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OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
(Listed Alphabetically)

 

 

 

----    INTERNATIONAL SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (7/25/22) Ghibli Park Will Limit Attendance And Require Separate Admission For Each Land (MORE...)
    (7/23/22) Japan's Huis Ten Bosch In Negotiations To Sell The Park
    (7/21/22) Fantasy Island - A Look At Harrington Flint’s Islands Adventures (MORE...)
    (7/17/22) Intamin Opens Beaver Castle as Austria's Tallest Flume Ride at FamilyPark
    (7/16/22) 14-Year Old Dies After Coaster Accident at Tivoli Friheden
    (7/11/22) Gumbuya World Adding Two New Roller Coasters (MORE...)

 

ADLABS IMAGICA (India)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

ADVENTURE WORLD (Australia)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

ALPEN PARK (Brazil)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

BAGATELLE  (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

BELANTIS  (Germany)
Parque Reunidos

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing known to be added since 2016.

 

BELLEWAERDE PARK (Belgium)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

BETO CARRERO WORLD (Brazil)

icon_STOP2022 - Cowboyland - (1/27/22) A reader sent in some new info about Beto Carrero World in Brazil. I’m told that the park will open a new “Cowboyland” area this weekend that will feature new dining opportunities, shops, a rethemed Wacky Worm coaster and a brand new “Zamperla Air Race 8.4” attraction called Rebulico. You can see the video ad for the new ride below.

icon_STOP2023 - NERF Island - (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.

 

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

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

CAVALLINO MATTO (Italy)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time... Flying Swinger and Jurassic River were added in 2019.

 

CHANGSHA WINDOW OF THE WORLD (China)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2022 - 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

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CINECITTA WORLD (Italy)

2021 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

COLUMBIA PICTURES’ AQUAVERSE (Thailand)

Late 2021/Early 2022 - 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.

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CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... The Cobra coaster was modified last season however.

 

DENNLYS PARC (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

DIDILAND (France)

2022- Nothing is known at this time...

 

DRAGON VALLEY THEME PARK (Nanjing, China)

2022- Nothing is known at this time...

 

DREAMLAND (Margate, UK)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

DREAM ISLAND (Moscow, Russia)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...\

 

DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ESSELWORLD (India)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

ETNALAND  (Italy)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

FAMILYPARK (Burgenland, Austria)

icon_STOP2022 - Biberburg / Beaver Castle - Now Open - (7/17/22) Blooloop reports that Intamin has created Austria’s tallest water flume ride this summer for Familypark in Burgenland. As I understand it the basic translation of the name for the new flume, Biberburg, is Beaver Castle. The new log-themed flume ride features all the latest tricks, including both forward and backwards moving sections, a drop that leads into a roller-coaster style camelback hill and a vertical elevator lift.

 

FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016.

 

FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

icon_STOP2022 - 3 New Attractions - (7/21/22) Themeparks-UK reports that the new Harrington Flint’s Islands Adventures attraction at Fantasy Island is set to open in the very near future. From their description about the attraction this is a new interactive dark ride adventure featuring five ETF Mystic Mover dark ride vehicles they aquired from a now closed dark ride in the UAE, along with interactive shooting devices from Alterface.
    They describe the new ride experience as being a mix of physical props mixed in with some media based screens, featuring a total of five different scenes as the guests “help Harrington Flint to defeat Professor Crow by fighting off his army of the dead!”
 
    (2/19/22) Three new attractions are set to open at the Fantasy Island amusement park in the UK for the 2022 season. This includes the Wild River Rapids ride from Reverchon which was purchased from Lightwater Valley last year, The Guardian (some kind of interactive quest attraction) and Harrington Flint’s Island Adventure (described as a virtual shoot out attraction).

 

FANTAWILD Parks (China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FIABILANDIA (Italy)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2019

 

FORT FUN (Germany)
Looping Group

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

icon_STOP2023 - 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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FREIZEITPARK PLOHN (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FREIZEIT-LAND GEISELWIND (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FREIZEITPARK RUHPOLDING (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FUNFIELDS (Australia)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

icon_STOP2023 - Lightning - (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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

GREAT YARMOUTH PLEASURE BEACH (UK)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GUANGZHOU SUNAC LAND (CHINA)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, but park just opened in mid 2019.

 

GULLIVER’S VALLEY RESORT (South Yorkshire, UK)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GULLIVER’S WORLD (UK)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GUMBUYA WORLD (Australia)

icon_STOP2023 - Two New Coasters - (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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

HAINAN OCEAN PARADISE (China)

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

 

HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
Looping Group

icon_STOP2022 - (4/10/22) Hellendoorn is adding a new roller coaster for the 2022 season. The park was able to pick up the former Raton Loco spinning mouse coaster (Reverchon) from La Feria Chapultepec Magico in Mexico and plans to reopen it this season as Ridder Strijd (translates as Knight Battle).
    The coaster will be given a medieval knight theme and tell a story about how the fire-breathing dragon Balagos had terrorized the area for years from the skies. Four brave knights were chosen to battle the dragon in unique “air chariots” and save the land. Apparently Balagos was captured and locked away in a deep well in the village square, where only his head and claws are visible. The village keeps a huge crossbow in place, forever aimed at the dragon in case he ever tries to escape.

 

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

(Fushun, China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

HUIS TEN BOSCH (Japan)

icon_STOPPark News - (7/23/22) According to this article Japan’s famous Huis Ten Bosch “Dutch-inspired theme park in Nagasaki” could possibly be under negotiations to be sold. A  group called H.I.S. currently owns about 67% of Huis Ten Bosch and is looking to improve their financial situation after suffering losses and other challenges over the pandemic.

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

HUNDERFOSSEN FAMILIEPARK (Norway)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

ISLA MAGICA (Spain)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

JANFUSUN FANCYWORLD (Taiwan)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

JARDIN d’ACCLIMATATION (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

JEJU SHINWHA WORLD (South Korea)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

JINAN SUNAC LAND (China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

JOURNEY TO THE WEST (China)

???? - (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.

 

KARLS ERLEBNISDORF (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

KINGOLAND (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

KNIGHT VALLEY
Shenzhen, China

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

KOLMARDEN  (Sweden)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

LA RECRE DES 3 CURES (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

THE LAND OF LEGENDS (Turkey)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

LE PAL (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

icon_STOP2023 - Interactive Dark Ride - (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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

LIGHTWATER VALLEY (UK)
Brighton Pier Group

Park News - (1/9/22) For those hoping that the new ownership of Lightwater Valley would bring back The Ultimate for the 2022 season, this is sadly not the case. The park has stated that The Ultimate will continue to remain closed for the 2022 season while they focus on the “visitor experience” to offer a fun experience to those 12 and under.
    While I’ve never been on The Ultimate myself, I can’t help but think of this as a huge mistake, as watching of any POV of the Ultimate shows off a family style coaster that isn’t very tall, featuring only a modest drop after each of the two lift hills, and the rest of the ride hugs the terrain at ground level while running through the wilderness, not unlike your average Alpine Coaster. Oh… and kids? They love alpine coasters, so The Ultimate looks like it should be something that already appears to their 12 and unders.
    As a father of three, I watched all my own kids focus on the big scary coasters and thrill rides by age 9 and 10, and by age 12 they would look upon The Ultimate as, shall I say, a little dull. Especially in comparison to the rides they really like such as Fury 325, VelociCoaster, Lightning Rod, Mako or The Incredible Hulk.
 
    (6/24/21) Last time we mentioned that Lightwater Valley will have a new owner, but many have wondered what the fate of The Ultimate will be, as the park’s huge coaster has been closed since 2019. According to an update from RideRater, the new owners have mentioned that they will be looking at The Ultimate to determine what they will do with it. They admit that it needs a little work before it can run again, but they are “more than conscious of its iconic status.” Hopefully they will take the proper steps to see it reopened once again.
 
    (6/22/21) According to reports the Brighton Pier Group has purchased Lightwater Valley in a deal worth up to ú5 million. This should be good news for Lightwater Valley, as the park has been in decline as of late, closing and removing various thrill rides seemingly in an effort to appeal mainly to families with very young children.
 
    (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).

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD (China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this point in time... but attraction just opened in mid 2019.

 

LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

icon_STOP2022 - New Big Dipper Coaster and 8 Other Rides - (12/23/21) Themeparks-AU reports that Luna Park is set to open their new Big Dipper roller coaster on December 26, 2021. Meanwhile the park has also posted a new POV video of the experience on this new prototype Intamin roller coaster.

 
    (11/26/21) The new Big Dipper Coaster at Luna Park in Sydney is now resting, as seen in the video below. As previously noted, this is not an RMC Raptor style coaster, but actually Intamin’s first attempt at their own single-rail coaster system, which they call a Hot Racer.

 

 

M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

MAGICLAND (Rome, Italy)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

MAJALAND KOWNATY (Poland)
Plopsa Group

2022 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

MOOMIN VALLEY PARK (Japan)

Park 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.

2022 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

NAGASHIMA SPALAND (Japan)

2022 - 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?

 

NIGLOLAND (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARC DU PETIT PRINCE (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARC SPIROU (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARC SAINT PAUL  (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARKO PALIATSO (Cypress)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES (Madrid)
Parques Reunidos

icon_STOPPark News - (2/20/22) Bad news from Parque de Atracciones in Madrid (Spain) this morning as it was reported that a 200 square meter section of the roof in the park’s Grand Theater collapsed, causing various injuries to about 13 guests, but no reported casualties thankfully.

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARQUE de DIVERSIONES (Costa Rica)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

 

PARQUE ESPANA (Japan)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

PARQUE NACIONAL del CAFE (Columbia)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2018

 

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

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

POWERPARK (Finland)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PUY DU FOU (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PUY DU FOU Espana (Spain)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SCHWABEN PARK (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SERENGETI PARK (Germany)

icon_STOP2022 - Gozimba - (3/29/22) I had not seen this one before, but Ride Engineers Switzerland are installing a new creation called an Air Loop at Serengeti Park in Germany this season. The park will be calling it Gozimba and from the look of this attraction, riders sit in individual seats with “wings” they can use to control their spinning motion as the coaster train travels around the layout. I can’t wait to see a video of what this ride looks like in action.

 

SHANGHAI HAICHANG OCEAN PARK (China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... but new park opened in Fall 2018

 

SKARA SOMMARLAND (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

Park News - (11/14/21) Skara Sommarland (Sweden) will be removing the park’s Rodeo ride (Huss Break Dance 4) ride, with the final decision coming after an incident took place earlier this year where a 10-year old boy was thrown from the ride. I’m going off a rough translation, but it appears that the cause of the incident may have been due to operator error in not checking the restraints.

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKYLINE PARK (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

 

SLAGHAREN (Netherlands)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

icon_STOP???? - 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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2016

 

Sommerland SjŠlland (Denmarjk)

2022 - 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_STOPLate 2022 - NEW PARK - Under Construction - (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.

 

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2022 - New Park - (1/20/22) A great POV video of the new Roaring Timbers wooden coaster opening in Vietnam at at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park can be seen below. Keep an eye out for those insane banked turns built throughout the layout.

 

SUNAC LAND GUANGZHOU (China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SUNWAY LAGOON (Malaysia)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2018

 

SUZHOU AMUSEMENT LAND FOREST WORLD (China)

2022 - Hurricane - (1/15/22) The wild new Mack Rides launched coaster at Suzhou Forest Amusement Land (China) is shown in the tweet below “continuously testing” and you can’t tell me that this looks potentially so amazing. According to RCDB, the ride will be named Hurricane and I figured out how I missed this one in my list of Top 22 Coasters for 2022… because it was supposed to have opened last year. Sure looks like it is ready now though.

 

TERRA MITICA (Spain)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 or 2019 either.

 

TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

icon_STOP2024 - 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)

icon_STOPPark 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.

2022 - Nothing is known at this time

 

TOBU ZOOLOGICAL PARK  (Japan)

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2023 - Regina - Revival - (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)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

VULCANIA (France)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2015

 

WALYGATOR SUD-OUEST  (France)
(Formerly Walibi Aquitaine and Walibi Sud-Ouest)
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Park News - (5/21/21) The Walibi Sud-Ouest park (once known as Walibi Aquitaine) will change its name in 2021 to WALYGATOR SUD-OUEST. The former Walibi park was actually sold off a few years ago to Aspro Parks who had an agreement to keep using the Walibi name for five years before changing it.

2022 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

WANDA CULTURAL TOURISM CITY - NANCHANG (Opened 2016)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 or 2019 either.

 

WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK (UK)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

WILD-UND FREIZEITPARK KLOTTEN (Germany)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

WILDLANDS EMMEN (Netherlands)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2019 either.

 

WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

XISHUANGBANNA THEME PARK (China)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2016.

 

YOMIURILAND (Japan)

2022 - Space Factory - (8/29/21) From the sound of things, Space Factory may be ready to open, but the park appears to be waiting until 2022 now to open the new ride.
 
    (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.
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YAS WATERWORLD (Abu Dhabi, UAE) http://www.yaswaterworld.com/

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2018 either.

 

ZOOSAFARI FASANOLANDIA (Italy)

2022 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

 
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