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----    THE LATEST SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (2/9/20) What Might Be Planned For Playland PNE (MORE...)
    (2/8/20) Playland at the PNE Future Plans To Be Presented Soon (MORE...)
    (2/7/20) Pacific Park Giving the West Coaster An Update for 2020 (MORE...)
    (1/27/20) Conneaut Lake - Things Are Still Looking Up (MORE...)
    (12/24/19) Galaxyland - A Bit More About the Hasbro Transformation (MORE....)

 

ADVENTURE CITY  (Buena Park, CA)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2016 - 2019 seasons.

 

ADVENTURE PARK (Maryland)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2016 - 2019 seasons.

 

ADVENTURE POINTE (Near Houston, TX)

???? - New Park - Under Construction - (9/29/19) It has been awhile since we heard anything about the Adventure Pointe theme park project in Texas. The last we heard about the 35-acre park seemed to indicate that construction had started. While construction did begin, it came to a halt, with some rides even semi-setup on the property and some half-built buildings now standing. The owner of the park, Harvey Slusky, has now filed a lawsuit against his former attorney and the teams of architects and builders who he claimed ‘defrauded him’ and ‘lied to him’, taking his $10 million for their own profits rather than building the park.
 
    (12/13/18) After years of waiting, it looks like construction has finally begun on the Adventure Point theme park project just outside Houston, Texas. According to their Facebook page crews were installing the power to the site back in August and just last week they posted pictures of what looks like the park's main entrance structure and gates being installed. It also looks like a few small rides may have been installed over the summer as well, so maybe we'll see it open in some form in 2019. Anyone know more?

 
    (4/4/17) After not hearing much about this project for the past couple years, BlooLoop reports that at long last Advetnure Pointe has been granted the needed permits to finally start construction on the new theme park. The first permits granted are for the park’s Main Street building and for a Pirate Ship building. Other attractions planned include a mini railroad, go-karts, outdoor ice skating, a pirate ride, boardwalk and an outdoor 1,200 seat performance venue.
    (10/14/16) After not hearing much for the past two years the latest updates about Adventure Pointe posted to their official Facebook page now show off a few images of land clearing now taking place on the site near the Tanger Outlet Mall.
    (10/24/14) Good news for our Texas readers who are longing for one of the new proposed theme parks to begin construction. An official sign promoting that the Adventure Pointe park is “Coming Soon” is now on site. I’m borrowing the photo from their Facebook page, so I hope they don’t mind. On the page they also announce that their list of rides coming to the park is also complete and they hope to kick off a series of announcements about the new rides and park itself very soon.
    (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?

 

ADVENTURELAND (Altoona, Iowa)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

ADVENTURELAND (Long Island, NY)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for 2019 either.

 

ARNOLD’S PARK (Iowa)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

BAY BEACH (Green Bay, WI)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

???? - Beach/Pier Proposal - (2/9/18) According to the local news the mayor of Green Bay is looking to bring “The Beach” back to Bay Beach. Proposed plans would see a new 1,000 foot sand beach built “from the property line to the new tot rides” with a boardwalk and 400 foot long pier with the ability to fish off the end of it. The estimated budget is around $5 million, but while the planning is taking place, the city has yet to approve any kind of budget for it.

 

BEECH BEND PARK  (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons.

 

BOSQUE MAGICO (Mexico)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons.

 

CALAWAY PARK (Alberta, Canada)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

CAMDEN PARK (WV)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons.

 

CASINO PIER (Seaside Heights, NJ)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

CASTLE PARK (California)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2016 - 2019 seasons.

 

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

Park News - (9/29/19) While I’m not going to name-names just yet, Screamscape has heard word that a smaller size park operator may be pondering a possible purchase of Clementon Park in time for next season. That’s all I’m going to say for now, as we don’t want to spook the deal, but it is nice to know that there may still be a future for the park, so stay tuned!
 
    (9/25/19) While we learned nothing new about the status of Clementon Park at this time, we are starting to hear rumors that Premier Parks may have been looking to sell off not just Clementon Park, but the other three parks they do own: Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto, Ocean Breeze and Nashville Shores. While the Toronto park just reopened in 2017 after being brought back by Premier Parks, they have failed to add anything new to any of these parks for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In fact they went so far as to announce they were working on a Proslide Mammoth slide for Ocean Breeze intended for the 2018 season, but then failed to build anything at all.
    Rumor has it that both Cedar Fair and Six Flags may be considering possible offers for some of these properties, though it looks like there were no takers for Clementon Park, or at least not yet.
 
    (9/23/19) A new article posted to 42Freeway.com was able to take the information we dug up regarding the status of Clementon Park and add in even more pieces of the puzzle. In addition to being able to verify the information we shared on Screamscape last week, they were also able to interview the person in charge of the Clementon Fall Festival event which was to be held at the park this October.
    Unfortunately they confirmed that not has the Clementon Fall Festival been forced to cancel this year’s event due to the park’s early closure this year, but they were also informed that the corporation that owns the park (Premier Parks) has been looking for buyers for some time for Clementon Park, and while they’ve had a little interest, there have been no takers thus far. They also reported being told that since Premier Parks was unable to sell the park, “they had to let it go to bank ownership” which is expected to take place at the end of this month.
 
    (9/20/19) Something is apparently not right with Clementon Park. Currently the park’s website says that they are closed for the season, where the park’s last day of operations was on Sept. 8th, 2019. However an odd new story surfaced the other day about a family who had bought tickets online weeks ago for a special priced last-day of the season “Appreciation Day” event set for Sunday, Sept. 15th. Guests who bought tickets and traveled to the park were met with a closed sign and security guards telling them that the park was closed for the season.
    While I’m unable to pull up any kind of previous operational calendar that may have been posted earlier this year, I’ve heard elsewhere that the park normally used to run their season into late September or even October in years past, so this early closing is already a bit strange.
    Today I received a report from an anonymous source that telling us that on Monday park owner Kieran Burke arrived on site and gathered all of the park’s year-round Full-Time staff and informed everyone that they were being let go, and final checks were handed out. According to this source, at the start of the season the park’s schedule had them open as late as October 19th, but that date was suddenly pushed up just a few weeks ago.
    And while the Clementon Park website is still up and running, the park’s Twitter account has suddenly been changed to a “protected” status, where only those approved can see their tweets. The park’s Instagram account has officially been closed/removed, and even the park’s Facebook page appears to have been deleted.
    For all intents and purposes, Clementon Park appears to be NO MORE. But is it closed for good? Or perhaps we have to ask if the park in the middle of being sold to a new owner… or even a land developer? The fact that the website isn’t even trying to sell 2020 Season Passes really is telling. If anyone knows more about what is going on, please let us know.

2020 - Operational Status Unknown for the 2020 Season

 

CLIFF’S AMUSEMENT PARK (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

CONEY ISLAND (Cincinnati, OH)

Park News - (9/11/19) Cincinnati’s “Coney Island” park has announced that it will shut down and remove all of their amusement park rides by the end of the month, with the final date of operation being Sept. 21st. Going forward the park will focus entirely on their water park attractions in the Sunlite Water Adventure area. 
    While I have never been to the park, I wasn’t surprised to hear this as the park has been known to suffer from occasional (and expensive) flood issues over the years, and living in the shadow of Kings Island can’t be easy for them, especially with Kentucky Kingdom also located in the nearby region. The park claims that their guest surveys indicate that most visitors are there mainly for the waterpark fun anyway, so cutting the rides will allow them to focus on what is working for them, rather than what is not.

 

CONNEAUT LAKE PARK (Pennsylvania)

icon_STOPPark News - (1/27/20) Things are looking for up Conneaut Lake, after struggling under debt issues for many years, the latest restructuring and operation plans by the current management plan seems to be turning things around. According to a report from the park the park’s total revenue for 2019 from “all sources” (campground, concessions, games, amusement, waterpark, etc) was just under $1.3 million. This is up from the 2018 numbers when the park was able to just break over the $1 million mark.
    With things looking up, the park has now paid off their overdue tax debt and has been paying off their creditors bit by bit while taking small but needed steps to refurbish and refresh the park’s offerings. According to the local news the Blue Streak will completely refurbish the coaster’s first hill, and over the past three years much of the rest of the coaster has also been refurbished. It is always a great thing to see a park taking care of their classic wooden coasters, which do need a lot of TLC to keep them in the best shape possible.
    Any other plans for 2020 are still being worked out, but I know the park always has an eye on the market if the right classic ride becomes available for purchase, as we saw last year with the addition of a Ferris wheel.
 
    (11/18/19) A $112,000 state grant issued to Conneaut Lake Park will help them improve and build new picnic pavilions with the goal of attracting more business to the nonprofit amusement park.
 
    (4/26/19) I don’t know the fine details yet, but I’m told that with the return of business to the Conneaut Lake park, they are now building “a new tunnel” for the park’s Blue Streak wooden coaster. Based on videos online, it looks like the old tunnel has definitely seen better days, with numerous holes, small and very large, allowing the sunlight to leak into what should be a nice pitch black tunnel that leads from the station to the lift hill.
 
    (1/16/19) Screamscape was asked to post this message regarding Conneaut Lake Park.
    Classic park looking for Classic rides.
Conneaut Lake Park in Pa. is looking for any old rides and attractions  that other parks aren't  using anymore. Conneaut, which is a not for profit park, specializes in older, classic rides.       If there are any parks out there that have any rides or attractions that they have in storage or are phasing out, please consider donating them to Conneaut Lake Park.
    Flat rides, children's rides, roller coasters, or anything else you may have no further use for, please give Conneaut a call. Thank you.

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

DELGROSSO’S AMUSEMENT PARK (Pennsylvania)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons. 

 

DIGGERLAND USA (New Jersey)

2020 - The Water Main - (9/18/19) Diggerland USA, a small park in New Jersey, will be adding ‘The Water Main’ aquatic park in time for the 2020 season. Guests will be able to swim and splash around a 2-acre outdoor aquatic park with two “multi-zone pools featuring a slide tower, Wibit-brand challenge course, swim vortex, in-pool basketball area, themed splash park, plus family and leisure swim zones.” Admission into The Water Main will be included with park admission.

 

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

Park News - (10/14/19) A couple years ago we had posted a story about how Blue Bayou / Dixie Landin’ had put a good number of their rides up for sale on the used ride sales sites, but we nothing in the way or new attractions ever came of it. Now I’m told that the park appears to have put their single largest attraction, the Vekoma Boomerang (Ragin’ Cajun) up for sale on Italintl.
    That comes with a big question mark however, as while the photos on the for sale page definitely show the Ragin Cajun’ coaster, the fact sheet lists it as a 1991 Vekoma Boomerang while the actual Ragin Cajun’ was first run at a park in the UK and opened back in 1987 before moving to the US. So is this a case of selling an entirely different coaster and using the wrong photos, or is it the right coaster, but with the wrong year posted? Making the matter a little more confusing, according to RCDB, Vekoma only sold one Boomerang in 1991, which was the Sidewinder at Hersheypark. Ironically enough, rumors about Hersheypark removing Sidewinder do seem to come up every season, so perhaps it is just a matter of time.

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons.

Future Plans - Campground - (9/4/18) According to a local news report Dixie Landin' is looking into reviving an old plan that would see a new campground and parking area build near the amusement park at the intersection of I-10 and Highland Road, with a permit being issued already to clear and fill-in a tract of land behind a nearby Home Depot on the west side of Highland.

 

DUTCH WONDERLAND (Pennsylvania)
Owned by Parque Reunidos

icon_STOP2020 - The Cartoon Network Hotel - (11/27/19) The new Cartoon Network Hotel is now accepting bookings for June 2020, when the new resort opens right next door to the Dutch Wonderland theme park. Some photos and artwork of the new hotel along with new details can be found over at an MSN report on the project this week, which was delayed from the original expected opening in 2019.
 
    (11/4/18) The owners of Dutch Wonderland have announced plans to open a Cartoon Network themed hotel very close to the small theme park. According to Palace Entertainment, who are owned by Parque Reunidos, this first ever "The Cartoon Network Hotel” will offer unique family lodging themed to popular network shows and characters from Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and more when it opens in 2019.
    To accomplish this they are taking over of an existing hotel formerly known as a Continental Inn, giving it a complete make-over to the rooms and add an outdoor amphitheater, giant movie screen, lawn games, fire pits, a water play zone, a brand new resort pool, and a new “interactive lobby”. As for the rooms themselves, Cartoon Network claims that each guest room will feature “interchangeable show themeing" that will allow for the rooms to be changed or even customized to certain themes going forward, keeping it current with the networks popular offerings at any given time. There will also be a focus on adding indoor fun elements so that in addition to the hotel’s existing indoor pool facility, it will have Cartoon Network themed fun to offer families all year round.

 

EDAVILLE USA (Carver, MA)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2016 - 2019 seasons.

 

ENCHANTED FOREST (Oregon)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

EVERMORE (Utah)

Park News - (10/9/18) A new report about what the Evermore Park experience is like has been posted to Laughing Place this week, along with some fantastic pictures of the park itself.
 
    (9/25/18) Screamscape sources tell us that Evermore in Utah "soft opened" this week, ahead of a full scheduled opening schedule said to begin on Sept. 29th.
 
    (9/12/18) Follow this link to read a brief but detailed report about what was to be found at the VIP preview party for Evermore, the new high concept experience park project that is finishing up construction in Utah.
 
    (6/22/18) Our friends at BlooLoop talk with John Shipley, the Chief Creative Officer of the Evermore attraction under construction in Utah, going over his own career which includes 21 years working for Disney Imagineering and more.
    (4/30/18) Anyone remember our reports on Evermore? The live-action role-playing park theme park concept pitched for a quiet corner of Utah sounded interesting for sure... before VR got in the way. As you readers may recall the dream of Evermore was pushed aside by the team as they moved forward with plans to build another ambitious theme park concept... a virtual theme park idea which evolved into the current concept we now know of as The Void.
    Now with The Void successfully launched into a small number of markets, it sounds like they went back and pulled out and dusted off those old plans for the Evermore project once again, along with a new teaser video to reintroduce the world to the concept of Evermore once again.
    The interesting thing is the plan for Evermore will evolve for the seasons, with the live-action interactive world featuring different themes throughout the year: Mythos in the summer which will feature a lantern festival, Lore in the fall where the park will take on a darker theme for the Halloween season, and Aurora will decorte the landscape for the winter holiday season. Between these larger seasonal events, the plan is for the park to put on other various smaller themed events as well, such as "pirate" themed events or a masquerade ball night.
    So when will Evermore open? It sure looks like they are hard at work on the concepts, features and even costumes so far and if you watch the video to the end you will see that buildings and landscaping are actually under construction right now, meanwhile the official website claims it will open sometime in 2018. This should prove to be very interesting indeed, so keep your eyes and ears open for more.

 

FAMILY KINGDOM (Myrtle Beach, SC)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

FANTASY ISLAND (Grand Island, New York - near Niagara Falls)
Formerly: Martin’s Fantasy Island
Apex Parks Group

Park News - (7/17/19) Are things not going well at Fantasy Island? The local news has posted an extensive article about the conditions of the park after receiving many complaints from their local market about park conditions and too many rides sitting closed. I have to admit I’ve had my share of comments about the park as well from Screamscape readers this summer.

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

FUNTOWN USA / SPLASHTOWN USA (Saco, Maine)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

GALAXYLAND (Inside the West Edmonton Mall Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

icon_STOP2020 - Galaxyland powered by Hasbro - (12/24/19) Just a quick clarification… the Hasbro revamp of Galaxyland is indeed intended to be a general rethemeing of the entire park to put it all under the Hasbro IP in the same way that Triple Five’s other parks are themed as Nickelodeon Universe parks. Given the state of the park, I’m told that the overlay of Hasbro theming onto Galaxyland may be a bit minimal in most places and that we can expect to see mostly a lot of new paint, and some tweaks to some ride names and such, but not a lot of major work.
    The plan will be for Galaxyland to remain open during the transformation, which will be done in phases from January through to Fall 2020 as sections will close one at a time for the overlay as well as maintenance work. While the early promotional material mentions 25 rides, the park currently only has 24 rides, so at least one new ride should be added. There could be more however, as we’re hearing that an existing ride or two may also be removed along the way. One ride our source has suggested that could be on the way out may be the dark ride, “Quirks in the Works”.
    And one final thought from myself... with the announcement that Triple Five is moving ahead with the second American Dream mall project in Miami, I do have to wonder what theme any kind of theme park may get at that site. Universal now owns Dreamworks Animation, so a Dreamworks waterpark theme is out, and Universal does like to occasional use a few Nickelodeon IP’s, such as SpongeBob, so there could be difficulty in creating a full Nickelodeon Universe theme park in Miami as well. This makes me wonder if they could be testing out some of the Hasbro IPs up in Canada just to see what the guests seem to respond best to, and what they don’t, as the Hasbro IPs really have not been theme park tested before.
 
    (12/20/19) Galaxyland at the West Edmonton Mall in Canada will be getting a major transformation next year inspired by Hasbro toys. According to this article the amusement will be expanded to include over 25 new rides, food spots and shopping areas inside Galaxyland for an area to be called “Galaxyland powered by Hasbro”. Construction is starting now and expected to be finished by late 2020.
    To be fair, I’m a little unsure how much of this will be “new” in terms of an expansion, rather than being new and replacing any existing attractions already there, or if this is mostly just a “rebranding” of the existing park. If anyone knows more, please do let us know.

 

GALVESTON ISLAND HISTORIC PLEASURE PIER (Galveston, Texas)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2013 - 2019 seasons.

 

GILLIAN'S WONDERLAND PIER (Ocean City, NJ)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

GILROY GARDENS (Gilroy, California)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

GLENWOOD CAVERNS (Colorado)

Park News - (5/19/19) Coaster Studios visited Glenwood Caverns and scored a behind the scenes tour of their Haunted Mine Drop ride, including a chance to shoot the ride itself taking the plunge from above the shaft, giving us a very cool look at how it drops down into excavated hole below.

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

IDLEWILD (Pennsylvania)
Parques Reunidos

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons.

 

JOLLY ROGER (Ocean City, MD)

icon_STOP2020 - Two New Rides - (11/28/19) According to this report the Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City bought an SBF/Visa “Drop N’ Twist Tower” ride from IAAPA to install for the 2020 season along with a Mini Dance Party 360 ride.

 

JOYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Lubbock, TX)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

KEANSBURG AMUSEMENT PARK (Keansburg, NJ)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

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

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

LAKE WINNEPESAUKAH  (Chattanooga, TN)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2019 seasons.

 

LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK (Denver, CO)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2019 season.

 

LITTLE AMERRICKA  (Marshall, WI)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

LOST ISLAND THEME PARK (Iowa)

2022 - New Park - (7/18/19) Could a new theme park be coming to Iowa?  According to the local news, the owners of the Lost Island Waterpark are set to begin construction on a “Lost Island Theme Park” next month with plans to open it in 2022. The $100 million project moving forward is still pending on obtaining final zoning and building approvals.
    Once approved they say the park will feature five lands and “a variety of rides and attractions designed to immerse guests in the stories of magical lands that can only be found at the Lost Island Theme Park.”
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OAK’S PARK (Portland, Orgeon)

2020 - New Flat Ride - (10/29/19) According to information posted at Oaks Park website, the park has retired their Scream’n Eagle ride and will replace it with a new spinning/swinging pendulum ride that will flip riders upside down.

 

PACIFIC PARK (Santa Monica Pier, CA)

icon_STOP2020 -  West Coaster Update - (2/7/20) The local news reports that the Santa Monica West Coaster will get a $1 million refurbishment this off season. When it reopens in the summer it will be rethemed as a tribute to Route 66 with a new coaster train themed as a classic roadster and various bits of themeing added to the station such as gas pumps, Route 66 maps and other automotive memorabilia.

 

PALACE PLAYLAND (Maine)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2019 season.

 

PHARAOH’S ADVENTURE PARK (California)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

PLAYLAND at the PNE (Vancouver, Canada)

icon_STOPPark News - (2/9/20) While we won't find out anything more until later this year when Playland PNE makes their final pitch for the park’s revision plans, we have heard some rumors so far based on previous plans and revisions. These could all be changed by the time the final pitch is made, but according to our source the plans for Playland may involve the addition for up to four new coasters (small compact to medium size) along with a small collection of other attractions. This later list may include rides like a Gerstaluer Sky Fly, a Splash Battle, Zamperla Disk’O and Air Race, possibly a new water raft ride, a possible Splash Battle style ride, a Ropes Course and two or three kiddie rides.
    Again, these are said to be previous plans and everything is always subject to change, especially when the big ride companies get involved and start to offer some discounts for large ride packages during the bidding process. So stay tuned, there is a lot of work still to be done here.
 
    (2/8/20) The plans to transform the Playland at the PNE amusement park into a more traditional theme park are still in the works, with a business plan and final presentation for the concept said to be brought before city hall sometime this Spring. The plan will see the park expanded from 15 to 22 acres along with the reconfiguration of some of the existing site. You can read more details about the plan posted to Vancouver Urbanized.
 
    (9/9/18) According to the local news the Playland / PNE is looking ahead to their future expansion plans and the possibility of adding a new coaster somewhere down the line. They say that they are looking into adding a new "custom" coaster over the next 3-5 years, though they did show off some stock footage of a Premier Rides Skyrocket II style launched coaster. While I wouldn't say this was an indicator that is what they are looking at just yet, it is a good indicator of the same size/scope of ride that they would seek to built there, something with a compact footprint.

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing added in 2019 season either.

 

PLAYLAND’S CASTAWAY COVE (Ocean City, NJ)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

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

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing added in 2019 either.

 

SANTA’S VILLAGE AZOOSMENT PARK (Dundee, Illinois)

icon_STOP2022 - Yuletide Plunge - Planned - (12/1/19) Santa’s Village (Dundee, IL) has announced plans to open Yuletide Plunge, a log flume ride, in time for their 2022 season. The ride hardware was purchased from IRM Rides and is actually the former Log Jammer ride that existed from 1992 to 2009 at the Kiddieland park in Melrose Park, IL. The OD Hopkins flume ride is 1,100 feet long, stands 40 feet tall with a 35 foot drop and able to handle 600 riders per hour. (Click here to see a couple of pictures of the ride just before it was closed down forever.)
 

SANTA’S VILLAGE (Jefferson, HN)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2017 - 2019 seasons.

 

SEABREEZE (New York)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

SELVA MAGICA (Guadalajara, Mexico)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

STORY LAND  (Glen, NH)
Parques Reunidos

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

STORYBOOK LAND (New Jersey)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

WESTERN PLAYLAND (Sunland Park, New Mexico)

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

WILD WAVES Theme & Water Park (Seattle-Tacoma, WA)
(Formerly known as Enchanted Village and Wild Waves)
Owned by EPR Properties
Managed by Premier Parks, LLC

2020 - Shark Frenzy & Wave Pool Update - (11/15/19) Wild Waves has announced that they will be upgrading the park’s wave pool over the winter, retiring the decades old technology from when it was built to use a new modern wave generation system. The park will also be added a new ride in 2020 called Shark Frenzy which appears to be a Tilt-A-Whirl style ride with Shark themed ride cars.
2020_SharkFrenzy

 

WONDERLAND PARK (Amarillo, TX)

2020 -  Nothing is known at this point in time... and nothing added for the 2015 - 2019 seasons.

 

 

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