Valkyria opens at Liseberg

Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

After many construction delays, Liseberg opens Valkyria. This Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster reaches a height of 152 feet (47 m) and a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) as it drops 164 feet (50m) through an underground tunnel. Valkyria is the only dive coaster in the Nordic countries and the northernmost B&M coaster in the world. Click the headline for more information

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New owner buys Kanonen for resale

Waterloo, Iowa, USA

Kanonen, the Intamin hydraulic launch coaster that served at Swedish park Liseberg from 2005 to 2016, has now been purchased by Lost Island Waterpark in Iowa, USA. However, in a move never seen before, the looping coaster will not be rebuilt at the park, but has instead been stated to be put up for resale. Click the headline for more information and to see videos of the ride

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Possible B&M Invert for Gröna Lund

Stockholm, Sweden

Gröna Lund has submitted a planning application for a B&M Invert roller coaster. The new coaster would be 112 feet (34m) tall and 2297 (700m) long, with a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) and a ride time of approximately two minutes. If the plans are approved construction will begin in 2018 with the coaster opening in 2020.
The layout is designed around Insane, the Intamin ZacSpin coaster, with an underground station and a lift hill extending over the Biergarden in order to squeeze it into the compact waterfront park. 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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Wildfire at Kolmården shut down

Kolmården, Norrköping, Sweden

Europe’s first coaster by RMC, Wildfire at Kolmården, has been closed in a permit dispute. Despite the park fulfilling all of their obligations before building Wildfire began, The Land and Environment Court in Norrköping, Sweden, has declared that the original permit application should have contained more detailed information and have revoked it. The operation of Wildfire has ceased until further and the park are working with the Land and Environment Court to resolve the problem.

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