Candymonium unwrapped at Hersheypark

Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark, has opened to the public. The Hyper Coaster is part of a $150,000,000 new area development called “Chocolatetown”. This is the largest investment in Hersheyparks’ history, which also saw the entrance area reimaged. Click the headline for more information

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Jersey Devil debut delayed

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

The Jersey Devil Coaster, Six Flags Great Adventure’s new RMC Raptor coaster that was scheduled to open this summer, will be pushed back until next year. The tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster in the world will stand 130 foot (40m) tall while reaching speeds up to 58 mph (93 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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UK theme parks to re-open 4th July

Various locations, UK

In line with the Government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions, UK theme parks will be allowed to re-open in England from Saturday, 4th July. What can you expect when you visit your favourite theme park this summer? We’ve compiled all the measures in one brief guide. Click the headline for more information

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Terra Mitica cancels 2020 season

Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

The Spanish Government is easing Covid-19 related restrictions, which would allow theme parks to open again from Friday, 3rd July. However, bosses at Terra Mitica have decided to keep their gates closed this year to complete other projects, ready for a grand re-opening in April 2021. Click the headline for more information

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Splash Mountain to be rethemed

Disney parks, California and Florida

Disney Imagineers will retheme two of the three Splash Mountain log flumes to the 2009 animated movie, “The Princess and the Frog.” The popular water ride has recently been under intense public scrutiny due to it’s links to the controversial “The Song of the South” movie. Click the headline for further information

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Two new coasters for Tayto Park

Ashbourne, Meath, Ireland

Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, announced approval on two new steel intertwining rollercoasters which will begin construction in 2021 to open to the public in 2023. The rollercoasters, to be designed and built by Vekoma, represent a total investment of €15million by the park. Click the headline for more information

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Sylvan Beach cancels 2020 season

Sylvan Beach, New York, USA

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in upstate New York announced the cancellation of their 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, siting no guidance from the state, region or local authorities, as well as staffing issues. The park will continue with capital improvement projects over the summer. Click the headline for more information

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Texas parks reopen with restrictions

San Antonio, Texas, USA

In spite of surging COVID-19 cases, Texas allowed amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus to reopen. SeaWorld San Antonio, Wonderland Amusement Park and ZDT’s opened to the public, while the two Six Flags parks reopened to season passholders. Click the headline for more information

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