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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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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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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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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Heide Park’s Colossos to reopen in 2019

Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany

Heide Park announced that Colossos, the Intamin wooden coaster that has been out of operation since 2016, will reopen in 2019. The coaster was closed mid-season after severe material degradation was discovered, and the extensive costs of repair led many to fear that it would never reopen. However, 12 million Euros (nearly $15 million) will be invested in retracking and repair works, restoring the coaster to its former glory. Click the headline for more information

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Energylandia reveal name of Mega Coaster

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

New(ish) park on the block, Energylandia, has revealed the name of their new coaster scheduled to open in 2018. The coaster, called ‘Hyperion’ will feature elements such as a Stengel Dive, several airtime hills, a tunnel, a water effect and, most impressively, be the tallest and fastest Intamin Mega coaster in Europe. Hyperion will be the park’s 12th roller coaster when it opens – an incredible stat seeing as the park only opened in 2014! Click the headline for more information

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Mechanical failure closes Top Thrill Dragster

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point closed this weekend after suffering a mechanical failure. The breakdown was due to a collision of the train catch car, the part that connects the train to the cable, colliding with brake fins at speeds that caused tearing and melting of the hardware. There were no reports of injuries during the incident. The length of down time has yet to be determined, but it will likely be weeks, if not months, before the coaster is up and running again. Click the headline for more information

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Cobra removed from La Ronde

Montréal, Québec, Canada

La Ronde have removed Cobra from the park map as well as the website’s list of rides and told employees that it would not run again at the park. The Intamin standup coaster was relocated to La Ronde in 1995 from Skara Sommarland in Sweden, where it was first ran from 1988 to 1994. With the ride’s removal, Shockwave at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire, England, remains the only Intamin standup coaster in operation. Click the headline for more information

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Gröna Lund’s Ikaros building permit denied

Stockholm, Sweden

The building permit for Ikaros, Gröna Lund’s new 312 foot (95m) tall Intamin Sky Jump drop tower that is scheduled to open in April 2017, has been denied. The Land and Environmental Court stated that the building application for the amusement park contained insufficient information about the impact of the new attraction on the environment. Click the headline for more information

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