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Valhalla to close for 2020 season

Valhalla to close for 2020 season

Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

Blackpool Pleasure Beach confirmed that the Valhalla dark water ride will be closed for re-imagining during the entire 2020 season and open again the following year as part of the park's 125th anniversary celebration. No details of the refurbishment were given. Click the headline for more information ...
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Hasbro to bring the game to Galaxyland

Hasbro to bring the game to Galaxyland

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Toy giant Hasbro and the largest shopping mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall, announced "Galaxyland powered by Hasbro". Over 25 attractions will be rebranded to Hasbro's wide range of toys such as My Little Pony, Mr Potato Head, Monopoly and Play-Doh. Click the headline for more information ...
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SeaWorld San Diego's Emperor topped off

SeaWorld San Diego’s Emperor topped off

San Diego, California, USA

SeaWorld San Diego topped off Emperor, the park's 153 feet (46.6m) tall B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) dive coaster scheduled to open in 2020. With a top speed of 60 mph (96.5 km/h), the coaster features a vertical 143 foot (43.5m) drop and three inversions along 2,411 feet (735m) of track. Click the headline for more information ...
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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

Disney's Hollywood Studios officially opened Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the latest addition to the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge themed area. The immersive attraction features four interworking ride systems, including a trackless dark ride, walk-through, motion simulator, and drop ride system. Click the headline for more information ...
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Iron Gwazi topped off

Iron Gwazi topped off

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa has topped off Iron Gwazi's 206 foot (63m) tall lift hill. The tallest RMC coaster in North America is scheduled to open for the 2020 season. The 91° first drop and 76 mph (122 km/h) top speed, will also make it the world’s steepest and fastest hybrid coaster. Click the headline for more information ...
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IAAPA 2019 Round-Up

IAAPA 2019 Round-Up

Orlando, Florida, USA

For a week in November, over 40,000 people converged on the Orange County Convention Center for the largest amusement park and attractions gathering in the world. We attended the annual event to bring you the all the major thrill ride news from the 10 miles of trade show floor! Click the headline for more information ...
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Two new coasters for Tripsdrill

Two new coasters for Tripsdrill

Cleebronn, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

We knew it was coming ever since the construction site sprang up near the parking lots, but Erlebnispark Tripsdrill still managed to surprise us by announcing that not one, but two new roller coasters will be opening at the park in 2020. Click the headline for more information ...
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The American Dream begins

The American Dream begins

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

It's taken nearly 17 years to become a reality, but American Dream Meadowlands is finally open! As part of American Dream’s mega mall four-part opening series, the first to debut was a massive amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe, featuring a pair record breaking indoor roller coasters. Click the headline for more information ...
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