Abandoned Berlin park to return?

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

A German company that offers urban activities say they are working to revive the abandoned Spreepark amusement park as a meeting, cultural and recreation space. The park originally opened in 1969 before the fall of the Berlin Wall and was completely rebuilt before closing in 2001. Click the headline for more information

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Cedar Fair park openings cancelled

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

North American amusement park chain Cedar Fair announced that four of their parks will not be opening this year and another two will be closing at the end of the month due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The three parks remaining open have cancelled their Halloween events. Click the headline for more information

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More parks cancel 2020 season

Denver, Colorado, USA

Elitch Gardens is the latest amusement park to join the ever-growing list of parks that have decided to cancel their 2020 season completely. SeaBreeze amusement park in Rochester, New York, made the same announcement just 24 hours earlier, also citing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic as the reason. Click the headline for more information

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Piraten in Batavia opens after fire

Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Piraten in Batavia dark water ride reopened after a huge fire destroyed it, as well as most of the Holland and Sweden themed areas of the park, in 2018. The new 1.7 acre (7,000m²) indoor boat tour features 88 animatronic pirate characters, eight of which survived and were restored from the original ride. Click the headline for more information

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IAAPA Virtual Expo Asia opens online

Orlando, Florida, USA

The IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia opened with over 3000 registered attendees and 131 exhibitors. The three-day online event puts attraction owners, operators, and buyers on the virtual exhibit hall floor to see all that’s new in the attractions industry – all from the comfort and safety of their home or office. Click the headline for more information

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Halloween Horror Nights cancelled

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal theme parks announced they will not hold their Halloween Horror Nights this year due the coronavirus pandemic. The Orlando resort plans to maintain its daytime-only operating schedule, while a closure order in California has kept Universal Studios Hollywood closed for the past few months. Click the headline for more information

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New Intamin concepts revealed

Schaan, Liechtenstein

World renowned roller coaster and thrill ride manufacturer Intamin has revealed four new ride concepts. The new concepts include a single-rail launch coaster, a vertical launch coaster, and two water rides. Despite the diversity, roller coaster fans have noted their similarity to other coaster models. Click the headline for more information

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