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OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
(Listed Alphabetically)

 

 

 

----    INTERNATIONAL SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (8/21/18) Schwaben-Park - Wilde Hilde Making Slow Test Runs
    (8/17/18) Employee Killed By Coaster at Energylandia (MORE...)
    (8/14/18) Movieland Park (Italy) See The Pangea Dinosaurs After Dark (MORE...)
    (8/14/18) Freizeitpark Plohn Shows Off Dynamite Coaster Animation (MORE...)
    (8/14/18) Puy du Fou Hiring Unique New Clean Up Crew (MORE...)
    (8/2/18) Dreamland Margate Opens Eight New Zamperla Rides (MORE...)

 

ADLABS IMAGICA (India)

Park News - (12/15/17) Adlabs Entertainment, owner of the Adlabs Imagica theme park in India, is said to be in talks with various private equity firms to raise funds. They hope to use them to reduce their existing debts as well as pay for a future expansion of Imagica. The company is also seeking to sell a hotel they own as well as sell of extra land they don't need.
    (2/1/16) According to the local news in India, the owners of the Adlabs Imagica theme park are now planning to open two more theme parks elsewhere in India over the next 3 to 5 years. In addition to the existing park near Mumbai, they say they are looking at sites for new parks in Delhi to the North and either Hyderabad or Bangalore to the South. As for the main park, they have plans to expand it as well, adding a "snow park" and an "adventure" later during this calendar year. They are also planning to add an additional 171 rooms to their nearby hotel, Novotel Imaginca Khopoli.

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

ADVENTURE ISLAND  (UK)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

ADVENTURE WONDERLAND (UK)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

ADVENTURE WORLD (Australia)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

ALPEN PARK (Brazil)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

AQUALANDIA (Benidorm, Spain)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

AQUALANDIA (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2018 - Five New Rides - (11/4/17) The local news reports that Aussie World has now been given approval to build five new attractions at the park, in addition to the two other rides were already announced back in May (see above). The five new rides will be: Drop Tower (40m), Air Race (Zamperla), WindstarZ (Zamperla), Star Fly (Zamperla 40m Vertical Swing) and Aerobat (Technical Park Aerobat). The Aerobat is an interesting one I haven't seen before... kind of looks like a Zamperla Endeavour and a Gerstlauer Sky Roller had a baby. Check out the video below to see one in action.

 

BAGATELLE  (France)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

icon_STOP2018 - Stadlgaudi 4D and More (6/20/18) An interesting new dark ride experience has opened in Germany's Bayern-Park called Stadlgaudi 4D. According to the description posted to Themeparks-EU this is the first "Farm Fair GameChanger" interactive ride from Lagotronics. Riders are seated in themed wagons and taken through four different scenes where they interact with cannons (themed as giant carrots) to collect points. The interesting thing is that it isn't just the cars that move, but rather the entire building is a giant disc that rotates, much like how the audience rotates through Disney's Carousel of Progress. But instead of facing the central hub for the different scenes, the wagons face the outside of the circle and are rotated on the base through four different interactive scenes before returning to the fifth position for unloading and loading of new guests.
    Bayern-Park also added two more kiddie rides this season as well, Bulldogfahrt and Hoftierrennen, as well as a new Pirate themed magic show.

 

BEIJING SHIJINGSHAN Amusement Park  (China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

BELANTIS  (Germany)

Park News - (2/22/18) BlooLoop has confirmed the rumor that Parques Reunidos has indeed bought the Belantis theme park in Germany for €26.5 million.
    (2/2/18) According to BlooLoop, Parques Reunidos is looking into buying the Belantis theme park in Germany. While neither company has confirmed or denied this news, insiders say that the negotiations are ongoing.

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

BELLEWAERDE PARK (Belgium)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

2019 - Bellewaerde Aquapark - (6/17/17) According to BlooLoop, CdA (Compagnie des Alpes) has given final approval for Bellewaerde to build an indoor waterpark worth €17 million to be simply called Bellewaerde Aquapark. The waterpark will take up a new 3,000 square-meter structure to be build on a former parking lot and is planned to open in Spring 2019. In addition to the indoor waterpark section, there will also be a small outdoor section as well that will only be used during the summer months.

 

BETO CARRERO WORLD (Brazil)

2018 - On Site Hotel and New Attractions - In Development - (8/5/17) According to the local news Beto Carrero World is finalizing plans to built a new hotel for the 2018 season to be located just inside the park near the front gate area. It will feature 160 rooms to start with, with room to expand and add 500 more in a second phase.
    As for the park itself... rumor has it that the park was working to add a few new attractions in time to open by the later half of 2018 if possible. One might be a replacement show for the current Fast & Furious Car Show as the licensing contract for the show is expected to run out soon. It isn't known if they bring back the old 'Extreme' show for a short time, or wait to open a new show (rumored to be Hot Wheels themed) in 2018. Meanwhile rumor has it that the current Freefall site could be used for a new kiddie land and several small rides in 2018, possibly with Dreamworks character themeing.

 

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

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

CAVALLINO MATTO (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

CHANGSHA WINDOW OF THE WORLD (China)

icon_STOP2019 - S&S Air Launched Coaster - (4/12/18) S&S Worldwide has announced that they will build and install a new Air Launched Coaster for the "Changsha Window of the World" theme park in China. According to the press release Changsha Window of the World is the largest theme park in "central China", and actually opened back in 1997 and "contains around 50 replicas of the most famous tourist attractions in the world".
    The coaster itself will be 40 meters tall, 830 meters long, a top launch speed of 100 KPH and feature "over 10 exciting elements with multiple inversions". It is also worth noting that this will be the first S&S Air Launch Coaster to have inversions when it opens in early 2019.

 

CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM (Guangzhou, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

DENNLYS PARC (France)

icon_STOP2018 - Squadron 33 - (6/22/18) A new Technical Park Aero Tower ride has been added to the park, featuring controllable wings that will allow riders to spin their planes upside-down along the way.

 

DIDILAND (France)

2018 - Apollo’s Sidecar - (6/22/18) The park has added a new Technical Park Sidecar flat ride this season that features a lighthouse theme.

 

DINOSAUR LAND PARK (Changzhou, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

DREAMLAND (Margate, UK)

icon_STOP2018 - Nine New Attractions - (8/2/18) Zamperla has supplied eight new rides to Dreamland Margate for the 2018 season. A full report of all the new rides can be found at ThemeParks-UK.
    (4/6/18) Our friends at BlooLoop report that Dreamland Margate will offering NINE new attractions this summer. The list includes Pinball X, a "newly re-imagined" spinning roller coaster, The Dreamland Drop (a rotating "shoot up and drop" tower ride), Pendulum, Re-imagined Enterprise (the classic reborn as an open-air thrill ride), Air Force, Up Up and Away, Soaring Seagulls, Rock the Boat, and The Vintage Caterpillar. Follow the link to see more details about each of the nine new attractions.

 

DREAM ISLAND / Formerly DREAMWORKS MOSCOW (Russia)

???? - New Park - Under Construction - (5/11/18) It's been awhile since we've heard much of anything about Dream Island, the indoor theme park project going up in Moscow, but apparently progress is being made on the huge structure. Check out the new pictures posted to Twitter earlier today.

    (2/1/18) According to BlooLoop, the Dream Island indoor theme park under construction in Moscow is back on track once again after progress came to a halt due to lack of funding. A new $657 million loan is now in place to finish the project, with hopes to open in 2019.
    The indoor park will feature 40 different attractions in 10 different themed zones, with nine having been confirmed so far:
    Smurfs Village
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Reported to feature a Drop Tower ride.
    Hotel Transylvania
    Lost World of Dinosaurs
    Snow Queen’s Castle
    Racing Cars Land
    Princess Castle Land
    House of Horror
    House of Papa Carlo
    (11/12/17) I still don't know too much about this project, but construction is ongoing for the Dream Island indoor theme park in Moscow, according to photos posted earlier this month to ThemeparX.
    (4/10/17) The former DreamWorks themed park in Russia is still under construction it seems... even without a DreamWorks theme. As I understand it the park is now being called Dream Island. The spires of the park's large fake castle entrance plaza are quickly rising into the skyline already however and can be seen in the latest photo updates posted to ThemeparX.
    (11/13/15) A great photo update showing off the site of the future Dreamworks Moscow theme park site has been posted to ThemeparX this week. A pair of local photographers went out to photograph the site, which is now surrounded by a construction wall with guards, and with a banner showing off a piece of concept art. Scroll down more and you'll find pictures of the actual site mapped out as well for future development. According to the banner, construction has begun as of the 3rd Quarter 2015 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. We hope to find out more official information about this project in the near future.
    (5/19/15) It has been quite some time since we’ve heard anything at all about the once announced “DreamWorks” indoor theme park planned for Russia, but new details were finally given out at an urban planning meeting this month. The large indoor complex will feature not only a small theme park, but a multi-screen cinema, children’s cafes, retail and dining locations, a concert hall, hotel and a children’s yachting school.
   The complex is to be built by 2018 in Nagatinskaya Poima, and it will also share the space with Russian animator Soyuzmultfilm who will run their own small theme park next door. If this first location works out, they hope to build two more in Russia in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
 

 

DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

ENERGYLANDIA (Poland)

icon_STOPPark News - (8/17/18) Sad news from Poland today as the local news reports that an employee was struck and killed by the new Hyperion coaster at Energylandia. The translation is a little buggy, but it sounds like it was a 37-year old ride op who was trying to retrieve a lost cell phone, when he was struck by the coaster.

icon_STOP2018 - Hyperion / Mega Coaster - Stats: 252 Feet tall, a 262 Foot Drop, 4,757 Feet Long and an estimated 88mph top speed.
    (7/12/18) I'm told that Hyperion at Energylandia is slated to open to the public on July 14th.
    (7/6/18) Energylandia in Poland has shared a couple of new videos in the past week showing off on and off-ride footage of their new Hyperion mega coaster making test runs, and it looks to be a very fast coaster experience from Intamin featuring trains that seat riders 4-across, similar what was used on Skyrush at Hersheypark, but without the floorless aspect for the outer seats.


    (2/10/17) Last year we mentioned that Energylandia was considering two proposed coaster designs for their mega 2018 coaster project. Apparently they made their selection back in December to move ahead with the Intamin designed proposal and posted a new video of the project showing off what the coaster will look like when it opens in 2018.
    One of the interesting things that has been changed since the original video proposal is that the train in the animation has changed from a transitional 2-wide Intamin style train to a new 4-seat wide straight-across seating train design, and not like the staggered seating style that was done on Hersheypark's SkyRush. Of course this is just concept animation and we'll have to wait to see what the final product looks like.

    (10/3/16) Energylandia also announced the addition of a new MegaCoaster for the park in 2018, but are putting two competing projects to the public to decide which they like best. One is an Intamin Mega Coaster while the other is a Vekoma MC1340 Skydash coaster that is also impressive.

 

2020 - RMC Hybrid Coaster & Vekoma LSM Launched Coaster - (4/7/18) According to items listed at RCDB, Energylandia in Poland will be adding a new RMC Hybrid (IBox Track) coaster in 2020. The stats are impressive, standing 196.8 feet tall, 4,265 feet long with 3 inversions and an estimated top speed of 71.5 mph.
    For a fairly new park to the game, Energylandia already has a large coaster collection, currently featuring 11 roller coasters that all opened between 2014 and now. Most are family or kiddie coasters, but they also offer a few interesting bigger coasters from Vekoma (Mayan, Formula, Boomerang) along with the soon to open Hyperion, a new Intamin Mega Coaster with a 262 foot drop!
    According to RCDB, the park will also open a new Vekoma built LSM launch coaster in 20202 as well, in addition to the previously mentioned custom built RMC Hybrid. These new additions will certainly put Energylandia on the map for traveling coaster enthusiasts.

 

ESSELWORLD (India)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

ETNALAND  (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2016 either.

 

FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FANTAWILD DREAMLAND (Zhuzhou, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

FANTAWILD DREAMLAND (Xiamen, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FIABILANDIA (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

Park News - (10/9/17) According to a shocking news update, a 12-year old boy had a leg severed at the Fort Fun amusement park in Germany while riding the park's "Trapper Slider" alpine coaster attraction. Trapper Slider is listed as Europe's longest "toboggan run in a leisure park" with a total length of 1.3 km.
    From the sound of the article, they don't know quite exactly how it happened, but somehow the 12-year-old boy's leg got caught between the sled and the tracks of the attraction, severing his leg "in the middle of the calf". He was air-lifted to a hospital for treatment and is listed as being stable and "there is no danger to his life."
    For now the attraction has been closed while the police investigate just what happened to determine the cause of the accident. The article does not seem to mention if he was riding the attraction by himself, or if he was a passenger riding along with an older rider. According to the park's website, children are allowed to ride with someone else if they are at least 1m tall (aprox. 40 inches) and ride by themselves if they are 1.3m (aprox. 51 inches).

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FRAISPERTUIS CITY Park (France)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

FREIZEITPARK PLOHN (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

icon_STOP2019 - Dynamite - Under Construction - (8/14/18) Freizeitpark Plohn has announced Dynamite, a new custom "Big Dipper" style coaster creation from Mack Rides that will feature three inversions, an underground tunnel and a unique "dive drop" element. One thing that stands out to me in the animation however is the really odd looking trains, featuring only two rows with 4-across seating, but the outside seats will provide a floorless experience, though they all look to be sitting high up off the floor anyway.
    This is actually the second Big Dipper model coaster from Mack Rides, with the first being Lost Gravity at Walibi Holland which opened in 2016 with the same unique style trains. You can get a much better look at the train style here.

    (4/25/18) Construction is moving right along for Dynamite at Freizeitpark Plohn. According to the official progress page the support foundations are being poured and formed, and the work isn't easy. According to a video they posted the other day they actually have to blast with dynamite in certain locations before they can dig and form the footers due to the bedrock lying at the surface in certain locations. The method is to drill down a narrow hole in the location where the explosive is then placed deep in the earth, allowing the explosive force to break up the surface bedrock.
     You can watch a brief video showing off one of the explosions, though it looks like they cover up the blast site with a tarp to prevent the debris from scattering all over the place.

    (11/11/17) Mack Rides has confirmed on Facebook that construction has begin at FREIZEITPARK PLOHN for the park's new 2019 Mack Rides coaster. They call the ride Dynamite and describe it as "the first big-Coaster in Germany" to be built by Mack Rides and mention that it is taking the place of the old Silver Mine coaster.

    (4/10/17) According to a post at Airtimers, permits have been filed from Freizeitpark Plohn to build a new coaster for 2019 from Mack Rides. The perhaps mention it as being a "Big Dipper Coaster" which is believed to be similar to the new BigDipper model coaster from Mack, the first of which just opened last year at Walibi Holland as Lost Gravity.

 

FREIZEIT-LAND GEISELWIND (Germany)

Park News - (12/15/17) How's this for some extra creepy news today? It seems a 13-year-old girl visiting a new haunted house attraction (Dr Lehmann's Horror-Hospital) at the Freizeit-Land Geiselwind park came across the tombstone of her own grandfather, set up as a decoration in front of the haunt. The grandfather had been dead for 20 years now, but it seems that when the "lease" on the grave plot expired, the grandmother had paid a stone mason for the removal and "proper disposal" of the tombstone.
    Apparently this didn't quite go as planned and the stonemason appears to have sold off the stone to the haunted house owner as a prop without removing any of the lettering. Since then the stonemason has refunded the money to the widow and removed any trace of the lettering from the stone, as well as other stones also used at the attraction, as their origins are also suspect and they don't want to cause any further grief to anyone else.

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

FREIZEITPARK RUHPOLDING (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FUNFIELDS (Australia)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

icon_STOP2018 - Spokjakten - (5/25/18) A fun preview video for Spokjakten (Ghost Hunter), a new interactive haunted dark ride experience from Sally Corp, was posted to Twitter this week. The ride just opened on May 19th at Furuviks Parken in Sweden. Below that is an English language preview of the attraction posted last month from Sally.

    (10/18/17) Sally Corp. will be opening their first interactive dark ride at Sweden's Furuvik animal and amusement park. The park's existing "ghost castle" will be transformed to install the new dark ride project in time to reopen in 2018. Follow the link to see a few more details and a small piece of concept art.
    (7/3/17) According to this article Furuvik, will open Sweden's first interactive dark ride attraction in 2018. The project will see the park's current SpŲkborgen attraction transformed into an entirely new experience following a $3 million investment. Construction is set to begin this fall.

 

GEISELWIND (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2016 either.

 

GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

GREAT YARMOUTH PLEASURE BEACH (UK)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GULLIVER’S VALLEY RESORT (South Yorkshire, UK)

icon_STOP2020 - New Park / Resort - (3/30/18) BlooLoop reports that work will begin on Gulliver's Valley Resort in South Yorkshire on a 250-acre site that will include a new theme park aimed at children 2-13 years of age. The new park will also feature a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions and will include a pirate ship, river rapids, log flume and a wooden roller coaster when it opens in 2020. The site will also include on-site lodging (camping and the Lilliput Castle Hotel) as well as Gully's Dream Village, "where children with life-threatening illnesses can be given the chance to enjoy a cost-free respite." Follow the link to see all the details and artwork about how it will be laid out.

 

GYEONGJI WORLD (South Korea)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

HAINAN OCEAN PARADISE (China)

2018/2019 - New Park/Attraction - (11/12/17) Construction pictures of a new resort project in China called "Hainan Ocean Paradise" have been posted to ThemeparX. While the overall resort appears to be very much still under construction, they have made the most progress on a waterpark area that is supposed to open sometime in 2018 ahead of everything else I assume, while the rest of the project that appears to be a marine life park / aquarium will come later, though there are pieces of an Intamin "Coaster Wheel" on site from Intamin.
    An animated promotional video may give  you more of an idea of what to expect from the park and aqarium when it is finished, though it does feature some animation footage "borrowed" from Finding Nemo and some live action footage borrowed from SeaWorld parks. Other footage shows off a Dolphin Show, a large aquarium featuring whale sharks, a traditional big steel ride park section with a coaster, an observation skytower ride, a flume ride and a Polar Encoutner attraction that may use some kind of submarine themed simulator to transport guests to the indoor arctic themed environment.
    According to the video that was posted in Sept. 2016, the project would be ready to open in 2017, but clearly it wont make that date as this point based on the on-site photos. Looks like they have a ways to go for the rest of the park, so based on just a rough guess by me, it could be late 2018 to 2019 before anything other than the waterpark may be ready to open. Just something to keep an eye on.

 

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

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

HOT GO PARK - Happy Jungle World &
HOT GO PARK - Dreamworld

(Fushun, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

HUIS TEN BOSCH (Japan)

icon_STOP2018 - Jurassic Island - (3/8/18) Guests visiting the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan will soon have a new unique option to spend the night at the park with the opening of two sphere shaped floating guest rooms within the park. The experience is part of a unique over-night adventure, where guests will board the pods in the evening, which will then be towed to a “Jurassic Island” attraction featuring an augmented reality dinosaur experience, set to open on April 28th.

 

ISLA MAGICA (Spain)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

JANFUSUN FANCYWORLD (Taiwan)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

JARDIN d’ACCLIMATATION (France)

icon_STOP2018 - Speed Rockets, Les Side-Cars and More - (6/22/18) I’m told several new attractions have opened at the Jardin d’Acclimatation park as part of the revitalization of this older park. The list includes Speed Rockets, a new Gerstaluer Bobsled style coaster that features plenty of twists and turns, as well as two lift hills. See the POV Video below.
    The park has also added a Technical Park Sidecar flat ride with a motorcycle theme.

 

JEJU SHINWHA WORLD (South Korea)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

JINLING HAPPY WORLD (China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

KARLS ERLEBNISDORF (Germany)

icon_STOP2018 - K2 - (6/22/18) A new ABC Rides Tube Coaster was added for the 2018 season as the first phase of a larger expansion coming in 2019.

icon_STOP2019 - Potato Adventure World - (6/22/18) Adding onto the 2018 expansion that saw the K2 coaster introduced will be several new attractions includes a go-kart track, climbing wall, indoor playground and more.

 

KINGOLAND (France)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

KNIGHT VALLEY
Shenzhen, China

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

KOLMARDEN  (Sweden)

icon_STOPPark News - (6/26/18) Great news for Kolmarden came out late last week. A tweet from our friends at the European Coaster Club mentioned that the park recieved the final permits to secure a safe future for their WildFire coaster (RMC).

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

THE LAND OF LEGENDS (Turkey)

2018 - Mack Coaster - (1/4/17) Screamscape sources tell us that The Land of Legends waterpark in Turkey has ordered a clone of the “Flash” coaster from Mack Rides that was built at the Lewa Adventure park in China for 2016.Land of Legends is now promoting itself as a ‘theme park” and appears to be planning to expand their appeal by adding dry rides and experiences to the park. The new coaster is expected to open in 2018 and standing at 200 feet tall is one monster of a ride that combines two inversions with an intense airtime filled layout. You can see a POV video of Flash in action below to get an idea of what Land of Legends has in store for guests in 2018.

 

LE PAL (France)

icon_STOP2018 - Yukon Quad - Now Open - (4/12/18) Intamin supplied the new Yukon Quad coaster now open at Le Pal. According to a post at BlooLoop, this is the biggest expansion ever for Le Pal, launching riders at 65kph at first, and up to 90kph on the second launch, while only standing 12 meters tall, the ride is designed to offer a terrain coaster experience. Watch the POV video below to see it in action, as it looks like an intense compact layout, punctuated by the amusing grunts from the rider’s shooting the video. (Chewie... is that you on the launch?!)

 

LEGENDIA (Poland)

icon_STOP2018 - Bazyliszek - (5/10/18) Our friends at BlooLoop take a long look at the creation and rebanding of Poland's oldest amusement park as Legendia, along with how the park created a new unique dark ride (Bazyliszek) with the help of Alterface, Jora Vision and ETF Ride Systems. The turnaround time for this new dark ride was only 18 months and while it includes a lot of high end technology, similar to what you might see on other major dark rides in the last few years like the Justice League rides at Six Flags, Bazyliszek was built to accommodate the limitations of a smaller budget.
    Legendia isn't done growing either, with an additional 13 hectares of land to be developed over the next few years and $33 million already committed to growing the park between now and 2020.
    (4/14/18) A teaser video for the new Bazyliszek dark ride experience coming soon to the Legendia theme park in Poland can be seen below from Alterface, including views of the trackless vehicles running through the attraction during testing. Looks to be an amazing custom dark ride experience!

    (7/29/17) Legendia has announced the creation of a new dark ride for next season from Jora Vision and AlterFace to be called Bazyliszek. The new ride will be themed around Polish legends and folklore as guests enter the headquarters for a 'Monster Hunters Guild' and then journey through, "an ancident village, dark caves, magical forests and ruins to fight all kinds of creatures. At the end of their journey they finally reach the ferocious Basilisk, the largest and scariest monster of all. During the entire tour guests use their Monster Hunter Gun, an Alterface designed weapon using special light and mirror technology for special effects. Excitement and fun will be guaranteed for young and old throughout the entire ride!"
    Look for Bazyliszek to open to park guests in 2018.

 

LEOLANDIA (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

LEWA ADVENTURES (Xi'an, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time....

 

LIGHTWATER VALLEY (UK)
Livingstone Leisure

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

2017 to 2020  - New Rides and Improvements - (3/8/17) Luna Park will be getting $20 million in improvements over the next four years according to a local news article. The expansion plans include six new rides and some refreshing of the food offerings in the park. While the complete line-up of new rides wont be announced right now, they did say that the first new ride will be called "Flying Carousel" and serve as the centerpiece of a new "family zone" that will focus on family groups with small children. After that they said to expect new rides aimed at thrill seekers as well as some that may use virtual reality and other new technologies to enhance the ride experience.

 

M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

LUNEUR (Rome, Italy)

Late 2017/2018 - New Attractions - (10/11/17) According to a posting on BlooLoop, Italian ride manufacturer, EOS Rides, is providing a small assortment of attractions for the Luneur theme park in Rome. The list of new attractions on the way will also include a new family spinning coaster that is expected to open before the end of the month.
    It is also interesting to note that this park closed in Spring 2008 and sat dead for 8 years until it reopened in October 2016. Things must be going well with a nice package of new rides on the way.

 

MAERCHENPARK NEUSIEDLERSEE (Austria)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

MINITALIA LEOLANDIA PARK (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

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

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

MOVIELAND PARK (Italy)

icon_STOP2018 - Pangea - (8/14/18) Remember that video we posted earlier this summer showing off the Pangea guest-driven jeep ride through a forest filled with Dinosaurs at Movieland Park? Yes, some of the dinosaurs and effects were a bit on the... how should I put it... well they were a bit cheesy looking. But in case anyone was wondering, it does play off a bit better when you take the ride experience after dark! Check out the new video clip below.

 
    (6/7/18) Movieland Park in Italy has a long history of creating odd, strange and very unique attractions over the years. Sometimes they are kind of a "ripoff" of another famous attraction, like how they took an Intamin first generation outdoor Freefall ride and decorated it a little bit to become Tower of Terror, complete with a Hollywood Tower sign on the front. Sometimes they open really unique rides with an odd theme, like the Knight Rider themed Kitt Super Jet boat ride.
    This year the park has opened something called Pangea... think of it as their own version of a Jurassic Park ride, with their typical unique twist. In this case a small group of guests climb aboard an off-road Jeep vehicle, must like those seen in the first Jurassic Park movie. But one of the guests actually gets to DRIVE this jeep through a road course that does feature some minor off-road style elements, like driving through big sections of water, while driving past large semi-animatronic dinosaur figures and through some scenic prop sections along the way. Check out the video below to see the attraction in action.

 

NAGASHIMA SPALAND (Japan)

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2019 - White Cyclone RMC Transformation - Confirmed - (3/13/18) A reader sent in a picture from Nagashima Spaland where the signs up in the park now confirm that the RMC transformed version of White Cyclone wont reopen until Spring 2019. The coaster is now closed however and I assume work is just starting on what the park is promoting as a "Great HYBRID COASTER", along with a strange graphic of a white sperm whale silhouette, which brings Moby Dick to mind.

    (10/11/17) Apparently, as we posted a rumor about earlier this year, Nagashima Spaland confirmed that the park's White Cyclone wooden coaster (Intamin) would close sometime in early 2018 to be "renewed". No further details were given, though based on the previous rumor we had, this may be RMC's first time to work their transformation magic by adding their IBOX track system to a wooden coaster in Japan. Stay tuned!
    (7/22/17) I'm not sure of the timeline, but Screamscape has heard a rumor that Nagashima Spaland may be looking into having RMC come transform the park's White Cyclone wooden coaster (Intamin) into a new hybrid creation within the next couple years. Anyone know more?

 

NICKELODEON CULTURAL RESORT (China)

2020 - New Park - (1/7/17) According to this news report, Viacom International Media Networks has teamed up with Sanshui New Town Management Committee and Hong Kong Elite Global Group to build the first Nickelodeon theme park in China. The new Nickelodeon themed park, expected to open by 2020, will be part of a larger 750-acre tourism project planned for the Foshan area. The ceremonial groundbreaking event took place at the site this week with representatives from each company taking part. For now the project is being called the "Nickelodeon Cultural Resort".

 

NIGLOLAND (France)

2018 - Zabeilles - (6/22/18) A new bee-themed flying carousel family ride from Zamerpla has been added for 2018.

 

PARC DU BOCASSE  (France)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

PARC DU PETIT PRINCE (France)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARC SPIROU (France)

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2018 - NEW PARK - (9/20/17) According to an article posted at BlooLoop, Simworx will be supplying three major attractions to the new Parc Spirou theme park in France. The new park is said to be under construction and set to open sometime in 2018 in Southern France and will bring the Spirou et Fantasio comic characters to life.
    While we don't know all the details of the new attractions, one is said to be an Immersive Tunnel that will take guests on a jeep themed off-road advneture with dinosaurs. Another attraction will use four Simworx 8-seat Stargazer Motion Theater simulators (6DOF). The third attraction will be the very first Simworx AGV (Advanced Guidance Vehicle) dark ride featuring trackless 8-passenger vehicles.

 

PARC SAINT PAUL  (France)

icon_STOP2018 - Wood Express - (7/23/18) CaliforniaCoasterKings ventured out to France in their latest report from Parc Saint Paul to check out the park as well as ride their new Wood Express coaster, a new creation from Gravitykraft, which I believe is a sister company to The Gravity Group. (What defines the difference between a Gravity Group coaster vs a Gravitykraft coaster, I'm a bit fuzzy on... so if anyone out there would like to fill me in, I'd appreciate it.)
    (11/1/17) Parc Saint Paul in France is adding a new wooden coaster to be called Wood Express from The Gravity Group in 2018. The compact woodie will stand just 49 feet tall and hit a top speed of 38mph. An animated POV preview of the coaster can be seen below.

 

PARKO PALIATSO (Cypress)

2018 - Looping Star - (3/14/18) Screamscape has been told that Parko Paliatso (Cyprus) purchased and is in the middle of installing a refurbished Schwarzkopf Looping Star coaster. This particular model was formerly known as Thunder Loop when it ran at Attractiepark Slagharen in The Netherlands.
    You can see the latest construction pictures of the coaster going up at the park's official Facebook page.

 

PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES (Madrid)
Parques Reunidos

2018 - Nickelodeon Area - Rumor - (12/8/17) According to a report, Parque de Attracciones in Madrid will spend 5 million Euro on a new Nickelodeon themed area in 2018.

 

PARQUE de DIVERSIONES (Costa Rica)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 or 2015 either.

 

PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 either.

 

PARQUE ESPANA (Japan)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARQUE NACIONAL del CAFE (Columbia)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 either.

 

PLEASUREWOOD HILLS (UK)
Looping / H.I.G. Capital France

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

POLAR OCEAN WORLD (China)

Mid 2018 - New Park - (8/7/15) Goddard Group has been sharing some impressive artwork for the proposed Polar Ocean World park project planned to open in 2018 near Shanghai. So far they have shown off an overall view of the project, as well as a look at the park's three marine themed lands: Aquaria (which will also serve as the entrance), Rainbow Falls and Port Majestic.
    (1/22/15) Another huge theme park has been announced for the Shanghai area on the site next to Dishui Lake. The park will be called the Haichang Polar Ocean World and it will feature a theme park as well as a world-class marine life experience complex. The project will also include a resort hotel and is hoping to open sometime in 2017.

 

POWERPARK (Finland)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

PUY DU FOU (France)

icon_STOPPark News - (8/14/18) According to various news reports the Puy du Fou historical theme park in France is planning on trying a unique approach to picking up trash on the ground. The plan is to put six Rooks, birds similar to crows, on duty in the park to search out small pieces of trash (cigarette butts, paper, etc) and take it to a special waste bin. Once deposited into the special waste bin, it will dispense a treat to the bird.
    I’m curious to see if this works, as well as what would prevent the birds from digging through the park’s regular trash bins instead for an easy find, rather than searching the park for scattered trash on the ground.

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

RATANGA JUNCTION (near Cape Town, South Africa)

icon_STOPPark News - (7/26/18) From the look of things Ratanga Junction may have sold their Vekoma SLC coaster, Cobra, though the park's Vekoma junior coaster is still listing as being for sale. No word on who may have bought it just yet.
 
    (4/13/18) For that last couple years we have reported that the Ratanga Junction theme park in Cape Town will be closing to make way for new future development of the property. This was confirmed some time ago, but the park has now reconfirmed that the May 1st date will be the last day the park operated. Now through May 1st they are also offering a large discount on admission tickets so everyone can get one last visit as the future mixed-use development project moves forward.
    (9/5/17) The local news has confirmed the news that the Ratanga Junction theme park in South Africa will close for good on May 1st, 2018. The park let it be known several years ago that the end was near and they planned to close the park, so this news is no surprise to anyone, but at least we now have a final date.
    (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.

 

RAINBOW MAGICLAND (Rome, Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SARKANNIEMI Amusementpark (Tampere, Finland)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

SCHWABEN PARK (Germany)

icon_STOP2018 - Wilde Hilde - (8/21/18) A brief video shows off some on and off-ride footage shot on the Wilde Hilde coaster at Schwaben-Park. I'll say this... while the ride sure looks unique... they also appear to be braking it like mad, only allowing the cars to slowly creep along the track, which also seems to keep the swinging to a minimum.


    (7/21/18) According to a photo posted to Twitter, track for the unique Wilde Hilde coaster coming to Schwaben Park is now being delivered to the park. Given that it is already over half-way through the summer, I'm not sure if the park will have time to put the coaster together in time to open it for 2018.

    (5/18/18) Schwaben Park in Germany is adding something in 2018 that may look very familiar to fans of Hersheypark. They will be getting the world's first Frequent Faller coaster, a bizarre coaster project once announced for Hersheypark at Turbulence for the 2005 season, and then quickly cancelled before construction began as the park got into a dispute with the company who sold it to them (Interactive Rides) over an unexpected price increase of $2 million.
    Interactive Rides never did make a Frequent Faller style coaster anywhere else in the world, but imagine my surprise when Schwaben Park announced they were building a "Roller Ball Coaster" with a chicken coop theme to be called Wilde Hilde. This creation comes from Ride Engineers Switzerland and according to RCDB, this is their very first coaster.
    If you watch the animation below, the cars do brake rather hard before the drops, which is kind of disapointing at first, but the goal here is to create a fun kid friendly family coaster and not a hardcore thrill ride, so it serves that purpose in a very unique fashion.

 

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

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

SERENGETI PARK (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SHANGHAI HAICHANG OCEAN PARK (China)

icon_STOP2018 - New Park - (4/10/18) Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park is set to open on Sept. 28, 2018 according to BlooLoop. The 73-acre park, designed by Legacy / GGE, looks to have some very interesting design elements, based on the concept artwork shown, and is located a short 30 minute drive from Shanghai Disneyland. It wont just be all marine life exhibits however, it will also boast an impressive collection of be steel thrill rides, including a launched Intamin roller coaster, the world's longest "spinning rapids ride" from WhiteWater and more.

 

SINDIBAD Amusement Park (Casablanca, Morocco)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKARA SOMMARLAND (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKYLINE PARK (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

Sommerland Sjślland (Denmarjk)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SPACE WORLD (Japan) 

Park News - Park Will Close Forever at the end of December 31, 2017

 

STEINWASEN PARK (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SUNWAY LAGOON (Malaysia)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SUZUKA CIRCUIT (Japan)

icon_STOP2018 - DUEL GP - Confirmed - (3/8/18) Check out this awesome video of the new DUEL GT attraction now open at Suzuka Circuit, showing off how riders can attempt to steer their race-cars through the twisted race-course themed turns. The video isn’t in English, leaving me a bit curious if the cars navigate the course faster if your steering ability is better, and slower if you are just spinning out of control, since a winner and loser are selected when you cross the finish line.
    While the concept here may give you an idea of just how a Mario Kart themed ride could work at Universal Studios, I don’t believe Universal will be using this same hardware for their project. I’m actually kind of curious who did make the Duel GT ride system. I’ve heard it was a Japanese manufacturer, but I’ve been unable to verify that at this time. Anyone know more?

    (2/22/18) Suzuka Circuit is opening their unique new Duel GP ride on March 3rd, being billed as the world's first "Racing Coaster" that you can steer yourself. I'm not sure on the technology here, but it looks like a pair of powered coaster tracks have been placed side-by-side with a race track theme, but check out the photo posted to Twitter to see just what they mean about how you can "steer" the unique cars yourself. The front rider has a steering wheel and looks like they can indeed get the car to spin around a bit on the turns... creating an experience that could be similar to drift racing as they slide around the tight turns, or perhaps even spin out of control.
    I can't wait to see a video of this ride in action to see exactly what it can do.

    (10/11/17) According to a Tweet from VHCoasters, Suzuka Circuit in Japan has announced "Duel GP", the world's first "two-seater coaster that passengers can steer". Check out the interesting concept artwork included with the tweet below.

 

TAYTO PARK (Ireland)

Park News - (1/27/17) BlooLoop has written up a nice piece all about the success of the new Tayto Park in Ireland. The article goes into detail about the development of the new park, what they are focusing on, and what has made them successful since the park opened in 2010 while attendance climbs, as well as some talk about what the future has in store for Tayto Park, which includes a new unknown ride from Interlink that they will open later in 2017.

icon_STOP2018 - Nissan Driving School - (6/22/18) A new kiddie driving school attraction has opened for the season, featuring 20 electric kid-sized cars to drive, after they are given a brief class about how to obey the rules of the road.

???? - Resort Hotel - Planning - (5/29/17) According to the local news Tayto Park's next big expansion plans involve building their very own 250-room, 7-story resort hotel on site next to the theme park. The plan is to actually build the large hotel from mostly wood apparently, along with a pool and spa area in order to make it attractive to visitors all year long and not just when the park is open.

 

TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

TOBU ZOOLOGICAL PARK  (Japan)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

VICTORY KINGDOM (Beijing, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

WALYGATOR PARC (France)
Formerly known as Walibi Lorraine and Walibi Schtroumpf (Walibi Smurf)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

WANDA CULTURAL TOURISM CITY - NANCHANG (Opened 2016)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK (UK)

2018 - Ice Age Attraction - Planned - (9/9/17) According to this report West Midland Safari Park in the UK has submitted plans to build a £1 million outdoor walk-around attraction themed to Fox's Ice Age animated film series. The attraction would feature both still and animatronic life-size recreations of various extinct animal species, as well as a trip through an ice cave and an 8-meter tall volcano.

 

WET ‘n’ WILD SYDNEY (Australia)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015.

 

WIENER PRATER (Vienna, Austria)

2018 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

WILD-UND FREIZEITPARK KLOTTEN (Germany)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

WILDLANDS EMMEN (Netherlands)

icon_STOP2018 - Tweestryd - (6/22/18) A unique new coaster project for a park that was formerly known for just being a zoo, has Vekoma installing two slightly customized side-by-side Family Boomerang coasters into a themed environment for some racing/dueling action.

 

WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

XISHUANGBANNA THEME PARK (China)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

YOMIURILAND (Japan)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

YAS WATERWORLD (Abu Dhabi, UAE) http://www.yaswaterworld.com/

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ZOOSAFARI FASANOLANDIA (Italy)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

 
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