Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth opens

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, the world’s tallest and fastest rotating pendulum ride, opened at Six Flags Great Adventure. This Zamperla Giant Discovery stands 172 feet (52.5m) tall and reaches speeds up to 75 mph (121 km/h), matching CraZanity at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California. Click the headline for more information

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Cedar Fair buys Schlitterbahn water parks

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Cedar Fair announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase two water parks from Schlitterbahn. The park chain will spend about $261 million to become the owner of Schlitterbahn water parks in New Braunfels and Galveston, Texas, with options on the property in Kansas City. Click the headline for more information

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Pandemonium soars Over Georgia

Austell, Georgia, USA

Pandemonium opened at Six Flags Over Georgia near Atlanta. Standing 150 feet (46m) tall, the Zamperla Giant Discovery rotating pendulum attraction swings riders at speeds up to 70 mph (112.5 km/h) high above the park and is the first of three opening at Six Flags parks this year. Click the headline for more information

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Dolly Parton opens Wildwood Grove

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Dolly Parton officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in Dollywood theme park history. Featuring eight new attractions and a cost of $37 million, Wildwood Grove is Dollywood’s largest capital investment ever and is the first new area added to the park since Wilderness Pass in 2008. Click the headline for more information

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Finnegan’s Flyer swings over Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Finnegan’s Flyer opened at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The S&S Screaming Swing ride provides amazing airtime as passengers soar 100 feet (30m) into the sky and although there are dozens of these rides located at parks the world over, you’ll be hard pressed to find one in a lovelier setting. Click the headline for more information

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Seventh coaster for Fårup Sommerland

Blokhus, Nordjylland, Denmark

Fårup Sommerland announced they will be adding a Vekoma family boomerang coaster for 2020. Saven, which is Danish for Saw, will be the park’s seventh coaster and the first since Orkanen, a Vekoma suspended family coaster, opened in 2013. It’s the same type of coaster as Raik at Phantasialand in Germany and Accelerator at Drayton Manor in the UK, but with a unique layout. Click the headline for more information

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Tigris to roar from April 19

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa will officially open Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster, on Friday April 19th, just in time for the Easter weekend. Sending riders head over heels some 150-foot (46m) in the air, the new attraction is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection, solidifying it as the state’s thrill-ride leader.
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Green Lantern shines no more

Valencia, California, USA

Six Flags Magic Mountain confirmed the closure of the park’s Intamin ZacSpin coaster – Green Lantern: First Flight. The ride was the last of the Intamin Ball Coasters (as they’re also known) to be built when it opened in July, 2011. Before that there had been three other versions constructed in Europe, all of which are still operating. Click the headline for more information

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Dollywood’s Mountain Slidewinder closed

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

After 32 years of operation, Dollywood’s Mountain Slidewinder has closed to make room for an unknown new attraction. Considered by many to be the best water attraction in the park, Mountain Slidewinder was a water tobaggan ride that sent guests on an action packed journey through the woods culminating in a 60 foot (18m) drop out of a tunnel. Click the headline for more information

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