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Get revvved up in 2024! Cedar Point announces Top Thrill 2, the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch coaster

“Get ready for the ultimate thrill ride as Cedar Point unveils Top Thrill 2, the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch coaster!”



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Get revved up for an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other in 2024! Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®, has just announced the arrival of Top Thrill 2, the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch coaster. This groundbreaking roller coaster will take riders on a heart-stopping journey that will leave them breathless and craving for more.

Building on the success of their pioneering strata coaster, Cedar Point will introduce not one, but two towering track towers, each standing at a jaw-dropping height of 420 feet. Buckle up and join the CP Racing Team as you step into one of the sleek high-performance racing vehicles. With open-air seating, you’ll have a front-row view of the action on the world’s first and only dual-tower vertical speedway.

The adventure begins with a lightning-fast launch using an innovative linear synchronous motor (LSM) system, propelling you down the straightaway at a blazing speed of 74 mph. As you race towards the sky on the first 420-foot-tall tower, get ready for the exhilarating “rollback” moment, where the train reverses direction, creating a weightless sensation that coaster enthusiasts adore. Then, brace yourself for the second launch, reaching an astounding speed of 101 mph.

But the excitement doesn’t end there. Prepare to see Cedar Point from a whole new perspective as you climb backward at a 90-degree angle on the second 420-foot-tall tower. Experience another moment of weightlessness before the train shifts into drive and races forward into its third and final launch, reaching a mind-boggling top speed of 120 mph.

As you cross over the top hat tower, hold on tight as the train dives into a 270-degree spiral, delivering a thrilling finale before crossing the finish line. Top Thrill 2 promises to be the boldest and most advanced roller coaster ever introduced at Cedar Point, showcasing their commitment to pushing the boundaries of coaster innovation.

Partnering with Zamperla Rides, Cedar Point has incorporated their cutting-edge “Lightning” trains, designed for high-speed aerodynamics and rider comfort. The ride also features a state-of-the-art LSM launch system, providing smooth acceleration and a rush of motorsport racing.

Cedar Point’s legacy of roller coaster excellence continues with Top Thrill 2, adding to their impressive lineup of record-breaking rides. From the Magnum XL-200 to the Millennium Force and the former Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point has consistently pushed the limits of height and speed. Now, with Top Thrill 2’s three launches, increased ride time, and second vertical tower, Cedar Point will once again redefine the iconic skyline and solidify its status as the ultimate destination for coaster enthusiasts.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the thrill of Top Thrill 2. Secure your spot with a 2024 Gold Pass, available for a limited time at the discounted price of $99. This pass not only grants you access to Top Thrill 2 but also includes admission to Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, and HalloWeekends for the rest of 2023 and all of 2024. Plus, enjoy free parking, in-park discounts, and more.


Get ready to rev up your excitement and make 2024 a year to remember at Cedar Point. For more information or to purchase your 2024 Gold Pass, visit cedarpoint.com or follow Cedar Point on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for the latest updates on this record-breaking scream machine.

More information about the ride: https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog/media-center/get-revvved-up-in-2024


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Knott’s Spooky Farm: Family-Friendly Halloween Fun!

“Join Knott’s Spooky Farm for family-friendly Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating and pumpkin decorating!



Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, the ultimate family-friendly Halloween celebration. From September 28 to October 29, 2023, plus Columbus Day and Halloween, Knott’s Berry Farm will transform into a ghoulish wonderland filled with themed décor and wicked fun around every corner. This Fall Season of Fun offers a wide array of Halloween-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

One of the highlights of Knott’s Spooky Farm is the trick-or-treating experience in the spooky streets of Ghost Town. Kids can interact with friendly but spooky shopkeepers and show off their festive Halloween costumes. And while you’re there, don’t miss the chance to visit the Livery Stable and meet the Creepy Critters of Calico, including spiders and bugs that will give you a delightful shiver.

The park will also feature a Pumpkin Patch in Calico Park, where you can take memorable photos surrounded by whimsical jack-o-lanterns. For those feeling creative, there’s an opportunity to decorate your own themed cookie or pumpkin right in the heart of Ghost Town. And be sure to catch the Calico Carnival Costume Cavalcade, where little ghouls can strut their stuff and show off their Halloween costumes.

For entertainment, head to the Calico Mine Stage for a country concert like no other, featuring Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre Show at Birdcage Theatre will also captivate audiences with their spooky puppet show, perfect for both kids and adults.

Don’t miss the Halloween Hootenanny at The Timber Mountain Log Ride, where surprises await as you venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper Band and splash down Skull Mountain. And for candy lovers, the Calico Mine Ride will transform into a candy wonderland, where you can explore caves and caverns in search of sweet treats.

Knott’s Spooky Farm is included with regular park admission, but the best way to enjoy all the fun is with a 2024 Season Pass. Regular Season Passes start at just $99, and a Gold Season Pass gives you unlimited admission to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. Hurry and take advantage of these offers before they end on October 31, 2023.

For more information, visit knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app. Join the conversation on social media using #SpookyFarm and get ready for a frightfully good time at Knott’s Spooky Farm!


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Knott’s Scary Farm: 50 Years of Nightmares

Experience 50 years of never-ending nightmares at Knott’s Scary Farm – Southern California’s premier Halloween event.



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Knott’s Scary Farm, the iconic Halloween theme park event, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience of never-ending nightmares. With a lineup of 10 terrifying mazes, five sinister scare zones, and four hair-raising shows, guests will be immersed in a world of unimaginable scares and innovative thrills.

For the 50th year, Knott’s Scary Farm introduces three new frightening mazes that will transport visitors into the realms of horror. “Cinema Slasher” takes guests on a journey through a trilogy of slasher movies, where they become the characters trying to escape the wrath of a dangerous Slasher. “The Chilling Chambers” pays homage to Scary Farm’s past by guiding guests through classic maze themes from its infamous history. And “Room 13” unravels a Prohibition-era mystery surrounding a deadly cocktail at The Blind Tiger.

One of the fan-favorite scare zones, “The Gauntlet,” returns with a new twist as classic characters invade Camp Snoopy. In addition, shows like “Dr. Cleaver Returns,” “The Hanging: Uncancelled,” and “Music, Monsters & Mayhem” will entertain and thrill audiences with their wicked performances.

Alongside the new offerings, guests can revisit popular mazes like “Bloodline 1842,” “The Grimoire,” “Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind,” “Wax Works,” “Origins: The Curse of Calico,” “The Depths,” and “Dark Entities.” Each maze offers a unique and spine-chilling experience that will leave visitors trembling with fear.

Knott’s Scary Farm’s 50th anniversary celebration begins on September 21 and runs through October 31, providing 29 terrifying nights of non-stop Halloween frights. Prepare to be immersed in the never-ending nightmares of Knott’s Scary Farm, where the spirits come alive, and fear knows no boundaries.


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Mattel Adventure Park Set to Thrill Visitors with First-of-its-Kind Hot Wheels Bone Shaker Rollercoaster

Mattel Adventure Park: Opening 2024 with Hot Wheels Bone Shaker Rollercoaster and thrilling attractions for all ages!



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Get ready to buckle up and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush as Mattel Adventure Park prepares for its grand opening in 2024. This one-of-a-kind amusement park, located in Glendale, Arizona, promises to be a year-round entertainment destination for families and fans of all ages. Boasting a fully themed indoor/outdoor design, the park will showcase an array of attractions inspired by Mattel’s iconic brands. Among the highlights is the much-anticipated Hot Wheels Bone Shaker Rollercoaster, a groundbreaking ride that will leave visitors breathless and begging for more.

Unleash the Thrill:
Mattel Adventure Park is set to take rollercoaster enthusiasts on an exhilarating journey with two fully themed Hot Wheels rollercoasters. The Hot Wheels Bone Shaker: The Ultimate Ride is a family coaster like no other, featuring the famous skull design of the iconic hot rod. Soar to heights of 84 feet as you experience twists, turns, and drops that will leave you in awe. For those seeking an even more intense adventure, the Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer offers double loops and corkscrews, making it the first coaster of its kind in Arizona.

A Multitude of Experiences:
While the Hot Wheels attractions are sure to steal the show, Mattel Adventure Park offers an array of experiences beyond the realm of racing. Enter the World of Sodor™ with Thomas & Friends, where young adventurers can enjoy seven family-friendly attractions and rides. Barbie fans will be delighted to explore a life-size Barbie Beach House, complete with an interactive Barbie Dream Closet Experience™ that brings the iconic doll to life through hologram technology. Additionally, Masters of the Universe™ enthusiasts can engage in epic laser tag battles within the Castle Grayskull fortress.

Unforgettable Fun for Everyone:
Mattel Adventure Park goes above and beyond to ensure that visitors of all ages are captivated by the experience. A mini golf course inspired by beloved Mattel games such as Magic 8 Ball™ and Pictionary™ promises to entertain both young and old. Furthermore, a larger-than-life custom climb UNO™ structure provides a nostalgic and adventurous challenge for all. With each attraction meticulously designed to immerse guests in a world of wonder, Mattel Adventure Park aims to create lasting memories for families and friends.

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As the countdown to its 2024 opening begins, Mattel Adventure Park holds the promise of an extraordinary entertainment experience for anyone who steps foot inside. From the heart-pounding thrills of the Hot Wheels Bone Shaker Rollercoaster to the enchanting worlds of Thomas & Friends and Barbie, this park will ignite the imagination and delight fans of all ages. Mattel Adventure Park is a testament to the power of play and the enduring magic of cherished brands. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure at Mattel Adventure Park, where dreams come to life.

Be the first to see a sneak peek of Hot Wheels Bone Shaker: The Ultimate Ride roller coaster up close and personal only at Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party™ at Desert Diamond Arena August 19 and 20!

Stay up to date with all the happenings at Mattel Adventure Park by following their social channels:


@matteladventureparkaz on Instagram


For more information about Mattel Adventure Park, visit MattelAdventurePark.com.

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