Category Archives: Theme Parks

Steve Wynn: Name Clout Beyond Casinos

By Donna Balancia — LAS VEGAS — Steve Wynn’s name is all over this town, and a new lawsuit will likely bring him notoriety in the Philippines, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In a story by Chris Sieroty, the … Continue reading

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NEWS: Safety of Florida’s thrill rides in hands of amusement parks

BY DONNA BALANCIA Orlando, FL — At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the screams went quiet on SheiKra on Oct. 14, when Florida’s tallest roller coaster shut itself down, stranding as many as 24 passengers at the brink of a 200′ … Continue reading

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Aquatica To Lure More Tourists – Balancia – GANNETT

Aquatica, which will open Mar. 1, will draw more tourists, said Joe Couciero, chief marketing officer for Busch Entertainment. His remarks came during a breakfast meeting organized by Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which was followed by a brief … Continue reading

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SheiKra Set to Reopen with ‘Floorless’ Cars

SheiKra Set to Reopen with ‘Floorless’ Cars BY DONNA BALANCIA FLORIDA TODAY June 12, 2007 Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa will reopen roller coaster SheiKra — one of the country’s most well-known “dive” roller coasters — on Saturday with “floorless” … Continue reading

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Survey taps Soarin’ as best at Disney

Apr. 26th, 2007 at 3:03 PM Survey taps Soarin’ as best at Disney New guidebook gives tips on best rides, places to eat By Donna Balancia Florida Today Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort selected the Soarin’ virtual hang-glider tour … Continue reading

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