Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Dolly Parton presided over the announcement of Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion to ever open at Dollywood in its 32 year history. Featuring 11 attractions that will debut in 2019, the expansion includes Dragonflier, a Vekoma clone of the Orkanen suspended coaster at Fårup Sommerland in Denmark! Click the headline for more information plus lots of photos and videos
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
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA
In another step toward the new Coney Island envisioned under the 2009 rezoning, New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation released a request for proposals, or RFP, for the creation and operation of new rides, games and other attractions for the empty lots between the Cyclone roller coaster and the MCU minor league baseball park.
The RFP includes 150,000 square feet of space on five vacant parcels along the boardwalk between West 10th and West 16th Streets (depicted in grey, green, orange, purple and blue on the map). The city plans to lease the sites for 10 years and is hoping the new amusements will be opened by summer 2018. Proposals are due on March 17th. Click the headline for more information.