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News & Rumors


(Listed Alphabetically)




    (11/28/21) Tobu Zoo Hires Leisure Labs and Great Coasters International To Revive Regina (MORE...)
    (11/26/21) Luna Park Sydney - New Big Dipper Coaster Now Testing
    (11/14/21) Skara Sommarland To Remove Flat Ride Involved In Accident Over the Summer (MORE...)
    (9/23/21) Dragon Valley Theme Park - See New Launched Vekoma Coaster In Action (MORE...)
    (8/30/21) Luna Park Sydney Next Big Coaster Is Going In Quickly (MORE...)



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014



2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - Nothing is known at this time


AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2021 - SX360 - (6/6/21) SX360, promoted as Australia’s tallest and fastest 360º swing ride will open at Aussie World on June 18, 2021. The ride itself is a Typhoon 360 from Technical Park and represents a $2.5 million investment into the park, and the first new ride to open at Aussie Park since 2011.

icon_STOP2021 - Dingo Racers - (7/17/21) Dino Racers, a brand new spinning coaster from Reverchon is reported as being finished and ready to roll at the Aussie World theme park. Check out the pictures of the new coaster below as posted to the Reverchon FB page, who mentions this is the “3rd new generation Spinning Coaster” layout, which differs slightly from the original Reverchon layout that became so popular years ago.
    While I haven’t found a POV of Dingo Racers yet, you can see what looks like the same new layout for Reverchon’s Spinning Coaster as built for Time Machine, a new portable coaster, in the video below.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


BAKKEN  (Denmark)

Park News - (9/10/20) Sad news from Bakken came out over the weekend. After 48 years the park has announced that they will retire Racing, the park’s Flitzer coaster.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014


BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time


BELANTIS  (Germany)
Parque Reunidos

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing known to be added since 2016.


Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

Park News - (5/23/21) Thirty riders (mostly kids) got stuck on the El Volador ride at Bellewaerde Park, which I believe may be the world’s first Huss Topple Tower ride. Riders began stuck on the ride, positioned about 15 meters up the tower, causing rescue crews to be dispatched to the park to get everyone down with a ladder truck.
    The Huss Topple Tower has a unique history to the attraction, with few built, and many parks that did buy one have since removed them due to technical issues. Fortunately the local rescue squad is well versed in the rescue of riders from this particular attraction, as the article states that the firefighters actually conduct annual rescue exercises in the park on this very attraction.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - 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.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... Flying Swinger and Jurassic River were added in 2019.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... last known addition was a Rocket Roller Coaster in 2017.


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

2021 - Chimelong Marine Science Park - (3/25/20) The park has been busy building the “Chimelong Marine Science Park” next to the theme park, a massive indoor structure that looks like a giant space cruise ship parked on the ground. I’m not sure what all is planned to be inside this structure, but based on photos posted to ThemeparX, it looks like a section of it will have a bunch of flat rides, and I believe the plan is to open it sometime later this year.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



Late 2021 - New Park - (4/17/21) Sony Pictures has signed on with Thailand’s Amazon Falls to build “Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse”, the first theme and waterpark in Thailand to be themed to Columbia Pictures’ themed properties. From the sound of the announcement, this will be a smaller park, built to fit on an 14-acre site in the town of Bangsaray, about a 90-minute drive from Bangkok.
    If you haven’t guessed by the park’s name and size, this will primarily be a waterpark with a few extra dry attractions. According to the official description, they say it will feature both water and land-based attractions, as well as “live-shows, immservice entertainment, interactive props, unique sets, themed restaurants” as well as speciality merchandise and retail locations, built throughout eight different “highly themed and immersive zones”.
    They’ve even made a list describing the eight different themed zones and major attractions:
    Men in Black Thrill Rides – Aquaverse's most thrilling rides and attractions can be found here, including hair-raising water coaster rides, one of which has a 12-meter free-fall ride that sends you careening down a MIB Wormhole.
    Ghostbusters Supernatural Experience – Step into the Ghostbusters portal and zip across ghost traps as you glide down a water coaster with your best friend or dare to enter the world’s first and only fully-enclosed water dome in a family raft ride
    Bad Boys Raceway – Experience the thrill of the chase and put the pedal to the metal around our new outdoor go-kart tracks in a neon Miami themed racecourse.
    Jumanji Jungle Adventure – Brave the world of Jumanji through wild jungle themed water slides, visiting Jaguar Mountain while being chased by Mandrills before plunging into Jumanji’s splash pool!
    Hotel Transylvania Kid-Friendly Zone – Aquaverse's biggest water park attraction featuring over 100 water features, splash buckets, water rockets and more!
    Surf’s Up in Surfer’s Paradise – Surf a mighty wave and show us what you’ve got on the exhilarating water park attraction with our dual Flowrider!
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Swallow Falls River Adventure – Take a break from the day's thrills by touring the Aquaverse along the lazy river and meet the amazing Foodimals featured in the hit film.
    VIVO Wave Pool – Relax in a giant wave pool inspired by the upcoming animated musical. The wave pool zone is the ideal venue when hosting music events and live shows, where celebrity artists and world-class international DJs will take to the stage.
    According to the official website for the park, there will also be a mini-golf course themed to The Emoji Movie.









CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... The Cobra coaster was modified last season however.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - New Park - (9/23/21) It looks like the Dragon Valley Theme Park in Nanjing, China has opened. While RCDB lists the park’s big Vekoma coaster as “Dragon in the Jungle” a new video from YouTube names it “Jungle Dragon” instead. The video includes complete off-ride and on-ride POV footage of this new Vekoma 5-inversion launched coaster that makes good use of the landscape by dropping down into tunnels and trenches along the way.



Park News - (2/26/21) According to the BBC, Dreamland in Margate has apparently been sold to Sands Heritage Ltd for £2.3 million, along with dropping another £4.7 million to buy a nearby parking lot. Under the terms of the sale, Dreamland will remain as an amusement park for at least the next 10 years. After that... the park could be demolished and the site used for something else entirely.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


DREAM ISLAND (Moscow, Russia)

2021 - Hotel Transylvania - Now Open - (5/7/21) A full POV video of the new Hotel Transylvania dark ride at Moscow’s Dream Island can be seen below. It’s a bit dark in a few early scenes, but you can see all the great three-dimensional figures of the various characters made for the ride that look great.

    (4/17/21) According to reports the Dream Island indoor theme park in Russia has finally opened their Hotel Transylvania themed dark ride this week, pushing by the pending launch of the next film in the animated franchise (Hotel Transylvania: Transformania) due to launch in theaters starting this July 23rd. This is said to be the final film in the series.
    While I haven’t found a video showing off the whole attraction and queue yet, I did find a video shot at the park a few days ago that includes a brief 30 second clip of POV footage shot inside the new ride which you can see below. From what I can see of this small portion of the ride, it appears to be built in classic dark ride style with real sets and three-dimensional figures with limited animatronic functions. The dark ride cars however are trackless and able to rotate to view the various scenes as they slide through the dark ride.
    The Hotel Transylvania series has been popular with Russian audiences, aided by the fact that the original three films were directed by Russian-American Gennedy Tartakovsky. For the fourth and final film, Tartakovsky serves as an Exec. Producer.


DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



Park News - (6/2/20) According to a post on Facebook, Etnaland (Italy) has announced that they have decided not to open the theme park at all in 2020. Look for the park to reopen in 2021.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018


FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016.


FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2021 - Fridolin's verrückter Zauberexpress - (6/5/21) A video construction update for the Fantasiana theme park in Austra posted below shows off the progress on the park’s new “Fridolin's verrückter Zauberexpress” roller coaster, a new family tire-launched coaster from ART Engineering. According to the description, in addition to the initial launch the coaster may have a few booster launch sections along the route.
   Look for this new coaster to open later this summer.

    (2/4/21) According to an update posted to Air Timers, the Fantasiana park in Austria is set to build a new roller coaster from ART Engineering set to open in 2021. According to the post the new coaster will be unlike anything seen in Austria before, possibly anywhere in Europe. They say that the new coaster will feature five launches using a tire propelled launch system and is currently under construction with the codename, “Merlin”. Follow the link for more details and some construction photos from the site.


FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

2021 - Spinning Racer. The Guardian and Harrington Flint’s Island Adventures - (4/9/21) According to a posts from Fantasy Island, the park is preparing to open three new attractions this season. “The Guardian” is described as “an exhilarating quest that allows adventurers to find their inner courage and battle against the darkness on this virtual rollercoaster.” The second new attraction is called “Harrington Flint’s Island Adventures”, described as “a unique virtual experience that lets participants join a virtual shoot out. It’s specially designed for Fantasy Island and will give your family hours of fun.” So the details are a little vague, so I’m not really sure of what you can expect. I’m told that both attractions are expected to open sometime in May.
    This is in addition to the previously announced addition of the Spinning Racer coaster.
    (2/27/21) Fantasy Island in the UK will open a new roller coaster in 2021 called Spinning Racer. Well… new to Fantasy Island at least, as this is the same Spinning Racer coaster from Maurer that has been travelling the European fair circuit since 2001. You can catch a video of it in action below.


FANTAWILD Parks (China)

Park News - (5/26/21) I feel the need… the need for Speed!  A fantastic POV video showing off quasi Top Gun inspired Fighter Jet launched roller coaster from Vekoma, featuring a launch that looks like you’re in a fighter jet taking off from an aircraft carrier. The new coaster can be found at “Fanta Park Glorious Orient” in Ganzhou, China.
    It looks like the Fanta Park / Fantawild park chain really fell in love with the concept, as they are slated to open a total of five versions of this coaster at parks across China between now and 2023.
    Check it out below!

    (11/16/20) The ECC posted a great aerial view of Vekoma’s new “Top Gun” model coaster set up at the Fantawild Jiangxi park in China. According to the original plans this will be the biggest of three coasters in the park, with the other two being a Vekoma Family Boomerang and a small Wacky Worm style coaster. The plan was to open the park in 2020, but it has not yet opened and after all the chaos of 2020, I’m sure the timeline may still be a little fluid.
    According to RCDB, the Fantawild chain of parks has actually bought four of these Top Gun model coasters, with a second one that was also supposed to open in 2020 at Fantawild Ningbo (a second gate next to the original park in Ningbo) and the other two versions are slated to open in 2022 at new Fantawild parks in Kunming and Huai’an.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019


FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


FUNFIELDS (Australia)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, but park just opened in mid 2019.



2021 - Gulliver’s Gears - (6/27/21) Themneparks-UK reports that Gulliver’s Valley has opened the new Gulliver’s Gears area, aimed towards kids between the ages 2-13. Gullier’s Gears features three new rides: The Grand Prix Racers (race car themed SBF-Visa Coaster), Carfari (antique car ride), Dodge City (bumper cars) and a Pit Stop Play area.



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.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (2/8/20) One of our readers was fortunate enough to go on a trip to South Korea and sent in a video report showing off his day at the Gyeongju World theme park. The park is home to two B&M coasters: Draken (Dive Machine clone of Griffin) and Phaethon (Custom B&M Inverted) and an assortment of other fun themed rides.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time



20?? - New Park - (2/21/20) A recient set of construction photos from the park can be found at ThemeparX.


HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
Looping Group

2021 - Balagos - Flying Flame - (4/25/21) Avonturepark Hellendoorn has rethemed and renamed the park’s former Tornado coaster (Vekoma) over the off-season to have a new Dungeons & Dragons theme, and has been renamed after a D&D character from Forgotten Realms, “Balagos - Flying Flame”. The coaster also sports a brand new train, but instead of opting for Vekoma’s current stock of trains with the soft vest style restraint, the park went with a train with a lap-bar only restraint design from Sunkid GmbH. You can catch a video of the coaster making a test run with the new train below.

    (12/6/20) Hellendoorn in The Netherlands has refurbished the park’s old Tornado coaster from Vekoma and will reopen in 2021 with a new name and a new train design. The new name will be Balagos - Flying Flame, and according to RCDB the new train design will be supplied by Sunkid Heege GmbH and look similar to one pictured on a convention showfloor as seen here.


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

(Fushun, China)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time



Park News - (11/4/20) Japan’s Huis Ten Bosch theme park has kicked off their winter ‘Kindom of Light” event at the park on Nov. 1st. About 13 million winter lights have been set up across the park along with music and other special-lighting effects. The Kingdom of Light event lasts through to May 5, 2021.

    (3/17/20) The Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan reopened to guests on Monday after being closed since the end of February. The park says they have resumed “limited operations” that includes parks, outdoor attractions and restaurants. Staff are also checking the body temperatures of all guests and asking them to sanitize their hands with alcohol.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - Reoder Felgen’s Hyperakselerator - (5/23/21) Check out the new Reodor Felgen’s Hyperakselerator attraction being tested before the grand opening at Hunderfossen Familiepark in the clip below from Simworx.

    (3/30/21) Simworx is working on finishing a brand new ride called “Reoder Felgen’s Hyperakselerator” for Hunderfossen Familiepark (Norway) for Summer 2021. The unique attraction features one of Simworx’s Stargazer motion rides that is themed around an inventor who has created a Steampunk style Sleigh, and the guests are invited to take the new creation for a test ride.
    The attraction uses a 16 meter-wide curved 3D projection screen and four of the 8-seat Simworx Stargazer motion platforms, featuring 6DOF motion range, an array of 4D effects (mist, wind, leg ticklers) to create the five-minute long experience. You can check out the teaser trailer for the attraction below.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - Nothing is known at this time



New Park Opening 2021 - (4/18/21)  A fun new POV video was sent my way showing off the “Wooden Dragon” coaster at the new Jinan Sunac Land park that is expected to open sometime in 2021. Wooden Dragon, or at least that is an expected name, not the official name, is from Martin & Vleminckx and The Gravity Group, running Timberliner trains. This looks to be the main roller coaster for the park, with RCDB only listing two other coasters, a family steel coaster (unknown design and supplier) and a smaller spinning mouse size coaster from Nanfang, who built an indoor spinning coaster for the indoor Wanda Theme Park back in 2018.
    Wooden Dragon looks to be a fun medium sized wooden coaster that really seems to keep up the speed as it runs through a course made for speed, twists and turns with some fun themed elements along the way, but no really large hills after the first drop.



???? - (1/17/20) While I had heard rumors about the “Journey To the West“ theme park under construction in China over the years, those tales went cold awhile back. With nothing new said in quite some time I had feared the project ran out of the steam and died, but apparently not, as Journey To the West will finally be ready to open by late 2020. According to the report at Interpark the 560 acre park will feature eight themed areas, 25 attractions,  eight of which will be indoor.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - Nothing is known at this time


Shenzhen, China

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - 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.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


LE PAL (France)

2021 – New Water Ride - (2/21/20) According to reports from Screamscape sources the park is planning on adding a new themed Mack SuperSplash boat ride for the 2021 season. Anyone know more?



2021 - Nothing is expected this season...

2023 - Bing Themed Attraction Area - (10/10/20) According to a report from InParkMagazine, Leolandia has signed a deal with Acamar Films to create a new themed area in the park to their “Bing” animated character. “Bing” is apparently a big hit with the pre-school crowd in Europe, and broadcast in the UK on the CBeebies channel that follows the adventures of a small rabbit. The first phase of the 9,500 sqm themed area is set to open at Leolandia in 2023 with interactive play areas, a live show, restaurants and shops. Previously Leolandia offered a temporary Meet & Greet show with Bing and Flop at the park in early 2019 that was a huge hit with their market.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.


Brighton Pier Group

Park News - (6/24/21) Last time we mentioned that Lightwater Valley will have a new owner, but many have wondered what the fate of The Ultimate will be, as the park’s huge coaster has been closed since 2019. According to an update from RideRater, the new owners have mentioned that they will be looking at The Ultimate to determine what they will do with it. They admit that it needs a little work before it can run again, but they are “more than conscious of its iconic status.” Hopefully they will take the proper steps to see it reopened once again.
    (6/22/21) According to reports the Brighton Pier Group has purchased Lightwater Valley in a deal worth up to £5 million. This should be good news for Lightwater Valley, as the park has been in decline as of late, closing and removing various thrill rides seemingly in an effort to appeal mainly to families with very young children.
    (1/30/21) According to this post Lightwater Valley has decided to retire several of the park’s more thrilling attractions as they become focused more on attracting families with smaller children. The list of attractions to close includes the park’s Raptor Attack, an enclosed Schwarzkopf Wildcat steel coaster formerly known as Rat Ride from 1987 to 2009.
    Other rides said to be leaving are The Apollo (a star flyer style ride), Eagle’s Claw (pendulum swinger) and Black Pearl (looping starship).

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.



Park News - (6/5/20) According to a press release from Lionsgate, the Lionsgate Entertainment World indoor “vertical theme park” in China that was home to attractions themed to Hunger Games, Twilight and more will reopen on June 24, 2020.

2021 - Nothing is known at this point in time... but attraction just opened in mid 2019.


LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

icon_STOP2021 - New Big Dipper Coaster and 8 Other Rides - (11/26/21) The new Big Dipper Coaster at Luna Park in Sydney is now resting, as seen in the video below. As previously noted, this is not an RMC Raptor style coaster, but actually Intamin’s first attempt at their own single-rail coaster system, which they call a Hot Racer.

    (8/30/21) Things are progressing quickly in Sydney’s Luna Park where Intamin’s new Hot Racer coaster has been set up, and we get a first look at the train cars sitting on the new single-rail track system.

    (6/27/21) Themeparks-AU has posted a complete list of the official ride names for the eight new attractions added to Luna Park Sydney this weekend. The list includes: Sledgehammer, Boomerang, Little Nipper, Freaky Frogs, Loopy Lighthouse, Silly Sub, Cloud Nine and Bug. These are in addition to the new Big Dipper coaster set to open this December, the first single-rail coaster from Intamin.
    (5/22/21) Luna Park Sydney has posted a POV video (below) of their new family Boomerang coaster making a test run at the park. You can see that pretty much the entire area all around the new coaster is still under construction at this time. Below that, an assortment of pictures showing off some of the other new rides installed for the year can be seen as well, including the shark faced train of the Little Nipper coaster.
    Based on the video however, it doesn’t look like they’ve started putting up the Intamin made, Big Dipper launch coaster yet, but it isn’t expected to be ready until the end of the year so they’ve got time.

    (11/28/20) I’ve got a quick correction about the Luna Park 2021 expansion. Previously when looking at the concept art I mentioned that the family coaster appeared to be a Vekoma Family Shuttle coaster, but this is actually wrong. While the layout is somewhat similar to the Vekoma Family Boomerang 185m model, I’m told that this new coaster will actually be a Gerstlauer Family Shuttle coaster, of which there is currently only one in existence, the Rewind Racers at California’s Adventure City that opened in 2015. So based on the artwork, this will be a mirror image clone of Rewind Racers.
    (11/24/20) Sydney’s Luna Park has announced a $30 million improvement plan for the amusement park that will see it shut down for six months starting in January 2021 to add seven new rides, and remove nine older attractions to make room. Amongst the nine rides to be removed include the park’s Tumblebug and Spider rides.
    Of the seven new rides, three will be roller coasters, with the biggest one to be named Big Dipper once again (this will be the third Big Dipper in the park’s history). This new version of the Big Dipper will actually be the world’s first Intamin Hot Racer coaster. Similar in design to RMC’s Raptor coaster, it will feature a single monorail track design and narrow trains that seat riders single file. Unlike the RMC Raptor coasters, this one will use a launch system rather than a lift hill, making this the first launched single rail coaster ever.
    The layout will actually have an initial launch up to 50 km/h and then a second booster launch up to 72 km/h to get it up to full speed a little ways further down the track. So according to the video from Intamin (see below) this also makes it the tallest and fastest multi-launch coaster in Australia. Big Dipper will feature two inversions and a layout that is mostly very low to the ground and other building structures, which should enhance the sensation of speed.
    The details for the other two coasters were not mentioned, though one is expected to be a very small kiddie coaster, but based on concept artwork the other appears to be a Family Boomerang shuttle coaster. Also in the concept art I can see a large rotating pendulum swing ride, possibly a Zamperla Discovery, along with what looks like a possible Samba Ballon ride, a mini ferris wheel and some kind of red and white mini tower that could be a family drop tower ride.
    Most of the new rides are expected to be up and running by July 2021, while the opening of the new Big Dipper coaster will have to wait until about November or December of 2021.


M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

Park News - (6/23/20) According to this article, the M&D’s theme park in Scotland has been reported as being “bought of out administration” and is now under the control of a new company called Lochview Theme Park. The three directors of Lochview were actually previously directors of M&D’s Amusement Ltd.

2021 - Nothing is known at this time


MAGICLAND (Rome, Italy)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


Plopsa Group

2021 - Nothing is known at this point in time...



Park News - (12/6/20) Our friends at BlooLoop have posted a large article in celebration of the Moominvalley Park that opened their first phase in Japan back in 2019. The park was deemed a success and they look over the path to creating this unique park based on such an unusual IP created by a Finnish illustrator to the Japanese market.

2021 - Nothing is known at this point in time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this point in time...


NICKELODEON UNIVERSE @ Mall of China (China)

???? - New Park - (10/20/20) Another Nickelodeon Universe theme park is now under construction, this time in China, where it will be built inside the Mall of China in Chongqing. I think I missed the first announcement about this project, where BlooLoop in 2018 said it was aiming for a Dec. 2020 but that clearly isn’t happening.
    While I don’t know what the official opening date is now, according to a post on Twitter, brand new and very colorful roller coaster track has now arrived on site for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed roller coaster is that supposed to feature 8 inversions, be 1052m in length, 43.5m in height and hit 100 km/h.
    I’m not sure of the manufacturer, but the track does look similar in nature of some of Intamin’s trackwork. Anyone know more about this creation?



2021 - Krampus Expedition Water Coaster - (6/12/21) The new Krampus Expedition at Nigloland is now open, and you can catch a great looking POV of it in action below from Coastertube. Based on the video, the experience looks nice and smooth, especially the coaster track section. The only downside is that the ride is quite short. A short flume to the lift hill, then a section of coaster track ending with the big finale coaster dive down to the splashdown pool below, and that’s it.

    (5/26/21) Nigloland  has posted another video about the making of their new Krampus Expedition water coaster attraction.

    (12/13/20) New concept art and construction photos for Nigloland’s Krampus Expedition water-coaster thrill ride have appeared on social media, including a look at the ride’s layout.

    (12/6/20) Some new concept art for the Krampus Expedition ride coming to Nigloland in 2021 has been posted to Twitter by the ECC. There is also a video teaser for an upcoming series of videos that will reveal the story behind the ride.

    (10/26/20) According to Themeparks-EU, Nigloland had trademarked the name “Krampus Expedition” back in May and it is now thought to be the intended name for the park’s rumored new Mack Rides water coaster attraction.
    (9/12/20) Some interesting pictures on Twitter were sent my way showing off a section of Mack Rides water coaster track on the back of a truck in Herbolzheim, Germany. Apparently Mack Rides has a facility there and if the Tweeter is correct, they believe Nigloland’s 2021 attraction could very well be a Mack Rides Water Coaster. Anyone know more?

    (6/20/20) According to an entry at RCDB, Nigloland has confirmed that they planned on adding a new coaster for the 2021 season, but no details have been given yet. Of course, with the pandemic throwing a wrench into many of the best laid plans, it would not surprise me if they opt to delay this project by an additional year. We shall wait and see.



New Park Plans - (5/30/20) Would  you believe that yet another Paramount Studios themed park project has been announced?  So far, none of them have ever been built after being announced at various locations over the globe, and now ThemeparX has posted some concept art for a new fifth Paramount Park themed concept, this one planned for Kunming, China. According to the post, the plan is to begin construction in 2021 and open by June 2024.
    The concept art sure is pretty though, with six themed lands:
    Paramount Boulevard - This serves as the entrance zone for the new park with stores and restaurants.
    Adventure City - A Hollywood themed looking zone with a Tower Records looking building at the center and home to thrill rides themed to MIssion: Impossible and The Italian Job.
    Peanuts Township - A kids land themed around the Peanuts gang characters.
    Lost Kingdom - A beautiful looking landscape of jungle ruins, home to a “Montagua River” ride a coaster called ‘Escape from Emerald Mountain”.
    Dinosaur Empire - Themed around the Dinotopia book series where humans live with intelligent dinosaurs. The concept art shows off a large flume ride that gives off some Mack Rides inspired vibes, not unlike SeaWorld’s Journey To Atlantis.
    Final Frontier - A land themed around the world of Star Trek that is sure to thrill.



2021 - Vekoma Family Suspended Coaster - Under Construction - (12/13/20) According to a Tweet from the ECC, construction on a new Vekoma Family Suspended Coaster at Parc Du Bocasse in France is now complete. So far the new coaster has not yet been given a name.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.


Parques Reunidos

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018


Looping / H.I.G. Capital France

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...


PUY DU FOU (France)

2021 - New Show / Hotel Renovation - (3/30/21) BlooLoop has posted a new article showing off what Puy du Fou has in store for updated offerings at their original theme park in France this year. This list includes “Le Monde Imaginaire de La Fontaine”, a refurbished Villa Gallo-Romaine hotel and more.


PUY DU FOU Espana (Spain)

2021 - Park Expansion - (11/3/20) Puy du Fou Espana has released new details about the villages and shows that will be coming to their theme park in Spain in March 2021. The park has been open in limited form since 2019, but will finally be ready to open the full 30-hectare theme park, along with four shows and four authentic period villages on March 27, 2021. BlooLoop has posted some detailed descriptions along with new concept art showcasing many of these new additions.


RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... but new park opened in Fall 2018


Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

icon_STOPPark News - (11/14/21) Skara Sommarland (Sweden) will be removing the park’s Rodeo ride (Huss Break Dance 4) ride, with the final decision coming after an incident took place earlier this year where a 10-year old boy was thrown from the ride. I’m going off a rough translation, but it appears that the cause of the incident may have been due to operator error in not checking the restraints.

2021 - Snake - Delayed - (7/12/19) Skara Sommerland has confirmed they will open a new spinning ride called Snake. You can see a preview of it in action in the video below.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018


SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2021 - 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)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016


Sommerland Sjælland (Denmarjk)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018



???? - New Coaster - Proposed - (7/30/21) According to various sources Southport Pleasureland have filed the paperwork to build a new roller coaster along the coast. The model in question is said to be a Zamperla Lightning style coaster not unlike the Thunderbolt at Luna Park (New York) and Rollin’ Thunder at The Park at OWA.



Late 2022 - NEW PARK - Under Construction - (2/6/21) Concept art was released of a real-world Howl’s Moving Castle building that will be part of Japan’s Studio Ghibli Park when it opens in Fall 2022. Despite the name, the Castle building will not actually ‘move’, but it will have four or five levels to explore while you venture inside, so it will also be a bit smaller than the animated one, but that’s fine. Look for Howl’s Moving Castle to be part of the “Witch Valley” area of the park.
    Construction began on the park in July 2020 and they actually hope to be able to open up to three areas of the park as a sort of preview in advance if possible: Youth Hill, Dondokomori and Ghibli’s Large Warehouse. The later one should prove interesting as it will be an indoor attraction able to be open all year long, no matter the weather outside.
    (10/20/20) BlooLoop takes another look at the Studio Ghibli theme park under construction in Japan, going over everything known about the project at this time ahead of the park’s new planned opening date in Fall 2022.

    (7/17/20) According to this update, construction on the new Studio Ghibli theme park in Japan is under way again and they are said to be on track to open the first phase of the park in Fall 2022.
    (2/7/20) Some new concept art for the planned Studio Ghibli theme park in Japan have been released. You can find them and more details about the proposed new theme park in the latest update over at BlooLoop this week.



2021 - Havoc in the Heavens / Robot Coaster - Under Construction - (2/2/21) According to a Screamscape source the new Robot Coaster ride from KUKA and Premier Rides going to Sunac Land Guangzhou was indeed first announced by the Wanda Group way back in 2017. Over the years things have changed, including the name of the park away from using the “Wanda” name and into Sunac Land. Our source tells us that the ride was still intended to open with the rest of the park in 2019 but certain events forced the ride to be delayed.
    The actual name of the ride will be “Havoc in the Heavens” and you can find some great concept art as well as photos posted to ThemeparX as well as an animated concept rendering of what the experience may look like below.

    (1/31/21) I caught an interesting tweet this morning online from Roller Coaster Dream showing off some great indoor pictures of a Robot Coaster project in China from Premier Rides and KUKA that is expected to open later this year at Sunac Land Guangzhou. The ride will be themed around the legend of the Monkey King. On a technical side, think of it as kind of like Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, but on a coaster track. (Which I guess makes it sort of a merger between Forbidden Journey and Escape From Gringotts).
    One thing that caught my eye was that the tweet mentioned it had been “delayed for over one year” and if memory serves me, this has been delayed a lot longer than that. Digging around I found an old press release from Premier Rides that seems to be talking about this same ride nearly three years ago, along with a picture of the ride building construction with track installed, but no roof on it at the time. The twist is at the ride, Premier said it was going to be called The Ghouls and it was to go to a ‘Wanda Guangzhou Cultural Tourism City theme park. We know The Wanda Group sorta imploded financially and was taken over, but given the way many Chinese theme parks are named and renamed, I have a bit of a time trying to keep track of which park is which, so at this moment I can only assume the Wanda Guangzhou park is now Sunac Land Guangzhou, which made headlines back in 2019 when the park opened with the unique Dueling Dragons coaster pair from Intamin which created a Dueling Pair out of a sit-down and inverted coaster pairing.
    Assuming the two announcements are about the same attraction, it sounds like the planned storyline may have changed quite a bit over the years. When announced it was said to be the first attraction of its kind to create the “world’s most advanced multi-dimensional cinema” experience, “the first ride to combine a mobile platform with multiple degrees of mobility to a robot arm and a roller coaster.”
    Anyone know more about this unique project? I know I’ve been waiting a few years now to find out what ever happened with it. I also came across a google maps aerial image of the site that appears even older than the 2018 photo, but shows it and the rest of the park in the early phases of construction.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018



2021 - Hurricane Roller Coaster - (1/24/21) New pictures of a very impressive new roller coaster from Mack Rides set to open at Suzhou Amusement Land Forest World in China can be found below. According to the description this will be a launched coaster hitting speeds of 130 km/h (about 81mph) and standing 62m tall (203.4 ft) with five inversions. According to RCDB the current name of the coaster is “Hurricane Roller Coaster” and they expect riders to experience up to 4.3 Gs during the intense experience.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 or 2019 either.


TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


icon_STOP2023 - Regina - Revival - (11/28/21) GCI (Great Coasters International) and Leisure Labs have announced a partnership with Sanoyas Rides Corporation to bring the Tobu Zoo’s Regina wooden coaster “back to its original glory”. GCI will not only come on board to restore the park’s classic wooden coaster, but the project will also add some new GCI coaster trains to it as well.
    Regina has been SBNO (Standing But Not Operating) since August 2019, in need of a full restoration. The coaster originally opened in 2000, built by Intamin, but is now slated to reopen in 2023 with a new Steam-Punk inspired theme overlay.


TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

Park News - (5/31/21) I’ve got a quick correction to make about our previous article regarding the Toshimaen attractions. According to our source, the original article we linked to was slightly incorrect. Benyland did not actually purchase the entire Corkscrew coaster from Toshimaen, Benyland only purchased the yellow last-gen Arrow train from Toshimaen to run on their own Corkscrew roller coaster.
    Benyland then sold their old-style Arrow train from the Corkscrew to Rusutsu Resort in Hokkaido, for use on their old Corkscrew coaster, though it isn’t known if they will use it whole, or as spare parts to refurbish their own existing Arrow trains.
    Meanwhile, many of the former Toshimaen flat rides (like this Mack Powered Coaster) can be found listed as being for sale mixed at the ride broker site, mixed in with other rides from around the world.
    I’ve also been told that Seibu, the owner of Toshimaen, also owns Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, which explains the three rides transferred to that park. While I’m not sure about all of them, the most notable ride sent there was said to be Mini Eagle, a mini Huss Condor style ride that was installed on the former site of that park’s Blue Fall Intamin Drop Tower that was closed and removed in Spring 2020. Blue Fall was the tallest Intamin Giant Drop tower ever built, standing 351 feet tall. Intamin only surpassed this height when they built the add-on Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom ride onto the structures of Kingdaka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure and Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom onto the Superman: The Escape coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
    (5/23/21) While Japan’s Toshimaen park closed for good in 2020 and will be replaced with a Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo attraction in 2023, it seems several of the park’s old attractions have been sold off to other theme parks across Japan.
    The park’s Corkscrew roller coaster (Arrow 1979) was purchased by Benyland, who replaced their own aging Corkscrew with the one from Toshimaen because it had undergone a complete refurbishment in the 90’s and was in much better shape. The Corkscrew had also upgraded their trains at the time to the rare last-gen style Arrow coaster trains, where the angular train body style was replaced with a more curved aerodynamic styled train as seen on the Canyon Blaster and Drachen Fire back in the day. To my knowledge, the Toshimaen Corkscrew may have been the last Arrow coaster to get those trains before the company was bought by S&S Power. Benyland opened the new version the Corkscrew coaster in March 2021.
    For those keeping track, Benyland’s old Corkscrew was also reported as being sold and sent to “an amusement park in Hokkaido”. This is likely Hokkaido Greenland, but that park already has a newer Senyo Kogyo made clone of an Arrow Loop/Screw coaster called Dragon King (1986), so the addition of Benyland’s Corkscrew would be a bit odd, unless the Dragon King is in need of replacement, and in which case, Corkscrew would probably fit the same footprint rather well.
    The list of other former Toshimaen attraction relocated elsewhere in Japan include:
    Trick Maze - An actual maze with wooden walls was divided into two halves, one sent to Lina World and the other half sent to Nasu Kogen Rindoko Family Bokujo park.
    Three unnamed rides were sold to the Hakkeijimi Sea Paradise aquarium.
    They are also seeking a new owner to buy the former Cyclone steel roller coaster (Togo) as well as someone to buy the park’s El Dorado carousel, said to be one of the oldest working carousels in the world. The unique carousel also has three working tiers for riders to enjoy, each one spinning at a different speed, moving faster as you move up and closer to the center of the carousel.
    (8/31/20) Say farewell to the Toshimaen theme park in Tokyo, Japan. The park’s 94 years of operation will come to an end today, with the site to be sold and redeveloped into a new Warner Bros. Studio Tour style attraction to be themed around the making of the Harry Potter films.
    (8/19/20) BlooLoop has confirmed that the new Harry Potter themed attraction coming to Tokyo will indeed be “Warner Bros Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making of Harry Potter”. Look for the new attraction to open in the first half of 2023 on the site of the former Toshimaen theme park. Follow the link to see more details about what you can expect to find inside this new attraction and how it will differ from the London original.


VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2021 - Namazu - (7/12/21) Vulcania, a small educational park themed around Volcanos in France has now opened their first roller coaster. The coaster is called Namazu, and is a family terrain coaster from Intamin with a tire-launch and cars themed to look like off-road vehicles. The coaster has one extra trick in store for riders, a vertical drop track section that will plunge riders 16.4 feet.


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

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


(Formerly Walibi Aquitaine and Walibi Sud-Ouest)
Aspro Parks

Park News - (5/21/21) The Walibi Sud-Ouest park (once known as Walibi Aquitaine) will change its name in 2021 to WALYGATOR SUD-OUEST. The former Walibi park was actually sold off a few years ago to Aspro Parks who had an agreement to keep using the Walibi name for five years before changing it.

2021 - Nothing is known at this point in time...



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 or 2019 either.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.



2021 - Kunibert’s Abenteuer - (3/25/20) A new interactive family ride is coming to the park this season where guests will enter the haunted castle of the knight Kunibert. Use your “laser batons” to score points and take on the ghosts.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.



Park News - (2/19/20) The local news reports that Turkey’s Wonderland Eurasia (formerly called Ankapark) is now closed for good after failing to attract enough business. The ambitious project had attempted to open with 17 roller coasters, but as I understand it, by the time the last coasters were finished and opened, several of the initial coasters had already been shut down and had issues, so I don’t know if they ever were able to get all 17 up and running at the same time or not. Many of the coasters were very small and compact, but the park did have a few standouts like Lightspeed (a 10 inversion Intamin) or Oksoko Ofkesi (a Chinese built copy of the Maurer Skyloop concept).
    I’d imagine that most of the park’s rides have already hit the used-ride market, as there should be plenty of interest in buying rides that were only run for one season.


WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2016.



2022 - Space Factory - (8/29/21) From the sound of things, Space Factory may be ready to open, but the park appears to be waiting until 2022 now to open the new ride.
    (3/11/20) Some pictures of the new Space Factory ride going up at Yomiuiri Land have been posted on Twitter, along with their own guess that the ride system may be from Intamin based on the look of the supports and track on site. Can anyone verify who is making the ride?

    (2/27/20) According to this announcement a new inverted coaster is on the way to Yomiuriland in Japan for the 2021 season to be called Space Factory. The concept art is kind of odd, showing that it will use small single cars with two rows of seats, making this look more like an Inverted Wild Mouse kind of ride that will be entirely enclosed in a giant attraction building other than a brief section of track where the cars will come outside in front for a quick turn and head back inside. A look at the overhead artwork does show off that the building will be quite large in size, able to contain a good medium sized coaster experience. No manufacturer is known at this time and off the top of my head the only inverted/suspended mouse coaster I can think of was a pair of traveling rides from Reverchon that just sat riders 4-across. Based on the artwork alone, this kind of reminds me of the old ArrowBATic coaster concept that was pitched by never built. Perhaps S&S Sansei dug up the old plans and decided to give it another try.





2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.



2021 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



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