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


Alton Towers reveals Wicker Man wooden coaster

Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK

Alton Towers reveals Wicker Man, a GCI wooden coaster set to open in spring 2018. Wicker Man, which will be the UK’s first wooden coaster in more than 20 years, has a height of 57.6 feet (17.5m) and a track length of 2,028 feet (618m). It is themed to a mystical group called the Beornen, and will feature fire effects. Click the headline for more information


Dollywood clears land for future expansion

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Huge tracts of land are being cleared in Dollywood, the largest amusement park in Tennessee. Forest has been cut down and the terrain leveled in a substantial area in the center of the park, on a hill which has not previously been developed. Dollywood has not issued a press release yet, and it is believed that developments will not be ready until after the 2018 season. Click the headline for more information