• DOLLYWOOD EARNS THREE GOLDEN TICKET AWARDS

    PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Monday, September 9, 2019)—Dollywood certainly has earned a number of major accolades in recent years, and the Smoky Mountain theme park won three more on Saturday night during Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards ceremony held at Silverwood theme park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dollywood earned finalist placement in seven total categories and won […]

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  • Fury 325 Voted Best Steel Coaster in the World for the Fourth Year in a Row!

    The Golden Ticket Awards are presented annually to honor the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry and are calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today. Voted the best new roller coaster of the year when it debuted in 2015, Fury 325 has won the Best Steel Coaster every year since – four years running. […]

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  • New Spiraling Mega-Slide Coming to Six Flags White Water in 2020

    MARIETTA, Ga.–Six Flags White Water—the Southeast’s Largest Water Park—today announced Python Plunge, a striking five-story water slide with multiple swirling discs and adrenaline-pumping drops, will debut in 2020. The massive water slide features two-person rafts that race along a 500-foot course and careen around giant saucer-shaped turns before sending guests plunging into the pool below. “Six […]

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  • NEW MAT RACING WATER SLIDE ATTRACTION, “GRAND CARNIVALE” INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL COMING TO CAROWINDS IN 2020

    CAROWINDS, Charlotte, N.C. – World-class water slide racing is coming to Carowinds in 2020 when Boogie Board Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the Southeast, debuts next summer at Carolina Harbor waterpark. On Boogie Board Racer, guests will ascend to nearly 60 feet, grab a mat, and choose one of six lanes where they’ll wait for the green light […]

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  • Two Villainous New Thrill Rides Coming to Six Flags Over Georgia in 2020

    AUSTELL, Ga.–Six Flags Over Georgia—the Thrill Capital of the South—in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, announces two, new innovative ride experiences for the 2020 season. Catwoman Whip and Poison Ivy Toxic Twisterwill be the latest additions to the park’s impressive lineup of ultimate heart-pumping thrills for guests of all ages. The two exciting attractions, new theming […]

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  • NEW MASSIVE SOAKY MOUNTAIN WATERPARK COMING TO SEVIERVILLE

    (SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.) — Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks ownership group today announced that they will be building a new attraction in the Smoky Mountain region called Soaky Mountain Waterpark. The new massive 50-acre outdoor waterpark will be located across the street and up the hill from the Sevierville Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies Resort. […]

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  • SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES 11 YEARS AS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS EVENT WITH GLACIER RIDGE, FIVE MILLION LIGHTS

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, November 5, 2018) — After earning its 11th consecutive Golden Ticket award for Best Theme Park Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 10, 2018- Jan. 5, 2019) adds even more merry memory making moments with the addition of the impressive Glacier Ridge. With the all-new Glacier Ridge, […]

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  • DOLLYWOOD’S GREAT PUMPKIN LUMINIGHTS GROWS IN 2018

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, October 24, 2018) — The glow grows during the return of Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana. An overwhelming guest-favorite last season, Great Pumpkin LumiNights returns with several new immersive displays, exciting activities and an expanded footprint more than twice the size of 2017’s version. Additionally, the […]

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  • Wild Adventures Announced 3-Acres of New Adventures

    It’s the biggest news to hit South Georgia! Wild Adventures introduces a new area filled with fun and exploration for children of all ages in 2019. The new area will feature 6 kid-friendly rides including Gator Crossing Rope Bridge. Dare to cross our new suspended rope bridge right above the gator pond, filled with dozens of […]

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  • Carowinds Makes Bold Strike with Biggest Investment to Date

    CAROWINDS, Charlotte, N.C. – Carowinds will mark a turning point in its evolution as a destination amusement park when it introduces Copperhead Strike, the Carolinas’ first double launch coaster, for the 2019 season.  Copperhead Strike simulates the harrowing chase of getaway cars racing through rolling farmland, sending riders on two launches through a relentless winding ride […]

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