Saturday, 20 November 2010

Movie World gets ready to celebrate a White Christmas

Celebrate a 'White Christmas' at Warner Bros. Movie World this December when your favourite theme park transforms into a winter wonderland over eight magical nights. Experience a spectacular display of one million fairy lights, rides, Polar Express 4-D experience, Santa and a dazzling Christmas Parade under a glistening white snowy sky. Plus all VIP Pass holders will be entitled to one free entry into White Christmas.

There are a limited number of admission tickets available for each night of the Warner Bros. Movie World White Christmas event.

White Christmas will operate from 6pm until 10pm on 9-12 December and 16-19 December.

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B&M Prototype for Gardaland - Raptor

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Six Flags Magic Mountain announce 3 new coaster experiences for 2011

Six Flags Magic Mountain Recaptures Coveted World Record of More Coasters than Any Other Theme Park on the Planet!

THREE New Coaster Experiences for 2011

Six Flags Magic Mountain, in celebration of 40 years of thrill ride innovation, today announced an unprecedented year of capital expansions with three new roller coaster experiences slated for the Valencia theme park in 2011. With these additions, Six Flags Magic Mountain regains the coveted “Coaster Capital of the World” crown - with a total of 18 roller coasters – more than any other theme park on the planet.

Adding to the Park’s “thrills for all ages” coaster dynasty are two unique coaster experiences: the GREEN LANTERN coaster, designed for the bravest of thrill seekers, is a first-in-the-U.S. vertical track, spinning coaster; and the park’s popular SUPERMAN The Escape will fly again in spring 2011 as SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton, taking the record-breaking 100-mph-in-seven-seconds feature and elevating it to the next level of extreme by reversing the direction of the vehicles and sending riders backwards. In addition to those two exciting rides, a new thrill-seeker-in-training coaster, designed for the entire family, will premiere as well.

“Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in next generation thrills. And, bar none, Six Flags Magic Mountain leads the pack, offering the biggest and the best,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. “As we mark our 40th anniversary of operation, we’re ready to take Southern California by storm with the most comprehensive collection of thrilling roller coasters anywhere in the world.”

Reaching far beyond traditional thrills, the DC Comics Super Hero GREEN LANTERN will focus the might of his Power Ring and take the coaster riding experience to another galaxy with the GREEN LANTERN coaster. Fearless riders will brave a never-been-done-before completely VERTICAL zigzag pattern sitting in eight-person vehicles, four abreast and back-to-back, each rotating independently. The two-minute thrill begins with riders going up the 107-foot lift hill before spinning their way down through 825-feet of twisted vertical track, featuring three, 360-degree head-over-heel spins. The GREEN LANTERN coaster will be located in the newly themed section of the park.

Guardians of peace and justice, the GREEN LANTERN CORPS is a group of intergalactic police officers charged with the protection of the universe. A GREEN LANTERN must be someone who has the fortitude and willpower to overcome great fear. Recognized as the greatest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, HAL JORDAN was the first Earthman ever inducted into the Corps. and also became a founding member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Green Lanterns are outfitted with a weapon unlike any other in existence, a ring that channels pure willpower in the form of solid green energy that can manifest any construct the bearer imagines. First published by DC Comics in 1941, GREEN LANTERN currently appears in over 100 comic books distributed worldwide annually. GREEN LANTERN has also appeared in Warner Bros. animation, home videos and interactive games, and will star in his first feature film, “Green Lantern,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively slated for release June 17, 2011.

Designed and engineered exclusively for Six Flags Magic Mountain by Intamin, the GREEN LANTERN coaster is the perfect addition to the park’s coaster collection, joining other adrenaline-pumping coasters, including the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster in the world, Tatsu; the world’s first and only 5th dimensional coaster, X2; the next generation of wooden coasters, Terminator® Salvation™: The Ride; and mega coaster Goliath. The GREEN LANTERN coaster will make its debut in spring 2011.

“Six Flags Magic Mountain personifies the powerful thrills our parks have offered for 50 years,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. “The GREEN LANTERN coaster is a tremendous addition and brings a new dimension of excitement to the park’s already remarkable coaster collection. In addition, we’re fortunate to be able to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to bring together two powerhouse brands.”

Unlike traditional coasters, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton will blast riders at 100 mph backwards in newly-designed sleeker cars on a dual track that spans 900 feet and looms 415 feet in the air, forming a gigantic “L” shaped superstructure. Riders will hang face first with a birds-eye-view of the entire Santa Clarita Valley before plummeting back down to earth. SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton will launch in early 2011.

“Since it opened in 1995, SUPERMAN The Escape, with its prototype Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) sending riders on a 100 mph journey straight up its 41-story tower, has been one of the most popular thrill rides on the planet,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. “With the redesign of the cars and turning them backwards, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton will take even the most daring riders on a journey to a unique and unchartered dimension of extreme that only Six Flags Magic Mountain can deliver.”

For those who like milder thrills, the all-new kid’s coaster is designed for the entire family. The steel coaster is 679 feet long with a 28-foot lift hill, reaching speeds up to 21 miles-per-hour. A single train features eight cars where riders sit two across in a single row for a total of 16 riders for the just under one minute ride duration. It will debut in the spring and will be located adjacent to Bugs Bunny World.

Guests can experience this epic year of thrills, the GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton and the new kid’s coaster, by purchasing a 2011 Thrill Pass. On sale now, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new season pass program, Thrill Pass, is designed to bring the millions of thrill-seeking Southern California consumers the best value-priced entertainment package!

For the lowest price of the season, just $59.99, guests who purchase the new Thrill Pass can enjoy the Thrill Park all day, every operating day, for 15 months, now – through the end of the 2011 season - with no blackout dates. Plus, as an unprecedented, limited time offer, guests who purchase four Thrill Passes will receive four 2011 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Season Passes absolutely free! Thrill Passes can be purchased online at or at the park’s Main Gate ticket booths.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, in Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. The Park is currently open Friday through Sunday for Fright Fest. For information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us online at

About Six Flags: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is a publicly traded corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, was founded in 1961 and will mark its 50th anniversary season in 2011.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products: Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment: DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine and Fables, is a creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its super-heroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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US Thrill Rides Announce Sale of SkyQuest Attraction Ride to the Indianapolis Zoo at the IAAPA Convention

Master attraction ride inventor, Bill Kitchen has done it again! He unveiled his new ride, SkyQuest, during the 2010 conference and expo of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). Kitchen, who is no
stranger to the attraction industry, has delivered over 200 rides in the past 20 years. His first invention was SkyCoaster, a large high-thrill swing, which became the world’s best-selling ride and was installed at Six Flags, Paramount, Cedar Fair Parks, MGM Grand and at independent operations world-wide. His next invention was SkyVenture, an indoor skydiving attraction, which became profitable within the first year of business and sold world-wide.

Scheduled to break ground sometime next year and be completed in 2012 at the Indianapolis Zoo, the two-acre SkyQuest people mover will crown the new, innovative Orangutan exhibit and will give each rider a chance to be “up close and personal” with these beautiful animals and to also get a bird’s eye view with ride heights ranging from 10 to 40ft. up in the air. Guests will embark and disembark the 15 to 20-minute ride through a covered loading platform. Up to four riders can ride in the gondolas, (similar to hot-air balloon baskets), moving at a pace of 1mph.

The two-million dollar ride can hold 1,000 riders per hour and is expected to be a highlight of the zoo. “We are thrilled to bring a quality ride to the Indianapolis community,” states Bill Kitchen, CEO of US Thrill Rides LLC. “We pride ourselves in offering the best entertainment and SkyQuest will deliver fun for all ages.”

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Off to a Flying Start - World’s first Ferrari Theme Park welcomes thousands of guests

The world’s first Ferrari theme park, and largest attraction of its kind, got off to a roaring start today with thousands of families and fans flocking to experience the passion, exhilaration and technical innovation so worthy of the Ferrari name. After three years of construction and preparation, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi had its soft opening welcoming the general public at midday.

The much anticipated theme park, and the first attraction of its kind in the Middle East, has already captured the imagination of thousands around the globe with a range of unique and thrilling attractions including Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, and Speed of Magic, the region’s first four dimensional fantasy ride. Today, families in the UAE and theme park enthusiasts from around the world ventured to Abu Dhabi to be among the first to experience this attraction.

“Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a completely unique concept, we just had to be here,” said Ahmed Sallam, one of the first visitors to the park. “There is so much to see and do. We love the variety for the whole family. It is a great experience for all of us.”

Today’s soft opening marks the start of an inaugural period which will continue throughout the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and culminate with the Grand Opening ceremony on 30th November 2010.

Andy Keeling, Park Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi said: “We are so excited to finally share the thrill and excitement of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with our guests. From more than twenty years in the theme park industry, I personally feel that there is nothing more rewarding than watching people’s reactions as they experience the rides for the first time and today was a truly momentous day for all of our guests.”

“Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a truly amazing experience for every member of the family and I look forward to welcoming our visitors in the weeks and months to come,” he added.

Tickets can be purchased from the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ticket offices with prices ranging from AED 225 for guests above 1.5m, and AED 165 for guests below 1.5m, and free of charge admission for kids under 3 years of age. Guests can upgrade their experience with a Premium Ticket, which will give them priority on all attractions and access to an exclusive lounge with refreshments, as well as other benefits. All tickets provide unlimited use of rides and attractions inside Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

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