Thursday, September 25, 2014

Haunt Review- Hundred Acres Manor

 Haunt Review of Hundred Acres Manor, They Did It Again!

 It's rare that I say I truly love a haunted house, it's even more difficult to get me to admit to this in public. It's only happened maybe five times in the last few years but Hundred Acres Manor has defended their right to be on that list, with some amazingly twisted goodies which make my dark little heart sing with absolute joy. It's rare that a haunt gets everything right, they take that envelope of "Basic Accepted Level" and "Lines Not to Be Crossed" and burn it on a pyre while giggling like lunatics. Hundred Acres Manor is simply deliciously evil in the show they create and present, it's Love at first Scream.

This season Hundred Acres Manor has 6 delightfully twisted houses for your terror and enjoyment, included an all new house called "Torture Tank". Which is something spewed directly from some hellish nightmares of a lunatic, we call him Ethan. Several of the houses have seen new improvements and additions, plus again this season they've changed 'The Maze' completely. Plus this season we've seen the addition of "Zombie Paintball" which is likely the best iteration of this theme I've seen done yet.

...but you can read more about that below, let's get this slaughter moving!

Haunt: Hundred Acres Manor
Location: Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Date: September 19th, 2014
Review Team: Kitsune Hazard and Carrie 
Cost: Between $18 and $35 (Online)
Overall Rating: Excellent
Opinion: Stop Reading. Go. Now.

We where invited again this season to visit Hundred Acres Manor. This has in no way effected our opinion or the haunts rating, they earned that entirely on their own! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cedar Point Confirms "Rougarou" for 2015

Cedar Point Confirms "Mantis is Squashed" but "Rougarou is Coming" for 2015.

 Well, we've finally figured out where Cedar Point will use the trademarked name of "Rougarou" and it isn't for Halloween Haunt nor the long rumored Dark Ride.

 It's the 'replacement' of Mantis, which doesn't appear to be a replacement at all. Cedar Point has stated that Mantis, the Stand-Up B&M Roller Coaster, will be converted into a 'Floorless Coaster' for the 2015 season. They mentioned nothing about any elements of the ride changing nor anything about the layout, from the imagine above, their simply putting new trains on the coaster and changing the name.

 New Trains do not make a 'New Coaster'. No matter what they try to tell us.  Sorry Coaster Fans, We'll have to wait a while longer before Cedar Point offers us anything new to add to our collective coaster counts.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Haunt Review- Dorney Park's Halloween Haunt

Haunt Review of Dorney Park's "Halloween Haunt".

When we got the invite to the Media Event for Halloween Haunt from Dorney Park, we really had no idea what to expect. We were unable to visit Dorney Park for a normal Park Review this year, so it's easily been a good ten years since we've visited. So we really had no clue what to expect, more so since so much has changed since our previous visit, which wasn't for Halloween Haunt.

With our invitation came an offer to participate in the "Mansion Meal" which is a four star dining experience inside one of the parks haunted houses, all while mingling with several actors from the haunted house. Naturally, we loved the idea in general and jumped at the chance to be guests of both Dorney Park and Chef Jan Giejda.

 They completely blew us away. Wow, People.
 Just Wow.

Haunt: Dorney Park
Event: Halloween Haunt
Date: 9/13/14
Review Team: Carrie and Kitsune (Special Guest- Filip)
Cost: $$31-$36 (Online)
Overall Opinion:  GREAT!
Opinion: Shut up. Stop Reading. GO!
Website: Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park 

As stated above, we were invited for the Media Event for Halloween Haunt and for the Mansion Meal. This has in no way altered our opinions of the event, they never do! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Haunt Review- Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

 It's September! Which means Haunt Tour 2014 is ready to begin and following our normal patterns, we opened up the season with the Media Preview of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream. Always a favorite for our Theme Park Reviews, we're always interested in seeing what they've pulled out of the bag for their Halloween Event.

Date: 9/12/14
Event: Howl-O-Scream 
Location: Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Williamsburg, Virginia.
Review Team: +Carrie H.C. and +Kitsune Hazard
Price: $75.00
Overall Event Rating: Good  (Please Visit Our Rating Scale for More Info)
Opinion: Visit if Nearby.

Please note that we were invited to the Media Event for Busch Garden's Williamsburg's "Howl-O-Scream" event. This included the 'Igor's Fight Feast" meal. It was also opening night so not all scares or actors may have been in place. This has in no way swayed or altered our opinions.

Overview and Complete Ratings

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Holiday World- Thunderbird Construction Update 9/17

 Thunderbird Watch- September 17th.

Good News Coaster Fans!

 On the most recent update from Holiday World, their showing off the construction so far on Thunderbird, which is the first launched B&M coaster in the world!

 Not only is the park making excellent progress on the rides construction, they've stated they are roughly two weeks ahead of their planned schedule! Always good news when rides go up quickly and with so much ease!

 So with that, have a few more pictures of the current construction of Thunderbird. Plus a neat little Instagram video which the park posted up, courtesy of their 'HoliDrone'.

Canada's Wonderland- SkyRider has Sold!

 Canada's Wonderland- SkyRider has Sold.. but to an unknown buyer!

 That's right folks, the Togo Stand-up Coaster at Canada's Wonderland, know as 'SkyRider' has sold.

 The popular Amusement Rides website ITAL was in charge of selling the ride, which has been listed for only a few weeks. About the same time Canada's Wonderland announced they would be removing the 1985 attraction from the park, making room for something new (not a waterpark expansion!).

 Well today it was spotted that SkyRider is listed as SOLD. However, no one has announced the purchase of the coaster nor the addition of it. So as of right now, the buyer is unknown but it seems likely to be an over-seas park, not a domestic US park was the buyer.

 More info when we find out!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Carowinds: Fury 325 Update [Sept. 12]

Hello peoples!!!

Track for Fury325 had arrived at Carowinds!! I have to say that while the symbol (the hornet thing) is not high on my favorites list the color of the track is pretty.  

So the world's tallest, fastest giga coaster will stand 325 feet tall with a drop at an 81-degree angle. 

Also, going on at Carowinds is that they opened their new toll plazas!  Now, I've never been to Carowinds (although we hope to get there next year for the opening!!) but I have to say that the new toll plaza looks all sorts of shiny.

The toll plaza under construction
Putting the final touch on the new plaza, THE SIGN

The new sign!!!

The view of the toll plaza as people drive up.

So that's the new stuff out of Carowinds for right now.  Once I've got more information and/or photos I'll make sure yinz see them :)

I hope everyone has a great night!!

As always: be nice to us and we'll be nice to you.