Six Flags Magic Mountain opens CraZanity

Valencia, California, USA

Six Flags Magic Mountain opened CraZanity, the park’s new record breaking swinging pendulum ride. The Zamperla Giant Discovery seats 40 riders along a ring-shaped gondola that swings back and forth as it rotates, eventually swinging up to 170 feet (52m) in the air at speeds of 75 mph (120 km/h), making it the tallest and fastest ride of its type in the world. Click the headline for more information

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Europe’s tallest mega coaster opens

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

Energylandia opened Hyperion, their new-for-2018 Intamin mega coaster. Standing nearly 253 feet (77m) tall with a 84 degree 262.4 foot (80m) drop, this airtime machine reaches speeds just over 88 mph (142 km/h). Europe’s second tallest and fastest coaster also features a Stengel dive, tunnel and splash effect. Click the headline for more information and watch the videos

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Fēnix opens at Toverland

Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands

Attractiepark Toverland opened Fēnix, their new €17 million Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster and the park’s largest single attraction investment. Standing 131 feet (40m) tall, with a top speed of 59 mph (95 km/h), Fēnix features three inversions: a dive drop, an Immelmann and a zero-g roll as well as plenty of near misses in a gorgeous setting. Click the headline for more information

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Toy Story Land opens at DHS

Orlando, Florida, USA

After much anticipation, the 11 acre (44,525 m2) expansion to Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened to the public at Walt Disney World. Themed as Andy’s backyard from the Toy Story films, the new area features Alien Swirling Saucers, a classic whip style ride, and Slinky Dog Dash, a Mack Rides double launch family coaster. Click the headline for more information

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Cannonball Run’s final season

Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Waterville USA announced that they plan to retire Cannonball Run, their wooden roller coaster, at the end of the 2018 season. Cannonball Run is an out and back coaster that opened in 1995 and was built by CCI (Custom Coasters International). Be sure to get your ride in before September 16th. Click on the headline for more information and watch our on-ride video

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Djurs Sommerland announce Tigeren

Nimtofte, Århus, Denmark

Djurs Sommerland announced Tigeren, the park’s new Intamin Super Gyro Swing attraction scheduled to open in 2019. Reaching heights of nearly 148 feet (45m) and speeds up to 62 mph (100 km/h), it’s the tallest and fastest attraction in the park and Denmark’s largest rotating pendulum swing ride! Click the headline for more information and watch the video

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Tokyo DisneySea expansion announced

Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

The Oriental Land Company, alongside The Walt Disney Company, announced that Tokyo DisneySea would be receiving a $2.27 billion expansion which will see the construction of a new “Port” split into three areas to be themed to Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan. The expansion includes a new hotel and is estimated to be completed by 2022. Click the headline for more photos and information

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Great Adventure opens Cyborg Cyber Spin

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Six Flags Great Adventure Park President John Winkler opened Cyborg Cyber Spin, the park’s new ABC Rides’ Tourbillion triple axis spinning attraction. This first-of-its-kind in America ride stands some 67 feet (20.5m) tall as the free rotating 24 passenger gondola spins riders around at forces up to 3.5 Gs. Click the headline to see videos and photos of the ride

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Tantrum opens at Darien Lake

Darien Center, New York, USA

Darien Lake opened Tantrum, the park’s new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter and their first roller coaster to open in a decade. The ride features a 100 foot tall (30.5m) vertical lift hill with a 95° drop, an Immelmann inversion and reaches speeds up to 52 mph (83.7 km/h). This Euro-Fighter 380 model is a clone of the Iron Shark coaster at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier near Houston, Texas. Click on the headline for more information

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Massive Fire at Europa Park

Rust, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

Some 25,000 people had to be evacuated and seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive fire at Germany’s largest amusement park. No guests or employees were injured during the blaze at Europa Park, that completely destroyed the Pirates of Batavia boat ride as well large sections as the surrounding Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Click the headline for more information

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