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

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Green Lantern shines no more

Valencia, California, USA

Six Flags Magic Mountain confirmed the closure of the park’s Intamin ZacSpin coaster – Green Lantern: First Flight. The ride was the last of the Intamin Ball Coasters (as they’re also known) to be built when it opened in July, 2011. Before that there had been three other versions constructed in Europe, all of which are still operating. Click the headline for more information

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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

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Efteling to remove Swiss Bob

Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands

Efteling confirmed the removal of Bob, the theme park’s Intamin Swiss Bob coaster, to make room for a new 15 million Euro ($17.3 million) Mack Rides duel family coaster called Max & Moritz. Bob, which will undergo demolition next September, has been down due to technical issues for over three months and will re-open on October 18, 2018. Click the headline for more information

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Infinity Falls opens at SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, Florida, USA

SeaWorld opened Infinity Falls, an Intamin Amusement Rides river rapids attraction themed around a lost jungle river surrounded by the remains of an ancient civilization. The unique feature of the ride is a 30 foot (9m) tall vertical elevator lift followed by a 40 foot (12m) drop, the tallest of any river raft in the world! Click the headline for more information and photos

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Europe’s tallest mega coaster opens

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

Energylandia opened Hyperion, their new-for-2018 Intamin mega coaster. Standing nearly 253 feet (77m) tall with a 84 degree 262.4 foot (80m) drop, this airtime machine reaches speeds just over 88 mph (142 km/h). Europe’s second tallest and fastest coaster also features a Stengel dive, tunnel and splash effect. Click the headline for more information and watch the videos

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Djurs Sommerland announce Tigeren

Nimtofte, Århus, Denmark

Djurs Sommerland announced Tigeren, the park’s new Intamin Super Gyro Swing attraction scheduled to open in 2019. Reaching heights of nearly 148 feet (45m) and speeds up to 62 mph (100 km/h), it’s the tallest and fastest attraction in the park and Denmark’s largest rotating pendulum swing ride! Click the headline for more information and watch the video

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Linnanmäki announces Taiga launch coaster

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Linnänmaki Amusement Park announces the debut of Taiga, the biggest coaster in Finland, for 2019. This coaster from Intamin AG will feature two launches and four inversions across more than a kilometer of track, and reach speeds of 66 mph (104 km/h) and heights of over 170 feet (52 m). It replaces Vonkaputous, a Premier water coaster which was removed in 2017. Click the headline for more information

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Heide Park’s Colossos to reopen in 2019

Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany

Heide Park announced that Colossos, the Intamin wooden coaster that has been out of operation since 2016, will reopen in 2019. The coaster was closed mid-season after severe material degradation was discovered, and the extensive costs of repair led many to fear that it would never reopen. However, 12 million Euros (nearly $15 million) will be invested in retracking and repair works, restoring the coaster to its former glory. Click the headline for more information

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