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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Mid-Atlantic Amusement Parks offer ACE Members Discounts

Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Six Flags America and Kings Dominion are offering discounts to ACE Members  For more details, about these discounts and others for parks around the nation, please visit the ACE National Website.  Please note, you may need to login to the ACE National Website for additional information on how to redeem a particular discount.

Kings Dominion Announces Eight New Rides in the Bigger, Better Planet Snoopy

DOSWELL, VA (December 18, 2012) — Eight new rides await families at Kings Dominion when the bigger, better Planet Snoopy opens in the spring of 2013. Combined with the re-themed rides, Kings Dominion’s Planet Snoopy with boast 18 total rides and will span nearly 14-acres, doubling its current size. All of new and re-themed rides, based on one of the most believed comic strip characters, are designed for families to experience together.

The list of the eight new rides include:

Snoopy’s Rocket Express: An aerial monorail that gives families a view high above Planet Snoopy.

Flying Ace Balloon Race: Hot air balloons that lift up 15 feet into the air, as you spin around. Each balloon represents a different country throughout the world.

Linus Launcher: This ride will give families a sense as if they are flying around together in Planet Snoopy.

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