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News & Rumors


(Listed Alphabetically)




    (5/7/21) Dream Island - Hotel Transylvania Dark Ride POV (MORE...)
    (4/25/21) Hellendoorn Renames Former Tornado Coaster after D&D Dragon (MORE...)
    (4/18/21) Jinan Sunac Land (China) - Wooden Dragon POV Video Posted (MORE...)
    (4/17/21) Sony Pictures Signs Deal To Open New Themed Waterpark Experience In Thailand (MORE...)
    (4/17/21) Russia's Dream Island Opens Hotel Transylvania Dark Ride
    (4/9/21) Fantasy Island To Add Three Attractions This Season (MORE...)
    (3/30/21) Hunderfossen Familiepark Opening Reoder Felgen’s Hyperakselerator In Summer 2021 (MORE...)



Park News - (8/15/19) According to this article the Adlabs Imagica Theme Park & Resort property isn’t doing too well and the park’s creditors are now taking actions to attempt to recover their investments.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014



2020 - Nothing is known at this time



2020 - Nothing is known at this time


AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


BAKKEN  (Denmark)

icon_STOPPark News - (9/10/20) Sad news from Bakken came out over the weekend. After 48 years the park has announced that they will retire Racing, the park’s Flitzer coaster. They’ll keep it running through this weekend, but at the end of Sept. 13th, Racing will be closed for good.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014


BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time


BELANTIS  (Germany)
Parque Reunidos

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.


Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

Park News - (4/18/20) Interpark reports that Bellewaerde has listed a number of new proceedures that will be put into place when the park eventually reopens. The park will put a daily attendance cap in place to limit the number of guests in the park, and have face masks available in the park for guests. Markers will also be placed on the ground in the park’s attraction queues to help guests keep their distance from each other. Employees will also wear masks, with the park having put in an order for over 100,000 masks for the staff to use. Currently they do not know when they will be able to reopen, but the park says they want to be ready.

icon_STOP2020 - Wakala - (5/30/20 A fantastic video shot by Drone-Cam shows off the new Wakala family coaster (Gerstlauer) at Bellewaerde making a test run.

    (4/10/20) A set of great photos showing off the new Wakala coaster at Bellewaerde can be seen in the tweet below. The new custom coaster layout is a creation from Gerstlauer that will send riders up a lift hill before going on a twisted journey around the area, ending with a stall at the top of a spike track over the water before rolling backwards to valley out in a brake run before a track switch will send the train back to the station.

    (1/30/20) According to Interpark, the new family coaster coming to Bellewaerde in 2020 will be called Wakala. The name is a reference to a legendary figure of the Canadian Indian tribe. The unique layout of this Geratlauer family coaster is interesting, as looks like it will end by sending riders up a spike for a roll-back experience before moving forward once again and back into the station on a switch track. You can see the ride’s layout at RCDB.



2020 - 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.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2020 - Nothing is known at this time... Flying Swinger and Jurassic River were added in 2019.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time...


CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2020 - 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

icon_STOPPark News - (5/18/20) Many of the indoor attraction areas of Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and Willdlife World are said to have reopened over the weekend. This includes the park’s undersea restaurant, Shake, Penguin and Beluga Whale exhibit areas.
    (4/28/20) The Chimelong Resort attractions (Chimelong Wildlife World, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and their hotels) have announced they will partially reopen on April 30th. This will be a slow reopening, with the parks set to limit attendance to 30% at first along with all the standard health/temperature checks, masks and distancing requirements we’ve see in effect elsewhere in China. Tickets to visit the parks must also be booked online ahead of time. The article also says that indoor attractions and stadiums will remain closed for the time being.

2020 - (3/25/20) The park has been busy building the “Chimelong Marine Science Park” next to the theme park, a massive indoor structure that looks like a giant space cruise ship parked on the ground. I’m not sure what all is planned to be inside this structure, but based on photos posted to ThemeparX, it looks like a section of it will have a bunch of flat rides, and I believe the plan is to open it sometime later this year.
    Anyone know more?



Park News - (6/8/20) Italy’s Cinecitta World theme park is now set to reopen on June 25, 2020.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



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









CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

Park News - (10/6/20) I hadn't heard this myself but apparently the COBRA coaster at Conny-Land in Switzerland received a new set of trains in 2020. The roller coaster replaced the original trains from the coaster’s manufacturer, PAX, with a new design design from Sunkid Heege that features cars where the riders face each either, while still having a traditional forward facing first and last row. You can find pictures of the new train at RCDB.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



2020 – Duck Family and The Magic Tree – (2/21/20) Two new additions for children are being added this season, a small kiddie ride with ride vehicles themed as ducks and what appears to be an talking tree that could possibly be interactive.



icon_STOPPark News - (2/26/21) According to the BBC, Dreamland in Margate has apparently been sold to Sands Heritage Ltd for £2.3 million, along with dropping another £4.7 million to buy a nearby parking lot. Under the terms of the sale, Dreamland will remain as an amusement park for at least the next 10 years. After that... the park could be demolished and the site used for something else entirely.
    (5/7/20) Sad news for Dreamland Margate as the park has now let a number of their staff members go and revealed that they no longer plan to reopen this Summer due to the impact of COVID-19. This is especially sad, as the park was set to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on July 3rd.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...


DREAM ISLAND (Moscow, Russia)

icon_STOP2021 - Hotel Transylvania - Now Open - (5/7/21) A full POV video of the new Hotel Transylvania dark ride at Moscow’s Dream Island can be seen below. It’s a bit dark in a few early scenes, but you can see all the great three-dimensional figures of the various characters made for the ride that look great.

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


2020 - New Park - NOW OPEN - (7/22/20) According to a post on Twitter the new “Flying in the Tunnel” launched coaster themed to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is now open at Moscow’s Dream Island. The new coaster is an Intamin creation and while the Russian to English translation names it Flying in the Tunnel, the tweet from VHCoasters calls it “Shred The Sewers”, so perhaps something has been lost in translation.

    (7/19/20) According to this news report Moscow’s Dream Island indoor amusement park reopened to guests on Saturday since it was shut-down in March due to the global spread of the Coronavirus. According to the article Moscow has now lifted virtually all of their previous restrictions put into effect due to the virus, though capacity at Dream Island will be limited to 50%.
    (2/29/20) More photos showing off the inside of Dream Island in Moscow have been posted to ThemeparX following a mass media focus on the park during a preview visit from Vladimur Putin and various guests. A more open view of the park as they finish up construction can be seen in a video report below from a Russian vlogger, Lutkova Maya. She has posted some great footage from walking around the park, and even some creepy footage inside a haunted house attraction.

    (2/23/20) New images posted to ThemeparX this week show off the inside of the new Dream Island indoor theme park preparing to open in Moscow in about a week. They’ve got images and video clips showing off several of the themed lands and attractions within the park as the finishing touches are being applied. This includes some fun looks at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles area of the park where some of the biggest thrill rides will be located, such as the Intamin made ‘Tunnel Flight’ launched coaster.
    (12/15/19) A nice aerial photo of Dream Island, a new indoor theme park in Moscow under construction can be found here, with the picture taken today. According to the article Dream Island is set to open at the end of February and from the look of things on the outside at least, I can believe it, as the front facade looks completely finished. The park’s design will have a central alley ending with a merry-go-round and four promenades, each with a custom theme: Barcelona, Beverly Hills, London and Rome, with a glass roof over it all. The Dream Island park will have eight zones themed after different characters and worlds: Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hello Kitty, Hotel Transylvania, Mowgli in the Land of Dinosaurs, Dream Race, Snow Queen Castle and Magic Village.
    (9/25/18) Some great progress is being made on the Dream Island indoor park structure in Moscow, Russia. Check out the pictures in the tweet below.

    (5/11/18) It's been awhile since we've heard much of anything about Dream Island, the indoor theme park project going up in Moscow, but apparently progress is being made on the huge structure. Check out the new pictures posted to Twitter earlier today.

    (2/1/18) According to BlooLoop, the Dream Island indoor theme park under construction in Moscow is back on track once again after progress came to a halt due to lack of funding. A new $657 million loan is now in place to finish the project, with hopes to open in 2019.
    The indoor park will feature 40 different attractions in 10 different themed zones, with nine having been confirmed so far:
    Smurfs Village
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Reported to feature a Drop Tower ride.
    Hotel Transylvania
    Lost World of Dinosaurs
    Snow Queen’s Castle
    Racing Cars Land
    Princess Castle Land
    House of Horror
    House of Papa Carlo
    (11/12/17) I still don't know too much about this project, but construction is ongoing for the Dream Island indoor theme park in Moscow, according to photos posted earlier this month to ThemeparX.
    (4/10/17) The former DreamWorks themed park in Russia is still under construction it seems... even without a DreamWorks theme. As I understand it the park is now being called Dream Island. The spires of the park's large fake castle entrance plaza are quickly rising into the skyline already however and can be seen in the latest photo updates posted to ThemeparX.
    (11/13/15) A great photo update showing off the site of the future Dreamworks Moscow theme park site has been posted to ThemeparX this week. A pair of local photographers went out to photograph the site, which is now surrounded by a construction wall with guards, and with a banner showing off a piece of concept art. Scroll down more and you'll find pictures of the actual site mapped out as well for future development. According to the banner, construction has begun as of the 3rd Quarter 2015 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. We hope to find out more official information about this project in the near future.
    (5/19/15) It has been quite some time since we’ve heard anything at all about the once announced “DreamWorks” indoor theme park planned for Russia, but new details were finally given out at an urban planning meeting this month. The large indoor complex will feature not only a small theme park, but a multi-screen cinema, children’s cafes, retail and dining locations, a concert hall, hotel and a children’s yachting school.
   The complex is to be built by 2018 in Nagatinskaya Poima, and it will also share the space with Russian animator Soyuzmultfilm who will run their own small theme park next door. If this first location works out, they hope to build two more in Russia in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.


DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.



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

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018


FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016.


FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

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


FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

2020 - Turbulence - (1/17/20) Fantasy Island in the UK will open a new flat ride this season to be called Turbulence. The flat ride may look similar to a Mondial Top Scan, but this is actually a Star Shape from Zierer. Other than the section of the ride with the rotating seats that the riders sit in, the similarities to the Top Scan end there, as the motion of the Star Shape actually swings back and forth and loops upside-down along the way, with a ride sequence that has more in common with an Evolution than a Top Scan.
    According to ThemeParks-UK the new ride actually ran as Bling at Blackpool Pleasure Beach from 2004 to 2011, and then a Sky Jet at Skyline Park in Germany from 2012 to 2019, before traveling back to the UK.

icon_STOP2021 - Spinning Racer. The Guardian and Harrington Flint’s Island Adventures - (4/9/21) According to a posts from Fantasy Island, the park is preparing to open three new attractions this season. “The Guardian” is described as “an exhilarating quest that allows adventurers to find their inner courage and battle against the darkness on this virtual rollercoaster.” The second new attraction is called “Harrington Flint’s Island Adventures”, described as “a unique virtual experience that lets participants join a virtual shoot out. It’s specially designed for Fantasy Island and will give your family hours of fun.” So the details are a little vague, so I’m not really sure of what you can expect. I’m told that both attractions are expected to open sometime in May.
    This is in addition to the previously announced addition of the Spinning Racer coaster.
    (2/27/21) Fantasy Island in the UK will open a new roller coaster in 2021 called Spinning Racer. Well… new to Fantasy Island at least, as this is the same Spinning Racer coaster from Maurer that has been travelling the European fair circuit since 2001. You can catch a video of it in action below.


FANTAWILD Parks (China)

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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019


FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



2020 – Three New Attractions - (2/21/20) The park will add three new kiddie rides in 2020: Les Corb’Hauts, Les P’tits Moussaillons and Post Office.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



2020 – Tuki’s Crazy Farm – (2/21/20) A new themed area is coming to the park for families with small children.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


FUNFIELDS (Australia)

2020 - Mystic Kingdom - (2/19/20) According to this report from ThemeParks-AU, the new Mystic Kingdom kids zone at Funfields (Australia) is now open with a new medieval theme and two new rides: Dragon’s Revenge and Pegasus Sky Bounce.


FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2020 - Draken - (11/22/19) Furuvik, a small park in Sweden, will open a new attraction in 2020 called Draken (Dragon) when they open for the season on May 16th. Draken will be a new family roller coaster from Zierer.


GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2020 - Nothing is known at this time



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, but park just opened in mid 2019.



icon_STOP2020 - New Park / Resort - (7/14/20) According to the local news the new Gulliver’s Valley theme park opened to guests for the very first time on Saturday after postponing the previously planned grand opening earlier this year due to the Coronavirus.
    (5/13/20) While construction workers are returning to finish the new Gulliver’s Valley theme park, the park has confirmed that it will have to postpone the previously planned June grand opening. A new date has not yet been determined.
    (4/23/20) A new video posted here shows off Gully Mouse taking a tour of the new Gulliver’s Valley theme park and expiring some of the rides. While the new park appears to still be planning for a June 6th opening, the decision about opening will be made closed to them after being able to determine the state of the virus at the time.
    (4/1/20) An aerial flyover of the new Gulliver’s Valley theme park can was found posted to The Star’s newsite. Currently construction to finish up the new park is on hold due to the Coronavirus threat.
    (1/20/20) Some all new details about the new Gulliver’s Valley Resort park set to open in Spring 2020 have been released. The park was designed to primarily appeal to children between 2 and 13, and will feature five themed lands: Western World, Lost World, Smugglers Wharf, Toy Land and Lilliput Land. Follow the link to read more details about this new theme park over at BlooLoop.
    (8/20/19) A detailed look at the construction progress on the new Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort can be found over at BlooLoop, along with a nice video taking you up close and into the project site ahead of the opening in Summer 2020.
    (3/30/18) BlooLoop reports that work will begin on Gulliver's Valley Resort in South Yorkshire on a 250-acre site that will include a new theme park aimed at children 2-13 years of age. The new park will also feature a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions and will include a pirate ship, river rapids, log flume and a wooden roller coaster when it opens in 2020. The site will also include on-site lodging (camping and the Lilliput Castle Hotel) as well as Gully's Dream Village, "where children with life-threatening illnesses can be given the chance to enjoy a cost-free respite." Follow the link to see all the details and artwork about how it will be laid out.



Park News - (1/30/19) According to BlooLoop, Gulliver’s World has filed plans to build a 71 room hotel to be themed as a giant pirate ship. The plan is part of an even bigger development called Wilderness Wharf that will include a second hotel themed as a fairytale castle and more.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time



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

2020 - Nothing is known at this time



2020?? - New Park - (2/21/20) A recient set of construction photos from the park can be found at ThemeparX.


HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
Looping Group

New Owners - (10/29/19) I missed this earlier this month, but it seems Hellendoorn now has a new owner. Hellendoorn along with 14 other attractions into Europe that were part of the “Looping Group” brand owned by Belgian and French investment funds have been sold to an investment fund owned by Abu Dhabi’s royal family called Mubadala.
    The list of attractions includes:
Amusement parks - Hellendoorn, Parc Bagatelle, Pleasurewood Hills, Mini-Chateaux, La Mer de Sable, Island Magica, Cobac Pac and Fort Fun
Water Parks - Aquaparc, Agua Magica, Aqua’Fun Park, Parque Aquatico de Amarante
Aquariums - Grand Aquarium de Saint-Malo and Grand Aquarium de Touraine
Animal Parks - Planete Sauvage, Zoo de la Fleche and West Midland Safari Park

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

icon_STOP2021 - Balagos - Flying Flame - (4/25/21) Avonturepark Hellendoorn has rethemed and renamed the park’s former Tornado coaster (Vekoma) over the off-season to have a new Dungeons & Dragons theme, and has been renamed after a D&D character from Forgotten Realms, “Balagos - Flying Flame”. The coaster also sports a brand new train, but instead of opting for Vekoma’s current stock of trains with the soft vest style restraint, the park went with a train with a lap-bar only restraint design from Sunkid GmbH. You can catch a video of the coaster making a test run with the new train below.

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


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

(Fushun, China)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time



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

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

2020 - Nothing is known at this time



icon_STOP2021 - Reoder Felgen’s Hyperakselerator - Under Construction - (3/30/21) Simworx is working on finishing a brand new ride called “Reoder Felgen’s Hyperakselerator” for Hunderfossen Familiepark (Norway) for Summer 2021. The unique attraction features one of Simworx’s Stargazer motion rides that is themed around an inventor who has created a Steampunk style Sleigh, and the guests are invited to take the new creation for a test ride.
    The attraction uses a 16 meter-wide curved 3D projection screen and four of the 8-seat Simworx Stargazer motion platforms, featuring 6DOF motion range, an array of 4D effects (mist, wind, leg ticklers) to create the five-minute long experience. You can check out the teaser trailer for the attraction below.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2020 - Nothing is known at this time



2020 - Nothing is known at this time



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



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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time



2020 – Gold Rush – (2/21/20) The park is currently building Gold Rush, a new compact roller coaster from Pinfari. The coaster actually previously ran as Python at Gulliver’s Milton Keynes.


Shenzhen, China

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



Park News - (4/25/20) BlooLoop reports that Kolmarden has indeed reopened the park over the past few weekends to a limited number of guests: annual passholders and hotel guests. They have used these dates to establish the new guest experience procedures for the park to keep everyone safe and healthy. After much success, they are ready to now begin opening daily once again starting on May 1st. There will be a very limited number of tickets sold each day, and you must book your visit to the park in advance online through their website. Once inside, guests must follow all distancing markers in place at the attractions, queues and kiosks.
    This will be a limited park experience however, as the rides at the Marine World section of the park will remain closed, and all rides in the Bamses World area are also closed, along with major park shows at the Dolphinarium and Birds of Prey exhibit. The good news is that the park’s famous Wildfire coaster will be open, but to allow for social distancing, only 50 people will be allowed in the attraction’s area at any time and distancing must be used while in the queue.
    (4/13/20) According to BlooLoop, Kolmarden in Sweden was set to re-open the zoo park on weekends, starting on April 10. The plan was to limit the number to the park every day with distancing rules to be enforced, along with new cleaning procedures. Tickets must be purchased online in advance in order to limit the number of guests per day to just 1,500 guests in the park at once, to be spread out over the 150 hectare property.
    However, the park’s website now says that those plans went astray at the last second and they made the decision to postpone the opening of the park once again to a future date. When the time is right, they believe they will be able to open safely, so keep an eye on the official site for new details when they are released.

2020 – HOPE – (2/21/20) A new dolphin show will premier at Kolmarden this year with a message of hope for our planet’s wildlife. The park has posted a teaser video for the new show that you can see below.



icon_STOP2020 - Vertika - (6/13/20) I’m happy to report the discovery of a new roller coaster I had not known about previously. Check out the video below to see a POV video of Vertika, a new Gerstlauer Eurofighter style coaster that opened on June 6 at “La Recre des 3 Cures” in France. From what I can tell this is the park’s first big coaster with inversions. The only other coaster in the park is a mine train style coaster from Soquet. Vertika stands just 88.6 feet tall and has two inversions, but seems to provide a short by intense ride experience.



Park News - (1/17/19) A detailed report about the creation and offerings of Land of Legends, a new theme park and resort destination that opened in Turkey in 2016 has been posted by our friends at BlooLoop this week. They describe the destination as being a sort of “mini-Orlando” that already has built both a waterpark and tradition dry theme park attractions and is planning another large expansion of the dry-park experience that will begin in 2020.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...


LE PAL (France)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...

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



Park News - (6/8/20) According to the park’s official website Leolandia is now slated to reopen on June 20, 2020.

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

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.



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


Livingstone Leisure

icon_STOPPark News - (1/30/21) According to this post Lightwater Valley has decided to retire several of the park’s more thrilling attractions as they become focused more on attracting families with smaller children. The list of attractions to close includes the park’s Raptor Attack, an enclosed Schwarzkopf Wildcat steel coaster formerly known as Rat Ride from 1987 to 2009.
    Other rides said to be leaving are The Apollo (a star flyer style ride), Eagle’s Claw (pendulum swinger) and Black Pearl (looping starship).
    (2/2/20) Screamscape sources tell us that Lightwater Valley will only be closing Twister and that they will keep the Apollo ride open for now.
    (2/1/20) While I haven’t heard about anything new coming to Lightwater in 2020, RideRater reports that the park will remove the Twister coaster involved in the accident last year as well as the Apollo (a mini Star Flyer style ride from AK Rides) before the park opens for the 2020 season.
    (6/1/19) A quick update on the boy who fell from the coaster at the Lightwater Valley theme park. They are now saying that he is 7 and not 6, and his current medical condition is listed as being “critical but stable”. The Twister coaster will remain closed indefinitely while the accident is under investigation.
    (5/31/19) According to local news reports a six-year-old boy fell from the Twister coaster (Reverchon Spinning Coaster) at Lightwater Valley. He was airlifted for medical treatment and his condition is not believed to be life threatening. While we don’t know what happened, a few witness reports claim to have seen the boy rising up from his seat and coming out the back of the car as it was moving along the track, while seated next to his mother. They think he may have fell about 15 feet while the car was diving towards the ride’s photo camera system.
    While I’ve never been on the Twister itself, typically the Reverchon Spinning coasters use a large lapbar restraint that comes down from overhead, holding in the riders in pairs. There is already some question about if the child was tall enough, or if this could have been a combination of a small child sitting next to a large adult, leaving too much of a gap in the shared lapbar restraint.

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



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

2020 - Nothing is known at this point in time... but attraction just opened in mid 2019.


LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

2017 to 2020  - New Rides and Improvements - (3/8/17) Luna Park will be getting $20 million in improvements over the next four years according to a local news article. The expansion plans include six new rides and some refreshing of the food offerings in the park. While the complete line-up of new rides wont be announced right now, they did say that the first new ride will be called "Flying Carousel" and serve as the centerpiece of a new "family zone" that will focus on family groups with small children. After that they said to expect new rides aimed at thrill seekers as well as some that may use virtual reality and other new technologies to enhance the ride experience.

icon_STOP2021 - New Big Dipper Coaster and 6 Other Rides - (11/28/20) I’ve got a quick correction about the Luna Park 2021 expansion. Previously when looking at the concept art I mentioned that the family coaster appeared to be a Vekoma Family Shuttle coaster, but this is actually wrong. While the layout is somewhat similar to the Vekoma Family Boomerang 185m model, I’m told that this new coaster will actually be a Gerstlauer Family Shuttle coaster, of which there is currently only one in existence, the Rewind Racers at California’s Adventure City that opened in 2015. So based on the artwork, this will be a mirror image clone of Rewind Racers.
    (11/24/20) Sydney’s Luna Park has announced a $30 million improvement plan for the amusement park that will see it shut down for six months starting in January 2021 to add seven new rides, and remove nine older attractions to make room. Amongst the nine rides to be removed include the park’s Tumblebug and Spider rides.
    Of the seven new rides, three will be roller coasters, with the biggest one to be named Big Dipper once again (this will be the third Big Dipper in the park’s history). This new version of the Big Dipper will actually be the world’s first Intamin Hot Racer coaster. Similar in design to RMC’s Raptor coaster, it will feature a single monorail track design and narrow trains that seat riders single file. Unlike the RMC Raptor coasters, this one will use a launch system rather than a lift hill, making this the first launched single rail coaster ever.
    The layout will actually have an initial launch up to 50 km/h and then a second booster launch up to 72 km/h to get it up to full speed a little ways further down the track. So according to the video from Intamin (see below) this also makes it the tallest and fastest multi-launch coaster in Australia. Big Dipper will feature two inversions and a layout that is mostly very low to the ground and other building structures, which should enhance the sensation of speed.
    The details for the other two coasters were not mentioned, though one is expected to be a very small kiddie coaster, but based on concept artwork the other appears to be a Vekoma Family Boomerang shuttle coaster. Also in the concept art I can see a large rotating pendulum swing ride, possibly a Zamperla Discovery, along with what looks like a possible Samba Ballon ride, a mini ferris wheel and some kind of red and white mini tower that could be a family drop tower ride.
    Most of the new rides are expected to be up and running by July 2021, while the opening of the new Big Dipper coaster will have to wait until about November or December of 2021.


M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

icon_STOPPark News - (8/15/20) According to Themeparks-UK, Scotland’s M&D’s is set to reopen the park on August 24th with some changes, including the addition of seven new rides. The exact details of the new rides has not been released yet.
    (6/23/20) According to this article, the M&D’s theme park in Scotland has been reported as being “bought of out administration” and is now under the control of a new company called Lochview Theme Park. The three directors of Lochview were actually previously directors of M&D’s Amusement Ltd.
    (5/20/20) According to this report the former staff of M&D’s are quite upset this week after being laid off several weeks ago, only to discover a cafe at the closed theme park has reopened for business. One interesting item mentioned in the report was that it looked as if three directors of M&D’s had possibly set up a new company a few weeks before shutting the park down called “Lochview Theme Park (Scotland) Ltd” which seems poised to buy up the assets of the current “M&D’s Leisure” company.
    (4/25/20) According to Themeparks-UK, the owners of M&D’s in Scotland have “gone into administration” after years of financial difficulties. As I understand it, this is the UK’s version of when a US company files for bankruptcy protection. At the moment, it also appears that M&D’s has also let their entire staff go.
    (12/9/19) You may recall the accident that took place at M&D’s in Scottland back in 2016, when the park’s Tsunami inverted coaster train derailed from the track and caused injury to the 8 children and 2 adults that were riding it. According to this news report the victims of the accident were awarded a total of £1.2 million in damages. As you might expect, the Tsunami coaster was retired following the accident and never run again.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

???? - Future Expansion - Planned - (9/16/18) According to the local news M&D's in Scotland has been given approval for a £3 million expansion plan that will include a new roller coaster, a pirate themed play area, a small expansion to the Alona Hotel (37 rooms) and a large enclosed space that can host special events year-round like (car rallies, Highland Games, etc...)


MAGICLAND (Rome, Italy)

icon_STOPPark News - (6/8/20) Rainbow Magicland (Italy), which is actually now called just MagicLand, is now set to reopen on June 19, 2020.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...


Plopsa Group

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


MIRAGICA (Molfetta, Italy)
Formerly Called: La Terra Die Giganti
Park Closed in 2019



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

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



Park News - (5/18/20) According to this news report Nagashima Spaland in Japan reopened the amusement park and outdoor attractions on Sunday. While the park has been closed since April 9th, the park is now open and checking guest temperatures upon entry, but is also asking that guests from other prefectures to not visit at this time. Indoor attractions are closed, and rides have reduced capacity seating to help with social distancing. Ride vehicles are also being sanitized after every ride cycle.

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


NICKELODEON UNIVERSE @ Mall of China (China)

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



2020 - Noisette Express - (6/20/20) Nigloland (France) will reopen the park on July 11, 2020. When the park opens they will also premier their new roller coaster, Noisette Express. This is actually a new children’s coaster from ART Engineering GmbH who also built the DUPLO Dino Coaster at Legoland Windsor that opened earlier this year. Apparently Noisette is actually French for Hazelnut, so this would be the Hazelnut Express and explain the squirrel theme.

icon_STOP2021 - Krampus Expedition Water Coaster - (12/13/20) New concept art and construction photos for Nigloland’s Krampus Expedition water-coaster thrill ride have appeared on social media, including a look at the ride’s layout.

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

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

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



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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019

icon_STOP2021 - Vekoma Family Suspended Coaster - Under Construction - (12/13/20) According to a Tweet from the ECC, construction on a new Vekoma Family Suspended Coaster at Parc Du Bocasse in France is now complete. So far the new coaster has not yet been given a name.



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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



Park News - (7/5/20) Sad news this weekend, as news agencies report that a 32 year old woman fell from a roller coaster at Parc Saint-Paul in France and died. According to the reports she fell from the Formula 1 coaster from PAX, which is the Russian company’s version of a WIld Mouse style coaster, with this one featuring racer themed cars, which was built at the park in 2005. It says that her husband was riding next to her and tried to grab onto her foot as she went over the lap bar. Rescuers tried to resuscitate her after she fell, but were unsuccessful.
    The report also mentions that another woman also died after falling from the same coaster back in 2009, but in that case it was thought that she deliberately wiggled free from the lap bar, and was involved in some kind of “inappropriate behaviour” and the park was cleared of any fault in that accident in 2010.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



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


Parques Reunidos

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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

icon_STOPPark News - (12/4/20) Sad news from Argentina, as it was announced that Parque de la Costa, I believe one of the more popular parks in the country, was going to have to close down for good at the end of November. Business at the theme park had been in decline for years and this year it was simply at the breaking point and the park announced to their workers in mid-November that without some kind of rescue from an outside agency, the park was going to shut down.
    Currently the park is indeed closed, though the notice on the official website blames the closure as mandated by the ministry of health as part of COVID-19 restrictions, but since the last time the website’s calendar for the park was updated was May 2020, I think that COVID-19 closure notice may be old.
    On the coaster side of things, the park was home to a Vekoma Boomerang, Vekoma SLC, a Beijing Jiuhua Wild Mouse and a small Zierier family coaster.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016



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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018


Looping / H.I.G. Capital France

2020 - Nothing is known at this time...



icon_STOP2020 - New Coaster - (6/13/20) PowerPark in Finland is getting close to opening a new Infinity style coaster from Gerstlauer. The coaster was seen testing earlier this week and you can see the video of it in action below… but be warned, the video is a little ‘annoying’ as due to the music track sounds like someone let a 5 year old crank the volume knob up and down while you listen, and poor editing that drag out what is probably about 60-90 seconds of roller coaster action into a 9+ minute long video where your patience will be tested. I’d love to see this thing edited down to show off properly what the coaster’s layout and pacing is really like. The elements involved sure look like fun, and the train has some fun looking rocket theming. Oddly, with the park now open once again to guests, they have not yet announced the name for this new coaster or when it is expected to open to guests.
    Strangely, this new coaster also features the same color green track as the nearby Junker coaster (also from Gerstlauer) that opened in 2015 so I’m not sure why they didn’t opt for a different look.

    (2/5/20) According to a new video teaser, Power Park in Finland will open a new high thrill coaster for the 2020 season. They don’t name it or give any details, but it is assumed to be a Gerstlauer creation at this point in time.


PUY DU FOU (France)

2020 - New Show / New Hotel - (5/24/20) Officials from Puy du Fou have confirmed that they are now planning on reopening the park on June 11th, once all their new safety measures are in place. Staff will be on hand to direct guest flow inside the park, as well as during parking, to ensure social distancing is enforced. All park staff will be equipped with face masks, gloves and visors and overall park capacity will be limited.
    Puy du Fou will also premier a brand new night show called Les Noces du Feu (The Wedding of Fire) on June 11th that will feature 30 actors, underwater stunt doubles, fire and water effects and 80 ‘electroluminescent costumes”. Another new feature this season will be the new Le Grand Siecle, a new €20 Euro hotel themed as a royal French residence.

icon_STOP2021 - New Show / Hotel Renovation - (3/30/21) BlooLoop has posted a new article showing off what Puy du Fou has in store for updated offerings at their original theme park in France this year. This list includes “Le Monde Imaginaire de La Fontaine”, a refurbished Villa Gallo-Romaine hotel and more.


PUY DU FOU Espana (Spain)

icon_STOPPark News - (3/28/21) This weekend I’m happy to report that the new Puy du Fou Espana theme park in the outskirts of Toledo has re-opened to the public. You can find a few more details about what you can experience there posted to Themeparks-UK this week.
    (9/2/19) The group behind France’s famous Puy-du-Fou historical theme park has now opened a new sister park in Spain near the city of Toledo. The new park is only 5-hectares, which is about one-third the size of the French park, and will pull from the history of Spain to create its own themed productions. The new park is simply called Puy-du-Fou Espana and you can already see lots of photos and video clips on their official Twitter account, or visit their website.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... but the park just opened in 2019.

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



RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012



2020 - Hummel Brummel - Under Construction - (4/27/20) Schwaben Park (Germany) is adding some kind of new suspended coaster experience. If you think it looks kind of like a zip-coaster, you would be right, as RCDB says it is from Alpine Coaster maker, Wiegand, and listed as a Wie-Flyer. The new powered suspended coaster ride will be called Hummel Brummel, which is German for Bumblebee.



2020 - Two Coasters and Other - (3/25/20) A number of new improvements are coming to the park in 2020 when it reopens. The list includes a new Siberian Tiger exhibit, a Kangaroo Path and Big Foot Safari where guests can go on a safari ride in the back of a 250hp monster truck.
    For the ride fans the park is adding two new coasters! Batukai-Racer, a small “family” sized coaster with a 270 meter track, and then Safari Blitz, which they are marketing as the “largest mobile indoor roller coaster in the world”. From the sound of things this coaster made an appearance at the park last year, and sure enough we found a POV video of the spinning coaster in action and posted it below.



Park News - (3/19/20) Legancy Entertainment pointed out on Facebook that Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park has announced that they will resume “limited operations” on Friday. As they point out, this is great news and is it signals the start of a “slow return to normalcy” in China, as it and various other attractions begin to reopen and welcome guests.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... but new park opened in Fall 2018


Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

icon_STOPPark News - (6/21/20) Screamscape has been informed that Skara Sommerland will not open at all for the 2020 season. I’m told current regulations from Sweden prevent the park from hosting more than 50 guests at a time, and obviously that number is an unfeasible one for a theme park to try and run a viable business model with. Customers who have purchased a 2020 season pass or day tickets will instead be able to use them for the 2021 season. Unless there is a change in the government’s policy by June 22, the park will begin the process of shutting itself down for the winter.

2020 - Snake - (7/12/19) Skara Sommerland has confirmed they will open a new spinning ride called Snake in 2020. You can see a preview of it in action in the video below.



Park News - (2/19/20) It was announced that Skyline Park in Germany is retiring the Sky Dragster coaster, which was the test/prototype of the Maurer Spike coaster concept.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018


SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018


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

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016


Sommerland Sjælland (Denmarjk)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018



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

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



icon_STOP2021 - Havoc in the Heavens / Robot Coaster - Under Construction - (2/2/21) According to a Screamscape source the new Robot Coaster ride from KUKA and Premier Rides going to Sunac Land Guangzhou was indeed first announced by the Wanda Group way back in 2017. Over the years things have changed, including the name of the park away from using the “Wanda” name and into Sunac Land. Our source tells us that the ride was still intended to open with the rest of the park in 2019 but certain events forced the ride to be delayed.
    The actual name of the ride will be “Havoc in the Heavens” and you can find some great concept art as well as photos posted to ThemeparX as well as an animated concept rendering of what the experience may look like below.

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



2020 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018



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



Park News - (6/20/20) According to various news reports Terra Mitica in Spain has opted to not open the theme park at all this year and will instead plan on opening in 2021 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Themeparks-EU points out that the other nearby attractions from the same owners, Super Aqualandia (waterparks) and Mundomar (animal park) will both open on July 3, 2020.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 or 2019 either.


TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012


TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

2020 - SKIES - (3/25/20) The park’s website mentions a new pendulum style looking ride coming to the park for the 2020 season called SKIES. I’m not quite sure what it is, but you can see a picture of it here.



Park News - (4/13/20) A reader sent in an interesting link this week to a page showing Regina, the closed wooden coaster from Tobo Zoo in Japan as being up for sale. The interesting thing is that the page also now lists Regina as having been sold to someone. It does make it wonder if someone bought it to rebuild it elsewhere, or if they simply made an offer just to get the ride’s set of PTC trains to use on another coaster. Regina ran at the Tobu Zoo until August 2019. 
    (8/7/19) Another Intamin wooden coaster will meet the wrecking ball, as Tobu Zoo in Japan announced on their social media that the park’s Regina coaster will close forever on August 9, 2019 (this Friday) after 19 years of operation.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013


TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

icon_STOPPark News - (8/31/20) Say farewell to the Toshimaen theme park in Tokyo, Japan. The park’s 94 years of operation will come to an end today, with the site to be sold and redeveloped into a new Warner Bros. Studio Tour style attraction to be themed around the making of the Harry Potter films.
    (8/19/20) BlooLoop has confirmed that the new Harry Potter themed attraction coming to Tokyo will indeed be “Warner Bros Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making of Harry Potter”. Look for the new attraction to open in the first half of 2023 on the site of the former Toshimaen theme park. Follow the link to see more details about what you can expect to find inside this new attraction and how it will differ from the London original.
    (6/13/20) According to this report Japan’s old Toshimaen amusement park will close forever at the end of August. According to the owner it will be transformed into a new Harry Potter themed park attraction which is now planned to open in 2023. Part of the property will be sold to the local Tokyo government to be used as a municipal park and emergency shelter, while the rest is being leased to an ‘Itochu Corp’ and Warner Bros. Entertainment to create the new Harry Potter attraction.
    While no details were given about what the future plans are, given that there is a very successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Japan, I would think it more likely that whatever attraction appears on the Toshimaen site would likely be more similar to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour attraction in London.
    (3/29/20) According to this article many local department stores, movie theaters and the Toshimaen amusement park that we previously listed as open, are closed once again this weekend.
    (3/26/20) According to the park website, Toshimaen reopened after being closed from Feb. 29 through to Mar. 20. All guests must be in good health and free from fever when visiting. Not all attractions are open however, as the list of closed attractions includes the ASOBRAVO playground, Jungle House, Mystery Zone, Mirror House, Haunted House, and several kids attractions in Carnival Town.

2020 - Closing For Good In August 2020


VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015


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

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 or 2019 either.



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



2020 - Kunibert’s Abenteuer - (3/25/20) A new interactive family ride is coming to the park this season where guests will enter the haunted castle of the knight Kunibert. Use your “laser batons” to score points and take on the ghosts.



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



Park News - (2/19/20) The local news reports that Turkey’s Wonderland Eurasia (formerly called Ankapark) is now closed for good after failing to attract enough business. The ambitious project had attempted to open with 17 roller coasters, but as I understand it, by the time the last coasters were finished and opened, several of the initial coasters had already been shut down and had issues, so I don’t know if they ever were able to get all 17 up and running at the same time or not. Many of the coasters were very small and compact, but the park did have a few standouts like Lightspeed (a 10 inversion Intamin) or Oksoko Ofkesi (a Chinese built copy of the Maurer Skyloop concept).
    I’d imagine that most of the park’s rides have already hit the used-ride market, as there should be plenty of interest in buying rides that were only run for one season.
    (5/13/19) Previously announced under the name “Ankapark”, the park was promoted as being Europe’s biggest theme park, and while the plan was to open with 17 roller coasters, they were a bit behind on that item (they opened with 7), along with a laundry-list of other incomplete items that apparently includes incomplete pathways, several buildings still under construction, and even some areas with open manhole covers. The park is quite nice to look at so far, and does have some charm to it, so it should be fascinating to watch as they finish up the initial development.



WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2016.



2021 - Space Factory - (3/11/20) Some pictures of the new Space Factory ride going up at Yomiuiri Land have been posted on Twitter, along with their own guess that the ride system may be from Intamin based on the look of the supports and track on site. Can anyone verify who is making the ride?

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





icon_STOPPark News - (8/5/20) It has been reported that the Yas Waterworld waterpark in Abu Dhabi reopened to the public on August 4, 2020, following a special day for passholders on Aug. 3rd. Follow the link to learn more about the new safety measures the waterpark has put in place.

2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.



2020 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.



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