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Great America Debuts First of its Kind Single Rail Steel Coaster in 2018

SANTA CLARA - California's Great America will introduce a groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, for the 2018 season. RailBlazer will be the first coaster of its kind on the West Coast featuring a single rail track throughout; the design requires the rider to straddle the rail, creating an extremely low center of gravity that amplifies every move and enables more dynamic turns and rotations than have ever been possible on a coaster.

With an eight-passenger single file train hugging the rail, the coaster will give riders an unobstructed view of the ground and air as they speed smoothly over the twisting track. RailBlazer will lift riders to a height of 106 feet before plunging them face down at a 90-degree angle. Throughout the 1,800 feet of track, riders will travel 52 miles per hour, experience an abundance of airtime and steeply banked turns, undertake three inversions and twist through a zero gravity roll.


Superstar Shania Twain Announces 2018 NOW Tour

LOS ANGELES - In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, NOW.  These dates mark Shania's first tour since "Rock This Country" back in 2015. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off May 3rd in Tacoma, WA and will run through the rest of the summer, culminating in Las Vegas on August 4th at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, August 24 at 10:00 p.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 25th. For more presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Look What You Made Me Do

NASHVILLE, Tenn - Singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Taylor Swift, released "Look What You Made Me Do," tonight on iTunes and all streaming outlets. "Look What You Made Me Do" is the first new single from Taylor's long-awaited and highly anticipated 6th studio album, reputation (Big Machine Records). "Look What You Made Me Do" is available for purchase on iTunes and is available to stream everywhere.

The most anticipated album of the year, reputation, is available for pre-order on iTunesTargetTaylorSwift.com, and Walmart. When you pre-order reputation, make sure to register for Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan ® for an opportunity to purchase tickets to an upcoming concert show. Taylor is committed to getting tickets into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, so she collaborated with Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan for U.S. dates to create an exclusive program to help you get the best access to tickets, in a really fun way. When you participate, you'll build your activity status and boost your place in line. Register now at Taylor Swift Tix and watch the video explaining more about Taylor Swift Tix HERE.

Merced Arts Council Luau at the Lake

MERCED – Would you like to take a mini Hawaiian vacation and never leave the Central Valley? On Friday, September 8 the Merced County Arts Council will present the "Luau at the Lake" to benefit the Merced Multicultural Arts Center (the MAC).

You’ll enjoy a Kalua pork, served family-style, and listen to the Ukulele Players as the sun sets over Lake Yosemite. Then rock and roll to "Donnie and the Wayrads" under the stars. The night will be emceed by Jim Kocher!

The Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast to Debut at Knott's Berry Farm in 2018

BUENA PARK, Ca. - Knott's Berry Farm will welcome HangTime, a brand new steel rollercoaster  - and the only dive coaster on the West Coast - to the theme park in the 2018 summer season.  HangTime will tower 150 feet over the Boardwalk area, showcasing gravity-defying inversions, mid-air suspensions and twisting dive tracks.

HangTime will send riders up a vertical lift hill into a raised 96-degree drop - the steepest drop in California. The coaster's train will come to a halt once the highest peak is reached, and will leave riders suspended at the crest for several seconds at a 60-degree angle, giving the illusion of a disappearing track. Then the train will suddenly descend in a beyond-vertical drop, through 2,198 feet of steel track and five gravity-defying inversions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating.


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