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About Theme Parks' Ride Guide

What's New for the 2007 Season: Pennsylvania to Washington and Canada

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About Theme Parks' Ride Guide

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

Busch Entertainment, 2007. Used with permission.
The guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state.This page includes what's new for the 2007 season at theme parks in U.S. states from Pennsylvania to Washington plus Canada.

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What's new for the 2007 season at theme parks in U.S. states from Arkansas to Massachusetts.
What's new at parks from Michigan to Ohio.

PENNSYLVANIA

Hersheypark
Hershey, PA
The Boardwalk, in celebration of Hersheypark's 100th anniversary
Read about the huge new themed area and water rides. Hershey-by-the-Sea.

Idlewild
Ligonier (East of Pittsburgh), PA
Flying Aces
The park gets a Flying Skooters-type ride.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Hard Rock Park
Myrtle Beach
It doesn't open until 2008, but a preview center will open this season.

Pavilion Nostalgia Park
Myrtle Beach (At Broadway at the Beach)
A handful of the rides, including the historic carousel and band organ, that used to be at the closed Myrtle Beach Pavilion are at this new mini ode to the seaside park.

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TENNESSEE

Dollywood
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Mystery Mine and The Cascades
Mystery Mine is a highly themed coaster and dark ride. The Cascades, a leisure pool with interactive play features and small slides, is coming to Dollywood's Splash Country water park.

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TEXAS

Joyland
Lubbock, TX
Greezed Lightnin'? (The park may rename the coaster.)
The park will be debuting the relocated Greezed Lightnin' shuttle coaster from the closed Six Flags AstroWorld.

Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, TX
The Boardwalk Bullet
The wood coaster debuts in 2007.

SeaWorld San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Journey to Atlantis
Unlike the Journey to Atlantis water coasters at the SeaWorld parks in Orlando and San Diego, the Texas version will not have any indoor dark ride features, but it will have two turntables that will spin the vehicles around.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, TX
Tony Hawk's Big Spin
A spinning coaster based on the popular skateboarder debuts this season. With a height of 48 feet and a top speed of 31 mph, this will be a relatively mild family coaster.
See Tony Hawk's Big Spin photos.
See Tony Hawk's Big Spin Coaster Preview video.

Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington (near Dallas), TX
Cirque Dreams Coobrila
A new high-energy show modeled after Cirque du Soleil debuts this season. The nonsense word "Coobrila" is a combination of the words cooler, brighter, and later. The park will offer late-night presentations of the new pyrotechnics-heavy show and will remain open later than past seasons.

Wonderland Amusement Park
Amarillo, TX
Mayan Mindbender? (The park may rename the coaster.)
The park will be debuting the relocated Mayan Mindbender junior coaster from the closed Six Flags AstroWorld.

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UTAH

Lagoon
Farmington (near Salt Lake City), UT
Wicked
Magnetically launched tower coaster will rise 110 feet and reach a top speed of 55 mph.

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VIRGINIA

Busch Gardens Europe
Williamsburg, VA
Griffon
Floorless diving coaster

Kings Dominion
Doswell, VA (near Richmond, VA and Washington, D.C.)
Water park expansion, including a funnel ride.
The park, which no longer carries the "Paramount's" name, will add a second wave pool, a funnel ride, and a family raft ride.
To learn more about funnel rides, see my review of High Anxiety.

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CANADA

Galaxyland
West Edmonton, Alberta
A new spinning coaster debuts this year.

La Ronde
Montreal, Quebec
The park celebrates its 40th anniversary this season.

Canada's Wonderland
Vaughan, Ontario (near Toronto)
The park, which no longer carries the "Paramount's" name, lowers its prices this season.

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