Wizarding World Coaster revealed

Orlando, Florida, USA

After almost two years of construction, Islands of Adventure finally reveals the new attraction coming to its Wizarding World section: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. This heavily themed coaster will open on June 13, 2019. It replaces Dragon Challenge (formerly Duelling Dragons), which was demolished in 2017. Click the headline for more information


Energylandia reveals RMC for 2020

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

At a press conference today, Energylandia revealed details about their planned 2020 expansion. This new area of the park will cover 150 hectares and feature several attractions. Its most notable ride will be Zadra, an RMC Wooden Coaster which will be close to 200 feet (60m) tall and reach speeds of 71.5 mph (115 km/h). Click the headline for more information


Skywarp for SeaWorld San Diego in 2019

San Diego, California, USA

SeaWorld San Diego confirmed that they will be getting a Skyline Attractions Skywarp called Tidal Twister in 2019. Unlike Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, a standard Skywarp model that opened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this summer, this will be the Horizon variation – making it the first of its kind and only the second Skywarp to be built. Click the headline for more information


Hersheypark’s sweet expansion for 2020

Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Hersheypark announced a new $150 million expansion called Hershey’s Chocolatetown will be coming to the park in 2020. The new 23 acre (93077m²) themed area will feature a new park entrance as well as a B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) hyper coaster that will be the fastest, tallest and longest in the park! Click the headline for more information, photos and video


Busch Gardens Tampa announces Tigris

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced the addition of Tigris, a Premier Rides Sky Rocket II launch coaster for 2019. Tigris will soar to a height of 150 feet (46m) at speeds up to 60 mph (97 km/h), making it Florida’s tallest launch coaster. Additionally, a future makeover for the currently-defunct wooden coaster Gwazi was teased. Click the headline for more information


Two new attractions for Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced that both their theme and water park will be getting new attractions in 2019. Coming to the Ireland themed area within the park is Finnegan’s Flyer, a pair of S&S Worldwide’s Screamin’ Swings, while Water Country USA will receive a new slide called the Cutback Water Coaster. Click the headline for more information


Carowinds gets snake bitten

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Carowinds announced Copperhead Strike, a new Mack Rides double launch coaster coming to the park in 2019. It gets its name from the track layout that consists of a series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers. The coaster also features five head-over-heels inversions during its two and a half minute ride. Click the headline for more information and videos


Six Flags announces 2019 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced the lineup of new attractions coming to each of the the chain’s parks in 2019. Ranging from roller coasters to water slides to new kiddie areas with family friendly rides, this is by far the largest group of new additions the chain has made due to the acquisition of five new properties earlier this year. Click the headline for a full listing and videos of the attractions


Record-breaking drop tower for Hansa

Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Hansa Park announced Highlander, a gyro drop tower manufactured by Funtime GmbH, will open in 2019. With a height of 394 feet (120m), it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in the world, and the third tallest overall. Highlander’s seats will be built to tilt, so riders drop down face first. Click the headline for more information and watch the announcement video


Kennywood announces Steel Curtain

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA

Kennywood announces Steel Curtain, a 197-foot (67m) coaster built by S&S Sansei. Steel Curtain will feature nine inversions and reach a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). The coaster is built in a collaboration with Pittsburgh Steelers, and will be the centerpiece of a new park area dedicated to the NFL team. Click the headline for more information plus lots of photos and videos