Skywarp for SeaWorld San Diego in 2019

San Diego, California, USA

SeaWorld San Diego confirmed that they will be getting a Skyline Attractions Skywarp called Tidal Twister in 2019. Unlike Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, a standard Skywarp model that opened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this summer, this will be the Horizon variation – making it the first of its kind and only the second Skywarp to be built. Click the headline for more information

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New 2019 Coaster for Kentucky Kingdom

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Kentucky Kingdom announced a new Gravity Group out-and-back family wooden coaster will open in 2019. Kentucky Flyer will feature a 52° 45 foot (14m) tall drop, 54° banked turns, 12 airtime elements, and a top speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) along 1,280 feet (390m) of track. Click the headline for more information

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Nagashima Spa Land names new RMC

Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan

Nagashima Spa Land has named the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the park’s former White Cyclone wooden coaster Hakugei, which translates to White Whale. The steel hybrid coaster is scheduled to open in March 2019 and will feature a 180.4 foot (55m) 80° drop and three inversions. Click the headline for more information

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Two new attractions for Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced that both their theme and water park will be getting new attractions in 2019. Coming to the Ireland themed area within the park is Finnegan’s Flyer, a pair of S&S Worldwide’s Screamin’ Swings, while Water Country USA will receive a new slide called the Cutback Water Coaster. Click the headline for more information

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Carowinds gets snake bitten

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Carowinds announced Copperhead Strike, a new Mack Rides double launch coaster coming to the park in 2019. It gets its name from the track layout that consists of a series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers. The coaster also features five head-over-heels inversions during its two and a half minute ride. Click the headline for more information and videos

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Six Flags announces 2019 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced the lineup of new attractions coming to each of the the chain’s parks in 2019. Ranging from roller coasters to water slides to new kiddie areas with family friendly rides, this is by far the largest group of new additions the chain has made due to the acquisition of five new properties earlier this year. Click the headline for a full listing and videos of the attractions

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Record-breaking drop tower for Hansa

Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Hansa Park announced Highlander, a gyro drop tower manufactured by Funtime GmbH, will open in 2019. With a height of 394 feet (120m), it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in the world, and the third tallest overall. Highlander’s seats will be built to tilt, so riders drop down face first. Click the headline for more information and watch the announcement video

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Canada’s Wonderland reveal 2019 coaster

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Canada’s Wonderland revealed Yukon Striker, a massive B&M dive coaster opening in 2019. At 223 feet (68m) tall, 80 miles per hour (130 km/h), and 3,625 feet (1,105m) in length, it will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster. Its four inversions will also be the most on a coaster of its type and it will have the longest drop at 246 feet (75m). Click the headline for more information

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Futuroscope add major coaster for 2019

Poitiers, Vienna, Austria

Dominique Hummel, Chairman of the Board of Parc du Futuroscope, announced at the Tops du Tourisme conference that the park will be adding their first major roller coaster in 2019. At a cost of $26 million (€22m), the coaster will be themed to a space adventure with both indoor and outdoor sections and feature a freefall drop section of track.
Parc du Futuroscope is a theme park in Jaunay-Clan, France based around multimedia, cinematographic and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D and 4D cinemas along with shows and other attractions. Click the headline for more information

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White Cyclone to get RMC conversion

Nagashima, Kuwana, Japan

Nagashima Spa Land announced that the park’s iconic White Cyclone wooden roller coaster will close on January 28, 2018 to undergo RMC’s I-Box steel track treatment before reopening in Spring 2019. Rocky Mountain Construction specialize in converting classic wooden coasters into new steel hybrid coasters, with many examples already operating in the United States of America. This is the first RMC Iron Horse conversion outside of the USA and only their second project abroad following the opening of Wildfire in Sweden last year. Click the headline for more information

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