yesterday for Reese’s Cupfusion, an interactive dark ride that will open in the summer of 2019. Reese’s Cupfusion will replace the park’s existing Reese’s Xtreme Cup Challenge attraction, a similar interactive dark ride t...

News / Articles - 9 months ago

My Plan to Visit Seven New Parks Over Nine Days

As the West Coast based writer for Coaster101, I’ve got a fair number of amusement park “blind spots” on the opposite side of the country. With some time off coming up in August, I’ve decided to correct this problem (at least partly). The plan is f...

News / Articles - 9 months ago

Is SeaWorld San Diego Getting A Skyline “Horizon”?

On Friday the San Diego Tribune reported on a new project coming to SeaWorld San Diego, slated to open in 2019. The article describes a report by the California Coastal Commission, which will review the project next month, that revealed some details...

News / Articles - 9 months ago

Coaster101 Roundtable: Ask Us Anything

A few weeks ago, we posted a contest on social media (inspired by our friends at CPFoodBlog) for a chance to win a 16×20 print of Steel Vengeance. The contest was simply: Ask Us a Question. The print would go to the asker of our favorite question....

News / Articles - 9 months ago

Bringing Jazzland Back to Life with Tonya Pope

Six Flags New Orleans, which opened in 2000 as Jazzland, has stood dormant ever since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region in late August of 2005. The decaying park has experienced a second life as a film set for a va...