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
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
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
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
Energylandia, Zator, Poland
Although Energylandia has only been open since Summer 2014, the Polish park announced an ambitious new roller coaster for 2018. By the time it opens, it will be the 11th coaster in their line up!
The roller coaster, currently unnamed, will be the tallest and fastest Intamin Mega Coaster in Europe.
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IAAPA Expo, Orange County Convention Center, FL, USA
Intamin has revealed a new version of their Zac Spin coaster at the IAAPA Expo. The new model is configurable to allow three different seat layouts, controlled or free spinning options and a LSM launch out of the station. A Zac Spin is Intamin’s variation of a Forth Dimension coaster where riders free spin in cars positioned beside the track. Unlike the existing Zac Spin model where two pairs of riders sit back to back, an additional train allows for three different seat configurations depending on the park operators requirements. Riders can either face backwards, forwards or face to face.