You’ll be on the edge of your seats in the Great Lakes USA this autumn, with thrill rides and new openings to get the whole family screaming we love the Great Lakes!
Check out the latest offerings in the Great Lakes here:
Shredder’s Mutant Masher is the newest thrill ride to open in Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe®. The 5,000-square-foot interactive attraction will send riders through a unique mutation experience during a daring thrill ride experience.
In queue, riders will begin by stepping into a mad-scientist-like lab, passing props like hazardous material containers and the remnants of past mutant experiments, immersing riders in the Shredder narrative. Riders will swing and spin more than 50 feet in the air, with the ride functioning as a giant pendulum. As the ride finishes, so does the mutation, and riders will have the opportunity to view and purchase their mutant photo, complete with bug-eyes, horns and other superimposed features. Learn more www.mallofamerica.com
Located right on the Green Bay waterfront, Bay Beach Amusement Park opened in 1892 and is home to more than 20 nostalgic rides, including two new ones being added this summer.
The Tot Jumping Spring is a vertical ride that carries kids and their parents up and down a 40-foot column. The Rockin’ Tug is a tug boat on land, moving riders along a half pipe ramp while the tug spins for a feeling of being on a stormy sea. Ride tickets will only set you back 50 cents. Bring a picnic basket, stow the smartphones and soak up the simple pleasures. Find out more www.travelwisconsin.com/amusement-parks/bay-beach-amusement-park-203589
Give your kids an afternoon of adventure at Navy Pier. Seadog Cruises and Chicago Children’s Museum have come together to offer a special Lakefront Speedboat Tour and Museum Admission Ticket, just $30 (approx. £20).
Take an exciting 30-minute speedboat ride jam-packed with music, entertainment, fun and wide-open views of Chicago’s unbelievable skyline with Seadog Cruises before exploring a new nautical-themed exhibit where kids can captain their own adventures overlooking spectacular Lake Michigan. This special promotion can be booked at www.seadogcruises.com
More than 1,000 carved jack-o’-lanterns line the spooky streets and alleys at Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, where 20th century Halloween traditions are brought to life by costumed characters and interactive fun.
Bring the whole family to dance with witches and wizards the weekends of October. 9-11, 15-18 and 22-25. Keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman! For more information, visit www.thehenryford.org/halloween.
2015 has been the season of transformation as Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, with the introduction of a new roller coaster experience, a refreshed hotel and a new group event facility.
Inside the park, Rougarou™ has been unleashed – an entirely new riding experience for fans and guests. The Mantis stand-up roller coaster will be converted into a new floorless design that will deliver completely new thrills next summer. In addition, just steps away, the two-year transformation of Hotel Breakers will be complete. Find out more on visiting Cedar Point here: www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new