‘HFEC’ News

Ozark Wildcat to be Torn Down, No New Plans for Site

A couple of weeks ago it was finally announced that the famed Ozark Wildcat roller coaster at the former Celebration City amusement park would be torn down (My apologizes for being sluggish lately with the news updates). Since then we’ve had been holding out some...

Dollywood 2016 Coaster Rumors Heat Up

Yesterday it was discovered that Rocky Mountain Construction, builder of roller coasters such as New Texas Giant and Outlaw Run, is openly recruiting¬†surveyors for the company’s new projects in California, Kentucky, and Pigeon Forge. You can check out the job posting here.¬†Rocky Mountain Construction has...

Joel Manby to Leave HFEC for SeaWorld CEO Job

The CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFEC), Joel Manby, will depart the company to assume the same position at Seaworld Entertainment Inc.  on April 7. An official bio of Joel Manby and more information is available here. Joel Manby took over operations of HFEC in...

Herschend Family Entertainment to Help Fill Record-Setting 500,000 Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Next week, the many properties operated by Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFEC) will join forces to help fill a record 500,000 shoeboxes with gifts to be sent around the world to needy children. The effort is part of Operation Christmas Child, a massive annual undertaking...

Wild Adventures to Get Flying Carpet Ride

10505142_10152439311303133_7697670357879233855_o Wild Adventures, the third theme park in the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation portfolio after Silver Dollar City and Dollywood, made an announcement today concerning a $1 million ride addition for the 2015 season. The new ride is dubbed “Jungle Rumble” and appears to be a...

Dollywood Tops Off Resort, Hints at Another Major Announcement

Earlier this week Dollywood reached a milestone in the construction of its new DreamMore Resort by topping the structure off with a massive spire that was lifted into place. The DreamMore Resort will open next season as part of DW’s intensive $300 million make-over into...

Dollywood’s FireChaser Express Gets Own Ice Cream Flavor

In similar fashion to last year’s Outlaw Run limited edition promotional ice cream, HFEC is at it again with a new creation concocted to promote Dollywood’s new FireChaser Express roller coaster. The treat is dubbed “FireChaser Express Crunchy Caramel Pretzel”, and seems to be similar...