Live Music Returns to Kings Island in 2022 with Concert Series Featuring The Avett Brothers, 3 Doors Down and More Beginning June 28

Press Release from Kings Island

MASON, OH – Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, Kings Island today announced the return of live music to the Timberwolf Amphitheatre this season with a concert series lineup including The Avett Brothers, Berlin & A Flock Of Seagulls, 3 Doors Down with special guest Candlebox, Skillet with special guest Jordan St. Cyr and Five for Fighting with special guest The Verve Pipe.

The 2022 Kings Island Concert Series at Timberwolf Amphitheatre presented by Platform Beer Company marks the most summer concerts at Timberwolf since 1995. For the first time, Kings Island will not require concert goers to also purchase admission to the amusement park. Concert tickets will be available to the general public and will include free parking after 5 p.m. and an exclusive entrance to Timberwolf before each show begins.

“Since Timberwolf opened in 1982, some of the most popular performers of our time have taken its stage,” said Mike Koontz, Kings Island vice president and general manager. “We are excited to bring that tradition back to Kings Island this

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Several quality of life updates made to the site.

In the last couple days, I’ve gone and made a couple small changes to the site which I hope will result in a better user experience.

I implemented page caching on most of the areas on the site which should result in much faster load times. No more waiting for our huge list of parks to load! I’ll keep working on getting the algorithm right, but generally I’d expect the overall experience to be much better.

I’ve also started making some tweaks to the photo update pages to make them easier to browse. There is a spotlight photo that is now featured at the top of the update and I’ve taken out pagination and replaced it with infinite scroll which should make viewing, especially on mobile much easier. Finally, at the end of each update there will now be recommendations for what related content might be interesting to look at next.

Let me know if you run into any issues. Still many more little things I’d like to get done.

Canada’s Wonderland announces exciting festival and event lineup ahead of opening day April 30

Press Release from Canada’s Wonderland

VAUGHAN, ON (April 4, 2022) – Canada’s Wonderland opens this month and today it released the full lineup of exciting events and entertainment returning for the 2022 season. The park opens to the public on April 30 and this summer it will feature seven festivals, including three new food festivals – Portugal, Ireland and The Caribbean – plus the return of long weekend fireworks. The seasons of fun continue through fall and winter with Camp Spooky, Halloween Haunt and WinterFest. “We’re really pleased to be able to provide our guests with a full season of fun once again,” said Norm Pirtovshek, general manager. “With more than 200 attractions at the park, we’re known for thrills, but the return of our summer events really enriches the park experience, offering something for guests of all ages through spring, summer, fall and winter.”

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State Line Celebration at Carowinds Begins April 9

Press Release from Carowinds

Charlotte, N.C. (April 1, 2022) —Carowinds will showcase some of the best food, music, and fun from the Carolinas when it debuts the new State Line Celebration on Saturday, April 9. The limited-time event, which will
run on select days through Sunday, May 8, capitalizes on Carowinds unique distinction as the nation’s only amusement park straddling two states. Carowinds’ State Line Celebration will feature the Carolinas’ best food in a Southern food festival, complete with live music and fun activities from around North Carolina and South Carolina.

“We are so excited to welcome guests to our brand-new State Line Celebration,” Ryan Allen, director of live entertainment at Carowinds, said. “We cannot wait for guests to join us on the State Line for some of our favorite recipes and Carolina fun. With four unique shows, delicious dishes, and more local beer and wine than you can shake a stick at, this special event shows why there is no place finer than the Carolinas.”

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Sandcastle Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Park Improvement Plan For Upcoming 2022 Season

Press Release from Sandcastle Waterpark

WEST HOMESTEAD [APRIL 1, 2022] – BETTER. BRIGHTER. FRESHER THAN EVER. Today, Sandcastle Waterpark reveals a major, multi-million dollar improvement plan along with a lineup of exciting events, a new waterslide, and an expanded operating calendar for the upcoming 2022 season. 

Nominated as one of America’s Best Waterparks by USA TODAY 10BestPittsburgh’s Hometown Waterpark will look better, brighter, and fresher than ever this year as major changes to enhance guest experience have been secretly under way for months. Now, Sandcastle’s leadership team unveils the expansive, ongoing transformation with less than two months remaining until Opening Day: Saturday, May 21.

“Guests will be stunned when they see the all-new look of our world-class water park this year,” says Ricky Spicuzza, Sandcastle’s Assistant General Manager. “This began last season with the improvements to the park’s appearance, new food and beverage offerings, and new Jammin’ July special event. We are now building upon those successful changes this year and offering a brand-new Sandcastle experience unlike anything the Steel City has ever seen before.”

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