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November 17, 2018

Dynamic Attractions unveils the world's first motion base coaster


The Dual Power Coaster suspension creates spin-outs and airtime

PORT COQUITLAM, BC (November 15, 2018) --- A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves, invented by a ride innovation company based in Port Coquitlam was unveiled this week in Orlando at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA).

“The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang, President, Dynamic Attractions. “Most coasters are all about the track. That is only half of the excitement in this ride, where the cart itself is powered and moves, creating racing sensations never possible before on a roller coaster.”

August 7, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCES THRILL FEST RIDE NIGHT

Ride your favorite coasters at the most thrilling time of day – nighttime!

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2018) – Just in time for National Coaster Day, today SeaWorld Orlando announces a two week promotion “Thrill Fest” culminating on August 17 “Thrill Fest Ride Night” with extended park hours.  Included in admission, guests can take the coaster challenge and ride all of their favorite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis will stay open until midnight for coaster enthusiasts to enjoy.

·        Ride Night Coaster Tech Talk—August 17
Go Behind-the-Scenes and experience an exclusive “Tech Talk” with our operations and maintenance leadership teams to see the Manta “coaster house.” This free program will be limited to 50 guests per tour and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 1 pm and 2 pm on August 17. Guests must sign up at the Information and Reservation Counter in order to participate.

March 24, 2018

The Great LEGO® Race Combines Roller Coaster Thrills with Virtual Reality Tech in Awesome New Adventure at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort


 World’s First VR Coaster #BuiltForKids Immerses Riders in Zany Race Against LEGO Minifigure Competitors in 360-Degree Brick-Built World 

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 23, 2018) — Brick fans, start your engines! The newest attraction at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort combines roller coaster thrills with virtual reality (VR) technology to put guests in the center of an action-packed road rally where the laws of physics and aerodynamics only loosely apply. 

Now open at the multi-day vacation destination, The Great LEGO® Race invites guests into a virtual world where they’re the star of a rollicking race against several LEGO minifigure competitors — all while taking an exciting roller coaster ride.

Wearing optional VR headsets while riding the roller coaster, guests experience the point of view of a LEGO race car driver with action taking place in every direction — up, down, forward, backward and all points in between — in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.

March 14, 2018

MISSOURI - Time Traveler Opens at Silver Dollar City


World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Spinning Coaster Debuts in Branson, Missouri

(Branson, MO  3/13/2018) - Never before in the history of Silver Dollar City theme park has there been such excitement, such enthusiasm over the opening of a new attraction.  With its March 14 debut, Time Traveler, the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster, marks a new era in coasters, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike. A major difference is the spin, which is not a teacup-ride fast spin but a 360-degree controlled spin that delivers high dimension, sensations and perspectives that differ with every car, every ride, every time.

First riders climbed aboard in a preview event today, ahead of tomorrow’s full debut as Silver Dollar City opens for the season.

March 9, 2018

MISSOURI - Time Traveler Set for March 14 Opening

World’s Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster Debuts in Branson, Missouri

               (Branson, MO  3/8/2018) - Never before in the history of Silver Dollar City has there been such excitement, such enthusiasm over the opening of a new attraction.  With its 2018 debut, Time Traveler, the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster, marks a new era in coasters, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike. A major difference is the spin, which is not a teacup-ride fast spin but a 360-degree controlled spin that delivers high dimension, sensations and perspectives that differ with every car, every ride, every time.

The draw for coaster lovers seeking the newest, best, most exciting ride elements is global -- the experience will be available nowhere else on the planet except Branson, Missouri, the entertainment town that is home to Silver Dollar City, the 1880s style, internationally-awarded theme park, established by Herschend Family Entertainment, 1960.  
This custom-designed, custom-engineered ride that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families was more than two years in planning and construction, and is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction ever with an investment of $26 million. For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City chose renowned coaster manufacturer Mack Rides of Waldkirch, Germany, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations.

February 5, 2018

Put the Pedal to the Plastic When The Great LEGO® Race Opens March 23 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort


World’s First Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Adventure #BuiltForKids Immerses Riders in 360-Degree Brick-Built World

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2018) — Brick fans, start your engines! LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has announced Friday, March 23 as the grand opening date for its newest attraction, The Great LEGO® Race. It’s the first virtual reality (VR) roller coaster experience designed for kids and represents the first time the LEGO brand and minifigure characters have been integrated with VR technology in a theme park attraction.

January 9, 2018

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Surprises Project X’s Last Rider as Roller Coaster Begins Transformation into The Great LEGO® Race

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2018) — After entertaining millions of guests from around the world, the Project X roller coaster at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrated its last rider Jan. 8 before it transforms into The Great LEGO® Race, a fun new attraction that will add an exciting virtual reality story to the existing coaster track.

Young guest Rowan Lewis was making his first visit to the popular theme park when, at 5:05 p.m., he became the last child to ride Project X in its current form. Upon exiting, the Seattle resident was surprised with a brick-built trophy from LEGO pirate Captain Brickbeard in recognition of Rowan’s unique achievement. The shy boy then received a second surprise – an invitation to return as the theme park’s special guest when The Great LEGO Race opens in Spring 2018.

The Great LEGO Race is the first virtual reality (VR) roller coaster experience designed for kids and represents the first time the LEGO brand and minifigure characters have been integrated with VR technology in a theme park attraction.

September 19, 2017

Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual Reality Adventure

The Great LEGO® Race to Immerse Families in Exhilarating New Experience at Malaysia, Florida and Deutschland Resorts in 2017-2018


POOLE, ENGLAND (Sept. 19, 2017) – Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany’s LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group announced today.

Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, the company’s global creative and delivery division, The Great LEGO Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts kids in the driver’s seat and asks, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”

August 16, 2017

MISSOURI - Silver Dollar City Announces Time Traveler

Silver Dollar City Announces 
~Time Traveler~
World’s Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster
A Revolutionary Coaster Ahead of Our Time Launches Spring 2018


(Branson, MO   8/16/17) - Following months of speculation and extreme interest radiating within the amusement industry and from coaster enthusiasts around the globe, Silver Dollar City announces the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster with the spring 2018 debut of Time Traveler. The Branson, Missouri internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park makes history again with this custom-designed, custom-engineered attraction that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families. 

     Time Traveler will be world record-breaking:
  • Fastest – Top speed of 50.3 miles per hour
  • Steepest - A 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop…straight down. Custom-engineered to have an immediate out-of-the-station, gravity-driven drop down an Ozarks mountainside
  • Tallest - Custom-designed for mountainous terrain with its tallest point at 100 feet   
  • First & Only with Three Inversions - a Dive Loop, a Vertical Loop and a Zero-G Roll
  • First & Only with a Vertical Loop - A 95-foot tall loop
  • First and Only Double Launch – 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds; 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds 
     At an investment of $26 million, this is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction EVER.  For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City is working with renowned coaster manufacturer MACK RIDES of Waldkirch, Germany. MACK RIDES, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations, shared Silver Dollar City’s dream to create Time Traveler as a one-of-a-kind ride that combines a variety of coaster elements with mountainous terrain.  The track crosses over itself 14 times in total.

     “This coaster’s state-of-the-art controlled spin feature provides riders a unique thrill experience while still appealing to families,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions.  “Since Silver Dollar City’s opening day in 1960, guests have taken a journey back in time with unique and world-class experiences.  We strive daily to continue that tradition through our rides, our festivals, our crafts and our food. That pursuit continues in 2018 with Time Traveler - a Revolutionary Coaster Ahead of Our Time.”

     Many coaster enthusiasts have pointed out the paradox of an 1880s-inspired theme park developing a track record for revolutionizing roller coasters:  Time Traveler follows the daring wood coaster Outlaw Run, which after its debut in 2013, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records and earned the coveted title of the industry’s “Best New Ride” that year. “Today, several years later, Outlaw Run still carries high prestige globally, and now Time Traveler will build upon that record-breaking tradition,” said Thomas.

     Time Traveler opens in Spring 2018. Silver Dollar City is open mid-March through December.  Other Silver Dollar City Branson attractions include White Water and Showboat Branson Belle.  More information is at 800-831-4FUN(386) and www.silverdollarcity.com.