Maurer Spinner for Adventureland

Altoona, Iowa, USA

Adventureland near Des Moines, Iowa announced the addition of The Phoenix, a Maurer Rides Spinning Coaster, for the 2019 season. According to park spokesperson Molly Vincent, the coaster will be over 50 feet (15m) tall and reach a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h) leading to speculation that it will be a SC2000 model. Click the headline for more information


New owner buys Kanonen for resale

Waterloo, Iowa, USA

Kanonen, the Intamin hydraulic launch coaster that served at Swedish park Liseberg from 2005 to 2016, has now been purchased by Lost Island Waterpark in Iowa, USA. However, in a move never seen before, the looping coaster will not be rebuilt at the park, but has instead been stated to be put up for resale. Click the headline for more information and to see videos of the ride