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.


Pantheon for Busch Gardens in 2020

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced that Pantheon, an Intamin multi LSM launch coaster, will be coming to their park in 2020. Featuring four launches, including a swing and backwards launch and reaching speeds up to 72.5 mph (116.5 km/h), it will be the fastest multi-launch coaster in the Americas. Click the headline for more information


Hersheypark presents Candimonium

Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Candymonium was officially revealed as the centerpiece to Hersheypark’s massive new Chocolatetown development opening in Summer 2020. The park’s 15th roller coaster will be it’s tallest, fastest and longest at 210 feet (64m) tall, 4,636 feet (1,413m) long and reaching speeds of 76mph (122.3 km/h). Click the headline for more information


Steel Curtain debuts at Kennywood

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA

Steel Curtain, the first amusement park ride to be themed to a NFL team, opened at Kennywood. The custom inverting coaster is the tallest coaster in Pennsylvania at 220 feet (67m), its 9 inversions are the most of any coaster in North America, and it holds the world record for highest inversion at 197 feet (60m). Click the headline for more information


Maxx Force Blasts Off

Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Maxx Force, an air launch coaster, opened at Six Flags Great America. Featuring five inversions, including the world’s tallest double inversion at 175 feet (53m) and fastest at 60 mph (96.5 km/h), it also has the fastest launch in North America going from 0-78 mph (0-125.5 km/h) in under 2 seconds! Click the headline for more information


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


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


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