Coney Island removing all its rides

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Coney Island Amusement Park – not New York City’s famous Brooklyn beach-side amusement park neighborhood – will remove all amusement rides and attractions at the end of the 2019 season in order to focus on their water park operations. With limited funds and resources available, the park determined that guests are more interested in the water park. Click the headline for more information


Six Flags announces 2020 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced all the new attractions coming to their parks in 2020, including the roller coasters Jersey Devil Coaster for Six Flags Great Adventure, Aquaman Power Wave for Six Flags Over Texas and Sidewinder Safari at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom along with a ton of flat rides and lots of new slides for their water parks. Click the headline for more information


Another delay for American Dream?

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

The developer of American Dream mall and entertainment complex outside New York City have put up nearly half of their Mall Of America and West Edmonton Mall properties as collateral to secure $1.6m needed to complete the ambitious project. That means there could be a delay of the proposed October 25th partial opening. Click the headline for more information


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