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Universal Studios Raises Prices, Six Flags Adding Coaster, More Theme Park News

Entertainment | Donald Wood | March 23, 2016

Universal Studios Raises Prices, Six Flags Adding Coaster, More Theme Park News

Universal Studios Hollywood Raises Ticket Prices
Universal Studios Hollywood officials announced over the weekend that the amusement park would be raising prices by up to 20 percent. Now, an adult daily ticket at the Hollywood park is more expensive than its Orlando sister facility.

Six Flags St. Louis Adding New Roller Coaster for 2016
Six Flags St. Louis is preparing for the 2016 season by painting, rehabbing rides, cleaning the food stands and putting the final touches on the park’s new roller coaster ride, dubbed the Fireball, which is scheduled to open in May.

Ferrari Opening Theme Park in China
Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari has announced that it will build another theme park, this time in China. The park’s location and construction costs were not announced, but Ferrari has signed a non-binding agreement with China’s Beijing Automotive Group Co and BAIC Eternaland Property Co.

Universal Studios Japan Opens Jurassic Park Roller Coaster
Universal Studios Japan is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the debut of the world's longest flying coaster, dubbed “Jurassic Park: The Flying Dinosaur.” The coaster measures 3,688 feet long and is the world's longest Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster.


The Busch Gardens theme park is almost ready to open its newest roller coaster, Cobra's Curse, as workers installed the final piece of track last weekend.

Coney Island’s Luna Park and the nation’s oldest roller coaster, the Cyclone, had the opening of the park delayed until Friday, March 25.

The old Hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach, Florida, was demolished five years after being closed to the public. It was cleared to make way for an $800 million shopping and entertainment center.

Passengers on a roller coaster at the Happy Valley Amusement Park in Beijing, China, were stuck upside down for almost 20 minutes when a bird landed on one of the ride's safety sensors.


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