Midwest’s Tallest Pendulum Thrill Ride to Debut at Six Flags Great America

Press Release from Six Flags Great America

 GURNEE, Ill. — August 30, 2023 — Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, announced today the Midwest’s tallest pendulum thrill ride, Sky Striker, will debut in spring 2024. Towering at an astounding 17 stories tall, the impressive swinging disk will reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it glides back and forth, higher and higher to give riders a breathtaking view of the park’s skyline. 

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 Silver Dollar City Reveals Record-Setting Indoor Family Coaster

Press Release from Silver Dollar City

 (Branson, MO – 8/14/2023) Silver Dollar City today announces the new groundbreaking $30 million FIRE IN THE HOLE indoor family roller coaster, the largest in the Midwest. Opening in spring of 2024, the highly-anticipated attraction joins the park’s lineup of revolutionary rides. Located in the newly incorporated Fire District, FIRE IN THE HOLE doubles the size of one of The City’s most popular areas, already home to Station No. 3 firehouse and a collection of family-friendly attractions. Just ten months ago, the 1880s theme park, Silver Dollar City revealed an additional $30 million investment in new guest experiences and improvements, hinting at further development in the next five years. Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, recently announced Silver Dollar City, located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains, as the number one amusement park in the United States based on traveler reviews and ratings. 

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Kings Island to Expand Award-Winning Kids’ Area with New Family Boomerang Coaster and Immersive Camp Snoopy Area in 2024

Press Release from Kings Island

MASON, OH – There will be more ways to play in 2024 as Kings Island expands its award-winning kids’ area with the addition of a new adventure play space, Camp Snoopy, featuring the park’s newest roller coaster, Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers. It will be the amusement park’s first family boomerang coaster, that races riders both forward and backward on the same track. With the addition of Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers, Kings Island will become the Kids Coaster Capital of the World, offering five different coaster experiences for future thrill seekers.

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