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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Sylvan Beach cancels 2020 season

Sylvan Beach, New York, USA

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in upstate New York announced the cancellation of their 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, siting no guidance from the state, region or local authorities, as well as staffing issues. The park will continue with capital improvement projects over the summer. Click the headline for more information

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Texas parks reopen with restrictions

San Antonio, Texas, USA

In spite of surging COVID-19 cases, Texas allowed amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus to reopen. SeaWorld San Antonio, Wonderland Amusement Park and ZDT’s opened to the public, while the two Six Flags parks reopened to season passholders. Click the headline for more information

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New park for Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

A local engineering firm has submitted plans to build a Funplex amusement park in Myrtle Beach, with construction set to begin in September. Planned attractions include a roller coaster encircling the property, as well as a drop tower. The park is expected to open by April next year. Click the headline for more information

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Scandia closes its doors for good

Ontario, California, USA

After 27 years, Scandia Amusement Park west of Los Angeles has ceased operations. The 8 acre park officially closed for renovations earlier in the week, but has since been sold and will not reopen. Most of its rides, including the two coasters, are listed for sale. Scandia’s other two parks, in Victorville and Sacramento, will remain open. Click the headline for more information

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