Kennywood retires four rides

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA

Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh will retire four of its rides, the classic Kangaroo, Bayern Kurve, Paratrooper and the Volcano Enterprise, ahead of its season opening in spring 2021. The Kangaroo was the last of its kind. Certain attractions at its sister park Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, will also be retired. Click the headline for more information

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Skyline Park ditches Dragster

Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, Germany

Skyline Park is getting rid of Sky Dragster, the park’s Maurer Rides Spike coaster that opened in June, 2017. The park decided to call it quits and remove the prototype motorbike ride after three years of operational difficulties, suffering from more down time than up. Good luck to Carnival Cruise Lines. Click the headline for more information

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Say goodbye to Vortex

Mason, Ohio, USA

Kings Island announced that Vortex, the park’s classic Arrow multi-looping roller coaster, will be retired at the end of the 2019 season. The park claims that most rides of this type last between 25-30 years and since Vortex is currently in its 33rd operating season, the coaster has reached the end of its service life. Click the headline for more information

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Coney Island removing all its rides

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Coney Island Amusement Park – not New York City’s famous Brooklyn beach-side amusement park neighborhood – will remove all amusement rides and attractions at the end of the 2019 season in order to focus on their water park operations. With limited funds and resources available, the park determined that guests are more interested in the water park. 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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Thorpe Park dumps Loggers Leap

Chertsey, Surrey, UK

Thorpe Park announced the permanent closure and removal of Loggers Leap. Speculation about the log flume’s future has been floating around, unlike it’s boats, since it’s sudden closure at the end of the 2015 season. The announcement sinks any rumours that it will be making a splashback, but does open the floodgates to a wave of speculation. Click the headline for more information

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Volcano The Blast Coaster no more

Doswell, Virginia, USA

After nearly a year of sitting dormant, Kings Dominion announced that Volcano – The Blast Coaster, the park’s one-of-a-kind Intamin Suspended Catapult Coaster, will be removed after 20 years of operation. Known for its dual launches that propels the train out of the top of the structure, the coaster remained a guest favorite ever since it opened. Click the headline for more information

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Silver Dollar City’s river rapids removed

Branson, Missouri, USA

Silver Dollar City has removed the Lost River of the Ozarks rapids ride to make room for a huge new 2020 project. In addition to the ride removal and draining the lake, a very large area surrounding the attraction has been cleared. Deconstruction began about a month ago, but no hints were given as to why the ride was torn down or what will replace it. Click the headline for more information

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