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Updated Europa-Park coaster themed around Moulin Rouge

Updated Europa-Park coaster themed around Moulin Rouge

The landmark attraction of the French themed area of ​​Europa-Park, the enclosed Eurosat rollercoaster, will be extensively modified this summer, and will be themed around the Moulin Rouge. The rails and cables, as well as the technology and the subjecting, of the Eurosat – CanCan Coaster will be completely renewed. The ride, created by Mack […]

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Sweden’s first dark ride to open at Furuvik

Sweden’s first dark ride to open at Furuvik

In May of 2018, Furuvik, an amusement park located north of Stockholm, will open the first interactive dark ride in Sweden. By investing over SEK 25 million ($3 million), and with the help of dark ride specialist Sally Corporation, the old dark ride Spökborgen (the Ghost Castle) is being completely transformed into a brand new […]

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Two new high thrill rides coming to Splish Splash

Two new high thrill rides coming to Splish Splash

Splish Splash in Calverton, New York, will add two new attractions by WhiteWater West in 2018, Riptide Racer and Bombs Away. Riptide Racer is a four lane racing mat slide. Guests are drenched as they charge down the enclosed flumes in a chase for the finish line. Bombs Away will feature two dueling 300 foot […]

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Festival City comes to Walibi Rhône-Alpes

Festival City comes to Walibi Rhône-Alpes

Walibi Rhône-Alpes’ new area Festival City, which is set to open for the 2018 season, will feature three new attractions by Zamperla. The first attraction of its kind installed in a French amusement park, the Vertical Swing has a capacity of 32 passengers and reaches 49.7 meters high. Sitting on a swing, visitors experience a […]

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Megabugs invade Wild Adventures

Megabugs invade Wild Adventures

There’s a buzz in the air at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, as the park expands in the 2018 season with the addition of Megabugs! Adventure Encounters. It is an immersive and interactive area, featuring more than 70 new exhibits of larger-than-life insects perfect for “bugologists” of any age to explore. It will […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the Year of the Dog

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the Year of the Dog

The all-new Lunar New Year event will take place in L.A. from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park. Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and plum blossom Wishing Trees, guests will see the 12 zodiac animal […]

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Epic Waters opens

Epic Waters opens

Epic Waters, Grand Prairie, Texas’ new $88 million indoor waterpark facility, has opened its doors to the public, as guests from all over Dallas-Fort Worth poured in to experience the one-of-a-kind facility. The waterpark, which spans 80,000-plus square feet (7,432+ sq m) and stands as the largest indoor waterpark under a single custom curved retractable roof […]

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Hong Kong Disneyland’s multi year expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland’s multi year expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) has commenced a multi-year transformation of the park, featuring new attractions and entertainment experiences. The first to open next year under this expansion project will be a Moana-themed entertainment venue in Adventureland. “We are thrilled to create amazing first-of-a-kind experiences based on some of Disney’s best brands, including Marvel and […]

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Valleyfair’s North Star placed in US travel awards

Valleyfair’s North Star placed in US travel awards

The newest ride at Minnesota amusement park Valleyfair (owned by major operator Cedar Entertainment) placed fourth in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best New Amusement Park Attraction. The 230-foot-tall Starflyer (by Funtime) named North Star made its debut at Valleyfair in 2017. It spins riders more than 20 stories above […]

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Dreamworld’s flying start to 2018

Dreamworld’s flying start to 2018

Australia’s biggest theme park Dreamworld has announced it will be home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first flying theatre, in a partnership between parent company Ardent Leisure and leading simulation company Brogent Technologies Inc. The Gold Coast theme park is set to launch an Australian-themed i-Ride flying theatre in late 2018. It will be housed in […]

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