amusement parks

Where to find old Theme Park Maps & Brochures

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For you theme park junkies out there, we’ve discovered an awesome resource for old park maps and brochures. We like grab a few park maps on our visits to parks to take home as free souvenirs, but sometimes it’s nice to see older versions we don’t have.  Whether you use them as your desktop background, print them to post on your wall or take them to your favourite park to compare old vs. new, this site is full of maps & brochures for parks big and small. It’s always fun to see what parks were like way back when!

Check out Theme Park Maps for the entire list of maps & brochures.

Theme Park Jobs: Summer's just around the corner

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As we sit here in chilly January, the summer season of rollercoasters, thrill rides and outdoor parks seems like it will never arrive. For those of us that live in colder climates with seasonal parks, this is prime time for getting a position in a park. Many seasonal amusement and theme parks have begun their recruitment campaigns for the summer. Don’t worry if you’re  lucky enough to live in a warm climate with parks open year round, they’re recruiting too as summer is peak season.

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If you’ve ever thought of working in a park, DO IT! It’s one of the best experiences you can have. You meet a lot of great people, get to work outside and best of all: go to a park every day! Here’s a listing of some parks that have started their hiring for the 2013 season and a couple of resources for amusement industry jobs. Let us know if we’re missing a resource our readers would be interested to hear about!

Canada’s Wonderland

Cedar Point
Darien Lake

Centreville

Playland

Calgary Stampede

Calaway Park

West Edmonton Mall (including Galaxyland)

King’s Island

Six Flags

Seaworld Parks & Entertainment

Walt Disney World

Universal Orlando 

Universal Studios Hollywood

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Six Flags to buy Seaworld Parks & Entertainment?

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In what is the worst news we’ve heard in a long time, we’ve learned that Six Flags may be interested in buying Seaworld Parks & Entertainment. While Six Flags builds great coasters and thrill rides, they are known for lacking the quality & themed experiences of theme park owners like Seaworld Parks & Entertainment, Disney and Universal. Let’s cross our fingers that this deal doesn’t happen. Read the full article below: Continue reading

What's going on at Marineland?

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For months now, there have been stories of mistreated animals and awful conditions for them at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

It started with a Toronto Star investigation that interviewed former employees, and even included some videos and photos of the problems. From bad water to lack of sufficient staffing to take care of the animals, the list of issues goes on. Continue reading

Cedar Point 2013 Gatekeeper construction

On our weekend trip to HalloWeekends, we took a few photos of the construction site for Gatekeeper, the 2013 B&M Winged coaster Cedar Point is adding to its awesome collection of coasters. The previous occupants of the site, Disaster Transport and Space Spiral, are completely gone. You can see footers are being poured and vertical construction will probably begin in a few weeks. Continue reading

Cedar Point HalloWeekends 2012 Trip Report

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Over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, we packed up our car and headed to Cedar Point to take in their fantastic HalloWeekends for the first time ever! It’s been on our list for a long time, so it was nice to finally have time to visit.

If you’ve never heard of the event, it’s similar to Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland, with the exception that it’s included with park admission.

Our first night was Friday and the weather flopped back and forth from being a tolerable chilly to pouring rain. It did put a damper on the evening, but we had the chance to walk the park and take in all the fantastic Halloween themeing and decor. We must say it was very impressive! Continue reading

We're heading to HalloWeekends at Cedar Point!

We’re excited to announce that this weekend we’ll be heading off Ohio to Cedar Point and experience HalloWeekends! It’s our very first time visiting and we can’t be more excited. Look for a ton of pictures and videos next week once we return! In the meantime, check out all the gory details for this years event. Continue reading