Playland Park settlement reached

Rye, New York, USA

After a year and a half of a bitter legal battle, Westchester County executives have reached an agreement to turn over management of Playland Park starting in 2022 to Standard Amusements, who have committed to spend $25 million on new rides, attractions and food service. Click the headline for more information


New York Six Flags parks cancel season

Queensbury, New York, USA

Six Flags Darien Lake and the chain’s Great Escape park in upstate New York will not open this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty over when they could be eased. Amusement parks are still classified by the state as “high-risk” entertainment, with no indication of when they could reopen. Click the headline for more information


Sylvan Beach cancels 2020 season

Sylvan Beach, New York, USA

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in upstate New York announced the cancellation of their 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, siting no guidance from the state, region or local authorities, as well as staffing issues. The park will continue with capital improvement projects over the summer. Click the headline for more information


Apex parks no more

Aliso Viejo, California, USA

Sad news for coaster lovers, especially for those who like wooden ones. Apex Parks Group is closing their two large amusement parks Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana and Fantasy Island in Grand Island, New York. The parks were home to nine coasters, including the first El Loco and four CCI woodies. Click the headline for more information


Legoland New York’s opening date

Goshen, New York, USA

It’s been over three years since planning began and today Legoland New York announced that the brand new park will be opening on America’s Independence Day holiday, July 4th, 2020. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions across seven themed “lands”, the park also confirmed that it will be the largest Legoland park in the world. Click the headline for more information


Tantrum opens at Darien Lake

Darien Center, New York, USA

Darien Lake opened Tantrum, the park’s new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter and their first roller coaster to open in a decade. The ride features a 100 foot tall (30.5m) vertical lift hill with a 95° drop, an Immelmann inversion and reaches speeds up to 52 mph (83.7 km/h). This Euro-Fighter 380 model is a clone of the Iron Shark coaster at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier near Houston, Texas. Click on the headline for more information