AMUSEMENT PARK ACTIVITIES ON
NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY 2016
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We sent a reminder about National Roller Coaster Day to all of the theme parks and amusement parks in the USA to find out if they would be celebrating this annual event.  We asked them if they will be planning any activities that day for the general public, roller coaster enthusiasts, etc.

As the various parks reply and send notice as to what they will be doing on National Roller Coaster Day (if they are doing anything at all), we will include them in a compiled listing, below. Please check back for further information as we receive details from the parks. Thanks!

Be aware that the information found on this page has been provided by the parks listed. They alone are solely responsible for content including (but not limited to) various information, changes to scheduled activities, etc., that are scheduled to take place at their locations on National Roller Coaster Day 2017. If you have any questions about the day's activities at the park you plan to visit, please do NOT contact us for information. You will need to contact the respective park(s) for answers to any and all questions you may have.


The below listed parks are staging special events, making special
announcements or offering special deals on National Roller Coaster
Day (8/16/17). This information was last updated on August 15, 2017.
Additional information will be added to this website when received
by the parks should they decide to promote this annual event.

If you are having problems accessing park websites when
clicking on any of the below links, RIGHT CLICK on the
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KINGS ISLAND
Kings Mills, Ohio


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August 16 is a big day in the amusement and theme park industry. It's National Roller Coaster Day celebrating the king of thrill rides, the roller coaster.  To celebrate, Kings Island is offering card-carrying members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts 30 minutes of exclusive ride time after the park closes at night on the world's longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast, and Mystic Timbers.  Park admission is required. A valid, active membership card must be presented at the respective ride entrances to participate in this event.

QUASSY AMUSEMENT & WATER PARK
Middlebury, Connecticut


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You are invited to become part of Coasting for Kids at Quassy, an exclusive Give Kids The World fundraiser hosted by Quassy Amusement Park! This event goes beyond roller coasters and includes access to all of Quassy Amusement and Water Park's rides and attractions. Best of all, your fun day raises the money we need to give children with life-threatening illnesses and their families magical weeks at the Village and nearby theme parks.

Join us on National Roller Coaster Day, and for one full hour, Coasting for Kids guests will enjoy exclusive riding privileges to the park's top coasters: the Wooden Warrior and the Little Dipper. We hope you have a great National Roller Coaster Day however you celebrate!

On August 16, those who registered and raised at least $100.00 for Coasting for Kids will check in at 9:30 am at Quassy, followed by a 10:00 am to 11:00 am exclusive ride time on the park's two roller coasters, Wooden Warrior and Little Dipper. Those who reached the fundraising goal will also be able to enjoy the other rides and waterpark, which open to the general public at 11:00 am.

To sign up for the event, visit the Coasting For Kids website at www.CoastingForKids.org and create a personal fundraising page.

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
Jackson, New Jersey


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Sleep N' Soar this National Roller Coaster Day! Your Roller Coaster Dreams come true at Six Flags Great Adventure's National Roller Coaster Day celebration on August 16, 2017. Six Flags Great Adventure and Greg T from Z100's Elvis Duran Morning Show are partnering up to create the first world record for the most guests riding a roller coaster in pajamas!

It's National Roller Coaster Day and there is NO time to get dressed! Come in your best Super Hero jammies*. Don't have any? No problem! Six Flags sells Super Hero onesies for the whole family. The park will open at 9:30 a.m. for participants and pajama-ed guests 54-inches and over will gather at Batman: The Ride to help break the world record from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Further information on this event will be posted on the park's website as the event nears at: http://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/celebration/national-roller-coaster-day-sleep-n-soar

*All Six Flags Great Adventure dress code policies apply to pajamas.

OAKS PARK
Portland, Oregon


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Oaks Park will be offering completely FREE rides on their Looping Thunder roller coaster all day on Wednesday, August 16. (No purchase necessary, no limits, all safety rules apply.)

Additionally, the park will be using this day as a way of saying goodbye to the Looping Thunder as it will be retired on September 24. (It has been in operation since 1995.) The park will be getting a brand NEW coaster (it's type is unknown at this time) which will open next spring. As part of their National Roller Coaster Day event on August 16, the park will also kick off a naming contest for the new coaster.

For further information on Oaks Park, check out their website at: www.OaksPark.com

CALIFORNIA'S GREAT AMERICA
Santa Clara, California


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According to Screamscape.com, there is a new coaster "in development" at California's Great America is set to announce something new on National Roller Coaster day (August 16th), where "California's Great America blazes a new path in 2018. Embark on the adventure."

California's Great America will be making its 2018 capital announcement on August 16. This will be Great America's first announcement since the new master plan was approved earlier this year. Although the announcement event at the park is invite-only, interested parties will be able to find all the details on the park's website and social media as soon as the announcement is made.

For further information on California's Great America check out their website at: www.CAGreatAmerica.com

THE GREAT ESCAPE AND SPLASHWATER KINGDOM
Queensbury, New York


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Celebrate the history of roller coasters! Join us for National Roller Coaster Day at The Great Escape to experience epic thrills. Compete against your friends or family to see who can take on all of our great coasters. Do you think you have what it takes?

Take on all six coasters: The Comet, Steamin' Demon, Canyon Blaster, Alpine Bobsled, Greezed Lightnin', and Flashback.

Show the world what rides you've conquered by using #NationalRollerCoasterDay. Follow The Great Escape on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up-to-date date with all the fun events taking place in the park.

For further information on Oaks Park, check out their website at: http://www.sixflags.com/GreatEscape

WILD WAVES THEME & WATER PARK
Federal Way, Washington


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Roller coaster fans in the Pacific Northwest can celebrate National Roller Coaster Day at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park! In honor of one of our favorite days of the year, and the park's 40th Anniversary, they will host a 40-mile coaster riding marathon on the Timberhawk Ride of Prey. In addition, the park will also be throwing a family-friendly, coaster-themed party inviting kids 12 and under to join in on the fun with exciting games, including a coaster drawing contest, trivia challenge, and of course - coaster riding!

Register Today! Ride the Timberhawk Ride of Prey for 40 Miles, win a commemorative T-shirt and a 2018 Season Pass!

For further information on Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, check out their website at: https://wildwaves40milecoastermarathon.pgtb.me/cZnF03

CEDAR POINT
Sandusky, Ohio


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CEDAR POINT will be announcing official information on their New for 2018 (coaster), aka, "the coaster formerly known as Mean Streak" on National Roller Coaster Day (August 16) at high noon! A good old fashioned party to celebrate the announcement of their Frontier Town enhancements, debuting in 2018. The Hootenanny is a public affair - all can come.

For further information on Cedar Point, check out their website at: http://www.CedarPoint.com

SILVER DOLLAR CITY
Branson, Missouri


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Silver Dollar City will reveal details on their New for 2018 custom steel coaster on Wednesday, August 16, National Roller Coaster Day.

For further information on Silver Dollar City, check out their website at: http://www.SilverDollarCity.com/theme-park

ADVENTURELAND
Farmingdale, New York


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On Wednesday, August 16th, Long Island's Adventureland will be celebrating National Roller Coaster day with FREE rides on both of their two awesome coasters for guests who donate to the park's annual school supply drive. That's right; FREE rides on Turbulence and the Lady Bug all day for guests that donate school supplies on Wednesday, August 16th.

The Turbulence Coaster was added to the local landmark park in the summer of 2015, and continues to be a favorite among adults and children. The cars on this custom-made Mack coaster spin freely as they travel the tracks, giving riders 360 degrees of thrills and a unique experience every time they ride.

The Lady Bug Coaster is a kiddie coaster that packs a punch. Speeding around the track, this red coaster brings smiles and laughs to all who experience it. The memories on the Lady Bug are captured on camera and prints, souvenir gifts, and digital downloads are available for purchase.

School supply donations will be accepted from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm on August 16th at Adventureland, and they will benefit Adventureland's Helping Hands Foundation's annual School Supply Drive. This drive supports local students in need. Only new, unopened items will be accepted.

The school supplies most in need are listed below. It is suggested that patrons supply at minimum of five (5) of these items. There will be a table set up near the roller coasters to accept donations.

Backpacks, Notebooks, Composition Books, Planners, Folders, Filler Paper, Markers, Crayons, Pens, Pencils, Tape, Pencil Cases, Scissors, Binders, Protractors, Pencil Sharpeners, Whiteout, Highlighters, Dictionaries, Calculators, Dividers, Glue Sticks, Rulers, Staplers/Staples, Erasers, Colored Pencils, etc.

For further information, please visit the park's website at: https://adventureland.us/

SIX FLAGS AMERICA
Mitchellville, Maryland

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Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day and a Historic Event!

The park is celebrating BIG this year! Wild One (the original version built 1917 at Paragon Park in Hull, Massachusetts), turns 100 years old! The first 200 participants to bring new, unopened school supplies to the outer mall, before the main gate, will receive a chance to enter into their roller coaster race!

You and your friends can take on their world-famous thrill machines and conquer the biggest and baddest coasters in town:
Apocolypse, Batwing, Joker's Jinx, Mind Eraser, Ragin' Cajun, Roar, Superman: Ride of Steel, The Great Chase, and Wild One.

If you are one of the first 100 participants to make it to the finish line, located at the entrance to Wild One and you will receive a special National Roller Coaster Day souvenir cup with free refills all day along with a grand prize entry for a water park cabana and meal vouchers.

Come on out and celebrate everything you love about theme parks on this special day!

For further information, please visit the park's website at: https://www.sixflags.com/america/special-events/celebration/national-roller-coaster-day

SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND
Springfield, Massachusetts


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Celebrate this year's National Roller Coaster Day at the Coaster Capital of New England. On Wednesday, August 16 at Six Flags New England, the park will be helping kids "stay on track" this school year. Six Flags New England will partner with the United Way of Pioneer Valley for their annual "Stuff the Bus" campaign to provide children in need within the community with the necessary supplies to start the school year off right. Help United Way fill over 1,500 backpacks with school supplies and a 40 foot long Peter Pan bus!

Guests who donate at least 6-19 school supply items will receive a coupon for $20.17 off Main Gate Admission.

Guests who bring 20 or more items will receive a FREE one-day admission ticket to Six Flags New England!

For further information, please visit the park's website at: https://www.sixflags.com/newengland/special-events/celebration/national-roller-coaster-day-school-supply-drive

KEMAH BOARDWALK
Kemah, Texas


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Buy one (1) All-Day Ride Pass and get a second one for only $5.00! Only want to ride the coaster and skip the other rides? Buy one (1) single ticket and get one (1) Bullet ticket FREE!

For further information, please visit the park's website at: http://www.kemahboardwalk.com/

ROWDY BEAR MOUNTAIN COASTER
Gatlinburg, Tennessee


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Rowdy Bear will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony for their business on National Roller Coaster Day beginning at 11:00 am. On that day, they will be running a special offer: BUY ONE GET ONE (BOGO) FREE "MOUNTAIN COASTER" RIDE from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For further information, please visit the park's website at: http://RowdyBearMountain.com

SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK
Santa Cruz, California


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Come celebrate National Roller Coaster Day on August 16, 2017 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! The first 100 riders on the Giant Dipper will receive a Boardwalk Souvenir Cup filled with a 32-ounce soft drink and unlimited .99 cent refills. Giant Dipper opens at 11:00 am. Normal ticket and height restrictions apply. Limit one cup per rider.

For further information, please visit the park's website at: https://beachboardwalk.com/Events

GALVESTON ISLAND PLEASURE PIER
Galveston, Texas


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Buy one (1) All-Day Ride Pass and get a second one for only $5.00! Only want to ride the coaster and skip the other rides? Buy one (1) single ticket and get one (1) Iron Shark ticket FREE! Also, 30% OFF Iron Shark souvenirs, including T-shirts!

For further information, please visit the park's website at: www.pleasurepier.com

SHINING WATERS FAMILY FUN PARK and SANDSPIT
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada


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It's National Roller Coaster Day on Wednesday, August 16 and Shining Waters Family Fun Park and Sandspit want to share the fun by giving away a Go Pro!

The park is looking for thrill seekers to ride the roller coasters at least ten times on National Roller Coaster Day. Fill in a ballot to enter to win a Go Pro! Bandit the Fox and Yippee the Racoon will be visiting the park that day as well, and they will have some cake to celebrate!

For further information, please visit the Shining Waters Family Fun Park's website at: http://www.shiningwaterspei.com or the Sandspit website at: http://www.sandspit.com

KNOTT'S BERRY FARM
Buena Park, California


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It has been reported that Knott's Berry Farm may make a big announcement on National Roller Coaster Day regarding their 2018 season. Stay tuned!

For further information, please visit the Knott's Berry Farm website at: https://www.knotts.com

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
Austell, Georgia


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It has been reported that Six Flags Over Georgia may make a big announcement on National Roller Coaster Day regarding their 2018 season. Stay tuned!

For further information, please visit the Six Flags Over Georgia website at: https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

RUSH MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK
Keystone, South Dakota


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It's National Roller Coaster Day on Wednesday, August 16th! For the first time locals and visitors alike can celebrate by experiencing the twists, turns, and thrills of South Dakota’s only Mountain Coaster. Rush Mountain Adventure Park will be celebrating with specials from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on August 16 with a Buy 1, Get 1 Free Mountain Coaster tickets and Play-All-Day wristbands which include entrance to all the attractions on the property! Grab a friend, head out Highway 40 between Hermosa and Keystone and join in the celebration of National Roller Coaster Day, right here in the Black Hills!

For further information, please visit the Rush Mountain Adventure Park website at: www.RushMtn.com


The above listed parks are staging special events, making special
announcements or offering special deals on National Roller Coaster
Day (8/16/17). This information was last updated on August 15, 2017.
Additional information will be added to this website when received
by the parks should they decide to promote this annual event.

If you are having problems accessing park websites when
clicking on any of the above links, RIGHT CLICK on the
link and and then OPEN in a new NEW TAB.