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    Accident on Adventureland's Raging River

    Not good. Raft overturned leaving four in hospital with three in critical condition. Second major accident on the ride in the last 5 years.
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    Your Top 10 coasters that you've ridden the least

    After creating my coaster count spreadsheet (yeah, I finally got around to it) I realized how little I've ridden many of my top coasters and started wondering if others have done similarly. I also noticed that many of my favorites dropped quite a bit the more I rode them. Guess that's just...
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    Cheetah at Wild Adventures retired

    So Cheetah, the CCI woodie at Wild Adventures in Georgia, has been retired. The coaster was closed all of last year and has been removed from the park's website rides page, but is still on the park map. Nothing about the coaster has been posted on the park's social media platforms, but the park...
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    New amusement park for Macao?

    Thought I would post this since @roomraider didn't even know anything about it, as plans to build an amusement park at Hac Sa Beach in Macao, China, have been unveiled. Set to debut in 2021, the leisure zone will offer family entertainment facilities and youth adventure and farming experiences...
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    CF Inversions page NL2

    We're planning on updating our Inversions page and need help creating inversion animations to post. Anyone interested in helping to create them please reply. Thanks
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    Defunct Coaster Count

    I could have sworn we already had one of these, but can't find the thread any more. Not counting the five coasters at La Feria Chapultepec Magico, because I do believe the park will open again at some point, I'm now at exactly 160 coasters that no longer exist. Now to find that coaster count...
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    KMG sued over Ohio Fire Ball accident

    A lawsuit was filed in the 2017 'Fire Ball' tragedy at the Ohio State Fair. The suit alleges Fire Ball manufacturer, KMG, designed a defective product and knew about it at least five years before the deadly malfunction. Attorney Mike Rourke, who represents Fire Ball victim, Tamica Dunlap, says...
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    Silver Dollar City | Mystic River Falls | River Rapids

    Silver Dollar City has removed the Lost River of the Ozarks rapids ride to make room for a huge new 2020 project. No details about what the park is working on, but in addition to the ride, a very large area surrounding the attraction has been cleared. Compare this arial photo... with this...
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    Coney Island park expansion to continue

    In another step toward the new Coney Island envisioned under the 2009 rezoning, the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation released a request for proposals, or RFP, for the creation and operation of new rides, games and other attractions for the empty lots between the Cyclone roller coaster and...
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    Knott's adding free-roaming multi-player VR attraction

    VRstudios and Cedar Fair announced today that the virtual reality company will design and install a specialized VR experience at Knott's Berry Farm and the upcharge attraction will open the second quarter of this year. “Our collaboration with VRstudios to develop a new custom-built, immersive...
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    Hansa Park 2017 additions

    Hansa Park is adding a fully themed Gerstlauer Sky Fly called Kärnapulten to their ride lineup for 2017. The previously announced Der Kleine Zar kiddie coaster that was supposed to open during the 2016 season will also definitely open this year. Kärnapulten will be replacing the Torre Del Mar...
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    Kentucky Kingdom new for 2017

    Today Kentucky Kingdom announced the addition of "Eye of the Storm", a 73 foot (22 m) tall Larsen Giant Loop ride, for 2017. The park is also upgrading its classic wooden coaster, Thunder Run, which will receive a new PTC train and track modifications at a cost of more than half a million...
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    Särkänniemi | Hype | Premier Sky Rocket II

    The recent photo below shows that Särkänniemi has removed its kiddie river ride. Could a new coaster be on it's way? Edited to correct that it's the kiddie river ride that was removed. - ECG
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    Best Backyard Coaster?

    Today a French guy posted a message on our Facebook page with a link to his Facebook page. I've seen a lot of people try building these in the past, but I think this "Crazy Mouse" could be the best attempt at building a backyard coaster yet. It uses an elevator lift and even has a fog machine...
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    Tripsdrill complete Karacho area with new attractions

    Today Erlebnispark Tripsdrill opened the new family attraction "Heißer Ofen" (Hot oven). The ride features classic motorcycles with sidecars that move up and down as the ride rotates. The opening marks the completion the 9000 m2 "Karle Kolbenfresser" (Carl Pistoneater) area of the park...
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    2-year-old boy killed by alligator at Disney Resort

    Source with video.
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    Six Flags All-Season THE FLASH Pass

    So Six Flags is now offering an all-season Flash Pass. It's currently on sale for $399, but will go up to $799 this summer. You have to have a season pass or be a park member in order to purchase the pass. THE FLASH Pass is only valid at the park where you purchased the season pass, even though...
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    64 Riders evacuated from SheiKra

    Here we go again. Although it doesn't say so in this report, apparently an electrical issue caused the safety system to kick in. Source with video.
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    Rainbow MagicLand to join the VR Coaster revolution

    Looks like Italy will be getting their first VR coaster. I'm surprised it's Rainbow MagicLand instead of Gardaland or Mirabilandia. Source So speculation has begun on which coaster will feature the VR experience. My first guess was Bombo, the park's Vekoma junior coaster, but from what I've...
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    Your Park Count

    Since we all like lists and keeping track of where we've been and what we've ridden. :P It's 236 for me: ADVENTURE CITY (Anaheim, California) ADVENTURE PARK USA (New Market, Maryland) ADVENTUREDOME (Las Vegas, Nevada) ADVENTURELAND (Farmingdale, Long Island) ADVENTURELAND (Altoona, Iowa)...