Chimelong Paradise opens Sky Rocket

Chimelong Paradise, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Chimelong Paradise opened its high-thrill, high-tech launch coaster – the Sky Rocket Roller Coaster. The multi-million dollar triple-launch coaster, built by Premier Rides, integrates many exciting and unique elements, including advanced magnetic drive technologies. The dramatic layout is the first of its kind in Asia and features one of the highest inversions on the continent.

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Ducati World racing to Mirabilandia

Savio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Parques Reunidos and Ducati, one of the most iconic motorcycle manufacturers in the world, have signed an agreement to develop Ducati World at Mirabilandia. From 2019, visitors will be able to enjoy this exclusive and innovative Ducati experience in an area occupying approximately 35,000 m2 filled with rides, shops and shows. Click the headline to read more

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IAAPA 2017 Round Up

Orlando, Florida, USA

Every November, the movers and shakers in the amusement park industry gather in sunny Orlando to shape the way we will ride for many years to come. All of the big ride manufacturers attend to demonstrate their attractions to the 27,000 buyers from theme parks, zoos, aquariums etc. The deals made at the IAAPA Expo could come to fruition at a park near you. Click the headline for the all the news!

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Last Eurosat rides before refurbishment

Rust, Baden Württemberg, Germany

Park guests took the last rides on the iconic Eurosat enclosed roller coaster today as Europa Park closed the custom Mack Rides coaster for a major refurbishment coming in 2018 entailing completely new track, some minor layout changes and a virtual reality experience that will have its own separate station as well as new look trains and ride entrance. Click the headline for more information

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Intertwined Gerstlauer coasters for American Dream

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

The indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park at American Dream will feature two record-breaking roller coasters by Gerstlauer. They consist of an intertwined Launched Euro-Fighter with a beyond-vertical drop and a Spinning Coaster whose cars rotate on a vertical axis as they move along the track. The Euro-Fighter boasts the world record for the steepest coaster drop, while the Spinning Coaster will hold the titles of the world’s tallest and longest free spinning coaster. The two coasters will be intertwined, which means the combined 14 vehicles will run in and around each other. Click the headline for more information

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Kentucky Kingdom announces 2018 additions

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

On the heels of a very successful season, Kentucky Kingdom announced the park’s lineup of new attractions for 2018. These include a new “Scream Xtreme” Zamperla Endeavour thrill ride, a new “Rock ‘n’ Roller” family ride, and two new films for the 5D Cinema, “Happy Family, The Ride” and “Journey 2 the Mysterious Island,” the latter starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In addition, the park’s classic Thunder Run wooden coaster is undergoing extensive track work, which will deliver a smoother and faster ride. Click the headline for more information

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Gravity Group woodie for Parc St Paul

Saint Paul, Picardie, France

The Gravity Group released video animation of Wood Express, their new wooden coaster that will be opening at Parc Saint Paul in 2018. At a cost of $2.15 million (€2.5m), the coaster stands 49 feet (15m) tall with a 57° drop reaching speeds up to 38 mph (61 km/h) over 1,572 feet (479m) of track and will feature 13 moments of airtime! Click the headline for more information

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Marvel’s Super Heroes for Disneyland Paris

London, England, UK

Fans will be able to meet Marvel super heroes for the first time exclusively at Disneyland Paris in summer 2018 in a special Marvel Summer of Super Heroes season. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord and Black Widow will appear in the Walt Disney Studios Park for meet and greets and new shows from June 10th to September 30th. There will also be a new immersive 360 experience for Marvel fans to take part in. Click the headline for more information

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Go ahead for Legoland New York

Goshen, New York, USA

The Goshen town Planning Board approved an umbrella resolution for Legoland New York, giving the $500 million theme park approval for its site plan and clearing and grading permits, completing a 17-month-long review process.
Located around 65 miles away from New York City, the park will feature more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, in addition to a 250-bedroom Lego hotel. This will be Merlin’s tenth Legoland, taking the best elements from every Legoland park worldwide and combining them to create an ultimate Lego experience. Click the headline for more information

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Energylandia reveal name of Mega Coaster

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

New(ish) park on the block, Energylandia, has revealed the name of their new coaster scheduled to open in 2018. The coaster, called ‘Hyperion’ will feature elements such as a Stengel Dive, several airtime hills, a tunnel, a water effect and, most impressively, be the tallest and fastest Intamin Mega coaster in Europe. Hyperion will be the park’s 12th roller coaster when it opens – an incredible stat seeing as the park only opened in 2014! Click the headline for more information

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