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OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
(Listed Alphabetically)

 

 

 

----    INTERNATIONAL SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (9/30/2023) Fantasiana (Austria) Retiring One Coaster and Adding New Mack Coaster in 2025 (MORE...)
    (9/25/2023) Huge Expansion with IP Projects Now Planned for Land of Legends (MORE...)
    (9/25/2023) Nerf Mania Opening Soon at Beto Carrero World (MORE...)
    (9/24/2023) All About Conny-Land's New Crazy Professor Vertical Dark Ride (MORE...)
    (9/19/2023) A Look Inside the Chimelong Spaceship - Now Open At Last (MORE...)
    (9/14/2023) Studio Ghibli Shows Off New Catbus (MORE...)

 

ADLABS IMAGICA (India)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

ADVENTURE WORLD (Australia)

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

 

ALPEN PARK (Brazil)

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

 

AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

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

 

BAGATELLE  (France)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2023 - FirleFranz - (4/30/2023) Yesterday we were able to show you the unique new FirleFranz family coaster at Germany’s Bayern Park making a test run. Today we’ve got an on-ride POV to share, showing what this launched coaster experience looks like when you are riding it. It also confirms my thoughts that it also features a booster launch in mid-ride.

 
    (4/29/2023) A video showing off the new FirleFranz coaster (Gerstlauer) at Bayern-Park (Germany) can be seen below. Through the use of a track switch, this little launched coaster will actually take riders through the layout forwards and then through it all again with the track turned-around to face backwards.
    I know it sounds confusing at first, but just check out the video of it making a test run below to see how this works for yourself. I think it safe to say that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a roller coaster attempt this concept before.

 

BELANTIS  (Germany)
Parque Reunidos

2023/2024/2025 - 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)

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

 

BETO CARRERO WORLD (Brazil)

icon_STOP2023 - NERF Mania - (9/25/2023) According to an  update posted to Blooloop, the new Nerf Mania themed land at Beto Carrero World is now set to open next month on October 12th, 2023. Nerf Mania will open with the Nerf Arcade, the Super Soaker Splash attraction and Spin Blast Adventure (Disk’O) ride. However, this will not be the end of Nerf Mania as the park also confirms that there are plans to expand this new land in the near future.
 
    (4/15/2023) The previously mentioned Nerf Mania area at Beto Carrero World is still under construction, but is getting close to being finished. I’m told that the plan is for this to be just a first phase when it opens around July and will feature the new Zamperla Disk’O Coaster and Water Mania rides, as well as the restaurants and shops. A second phase is rumored to come as a follow up later on that may contain either a dark ride or some kind of simulator, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

 
    (10/3/22) Beto Carrero World will open an official NERF themed land for the 2023 season called “Nerf Mania”. The new land will feature three attractions as well as themed restaurant and retail spaces. I’m not sure about all the attractions, but in the concept animation video below the largest attraction is still a Zamperla Disk’O Coaster attraction that will span over an entrance into the land itself. I believe I also saw a place for some kind of unknown spinning dry ride as well.

 
    (1/27/22) According to a reader Beto Carrero World signed a deal with Hasbro to open a “NERF Island” branded theme park area. While the scope of the land has not been released, some concept artwork has been leaked along with construction pictures taken at the park showing off that it will have a new Zamperla Disk’o Coaster and Zamperla Watermania flat ride. You can catch the leaked art and construction photos in a video posted by Hapfun which you can see below.

 

???? - 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)

2023 - Extinction - (4/23/2023) Check out the new Extinction (Zamperla) ride in action at Blackgang Chine in the UK, which offers one of the most impressive views to the riders due to its location on the cliff-side overlooking the ocean. Of course when you are enjoying those views… you’ll also likely be hanging upside at the time, so there is that to consider.

 
    (2/25/2023) The small Blackgang Chine park on the Isle of Wight will add a new ride called Extinction to the park this season, starting on March 25th. Extinction will be a swinging pendulum style flat ride able to send riders soaring up 18 meters in the air and able to flip riders upside down a few times, all while the disc of riders rotates in a circle. You can catch a preview of the ride making test runs near the edge of a cliff, overlooking the sea, offering a very impressive location and view from this new ride.

 

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

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

CAVALLINO MATTO (Italy)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019

 

CHANGSHA WINDOW OF THE WORLD (China)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2021

 

CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2023 - 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

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2020

 

icon_STOPCHIMELONG SPACESHIP (China)

2023 - NOW OPEN - (9/19/2023) It has been a long time coming, but at long last the Chimelong Spaceship marine park attraction has now opened, along with being granted the Guinness World Record for being the largest indoor theme park as well as the largest aquarium in the world. A ton of pictures taken inside the Chimelong Spaceship can be found at ThemeparX this week as well as a quick run-through in the video clip below.

 

CINECITTA WORLD (Italy)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2020

 

COLUMBIA PICTURES’ AQUAVERSE (Thailand)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CONNY-LAND (Switzerland)

icon_STOP2023- Crazy Professor - (9/24/2023) I actually missed the news that the Crazy Professor dark ride opened at Conny-Land in Spring 2023. These has been some confusion about this ride, as it was first announced way back in late 2018 as something that was to open in 2020. Of course we know how things went that year, and the attraction was delayed indefinitely, but apparently it finally opened in late March 2023.
   So what is Crazy Professor? Lets just say that Conny-Land was inspired by Disney’s Tower of Terror ride to build their own indoor dark ride / tower attraction. Guests start off by going through an elaborate themed queue as they enter the house of a mad scientist / inventor, walking past devices, designs and artwork for other crazy contraptions before coming to the main lab of the “Crazy Professor”.
    It seems he thinks he has invented an Anti-Gravity device and guests are loaded onto a bench of seats (10 across) to be test subjects and raised into the dark heights of the tower. Guests in the seats are facing a large scale projection screen on which all the action plays out, and of course there are mishaps with the invention along the way. Did i mention that the ride is actually loaded with a bunch of 4D theater style effect systems like pokers, leg ticklers, and the seats even can tilt forward at times. These effects are used extensively as you encounter and disturb the other residents of the dark tower like Bats and Rats that cause even more chaos until the experimental device suffers an electric short and the riders are sent falling back to the bottom of the tower.
    The custom ride hardware itself was built by RES (Ride Engineers Switzerland) who has posted their own promotional video featuring the new attraction system which they are marketing as a “Vertical Dark Ride”. You can see more photos and some extra video footage of this new attraction posted to the DarkRideDatabase.

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)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2021

 

DIDILAND (France)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

DOHA QUEST Qatar)

2023 - Racing Simulator - (5/26/2023) According to Blooloop, the Doha Quest indoor theme park in Qatar is adding an immersive virtual racing experience from Brogent to the park. Each racer’s experience will be enhanced by having their race car simulator mounted to a 6DOF motion base system that will also include environmental effects such as wind fans that will adjust according to the vehicle’s simulated speed, and controls outfitted with force-feedback.

 

DRAGON VALLEY THEME PARK (Nanjing, China)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

DREAMLAND (Margate, UK)

2023- New Attractions - (2/4/2023) Blooloop reports that Dreamland Margate will open for the 2023 season on April 1st with a new family roller coaster and a new mini-golf attraction. The report goes on to mention a number of other significant improvements and renovations made to the park over the off-season, along with a packed upcoming entertainment and live music schedule they have planned for the year-ahead.

 

DREAM ISLAND (Moscow, Russia)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2023- Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since at least 2021

 

ESSELWORLD (India)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

ETNALAND  (Italy)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

FAMILYPARK (Burgenland, Austria)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

 

FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016.

 

FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

icon_STOPPark News - (9/30/2023) A message on the video wall in the background during the signing ceremony for the park’s 2025 coaster project also mentions that the park will be retiring the Wild Train coaster from Pax at the end of October 2024. Wild Train was just opened in 2005.

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

icon_STOP2025 - 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)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

 

FANTAWILD Parks (China)

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

 

FIABILANDIA (Italy)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019

 

FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

2023 - New Themed Area - (4/4/22) According to a post on Twitter the Fort Fun park in Germany is working on plans to add a “new themed area” to the park for the 2023 season. Stay tuned!

 

FRAISPERTUIS CITY Park (France)

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

 

FREIZEITPARK PLOHN (Germany)

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

 

FREIZEIT-LAND GEISELWIND (Germany)

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

 

FREIZEITPARK RUHPOLDING (Germany)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FUNFIELDS (Australia)

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

 

FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

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icon_STOP2023 - Lightning - (6/3/2023) Furuvik opened their new Lightning roller coaster today. “Built for speed and undoubtedly the biggest attraction in Furuvik's history. Lightning is a launch coaster, which accelerates right from the start and reaches a top speed of up to 75 km/h in just three seconds.” The fun doesn’t end there however, as the train pulls back into the station, it is launched a second time back through the entire layout for a double-dose of fun.
    Who says Lightning doesn’t strike twice?
    The park has created an awesome ad for the new coaster that is worth checking out below, and has sent over a few awesome pictures of the custom train Vekoma created for it. Lightning hits a top speed of 75 km/h (46.6mph) launching 20-riders at a time at 2.8 G.

 
    (7/10/22) Furuvik has apparently confirmed that their new “Lightning” attraction coming in 2023 will be a new launched roller coaster from Vekoma. While not an official animation, a video telling us about the location and predicted layout has been posted to YouTube by FABH Adventures. Overall the predicted layout will be fast and mostly very low to the ground with a lot of swooping turns, which should enhance the sensation of speed. It is said that riders will actually make two laps around the course, boosted by the launch system after passing through the station, which makes me wonder if the speed may be increased on the second lap.

 
    (3/23/22) According to the video below Furuvik (Sweden) teased a new attraction was coming to the park in 2023 to be called “Lightning” along with the message “Built for Speed.” Meanwhile the park also apparently announced that their Rocket coaster (a Schwarzkopf Jetstar 2) has now been closed, taken down, and has been put up for sale on the used ride market.
    The video goes on to speculate some ideas about what Lightning could be, with a focus on the parking adding some kind of launched coaster being the most likely. Currently the park is home to only two roller coasters, both family style rides: Fireball (A Vekoma Family Boomerang) and Draken (a Zierer Force One).

 

GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

GREAT YARMOUTH PLEASURE BEACH (UK)

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

 

GUANGZHOU SUNAC LAND (CHINA)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, but park just opened in mid 2019.

 

GULLIVER’S VALLEY RESORT (South Yorkshire, UK)

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

 

GULLIVER’S WORLD (UK)

2023 - Gulliver’s Gears - (4/2/23) ThemeParks-UK reports that Gulliver’s World (Warrington, UK) has opened a new “Gulliver’s Gears” themed area this week. The race themed area features the Grand Prix Racers family coaster (SBF-Visa Group) and Overdrive, a new 360║ inverting pendulum flat ride.

 

GUMBUYA WORLD (Australia)

2023 - Two New Coasters - (11/9/22) Gumbuya World in Victoria, Australia is set to open two new roller coasters on December 23rd: Project Zero and TNT.
    Project Zero is a Maurer Rides SkyLoop Coaster, and actually is the former BuzzSaw coaster purchased and removed from Dreamworld in Queensland.
    TNT on the other hand is a brand new Suspended Family Coaster ride from Vekoma that will feature some fun theming, tunnels and trenches along the way.



    (7/11/22) According to an update from Parkz.au, two new coasters are said to be under construction at Gumbuya World in Australia. Currently the park has only one small SBF/Visa family roller coaster, but that will soon change. The park will add the former BuzzSaw coaster purchased from Dreamworld (a Maurer SkyLoop coaster) while sessions of orange track for an unknown Vekoma Suspended coaster have already appeared on site.

 

GYEONGJU WORLD (South Korea)

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

 

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

2023 - Nothing is known at this time..

 

HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
Looping Group

2023 - Nothing is known at this time..

 

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)

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

 

HUIS TEN BOSCH (Japan)

Park News - (8/31/22) According to Bloomberg Huis Ten Bosch has just signed an agreement with a Hong Kong based private equity firm named PAG to purchase the theme park in a deal worth about 100 million Yen ($720 million). This isn’t PAG’s first run with a theme park, as the article mentions that they sold their stake in Universal Studios Japan to Comcast. Back in 2017.

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

 

HUNDERFOSSEN FAMILIEPARK (Norway)

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

 

ISLA MAGICA (Spain)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

JANFUSUN FANCYWORLD (Taiwan)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

JARDIN d’ACCLIMATATION (France)

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

 

JEJU SHINWHA WORLD (South Korea)

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

 

JINAN SUNAC LAND (China)

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

 

KARLS ERLEBNISDORF (Germany)

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

 

KINGOLAND (France)

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

 

KNIGHT VALLEY
Shezhen, China

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

KOLMARDEN  (Sweden)

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

 

LA RECRE DES 3 CURES (France)

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

 

THE LAND OF LEGENDS (Turkey)

2023 - Turtle Coaster - (7/8/2023) Land of Legends has opened “Turtle Coaster”, a new colorful water coaster attraction. The project comes from Creative Studio Berlin and ProSlide as a custom four-person RocketBLAST/FlyingSAUCER combo, over 434 meters in length.

icon_STOP???? - Future Expansion Projects - (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)

2023 - Champi’Folies - (5/20/2023) ThemeParks-EU has posted a great feature about the new Champi’Folies dark ride that just opened at Le PAL in France. The group was invited to the opening and able to not only experience the ride but to also tour the attraction when closed with the lights on to see how it all works.
 
    (5/15/2023) Trio-Tech and BoldMove Nation have now opened an all new dark ride at Le PAL called Champi’Folies. The new ride is actually a “Smash & Reload” attraction, featuring the mushroom characters from TooMush.
 
    (5/21/22) Le Pal has confirmed plans to replace the park’s aging 4D theater with a new dark ride experience from Triotech and BoldMove Nation. This will be a “Smash & Reload” attraction concept designed by BoldMove that sends riders around to interact with a series of games projected onto video screens before returning to the station. They also report the attraction will adapt the “Too Mush” IP from Polymorph which shows what happens when cute peaceful mushroom like forest creatures called Mushies evolve and multipy into horrible creatures when exposed to pollution.

 

LEOLANDIA (Italy)

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.

 

LEWA ADVENTURES (Xi'an, China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

LIGHTWATER VALLEY (UK)
Brighton Pier Group

Park News - (1/15/2023) The host of the Coaster Chall videos appeared on the BBC to discuss the removal of The Ultimate from Lightwater Valley. A well done interview, discussing the age of the ride, history of it, why it is being removed by the new owners along with some fun discussion of other popular rides in the region.

 
    (1/12/2023) The owners of Lightwater Valley have confirmed that The Ultimate, which has sat closed since 2019, will now be dismantled.
 
    (8/28/22) A post on Facebook by Theme Park Insanity shows off a message sent from Lightwater Valley confirming that they have officially “de- commissioned” The Ultimate roller coaster and have no plans at all to reopen it. So as they say around these parts, “Stick a Fork in her... she’s done.”
    Until the opening of Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, The Ultimate (1991 to 2019) held the record for being the longest roller coaster in the world, with 7,440 feet of track. Steel Dragon 2000 took the new record with 8,133.2 feet of track in 2000, and now this moves The Beast at Kings Island back up to the #2 spot with 7,361 feet of track, followed by #3 Fujiyama (6,708 ft), #4 Fury 325 (6,602 ft) and #5 Millennium Force (6,595 ft)

 

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD (China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this point in time... but attraction just opened in mid 2019.

 

LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

2023 - Nothing is known at this point in time.

 

M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

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

 

MAGICLAND (Rome, Italy)

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

 

MAJALAND KOWNATY (Poland)
Plopsa Group

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

 

MOOMIN VALLEY PARK (Japan)

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

 

NAGASHIMA SPALAND (Japan)

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

 

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)

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

 

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)

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

 

PARC DU PETIT PRINCE (France)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARC SPIROU (France)

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

 

PARC SAINT PAUL  (France)

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

 

PARKO PALIATSO (Cypress)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES (Madrid)
Parques Reunidos

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARQUE de DIVERSIONES (Costa Rica)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

 

PARQUE ESPANA (Japan)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARQUE NACIONAL del CAFE (Columbia)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

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

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

 

POWERPARK (Finland)

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

 

PUY DU FOU (France)

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

 

PUY DU FOU Espana (Spain)

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

 

RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SALITRE MAGICO (Columbia)

icon_STOP2023 - Drakko: The Flying Beast - NOW OPEN - (8/31/2023) The former Zombie Ride (Premier Rides SkyRocket II) from Bosque Magico has now reopened as Drakko: The Flying Beast at Salitre Magico in Colombia.

 

SCHWABEN PARK (Germany)

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

 

SERENGETI PARK (Germany)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

 

SHANGHAI HAICHANG OCEAN PARK (China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

 

SKARA SOMMARLAND (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

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

 

SKYLINE PARK (Germany)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

 

SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

???? - 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)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

 

Sommerland SjŠlland (Denmarjk)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

 

SOUTHPORT PLEASURELAND (UK)

???? - 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.

 

STUDIO GHIBLI PARK (Japan)

icon_STOPPark News - (9/14/2023) Pictures of the real-life Catbus vehicle that will be put to use at the Studio Ghibili theme park attraction in Japan have been posted. According to the article, there will be a total of five of these created for the attraction, able to shuttle guests between different locations within the park.
 
    (7/22/2023) Japan’s Ghibli Park has announced the opening dates for the attraction’s remaining two themed lands: Mononoke Village and Valley of Witches. According to the preview posted to Blooloop, Mononoke Village will be ready to open on November 1st and feature an Irontown themed area, with figures of the Tatarigami spirit monster, boar god Lord Okkoto and more.
    Meanwhile you will have to wait until March 16, 2024 to see the Valley of Witches which will feature the Karikiya (home of Kiki) and a life sized version of Howl’s Moving Castle.
 
    (3/12/2023) The general public in Japan has become slightly outraged at the behavior of certain guests visiting the new Studio Ghibli Park in Japan. If you’ve followed along with the long development of this highly anticipated park, you’ll know it isn’t a traditional theme park with rides, but is actually more like a huge exhibit space that guests walk-through and explore, with environments and statues of characters and items from the various Studio Ghibli films.
    So in a way, you might want to consider this as more of an outdoor version of the kind of experience you get from visiting a Madame Tussaude’s wax museum, except everything is built to survive in the more harsh exposed environment. And the one thing that is encourages at Madame Tussauds is guests taking pictures, fun selfies, and a lot of posting to social media of the experience.
    The problem that the public has become outrages by is probably something that Madame Tussauds has also had to deal with over the years, when particular guests begin to take more risque and possibly sexually suggestive photos with the figures in the exhibit. In this case, a number of offensive pictures have been discovered online with guests appearing to take upskirt pictures or fondling the breasts of various Studio Ghibli figures in the park. Now, while these are just animated characters brought the life, the problem is a bit more disturbing because most of the characters that are used in these photos are representations of underage children and minors.
    Now before you blow this off, know that this issue has already risen to the attention of the local government officials, with the Governor of the region where the park is located already holding a press conference about the problem, and claiming that when they identify the person seen in photos, severe measures (like legal action) will be put into play as punishment.
    As I said… knowing that people as a whole can be terrible, I can only assume other attractions with figures, such as Madame Tussaud’s, have had to deal with this kind of behavior in the past, so I’m curious what kind of actions they’ve taken to try and prevent it. As I recall, most, if not all, of the characters I saw in my visit to a Madame Tussaud’s location were adult celebrities, so perhaps they simply opt to not make figures of any children.
 
    (2/12/2023) The opening of the Studio Ghibli park in Japan has been anything but what you might expect from a traditional theme park experience. Thus far the attraction has had more in common with a museum style experience and really offering nothing along the line of traditional theme park style rides. Later this year however, that will change… sort of. It seems Toyota is working on building a small fleet of six electric-powered and themed “Catbus” vehicles that will help guests get around from one location to another inside the large nature park.
    Note: For those wondering, the Catbus was a form of transportation seen in Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbor Totoro” film with a smiling face similar to the Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland.

Late 2022 - NEW PARK - Now Open - (9/25/22) A collection of pictures showing off Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse ahead of the opening can be seen over at Blooloop this week. They also reveal that the Grand Warehouse attraction will also include the Cinema Orion, which will screen 10 short animation films from Studio Ghibli that were previously only shown at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.
    The Grand Warehouse along with Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth areas will be the first to open in the park on November 1st. This will be followed by Mononoke Village in Fall of 2023 and Valley of Witches in March 2024. Attendance levels will be restricted at each attraction daily, so you will have to reserve your spot and buy your tickets for each attraction area in advance.
 
    (9/22/22) Pictures of various things from the new Ghibli park in Japan have been revealed slowly by the park’s official Twitter account.




 
    (8/27/22) While Ghibli Park wont open the first phase to the public until November 1st, a blogger took his camera and telephoto lens out to the stroll around the publicly accessible parts of the park to find out just what they could see about the new structures and decor being finalized for Ghibli Park.
 
    (7/25/22) According to an article at Blooloop, the new Ghibli Park opening soon in Japan will do so with very limited daily attendance caps. To guarantee this the park will actually limit attendance not just within the park itself, but have attendance limits for each of the themed lands within. This will be done by requiring a separate admission ticket into each of the park’s themed lands.
    The park will first open on Nov. 1st, 2022 with access to Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth. Mononoke Village will open in Fall of 2023 and Valley of Witches will open in March 2024.
 
    (1/31/22) A video tourism trailer for Aichi, home to the new Studio Ghibli Park in Japan can be found below that showcases the area’s features and serves as a teaser for the new park. The opening date for the park was also announced online by Studio Ghibli as Nov. 1, 2022.


 
    (1/11/22) According to the latest report from Blooloop, the new Studio Ghibli theme park in Japan is now on track to open in Fall 2022 with three of the five lands. The three lands that should be ready on opening day are: Ghibli’s Giant Warehouse, Dondoko Forest (inspired by My Neighbor Totoro) and Springtime of the Life Hill (inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle). The remaining two lands, Princess Mononoke Village and Witch Valley (inspired by Kiki’s Delivery Service and which will feature a life-sized Howl’s Moving Castle building) are not expected to be ready until March 2024.

 
    (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.

 

SUN WORLD HON THOM NATURE PARK (Vietnam)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, but the park just opened for the first time in 2022.

 

SUNAC LAND GUANGZHOU (China)

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

 

SUNWAY LAGOON (Malaysia)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

 

SUZHOU AMUSEMENT LAND FOREST WORLD (China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

 

TERRA MITICA (Spain)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added since at least 2017 or earlier

 

TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

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)

Park News - (7/16/22) If you follow Screamscape on social media you’ve already heard the sad news that took place at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark. Again… this is Tivoli Friheden in Arhus and not the world famous Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. According to all the media reports a 14-year-old girl has died while riding the park’s Cobra roller coaster (an Inverted coaster from Sartori Rides) when the last car reportedly derailed from the track. A 13-year old boy was also reported to have suffered some kind of hand injury as well.
    Even worse, this is not the first incident of it’s kind of this roller coaster, as it suffered a similar problem a couple of weeks after it first opened in the Summer of 2008 causing serious injuries to two men and two women. Cobra was closed for for the remainder of the 2008 season and underwent an extensive investigation and testing before it reopened in May of 2009.
    In a small update from the theme park last night, Tivoli Friheden has confirmed that they will tear down and scrap the ride for good following this new accident. The exact cause of the incident is still under investigation at this time.
    While the Cobra was the only ride of it’s kind from Sartori thus far, the company is slated to have opened a similar ride called Nova Coaster at the Jeddah Pier in Saudi Arabia. A video of the Nova Coaster set up and running at a test-site was posted by Sartori Rides to their YouTube channel on April 13th. While not the same ride, I do have to wonder if the accident in Denmark could cause Nova to be delayed or canceled.

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

TIVOLI_FRIHEDEN_VINDFALD

icon_STOP2024 - 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)

2023 - Regina II - Now Open - (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.

 

VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

VINWONDERS PHU QUOC - (Vietnam)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time

 

VULCANIA (France)

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

 

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

2023 - 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

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

 

WANDA CULTURAL TOURISM CITY - NANCHANG (Opened 2016)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2017

 

WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK (UK)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

WILD-UND FREIZEITPARK KLOTTEN (Germany)

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

 

WILDLANDS EMMEN (Netherlands)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

XISHUANGBANNA THEME PARK (China)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2016.

 

YOMIURILAND (Japan)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2017.

 

ZOOSAFARI FASANOLANDIA (Italy)

2023 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

 
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