Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Daily Spin 11.10.08

The Orlando Sentinel had a sitdown with Mark Shapiro, CEO of Six Flags Inc. and has published some details here. There's nothing totally earth shattering, but it does give an idea of where Mr. Shapiro sees the company going in the future.

The President of Kennywood has resigned and will step down at the end of the year. Many Kennywood fans are signaling this as a bad move, showing that Parques Reunidos plans to transition the park away from it's family run style of management.

Theme Park Reivew has some new shots of the construction for Terminator Salvation at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Nothing exciting, really, but they are starting to pour cement for the ride's foundation. That's good though because once that's done the ride can go vertical!

The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells is ready to open their latest expansion, an indoor family fun center of sorts with bowling, go-carts, a carousel, and other rides and activities. The new addition will add 65 "mid-level" jobs to the area. It's nice to hear of an operation expanding during these times!

The Los Angeles Time ran a pretty in depth article about the rumored soon-to-be-announced Disneyland park in China this past week. You can check it out here. While Disney is denying that anything is close to being officially announced, all other signs point to an agreement between Chinese government and Disney having been reached.

Screamscape was able to confirm that Carowinds' log flume is now history, and will not operate at the park during the 2009 season. The rumors have been swirling for some time now that something big may finally come to the park, and this looks like another movement in that direction!