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

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

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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Elitch Gardens future in doubt

Denver, Colorado, USA

The Denver City Counsel approved a redevelopment agreement that could see the end of Elitch Gardens as we know it, forcing the park to relocate or shutter. Roughly 8,000 residential units will be built on land currently occupied by the park. There is no immediate plan to close the park, but it could eventually be demolished or potentially rebuilt elsewhere. Click the headline for more information

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First ship-board coaster announced

Maimi, Florida, USA

Carnival Cruise Line announced their newest ship, Mardi Gras, will feature the first-ever roller coaster at sea when it debuts in 2020. Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster is a Maurer Rides Spike Coaster featuring nearly 800 feet (244m) of track with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 mph (64 km/h) while racing motorcycle-like vehicles 187 feet (57m) above sea level. Click the headline for more information

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Maurer Spinner for Adventureland

Altoona, Iowa, USA

Adventureland near Des Moines, Iowa announced the addition of The Phoenix, a Maurer Rides Spinning Coaster, for the 2019 season. According to park spokesperson Molly Vincent, the coaster will be over 50 feet (15m) tall and reach a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h) leading to speculation that it will be a SC2000 model. Click the headline for more information

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IAAPA 2018 Round-Up

Orlando, Florida, USA

The IAAPA Expo has closed for another year. Key players from the attractions, amusements and themed entertainment industry are on their way home. Deals were made, networking was done and your local theme park owner is undoubtedly bursting with ideas for their next ride. We were there to bring you all the highlights. Click the headline to read our report…

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Triotech increase interactive ride capacity

Orlando, Florida, USA

Interactive attractions pioneers Triotech found new ways to increase capacity of their dark rides. Continuing their partnership with video gaming giant Ubisoft, the companys revealed their new “Rabbids Team Battle” game ride at the IAAPA Attractions Expo that will be the first to see the improvement. Click the headline for more information

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Sally Corp builds PortAventura Dark Ride

Orlando, Florida, USA

When the world’s leading Dark Ride company joins forces with kids TV legends Sesame Street and leading European theme park PortAventura, you just know something special is in the works as the first Sesame Street dark ride in Europe was announced at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Click the headline for more information.

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