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News & Rumors


(Listed Alphabetically)




    (9/6/19) Nigoland Makes Changes To Attraction Amid Social Media Racist Claims (MORE...)
    (9/6/19) Puy du Fou Espana Finds 1930's Era Explosive Device (MORE...)
    (9/2/19) Puy-du-Fou Opens New Park In Spain (MORE...)
    (9/2/19) Energylandia To Open Vekoma Shockwave Coaster in 2020 (MORE...)
    (8/2919) Movieland Park - Monorail Collapse Update (MORE...)



icon_STOPPark News - (8/15/19) According to this article the Adlabs Imagica Theme Park & Resort property isn’t doing too well and the park’s creditors are now taking actions to attempt to recover their investments.
    (11/7/18) According to a report from BlooLoop, Adlabs Imagica has signed a deal with Mattel Toys that has seen a pair of the park’s rides given new Hot Wheels themes and names. The Nitro coaster (B&M Floorless) has become “Hot Wheels Nitro” while Happy Wheels has become “Hot Wheels Driving School”.
    (9/24/18) According to this news article Adlabs Imagica is setting up plans to build a second amusement park in Amaravanti as part of a partnership with Riverbay Resort.
    (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.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time



2019 - Nothing is known at this time


AQUALANDIA (Benidorm, Spain)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014


AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2019 - Typhoon 360 -  (1/25/19) Aussie World will add Australia’s tallest and fastest 360º swing ride in 2019 called Typhoon 360. Riders will hit speeds up to 80kph as they soar up to 32 meters in the air on this new thrill ride creation from Technical Park.



icon_STOPPark News - (5/15/19) Bagatelle, a small park in France which really hasn’t done much since 2015, is now looking to sell their biggest coaster, a Vekoma Invertigo coaster called Triops that was added in 2012. The coaster has had an interesting existence, having been installed at three other parks before Bagatelle: The coaster which is the very first Invertigo opened first at Liseberg as HangOver from 1997 to 2002, before moving to Sommerland Syd as Tornado from 2005 to 2011. The coaster was also sold to a small park in Greece at one point and was transported there but set up, so it should be interesting to see where it goes next.
    UPDATE - The page that previously listed Triops as being for sale has now been removed. This could mean one of two things... the ride is under contract to be sold and moved, or the park changed their mind and will be keeping it.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014


BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


BELANTIS  (Germany)
Parque Reunidos

2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.


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.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


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

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.



2019 - 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)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.


CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM (HengQin Island, Guangdong, China) - Official Website

2019 - Nothing is known at this time.



2019 - Volarium, Fly X, Kingdom of Ice and More - (6/30/19) New Flying Theater Added for 2019, along with other smaller and upcharge attractions like an Assassin’s Creed VR Maze, Nightmare (6D Interactive Game), Fly X (indoor skydiving), Kingdom of Ice (first indoor snow park in Italy) that has five attractions inside: Kamikice (curved snow tubing slide), Ghiaccioscontri (ice bumper cars), Ice Skating area, Blunder (racing snow tube lanes) and Snowballs (snowball fight area).


CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time.


DINOSAUR LAND PARK (Changzhou, China)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time.



Park News - (2/21/19) An interesting development for Dreamland at Margate was announced this week. When the park opens for the 2019 season, it will actually be FREE to enter for the first two months of the season when it opens on April 6th. This is a limited time offer and the normal £5 entry fee will return on May 24th, though the park did say that they will be reviewing all their prices ahead of the summer season.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time.



???? - New Park - Under Construction - (9/25/18) Some great progress is being made on the Dream Island indoor park structure in Moscow, Russia. Check out the pictures in the tweet below.

    (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)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (9/19/18) Some new incredible looking footage of Hyperion at Energylandia was shot and posted by Coaster Touring that you simply must see. Check it out below!


icon_STOP2020 - Zadra (RMC Hybrid Coaster) & Vekoma Shockwave LSM Launched Coaster - (9/2/19) A great piece of concept art showing off the new Vekoma ‘Shockwave’ coaster design coming to Energylandia in 2020 was posted on Twitter by the ECC. Check it out! With the early opening of Zadra just this past week, the addition of Shockwave as well is going to give this park an incredible 2020 season as they are quickly on their way to becoming the coaster capital of Europe.

    (8/20/19) I’m told that Energylandia in Poland has announced the early opening of their new Zadra coaster from RMC. The coaster was originally slated to open in 2020, but it looks like they were able to finish it in record time. Zadra is park a new themed land at the park called Smoczy Grod, which roughly translates as “Dragon Castle”. You can see a POV vide of Zadra embedded below.

    (6/16/19) A new construction update for the Zadra coaster (RMC) under construction at Energylandia has been posted by the Coaster Kings. Check it out.
    (5/6/19) A new post on Twitter from the EuropeanCoasterClub shows off Zadra at Energylandia is back on track with construction, and looking good.

    (3/13/19) Bad news for Energylandia, as I’m told that a nasty storm hit the area and caused sections of the huge Zadra hybrid coaster that were under construction to collapse. It goes without saying that this is going to significantly delay the RMC coaster project by quite a bit. While the ride was originally slated to open in Spring 2020 the rapid progress of construction had many feeling that it might have been able to open in late 2019 prior of the collapse.
    The video below isn’t in english, but give it a quick watch as it contains some photos of the site, showing before and after photos of the sections of the ride’s structure that collapsed.

    (2/17/19) Construction has begun on what will become Europe’s tallest hybrid coaster creation. You can already see the ride’s huge structure starting to rise at EnergyLandia in the tweet below, along with a shipment of red Ibox track from RMC.

    (12/29/18) The latest rumors from Energylandia claim that Zadra, the park’s RMC coaster which was planned for 2020, might actually be pushed ahead slightly in order to open in Fall 2019 if possible. This would be just for the RMC coaster itself, but the rest of the themed land and other attractions around it (like the Preston & Barbieri kiddie coaster) will stay with the proposed Spring 2020 opening. Again… the plans for this park always seem a bit fluid, so anything can happen between now and then.
    Again, the rumors of a Vekoma Launched Coaster are still being whispered about, and seem to be constantly in flux. Some claim it may be mid to late 2020 project still, with a chance of slipping to 2021. Again, we are hearing that when it does arrive, it may be a new custom creation that may include some of the features of the Shockwave layout, but enhanced to include a launch out of the station into a new first half of the ride experience and into a second launch section to push the train even faster through the second half of the ride which would include the taller ride elements and sections more like the Shockwave layout.
    (11/6/18) Some fun new pieces of concept art from Energylanidia’s planned 2020 expansion can be found at Themeparks-EU this week, where they list the name of the new RMC coaster as Zadra, which is Polish for “Splinter”.  Rumor has it that this may be a temporary name only. Other pieces of artwork show off the medieval village theme of the area, a look inside the dark ride experience and more.
    (11/4/18) While previous reports claimed Energylandia was planning on adding two coasters for 2020 (the RMC and a Vekoma Launched) I’m starting to learn that the long term plans at Energylandia are always a bit fluid and flexible. As such, the latest word is that the 2020 plans are to add the RMC coaster as shown off this past week as part of a Dragon/Village themed land that will also include a new dark ride, a kiddie coaster, some kiddie rides and possibly a monorail style ride, along with a decorative Castle structure.
    If true, the planned Vekoma Launched coaster timeslot may have been pushed back to around 2022 or so, and could see the ride itself even changed into some kind of new “water coaster” style attraction instead as well. But a lot can change between now and then as new concepts come to light. The only thing that seems certain is that whatever the next two big coasters are to come to the park next, you can expect to see them come from Vekoma as the RMC is just the first in a multi-year ride package. (Vekoma serves as the sales office for RMC projects in Europe).
    (11/2/18) Artwork and animation has been posted now showing off the new custom-built RMC coaster experience coming to Energylandia in 2020, which has a lift hill structure that look to have a bit inspired by RMC’s Goliath, built at Six Flags Great America. Apparently this will be part of some new themed area of the park where dragon’s have laid waste to the earth. (Trogdor The Burninator?! Just kidding!) Check out the two videos below shot at a press conference that show off off and on-ride animations of the new coaster.

    (10/26/18) According to a trusted Screamscape source, the new Vekoma launched coaster coming to Energylandia may not be a Shockwave model after all. While I can’t say exactly what… there is apparently a key difference that will make the Energylandia project stand out that is not part of the Shockwave layout. More as we find out.
    (10/24/18) Screamscape is being told that the launched Vekoma coaster going to Energylandia in 2020 may be one of their “Shockwave” designs. Currently there is one already in the works coming to Dragon Valley in China in 2019, and two more planned for possible projects yet to be built in Istanbul and Mexico. RCDB has a good picture of the layout on their website and an animated version of it in a generic setting can be found on YouTube from an old Vekoma promotional presentation.

    (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.

2022/2023 - Unknown Vekoma Coaster - Planning - (12/29/18) An unknown Vekoma coaster project is expected in 2022, but could possibly slip to 2023 depending on what happens between now and then. What could it be?  I’ve heard rumors of Vekoma working on a next-gen Tilt-Coaster concept that could be a contender for this particular slot along with a second rumor claiming some kind of water coaster concept could also be in development.



2019- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016


FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

2019 - Ice Mountain - (4/4/19) Fantasy Island in the UK will add a temporary traveling coaster to the park for part of the 2019 season called Ice Mountain. This is a portable Reverchon Spinning Coaster.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

2019 - Thunderbirds - (9/25/18) According to Themeparks-eu, Fort Fun Abenteuerland will open a new Zamperla Air Race attraction in May 2019 as "Thunderbirds".



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - 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.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


FUNFIELDS (Australia)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time


FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016


GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time



2019 - New Park - (7/7/19) Some fantastic video footage  of the “Dualing Dragons” coaster in action at Guangzhou Sunac Land can be seen below, showing off how this unique Sit-down vs Inverted coaster showdown works.

    (6/16/19) Fantastic photos (and some promotional videos) of the new Guangzhou Sunac Land theme park project in China have been posted to ThemeparX this week. This includes a few stunning photos of the park’s iconic Dual Dragons coaster (Intamin) that featuring dueling sit-down vs suspended tracks, along with a strange photo of what appears to be some kind of water filled theater that I’m not sure if the seats are supposed to move, or if this is meant to be a waterpark version of a 4D theater concept. Either way, I’ve never seen anything quite like that before. Either way the project is massive and features a theme park, an indoor waterpark and even an indoor ski slope.



icon_STOP2020 - New Park / Resort - (8/20/19) A detailed look at the construction progress on the new Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort can be found over at BlooLoop, along with a nice video taking you up close and into the project site ahead of the opening in Summer 2020.
    (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.



Park News - (1/30/19) According to BlooLoop, Gulliver’s World has filed plans to build a 71 room hotel to be themed as a giant pirate ship. The plan is part of an even bigger development called Wilderness Wharf that will include a second hotel themed as a fairytale castle and more.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time



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

2019 - 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)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time



2019 - Nothing is known at this time



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time



2019 - Nothing is known at this time



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013



2019 - 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.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


Shenzhen, China

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



Park 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).

2019 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (1/17/19) A detailed report about the creation and offerings of Land of Legends, a new theme park and resort destination that opened in Turkey in 2016 has been posted by our friends at BlooLoop this week. They describe the destination as being a sort of “mini-Orlando” that already has built both a waterpark and tradition dry theme park attractions and is planning another large expansion of the dry-park experience that will begin in 2020.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


LE PAL (France)

2019 - Yukon Wings - (10/19/18) I’m told that Le Pal will open a new family ride called Yukon Wings (A Zamperla WindstarZ) that will go into the park’s Yukon Territory themed area. Follow the link to see some concept art of the new attraction.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time....


Livingstone Leisure

icon_STOPPark News - (6/1/19) A quick update on the boy who fell from the coaster at the Lightwater Valley theme park. They are now saying that he is 7 and not 6, and his current medical condition is listed as being “critical but stable”. The Twister coaster will remain closed indefinitely while the accident is under investigation.
    (5/31/19) According to local news reports a six-year-old boy fell from the Twister coaster (Reverchon Spinning Coaster) at Lightwater Valley. He was airlifted for medical treatment and his condition is not believed to be life threatening. While we don’t know what happened, a few witness reports claim to have seen the boy rising up from his seat and coming out the back of the car as it was moving along the track, while seated next to his mother. They think he may have fell about 15 feet while the car was diving towards the ride’s photo camera system.
    While I’ve never been on the Twister itself, typically the Reverchon Spinning coasters use a large lapbar restraint that comes down from overhead, holding in the riders in pairs. There is already some question about if the child was tall enough, or if this could have been a combination of a small child sitting next to a large adult, leaving too much of a gap in the shared lapbar restraint.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



icon_STOPSummer 2019 - New Park/Attraction - (7/4/19) Just a quick note but our friends at BlooLoop report that the new Lionsgate Entertainment World park in China will open to guests on July 31st. A new promotional video showing off some of the indoor park’s attractions can also be seen below.

    (6/20/19) Our friends at BlooLoop sat down with Selena Magill, GM of the new Lionsgate Entertainment World and Kelly Ryner, President of Thinkwell, Asia this week to go over the development of the new Lionsgate Entertainment World vertical theme park project. They go deeper into some of the technology used for the attractions as well as the difference in terms of the IPs used here, which has the park aiming at a higher demographic (16 and up). The older demographic and IPs used (Twilight, Hunger Games, etc...) here allows for the project to be a little more adult in theme in comparison to designing a more family friendly venue for kids such as Warner Bros World in Abu Dhabi.
    (6/4/19) Want a little insight about two of the major attractions coming to the Liongate park in China? CAVU Designwerks, Dreamcraft Attractions, Thinkwell Group Inc., and Framestore have teamed up to create The Twilight Saga: Midnight Ride and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Flight Rebel Escape.
    The Twilight themed attraction is described as a ‘hyper-reality VR ride” putting guests on a VR motorcycle simulator that features real motorcycles. They describe the experience as a “first-of-its-kind” attraction allowing riders to move through and interact with the Twilight universe world and characters.
    The Hunger Games attraction is described as the first “enclosed motion simulator” in mainland China, and features a 30-passenger cabin on a 6DOF motion base. Make the jump to see and read even more.
    (5/23/19) According to the latest reports the new Lionsgate Entertainment World attraction in Zhuhai, China will open this July. They are calling it the world’s first “vertical theme park” and it will feature experiences themed to top Liongate properties like The Hunger Games and Twilight.

(12/29/18) Thinkwell has posted a bit of a preview of the new Lionsgate Entertainment World attraction set to open in the first half of 2019 in Zhuhai, China. The 22,000 sqm indoor themed attraction will feature experiences themed to Lionsgate film franchises like The Hunger Games, Divergent, Twilight, Now You See Me and more and be operated by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. 
    Some of the 30 included attractions listed by name in this preview include:

    Hunger Games - Mockingjay Flight - “Suit up and take flight alongside the rebellion on this action-packed adventure throughout the world of The Hunger Games. Danger lurks around every corner, but hope is in sight on this exhilarating 3D motion simulator attraction. May the odds be ever in your favor!”
    The Twilight Saga: Midnight Ride - “Race with Jacob and the Black Pack wolves on a daring VR dirt-bike adventure through the moonlit woods. But beware, beyond these hallowed hills, a different kind of creature roams, and this one is out for blood.”
    Gods of Egypt - Battle for Eternity - “The world’s first purpose-built VR roller coaster, which sees guests soar like a god on this high-speed, VR roller coaster adventure through ancient Egypt. As an epic battle wages between good and evil, it’s time to prove your valor, strength and devotion. It’s time to fight alongside the Gods of Egypt!”
    The Divergent Series - Fear Simulator - ??
    The Capitol Club - “Visit the Capitol’s most exclusive dining establishment”
    Peeta’s Bakery - Handcrafted treats, coffee, tea and more
    Capitol Couture - Upscale clothing store
    Gods of Egypt Marketplace - Exotic bazaar


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)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

???? - Future Expansion - Planned - (9/16/18) According to the local news M&D's in Scotland has been given approval for a £3 million expansion plan that will include a new roller coaster, a pirate themed play area, a small expansion to the Alona Hotel (37 rooms) and a large enclosed space that can host special events year-round like (car rallies, Highland Games, etc...)


Plopsa Group

2019 - New Wooden Coaster - (10/9/18) Construction on the new GCI wooden coaster at Majaland Kownaty is said to have already begun, with some ground moving equipment said to already be on site. This source also confirms it will be a Heidi The Ride clone, but with an entirely new theme.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


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

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013



2018/2019 - New Park - (10/4/18) According to the local news a ceremony took place this week marking the end of construction at Japan’s first Moomin themed amusement park, located near Tokyo. The park project will feature two areas, Metsa Village (with restaurants and other offerings) and theactual Moomin Valley Park itself. Metsa Village will open on November 9th while Moomin Valley Park will open next year on March 16th.



icon_STOPPark News - (8/29/19) A close up video showing off the aftermath of the collapse of the Back to the Backstage monorail track and cars can be found below, which also gives us a better idea as to where the incident took place.

    (8/28/19) According to news reports seven guests were hurt at the Movieland Park in Italy when “a train overturned”. Based on the ride in the photo this was no train accident, but rather it appears that the park’s mini monorail ride around the park had a section of track with four cars of riders on it collapse or break from the supports and hit the ground below. Follow this link to see what the ride vehicles are supposed to look like when on the track posted to the park’s website where the attraction is called “Back to the Backstage”, where it actually uses a faux Back To The Future theme. Thanksfully it looks like the track collapse too place at one of the sections of the ride where it is low to the ground, as there are many other sections of the layout where it rides fairly high in the air.

2019 - Two New Attractions - (4/19/19) Themeparks-EU reports that Movieland in Italy will add two new family attractions this season, a new 3D film experience called Bandido 3D along with the Kitt MiniJet water attraction for the smaller children.



2019 - Hakugei / White Whale - (4/4/19) Another new video of Hakugei in action can be found below, this one with a more stable on-ride POV shot, plus some aerial drone-camera footage of the ride in action from above the park. There is some crazy dynamic drone footage shot as well, as if the drone was trying to race the coaster train through sections of the course. Check it out!

    (3/31/19) We can across the first POV video I’ve seen of the new Hakugei hybrid coaster now open in Japan. It’s one hell of a wild and crazy looking ride, so check it out below!

    (3/19/19) Hakugei, Japan’s first RMC hybrid coaster, is now testing and you can check out some early footage of it making a test run in the tweet below.

    (2/17/19) Some beautiful new photos of Hakugei, the former White Cyclone coaster, were posted to Twitter this week. Hakugei is nearly finished undergoing the RMC transformation at Nagashima Spaland, as it looks like MOST of the new track installation is nearly complete, and the new trains are already installed on the transfer track.

    (1/8/19) Some fantastic new images from Japan showing off RMC’s latest creation were posted to Twitter the other day. Check them out below.

    (10/23/18) Fun new pictures from Nagashima Spaland showing off the RMC conversion for Hakugei / White Whale, were posted to Twitter this week.

    (10/13/18) New pictures showing off the transformation of the former White Cyclone coaster into a new RMC Hybrid creation have been posted to Twitter this week.

    (9/25/18) With the transformation of the former White Cyclone wooden coaster well underway some interesting new graphics have come to light this week showing off what it will look like when it reopens in 2019 as "White Whale".
    There is an animated preview video you can see below, but I'm not sure if this is meant to be official or if it is just a fan recreation, as it appears to have been done with No Limits. Below that are some actual construction photos from the site and you can find a model of what the finished coaster should look like here.

    (8/25/18) A couple of pictures of White Cyclone at Nagashima Spa Land were posted to Twitter showing off work taking place to the structure as part of the first RMC Hybrid coaster project coming to Japan in 2019.

    (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?



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".



icon_STOPPark News - (9/6/19) Nigoland has made sudden changes to their Africa Cruise ride after a social media post showing off an animatronic scene on the attraction was accused of being racist and a social media whirlwind soon followed. The attraction and scene have been in operation at the park for decades thus far without comment, and it is somewhat of a copy of a famous scene from Disney’s Jungle Cruise where a couple of humans are trapped half-way up a tree, avoiding the pointed horn of a Rhino below. In this case however you have what appears to be a white Europan man, joined in the tree with a black man wearing a fez hat, holding a bunch of bananas and speaking in an African accent.
    The park’s reaction has removed the bananas from the figure and is said to have also shut down the audio track while they review it for changes. The park has also promised that when the park closes in the winter, they will completely overhaul the scene in question. Nigoland has also released a statement to say that, "Nigloland has no advantage in showing racist, homophobic scenes, or expressing political views. The park is universal and open to all.”

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - New Attractions - (1/30/19) Themeparks-EU reports that several new attractions are on the way to Parc Spirou in 2019. The list includes a new HEFEMA flume ride, a new “6D” film called City Safari Marsupilami, a Rollerball coaster, Zorglub Station (a Zierer Star Shape), a Preston & Barbieri Spinning Coaster and Mine Tower, a new drop tower from Funtime where the seats will rotate and tilt riders forward 20º before the plunge.



2019 - Dino Disk’O Coaster - (1/11/19) According to Themeparks-EU, Parc Saint Paul will add a new Zamperla Disk’O Coaster to the park in 2019 to be called the “Dino Disk’O Coaster”.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


Parques Reunidos

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016


Looping / H.I.G. Capital France

2019 - Egg-Spress - (4/4/19) The former Rattlesnake coaster from Pleasurewood Hills will return this season with a new theme and be called the Egg-Spress.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time


PUY DU FOU (France)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


PUY DU FOU Espana (Spain)

icon_STOP2019 - New Park - (9/6/19) While the new Puy du Fou Espana theme park had only just opened, the park suffered a strange and unusual scare this week when a Spanish Cival War era bomb was discovered on a construction site at the park. Emergency crews were called in to handle and safely detonate the device.
    Apparently the occasional random discovery of these 1930’s era explosive devices is not entirely uncommon in Spain, as another such device was discovered just last month underwater at a popular beach in Barcelona.
    (9/2/19) The group behind France’s famous Puy-du-Fou historical theme park has now opened a new sister park in Spain near the city of Toledo. The new park is only 5-hectares, which is about one-third the size of the French park, and will pull from the history of Spain to create its own themed productions. The new park is simply called Puy-du-Fou Espana and you can already see lots of photos and video clips on their official Twitter account, or visit their website.


Formerly: Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney
Parque Reunidos

icon_STOPPark News - (7/3/19) BlooLoop reports that Parque Reunidos is buying the Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney waterpark for about 25 million Euro and will rebrand it as Raging Waters Sydney going forward.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015.



2019 - (1/31/19) Reports say that Rainbow Magicland will undergo a €8 million renovation of the kiddie land that will now become jungle themed and be called Tonga. The new land will include three new attractions: a flume ride, a driving school ride and a playground structure. Also look for another new addition in 2019 as “Haunted Hotel” will replace the existing Demonia attraction with a new walk-through experience that will also feature some live-actors.
    You can catch a POV video of the old Demonia walk-through haunt attraction below, shot with a night-vision camera so you can still see what’s going on in the darkness.


RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


SARKANNIEMI Amusementpark (Tampere, Finland)

2019 - BOOM - (5/15/19) Sarkanniemi just opened a new Zamperla spinning drop tower creation called “Boom”. The tower seats riders in a circle around the tower and will rotate the riders as they rise and fall, starting with a launch upward from the ground, followed by a variety of freefall drops and more upward launch movements before returning the riders to the ground. You can watch of POV video of a preview ride below that looks like a lot of fun.



icon_STOP2019 - Wilde Hilde - Now Open - Built for 2018, but did not open until November 2018.
    (6/30/19) A new POV video of the strange Wilde Hilde coaster at Schwaben-Park can be found below.


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

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time... but new park opened in Fall 2018


Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

icon_STOP2019 - Waka Waka - (7/12/19) Skara Sommarland in Sweden has opened a unique waterslide for the area this season called Waka Waka, from ProSlide. I’m told that the park will also put on Scary Sommarland this season, their very first Halloween themed event. This one is aimed at Children however (12 and under) and looking to bring in family groups to experience the spooky fun.

icon_STOP2020 - Snake - (7/12/19) Skara Sommerland has confirmed they will open a new spinning ride called Snake in 2020. You can see a preview of it in action in the video below.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018


SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018


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

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016


Sommerland Sjælland (Denmarjk)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2019 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


TAYTO PARK (Ireland)

???? - 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.

icon_STOP2021 - New Steel Coaster(s) - DENIED - (7/12/19) Bad news for Tayto Park, as the local planning board has voted against the park’s 2021 coaster plans, claiming that four local residents have complained too much about the current noise levels from the existing attractions. While it is a bit early to say this, if the local government is going to cave in to the complaints of just four residents who live near the park at this point in the young park’s development, it may never be given the chance to grow and succeed as a major attraction if this and other future plans are stifled so harshly.

    (2/12/19) According to the local news Tayto Park has been given approval to move ahead with their 12 million Euro roller coaster project, named in the documents as “Coaster 2021”. Look for construction to begin sometime in 2020.
    (2/4/19) No way to know how accurate this is, but Coaster-Nation has created an animated version of what Tayto Park’s next coaster projects could look like, combining an inverter coaster layout along-side a more family friendly sit-down shuttle coaster layout.




    (12/10/18) Some early drawings of Tayto Park’s new planned 2021 coaster project have been submitted to the local planning board. From what we see in the images sent in, the project actually appears as if it could be two interwoven coasters from Vekoma… a custom layout family boomerang coaster tangled up within the layout of a larger suspended coaster.
    (12/3/18) Tayto Park in Ireland announced that they are in the planning stages of building a large new steel roller coaster for the park to open in 2021. While the manufactuer of the new coaster was not mentioned, they did report that it will cost about €14 million, with a theoretical capacity of 1,200 riders per hour and will stand about 105 feet tall, the same height as their existing Cu Chulainn wooden coaster, but with a longer layout. Given the height and length and cost, I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being a launched coaster of some kind.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.


TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.



icon_STOPPark News - (8/7/19) Another Intamin wooden coaster will meet the wrecking ball, as Tobu Zoo in Japan announced on their social media that the park’s Regina coaster will close forever on August 9, 2019 (this Friday) after 19 years of operation.

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


VICTORY KINGDOM (Beijing, China)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


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

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...


WIENER PRATER (Vienna, Austria)

2019 - Teststrecke - (3/13/19) Wiener Prater is said to be putting up the traveling Schwarzkopf looping coaster,
“Teststrecke” for the 2019 season. Teststrecke may look a big familiary to some American coaster fans, and it should, as it previously ran from 1986 through to 2008 at Dorney Park as “Laser”. Nice to see the old girl still up and running somewhere in the world!



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time...



icon_STOP2019 - NEW PARK - (5/13/19) Not long ago Turkey opened their new Wonderland Eurasia theme park in Ankara. The park name has been updated from the previously announced “Ankapark” name to something that sounds much more like a theme park. They are promoting the park as being Europe’s biggest theme park, and while the plan was to open with 17 roller coasters, they are a bit behind on that item, along with a laundry-list of other incomplete items that apparently includes incomplete pathways, several buildings still under construction, and even some areas with open manhole covers. The park is quite nice to look at so far, and does have some charm to it, so it should be fascinating to watch as they finish up the initial development.
    I’m told that the park opened with just one coaster on the first day and got to up seven so far… though apparently one of these has already been closed due to some issues to be addressed after it valleyed with riders. The star of the park so far is said to be Light Speed, their Intamin 10 Inversion coaster which is running with lap-bar only restraints. Check out the video below to see POV footage of all seven of the park’s coasters, though unfortunately the other open coasters are a little on the mild side by comparison.


WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2016.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.



2019 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



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