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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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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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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Carowinds gets snake bitten

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Carowinds announced Copperhead Strike, a new Mack Rides double launch coaster coming to the park in 2019. It gets its name from the track layout that consists of a series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers. The coaster also features five head-over-heels inversions during its two and a half minute ride. Click the headline for more information and videos

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Six Flags announces 2019 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced the lineup of new attractions coming to each of the the chain’s parks in 2019. Ranging from roller coasters to water slides to new kiddie areas with family friendly rides, this is by far the largest group of new additions the chain has made due to the acquisition of five new properties earlier this year. Click the headline for a full listing and videos of the attractions

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Record-breaking drop tower for Hansa

Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Hansa Park announced Highlander, a gyro drop tower manufactured by Funtime GmbH, will open in 2019. With a height of 394 feet (120m), it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in the world, and the third tallest overall. Highlander’s seats will be built to tilt, so riders drop down face first. Click the headline for more information and watch the announcement video

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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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Linnanmäki announces Taiga launch coaster

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Linnänmaki Amusement Park announces the debut of Taiga, the biggest coaster in Finland, for 2019. This coaster from Intamin AG will feature two launches and four inversions across more than a kilometer of track, and reach speeds of 66 mph (104 km/h) and heights of over 170 feet (52 m). It replaces Vonkaputous, a Premier water coaster which was removed in 2017. Click the headline for more information

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Alton Towers reveals Wicker Man wooden coaster

Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK

Alton Towers reveals Wicker Man, a GCI wooden coaster set to open in spring 2018. Wicker Man, which will be the UK’s first wooden coaster in more than 20 years, has a height of 57.6 feet (17.5m) and a track length of 2,028 feet (618m). It is themed to a mystical group called the Beornen, and will feature fire effects. Click the headline for more information

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