Lagoon opens at 15% capacity

Farmington, Utah, USA

Lagoon, near Salt Lake City, opened to the public with reduced capacity and COVID-19 safety guidelines in place. Prior reservations and face masks were required for the nearly 6000 guests that entered the park, however some rides were not open, as social distancing cannot be maintained in them. Click the headline for more information

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Universal Orlando reopening dates

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal Orlando Resort will be reopening on Friday, June 5th! The plan includes the Islands Of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks as well as Volcano Bay water park opening with reduced capacity. They will also have shortened hours, but not use a reservation system like many other parks are doing. Click the headline for more information

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New park for Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

A local engineering firm has submitted plans to build a Funplex amusement park in Myrtle Beach, with construction set to begin in September. Planned attractions include a roller coaster encircling the property, as well as a drop tower. The park is expected to open by April next year. Click the headline for more information

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Silverwood announces opening date

Athol, Idaho, USA

Silverwood will open May 30th-31st, becoming the first major American theme park to announce an official opening date. Both Silverwood and Boulder Beach water park will open for daily operation starting June 6th. Reduced park capacity and social distancing will be implemented. Click the headline for more information

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West Coast Racing at Magic Mountain

Valencia, California, USA

The long delayed, or should we say long awaited, West Coast Racers finally opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Branded as the “world’s first single track quadruple racing coaster,” the Premier Rides coaster has a quasi Möbius layout that features four separate LSM launches and eight inversions. Click the headline for more information

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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

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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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Valkyria opens at Liseberg

Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

After many construction delays, Liseberg opens Valkyria. This Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster reaches a height of 152 feet (47 m) and a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) as it drops 164 feet (50m) through an underground tunnel. Valkyria is the only dive coaster in the Nordic countries and the northernmost B&M coaster in the world. Click the headline for more information

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