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.