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SMALL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS

 

----    THE LATEST SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (9/16/14) Keansburg - Pinfari Coaster Likely To Open in 2015 (MORE...)
    (9/5/14) Tweetsie - Ghost Train Halloween Festival (MORE...)
    (8/27/14) Bosque Magico - Zombie Green Premier Track In Route (MORE...)
    (8/19/14) Bosque Magico - Zombie Ride Animation (MORE...)

 

ADVENTURE CITY  (Buena Park, CA)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ADVENTURE POINTE (Near Houston, TX)

???? - Proposed New Park - (3/10/14) The official website for the proposed new Adventure Pointe theme park in Texas has been updated and has announced the Adventure Pointe Roundhouse in their blog. The Roundhouse is described as a event center dedicated to showcasing how the Slusky family’s historical train collection will be maintained and refurbished. The structure will host banquets, weddings, dancers and more. They also have confirmed that Adventure Pointe will also feature 4,200 SqFt Ice Skating Rink that will be open to the public year round. 
    (12/18/13) More details about the proposed Adventure Pointe theme park coming to the Houston area can be found in a new BlooLoop article about the park. Don’t forget to keep up with things at the park’s official Facebook page as well.
    (12/9/13) A second park project is in the works for the Houston, Texas area called Adventure Pointe. The 25-acre project comes from the family of the man who created Playland Park decades ago and will be located next to the Tanger Outlet Mall on I-45 South. Groundbreaking is slated to happen in Spring 2014 in order for the park to open in 2015.
    (3/18/13) While the Houston, Texas area still lacks a large theme park, the greater area around Houston seems to be flourishing with new ideas for smaller park projects. Back in December we first heard the early rumors of a possible 25-acre mini-park planned to be near the Tanger Outlet Mall near Texas City that would have a tie to the old Playland Park.
    Today a little more information has come out as the city “has confirmed an area physician’s interest in building the park on 25 acres near the Tanger outlet mall, but no plans have been submitted.”  However, a new Facebook page for “Playland Park” has gone live and does outline the details a little more, calling it “Playland Park – Texas City”.  They have named the new park project in honor of Houston’s first real amusement park, Playland Park, and hope to open it by Summer 2015. 
    The park will have a retro-Americana theme to it, and will feature locomotive rides on the refurbished trains that formerly served at the Houston Zoo, but will now make runs around this new 25 acre attraction. The park will also have a Grand Carousel, an Eyerly Monster, Antique Car ride, Tea Cups and a Tilt-a-Whirl to celebrate the classic rides of the past. They will also offer new style attractions such as a “unique roller coaster zip line, an Xtra-ice 'ice' skating rink, and fast though eco-friendly Indy-type electric go-karts.”  There will also be green spaces, a large picnic area, an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and an indoor pavilion to be rented out for corporate events or private functions.
    Good luck to them, I hope this one happens… but it wouldn’t be Playland Park without also offering a wooden coaster as well. Lets hope they include this in the final plans too.
    (12/7/12) A small update about the new small amusement park project in the Houston area by the Tanger Outlets has been posted by the local news. They say that 25 acres have been purchased by a man with “ties” to Houston’s old Playland Park which was open from the mid 1940’s to 1960’s. Could we see the return of a new Playland Park in Houston?
    (12/3/12) According to this article, land has been purchased near the newly opened Texas Tanger Outlet center in the Galveston/Houston area, with the intention of building “an amusement park”.  As we have heard nothing about this before hand, I do have to wonder if they are confusion an Amusement Park with something smaller, like a Family Entertainment Center style attraction instead. Anyone else have any insight into what may be planned for the area?

 

ADVENTURELAND (Altoona, Iowa)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ADVENTURELAND (Long Island, NY)

2015 - Mack Spinning Coaster - (7/3/14) Adventureland in Long Island announced last week that they will remove the SDC Hurricane coaster this fall and replace it with a custom Mack Spinning Coaster for the 2015 season. The new Mack spinning coaster will have two trains and actually end up being the tallest and fastest coaster in the park.

 

ARNOLD’S PARK (Iowa)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

BAY BEACH (Green Bay, WI)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

BEECH BEND PARK  (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

BOSQUE MAGICO (Mexico)

icon_STOP2015 - Zombie Ride - Confirmed - (8/27/14) Zombie Green track from Premier Rides is now on the way to Bosque Magico for Zombie Ride. Check out the picture on twitter!
    (8/19/14) An animated video showing off the new Zombie Ride coaster (Premier Rides) coming to Bosque Magico in 2015 has been added below. While the layout is exactly the same as Superman at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Bosque Magico is promising that their version of the ride will feature a double ride cycle through the layout… so your ride will be twice as long as expected.
   Now if I only knew where the Zombies were going to be in this Zombie Ride...

    (4/30/14) Premier Rides has announced that they have been selected by Bosque Magico to design and build an iconic new coaster as part of the park’s 20th Anniversary celebration in 2015. The “Zombie Ride” will be the first modern magnetically launched coaster in all of Mexico and will also feature the highest inversion in Latin America.
    According to the description the ride will feature both forward and backward launches up to 100 Kph, a layout with two 90 vertical twists, and “an innovative, high-speed station switch system and multiple trains that are capable of multi-directional movement”.
    (10/10/13) I’m told that a large area is being prepared for new attractions that will open in 2014 and 2015 at the Bosque Magico park in Mexico. A picture of the site clearing can be found on Facebook.

 

CAMDEN PARK (WV)

2015 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was added in 2013 or 2014 either.

 

CASINO PIER (New Jersey)

2015 - S&S Doubleshot - (5/23/14) S&S Worldwide has announced that they have signed a deal with Casino Beach Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ to build a new 120 foot tall Double Shot tower ride that will open for the 2015 season. If you’ve never had the pleasure of riding an S&S DoubleShot tower, you are in for a treat. It may be about half the size of a regular S&S Space Shot tower, but packs the same punch, channeling it into a double launch thrill like no other.

 

CASTLE PARK (California)

2015 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was added in 2013 or 2014 either.

 

CLEMENTON PARK (New Jersey)
(Purchased by Kieran Burke / Gary Story in Nov. 2011)

2015 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was added in 2013 or 2014 either.

 

CLIFF’S AMUSEMENT PARK (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

???? - Greezed Lightnin’ - (5/7/12) Amusement Today reports that Joyland (Lubbock, Texas) has reached an agreement with Cliff’s Amusement Park in New Mexico to trade the former Greezed Lightnin’ coaster from Astroworld (Schwarzlopf Shuttle Loop) in exchange for Cliff’s old water just removed to make way for a bigger version to open this year.
    Joyland will begin construction on the water fortress for their 2013 season once the summer is over. No word on the exact timetable for Cliff’s to install Greezed Lightnin’ but they will have the coaster rehabbed and repainted at Larson’s text facility before they putting it up in New Mexico.

 

DELGROSSO’S AMUSEMENT PARK (Pennsylvania)

2015 - New Ride – Rumor - (8/11/14) Screamscape sources confirm that DelGross’s is expected to add a new ride of some kind to the park for the 2015 season. At this time, it is unknown what kind of ride it may be, or where it might go.

 

DIXIE LANDIN’ & BLUE BAYOU (Baton Rouge, LA)

2015 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was added in 2013 or 2014 either.

 

DUTCH WONDERLAND (Pennsylvania)
Owned by Parque Reunidos

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ENCHANTED FOREST (Oregon)

2015 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was added in 2013 or 2014 either.

 

FAMILY KINGDOM (Myrtle Beach, SC)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FUNTOWN USA / SPLASHTOWN USA (Saco, Maine)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

GILLIAN'S WONDERLAND PIER (Ocean City, NJ)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

GILROY GARDENS (Gilroy, California)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

IDLEWILD (Pennsylvania)
Parques Reunidos

2015 - Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood - (3/13/14) Idlewild has confirmed that they will close the park’s Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood of Make Believe land has been closed to make way for the new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood area coming in 2015. (Note: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is PBS’s modern animated successor program to the old Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood program).
    Fortunately, the new land continue to use the Trolley ride, as the Trolley is a part of both shows, while updating the rest of the land, and adding a live action show.

 

JOYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Lubbock, TX)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

icon_STOPKEANSBURG AMUSEMENT PARK (Keansburg, NJ)

2015 - Pinfari ZL42 - (9/16/14) Screamscape sources tell us that Keansburg’s new Pinfari ZL42 coaster never did open for the 2014 season. Apparently they have just started to test it this week, getting it where it is now able to make full test runs. It is unknown if the park will try to open it as an end of the season bonus in October, or if they will wait for the 2015 season. Either way, expect to see the park market it as new for 2015 regardless.

 

KEMAH BOARDWALK (near Houston, Texas)
Landry’s Restaurants  (SAT MAP)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

LAKE WINNEPESAUKAH  (Chattanooga, TN)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK (Denver, CO)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

LITTLE AMERRICKA  (Marshall, WI)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

???? - Log Jammer - (8/29/11) A reader who contacted Little Amerricka about when they might get Log Jammer reopen was told that the ride wasn’t expected to be up and running again its new home for another 3-5 years.
    (1/29/10) Little Amerricka has confirmed in their newsletter than they have purchased the Log Jammer from Chicago’s former Kiddieland park. While they wont be able to get it up and running in time for the 2010 season, they will take the time to restore it and add it to their own collection of rides in the near future.

 

MARTIN’S FANTASY ISLAND (Grand Island, New York - near Niagara Falls)

 

MIRACLE STRIP at PIER PARK (Panama City, Florida)

2015 - The Starliner Returns - Planning - (8/11/14) The owners of the new Miracle Strip at Pier Park say they are ready to begin construction to rebuild the Starliner coaster this fall. Watch this local news report on it to see more. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the animation below to see the modified coaster layout from Great Coasters. To fit the Starliner into the new site, the layout has been forced to have changed into a L-Shaped Out & Back instead of the old straight Out & Back layout from the original and Cypress Gardens installations.

    (6/10/13) The latest effort to rebuild the Starliner in Panama City involves the selling of custom bricks for $50 that will make up a pathway running to the rebuild Starliner once it is ready to reopen at the new Miracle Strip site. If all goes according to plan they will begin construction this fall, move the existing rides to the new site (along with 9 more) to the new site in time to open in Spring 2014. They hope to start construction on the Starliner in Fall 2014 and have it open by Spring 2015.

 

PALACE PLAYLAND (Maine)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PHARAOH’S ADVENTURE PARK (California)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PLAYLAND at the PNE (Vancouver, Canada)

2015 - New Attraction - (7/11/14) Screamscape sources tell us that they believe Playland will be adding a KMG XXL for 2015, which appears to be a king-size version of an Afterburn.
    (7/10/14) A new ride will be added in 2015 to replace Crazy Beach Party.

 

PLAYLAND’S CASTAWAY COVE (Ocean City, NJ)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON (San Francisco, CA @ Fisherman’s Wharf)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

2013_SantasVillageAzoosmentPark_logo1SANTA’S VILLAGE AZOOSMENT PARK (Dundee, Illinois)

2015 - New Attraction - Rumor - (12/7/12) Rumor has it that Azoosment Park at Santa’s Village is looking very seriously at adding a new dark ride as early as the 2014 season, depending on how well things go for them in 2013.

 

SANTA’S VILLAGE (Jefferson, HN)

2015 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was added in 2013 or 2014 either.

 

SEABREEZE (New York)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SESAME PLACE (Philadelphia)
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SELVA MAGICA (Guadalajara, Mexico)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

STONE MOUNTAIN (Atlanta, GA)
Managed by Herschend Family Entertainment

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

STORY LAND  (Glen, NH)
Parques Reunidos

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

STORYBOOK LAND (New Jersey)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

TWEETSIE RAILROAD (North Carolina)

icon_STOPPark News - (9/5/14) Tweetsie will have their Ghost Train Halloween Festival on select nights from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1 where the park opens at 7:30pm for some Halloween fun. Added attractions include Ghost Train Rides, a Haunted House, live Shows, a 3-D Maze, “Black Hole”, Freaky Forest, in park Trick-or-Treating and new for 2014… a Warp Tunnel.

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

WESTERN PLAYLAND (Sunland Park, New Mexico)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

WildWaves_logoWILD WAVES  (Seattle-Tacoma, WA)
Owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties
Managed by NorPoint Entertainment

2015 - 3 New Waterslides and More - Confirmed - (7/17/14) Good News / Bad News time for for Wild Waves fans and passholders. Remember those 8 waterslides they removed with the promise to add 3 new ones this season? Good news… we can see what the new slides look like via renderings the park posted on Facebook. The bad news… the new slides aren’t going to be ready until 2015. Ouch! Check out the comments and boy are the locals mad, but who can blame them? 
    (5/30/14) I’m told that another park statement on Facebook from Wild Waves mentions that the three new slides wont be ready until mid to late Summer. The good news is that the slide pieces are on site and ready to be built, so any kind of hold up now may likely involve permitting and the local government offices.
    (5/29/14) According to posts by Wild Waves on their Facebook page, the park is still planning on adding 3 new slides for this season, though it seems that they have yet to install them.  However, the structure that will go up to support the three new slides, will apparently be used to add 6 more slides as a Phase 2 addition later on. From what I’ve been told, the entire building that was used to access the former green slides (now removed) has also been removed, leaving a big hole in the waterpark offerings at the park this season by removing a total of 9 slides. There isn’t much time left to get a new slide tower up before Summer, so I’m not sure what the hold-up is, or when they might get this year’s new addition finished.
    (4/11/14) Wild Waves has confirmed on their Facebook page that the park will add three new tube slides to take the place of the removed Green Slide tower. This will also said to be just the first phase of a new expansion to this area that will eventually see a total of nine new slides added over the next few years if all goes as planned. Other new additions this season include the “Extreme Raptors Show!” (bird show), and the addition of The Smurfs as a character Meet & Greet area to open on June 23rd.

 

WONDERLAND PARK (Amarillo, TX)

2015 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

 
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