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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New 2019 Coaster for Kentucky Kingdom

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Kentucky Kingdom announced a new Gravity Group out-and-back family wooden coaster will open in 2019. Kentucky Flyer will feature a 52° 45 foot (14m) tall drop, 54° banked turns, 12 airtime elements, and a top speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) along 1,280 feet (390m) of track. Click the headline for more information

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Kings Island to remove Firehawk

Mason, Ohio, USA

Kings Island has announced that Firehawk, the park’s Vekoma flying coaster, will be removed at the end of the 2018 season. Its last days of operation will be during the final weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 26-28. Although no reason for the removal was given, it’s widely assumed that it’s to make room for a new coaster next year or in 2020. Click the headline for more information and videos

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VR Coaster demos Diving Theatre

Orlando, Florida, USA

VR Coaster demonstrated their new Diving Theatre concept. The underwater VR experience uses lightweight waterproof headsets, a snorkel-like breathing apparatus and scooter engines to propel a stream of water around participants, who encounter giant sea creatures while exploring coral reefs, underwater caves and sunken ship wrecks. Click the headline for more info and videos

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Nagashima Spa Land names new RMC

Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan

Nagashima Spa Land has named the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the park’s former White Cyclone wooden coaster Hakugei, which translates to White Whale. The steel hybrid coaster is scheduled to open in March 2019 and will feature a 180.4 foot (55m) 80° drop and three inversions. Click the headline for more information

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Busch Gardens Tampa announces Tigris

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced the addition of Tigris, a Premier Rides Sky Rocket II launch coaster for 2019. Tigris will soar to a height of 150 feet (46m) at speeds up to 60 mph (97 km/h), making it Florida’s tallest launch coaster. Additionally, a future makeover for the currently-defunct wooden coaster Gwazi was teased. Click the headline for more information

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Two new attractions for Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced that both their theme and water park will be getting new attractions in 2019. Coming to the Ireland themed area within the park is Finnegan’s Flyer, a pair of S&S Worldwide’s Screamin’ Swings, while Water Country USA will receive a new slide called the Cutback Water Coaster. Click the headline for more information

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