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Islands of Adventure reveals new Wizarding World Coaster

Islands of Adventure reveals new Wizarding World Coaster

Orlando, Florida, USA

After almost two years of construction, Islands of Adventure finally reveals the new attraction coming to its Wizarding World section: Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. This heavily themed coaster will open on June 13, 2019. It replaces Dragon Challenge (formerly Duelling Dragons), which was demolished in 2017. Official sources do not tell much about the new coaster, but enthusiasts have been able to surmise quite a lot of information from aerial pictures of the site. Click the headline for more information ...
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logger leap thorpe park

Thorpe Park dumps Loggers Leap

Chertsey, Surrey, UK

Thorpe Park announced the permanent closure and removal of Loggers Leap. Speculation about the log flume's future has been floating around, unlike it's boats, since it's sudden closure at the end of the 2015 season. The announcement sinks any rumours that it will be making a splashback, but does open the floodgates to a wave of speculation. Click the headline for more information ...
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Six Flags rebrands Darien Lake

Six Flags rebrands Darien Lake

Darien Center, New York, USA

It's official. Darien Lake Theme Park is now Six Flags Darien Lake, returning to the park’s previous name from 1999-2006. In May 2018, Six Flags announced a purchase agreement with Premier Parks to take over the operations lease of five U.S. amusement and water parks, including Darien Lake's theme park, water park, camping resort, hotel and amphitheater. Click the headline for more information ...
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Volcano The Blast Coaster no more

Volcano The Blast Coaster no more

Doswell, Virginia, USA

After nearly a year of sitting dormant, Kings Dominion announced that Volcano - The Blast Coaster, the park's one-of-a-kind Intamin Suspended Catapult Coaster, will be removed after 20 years of operation. Known for its dual launches that propels the train out of the top of the structure, the coaster remained a guest favorite ever since it opened. Click the headline for more information ...
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Scandia closes its doors for good

Scandia closes its doors for good

Ontario, California, USA

After 27 years, Scandia Amusement Park west of Los Angeles has ceased operations. The 8 acre park officially closed for renovations earlier in the week, but has since been sold and will not reopen. Most of its rides, including the two coasters, are listed for sale. Scandia’s other two parks, in Victorville and Sacramento, will remain open. Click the headline for more information ...
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Legoland Korea plans back on track

Legoland Korea plans back on track

Dorset, England, UK

Merlin Entertainment announced that plans to open a Legoland Park in South Korea will commence. Legoland Korea will be located on the island of Hajungdo in Chuncheon and is scheduled to open in 2022. The project was officially announced in 2014, with a 2017 opening date, but construction came to a halt after prehistoric ruins were discovered at the site. Click the headline for more information ...
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Silver Dollar City's river rapids removed

Silver Dollar City’s river rapids removed

Branson, Missouri, USA

Silver Dollar City has removed the Lost River of the Ozarks rapids ride to make room for a huge new 2020 project. In addition to the ride removal and draining the lake, a very large area surrounding the attraction has been cleared. Deconstruction began about a month ago, but no hints were given as to why the ride was torn down or what will replace it. Click the headline for more information ...
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Another coaster for SeaWorld San Diego

Another coaster for SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, California, USA

Only months after announcing Tidal Twister, SeaWorld San Diego confirmed a new B&M Dive Coaster will be coming to the park in 2020. At 153 feet (46.5m) tall, Mako will have almost 2,500 feet (762m) of track and a top speed of 60 mph (96.5 km/h), making it California's tallest, longest and fastest dive coaster. Click the headline for more information ...
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