Global Pandemic closes parks worldwide

Burbank, California, USA

The Coronavirus global pandemic has closed or delayed the opening of almost every amusement park in the USA, Europe, Far East and Middle East. Strangely, Australia’s big four theme parks have vowed to remain open to visitors amid the outbreak, despite a government ban on public gatherings. 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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Six Flags announces 2020 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced all the new attractions coming to their parks in 2020, including the roller coasters Jersey Devil Coaster for Six Flags Great Adventure, Aquaman Power Wave for Six Flags Over Texas and Sidewinder Safari at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom along with a ton of flat rides and lots of new slides for their water parks. 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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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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Six Flags rebrands Darien Lake

Darien Center, New York, USA

It’s official. Darien Lake Theme Park is now Six Flags Darien Lake, returning to the park’s previous name from 1999-2006. In May 2018, Six Flags announced a purchase agreement with Premier Parks to take over the operations lease of five U.S. amusement and water parks, including Darien Lake’s theme park, water park, camping resort, hotel and amphitheater. Click the headline for more information

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CoasterForce Lives for 2019!

Make this year your most memorable ever by attending one of our CF Live meet ups! We’ll be visiting more parks than ever before and you – and your friends and family – are invited! Ride, chat and love coasters together with fellow enthusiasts. Everybody is welcome! Starting in March and running through December, we’ll be spending nearly three weeks visiting 18 different parks across the UK, USA and Europe. Click the headline for all the dates and locations

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