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Icon opens at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Lancashire, UK

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25M rollercoaster ICON opened to the public on Friday, 25th May. From what started as a dream the park's Managing Director Amanda Thompson had, the UK’s first ever double launch rollercoaster is open! Click the headline to see videos and photos ...
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HangTime opens at Knott's Berry Farm

HangTime opens at Knott’s Berry Farm

Buena Park, California, USA

Knott's Berry Farm opened HangTime, the park's new Gerstlauer Infinity coaster that illuminates over the Boardwalk with a themed LED light show. With a 150 foot (46m) vertical lift hill, the steel dive coaster features a 96° beyond vertical drop, 5 inversions and reaches speeds up to 57 mph (92 km/h) after holding passengers for a few seconds at the top. Click the headline to see videos and photos ...
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Wonder Women Golden Lasso Coaster opens

Wonder Women Golden Lasso Coaster opens

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, the first of its kind RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) Raptor coaster. This unique coaster uses a single rail that allows for quicker and smoother transitions than traditional dual track coasters. Click the headline to see videos and photos ...
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Review: Tiger Rock at Chessington World of Adventures

Surrey, UK

Tiger Rock is the new and improved log flume at Chessington World of Adventures. We take a look at how the ride compares to Dragon Falls with before and after photos! Is it the best log flume in the UK? Click the headline to find out ...
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Busch Gardens Opens Battle For Eire

Busch Gardens Opens Battle For Eire

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened Battle For Eire, the park's new attraction which is a marriage of a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360° virtual reality headsets, creating an innovative experience unlike any other in the theme park industry. Click the headline to see videos and photos ...
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Review: Wicker Man at Alton Towers

Review: Wicker Man at Alton Towers

Staffordshire, UK

FINALLY! The first new wooden roller coaster in over 20 years has debuted in the UK. Rumours of a wooden coaster at Alton Towers have been rife for well over a decade but in March 2018, Alton Towers opened Wicker Man, a ferocious and well themed coaster that will please virtually every rider! Click the headline for the full review ...
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Twisted Timbers Opens at Kings Dominion

Twisted Timbers Opens at Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia, USA

Twisted Timbers, the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the Hurler wooden coaster at Kings Dominion, opened today. The hybrid steel coaster features a 109 foot (33m) tall barrel roll downdrop, zero-g roll, cutback and huge overbanked curve - all while reaching speeds up to 54 mph (87 km/h). Click the headline to see videos and photos ...
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Linnanmäki announces Taiga launch coaster

Linnanmäki announces Taiga launch coaster

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Linnänmaki Amusement Park announces the debut of Taiga, the biggest coaster in Finland, for 2019. This coaster from Intamin AG will feature two launches and four inversions across more than a kilometer of track, and reach speeds of 66 mph (104 km/h) and heights of over 170 feet (52 m). It replaces Vonkaputous, a Premier water coaster which was removed in 2017. Click the headline for more information ...
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