Pandemonium Opens in Park’s New ScreamPunk Section
AUSTELL, GA. — May 22, 2019 —Six Flags Over Georgia — the Thrill Capital of the South— today announced the tallest swinging pendulum ride in the Southeast, Pandemonium, makes its world debut on May 24. Towering an incredible 15-stories tall—this exhilarating thrill ride reaches speeds up to 70 miles per hour, as it whips back and forth—higher and higher to give riders stunning views of the breathtaking Atlanta city skyline.
“Six Flags is the industry leader in innovation and our goal is to reach new heights every year,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “Pandemonium is the perfect mix of mayhem and adrenaline in one action-packed ride, giving our Members and Season Pass Holders yet another exciting, new attraction to experience with family and friends.” Pandemonium is an oversized pendulum ride that sends riders on a dizzying journey to extreme heights; delivering epic, high-flying thrills for guests of all ages.
Pandemonium is the centerpiece of the park’s new ScreamPunk-themed area, featuring four exciting rides, four revamped food locations and the all-new Pandemonium Gift Shop.
Six Flags 2019 Memberships and Season Passes are currently on sale. Members can now enjoy priority park entry, preferred parking and tremendous discounts of up to 50% on nearly all food and merchandise purchases all season long. Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite levels are available featuring all the perks of a Season Pass plus other benefits including admission to all Six Flags branded theme and waterparks, skip the line passes, unlimited soft drinks and much more! For more information, visit the Membership Sales Center or www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia and sign up.
Darien Center, NY, USA (May 22nd, 2018) Darien Lake Theme Park opened this season with a brand new name Six Flags: Darien Lake. Now a part of the Six Flags family they were quick to add a classic staple for many Six Flags across the country, a Star Flyer™. Named Six Flags SkyScreamer the new ride will not just be the tallest in the park, it will be the tallest in all of New York State! Guests won’t want to miss the view from 242 feet in the air while spinning at 35 miles an hour.
“Six Flags continues to lead the way in innovation as we bring the state’s tallest ride to Western New York. We are thrilled to add this shining beacon and iconic landmark to the Six Flags Darien Lake skyline,” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “From this impressive tower guests will soar high among the clouds, takin in majestic views of the park and surrounding countryside below.”
“They have been a wonderful partner to work with,” said Hannes Lackner, General Manager at Funtime (manufacturer of the Starflyer). “We are thrilled that riders enjoy the experience so much that Six Flags just keeps expanding the number of parks that offer a Starflyer.”
President of Ride Entertainment Adam Sandy, Funtime’s North American sales partner, said “this is the second year in a row we have gotten the opportunity to work with Darien Lake and have partnered with Six Flags for many years. Both of these teams are wonderful to work with and we appreciate all of the trust that they put in us.” Ride Entertainment was also responsible for erecting the ride.
Sky Screamer at Six Flags Darien Lake is now open.
Fun is Funtime’s mission. With the belief that flying is fun for everyone they make attractions that are thrilling and daring. It takes a lot to raise the adrenaline of modern day theme park guests, but Funtime has what it takes. Based in Austria they have sold rides all over the world.
About Ride Entertainment
Ride Entertainment is a world leader in providing Sales, Financial Partnerships, Park Operations, and Installations to the attractions industry. With offices in Stevensville, Baltimore, and Manhattan the company employs more than 150 people and has projects all around the world. Ride Entertainment is celebrating more than 20 years in the attractions industry. Find out more at www.RideEntertainment.com.
Memorial Day Sale offers best deals to kick off the summer at
Busch Gardens and Adventure Island
TAMPA, Fla. (May 24, 2019) – Starting next Friday, May 31, the thrills go late and the fun lasts longer at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay with the return of Summer Nights. The party heats up when the sun goes down, including extended hours every night through August 11 and fireworks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The park’s limited-time Memorial Day Sale includes the best deals of the season to enjoy all Summer Nights has to offer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Music, entertainment and more create a vibrant nightlife atmosphere surrounding Florida’s best thrill rides. In addition to fan-favorite coasters, thrill seekers can now take on Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster, in an exciting new way after dark. The triple-launch coaster takes thrills to new heights as riders face a 150’ upward surge, dramatic heartline roll and top speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour through the night sky.
Park guests can also enjoy special-edition menu items that feature a new twist on traditional summer fare.
Memorial Day Sale
Now through June 2, guests can enjoy limited-time offers for the best value of the summer season.
Busch Gardens Single Day Ticket – SAVE UP TO 60%!
Busch Gardens, Adventure Island & 4-Park Annual Passes
For more details on limited-time offers, visit BuschGardensTampa.com; Restrictions apply. Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s blog and social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampaBay.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS SURF-INSPIRED FOOD AND DRINKS AT UNIVERSAL’S ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT – SURFSIDE INN AND SUITES
Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed a first look at the food and drink options that will be offered at its first-ever Value category hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites – grand opening June 27, 2019.
Beach Break Cafe, the casual dining food court at Surfside Inn and Suites, will feature surf-inspired dishes infused with Southern California flavors and fresh ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Beach Break Cafe’s menu will be extra affordable and offer something for everyone from unique cuisine to comfort food.
Visit the Universal Orlando Blog for more information – including never-before-seen photos of some of the food and drink options.
ICYMI - Be sure to check out our Universal Orlando Non-Park Update which includes some pictures of Surfside Inn and Suites construction!
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong Reprise Their Roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu For Universal Studios Hollywood’s New Mega Attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Opening this Summer
Plus, a First Look at the Ride’s Mosasaurus, Inside the Ride’s Massive Aquarium Observatory Tank
Universal City, CA, May 23, 2019 – Stars of the JURASSIC WORLD films Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, bringing their characters from the silver screen to Universal Studios Hollywood’s much anticipated mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” opening this summer.
This marks the first time the cast will appear as their iconic characters outside of the JURASSIC WORLDfilms for a theme park attraction. As part of original content created exclusively for the new ride, Owen, Claire and Dr. Wu will shed light on their interactions with the dinosaurs along with facts and information about the imposing prehistoric creatures that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.
This spectacular new ride will feature an original storyline that will take guests on a breathtaking excursion through the theme park as depicted in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s film, JURASSIC WORLD. It will soar to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus in her natural habitat.
For the first time, JURASSIC WORLD fans will have the chance to see this impressive creature and become immersed within her massive Aquarium Observatory. Appearing to span over 60 feet in length and tipping the scales at over 30K pounds through stunning state-of-the-art visual effects, the Mosasaurus is a sight to behold as she moves just inches away from guests throughout her glass enclosure filled with the equivalent of 3.5 million gallons of water.
Universal Creative collaborated with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to bring the Mosasaurus to life and to capture the realism of her underwater environment using a combination of spectacular visual effects and cutting-edge technologies, including the use of motion parallax, a technique that shifts the guest’s perspective of the Mosasaurus as she moves throughout the tank.
The team also employed a series of lighting enhancements allowing the aquarium to intuitively shift from day to night, as well as visual changes to the environment during inclement weather, thus creating a variety of visual scenarios guests can experience based on when they experience the ride.
“Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of the blockbuster movie and comes to life in collaboration with the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.
When “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens this summer, guests will be welcomed to a dramatically reimagined space reflective of the hit films. A fresh entry statement, stonework landscaping, and a contemporary redesign of the iconic JURASSIC WORLD gates, illuminated with billowing flames, will create the framework for the all new aesthetics.
Once guests pass through the queue, they will board specially designed rafts that will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation and traverse new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering at just an arm’s length away. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new ferocious dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD franchise, will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.
In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.
To see Universal Studios Hollywood’s new marketing campaign, It Just Got Real in support of this summer’s opening of “Jurassic World—The Ride,” click here.
With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the new California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online. Visitwww.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
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Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, and the highly-anticipated Summer opening of “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.