Busch Gardens closes Curse of DarKastle

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the closure of Curse of DarKastle, a 3D dark ride which opened in 2005. The ride was initially closed in September 2017, to use the attraction building for a haunted house for the park’s Halloween event. It’s now been revealed that Curse of DarKastle will be removed permanently and the ride building reused for private and seasonal events. Click the headline for more information

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach removes Wild Mouse

Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

The iconic Wild Mouse at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been removed. Wild Mouse, which opened in 1958, was one of only four remaining wooden wild mouse coasters in the world. The coaster had been out of operation the final months of the 2017 season, but with the installation of new magnetic brakes earlier in the year it was hoped that Wild Mouse would undergo further refurbishment and reopen. However, its final closure and removal was announced in a press release by the park. Click the headline for more information

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Space World reaches final frontier

Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Japan

After operating just over a quarter century, Space World theme park opened its gates for the last time today. Thousands of fans lined up as early as 4 a.m. to attend the final day of operations with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display scheduled before officially closing its doors at 2 a.m. Monday. The park, known for its iconic Venus GP roller coaster that featured a full scale model of NASA’s Space Shuttle, opened on April 22, 1990 on the Nippon Steel grounds. Click the headline for more information

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