Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The shuttered Freestyle Music Park (originally Hard Rock Park) appears to be sitting dormant for another season as a new operator has not materialized to take over operation of the park. The longer the park remains vacant the less viable it becomes, as rides become deteriorated past the point of salvage and interest in the park wanes.
Jelly Blubber (Catostylus mosaicus) live in coastal waters, in particular at the mouth of rivers, of the Indian Ocean and of the Western Pacific Ocean, between Pakistan and Australia. They assume different colours depending on the seaweed living inside their bodies. Guests of Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium will be able to admire them in the blue and white varieties.
The Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) is completely transparent; its gonads positioned on the top of its umbrella reproduce the shape of a four-leaf clover. It lives along the English coasts, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Oceans while its measures range between 4 and 35 cm.
The Spotted Jelly (Mastigias papua) originates in the South Pacific Ocean. It is characterised by a transparent umbrella inside which seaweed with blue shades live; an unusual covering of curious white bubbles completes the charm of this marvellous specimen. It lives off small plankton and it can reach 60 cm of diameter.
The Japanese Sea Nettle (Chrysaora melanaster). It is equipped with thin and very long tentacles moving sinuously; it comes from the open waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and it can be up to 60 cm long.
Visitors to Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium may discover the most beautiful creatures populating the fresh and sea waters of the planet. With over 37 completely themed tanks, over 5 thousand specimens to be admired up close and an underwater tunnel which gives the feeling of traveling through the ocean, Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium is an experience suitable for both adults and children. Exhibits are supported with videos about the marine world, discovering all its secrets but also supporting the safeguarding campaigns in favour of oceans or particular endangered species. www.gardalandsealife.it
The Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium brand is part of MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS, leading name in family entertainment. Merlin owns 70 attractions, 6 hotels and 2 holiday villages in 16 countries and across four continents. . The following structures are part of the Merlin Entertainments group: GARDALAND WATERPARK, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland Park, Gardaland Hotel, Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium, Gardaland Waterpark, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Heide Park and Earth Explorer.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Acclaimed documentary "Rebirth" acquired by Oscilloscope Labs and Showtime - August 2011 release set
over lower Manhattan.
Oscilloscope will release REBIRTH in theatres in August 2011. SHOWTIME will broadcast REBIRTH on the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11th.
The film as well as other original programming created by the REBIRTH team will eventually be housed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum located at Ground Zero. All proceeds from REBIRTH will go to the Project Rebirth Center to develop and provide new multi-media tools to aid the therapists, academics, first responders and others working
with people dealing with grief.
The project’s founding sponsor is the Aon Foundation. The principal sponsors of the project are OppenheimerFunds and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
“We are proud and honored to be associated with this film from my old friend Jim Whitaker who has emerged as an amazing filmmaker,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “His skillful telling of the personal journeys of a remarkable group of
people touched by the tragic events of September 11 makes for an extremely powerful and moving film.”
"It's inspiring for all of us to be able to work with a film that has a unique perspective of how time and healing are connected. Jim and the team have captured something distinctive within the historical context of the events of September 11, yet its emotional truths are completely
universal,” said Oscilloscope Laboratories’ David Fenkel.
“I am delighted and grateful to both David Nevins of SHOWTIME and David Fenkel of Oscilloscope and their teams for acquiring REBIRTH. It is especially gratifying to everyone who has worked so hard on the film for so many years that REBIRTH, which offers a very hopeful message, will be released theatrically and televised around the 10th anniversary of September 11th,” stated REBIRTH director and producer Whitaker.
“All of us involved in REBIRTH are thrilled to be partnering with Showtime and Oscilloscope for the distribution of the film. Both companies have shown tremendous passion for the project, and their commitment to its optimistic message of healing and recovery will ensure that the film receives the best possible distribution,” said REBIRTH producer David Solomon.
Forged through the generous support of hundreds who helped shepherd the epic, ten-year production, REBIRTH is directed by Jim Whitaker and produced by David Solomon and Whitaker, with Danielle Beverly serving as field producer. The director of photography is Tom Lappin and the editors are Kevin Filippini and Brad Fuller. The film's original score is composed by Academy Award® winner Philip Glass.
Whitaker began his career as a documentary filmmaker to raise money for nonprofit organizations. He previously wrote and directed LOADED, an award-winning public service announcement against drinking and driving, in memory of a Georgetown University classmate. Whitaker had been President of Motion Pictures at Imagine Entertainment where he worked
on such notable films as 8 MILE, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, AMERICAN GANGSTER and CHANGELING, among many others. He is currently the Chairman and Producer of Whitaker Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios and a producer of the upcoming THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN from director Peter Hedges.
WME Global’s Liesl Copland and Graham Taylor brokered the sales on behalf of the filmmakers. Foreign sales for REBIRTH are being handled by Shine International.
About Oscilloscope Laboratories
Oscilloscope Laboratories is a film production and theatrical distribution entity launched in 2008 by Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys. Yauch modeled the company after the indie record labels he grew up around, selecting and marketing films with the same artistic integrity with which they were made. The company, which is an extension of Yauch’s recording studio of the same name, has an in-house DVD distribution and production arm.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Richard Cox joins Birket Engineering from Imatech Systems where he designed, programmed, assembled, installed, and supported show, audio, & industrial control systems for clients in the US and around the world. Birket first worked with Richard in Singapore, and recently was supported by Richard on contract projects in Florida. Richard's client list includes many Disney, Sea World, and Universal contacts familiar to Birket. Welcome Richard!
Cutler, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 21, will join in the walk’s opening ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, and will lead an anticipated 2,000 walkers through Holiday World Theme Park.
Cutler and the walkers will also honor the late Will Koch, who was Holiday World’s president until his diabetes-related death at age 48 last June, by presenting a special award to Koch’s family.
Over the past five years, the “Holiday World Walk to Cure Diabetes” has raised nearly $1.5 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through the donation of tickets to walkers who’ve raised funds for the organization. This year’s goal is to raise an additional $376,000 for JDRF. Visit the JDRF.org website for more information and to sign up for the walk.
The newly engaged Cutler will be accompanied by fiancée Kristin Cavallari throughout the day, which will also include an evening event at Santa’s Lodge to raise money for the Jay Cutler Foundation.
Holiday World will open its 65th season on May 7 with the debut of Rudolph’s Round-Up, a new children’s ride; Splashin’ Safari will open May 13 with the premiere of Safari Sam’s SplashLand. For more information about the parks, visit http://www.HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family.
"On April 25, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the new Museum site, 1501 Pacific Avenue, a community Construction Kick-Off was hosted by Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Representative Laurie Jinkins, and Board Chairman Dave Edwards as construction kicks-off for the new Children’s Museum of Tacoma.
"The new Children's Museum of Tacoma will open to the public January 14, 2012. Admission will be free.
"This 8,000 square foot interactive play space will undergo a $5 million renovation, as well as installation of new exhibitions, over the course of the next nine months.
"Early childhood development research suggests that the greatest return on investment comes from providing services to children in their first five years of life. With 34 percent of Pierce County’s families in the low- to moderate incomes ranges, museum visits and programs might not be affordable for all. Thank you KeyBank for investing early!
"Looking forward to playing together in the new museum next January."
The two rides are “Black Anaconda,” a giant serpent-like water coaster over one-quarter of a mile in length, and “Scorpion’s Tail,” a launch rocket that plummets into a freefall down an enclosed chute at a top speed of nearly 40 mph into a looping waterslide. Beloved by many and feared by countless others, these titans of terror are uniquely qualified to earn the title of America’s most thrilling water ride. Black Anaconda is the nation’s longest water coaster. Scorpion’s Tail is North America’s first and tallest looping waterslide.
The contest begins on Tuesday, April 12, when Noah’s Ark initiates a search to find two “Chief Thrill Riders” who will hit the campaign trail and stump for their candidates. Those who seek the title of chief thrill rider must submit an essay in support of their ride of choice with details of how they would rally the votes for either Black Anaconda or Scorpion’s Tail. Essays can be submitted on the park’s Facebook page through Sunday, May 1. Five finalists for each ride will be determined and people will be able to vote for their favorite thrill rider on Facebook. The two essay winners will be announced on Monday, May 23, and each will receive two Noah’s Ark season passes for the summer 2011.
Noah’s Ark will work with the campaign managers to help them fulfill their campaign promises. Voting for either Black Anaconda or Scorpion's Tail will take place throughout the summer on Noah’s Ark’s website and at the park. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, America’s most thrilling water ride will be revealed and one winner will receive two, lifetime season passes to Noah’s Ark.
About Noah’s Ark
Situated on 70 acres in the heart of the Wisconsin Dells, Noah’s Ark is continually evolving, offering the greatest variety of water rides in the nation. It now boasts 49 waterslides, two giant wave pools, two “endless rivers,” four children’s water play areas, bumper boats, 18-hole miniature golf, and three high-capacity group amusement attractions: “Flash Flood,” “Curse of the Crypt” and the new “Pirates”4-D Movie Theater.” The park is open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. The firm uniquely combines award-winning storytelling and creativity with business strategy to create some of the world’s most important cultural, natural, and entertainment destinations. PGAV’s staff develops growth-oriented master plans and translates these plans into innovative new destination products. Now in its fifth decade, the firm has authored hundreds of highly successful projects in places such as SeaWorld, the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Niagara Falls, Busch Gardens, the Georgia Aquarium, Kennedy Space Center, and the Hoover Dam.
While the advisory board remains in formation, other financial leaders who have accepted membership include Jack Bogle, Parker Gilbert, Bill Gross, William Harrison, Henry Kaufman, Henry Kravis, Duncan Niederauer, Peter Peterson, Charles Schwab, Walter Shipley, George Soros, Daniel Tully and Paul Volcker.
Monday, April 25, 2011
CHICAGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 8, the Adler Planetarium will reveal a new, immersive space experience like no other in the world! Deep Space Adventure takes visitors aboard the observation deck of a futuristic starship where they will be surrounded by the larger-than-life phenomena of our dynamic Universe.
The centerpiece of Deep Space Adventure is the Grainger Sky Theater, which offers audiences a highly immersive, technologically enhanced theater experience. Visitors become space adventurers and set off on a journey to discover our Universe in a way never done before. The theater was specifically designed with leading-edge technologies that enable visitors to explore space as if they were there.
The Grainger Sky Theater will project the largest single seamless digital image in the world with an ultra high definition screen resolution of more than 8k x 8k pixels. This surpasses the cinematic standard of 2k x 4k pixels for a high level of realism.
Vivid images of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects are shown in the highest resolution and quality possible to evoke the feeling of being in deep space. The on-screen imagery will expand beyond the traditional 180-degree dome and surround the visitor. Special lighting effects in the floor complete the 360-degree experience.
"Deep Space Adventure is a revolutionary way to explore the Universe," said Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., PhD, president of the Adler Planetarium. "Using the most advanced technology available in our completely transformed Grainger Sky Theater, and partnering with leading scientists, engineers and designers, we have created a thrilling adventure to inspire visitors to explore our Universe. Whether you are a novice or veteran space explorer, the Adler's goal is to stimulate your curiosity and motivate further discovery. We invite you to be the first explorers to join us on this maiden voyage to deep space."
Related: Martin Howe of Global Immersion, which provided theater systems and creative technical services, talks at length about the project in an interview with IPM (includes photo gallery).
Clark Family Welcome Gallery
Visitors begin their Deep Space Adventure in the Clark Family Welcome Gallery. Multimedia interactive exhibits feature greetings from some of today's prominent space explorers who have personal ties to Chicago. They will prepare museum visitors to explore space by encouraging them to ask intriguing questions and to build exploration skills. The out-of-this-world gallery features futuristic architecture, colorful lights and video presentations, creating a dynamic and constantly changing environment.
The Grainger Sky Theater
The adventure continues as visitors are drawn through a space portal to the new Grainger Sky Theater. Fashioned as the observation deck of a starship, the theater invites visitors to come aboard for the ultimate journey into deep space. Prepare for lift off as your adventure continues in the Grainger Sky Theater's premier show The Searcher. Featuring scientific simulations from the most powerful supercomputers, and observations from the most advanced telescopes in existence, breathtaking visualizations capture the audience's attention and bring you up close to the action. Watch as a star is torn apart by a black hole; witness the collision of two massive galaxies; view the formation of the large-scale structure of the Universe; and encounter a dramatic supernova explosion.
"The theater technology and computational power used to store and access celestial images differentiates Deep Space Adventure from anything out there," said Doug Roberts, PhD, Adler associate vice president for digital technology and project director for the new Grainger Sky Theater. "Using 20 separate projectors - powered by 45 computers - to create one seamless image is unprecedented. With the ability to create and present scientific data using images that are as good as the human eye can perceive, Adler visitors can explore deep space as if they were there."
Once they return to Earth, visitors continue their exploration in the Adler's exhibit galleries and other theaters. Building on information introduced in the show, visitors can discover more about the Universe and the science behind the mesmerizing simulations featured in Deep Space Adventure.
Science Content and Visualization Partners
The production of Deep Space Adventure was a collaborative effort between the Adler Planetarium and the world's leading scientists and visualizers. This unique partnership created an experience heretofore unavailable to the public. Some of the science, simulation and visualization partners include: the University of California Santa Cruz; the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division at NASA Ames Research Center; New Mexico State University; and the Astrophysics Institute Potsdam.
The Adler Planetarium gratefully acknowledges The Grainger Foundation for its leadership in transforming the historic Sky Theater. Additional major support has been contributed by: the Donald C. Clark Family, Illinois Tool Works Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Polk Bros. Foundation and Public Museum Capital Grants Program – Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum.
Support for technology in the Grainger Sky Theater was provided by IBM and CDW.
About the Adler
The Adler Planetarium - America's First Planetarium - was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. A recognized leader in public learning, the Adler inspires young people - particularly women and minorities - to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Scientists, historians and educators at the museum inspire the next generation of explorers. Learn more at www.adlerplanetarium.org.
Schréder's Focal is a truly multipurpose luminaire with a compact design that provides a wide choice of reflectors, lamps and accessories. Individual lens accessories can be overlaid and an innovative device allows Focal’s lamp position and beam to be easily adjusted on-site while the fixture is in operation. Delivering a very high level of photometric performance,
FOCAL can be deployed with a variety of poles for a broad range of applications:
• Athletic Fields
• College and corporate campuses
• Shopping centers
• Landscape and pathways
• Building Facades and Entrances
• School Grounds K-12
• Outdoor Staircases
The fixture is rated IP66, an international standard stating that the fixture will be free of any ingress of water and dust and dirt particles, for optimal performance.
The body of the Focal floodlight is crafted of die cast-aluminum, with partially screen-printed glass sealed onto it. A die cast-aluminum bracket enables the required inclination on site and its lockability with two hexagonal screws, integrated into the design of the bracket.
Four refracting lenses make it possible to obtain beams with an oblong or a square design. The refracting lenses frame can be adjusted to 360 degrees.
Accessories include Colored lenses (red, blue, orange, green or amber); Refracting lenses; Louvers; Wireguard; Glare shield; and a Light Channel.
Lake Geneva, WI-Lake Geneva Canopy Tours will celebrate its official grand opening on May 6th. The event welcomes Lake Geneva’s newest attraction that invites guests on a one of a kind Zipline Eco-Adventure and Canopy Tour. The festivities will be held on the grounds of the adventure park, located on County Road H in the Town of Geneva, about one mile north of downtown Lake Geneva. Highlighting the day will be a rope cutting ceremony at the top of the forty-five foot launch tower at noon. Refreshments, games, and contests will take place throughout the day, with chances to win tour packages and merchandise. In honor of their Grand Opening, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours is offering $56 Full Canopy Tours by reservation and $15 Racing Zips all day long. Canopy tour staff will be on site to answer questions about Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, its mission and opportunities.
"We're excited to bring the eco-adventure industry to Southeastern Wisconsin,” remarks Mike Goril, General Manager. "We have been looking forward to this day for a long time."
Guests are invited to discover Lake Geneva Canopy Tour’s mile long zipline course with 8 ziplines in the canopy of the forest, eighteen tree top platforms, five Skybridges, three spiral staircases and a 1,200 ft Dual Racing Zipline. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours is situated on 100 acres of pristine Wisconsin landscape and designed to appeal to the nature lover, thrill seeker and families alike. The staff of professionally trained Guides look to always enthuse, amuse and educate.
Centrally located between Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Rockford, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours is “your skyway to adventure.” Groups are welcome. Participants must be at least seven years of age and weigh between 70 and 250 pounds. Online reservations are recommended for the full canopy tour but not required. No reservations are needed for the Dual Racing Zipline, subject to availability. The course is open seven days a week, year round. For additional information call 262-248-9271 or visit the Web site at www.LakeGenevaCanopyTours.com
Myrtle Beach, SC- The innovative, educational and fascinating new exhibit at Ripley's Aquarium is definitely a "Jaw-some" exhibit. Featuring over a dozen species of sharks along with over 30 hands-on interactive displays, the exhibit will truly leave any visitor with a better understanding of these great creatures.
"Sharks" takes visitors beyond the superstitions surrounding sharks and shark attacks - exploring their daily struggle to survive. The show, created specifically for Ripley's Aquarium, is free with paid admission and will be on display throughout 2011.
"Our Sharks - Perfect Predators exhibit provides guests with an opportunity to appreciate these magnificent predators. For millions of years sharks have ruled the seas. Live animals - both great and small, video and interactives, will fascinate and educate," said Peter MacIntyre, General Manager of Ripley's Aquarium.
During a walkthrough of this amazing exposition visitors will be able to:
• Guess what unusual manmade objects have been found in a shark's stomach.
• Have an up close view of shark skin.
• Experience "shark vision."
• Witness the force of a shark bite!
• See why sharks have endured for millions of years.
The aquarium is located off of 29th Ave N. at Broadway at the Beach and is open 365 days a year. For information call 800-734-8888 or see us on the web atwww.ripleysaquarium.com.
|concept art: Steve Perry|
- A 170-acre Theme Park with over 30 exciting Rides, Stunt Shows, and Entertainment. Not to mention incredible food.
- An awesome Mall area featuring some of the best restaurants, family entertainment, and Night Clubs in Louisiana. It will include a state-of-the-art Movie Theater, an incredible new laser tag type game, and Family style mini Bowling Alley.
- a 600+ room Hotel Resort.
- A brand new RV Park.
- A Championship Golf Course
- and a Convention Center
- "When will you open the Park?
- We are way too early to set an opening date. There are still way too many factors and variables that can make this project take a little while longer than we want.
- "Why build in Houma?
- Again, we've done our homework here. Houma is one of the fastest growing cities in Louisiana. This makes it a prime location to put the park.
- "Why not rebuild Jazzland?
- Jazzland, we believe was not the best location for a Theme Park. Theme Parks seem to do a lot better in middle-class areas. In addition, Jazzland's confusing get-off-this-freeway, -get-on-this-freeway location, made it too confusing for most.
- "Are you just going to be buying-up the old Jazzland rides?
- No way! We will be purchasing new rides and shows from the top companies in their professions. We look to have 4 different roller coasters, a planetarium, an entire western town, a pirate village, as well as a state-of-the-art 3,000 - 4,000 seat amphitheater. We've done our best to make sure we are not duplicating any ride from any local amusement park or traveling carnival.
- "Will the Theme Park shut down during the winter?
- Nope. We plan on opening the park for Family fun year-round!"
- A May 15 update and analysis from HoumaToday.com: click here.
Innovative Products, Expert-led Education Sessions, and Professional Networking Events Highlight AAE 2011 in Singapore, June 21 – 24
|Resorts World Sentosa|
|Show Floor to Showcase Products and Services to Increase Business |
The trade show floor at AAE 2011 provides a concentrated buying opportunity for owners, operators, and managers of theme parks, waterparks, family entertainment centers, museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, casinos, and resorts in the Asian region. Exhibiting companies will display products in more than 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, redemption prizes; and many more. While on the show floor, attraction professionals will conduct face-to-face meetings, establish new partnerships, and purchase products and services that will grow their businesses in the future. Attendees can extend their conversations and continue to network in the IAAPA Business Lounge. In addition, for the first time an AAE 2011 mobile application is available and will allow attendees access to an exhibitor list and the trade show floor plan from their handheld smartphone.
AAE 2011 offers education session to promote best practices, new ideas, and industry trends related to the key issues at the core of any successful operation.
Tues., June 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The institute will provide an overview of ASTM Standards and provide an overview of the new Singapore comprehensive framework for regulations on safety operations in the amusement industry. In addition, executives from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will describe their comprehensive safety approach and outline key considerations from design to the daily oversight of an attraction. The institute is included with AAE 2011 registration.
AAE 2012 will be held in Singapore, June 5-8, 2012.
Friday, April 22, 2011
A new visitor survey has revealed that older travellers are booking holidays to Las Vegas, and that they are doing much more than just gambling, say Beat the Brochure.
National Launch on Earth Day
Arlington, TX, USA /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Over Texas, celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011, announced the official launch of the most anticipated ride of the year— the NEW Texas Giant. This super hybrid coaster is all new from the ground up boasting what is said to be the steepest drop of any wooden coaster in the world at 79 degrees; three bank turns at more than 90 degrees and a state-of-the-art steel track that zips riders through an unforgettable, white knuckled 1½ minutes of breathtaking twists and turns from start to finish.
“This is the best ride we’ve ever built… bar none,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas Park President. “We’ve taken the best attribute of a wooden coaster: plenty of air time; and the best of steel: smoothness combined with speed, and created a truly remarkable roller coaster experience. As we like to say in Texas, this ain’t your Daddy’s ride.”
The NEW Texas Giant is Texas through and through. 17-foot-longhorns welcome guests to the ride’s area. Three new trains pay homage to the Lone Star State and the popular 1961 Cadillac Deville; each train has a custom-made “cattle horn” and custom-designed saddle seats. There’s even an oil derrick nestled right in the belly of this wooden beast.
“In true Texas style, we’ve gone BIG!” added Martindale. “From the first breathtaking drop, to the multiple hills and turns with gravity-defying air time, guests will want to saddle up again and again.”
The beloved Texas Giant is back—Bigger, Better and Badder than ever. It opens to the public on Friday, April 22. Go to www.sixflags.com/overtexas for more information. ###
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.
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