Apex parks no more

Aliso Viejo, California, USA

Sad news for coaster lovers, especially for those who like wooden ones. Apex Parks Group is closing their two large amusement parks Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana and Fantasy Island in Grand Island, New York. The parks were home to nine coasters, including the first El Loco and four CCI woodies. Click the headline for more information

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Skyline Park ditches Dragster

Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, Germany

Skyline Park is getting rid of Sky Dragster, the park’s Maurer Rides Spike coaster that opened in June, 2017. The park decided to call it quits and remove the prototype motorbike ride after three years of operational difficulties, suffering from more down time than up. Good luck to Carnival Cruise Lines. Click the headline for more information

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Kings Dominion seals Crypt

Doswell, Virginia, USA

The rumors are true and after only a few days of speculation, Kings Dominion confirmed that the park has sealed the Crypt for good. The Huss suspended top spin ride opened in 2005 as Tomb Raider: Firefall and lost its name when Cedar Fair purchased the Paramount Parks. Click the headline for more information

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West Coast Racing at Magic Mountain

Valencia, California, USA

The long delayed, or should we say long awaited, West Coast Racers finally opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Branded as the “world’s first single track quadruple racing coaster,” the Premier Rides coaster has a quasi Möbius layout that features four separate LSM launches and eight inversions. Click the headline for more information

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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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