Super Nintendo World opening delayed

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

The opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, initially planned for Feb. 4, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new themed area will include a Mario Kart-inspired ride and other augmented reality attractions. Click the headline for more information

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Inside Look returns with bonus

Orlando, Florida, USA

The popular Inside Look event is returning to SeaWorld Orlando with a new behind-the-scenes experience allowing guests get a look at the maintenance of the Mako B&M coaster. Guests will also get to talk with the staff at six animal facilities. Click the headline for more information

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Phoenix to rise over Coney Island

Brooklyn, New York, USA

After being closed for the iconic Ferris Wheel’s 100th Anniversary year due to COVID-19, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be adding a new Vekoma family suspended coaster in 2021. Phoenix will rise 68 feet (21m) over the famous Coney Island boardwalk, reaching speeds up to 34 mph (55 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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Playland Park settlement reached

Rye, New York, USA

After a year and a half of a bitter legal battle, Westchester County executives have reached an agreement to turn over management of Playland Park starting in 2022 to Standard Amusements, who have committed to spend $25 million on new rides, attractions and food service. Click the headline for more information

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Six Flags New Orleans resurrection?

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

City officials have released a request for a developer to restore the former site of the area’s Six Flags amusement park which was left devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Proposals will be accepted until February 9 and officials will select a developer by the end of June 2021. Click the headline for more information

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Legoland Florida expansion plans

Winter Haven, Florida, USA

According to local news reports, Legoland Florida has submitted planning documents that show the park would like to clear 4.5 acres (18,211 m²) of their parking lot to build a new themed area that features several new rides and attractions, including a Tornado, a drop tower and a roller coaster. Click the headline for more information

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Super Nintendo World opening in 2021

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

Universal Studios Japan announced that Super Nintendo World will open February 4th. The new $580 million themed area will feature augmented reality attractions based on the game series, such as Yoshi’s Adventure attraction and Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge ride inside a re-creation of Bowser’s Castle. Click the headline for more information

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