Dynamic Attractions’ Dual Power Coaster

Orlando, FL, USA

A roller coaster capable of drifting, doing spin-outs and other racing moves was unveiled today at the IAAPA Attractions Expo by innovative ride manufacturer Dynamic Attractions, who are billing it as “the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle.” The first Dual Power Coaster will open in Malaysia in 2019. Click the headline for more information

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Energylandia reveals RMC for 2020

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

At a press conference today, Energylandia revealed details about their planned 2020 expansion. This new area of the park will cover 150 hectares and feature several attractions. Its most notable ride will be Zadra, an RMC Wooden Coaster which will be close to 200 feet (60m) tall and reach speeds of 71.5 mph (115 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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Kentucky Flyer setback avoided

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Kentucky Kingdom nearly suffered a setback in regards to building the park’s planned new Kentucky Flyer coaster as the expected expansion approval by the Fair Board from which the park leases its land had yet to be signed. The first $786,000 payment on the coaster was past due and Kentucky Kingdom couldn’t make the payment without the addendum in place. Click the headline for more information

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Wilde Hilde opens at Schwaben Park

Kaisersbach, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

After minor delays testing and fine tuning the ride, Wilde Hilde opened at Schwaben Park. The Roller Ball coaster by RES (Ride Engineers Switzerland) is similar to an Intamin Zac-Spin coaster and is the first of its kind and the first coaster built by the company that specializes in flat rides and water rides. Click the headline for more information

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Drayton Manor retires G Force

Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England

Drayton Manor confirmed the rumors of the immediate retirement of G Force, the park’s Maurer X-Car coaster. It was the only X-Car coaster in the UK and one of only two coasters of its kind. There is currently no specific date for the ride to be removed or details of any new attraction to replace it. Click the headline for more information and to watch videos

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Skywarp for SeaWorld San Diego in 2019

San Diego, California, USA

SeaWorld San Diego confirmed that they will be getting a Skyline Attractions Skywarp called Tidal Twister in 2019. Unlike Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, a standard Skywarp model that opened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this summer, this will be the Horizon variation – making it the first of its kind and only the second Skywarp to be built. Click the headline for more information

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Efteling to remove Swiss Bob

Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands

Efteling confirmed the removal of Bob, the theme park’s Intamin Swiss Bob coaster, to make room for a new 15 million Euro ($17.3 million) Mack Rides duel family coaster called Max & Moritz. Bob, which will undergo demolition next September, has been down due to technical issues for over three months and will re-open on October 18, 2018. Click the headline for more information

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Infinity Falls opens at SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, Florida, USA

SeaWorld opened Infinity Falls, an Intamin Amusement Rides river rapids attraction themed around a lost jungle river surrounded by the remains of an ancient civilization. The unique feature of the ride is a 30 foot (9m) tall vertical elevator lift followed by a 40 foot (12m) drop, the tallest of any river raft in the world! Click the headline for more information and photos

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Hersheypark’s sweet expansion for 2020

Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Hersheypark announced a new $150 million expansion called Hershey’s Chocolatetown will be coming to the park in 2020. The new 23 acre (93077m²) themed area will feature a new park entrance as well as a B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) hyper coaster that will be the fastest, tallest and longest in the park! Click the headline for more information, photos and video

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