Legoland New York’s opening date

Goshen, New York, USA

It’s been over three years since planning began and today Legoland New York announced that the brand new park will be opening on America’s Independence Day holiday, July 4th, 2020. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions across seven themed “lands”, the park also confirmed that it will be the largest Legoland park in the world. Click the headline for more information

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Say goodbye to Vortex

Mason, Ohio, USA

Kings Island has announced that Vortex, the park’s classic Arrow multi-looping roller coaster, will be retired at the end of the 2019 season. The park claims that most rides of this type last between 25-30 years and since Vortex is currently in its 33rd operating season, the coaster has reached the end of its service life. Click the headline for more information

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Texas Stingray for SeaWorld San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas, USA

SeaWorld San Antonio held a press conference for Texas Stingray, a GCI (Great Coasters International) traditional wooden roller coaster opening in the park next Spring. The park’s first wooden coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest wooden coaster in the Lone Star state. It will also be GCI’s first new coaster built in North America since 2017. Click the headline for more information

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SeaWorld Orlando Breaking Ice in 2020

Orlando, Florida, USA

At the same time that Busch Gardens Tampa held their press conference, SeaWorld Orlando announced details of their new for 2020 Premier Rides quadruple launch roller coaster called Ice Breaker. Not only is this the park’s first launched coaster, it’s also the first custom variation of the popular Premier Rides Sky Rocket II models. Click the headline for more information

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Gwazi conversion details announced

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa confirmed that their new for 2020 RMC hybrid conversion of the Gwazi wooden coasters will no longer duel and be named Iron Gwazi. The coaster will be North America’s tallest as well as the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster. The records include a 206 feet tall (63m) lift hill with a 91° drop and a top speed of 76 mph (122 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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Coney Island removing all its rides

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Coney Island Amusement Park – not New York City’s famous Brooklyn beach-side amusement park neighborhood – will remove all amusement rides and attractions at the end of the 2019 season in order to focus on their water park operations. With limited funds and resources available, the park determined that guests are more interested in the water park. Click the headline for more information

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Six Flags announces 2020 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced all the new attractions coming to their parks in 2020, including the roller coasters Jersey Devil Coaster for Six Flags Great Adventure, Aquaman Power Wave for Six Flags Over Texas and Sidewinder Safari at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom along with a ton of flat rides and lots of new slides for their water parks. Click the headline for more information

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Another delay for American Dream?

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

The developer of American Dream mall and entertainment complex outside New York City have put up nearly half of their Mall Of America and West Edmonton Mall properties as collateral to secure $1.6m needed to complete the ambitious project. That means there could be a delay of the proposed October 25th partial opening. Click the headline for more information

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Silver Dollar City’s big splash for 2020

Branson, Missouri, USA

In 2020, riders will be able to make a splash on the “tallest river raft drop in the Western hemisphere” when they take on Silver Dollar City’s new $23m mega attraction, Mystic River Falls at Silver Dollar City! The rapids ride will be the centerpiece of a new area called Rivertown. Click the headline for more information.

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