What is SPEED BOB and AltmuhlBOB; the Only Mountain Coaster With Hills!
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
5d ago
Sommerrodelbahn AltmühlBOB is a ‘summer toboggan run’ located in the Altmühltal Nature Park in Bavaria, Germany. There’s a hometown-ski-resort vibe here, with a Biergarten at the bottom of the hill. (In the States, the ‘bob’s’ that are here are known as alpine or mountain coasters as they are attached to fixed tracks, and not moving freely ..read more
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A Guide to Visiting: Freizeit-Land Geiselwind, the Permanent Fun-Fair With a LOT of Attractions! TRIP REPORT
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
6d ago
A lesser-known park, Freizeit-Land Geiselwind, is located in a small town of 2,000 residents northwest of Nuremberg. This grid-like park is set up like a permanent fair, filled with European classics and a pretty large collection of different portable coasters, including the only Zierer spinning coaster model. There are no highly-themed areas, but they do ..read more
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A Guide to Visiting: Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn, Heroldsbach, Germany: TRIP REPORT
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
6d ago
In the small Bavarian town of Franconia, Heroldsbach (near Nuremberg), lies Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn (Thurn Castle Adventure Park). Since we had an extra couple of hours on our journey today, we decided to make a quick stop and take a walk around.  It’s a picturesque, one-hundred acre park surrounding the castle with over thirty attractions ..read more
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Universal Announces “ISLE OF BERK,” at Epic Universe, with 4 Attractions and One Show, Based on the “How to Train Your Dragon” Series
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
2w ago
TAKE TO THE SKIES AND SOAR WITH DRAGONS…For the First Time Ever, Guests Can Step Into the Mythical Isle of Berk – Based on the Wildly Popular “How to Train Your Dragon” Films. The Isle of Berk will take place between the second and third movies of the franchise. Universal Orlando Resort invites guests of ..read more
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Animal Kingdom Major Project Begins: New Animal Kingdom Dinosaur and Dinoland USA Work. “Indiana Jones” Attraction Incoming?
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
1M ago
Just over six months ago on September 9, 2023, it was announced at the D23 Expo that the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction would likely replace Dinosaur at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The closure of Dinosaur has yet to be announced, however, a new South Florida Water Management District Permit was filed for a 5-acre trailer compound ..read more
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RIDE STRATEGY: Beat The Queues at Islands of Adventure 2024 Spring Break
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
1M ago
Spring Break is here and the lines are long at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure! This guide will take you quickly through Islands of Adventure so you can be sure to ride everything on the day you are here! If you have a park-to-park ticket, you can also use this guide as to ..read more
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Dollywood Announces Reopening of Lightning Rod for March 8, 2024
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
1M ago
Dollywood has announced today the Lightning Rod roller coaster will be ready for the opening day of the 2024 season! “Lightning Rod returns to racing on opening weekend for the 2024 season! Beginning on Passholder Preview Day, Lightning Rod will be open and more reliable for guests to consistently enjoy all season long.” Dollywood is ..read more
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SeaWorld to Open Catapult Falls, The World’s First Launched Flume Coaster, March 2nd
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
2M ago
After a delay, SeaWorld is set to open its new Log Flume this March! It is the first ever launched log flume in the World. There’s “So Much More to Sea” at SeaWorld this year as the park celebrates its 60th anniversary with new attractions, presentations and shows, plus exclusive Pass Member previews and special ..read more
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Universal
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
2M ago
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT SHARES THE FIRST OFFICIAL LOOK AND DETAILS ABOUT ITS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW THEME PARK, UNIVERSAL EPIC UNIVERSE. TAKE A RIDE ON “STARFALL RACERS” BELOW IN AN UNOFFICIAL POV. In 2025, Universal Orlando Resort will unveil its next game-changer for theme park entertainment with the debut of its most ambitious theme park yet: Universal ..read more
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Universal Orlando Resort Shares First Official Look and Details About its Highly Anticipated New Theme Park, Universal Epic Universe
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by staff@behindthethrills.com (Racheal and Erik Yates)
2M ago
In 2025, Universal Orlando Resort will unveil its next gamechanger for theme park entertainment with the debut of its most ambitious theme park yet: Universal Epic Universe. Epic Universe will present a level of theme park immersion and innovation that is unmatched – transporting guests to expansive worlds featuring more than 50 awe-inspiring attraction, entertainment ..read more
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