New “Coaster” for SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, California, USA

SeaWorld San Diego submitted plans to build a new “roller coaster” for the 2019 season. The proposed new 22 foot (6.7m) high attraction will cover approximately 800 square feet (244m2) with a figure eight layout. Judging by the ride dimensions and layout, the new attraction will likely be a Skywarp by Skyline Attractions. Click the headline for more information and photos

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New owner buys Kanonen for resale

Waterloo, Iowa, USA

Kanonen, the Intamin hydraulic launch coaster that served at Swedish park Liseberg from 2005 to 2016, has now been purchased by Lost Island Waterpark in Iowa, USA. However, in a move never seen before, the looping coaster will not be rebuilt at the park, but has instead been stated to be put up for resale. Click the headline for more information and to see videos of the ride

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Kennywood announces Steel Curtain

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA

Kennywood announces Steel Curtain, a 197-foot (67m) coaster built by S&S Sansei. Steel Curtain will feature nine inversions and reach a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). The coaster is built in a collaboration with Pittsburgh Steelers, and will be the centerpiece of a new park area dedicated to the NFL team. Click the headline for more information plus lots of photos and videos

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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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