Park News - (9/30/17) For fans of Liseberg, BlooLoop has posted a great interview piece with the CEO of Liseberg, Andreas Anderson where they discuss his long history and love for the theme park industry as well as what kind of plans he has for Liseberg's expansion over the next several years, including a new hotel and indoor waterpark as they work towards the park's 100th anniversary celebration in 2023.
2018 - Valkyria - (7/11/18) A new video showing off some off-ride testing footage of Valkyria at Liseberg has been posted this week. Check it out below because the train does appear to fly through the course pretty fast, even for a D6 Dive Machine (6 wide).
(6/1/18) According to an update at Themeparks-EU, the last piece of Dive Machine track was installed onto Valkyria at Liseberg this week. When it opens it will be the largest and longest Dive Coaster in Europe.
(2/28/18) A great collection of photos showing off the new Valkyria B&M Dive Machine coaster going into Liseberg have apparently been added to the "Se Valkyria uppstå" page on Facebook. Unfortunately the page is locked and you have to join it and be approved before you can see the photos, but based on the preview pics sent my way, it's worth joining to check out as quite a bit of the coaster has now been installed.
(4/15/17) Liseberg has released a new animated video showing off a complete POV look at their new VALKYRIA coaster, the latest B&M Dive Machine, which is also being promoted as Europe's LONGEST Dive Coaster, and will take a 50 meter vertical dive down into an underground tunnel at 105 kpm. From the concept art they've posted, this also looks to be one of the compact 6-Across (D6) Dive Machines (3 rows for 18 riders per train) that have been more popular with the European market (while the North American and most Chinese parks seem to prefer the 8 and 10 across models). Check it out below!
(10/4/16) For the 2018 season Liseberg has confirmed a new attraction named "Valkyria" is on the way that will expand upon the Norse mythos themes of Balder and Loke with the addition of a new B&M Dive Machine coaster. Valkyria will stand 154.2 feet tall, drop 164 feet and his a top speed of 65.2mph over the 2,296.6 feet of track. This will be one of the 6-across seated smaller Dive Machine models (DM6) featuring 3-rows of floorless style seating per train. It will feature a great visual of the vertical dive dropping down into a dark hole into an underground tunnel.
This new coaster will actually replace the park's Kanonen (Intamin) launched coaster. You can see some early visual concept artwork of the new coaster included in the video above for Loke.
2021-2023 - New Hotel and Indoor Waterpark - Confirmed - (5/18/18) According to the latest update posted to BlooLoop, Liseberg will start construction later this month on their new expansion that will add a waterpark, a new hotel and even more parking. While the parking expansion should be done by 2019, the new hotel and waterpark aren't expected to open until sometime between 2021 and 2023. The waterpark, which will mostly be indoors, will be open to anyone who wants to buy a ticket, and not just guests staying and the connected resort hotel. The nice thing is that this will bring year-round business to Liseberg.
(9/30/17) According to the latest information, Liseberg plans on opening a new themed family destination hotel and indoor waterpark just to the south of the park, but still connected to the main property by 2021. The opening should coincide with the 400th anniversary of Gothenburg and various celebrations that will take place then.
The indoor waterpark will feature 10 slides, 8 pools and 3 play areas, while the new hotel will feature 453 guest rooms as well as a new restaurants, meeting spaces and a spa. Both the hotel and waterpark (which will also have a small outdoor section) will be themed to the 'Swedish East India Company".
(1/26/17) According to this report Liseberg is now planning an indoor waterpark and resort hotel. The proposals were submitted for permission last year and the park is just waiting to get a final approval of their plans before they move forward.