Phoenix to rise over Coney Island

Brooklyn, New York, USA

After being closed for the iconic Ferris Wheel’s 100th Anniversary year due to COVID-19, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be adding a new Vekoma family suspended coaster in 2021. Phoenix will rise 68 feet (21m) over the famous Coney Island boardwalk, reaching speeds up to 34 mph (55 km/h). Click the headline for more information


Two new coasters for Tayto Park

Ashbourne, Meath, Ireland

Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo, announced approval on two new steel intertwining rollercoasters which will begin construction in 2021 to open to the public in 2023. The rollercoasters, to be designed and built by Vekoma, represent a total investment of €15million by the park. Click the headline for more information


Seventh coaster for Fårup Sommerland

Blokhus, Nordjylland, Denmark

Fårup Sommerland announced they will be adding a Vekoma family boomerang coaster for 2020. Saven, which is Danish for Saw, will be the park’s seventh coaster and the first since Orkanen, a Vekoma suspended family coaster, opened in 2013. It’s the same type of coaster as Raik at Phantasialand in Germany and Accelerator at Drayton Manor in the UK, but with a unique layout. Click the headline for more information


Energylandia reveals RMC for 2020

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

At a press conference today, Energylandia revealed details about their planned 2020 expansion. This new area of the park will cover 150 hectares and feature several attractions. Its most notable ride will be Zadra, an RMC Wooden Coaster which will be close to 200 feet (60m) tall and reach speeds of 71.5 mph (115 km/h). Click the headline for more information


Kings Island to remove Firehawk

Mason, Ohio, USA

Kings Island has announced that Firehawk, the park’s Vekoma flying coaster, will be removed at the end of the 2018 season. Its last days of operation will be during the final weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 26-28. Although no reason for the removal was given, it’s widely assumed that it’s to make room for a new coaster next year or in 2020. Click the headline for more information and videos


Robin Hood to receive RMC conversion

Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, the Netherlands

The Robin Hood wooden coaster at Walibi Holland will be closed until 2019, and redesigned by Rocky Mountain Construction. Robin Hood was built by Vekoma in 2000, when Six Flags operated the park. RMC has performed several rebuilds of wooden coasters in the past. Robin Hood is slated to be the company’s first conversion project outside North America, although they built a coaster from the ground up in Sweden in 2016. Click the headline for more information


Dorney Park removes Stinger

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Dorney Park removed Stinger, a Vekoma Inverted Boomerang that has operated since 2012. A statement by the park claims the coaster was removed for “future planning opportunities”. This is the second time in ten years the site has been cleared after Laser, the classic Schwarzkopf looping coaster, was removed in 2008. Click the headline for more information