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


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