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From The Community: The many lives of Land of Oz, a ride on the Wonder Woman coaster and buying Thorpe Park?

Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions






There are some incredibly talented people in this community and we wanted to highlight some of the amazing content they’re creating, so welcome to the first ever edition of From The Community - a weekly roundup of everything fans and influencers from within the attractions community have been up to.

This week, we’re looking back at North Carolina’s Land of Oz, working out how much you have to spend to buy Thorpe Park and experiencing pure joy on a new attraction at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.



First up from Midway to Main Street, the channel has taken a look back at the Land of Oz amusement park.

The park, which opened in 1970 and closed in 1980 following fire, thefts and a number of disgruntled employees, can now be visited twice a year over two weekends in the Autumn.

From an abandoned theme park to one of the most successful ones in Europe, DigitalDan has asked the question “how much would you have to offer to buy the entirety of Thorpe Park?”

Then from one of the most successful parks in Europe right back to defunct ones, as Jordan Middleton at Cupcakes & Coasters has created a list of the defunct theme parks she wishes she could have visited while they were still in operation.

The list includes a number of interesting options, including Japan’s Space World, Nara Dreamland and even the infamous Action Park.



If you’ve ever wondered what pure joy sounds like, check out this on-ride footage from Theme Park Review.

Riding the Wonder Woman coaster for the first time, host Robb Alvey rides the attraction from both a front and back seat perspective, clearly having the best time of his life in the process. “This is how rollercoasters are supposed to be”, he says with glee in the footage.

Over in the UK it’s an exciting time for theme park fans, with lockdown easing meaning the reopening of major attractions is imminent.

In preparation for this, Pleasure Beach Experience has shared some useful information about the new season, including a look at the Covid protocols in place, significant opening dates, season pass information and more.

Over to the musical stylings of Arch Nemesis, who this week looked at if famous musicians made theme park music. Some truly unique mixes are featured, including Blink 182 Vs Dwervelwind, Phil Collins Vs The Wickerman and Michael Jackson Vs The Flume.

From CoasterForce, you can now experience what it would be like to ride Dollywood’s Lightning Rod backwards, with a camera mounted on the back of the coaster train allowing viewers to experience the magic in 4K.

Moving over to the world of waterparks, ThemeParkHD has (with permission) flown a drone over Orlando’s H2O Live!

The park, which opened to the public in 2019 was built and designed by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) and features more than 15 water slides and attractions designed for all ages and levels of thrill-seeking intensity.



Looking at Alton Towers’ iconic Oblivion coaster, Inversion Addicts has explored the history of the ride, as well as taking a look at its potential future.

One of Knott's Berry Farm and Ghost Town’s most iconic attractions, Expedition Theme Park has looked at the history of the Haunted Shack - from its debut in 1954 all the way up to its demolition in 2000.

Meanwhile, Coaster Studios has been given an exclusive look at the future home of the world's tallest slingshot and drop tower, with the attraction set to debut at Icon Park in Orlando later this year.

Moving over to rollercoasters and construction, Coaster Bot has decided to build their own version of Liseberg’s Balder rollercoaster car using Lego.

And finally, Dutch YouTube channel Pieter & Pris has compiled the four best April Fools Day pranks put together by theme parks in the country.

Would you like to be included in our list? Drop us an email - [email protected].


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From The Community: The many lives of Land of Oz, a ride on the Wonder Woman coaster and buying Thorpe Park?

Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions






There are some incredibly talented people in this community and we wanted to highlight some of the amazing content they’re creating, so welcome to the first ever edition of From The Community - a weekly roundup of everything fans and influencers from within the attractions community have been up to.

This week, we’re looking back at North Carolina’s Land of Oz, working out how much you have to spend to buy Thorpe Park and experiencing pure joy on a new attraction at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.



First up from Midway to Main Street, the channel has taken a look back at the Land of Oz amusement park.

The park, which opened in 1970 and closed in 1980 following fire, thefts and a number of disgruntled employees, can now be visited twice a year over two weekends in the Autumn.

From an abandoned theme park to one of the most successful ones in Europe, DigitalDan has asked the question “how much would you have to offer to buy the entirety of Thorpe Park?”

Then from one of the most successful parks in Europe right back to defunct ones, as Jordan Middleton at Cupcakes & Coasters has created a list of the defunct theme parks she wishes she could have visited while they were still in operation.

The list includes a number of interesting options, including Japan’s Space World, Nara Dreamland and even the infamous Action Park.



If you’ve ever wondered what pure joy sounds like, check out this on-ride footage from Theme Park Review.

Riding the Wonder Woman coaster for the first time, host Robb Alvey rides the attraction from both a front and back seat perspective, clearly having the best time of his life in the process. “This is how rollercoasters are supposed to be”, he says with glee in the footage.

Over in the UK it’s an exciting time for theme park fans, with lockdown easing meaning the reopening of major attractions is imminent.

In preparation for this, Pleasure Beach Experience has shared some useful information about the new season, including a look at the Covid protocols in place, significant opening dates, season pass information and more.

Over to the musical stylings of Arch Nemesis, who this week looked at if famous musicians made theme park music. Some truly unique mixes are featured, including Blink 182 Vs Dwervelwind, Phil Collins Vs The Wickerman and Michael Jackson Vs The Flume.

From CoasterForce, you can now experience what it would be like to ride Dollywood’s Lightning Rod backwards, with a camera mounted on the back of the coaster train allowing viewers to experience the magic in 4K.

Moving over to the world of waterparks, ThemeParkHD has (with permission) flown a drone over Orlando’s H2O Live!

The park, which opened to the public in 2019 was built and designed by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) and features more than 15 water slides and attractions designed for all ages and levels of thrill-seeking intensity.



Looking at Alton Towers’ iconic Oblivion coaster, Inversion Addicts has explored the history of the ride, as well as taking a look at its potential future.

One of Knott's Berry Farm and Ghost Town’s most iconic attractions, Expedition Theme Park has looked at the history of the Haunted Shack - from its debut in 1954 all the way up to its demolition in 2000.

Meanwhile, Coaster Studios has been given an exclusive look at the future home of the world's tallest slingshot and drop tower, with the attraction set to debut at Icon Park in Orlando later this year.

Moving over to rollercoasters and construction, Coaster Bot has decided to build their own version of Liseberg’s Balder rollercoaster car using Lego.

And finally, Dutch YouTube channel Pieter & Pris has compiled the four best April Fools Day pranks put together by theme parks in the country.

Would you like to be included in our list? Drop us an email - [email protected].


 



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