Thursday, August 29, 2019

Catwoman Whip - New for 2020 (SFSTL)


New Catwoman Themed Ride Catapults Guests into Thrilling Chaos in 2020

(Eureka, Missouri, 8/29/2019) - Six Flags St. Louis, The Coaster Capital of Missouri, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics, announces the addition of CATWOMAN WHIP to the park's thrill lineup in 2020.


The adventure begins as riders board one of 16 seats, situated in back-to-back groups of 8 on the ends of the ride's massive arm.  This giant arm then launches riders 16-stories into the air, spinning round in a giant vertical circle at speeds up to 52 mph.  The unique open-air pods, where the guest seats are located, have the ability to simultaneously slip guests head-over-heels while the massive arm is in motion creating a one-of-a-kind experience.


"The new CATWOMAN WHIP brings yet another innovative and exhilarating attraction to Six Flags St. Louis in 2020," said Park President Phil Liggett. "This new ride is the first in the park's history to combine height, speed and dual motion to deliver the kind of adrenaline-charged rush our guests have come to expect and that only Six Flags can deliver"


The new ride will be located near the new for 2019 ride, Supergirl Skyflyer in an area formerly housing the now-retired go kart track.  The ride will be included with park admission and is scheduled to open Summer 2020.











Saturday, August 17, 2019

Riptide Raceway (OOF)


Well the countdown is on for Diamond Head at Oceans of Fun

This original attraction to the park will take its final bow on Labor Day

The slide complex is really crawling to the end.  Only one of the three slides is operational now.  The center slide has actually not been operational for two seasons now.

Are you going to miss this strange incline out of the splash pool next year?

Diamond Head takes up a lot of space - the new Riptide Racer will use the area a little more wisely, which will allow for future additions to utilize this hill as well.

Never forget - feeling like you were going to fall out on this curve.

Here is the load platform.  I would have gone up to get photos but there was a huge line and guests waiting to board did not look happy at the fact that there was only one slide open of the three.

One last look at the crazy curls of Diamond Head

For reference, the new Riptide Racers appears to end where this hill is.  It'll be interesting to see how this entire area is reshaped for the new slides.

World Update (WOF)

The first signs that HAUNT is approaching have arrived at the park

Lots of barrels have appeared on Forum Road, which will be the home to a new scare zone known as "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater" (the barrels might not even be for that - we just thought it was a good segue)

In an interesting move, Bull Pen has been replaced by the Prize Wheel (which used to be a stand-alone game next to the Refresh Stand across the street)

In other HAUNT news, CarnEvil has been officially retired and Khaos Unleashed will be moved to the Festahaus pavilion behind Grand Carrousel this season.  There will be no mazes in Oceans of Fun this year, for the first time since Asylum Island debuted

Season Dining Plan 2019 (Cedar Fair)




2019 Season
(an on-going update of meals purchased on the Cedar Fair Dining Plan)

Brisket, Mac 'n Cheese, with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
April 12

Rotisserie Chicken, Mac 'n Cheese, with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
May 10

Orange Chicken with Chow Mein Noodles
Panda Express - Worlds of Fun
May 10

Pulled Pork, Mac 'n Cheese, with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
May 26

Steak Burrito (shredded steak, rice, beans, pico, guacamole, salsa, cheese and sour cream), Nacho Chips with Queso  
Prospector's Cantina - Worlds of Fun
May 27

Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Fries
Roadside Chicken - Canada's Wonderland
June 26

Cheeseburger with Fries
Coasters Drive-In - Canada's Wonderland
June 26

Brisket, Mac 'n Cheese, with Cornbread Muffin
Back Beat Que - Cedar Point
July 1

Pulled Pork, Mac 'n Cheese, with Cornbread Muffin
Back Beat Que - Cedar Point
July 1

Brisket, Mac 'n Cheese, with Hushpuppy
Coney Bar-B-Que - Kings Island
July 2

Rotisserie Chicken, Mac 'n Cheese, with Hushpuppy
Coney Bar-B-Que - Kings Island
July 2

Brisket, Mac 'n Cheese, with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
July 13

Orange Chicken with Chow Mein Noodles
Panda Express - Worlds of Fun
July 13

Brisket, Mac 'n Cheese, with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
July 20

Brisket, Mac 'n Cheese, with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
August 17

Burnt Ends, Corn , with Bread Slice
Cotton Blossom Bar B Que - Worlds of Fun
August 17

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Riptide Raceway - New for 2020 (WOF/OOF)


Oceans of Fun Introduces Riptide Raceway - New Mat Racing Water Slide for 2020


(Kansas City, Missouri, 8/13/2019) – Competition and thrills combine at Oceans of Fun in 2020 when Riptide Raceway debuts next summer at Oceans of Fun water park. Riptide Raceway will take guests five stories high before they speed down four side-by-side tunnels atop a soft foam mat. Riders in each lane will race more than 476 feet to be the first to reach the finish line as they make an exhilarating journey down a winding hillside, around a tight 360-degree loop and through a rapid final descent before splashdown. 


This family-friendly ride has been designed to follow the natural terrain of the park’s landscape, and is the first thrill attraction added to the water park since 2013 when Oceans of Fun and Worlds of Fun were conjoined. It will replace Diamond Head, one of the park’s original water slides that opened in 1982; construction will begin this fall after Oceans of Fun closes for the 2019 season and will be ready for guests Summer 2020. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mystic River Falls - New for 2020 (Silver Dollar City)



Silver Dollar City Announces A Massive New Attraction for 2020 called Mystic River Falls

(Branson, Missouri, 8/13/2019) – Silver Dollar City is making a historic splash starting Fall of 2019 and going through the park’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee of 2020 by investing $27 million into new park offerings. This represents the largest investment, made during a one-year time frame, in the 60-year history of Silver Dollar City. 


Opening next summer is the new Mystic River Falls.  This exhilarating new water raft ride will feature the “Tallest Drop on in the Western Hemisphere.” This addition will take themed water experiences to the next level, setting an ever-higher standard for guest expectations. 


Mystic River Falls, is a $23 million investment.  It will be a River Adventure that is themed to the history and legend of the great Marvel Cave, which was the catalyst for Silver Dollar City six decades ago. Riders will splash through nearly a half-mile (2100’) scenic journey, navigating hairpin turns, high tides and a hidden mine shaft on more than a 5-minute trek. Plus, Adventurers will discover industry-leading special features, including:


82’ Tall Lift Tower 
River Adventurers will ascend a more than 8-story lift tower, exposed to the open air as their rafts rotate during the climb! The rotation elevator lift of 4 platforms is unique to this ride and will be the only one like it in the world to go up so high. 


More than 6-Story Elevated River Channel
Rafts will connect to an elevated river channel suspended in the air 66’ high and travel within the channel for 180 linear feet. 

Grand Finale Waterfall 
Racing down a slide of 4.5 Stories and through the ride’s queue building, River Adventurers will brave the Mystic River Falls finale


Scenic Journey
Riders will splash through nearly a half-mile (2100’) scenic journey on an almost 5 minute long trip


Mystic River Falls calls upon that rich history for theming and backstory, intermingling fact and fiction, legend and lore, to arrive at an attraction that celebrates the spirit of adventure that’s part of Ozark culture. An underground body of water that seems to come from and go nowhere, Mystic River truly appears on the park’s historical maps as discovered and documented by botanist S. Fred Prince in the late 1800s, and to this day, flows in Marvel Cave. For the new ride, guests will be transported back to the 1880s in a storyline that revolves around a historically-based fictional character named Pearl Brazen, an intrepid explorer who’s eager to take them on a bold quest to find the headwaters of the Mystic River.  Mystic River Falls is scheduled to open next summer



Details of the new attraction.
1. Ride Entrance
2. Winding hairpins
3. Elevator lift
4. Elevated trough
5. Waterfall Finale
6. Viewing Platforms behind NEW Rivertown Smokehouse