Hands Up: New thrill rides and attractions opening in summer of 2014

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By Marcus Leshock | WGN Feature Reporter and Senior Roller Coaster Enthusiast (Yes, I gave myself that last title)

banshee marcus rideThe weather has finally turned. Well, we hope. The kids are wrapping up school. It’s time to start thinking summer, which means the smell of funnel cake will soon be spreading through the air.

Theme Park Season.

Amusement parks across the country are doing all they can to bring in visitors this year. On Monday’s WGN Morning News, we’ll be showing off some of the latest and greatest inventions in thrills that will be making their big debut this season. We’ll post the video here after it airs. For now, here’s a list of the rides we’ll be talking about, with more video of each…

Banshee: Now Open
Kings Island – Mason, OH


Zumanjaro Drop Of Doom: June
Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ


Falcon’s Fury: Opening Soon
Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay, FL


Verruckt: June 5
Schlitterbahn – Kansas City, KS


Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley: June
Universal Studios – Orlando, FL


Firechaser Express: Now Open
Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN

Goliath: May 29
Six Flags Great America – Gurnee, IL

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