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What's New for the 2007 Season at N. American Parks: Arkansas to Massachusetts

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Griffon, a floorless, diving coaster is coming to Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, VA.

Busch Entertainment, 2007. Used with permission.
Updated August 27, 2010
There may not be quite as many wild roller coasters debuting, but 2007 is nonetheless shaping up to be quite a season at theme parks and amusement parks. No matter where you may live throughout North America or where your vacation travels may be taking you this year, there's bound to be some new excitement awaiting you.

The guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state. Canada follows at the end. This page includes what's new for the 2007 season at theme parks in U.S. states from Arkansas to Massachusetts.

The next page includes what's new for the 2007 season at theme parks in U.S. states from Michigan to Ohio.

The third page includes what's new for the 2007 season at theme parks in U.S. states from Pennsylvania to Washington plus Canada.

ALABAMA

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ARKANSAS

Magic Springs
Hot Springs (near Little Rock), AR
Crystal Lagoon slide complex and Cannonbowls
For 2007, Magic Springs will be debuting a new slide complex at its Crystal Falls water park with slides and two bowl rides. Also, taking a cue from Indiana's Holiday World and Connecticut's Lake Compounce, the park will offer complimentary soft drinks, sunscreen, and water park tubes.
To learn more about bowl rides, see my review of Dragon's Den.

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CALIFORNIA

California Theme Parks 2007 Ride Guide
With its many theme parks, California has its own page of new rides and attractions for the 2007 season.

COLORADO

Elitch Gardens
Denver, CO
In a cost-cutting measure, Six Flags dropped Elitch Gardens from its chain of parks starting this season. That means no more Looney Tunes or D.C. Comics characters. There'll be no new coasters or major rides this season, but the park will be debuting a new BMX stunt show as well as circus acts.

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CONNECTICUT

Lake Compounce
Bristol (near Hartford), CT
Gas and Go Zoomers car ride and kiddie rides
Riders will be able to drive their own mini 1950s-era Corvettes.

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FLORIDA

Florida Theme Parks 2007 Ride Guide
With its many theme parks, Florida has its own page of new rides and attractions for the 2007 season.

GEORGIA

Six Flags Over Georgia
Austell (near Atlanta), GA
40th Anniversary
From April 5 through June 17, the park is celebrating 40 Days and 40 Nights of Thrills with special events to commemorate the park's 40th anniversary. The park will also have an exhibit showcasing its history and a new Hall of Justice where guests can meet and greet the DC Comics superheroes.

Wild Adventures
Valdosta (near the Florida border)
All-Star Amphitheater
New performance venue for the park's concerts and shows.

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IDAHO

Silverwood
Athol
Water park expansion
For the park's 20th anniversary, it is adding a second wave pool, a family raft ride, and other features to its Boulder Beach water park.

IOWA

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ILLINOIS

Six Flags Great America
Gurnee (near Chicago and Milwaukee)
Operation: SpyGirl and Wiggle's World
The action-packed original stunt show, "Operation SpyGirl," comes to Six Flags Great America from the creator of the popular TV show, "24." And a new Wiggle's World area will have (very) young children wiggling along to rides and shows based on the popular TV program.
See Wiggle's World photos.

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INDIANA

Holiday World
Santa Claus, Indiana
Bakuli and Turkey Whirl
The park's new Thanksgiving area (which debuted last season with The Voyage, a wild wooden coaster) gets a turkey-themed Tilt-A-Whirl as well as the Plymouth Rock Cafe. Splashin' Safari, Holiday World's water park welcomes Bakuli, a bowl ride.
To learn more about bowl rides, see my review of Dragon's Den.

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KANSAS

Joyland
Wichita
It's unclear whether the park will open this season.

Wild West World
Park City (near Wichita)
A new western-themed park opens this season with a spinning coaster, a log flume, and other attractions and shows.

KENTUCKY

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Louisville
Expanded water park and new water coaster
The water park gets a new name, Splashwater Kingdom, and a new water coaster, Deluge, that will use hyrdo-magnetic power to blast rafts uphill. It will also add Crocodisle Isle, an interactive water play area for younger kids.
See Deluge photos.

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LOUISIANA

Dixie Landin' and Blue Bayou Water Park
Baton Rouge
Voodoo bowl ride
The water park is adding an enclosed bowl ride.
To learn more about bowl rides, see my review of Dragon's Den.

Six Flags New Orleans
New Orleans
The Katrina-damaged park will remain closed this season.

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MAINE

Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.
Saco (near Old Orchard Beach)
Mammoth family raft ride and Tornado funnel ride
The water park gets two new rides.
To learn more about funnel rides, see my review of High Anxiety.

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MARYLAND

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MASSACHUSETTS

Six Flags New England
Agawam, MA (near Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT)
New Thomas the Tank Engine and Wiggle's World lands
(Very) young children will want to explore the new Wiggle's World and Thomas & Friends areas, with characters, rides, and shows based on the popular TV programs.
See Wiggle's World photos.

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Next Page: The 2007 Season Ride Guide continues with parks from Michigan to Ohio.

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