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OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
(Listed Alphabetically)

 

 

 

----    INTERNATIONAL SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (5/27/2024) iFly Quest Opens at Doha Quest in Qatar
    (5/12/2024) Gyeongju World - RMC Raptor Construction Update
    (5/7/2024) Bellewaerde Planning New Roller Coaster For 2026 Season
    (4/27/2024) Fééryland Is Now Open In France
    (4/27/2024) Is Ghibli Park Is Selling Grilled Pressed Frogs?!
    (3/31/2024) Bellewaerde - Mundo Amazonia Has A Secret Hidden Trick You've Never Seen Before

 

ADLABS IMAGICA (India)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

ADVENTURE ISLAND (UK)

icon_STOP2024 - New Drop Tower Ride - (1/14/2024) Adventure Island in the UK has posted some new pictures as they work on adding the foundations for their new drop tower ride for the 2024 season. According to other updates the tower will stand 38 meters tall and be a 16-seat model from SBF-Visa. The park is still trying to figure out what to name it, but has narrowed the options down to four: The Tower, The Needle, Up 360 and Vertigo. It was also interesting to note that according to the park, the tower would occasionally be run in a rotating observation tower mode, minus the thrilling drop.

 
    (11/27/2023) According to a post on Twitter, Adventure Island in the UK is said to be adding a new drop tower attraction for the 2024 season. According to the post, it looks as if it might replace the park’s Pharoah’s Fury attraction, which could be either removed or just moved elsewhere in the park.

 

ADVENTURE WORLD (Australia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 either.

 

ALPEN PARK (Brazil)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 either.

 

AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 either.

 

BAGATELLE  (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time,

 

BELANTIS  (Germany)
Parque Reunidos

2024/2025 - New Attraction - In Planning - (10/9/22) In the latest video from Coaster Chall he shares details about a new attraction that is supposed to be in development for Belantis in Germany. Unfortunately the park has apparently only confirmed that they are working on plans for something, but aren’t ready to reveal anything just yet, which is unfortunate. Thus far Belantis hasn’t really followed the typical theme park business strategy of adding new attractions every year or two. In fact, I believe the last new attraction added to Belantis was the “Cobra des Amun Ra” family coaster back in 2015. So if any Screamscape sources have some insight into what Belantis may be up to, be sure to let us know.
    Otherwise the video goes on to speculate a little bit, including looking at the best possible sites where the park could add a large future attraction, such as a new roller coaster.

 

BELLEWAERDE PARK (Belgium)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

2024 - Mundo Amazonia - (3/31/2024) Some great new footage of the new Mundo Amazonia attraction at Bellewaerde Park has been posted. The first one below gives us a look at one of the rafts navigating the final drop down into the half-pipe and re-entering the river to head back to the station.  However… as unique as this is for a river raft style ride, there is one more unique surprise awaiting guests as they exit the water.
    Check out the second video clip below and you see a raft being pulled up a small lift out of the water and into the station and rolling forward. Without warning, Mundo Amazonia does something I’ve never seen done before on a water ride… the rolling platform that the raft is sitting upon is actually a freefall drop platform, which drops and raises and drops the raft several times before bringing it back to the starting point.
    Since the station for the attraction is said to be themed as a closed mine shaft, this allows them to tie it all together, dropping the rafts below the surface into a section of the closed mine.


 
    (2/10/2024) Bellewaerde Park will open MUNDO AMAZONIA, a new themed attraction area that will open on March 30th. The area will be anchored by a massive new raft slide that will feature a traditional lift up to a set of interwoven spiral descents, but after that splash-down the raft will be loaded into a vertical elevator style lift and dropped down into a massive half-pipe for the finale.
   Oh, and if you are headed out to Bellewaerde Park this year, don’t forget to take a spin on El Volador, the only remaining Huss Topple Tower ride in the western world.

icon_STOP2026 - New Inverted Roller Coaster - (5/7/2024) According to the latest rumors Bellewaerde will be adding a new inverted thrill coaster for the 2026 season from Vekoma. That’s all new know for the moment, but if anyone knows more, please do let us know.

 

BETO CARRERO WORLD (Brazil)

???? - Future Rumors - (4/15/2023) I’m told that following their Nerf Mania project, Beto Carrero World would like to expand their offerings for little kids and is hoping to expand their offering of Dreamworks Animation characters. Currently the park does offer some Dreamworks character experiences, with appearances by characters from Madagascar, Shrek and Megamind, but I would think that future might be unclear ever since Universal Studios bought Dreamworks Animation in 2016.
    I’m also hearing that the park believes they will likely have to retire their Star Mountain (Vekoma Corkscrew) roller coaster sometime in the next 5 years or so, and may have started to look into modern replacement options. One rumor suggests they may have been talking with B&M about Wing Coaster or Dive Machine concepts.

 

BLACKGANG CHINE (Isle of Wight, UK)

2024 - 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.

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

CAVALLINO MATTO (Italy)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019

 

CHANGSHA WINDOW OF THE WORLD (China)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2021

 

CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2024 - 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

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2020

 

CHIMELONG SPACESHIP (China)

icon_STOPPark News - (3/10/2024) An incredible story about the creation of the Chimelong Spaceship attraction has been posted to Blooloop this week, documenting some of the history of how the attraction came to be as told by the Bezark Company who was brought on-board to help flesh-out and create a lot of the custom theming you see as you journey from one section to another within the attraction. Even more impressive, this all started pre-COVID and still managed to find a way to finish it all on the other side, despite a two-year gap in being able to send their crew on site.

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CINECITTA WORLD (Italy)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2020

 

COLUMBIA PICTURES’ AQUAVERSE (Thailand)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2023.

 

CONNY-LAND (Switzerland)

2024 - Rollerball - (4/23/2023) A post on Facebook from Conny-Land confirmed that the park is planning on adding Rollerball, a new roller coaster that will take the place of the current Space Climb, a space shuttle themed kids playground. The Switzerland theme park actually first mentioned plans to add the Rollerball coaster (from RES) way back in 2019, with a planned 2021 opening but the pandemic put those plans on hold over the years that followed.
    Based on the artwork shown, this actually appears to be two side-by-side RES Roller Ball coasters running parallel to each other for increased capacity, but mounted to a single central support structure.

 

DENNLYS PARC (France)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2021

 

DIDILAND (France)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

DOHA QUEST Qatar)

icon_STOP2024 - iFly Quest - (5/27/2024) The indoor Doha Quest theme park in Qatar has now opened iFly Quest, a new indoor skydiving simulator. This newest addition by iFly also marks the opening of their first new “Generation 9 10.5ft” tunnel to be built inside an existing building.

 

DRAGON VALLEY THEME PARK (Nanjing, China)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

DREAMLAND (Margate, UK)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

DREAM ISLAND (Moscow, Russia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

ESSELWORLD (India)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

ETNALAND  (Italy)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

FAMILYPARK (Burgenland, Austria)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2023.

 

FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016.

 

FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time

2025 - Mack Stryker Coaster - (9/30/2023) According to posts on social media, Fantasiana (Austria) has signed a deal with Mack Rides at IAAPA Expo Europe to built a new roller coaster for the 2025 season. According to RCDB, the new coaster will be a large “Stryker Coaster”, the first of which is actually the new Voltron going into Europa-Park next year.

 

FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2023

 

FANTAWILD Parks (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

icon_STOPFééryland (France)

2024 - Remodeled & Renamed Park - (4/27/2024) A cute YouTube short shows off the newly opened “ Fééryland” park in France, formerly known as Bal Parc. The original park shut down after the 2012 season and then reopened in 2016 after it changed owners. Once again the park sat closed for the 2023 season in order to be transformed and renamed as “Fééryland” as of April 2024 featuring a number of new rides.

 

FIABILANDIA (Italy)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019

 

FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FRAISPERTUIS CITY Park (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

FREIZEITPARK PLOHN (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

FREIZEIT-LAND GEISELWIND (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

FREIZEITPARK RUHPOLDING (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FUNFIELDS (Australia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2024- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

GREAT YARMOUTH PLEASURE BEACH (UK)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

GUANGZHOU SUNAC LAND (CHINA)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, but park just opened in mid 2019.

 

GULLIVER’S VALLEY RESORT (South Yorkshire, UK)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

GULLIVER’S WORLD (UK)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GUMBUYA WORLD (Australia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GYEONGJU WORLD (South Korea)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

icon_STOP2025 - New Roller Coaster / RMC Raptor - Rumor - (5/12/2024) A reader sent in a picture of artwork posted onto a construction wall at Gyeongju World in South Korea that should be for the park’s yet-to-be-announced RMC Raptor roller coaster.
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    (3/29/2024) Remember that mysterious red Raptor coaster track spotted at the RMC plant in Idaho? At the time, the big rumor was that it may be a new unannounced coaster project for Gyeongju World in South Korea, and now it seems there is hard evidence to back this up.
    A sort of long fan video for the Gyeongju World theme park that is speculating on up to three new attractions in the works for the park spotted what appears to be a delivery of that same red RMC Raptor coaster track in a storage area at the theme park at the 3:02 timemark.
    Meanwhile the park’s official Instagram has also posted a multi-image hint that if you slide through to the last image, has posted the Rocky Mountain logo as well, seemingly as a confirmation of what is to come.


 
    (3/15/2024) While we wait to see if Gyeongju World really is getting that rumored new RMC Raptor coaster, I’m told that the park has put up a new teaser along a construction well inside the park near Draken Valley. The banner shows off a series of new rides added to the park from 2017 to 2021, with the final box featuring just a giant “?” and the text, “What’s Next? 2014.10”.
    With that in mind, it appears that the park is hoping to open this latest attraction in October 2014 and not in early 2025 as we had tried to guess. Oh, and as you might guess, Draken Valley would be where the park’s Draken coaster (B&M Dive Machine) was added in 2018.
 
    (3/2/2024) Gyeongju World seems to have been in the midst of a park-ride upgrade for their roller coasters over the past decade. Going back to around 2015 when the park retired two older coasters (Space Tour & Space 2000) they began to add new modern design coasters. This includes Draken (B&M Dive Machine) in 2018 and Valkyrie (Gerstlauer Shuttle) in 2021 that now join their existing Phaethon (B&M Inverted) that opened in 2007.
    The park retired their last old-gen coaster in 2023 (Dragon 2 Loop) and rumor has it that the park may be planning to add their next new coaster in 2025. Based on some pictures taken in the USA this week, some bright orange RMC Raptor track may be destined to be shipped to South Korea soon. Follow this link for more details and pictures of the track in question.

 

HAINAN OCEAN PARADISE / FULL OCEAN HAPPY WORLD (Lingshui, China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2023

 

HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
Looping Group

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2023

 

HOSSOLAND (Poland)

2024 - New Park - (9/10/22) A brand new theme park is apparently coming to Poland that will be called Hossoland. The new park will be built over a 40 hectares site and divided into 4 different themed zones, featuring about 50 attractions, including expected roller coasters from Mack Rides and Vekoma. Lookfor Hossoland to open as early as Spring 2024.

 

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

(Fushun, China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

HUIS TEN BOSCH (Japan)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

HUNDERFOSSEN FAMILIEPARK (Norway)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

ISLA MAGICA (Spain)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

JANFUSUN FANCYWORLD (Taiwan)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

JARDIN d’ACCLIMATATION (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

JEJU SHINWHA WORLD (South Korea)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

JINAN SUNAC LAND (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

KARLS ERLEBNISDORF (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

KINGOLAND (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

KNIGHT VALLEY
Shezhen, China

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

KOLMARDEN  (Sweden)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

LA RECRE DES 3 CURES (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

THE LAND OF LEGENDS (Turkey)

???? - SpongeBob SquarePants Dark Ride and other Future Expansion Projects - (11/18/2023) According to a follow-up article posted by Blooloop about Sally Dark Rides new SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride opening in Las Vegas in early 2024, they also mention that official’s from Turkey’s “The Land of Legends” theme park were on hand at IAAPA to sign a contract to build their very own SpongeBob SquarePants dark ride. This would actually be the first SpongeBob branded dark ride to be built outside of the US.
    According to the article the new dark ride planned for The Land of Legends theme park will follow a similar storyline to the dark ride opening soon in Las Vegas, featuring vibrant sets, special effects, interactive multimedia components and animatronics, including their very own Mr. Krabs figure.

 
    (9/25/2023) While I haven’t seen anything posted on the Land of Legends website or their social media, a post on instagram and a YouTube video from a park fan reports that big expansion plans are on the way for Land of Legends. According to a translation of the post, this expansion will include a new hotel, a family entertainment center and apparently a deal was struck with Paramount because new lands and attractions are coming themed to Spongebob Squarepants, Paw Patrol and Star Trek. A large structure is already vertical, which I can only assume may be the new hotel, but that is just a guess.

 

LE PAL (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time

 

LEOLANDIA (Italy)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time

 

LEWA ADVENTURES (Xi'an, China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

LIGHTWATER VALLEY (UK)
Brighton Pier Group

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this point in time... but attraction just opened in mid 2019.

 

LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time

 

M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

MAGICLAND (Rome, Italy)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

MAJALAND KOWNATY (Poland)
Plopsa Group

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

MANDORIA (Poland)

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icon_STOP2025 - Aquila - (11/26/2023) Mandoria, a small indoor theme park that opened in 2021 in Poland has announced that they will add a new unique indoor roller coaster for the park’s 2025 season. The roller coaster will be named Aquila and will be a family launched coaster from Vekoma built inside a 25 meter tall tower shaped structure. Aquilia will be the forth roller coaster at the indoor attraction, with the others including Carrara (Mack Powered Coaster), Merkant (Gerstlauer Bob Coaster) and Mroczny Dwor (SBF Visa Spinning Coaster).

 

MOOMIN VALLEY PARK (Japan)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

NAGASHIMA SPALAND (Japan)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

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?

 

NIGLOLAND (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

PARAMOUNT PARK CHINA -

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.

 

PARC DU BOCASSE  (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

PARC DU PETIT PRINCE (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

PARC SPIROU (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

PARC SAINT PAUL  (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

PARKO PALIATSO (Cypress)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES (Madrid)
Parques Reunidos

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

PARQUE de DIVERSIONES (Costa Rica)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

 

PARQUE DEL CAFE (Colmbia)

icon_STOP2024 - Inverted Roller Coaster - (1/6/2024) Parque del Cafe will be adding a second Gerstlauer roller coaster for the 2024 season. Little is known about the design, but it is said to be a custom layout “Infinity Inverted Coaster”, standing about 85 feet tall and with two inversions.
    This would be the second such coaster from Gerstlauer, after opening the bigger “Storm - The Dragon Legend” coaster at TusenFryd (Norway) in 2023.

 

PARQUE ESPANA (Japan)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing known to be added since 2018

 

PARQUE NACIONAL del CAFE (Columbia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

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

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

POWERPARK (Finland)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

PUY DU FOU (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

PUY DU FOU Espana (Spain)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023

 

RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SALITRE MAGICO (Columbia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SCHWABEN PARK (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added since before 2022.

 

SERENGETI PARK (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, Nothing added in 2023

 

SHANGHAI HAICHANG OCEAN PARK (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, Nothing added in 2023

 

SIAM PARK (Tenerife)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKARA SOMMARLAND (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023 either.

 

SKYLINE PARK (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added since beefore 2018

 

SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added since 2017

???? - Family Inverted Coaster - Planning - (3/21/22) According to a post from Loopings.NL, Slagharen is looking into adding a new family style Inverted coaster, which means no inversions. The interesting thing is that apparently the park has received three very different proposals from Vekoma, Premier Rides and Gerstlauer for the project and they’ve posted some video footage of each to see which concept the public likes the best.
    Each company has brought a little something new to the table with their designs. The Vekoma design, for the most part, is a typical example of Vekoma’s design work for this style ride, which makes sense as Vekoma would be the dominate supplier in the world who has built over two dozen similar style rides around the world over the past two decades.Really the only unique item I noticed here is that it would use some kind of launch technology to dispatch the train out of the station into the first half of the ride, and then use a traditional lift hill for the second half.
     The Premier Rides version is a bit of a surprise because the company has really never made an inverted coaster before. The closest to my knowledge that they have come was when Six Flags hired them to design new inverted trains for the Goliath coaster at Six Flags New England a few years ago, which ironically was just demolished a few weeks ago. The Premier design does seem to share some elements in common with Vekoma’s Family Boomerang coasters with the use of two small lift and drop tracks at each end of the ride. The semi-compact L-shaped design opts weave the tracks around each other to provide some fun visuals.
    Lastly the Gerstlauer design actually features a vertical lift hill design and a much more extreme layout, with several near-inverting elements as well as underground tunnels. The vertical lift on an inverted car would be an interesting experience, as the only similar element I can think of was on Vekoma’s infamous “Deja Vu” coasters. The layout does look fun, but may provide more thrills than Slagharen was looking to offer, which is probably a big reason as to why they are offering views of the design options to the public.

 

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

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

 

Sommerland Sjælland (Denmarjk)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added since before 2018

 

SOUTHPORT PLEASURELAND (UK)

2024 - New Coaster - (2/3/2024) A new roller coastrer is expected this year, but no solid information has come forth yet. Previously a Zamperla made Lighting style coaster, similar to Thunderbolt at Luna Park was expected, but this is said to no longer be the case.

 

STUDIO GHIBLI PARK (Japan)

icon_STOP2024 - Valley of Witches - (4/26/2024) If you’ve ever looked over the various coverage from guests who visit Japanese theme parks, you’ll know that some uniquely themed food items are always a staple of the park experiences over there. New case in point… Ghibli Park’s new Valley of Witches area has a food stand selling what appear to be frogs that have been cooked in a sandwich press.
    Before you get too grossed out, the translation of the post makes it clear that these are not frogs at all, but instead just a frog themed “Taiyaki”, which is a common street food in Japan that typically is fish shaped rather than frog. The “Frog Yaki” being sold in the Valley of Witches is stuffed with Anko which is a “sweet red bean paste” which some describe the flavor as being a sort of cross between Nutella and a Sweet Potato pie, while being distinctly Japanese in origin. So in other words, nothing else is quite like it, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.

 
   
(1/14/2024) Ghibli Park has revealed some details about the upcoming Valley of Witches area set to open to the public on March 16. This is the fifth and final landin the park to open, themed to areas from the films Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service. The land will feature a themed bakery, a restaurant and hot dog stand as well as a themed retail shop.
    This final land will actually be the first in the park to feature some actual amusment park style rides, including a Merry Go Round and “aerial carousel”. Guests can also visit the Witch’s house from Earwig and the Witch, plus the full scale Howl’s Moving Castle.
 
    (12/2/2023) Ghibli Park in Japan has announced the official opening date for the final area of the park… Valley of Witches. According to the announcement we can expect this final phase of the attraction to open to all guests on March 16, 2024 that will feature spaces, structures and attractions themed to films like Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle.


 
    (10/28/2023) According to Blooloop, Japan’s new Ghibli Park is teasing the opening of the upcoming Princess Mononoke themed area that will premiere on November 1st. According to the update the land will feature a sculpture of a Tatarigami spiriti monster, a slide themed to the boar god Lord Okkoto and an area where guests can make their own “gohei-mochi rice cakes”.
    Once this land opens, the only remaining area to still open will be the Valley of Witches set to open sometime in 2024.

 

SUN WORLD HON THOM NATURE PARK (Vietnam)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, but the park just opened for the first time in 2022.

 

SUNAC LAND GUANGZHOU (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023.

 

SUNWAY LAGOON (Malaysia)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

 

SUZHOU AMUSEMENT LAND FOREST WORLD (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2023.

 

TERRA MITICA (Spain)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added since at least 2017 or earlier

 

TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2024 - New Freefall Tower - Confirmed - (7/3/22) According to a tweet from Tibidabo Amusement Park, they are planning to build a 50 meter tall free fall ride at the park for the 2024 season. Combined with the mountainside location of the park, the placement of the drop tower should provide really stunning views of the local landscape. With that in mind I’m expecting this to be one of the kind that rotates the riders around to enjoy the scenery while rising up into the sky.


 

TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

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2024 - Vindfald - (9/10/2023) The Tivoli Friheden theme park in Denmark has announced that they will open a new roller coaster for the 2024 season called Vindfald. The modest sized coaster will be a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter with a 76 foot tall lift hill, a vertical first drop, and a short track length of 984 feet, two inversions and a top speed of 45mph.

 

TOBU ZOOLOGICAL PARK  (Japan)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

VINWONDERS PHU QUOC - (Vietnam)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2023.

 

VULCANIA (France)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023.

 

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

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

WALYGATOR SUD-OUEST  (France)
(Formerly Walibi Aquitaine and Walibi Sud-Ouest)
Aspro Parks

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023.

 

WANDA CULTURAL TOURISM CITY - NANCHANG (Opened 2016)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2017

 

WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK (UK)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

WILD-UND FREIZEITPARK KLOTTEN (Germany)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2022 or 2023.

 

WILDLANDS EMMEN (Netherlands)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

XISHUANGBANNA THEME PARK (China)

2024 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2016.

 

YOMIURILAND (Japan)

icon_STOP2024 - PokePark KANTO - (12/23/2023) A new Pokemon themed mini-park will be built inside of the current Yomiuriland theme park (home to Bandit) in the Tokyo area. The attraction will be called “PokePark KANTO” and it is expected that it will open sometime during the 2024 season.

 

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

???? - Park Expansion - (11/27/2023) According to a post at Blooloop, Miral has announced that they are going ahead with a major expansion to their Yas Waterworld waterpark in Abu Dhabi. The 16,900 square-meter expansion will see an additional 18 new rides and attractions added to the park, increasing capacity by 20%. Part of this expansion will see a new themed area addec alled the Lost City which will feature a quest for hidden treasure and a number of “secret passages”. Also coming in the expansion will be a new swim-up bar, a “thrilling boat ride”, new racing, tube and family raft slides, as well as a dueling master blaster. For the smaller guests, they will also create a number of junior sized slides that will resemble some of the park’s more popular larger slides.

 

 

 
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