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News & Rumors


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    (10/5/15) Fantasy Island To Repaint The Odyssey Coaster (MORE...)
    (8/25/15)  B&M Flyer Opens at Wanda Xishuangbanna in China ( MORE...)
    (8/4/15) Adlabs Imagica Seems Attendance and Spending Rise (MORE...)
    (7/28/15) Walygator Parc Closes Anaconda Wooden Coaster (MORE...)
    (7/23/15) Cavallino Matto Opens Togo Stand-up Coaster From Canada's Wonderland (MORE...)



icon_STOPPark News - (8/4/15) According to this article, attendance at Adlabs Imagica and the Aquamagica waterpark had nearly tripped during the latest quarter (ending June 30, 2015) compared to attendance from Q1-2015. the company saw large growth in ticket sales, food/beverage sales, merchandise and more.

2014 - Aquamagica Waterpark - Now Open - (9/29/14) Adlabs reports that their new Aquamagica waterpark is now open to guests. According to one report, the park has been given a Greek “Mykonos” theme with lots of white and build building structures. While I haven’t found a video of the actual park yet, you can view the official animation of what the park is like below. If the actual park is anything like the animation, this is going to be a nice little waterpark, with several large iconic attractions worth riding.

    (9/2/14) Aquamagica is the name of the soon to open new waterpark located next to the Adlabs Imagica theme park. The waterpark will also offer music performances over the weekends to also appeal to dance and music lovers.
    (7/14/14) Adlabs Imagica has announced plans to open their own water park and a 287-room four-star hotel later this year. The waterpark will be called Aquamagica and they hope to have it ready to open sometime in August. Meanwhile the new hotel is looking to open shortly before the end of the year if all goes well.

Late 2014 / 2015 - Hotel - Confirmed - (7/14/14) Adlabs Imagica has announced plans to open their own water park and a 287-room four-star hotel later this year. The waterpark will be called Aquamagica and they hope to have it ready to open sometime in August. Meanwhile the new hotel is looking to open shortly before the end of the year if all goes well.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



Park News - (4/20/15) A fun trip report from the rarely seen Adventure World theme park in Australia was posted to Flying Pirouettes. This park is off the beaten path for most coaster enthusiast trips and gives us a really good look at the park's newest coaster, Abyss, who also has some unique looking merchandise, especially the themed USB Sticks.

icon_STOPLate 2015 - ProSlide Tornado 60 - (7/14/15) According to AusParks, Adventure World will be adding a ProSlide 60' Tornado slide. The project will cost $7 million and feature a 260 meter length, along with a 30m drop. Once open, it will be the "longest, steepest and tallest ProSlide Tornado ever built."



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


AQUALANDIA (Benidorm, Spain)

Park News - (7/14/14) With the widespread introduction of all these trap-door drop-pods at waterparks across the world, I’ve sort of been waiting for an incident to happen and it did this weekend. According to this article a 27-year old British tourist visiting the Aqualandia waterpark in Benidorm (Spain) went up for his third ride of the day on VertiGo, a drop-pod style slide that opened in late summer 2013, when the trap-door failed to open all the way. He fell through it, but it smashed into his legs, arms and face on the way down.
    “As I fell I felt it scrape all down my legs and arms and then smack into my face. When I got to the bottom the pool was full of blood.” He was quickly treated by an on-site doctor, ushered to an exit and offered free tickets to the zoo, meanwhile the waterpark reopened the slide to the public 10 minutes later according to his statement. You can even see a picture of his face, bandaged up, taken after the incident, but it is a bit gruesome, so consider this your warning.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time


AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2015 - 2 New Attractions - (4/9/15) Aussie World is adding two new attractions: Professor Boggleworth's Illusionarium (A walk through special effects maze) and a kiddie coaster called Bug Run. Visit for more details.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time


BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


BEIJING SHIJINGSHAN Amusement Park  (China)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


BELANTIS  (Germany)

icon_STOP2015 - Cobra des Amun Ra- (7/6/15) Belantis has opened a new family coaster from Gerstlauer this summer called "Cobra des Amun Ra". You can see a video of it in action below.


???? - New Attraction - Planning - (11/22/14) Belantis has been asking their guests online to choose from one of three new attraction concepts with a 3 million Euro budget to build for a future season. AirTimers reports that the choices are between a new area with a large ferris wheel and flume ride, a possible new coaster (or themeing for the park’s existing Huracan) or the most popular in the vote… a new whitewater flume ride with a temple theme.


Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time

???? - The Chiller - (8/30/12) All the pieces of The Chiller are now said to be on site and the park is expected to possibly reopen the coaster sometime in 2013. (Note: Has not happened yet to my knowledge)
    (7/16/12) New pictures showing off pieces of The Chiller on site at Beto Carrero World can be found here.
    (7/2/12) According to this article Beto Carrero World has started to receive shipments of the former Batman & Robin: The Chiller coaster that once ran at Six Flags Great Adventure.


BON BON LAND  (Denmark)
The park was owned by the Bon Bon candy company but was purchased by Parques Reunidos.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



icon_STOP2015 - Freestyle / Togo Stand Up Coaster - (7/23/15) The former SkyRider (Togo Stand-Up) coaster from Canada’s Wonderland is now open at Cavallino Matto in Italy, where they are calling it Freestyle. You can catch a video of it making a test run on the park’s Facebook page if you click here.
    (10/29/14) It seems we now know who has bought SkyRider from Canada’s Wonderland… the Togo Stand-Up coaster now appears to be going to Cavallino Matto, a small park in Tuscany, Italy.


CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

Late 2014 - Alien Attack / Forest Temple - Now Open - (10/28/14) One of our readers has returned from a trip to Chimelong Paradise where they discovered two new attractions added to the park recently. First up was the Alien Attack attraction, which they describe as a merger of a dark ride and King Kong 360º 3-D from Universal Studios Hollywood. “After the pre-show you board a 3 car "tram" that is surrounded by a 360 degree screen, the story is you board this "tram" and it takes you to future earth but something goes wrong and we are transported to space where we are greeted by baby aliens that want to play but then their parents show up and start attacking the tram and as we are transported back to present time the aliens are transported back also then there is a battle between the aliens and giant robots. It's actually a really good ride and a lot of fun.”  Actually, the technology used here sounds very similar to The Lost Temple attraction that opened this year at Movie Park Germany.
    The second new attraction is called Forest Temple, which is a walk-through attraction without actors. “The story as I followed it you are lured by trolls deep into the woods where you encounter a talking tree, giant ants, an evil sorcerer, a dragon and a demon. The set pieces were quite impressive  for an attraction in China and there was a really neat maze that the walls were falling water but there were also video screens thrown in and the animation was very poor. Pictures were not allowed inside but everyone else was taking pictures (and that was my biggest problem with their haunted houses but that is a story for another time) so I snapped a couple myself.”
    (10/4/14) According to this article Chimelong Paradise (China) opened a new attraction this week called Alien Attack. The new attraction, designed by Dynamic Attractions, is an adventure ride where guests “board a transporter and suddenly find themselves being ambushed by invaders from another world. The spectacular special effects of the in-flight battle are stunningly realistic.”
    Alien Attack is being promoted as 5D attraction that features a 3D movie mixed with synchronized movement and on-board special effects (wind, mist, smells) as the three vehicles are surrounded by an enormous screen blanketed by 12 ultra-high resolution projectors.
    I’d love to see pictures or video of this in action, if anyone comes across something, please do send it my way.


CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



icon_STOP2015 - Reopen Park - NOW OPEN - (6/23/15) The long struggle to take back, save, restore and finally reopen the Dreamland Margate amusement park in the UK has been one of the longest running stories on Screamscape over the years. While the Scenic Railway will take just a bit longer until it can reopen to the public, I’m relieved at long last to report that Dreamland has officially reopened as an amusement park. An assortment of pictures can already be found on the official Dreamland Margate Facebook page along with an assortment of other pictures near the top of the ThemeParksUK Facebook photo stream as well, which includes a look at the beautiful looking Scenic Railway coaster. You can also find some video shot on opening day below.

    (6/6/15) The BBC reports that Dreamland's Scenic Railway coaster wont be ready to reopen along with the rest of the park on June 19th.  They aren't sure how long of a delay it will be until they can reopen it, but they are still working on getting it operational as fast as they can.
    (4/1/15) Dreamland Margate will open the doors on June 19th with a special grand opening day event and star-studded opening night party as well. Check out ThemeParks-UK for the latest details.
    (10/10/14) The first initial looks at artwork for the revived Dreamland amusement park were released and can be found here.
    (9/19/14) Work to restore the Scenic Railway at Dreamland Margate has begun at last, as they prepare the ride and park to reopen to the public in 2015. Click here to see more.
    (10/29/13) According to this article the Dreamland Trust group will open the gates of the former Dreamland park to the public on November 16th… this will be the first time the public has been allowed on site since 2006. There will be a celebrity auction and champagne reception in the old Dreamland cinema, and a way to get the general public involved and brought up to speed with the plan to reopen the park.
    (10/10/13) BBC News reports that the Court of Appeals backed the compulsory purchase order, paving the way for the ownership of the site to change hands and allow the Dreamland heritage park plan to move forward at last.
    (9/16/13) I haven’t heard much about the plan to reopen Dreamland in awhile, but according to this article from last month, some of the classic rides left on site (or pieces of them) have apparently started to go missing. It seems this may be the continuation of the squabble between the Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company doing whatever they can to sabotage the Dreamland Trust group who are trying to reopen the site as a classic ride park. The group claims that the Trust only owns certain rides on the property and not all of them, and have only dealt with the items that they believe they still own.
    Meanwhile Dreamland Trust says the rides were stored on site with MTCRC consent and claim to have documentation the prove that they do indeed own the rides in question. According to a spokesman, “The historic rides collection has been collated by The Dreamland Trust over a decade, many of the rides being rescued or donated by supporters of the Save Dreamland Campaign. It is with disgust and disbelief that the trust reports that MTCRC began removing the collection this week without consent. The police are aware of all the missing items and have visual evidence of the property being removed and are carrying out further surveillance and investigations.”
    The MTCRC is being forced to sell the site this month to the Dreamland Trust, though they do have a final appeal hearing coming up on September 25-26 according to the latest update at the SaveDreamland website. If all goes as planned, they hope to reopen Dreamland as the first park of Historic Rides in 2015.


DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



Opening Summer 2015 - New Park - (11/25/14) A new theme park is planned to open in Beijing, China in Summer 2015 called Eternity Passage. The project will feature two entrances and two main lands, one outdoor and one indoor, and is connected as part of the larger Beijing Outlets World resort and mall. The park is going to be small by today’s standards, but will feature the overall theme of time travel with both entrances having guests pass over a bridge passing through a massive portal that reminds me very much of the old “Stargate” Film and TV Series, complete with glowing icons around the ring.
    An article posted to Blooloop mentions a few attractions by name such as: Vision Drop (experience Space Tourism), Voyages of Discovery (indoor boat ride and theater), Beijing Time Machine, Nu Wa Mends the Heavens, Magic Farm and Haunted Farm, the later of which will be a new interactive dark ride experience.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time


FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

Park News - 2015_0131_BoomerangAccidentStill(1/31/15) What ended up being a stunning, and quite shocking, accident on the Boomerang coaster at the Fantasilandia theme park in Santiago, Chile was caught on video by a rider on-board who was shooting a video of the experience. Unfortunately the only footage I can find of the accident was a local news broadcast who talks non-stop during the video footage, but everything goes normal for the first half of the riding. The terrified screaming (more than what you normaly hear on a Boomerang) begins during the backwards half of the ride as they enter the Boomerang element itself.
    If you check out the still I captured, you can see the terrified riders face just after he passed through the station and was going up the first lifthill spike. And what is he looking at in the background?  Is that the coaster’s red train in the background?!?! How is the heck?!?! Yes... it appears that the last car of the train actually BROKE OFF from the rest of the train during the rough shaking during the backwards portion of the ride, and our rider who started off in the front row of the last car in the train ends up hitting the brakes in the station with a new FRONT ROW VIEW! Check out the video below for the action, but jump ahead 23 seconds to the start of the action. Fortunately, other than wearing some neck braces for the interview after the accident, it appears that no one was seriously injured and these boys got the ride of their lives, all caught on video.

2015 - Moby Dick - (11/24/14) Fantasilandia (Santiago, Chile) is adding a new ride called Moby Dick, that according to a release from IAAPA will feature a 24-passenger motion platform from Wisdom rides. I’m not really sure what this is right now, so stay tuned while I try to dig up more information on it.

2015 - Mine Train Coaster - (2/2/15) Fantasilandia is currently building a new Vekoma Mine Train for the 2015 season according to RCDB. The coaster it actually the former Diamond Devil Run coaster that once ran at Ratanga Junction but was closed last year.


FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2015 - MamiWata - (6/17/15) AirTimers has posted a video showing off the new Mami Wata flume ride making a test run with people aboard at Austria’s Fantasiana theme park. Based on the video, while the flume drop is not that tall, it ones one hell of a splash when it hits the bottom.
    (11/19/14) Fantasiana has announced they will build a new flume ride in 2015 from Hafema that will feature a vertical elevator lift, a rotating platform and a backwards drop. The ride will be given an Africa theme and is supposed to be the biggest investment in the park’s history. Pictures of the model for the ride can be found at Airtimers.


FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

icon_STOPPark News - (10/5/15) Fantasy Island in the UK has confirmed that they will repaint The Odyssey inverted coaster from the original red track and white support look to have yellow track and slate gray supports.
    (11/7/14) The local news reports that while Fantasy Island is in debt by £53.3million the park, a spokesperson for the administrators running it say that it will reopen open for the 2015 season, as they need to see how well it can be run during the peak season. Going back to 1995, the attraction was capable of luring in 40,000 people a day, so the location is thought to be viable and could possibly be sold off to a new owner.
    (8/6/14) According to the BBC the Fantasy Island theme park in Skegness has “gone into administration” due to their poor financial situation, and is now being run by an appointed administrator and will operate as normal while the financial records are under reivew.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (11/19/14) Clearing up the issue on the Fantawild Dreamland coaster it seems that like many coasters in China, they end up having two different names. How so?  Well many of the attraction signs will have the rides name in Chinese and English… but unfortunately the direct translation of the Chinese to English isn’t always the same name that is used for the English version on the sign.
     I’m told that this is one of those cases, as the Maurer Sky Loop coaster at the park has the name “Terror Twister” in English on the sign out front, the more direct translation of the Chinese name on the sign works out to be “Eye Of The Storm”
    In other news however, one of our readers uncovered a bit more information about the park in Xiamen, which has plans to open a second park, likely on the empty plot of land next door.
    (11/14/14) According to one reader report, during a visit to the Fantawild park in Xiamen in late July, there was no sign of any construction on a new coaster at all in the park, however the existing Terror Twister coaster (Maurer SkyLoop) has been ordered closed along with about every other SkyLoop in China after an inspection on a different ride elsewhere in the country found something wrong. So it seems that the “new” coaster opening soon, may simply be Terror Twister, possibly with a new name.
    (11/13/14) According to the local news the Eye of the Storm coaster will open soon at Xiamen Fantawild Dreamland. The pictures in the article however show a Maurer-Sohne SkyLoop coaster, which was reported to have opened at the park under the name Terror Twister back in 2013, so I’m not sure if this is the same coaster with a new name or just an example of incorrect photos used for the article.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


FORT FUN (Germany)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Miniwah and the Mystery of the Gold Creek City - (1/22/15) AirTimers reports that Freizeitpark Plohn is adding a new Mack Powered Coaster ride named Miniwah and the Mystery of the Gold Creek City that appears as if it will take over the former Western Hall structure, turning it into a dark ride adventure.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Cobra and Dino Safari - (11/26/14) One quick correction about the new Cobra coaster coming to Geiselwind… it seems Xenox was renamed Cobra a couple of years ago while it was still on the road, so it will have the new Jungle theme when it arrives.
    (11/25/14) Airtimers reports that Geiselwind has just signed a deal to bring in a traveing fairground coaster to the park for the 2015. Formerly known as Xenox, a small compact looping coaster, will be renamed Cobra and given new jungle and snake themeing. You can see a video of Xenox below. In addition, the park will add a new Dino Sarari film to their 4D Theater.


GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
H.I.G. Capital France

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


HOT GO PARK (Fushun, China)

2015 - 3 New Coasters / S&S Double Tower - (7/10/14) S&S Worldwide confirmed in a press release that they will build a Double-Tower ride at “Dreamworld and Castle Resort at Hot Go Park” in China as part of a contract with Everfashion (Fengyuan Group Co., Ltd.) in Fushun, China. The towers will be set to open in Spring 2015.
    (6/6/14) According to RCDB the park will built three steel coasters to open in 2015. The list includes a mine train coaster, a family suspended, and an unknown launched coaster project, with all three coming from Vekoma.

2016 - B&M Wing Coaster - (5/13/15) According to a Twitter post from VHCoasters, Hot Go Park in China is now adding a B&M Wing Coaster, and they've got a picture of the track and label to prove it.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (2/16/15) An extensive trip report to Janfusun Fancyworld can be found at Thrillography, showing off everything seen and done of the trip, including interesting stores and food items discovered along the way and more. Lets not forget plenty of pictures of the park's two B&M coasters... The Diving Machine G5 and Insane Speed Floorless coaster.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time


Shenzhen, China

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time,

icon_STOP???? - Wildfire - Delayed - (6/27/15) Huge news for Kolmarden yesterday, as the park was finally given permission to continue with their proposed Wildfire roller coaster project from Rocky Mountain Construction. Considering that it looks as if RMC may have moved on with some other projects, having missed the previously scheduled start of construction months ago, I'm not sure if Wildfire will still be able to open in Spring 2016 as intended or if they will reschedule it. I imagine that the park is currently in talks with RMC to see if they can salvage their previous timetable or not at this point.
    (2/28/15) The local news reports that Kolmarden's WildFire coaster project has been indefinitely delayed due to the local government canceling the building permit and requiring a more detailed plan to be presented before they can apply again. This is unfortunately, as the park was given permission to go ahead with their new coaster plans back on October 8th, 2014, but it seems several groups have filed complaints and appeals against it since then due to ride's location next to the existing zoo and nature reserve areas. The proposed 2016 opening date is now likely not to happen unless the park can successfully appeal this last second change just before they were begin construction.
    (4/9/14) Kolmarden has announced the details of their new Wildfire project as Europe’s first Rocky Mountain Construction coaster project to open in 2016, claiming it will be the “Best Wooden Roller Coaster in the WORLD!” The coaster will feature many airtime hills, a very large and steep first drop (49 meters / 160 feet at 83º), three inversions and a very high-speed layout (up to 113kph / 70mph) that will make use of the park’s natural terrain for much of the ride.
   You can catch the animated preview video below as well as several stills and a couple of concept photos where the ride’s layout has been photoshopped over real pictures of the park so you can get a great look at how it will use the park’s natural terrain features.

    (3/21/14) Kolmarden, primarily wildlife park with a growing rides section, will announce a major new project called Wildfire on April 8th at 10am. The park is known as Sweden’s biggest wildlife park and one of the world’s top zoos, but their preview website and video for the new Wildfire attraction is quite interesting.


LE PAL (France)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - New Park - (1/6/15) VHCoasters has posted a layout picture showing off an amazing looking layout for a new Mack Mega Coaster coming to Lewa Happy World in Xi'an, China in late 2015. A second layout picture can be found on their Twitter.



2015 - Peppa Pig Land - (4/2/15) Italy's Leolandia Amusement Park has opened The World of Peppa Pig as the new attraction for 2015. The area features an interactive experience inside Peppa's family home, Daddy Pig's car parked on the hill, a playground and more.
    (11/24/14) A new land themed to Peppa Pig will be added to Leolandia (Italy) in 2015 and then expanded with new attractions in 2016 and 2017.



Park News - (9/30/14) Oh Dear… oh dead deer…
    A few guests taking a spin on The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley were in for a special treat the other day as the roller coaster struck and decapitated a dear that had jumped over a fence and wandered into the wrong area at the wrong time. According to this report, the passengers were sprayed with blood in the process. Apparently this wasn’t the first time The Ultimate has had a taste for deer meat, as it struck and killed another one back in 1994.

2015 - Jurassic Adventure Golf / Vintage Car Rally - (4/14/15) ThemeParks-UK tells us that Lightwater Valley will be opening a new Jurassic Adventure Golf course and Vintage Car Rally kiddie ride in this May.


LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

Park News - (10/30/14) Just when you thought things might be looking brighter for Sydney’s Luna Park, it seems the park’s new Hair Raiser drop tower ride (added in late 2013) is in jeopardy of being removed, as the park apparently did not get proper planning permission to build it. (How it was built, inspected and operated for all this time with no one noticing that little fact is beyond me…)
    Luna Park must now seek permission from the Department of Planning by November, or they will be ordered to remove the drop tower ride. Unfortunately, the process also involves “consultation” with the local residents to give their feedback about the ride, and Luna Park has a long history of local neighbors who have filed endless complaints over the years about the park.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time


M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


MIRAGICA (Molfetta, Italy)
Formerly Called: La Terra Die Giganti

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...



???? - New Park - In Development - (9/30/13) I’m not sure of the status of this project, but you can see a nice aerial concept painting of the entire park project at what appears to possibly be an official site for the project.
    (1/30/13) New concept art for Monkey Kingdom can be seen over at Thinkwell as well as Ron Vance Portfolio.
    (7/11/11) The LA Times has posted a new update about the Monkey Kingdom park coming to China from Thinkwell, as well as a ton of new concept artwork for the park. You can see a few more attractions, lots of themed buildings and landscaping, as well as an overview piece of the entire project site, along with a clear view of several coasters planned, including one that looks like an Intamin Wing Rider. .
    (6/17/11) ThinkWell talks a bit about the new Monkey Kingdom park they are developing for Beijing, China over at InPark Magazine.
    (5/30/11) Thinkwell has confirmed on their blog that they have been tapped to design a new theme park in Huairou, China called Monkey Kingdom, set to open in 2014. The concept artwork shows does indeed show off some amazing themeing as they mix modern technology with the retelling of Monkey’s Journey To the West story.



2015 - Diabolik Invertigo - (4/28/15) A POV video from Diabolik Invertigo has been posted by our friends at Parksmania. Check it out below!

    (3/19/15) A few fun new pictures of Diabolik Invertigo at Movieland Park can be found here. Looks like the coaster is all in place, now they just have to finish the queue and surrounding landscape.
    (3/2/15) The latest construction pictures of Diabolik Invertigo at Movieland Park can be seen here.
    (1/30/15) A new series of pictures of the new Diabolik Invertigo coaster at Movieland Park can be found on Facebook.
    (12/3/14) The latest construction update on Diabolik Invertigo can be found at RollerCoasterRevolution as the largest supports are now being put into place.
    (11/11/14) New construction pitures of Diabolik Invertigo at Movieland Park have been posted to CoasterCommnuity over the weekend.
    (11/6/14) Diabolik is going up quickly now, as you can see in the latest construction site pictures posted to CoasterCommunity from Movieland Park.
    (10/15/14) A new pictures from the Diabolik construction site at Movieland Park can be found at CoasterCommunity this week, showing off a collection of massive footers for the coaster now in place.
    (10/3/14) A couple of great shots of the new blue coaster track on site for Diabolik at Movieland Park can be found at RollerCoasterRevolution.
    (8/30/14) RollerCoasterRevolution has some new pictuers taken on-site at Movieland Park showing off the footers and construction site for the new Diabolik Invertigo coaster coming in 2015.
    (8/19/14) The track and supports for Diabolik Invertigo, coming to Movieland Park, have been loaded onto a ship in Wilmington (USA) before they make the journey to Italy. The coaster was formerly known as Two-Face: The Flip Side when it ran at Six Flags America from 1999 to 2007.
    (12/27/13) I’m told that the Movieland Park blog has confirmed that the new Invertigo coaster is now officially coming, but not until 2015. Details can be found at
    (12/16/13) Freshly painted support pieces for the Invertigo coaster are now on site repainted Indigo and a few items with new Black paint. Pictures can be found on Facebook.
    (10/21/13) I’m told that the former Invertigo coaster from Six Flags America once known as Two-Face: The Flip Side will reappear in Movieland Park for 2014. The parts and pieces are already on site and can be seen by clicking here.



2015 - Acrobat - (4/20/15) A batch of more close-up pictures of Acrobat at Nagashima Spaland can be found here.
    (4/17/15) VHCoasters has posted a great picture of the new Acrobat, B&M Flyer, that is opening at Nagashima Spaland in Japan. As previously reported, the design appears to be a clone or near-clone of Manta at SeaWorld Orlando.

    (10/13/14) Nagashima Spa Land will open Acrobat, a new B&M Flyer, in 2015 and based on their concept artwork posted, it looks as if they are taking quite a bit of inspiration from SeaWorld’s MANTA coaster in their design. RCDB reports it will be 3,349 feet long, 141.1 ft tall and have 4 inversions.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


Parques Reunidos

Park News - (10/20/14) FreakPlanet takes us to experience the new “The Walking Dead Experience” attraction at Parque de Atracciones de Madrid.

    (10/9/14) Parque de Atracciones de Madrid is transforming the park’s permanent horror walk-through attraction (El Viejo Caseron) into The Walking Dead Experience for the park’s 25th anniversary. Meanwhile the park is offering four mazes for the Halloween season (Oct 4 to Nov 2): Los Horrores de Poe, Necropolis: El Reino de las Almas Perdidas, Hospital de los Muertos: Asylum, and El Circo Embrujado.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

December 2014 - AquaFan - (9/26/14) Parque de la Costa in Buenos Aires (Argentina) will add a new waterpark called AquaFan. It is expected to open this December and you can see a video peview of the park below.



2015 - KRATER - Under Construction - (9/25/14) Parque Nacional del Cafe (Columbia) is adding KRATER, a Gerstlauer EuroFighter roller coaster with a volcano theme. Look for this to open by either the end of 2014 or early 2015.



icon_STOP2015 - Voltar - (7/8/15) As an interesting side note, I'm told that the new ride at Pleasure Island was actually bought used from Flamingoland where it was called Sky Flyer. These reports say the ride was actually made by Vekoma, and removed earlier this year.
    (7/7/15) According to one of our readers, the new Voltar ride that opened at Pleasure Island may actually be a Mondial Tornado with this style cars.
    (7/6/15) Pleasure Island in the UK has finally opened a new ride, Voltar. I'm not exactly sure of the make and model, but it looks like a classic double-sided Ranger style flat ride. You can see pictures of it here.


Looping / H.I.G. Capital France

2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...

2016 - JUNKER - Under Construction -



(3/27/15) I’ve got some good news about Junker at PowerPark, the new coaster will actually open THIS summer (2015) and not in 2016. It seems a little something was lost in translation on the press release from Finnish to English, but it’s all worked out for the best. The park as also set up two web cams so you can check on the progress of Junker:   Camera 1 and Camera 2.
    (3/26/15) PowerPark (Finland) has announced they will open the wildest roller coaster in northern Europe next year. They have named it "Junker" and claim it will hit 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds. The launch will send the train up into a 40 meter tall top-hat style element before plunging the riders back towards the ground and into a series of inversions, through a pond, into an underground tunnel under the pond and more along the 860 meter length, where riders will hit G-forces up to 4.5G.
    Junker is already under construction at the park and is expected to open in June 2016 and is being made by Gerstlauer.


PUY DU FOU (France)

Park News - (12/1/14)  While I had not previously heard of the Puy do Fou theme park when I posted a news article about a new attraction for 2015 last week, I’ve found out quite a bit more about this unusual theme park for today’s update.  According to this excellent review about Puy do Fou, this is not your typical theme park. There are no rides or long queues, but rather the park is a series of live and very high quality entertainment experiences and spectaculars that you experience throughout the day. According to the description, there are five main shows and about 7 additional minor shows that you can try to see throughout the day as you progress through the park, each with a unique performance and theme. In between the shows you’ll visit a series of themed villages around the park, representing different eras and environments.
    Give the review of this unique park a read and you can find out all the official information at the park’s website.

2015 - Neopters - (11/24/14) Puy du Fou, an attraction in France I had not heard of before, is said to be opening an interesting new aerial show in 2015 called Neopters that will feature flying light up drone units.


RATANGA JUNCTION (near Cape Town, South Africa)

Park News - (5/15/14) A new development plan for Century City (South Africa) is on the way that will see billions spent for upgrades and new projects, including a mixed use development called The Square. According to this news article, the local theme park, Ratanga Junction, will eventually be removed entirely to make way for The Square, with two attractions already said to have been removed for the project.

2015 - Nothing is expected, the park will close down in a few years (see above).


RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


SARKANNIEMI Amusementpark (Tampere, Finland)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


SEA LIFE ABENTEUER PARK (Oberhauses, Germany)
(Note: This replaced the former CentrO Park)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



icon_STOPSummer 2015 - New Attraction - (7/8/15) Shrek's Adventure has opened in London, a new attraction concept from Merlin. Morgan from the Very unOfficial Travel Guide describes all the action and was very impressed with this new walk-through themed adventure attraction. (Sorry, no footage inside, cameras were not allowed.)
    There are spoilers as the video goes on, so if you want to be surprised, don't watch! Though the official website breaks down the scenes you'll go through in order anyway.



According to a presentation given about the new Shrek's Adventure! attraction opening in London, it should be ready to open to the public by late June. That said, Merlin Passholders (both Premium and Standard) will not be allowed in to see Shrek until September 1st.
    (3/26/15) We've heard that Merlin is opening a new Shrek themed walk-through attraction in London, but we've heard very little about what the experience will be like. Now you can click here to finally read some details about what the "Shrek's Adventure!" attraction will be like when it opens in London's County Hall in July. From the sound of things it will feature a 4D ride, walk through adventure rooms, show shops, games to play along the way, a Mirror Maze and more experiences along the way that will build to a "show stopping finale". Click here to visit the official website where you can sign up to reserve your tickets in advance.
    (2/26/14) Merlin Entertainment has unveiled their next attraction planned for London as their first Shrek’s Far Far Away Adventure attraction. Look for this stand-alone attraction to open on Summer 2015 at the County Hall alongside
Merlin’s other attractions: London Eye, London SEA LIFE Aquarium and the London Dungeon.
    Guests will be transported to the world of Far Far Away and go on a new walk-through adventure based on a new story being written by the DreamWorks team and will feature interactive characters you meet on your adventure along with appearances by other popular Dreamworks characters from Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. Merlin says that this will just be the first such attraction, as they are planning on making 5 more copies over the next nine years.


SINDIBAD Amusement Park (Casablanca, Morocco)

May 2015 - New Park - (5/13/15) The local news reports that Morocco’s only theme park, Sindibad Amusement Park, will reopen on May 25th after being closed for a lengthy refurbishment plan. In addition to rides and amusements, the park will also feature a zoo and archaeological park, trails for walking and cycling and more.
    (2/3/14) Concept art showing off the new Parc Sindibad (by Walibi) can be found near the bottom of this page.
    (10/2/13) Gerstlauer has confirmed that SindiPark in Morocco will add a EuroFighter 320+ coaster as part of the lineup of this new theme park, expected to open in December 2014.
   It may be worth mentioning that Casablanca previously had an amusement park called Sindibad that has since closed and fell into disrepair. The remains of this old park can be seen in pictures taken by TheThemeParkGuy back in 2011. In that 2011 report he mentions that the group behind the Walibi theme parks (Compagnie des Alpes) were planning to redevelop the site into a modern theme park eventually, and it looks like now is the time.


Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Waterpark - (10/23/13) Skyline Park is planing on building an outdoor waterpark for the 2015 season.
    (7/10/13) I’m told we can look forward to a large new attraction of some kind to open at Skyline Park in 2015.


SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

Park News - (10/9/14) Screamscape sources tell us that Moviepark Germany’s General Manager, Wouter Dekkers, has left the park and been transferred to serve as the new GM of Slagharen, another theme park / resort in the Netherlands also owned by Parque Reunidos. I’m told that he helped rebuild Moviepark Germany in the years that followed the drop of the Warner Bros. license and oversaw a number of popular new attractions added to the park (Van Helsing, The Lost Temple, Nickland, etc).  It’s possible he’s been tapped to try and perform some of the same work building up Slagharen.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...


SOCHI-PARK (Sochi, Russia)
Olympic Village and Park for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games (official website)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...



2015 - Titan Upgrade - (2/21/15) Want to see something really odd?  Would you believe a new S&S made coaster train design has been added to the Titan coaster at Space World in Japan. This will replace the ride's old Arrow made train, and not only add much more open trains to the ride, but an onboard audio system and soundtrack. This should be interesting indeed, and if the seats look kind of familiar, they are the same style seats that S&S made for their El Loco coasters.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nickelodeon Explorer’s Oasis - (4/10/14) Viacom and Sunway sign new deal to develop the first Nickelodeon themed attraction in Asia at the 88-acre Sunway Lagoon theme park in Malaysia. The new 10 acre attraction will be called Nickelodeon Explorer’s Oasis and open in March 2015 and will feature various water based attractions as well as themed retail shops and food options.


TAYTO PARK (Ireland)

icon_STOP2015 - New Coaster and More -  (6/8/15) Tayto Park opened their new Cu Chulainn wooden roller coaster a few days ago and you can see front seat footage shot on Media Day in the video below. It's great to see this coaster in action, because boy does it fly! Once it drops down that first drop, it doesn't appear to slow down at all until you hit the breaks at the end. Fantastic looking ride for sure!

    (4/2/15) New construction pictures from Tayto Park (showing off the progress on their new coaster can be found here.
    (3/3/15) A new assortment of construction pictures from Tayto Park showing off the progress made so far on their new wooden coaster can be found at ThemeParksIE.
    (2/20/15) A great post on Twitter by CoasterForce shows off the themed Timberliner train concept artwork for Tayto Park's new wooden coaster, which will be called The Cú Chulainn Coaster, named after a mythical Irish hero.
    (2/5/15) Vertical construction on the new wooden coaster at Tayto Park is well under way and you can see some of the first construction pictures from the site posted to They also remind us that the park will be adding a package of other rides to the park this year including a Zamperla Air Race, 5D Cinema, a stream train and an animatronic dinosaur figure exhibit.
    (1/21/14) posted on Facebook earlier today that the proposed new wooden coaster to be build at Tayto Park in Ireland will be built by The Gravity Group. If their stats are correct, it will feature a track length of 1.4 km (3593 ft), a height of 32 meters (105 ft) and hit a top speed of 105 km/h (65mph). Previous hints, comparing the new ride to Wodan at Europa Park led us to believe it would be a GCI wooden coaster and not a Gravity Group ride.
    (1/6/14) I always love it when I hear about a new amusement park somewhere in the world that is new to me, especially when they are planning on building something very special. According to this news report a small park in Ireland known at Tayto Park, built next to the Tayto Crisps factory, may be planning on building the second biggest roller coaster in all of Europe in 2015.
    The new coaster will cost €8.5 million and be built as part of a larger €25 million expansion plan that will add a new park entrance and expanded parking facilities. The plans are being finalized and prepared for submission for approval. Based on the quick look at the park’s website, this will be the park’s first roller coaster, as the park currently is more of a playground and animal park experience, rather than a traditional big steel rides park. Much like the Busch Gardens parks of the old days, Tayto Park even features of tour of the Tayto Crisps factory.
    As for the coaster, the park says it will be 1.4 km long, 32 meters (105ft)  tall, feature two 12-car trains and hit speeds up to 105kph (65mph). It also mentions that it will be “built specially in America” and is a “wooden ride”. They also mention that the only one bigger would be Wodan in Europa Park, so based on that, I can only assume they are building a GCI wooden coaster, similar in style to Wodan perhaps.
    That said, this wont be the second biggest coaster in Europe… nor will it be the second biggest wooden coaster in Europe, as Wodan is dwarfed by Colossos at Heide Park and at 105 ft it would tie for 5th place with Robin Hood at Walibi Holland in terms of just height. A 1.4km length however (4593 ft) could take the #1 record in Europe for length, just ahead of the 4574 foot Coaster Express at Parque Warner Madrid.

icon_STOP2017 - Dark Ride - Planning - (6/8/15) In this article about the opening of the new coaster at Tayto Park the founder says that they plan to keep on adding rides and growing for years to come. They are already looking into a flume ride, aviary and some other smaller rides in the future, but he specifically mentions adding a dark ride for 2017. Further down the line, if they can work out the numbers, they would also love to add an on-site hotel within the park property.


TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time


VICTORY KINGDOM (Beijing, China)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2014 as well...


Formerly known as Walibi Lorraine and Walibi Schtroumpf (Walibi Smurf)

icon_STOPPark News - (7/28/15) Be warned, for those planning a trip to Walygator Parc, apparently the park has decided to close down their Anaconda wooden coaster for refurbishment, and will not be reopening it until the 2016 season at the earliest.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time


WET ‘n’ WILD SYDNEY (Australia)

Park News - (10/1/14) Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney, which opened last year with quite a bit of controversy from the local guests, has opened for a new season only to hit many of the same bumps in the road as last year from unhappy passholders.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...


WIENER PRATER (Vienna, Austria)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...


WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



icon_STOP2015 - New Park with B&M Flying Coaster - (8/25/15) A Tweet from VHCoasters shows off the Wanda Xishuangbanna new B&M Flyer taking on riders after it soft opened.
    (10/13/14) VHCoasters reports that a new B&M Flyer in China with yellow track and green supports has gone vertical at the new Wanda’s Xishuangbanna Theme Park. This is an entirely brand new park, which was supposed to open in 2014, but as with anything, the opening may likely not happen until 2015.



2015 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (7/6/15) Abu Dhabi's Yas Island is currently running a tourism promotion from now through to September 30th called "Kids Rule on Yas this Summer", which offers several dining, lodging and entertainment specials for kids under 12 years old. Apparently the program also includes free admission for kids into Ferrari World and the Yas Waterworld waterpark nearby when their families stay at one of the participating hotels in the program. You can find out all the details at the official Kids Rule website here.
    (1/29/15) Congratulations to Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi as the highly themed waterpark next to Ferrari World reports having very strong attendance during the park's second year of operation, has won a number of awards, and reports that over three million riders have enjoyed the park's top four attractions since it opened.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...



2015 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013 or 2014 as well...



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