Robert Niles

Published: May 22, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: Carnivale

The drunken debauchery of New Orleans and Rio just before the start of Lent cannot match the destruction created by a theme park filled with children jacked up on sugar and character appearances. Be careful what you wish for, advocates of "family friendly" entertainment! ;^)

Published: May 22, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Worth noting Carnivale at Warner Bros Movie World is an out of hours ticketed event not just a "new parade".
Robert Niles

Published: May 22, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Ah, noted and fixed. Thanks.
James Trexen

Published: May 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

It looks like 2014 will be the year of delayed openings. Falcon's Fury, Verruckt, and Zumanjaro are all rides facing technical problems which keep opening dates sliding. Here at SF Great America, Goliath only just finished the track less than a week ago and with an opening scheduled next Sat. for the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster, I fear this will be another ride missing it's opening.
Jeff Elliott

Published: May 22, 2014 at 11:53 AM

An out of hours ticketed "family" event?

I think I like the idea even less now.

Anon Mouse

Published: May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

"Setting sail"??? I thought you will tell us about the new Disney cruises beyond California. Disney Wonder will go to Hawaii and Mexico and a trip to nowhere from San Diego.
Tim Hillman

Published: May 24, 2014 at 7:36 AM

“From a brand-new ride that sends guests soaring 42 feet up in the sky to a new food truck that serves gourmet hotdogs, Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee is revealing new summer features”.

Actually, Jeff, what bothers me more about that sentence than the missing comma is seeing "food truck" and "hotdog" in the same clause as "gourmet". Food trucks and hotdogs are a natural pairing, but gourmet? That's like looking for the "haute couture" department in WalMart.

Tim Hillman

Published: May 24, 2014 at 7:56 AM

As far as Jazzland/Six Flags New Orleans goes, the actions of the planning board is not in the least surprising.

You might think that "Sin City" and casino gambling are a match made in... er, somewhere, but due to the greed, corruption, and incompetence of the New Orleans and Louisiana politicians, the gaming industry went largely to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where it has spawned an economic revival of a moribund local economy.

The politicians in New Orleans and Baton Rouge have gotten so lousy in the past few decades, they're not worth even bribing anymore. At least they keep the US Attorney's office in business. :^/