Indiana Beach’s delayed triple-looping coaster has a new name: All American Triple Loop.
The relocated coaster, built by the famed Anton Schwarzkopf, was first used as a traveling coaster in 1984 and last operated in Mexico. Indiana Beach announced it had purchased the ride in 2020, but two whole seasons at the Monticello, Indiana park have come and gone without the coaster opening.
As part of the reveal of the new name, Indiana Beach said the “official launch date” for the ride is coming soon.
Indiana Beach opens for the season on May 6.
Universal theme parks ‘on a roll’ in Comcast earnings
Comcast executives said the company’s Universal theme park division is “on a roll,” as revenue and earnings set new records for the first three months of 2023.
Adjusted earnings for the newly renamed Universal Destinations & Experiences segment were $658 million (a 46 percent jump from the same period last year) and revenue was up 25 percent to $1.95 billion. The quarter was substantially bolstered by the opening of Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood.
Comcast president Mike Cavanagh said the “outstanding performance provides us with even more confidence that the investments we are making in new lands and attractions will also generate strong returns and I’m excited for what’s to come.”
The earnings call came just days after NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell was fired after an investigation into his relationship with CNBC reporter Hadley Gamble. For now, NBCUniversal’s units, including its theme parks, are reporting directly to Cavanagh.
“So while I’ll have to work a little harder, and frankly, I’m energized to do so because I look forward actually to spending time getting closer to the NBCU businesses and spending more time deeper in them and with the leaders there,” he said.