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Debuting The World's Tallest Water Coaster: Theme Park News and Notes For Feb. 12, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | February 12, 2016

Debuting The World's Tallest Water Coaster: Theme Park News and Notes For Feb. 12, 2016

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Building World's Tallest Water Coaster
The Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, Texas, has announced that it will build the world's tallest water coaster. Dubbed “Massiv," the water coaster is expected to be completed during the summer.

Dorney Park Offers to Rehire Special Needs Employee After Backlash
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is facing backlash after one of its employees took to social media to oust the theme park for firing a special needs employee after years of unwavering service. The park has offered to rehire the 29-year-old man.

Atlantic City’s Steel Pier Owners Heading to Debt Mediation
Steel Pier in Atlantic City is a very popular tourist attraction, but the owners of the theme park and lenders are now heading to mediation over the reported $1.5 million owe for several loan defaults. Negotiations between the two sides have already started.


With SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World—Orlando’s three major resort chains—all in the midst of hotel construction, a report suggests there will be a jump in theme park hotel inventory.

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the construction of a new, multi-level go-kart amusement park is underway. Officials have stated that the facility is scheduled to open this summer, but no exact date was given.

Scheduled to reopen to the public this summer, Universal’s Islands of Adventure is currently rebuilding its The Incredible Hulk roller coaster. Visitors to the park can now see the bright green rail pieces being reinstalled as excitement continues to grow.

Denver Broncos quarterback and Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning did what most sports champions do these days; he went to Disneyland to celebrate.


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