Kings Dominion is Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun, Thrills and Memories in 2014

 

DOSWELL, VA (September 12, 2013) – Kings Dominion turns back the clock as the park announces plans for a celebration four decades in the making. This once in a lifetime event will include many surprises, the return of classic park icons and a chance to create new traditions and memories with your family. The celebration will begin next season to commemorate Kings Dominion’s grand opening in 1975.

“As a native Richmond resident, I grew up not only visiting Kings Dominion, but also started my career here as a seasonal associate,” said Pat Jones, Kings Dominion’s Vice President and General Manager. “I have 40 years of fond memories and I am thrilled to share some of these exciting moments with our guests during our special 40th Celebration.”

The central piece of the 40th Celebration will be the introduction of “Ruby”, a custom painted 40th Celebration horse. “Ruby” will be added to the park’s historic Carousel, which dates back to 1917. The Carousel has operated at Kings Dominion since the park opened in 1975.

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Busch Gardens Presents A Terror-tory Terror-story: Ripper Row

WILLIAMSBURG (September 9, 2013) – Ripper Row is one of four unnerving Terror-tories awaiting guests when Howl-O-Scream opens Friday the 13th of September.  This immersive area will greet guests when they enter Howl-O-Scream through what was once a quaint English village, but now resembles another time and place. Loosely based on the terrifying reign of the Whitechapel Murderer, Ripper Row envelops guests into a cinematic experience infused with new horrifying plot twists and turns. As the main attraction in Ripper Row, beware or become the Ripper’s next victim during this autumn of terror.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Unveils New Show for 2014

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WILLIAMSBURG (September 7, 2013) – Peace, love and happiness filled Das Festhaus® at Busch Gardens® Saturday morning at the park’s annual Pass Member Appreciation Weekend kickoff. Pass Members who attended the event were the first to hear about a new Christmas Town™ Pass add-on offer, Howl-O-Scream® and Christmas Town details, as well as a new British rock-n-roll show debuting next year in the park’s Globe Theatre.

The exclusive event featured details about a special Christmas Town Pass available as an add-on for active

Annual Pass Members that provides unlimited admission to Christmas Town for the 2013 season. The $30 pass add-on is the same price as a Christmas Town Single-Day Ticket and Pass Members retain their membership benefits, including free parking and in-park discounts.

For a limited time, pass members can purchase the Christmas Town Pass add-on for $25. Pass members can visit www.bgwpass.com and log in to their Pass Member account for complete details. Christmas Town fans without an Annual Pass can visit buschgardens.com/va to become a pass member and then take advantage of this pass-member exclusive offer.

Busch Gardens, known for high-caliber productions like Celtic Fyre® is raising the bar again in 2014 with the debut of London Rocks™. Guests will embark on a musical journey that explores the roots of rock-n-roll and transforms Busch Gardens’ Globe Theatre into a rousing 25-minute live action and multi-media rock spectacular. The musical revue explores the powerful role that music plays in people’s lives.  A team of more than 200 musical directors, designers, technicians and artists is taking on this ambitious Busch Gardens’ production.

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Six Flags America to Open New Mardi Gras Themed Area Featuring Two New Rides for 2014

SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION RAGIN CAJUNSix Flags America today announced a new Mardi Gras section of the park along with the addition of two exhilarating new rides. Ragin’ Cajun, a spinning, fast-track roller coaster, will be the theme park’s 9th roller coaster. Ragin’ Cajun will be joined by a new family-friendly, flying ride dubbed French Quarter Flyers. Both attractions will be located in the festive new Mardi Gras section of the park.

Guests will discover a celebration every day as snappy jazz and zydeco tunes pour into the streets of Mardi Gras. The entire area will be a party inspired by the energy of New Orleans with delicious foods, exciting games, tasty beverages and fun retail items to match the lively spirit of the South.

“Not one, but two new rides and a completely new look will bring the celebratory style of the Big Easy to Six Flags America,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “The new Mardi Gras area marks a considerable expansion to our excellent collection of rides and a major enhancement to our theming.”

Ragin’ Cajun is a fast track roller coaster that twists, turns and tilts as groups of four riders zigzag through 1,378 feet of dizzying 360° spins, breathtaking drops, sudden twists and erratic speeds. The roller coaster’s uniquely-designed train spins independently as it zips through a course as wild as its name and will add a new and adrenaline-charged ride experience to the existing coaster collection.

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