Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - 12


Express
Way

the thrill is on
almost 200 new rides and attractions
are heating up this summer

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f your groups are looking to pack a little (or a lot) of g-Force
and close encounters into their summer excursions, more than
80 theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, and museums
in North america, opened new roller coasters, exhibits, and attractions this summer, according to the International association of amusement Parks and attractions (IaaPa).
IaaPa estimates more than 300 million people will visit u.s.
amusement parks and attractions this summer to check out increasingly daring
and immersive experiences, thanks in part to new technologies.
One major addition will bring the artic to Florida at seaWorld Orlando. the
new antarctica: Empire of the Penguin opened in May featuring a 30-degree penguin palace with a swimming area and a 2-foot wall that serves as the only barrier
between visitors and birds. the 6,125-square-foot habitat is home to 245 gentoo,
Rockhopper, adélie, and King penguins, which were the main attraction for guyer.
also in Orlando, universal studios Florida opened a new simpsons-themed area
and universal Orlando just cut the ribbon on the 3-D theme park ride based on

the transformers—designed to draw
older kids and adults; and the massive
presence of characters from Monsters
university should woo the kiddies at
Hollywood studios.
Elsewhere in Florida, Busch gardens
in tampa has two new offerings: the
“Madagascar live” show and three justborn rare Malayan tiger cubs.
But to lure the daredevilish groups up
north, the $30 million gateKeeper roller coaster at Cedar Point in sandusky,
Ohio will turn riders upside down six
times during what is dubbed the longest
winged coaster in the world.
to beat the heat in las Vegas, a $50
million revamp of the Wet ‘n’ Wild,
which closed in 2004, opened with 25
water slides. Dollywood in tennessee
has opened RiverRush in the splash
Country part of the park, ensuring 2013
will be one cool summer..

Get More Info:
n seaworld
seaworldparks.com/en/
seaworld-orlando/Groups
(866) 781-1333
n universal orlando
www.uogroupsales.com
(800) 968-8415
n busch gardens
www.buschgardensgroupevents.com
(866) 781-1333

Learn more about all that Cabarrus County, NC has to offer.

n cedar point
www.cedarpoint.com/group-sales
(800) 448-2428
n wet and wild
wetnwildlasvegas.com
(702) 979-1600

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013

Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013
Contents
At the Fifty
The Thrill Is On
Leder(hosen) of the Pack
The Masters of Disaster
Sea for Yourself
Reaching Out
All About Safety
In Their Honor
A New Sheriff in Town
The Beach is Back
Multi-Use Makeover
All in the Family
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Florida
Georgia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Museum
Shopping
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - At the Fifty
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - The Thrill Is On
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - Leder(hosen) of the Pack
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - The Masters of Disaster
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - Sea for Yourself
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - Reaching Out
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - All About Safety
Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - In Their Honor
Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - A New Sheriff in Town
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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013 - The Beach is Back
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