Another delay for American Dream?

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

The developer of American Dream mall and entertainment complex outside New York City have put up nearly half of their Mall Of America and West Edmonton Mall properties as collateral to secure $1.6m needed to complete the ambitious project. That means there could be a delay of the proposed October 25th partial opening. Click the headline for more information

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Steel Curtain debuts at Kennywood

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA

Steel Curtain, the first amusement park ride to be themed to a NFL team, opened at Kennywood. The custom inverting coaster is the tallest coaster in Pennsylvania at 220 feet (67m), its 9 inversions are the most of any coaster in North America, and it holds the world record for highest inversion at 197 feet (60m). Click the headline for more information

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Maxx Force Blasts Off

Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Maxx Force, an air launch coaster, opened at Six Flags Great America. Featuring five inversions, including the world’s tallest double inversion at 175 feet (53m) and fastest at 60 mph (96.5 km/h), it also has the fastest launch in North America going from 0-78 mph (0-125.5 km/h) in under 2 seconds! Click the headline for more information

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Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth opens

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, the world’s tallest and fastest rotating pendulum ride, opened at Six Flags Great Adventure. This Zamperla Giant Discovery stands 172 feet (52.5m) tall and reaches speeds up to 75 mph (121 km/h), matching CraZanity at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California. Click the headline for more information

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Pandemonium soars Over Georgia

Austell, Georgia, USA

Pandemonium opened at Six Flags Over Georgia near Atlanta. Standing 150 feet (46m) tall, the Zamperla Giant Discovery rotating pendulum attraction swings riders at speeds up to 70 mph (112.5 km/h) high above the park and is the first of three opening at Six Flags parks this year. Click the headline for more information

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Dolly Parton opens Wildwood Grove

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Dolly Parton officially opened Wildwood Grove, the largest expansion in Dollywood theme park history. Featuring eight new attractions and a cost of $37 million, Wildwood Grove is Dollywood’s largest capital investment ever and is the first new area added to the park since Wilderness Pass in 2008. Click the headline for more information

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Finnegan’s Flyer swings over Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Finnegan’s Flyer opened at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The S&S Screaming Swing ride provides amazing airtime as passengers soar 100 feet (30m) into the sky and although there are dozens of these rides located at parks the world over, you’ll be hard pressed to find one in a lovelier setting. Click the headline for more information

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Tigris to roar from April 19

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa will officially open Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster, on Friday April 19th, just in time for the Easter weekend. Sending riders head over heels some 150-foot (46m) in the air, the new attraction is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection, solidifying it as the state’s thrill-ride leader.
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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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