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OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
(Listed Alphabetically)

 

 

 

----    INTERNATIONAL SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (4/28/17) Germany's Fort Fun Amusement Park Sold (MORE...)
    (4/24/17) Kolmarden May Reopen Wildfire Soon (MORE...)
    (4/20/17) Slagharen Opens Gold Rush Launched Coaster (MORE...)
    (4/11/17) Legendia - Poland Getting Killer New Vekoma Coaster (MORE...)
    (4/11/17) Dreamland Will Be Different When It Opens in May (MORE...)
    (4/11/17) Tayto Park - More Viking Voyage Photos (MORE...)

 

ADLABS IMAGICA (India)

Park News - (2/1/16) According to the local news in India, the owners of the Adlabs Imagica theme park are now planning to open two more theme parks elsewhere in India over the next 3 to 5 years. In addition to the existing park near Mumbai, they say they are looking at sites for new parks in Delhi to the North and either Hyderabad or Bangalore to the South. As for the main park, they have plans to expand it as well, adding a "snow park" and an "adventure" later during this calendar year. They are also planning to add an additional 171 rooms to their nearby hotel, Novotel Imaginca Khopoli.

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

ADVENTURE ISLAND  (UK)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

ADVENTURE WONDERLAND (UK)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

ADVENTURE WORLD (Australia)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ALPEN PARK (Brazil)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

AQUALANDIA (Benidorm, Spain)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

AQUALANDIA (Italy)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

BAGATELLE  (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

BAKKEN  (Denmark)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2014

 

BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

BEIJING SHIJINGSHAN Amusement Park  (China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

BELANTIS  (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

???? - New Attraction - Planning - (11/22/14) Belantis has been asking their guests online to choose from one of three new attraction concepts with a 3 million Euro budget to build for a future season. AirTimers reports that the choices are between a new area with a large ferris wheel and flume ride, a possible new coaster (or themeing for the park’s existing Huracan) or the most popular in the vote… a new whitewater flume ride with a temple theme.

 

BELLEWAERDE PARK (Belgium)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

icon_STOP2017 - Dawson Duel / Racing Alpine Coasters - (2/4/17) Bellewaerde has posted a nice computer simulation of their new dueling alpine coasters attraction along with the name: Dawson Duel. Based on the video it looks like guests will load in a station at the top of the ride's layout and be dispatched out side-by-side to allow for racing action all the way to the bottom. Check out the below and you can also click here to see some construction photos from the official website.

    (1/23/17) Big news for Bellewaerde has come out this week as the park has announced that they will build a "Dueling Alpine Coaster" attraction at the park for the 2017 season, but on a "manmade hillside". Built at a cost of 4 million Euro, they are billing it as a first of its kind attraction in Europe, allowing guests to actually race each other down the hill on side-by-side tracks. The Alpine Coaster hardware will come from Wiegand. I’ve got to admit, I like this concept, considering that the speed of an Alpine Coaster ride is controlled by the rider’s use of the braking levers, this could prove to be a fun concept to see who can resist the urge to pull the brake lever and make the run at full speed.

 

BETO CARRERO WORLD (Brazil)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2015 or 2016 either.

???? - The Chiller - Project On Hold -
    (8/30/12) All the pieces of The Chiller are now said to be on site and the park is expected to possibly reopen the coaster sometime in 2013. (Note: Has not happened yet to my knowledge)
    (7/16/12) New pictures showing off pieces of The Chiller on site at Beto Carrero World can be found here.
    (7/2/12) According to this article Beto Carrero World has started to receive shipments of the former Batman & Robin: The Chiller coaster that once ran at Six Flags Great Adventure.

 

BON BON LAND  (Denmark)
The park was owned by the Bon Bon candy company but was purchased by Parques Reunidos.

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

CAVALLINO MATTO (Italy)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM (Guangzhou, China)

icon_STOP2017 - Killer Whale Breeding Facility - (3/6/17) Despite the news article in the link below claiming that the new killer whale breeding facility was at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park, one of our readers who is familiar with the park tells us that the new breeding facility is actually off-site and not part of the actual theme park.
    (3/1/17) While Killer Whale breeding is now officially over in the US with the voluntary stoppage from the SeaWorld parks, it looks like China is ready to pick up the slack. According to this article the Chimelong Group has now opened their first Killer Whale breeding center at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom park. The park already has nine orcas on site (5 males, 4 females).

 

CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

DENNLYS PARC (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

DIDILAND (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

DREAMLAND (Margate, UK)

Park News - (1/7/17) Some good news has arrived for Dreamland this week, as the financially troubled restored heritage ride park has received a 10 million investment boost from Cayman Islands based Arrowgrass to help improve the park facilities ahead of a planned attempt to sell the park (hopefully to a more experienced operator with deep pockets) to take place later this year.
    (9/29/16) Dreamland will mutate into Screamland after dark to put on an award-winning scare festival for six nights, Fridays and Saturdays from Oct 14 to 29. This year's event features five haunted mazes, plus sideshows and roaming characters.

    (6/1/16) Dreamland may have reopened last year, but the resurrected amusement park has already been forced to "call in administrators" after failing to build up enough business to support their bills. According to the reports the park will reopen open however, as they look to find another operator willing to take it on and keep the park running.

icon_STOP2017 - Internal Improvements - (4/11/17) According to the local news Dreamland will be "massively different" when it reopens for the 2017 season following a multi-million investment that has revamped sections of the park and added a performance stage venue able to accommodate 15,000, plus the addition of a thousand new trees to help make the site more park-like. Look for Dreamland to reopen on May 26.

 

DREAM ISLAND / Formerly DREAMWORKS MOSCOW (Russia)

icon_STOP???? - New Park - Under Construction - (4/10/17) The former DreamWorks themed park in Russia is still under construction it seems... even without a DreamWorks theme. As I understand it the park is now being called Dream Island. The spires of the park's large fake castle entrance plaza are quickly rising into the skyline already however and can be seen in the latest photo updates posted to ThemeparX.
    (11/13/15) A great photo update showing off the site of the future Dreamworks Moscow theme park site has been posted to ThemeparX this week. A pair of local photographers went out to photograph the site, which is now surrounded by a construction wall with guards, and with a banner showing off a piece of concept art. Scroll down more and you'll find pictures of the actual site mapped out as well for future development. According to the banner, construction has begun as of the 3rd Quarter 2015 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. We hope to find out more official information about this project in the near future.
    (5/19/15) It has been quite some time since we’ve heard anything at all about the once announced “DreamWorks” indoor theme park planned for Russia, but new details were finally given out at an urban planning meeting this month. The large indoor complex will feature not only a small theme park, but a multi-screen cinema, children’s cafes, retail and dining locations, a concert hall, hotel and a children’s yachting school.
   The complex is to be built by 2018 in Nagatinskaya Poima, and it will also share the space with Russian animator Soyuzmultfilm who will run their own small theme park next door. If this first location works out, they hope to build two more in Russia in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
 

 

DRIEVLIET (The Netherlands)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time

 

ENERGYLANDIA (Poland)

2017 - Three New Coasters - (10/3/16) According to a post on Twitter from VHCoasters, Energylandia in Poland have announced three new coasters coming to the park for 2017.
    Speed Water Coaster - which appears to be an Intamin creation that will feature a vertical lift hill.
    Name Unknown - a Vekoma Family Boomerang Rebound coaster
    Dragon Coaster - a powered Dragon Wagon style kiddie coaster

icon_STOP2018 - Mega Coaster - (2/10/17) Last year we mentioned that Energylandia was considering two proposed coaster designs for their mega 2018 coaster project. Apparently they made their selection back in December to move ahead with the Intamin designed proposal and posted a new video of the project showing off what the coaster will look like when it opens in 2018.
    One of the interesting things that has been changed since the original video proposal is that the train in the animation has changed from a transitional 2-wide Intamin style train to a new 4-seat wide straight-across seating train design, and not like the staggered seating style that was done on Hersheypark's SkyRush. Of course this is just concept animation and we'll have to wait to see what the final product looks like.

    (10/3/16) Energylandia also announced the addition of a new MegaCoaster for the park in 2018, but are putting two competing projects to the public to decide which they like best. One is an Intamin Mega Coaster while the other is a Vekoma MC1340 Skydash coaster that is also impressive.

 

ESSELWORLD (India)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

ETNALAND  (Italy)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

2016_1030_Construction1FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

icon_STOP2017 - Two New Rides - (10/31/16) A Screamscape reader visiting Fantasilandia (Chile) reported in that the park has started construction on two new attractions for 2017, one that sounded like a Tagada style flat ride for adults and the other appeared to be similar to the S&S Jungle Swing ride for kids, but is likely a clone of the concept from an unknown supplier.

 

FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2016 either.

 

FANTASY ISLAND  (Skegness, United Kingdom)

Park News - (3/7/16) Fantasy Island (UK) has confirmed that the park has now been sold to an international events company named Mellors Group Events. Based on their website it looks like they are used to putting on large but seasonal amusement style events, such as summer festivals or winter wonderlands, but taking ownership of the Fantasy Island theme park may be the first permanent facility.

icon_STOP2017 - New Attractions - (11/11/16) According to the local news Fantasy Island will see new attractions added in 2017 from a new investment by the park's new owners, Mellors Group. New attractions will include a "multi-platform indoor mini golf course", an American style bowling alley and six new small family rides.

 

FANTAWILD DREAMLAND (Zhuzhou, China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

FANTAWILD DREAMLAND (Xiamen, China)

Park News - (9/22/16) According to a post on Facebook the Fantawild theme park in Xiamen has suffered serious damage as a typhoon passed nearby. Photos of the damaged park were posted to Facebook last week, as the park remains closed to repair the damage.

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

FIABILANDIA (Italy)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FORT FUN (Germany)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

icon_STOPPark News - (4/28/17) According to this news report Germany’s Fort Fun amusement park has been sold from Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) to Looping Group for €7 million.

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FRAISPERTUIS CITY Park (France)

2017 - Golden Driller - (7/4/16) Fraispertuis City will add an Intamin Giant Drop tower in 2017 with different options of drop seats on each side to be called Golden Driller. You can see concept art of the themed base and queue for the ride as well as a technical drawing from Intamin which lists that the ride will have four drop cars: a standard sit down car, a Sit Down & Tilt car, a Floorless & Tilt car and a Stand-Up & Tilt car. The tower will stand 216 feet tall.

 

FREIZEITPARK PLOHN (Germany)

icon_STOP2017 - Drachen Wirbel - (4/10/17) Freizeitpark Plohn will soon open a new coaster for the 2017 season called Drachen Wirbel, which roughly translates as "Dragonspine" according to Google. This will be a new kid sized figure-8 shaped compact spinning coaster from SBF Visa Group.

icon_STOP2019 - New Coaster - Rumor - (4/10/17) According to a post at Airtimers, permits have been filed from Freizeitpark Plohn to build a new coaster for 2019 from Mack Rides. The perhaps mention it as being a "Big Dipper Coaster" which is believed to be similar to the new BigDipper model coaster from Mack, the first of which just opened last year at Walibi Holland as Lost Gravity.

 

FREIZEIT-LAND GEISELWIND (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

FREIZEITPARK RUHPOLDING (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2017 - New Attraction - (6/3/16) I'm told that the park has promised to announce another new attraction coming for the 2017 season sometime later this summer.

 

GEISELWIND (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added in 2016 either.

 

GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

GREAT YARMOUTH PLEASURE BEACH (UK)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time

 

GYEONGJI WORLD (South Korea)

icon_STOP2017 - Alpine Coaster / B&M Dive Machine - Planned - (11/7/16) A series of snow covered alpine-resort themed artwork has been posted by RCDB showing off a possible new B&M Dive Machine coaster planned for the Gyeongji World theme park in South Korea, with the coaster planned to open sometime in 2017. So far they report that only the station area seems to have been built, and there is no sign of the "Alpine Coaster" itself as of yet.

 

HELLENDOORN (The Netherlands)
H.I.G. Capital France

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

HOT GO PARK - Happy Jungle World &
HOT GO PARK - Dreamworld
(Under Construction)
(Fushun, China)

2017 - B&M MegaCoaster - Confirmed - (4/8/16)

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A reader sent in a fresh batch of pictures from the B&M plant in Ohio of the new yellow Mega coaster track, confirmed to be going to Hot Go Park in China. Speaking of which, the coaster will actually be set up in an second entirely new theme park under construction at the Hot Go Park complex in China from the existing park.
    Following the theme parks in China can be difficult, but there is the existing Hot Go Park - Happy Jungle World that is now open and was built at the top of a mountain area, meanwhile there is a Hot Go Dreamworld park that is currently under construction at the bottom and near a huge castle themed hotel and waterpark. This new park under construction is where the previous B&M Wing Coaster was being built. According to one of my sources the new Mega coaster is actually supposed to go into the same new park under construction as the Wing coaster that is expected to open by late 2016, though the new coaster will likely open after the rest of the park.

 

ISLA MAGICA (Spain)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

JANFUSUN FANCYWORLD (Taiwan)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

JINLING HAPPY WORLD (China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

KINGOLAND (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

KNIGHT VALLEY
Shenzhen, China

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

KOLMARDEN  (Sweden)

icon_STOPPark News - (4/25/17) According to what I'm hearing, Kolmarden is working through the necessary permitting issues, but expects Wildfire to reopen to the public by mid June if all goes well.
    (1/31/17) Great news for coaster lovers, because according to an article posted to Loopings, the Wildfire coaster will not be torn down. If you forgot, Wildfire was closed late last year when the local authorities for some reason decided to “withdraw” the building permits for the ride… after it was already built and running for the entire summer season. Crazy… I know… but the fear was that the coaster would be torn down and now it wont.
   Now I don’t think it is entirely out of the woods yet, as they have yet to give Kolmarden permission to reopen the coaster just yet, but I’m guessing it is all the matter of just having all the right paperwork and permits run through again along with a final thumbs-up from the government. If all goes well, I’d hope to see Wildfire running again this summer.
    (10/31/16) For what it is worth, someone has created an official "Save Wildfire at Kolmarden" petition page at Change.org and are asking that all coaster enthusiasts sign on to help bring the issue greater awareness.
    (10/28/16) File this story under me just not understanding how the law works in other countries, but according to the translation of this article the Wildfire coaster at Kolmarden is in jeopardy of being torn down. As I recall the ride was given permission to be built, then delayed due to objections from environmentalists... then given permission again to go ahead. Now it seems that the department of "Land and Environmental" issues is retroactively revoking the 2014 building permits the park had, giving them permission to build Wildfire, saying that a much more extensive impact study should have been before before permission was given. The end result is that somehow the park now has a coaster standing that was technically built without the right permits... even though they had them at the time.
    How this all works, by changing the rules and status of permits after the fact, just boggles the mind, as they perform the legal equivalent of the plot of the Terminator movie series, traveling back in time to kill Sarah Connor before her son can be born.
    I'm hoping some logic prevails and they spare the park from having the demolish the coaster, but for the time being it sounds as if Wildfire may be closed at the very least until this issue can be sorted out.

2017 - Nothing is known at this time

 

THE LAND OF LEGENDS (Turkey)

2018 - Mack Coaster - (1/4/17) Screamscape sources tell us that The Land of Legends waterpark in Turkey has ordered a clone of the “Flash” coaster from Mack Rides that was built at the Lewa Adventure park in China for 2016.Land of Legends is now promoting itself as a ‘theme park” and appears to be planning to expand their appeal by adding dry rides and experiences to the park. The new coaster is expected to open in 2018 and standing at 200 feet tall is one monster of a ride that combines two inversions with an intense airtime filled layout. You can see a POV video of Flash in action below to get an idea of what Land of Legends has in store for guests in 2018.

 

LE PAL (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

LEGENDIA (Poland)

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icon_STOP2017 - Lech Coaster - Under Construction - (4/11/17) An interesting new coaster is being installed in Poland called Lech Coaster. There aren't many clear details in the translated news article, but it mentions that the new Vekoma coaster will have four inversions (one of which wraps around the station building) and be part of a major overhaul to the Legendia park and it is set to open in July. You can see a slideshow of the construction on the coaster and other attractions by clicking through this photo gallery, meanwhile some great artwork images on the official website show off what the finished ride and themeing will look like with sections going over the water, over and around the themed station building, especially that fun looking corkscrew element that goes through the roof. This twisted new custom creation from Vekoma looks like it could be a real winner.

 

LEOLANDIA (Italy)

2017 - Peppa Pig Land Expansion - (11/24/14) A new land themed to Peppa Pig will be added to Leolandia (Italy) in 2015 and then expanded with new attractions in 2016 and 2017.

 

LEWA ADVENTURES (Xi'an, China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time....

 

LIGHTWATER VALLEY (UK)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time

 

LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

icon_STOP2017 to 2020  - New Rides and Improvements - (3/8/17) Luna Park will be getting $20 million in improvements over the next four years according to a local news article. The expansion plans include six new rides and some refreshing of the food offerings in the park. While the complete line-up of new rides wont be announced right now, they did say that the first new ride will be called "Flying Carousel" and serve as the centerpiece of a new "family zone" that will focus on family groups with small children. After that they said to expect new rides aimed at thrill seekers as well as some that may use virtual reality and other new technologies to enhance the ride experience.

 

M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

icon_STOPPark News - (2/28/17) The local news that confirmed that M&D's has now removed the Tsunami roller coaster that crashed and injured guests last season.
    (7/20/16) In a shocking bit of either very bad timing... or an example of someone who isn't qualified to do their job, the Mirror reports that a Scottish theme park safety inspector named Craig Boswell actually signed off on an inspection to Tsunami at M&D's just 16 days before the train completely derailed off the tracks. Now all the amusement ride's he has inspected lately are all to be re-checked at least.
    (6/30/16) According to the latest updates from the BBC, three boys and an adult male still remain in the hospital after the Tsunami coaster crashed off the tracks at M&D's Amusement Park.
    (6/26/16) A horrible accident took place on Sunday at M&D's amusement park in Scotland when the park's Tsunami portable inverted coaster from Pinfari derailed the entire train near the bottom of the first drop onto a park pathway, resulting in at least 10 reported people injured, eight of which were reported to be children.

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

MAERCHENPARK NEUSIEDLERSEE (Austria)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

MINITALIA LEOLANDIA PARK (Italy)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

MIRAGICA (Molfetta, Italy)
Formerly Called: La Terra Die Giganti

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

MOVIELAND PARK (Italy)

Park News - (11/30/15) The Flying Pirouettes website has posted a pretty entertaining review of  Movieland Park in Italy, which they describe the day's adventure as "a sweeping tale of shock, betrayal, redemption and copyright infringement".

icon_STOP2017 - Three New Attractions - (1/10/17) Updated information about the park’s three new attractions was sent in to Screamscape last night.
FANTASMIC: Adventure in the Mystery House - A new child friendly "horror house" attraction that will be open day.
JUNGLA - This will be live musical show with a "The Jungle Book" theme, but shown in a modern way.
ANDROID: The Final 3D Battle - will be the new teen friendly attraction. Our source described it as being an "ambitious project aimed to create the first wide projection, SFX, simulator & live actor stage experience".
    (1/2/17) Movieland Park is said to be adding three new attractions in 2017:
An unknown new live family show is coming to the park's live show theater venue.
The park's existing "Terminator" themed attraction (currently listed as a 5D game where guests shoot at targets) and I'm told that a new horror house/fun house attraction designed for children will also be added.

 

NAGASHIMA SPALAND (Japan)

icon_STOP2017 - Arashi - (3/6/17) A couple of video of the new Arashi coaster (S&S-Sansei 4D Free Spin Coaster) testing at Nagashima Spa Land have been posted to Twitter. Check them out below.


    (2/8/17) According to the latest update from S&S-Sansei the new 4D Free Spin Coaster coming to Nagashima Spa Land (the first in Asia) will be ready to open in March 2017. As mentioned before, the coaster will be named Arashi, which translates into "Storm".
    (6/28/16) I had not heard this myself, but according to RCDB, Nagashima Spaland in Japan will be adding a new S&S 4D Free Spin coaster for the 2017 season to be called Arashi, which translates as “Storm”. Based on the concept art used on the banner in the park, the layout looks identical to the Batman (Six Flags Fiesta Texas) and Joker (Six Flags Great Adventure) coasters built in the US.

 

NICKELODEON CULTURAL RESORT (China)

2020 - New Park - (1/7/17) According to this news report, Viacom International Media Networks has teamed up with Sanshui New Town Management Committee and Hong Kong Elite Global Group to build the first Nickelodeon theme park in China. The new Nickelodeon themed park, expected to open by 2020, will be part of a larger 750-acre tourism project planned for the Foshan area. The ceremonial groundbreaking event took place at the site this week with representatives from each company taking part. For now the project is being called the "Nickelodeon Cultural Resort".

 

NIGLOLAND (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARC DU BOCASSE  (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

PARC DU PETIT PRINCE (France)

icon_STOP2017 - Two New Rides and More - (2/28/17) Screamscape sources tell us that Parc du Petit Prince, a small park in France themed around the story of The Little Prince, will be adding Serpent, a new Zierer kiddie coaster themed to a snake, and a Soquet made log flume ride named South Atlantic to the park for the 2017 season. The park will also update their “Underwater Planet” attraction.
   Some pictures of the attraction artwork and actual construction photos can be found here.

 

PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES (Madrid)
Parques Reunidos

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 either.

 

PARQUE de DIVERSIONES (Costa Rica)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 or 2015 either.

 

PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 either.

 

PARQUE ESPANA (Japan)

icon_STOP2017 - Iron Bull - (1/11/17) Parque Espana (Japan) has announced Iron Bull, a steampunk themed transformation of the park's existing family friendly but closed indoor Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador attraction from Sansei. Check out the announcement video showing off the look of the new theme below, and look for it to open to guests on Feb. 4th, 2017.

 

PARQUE NACIONAL del CAFE (Columbia)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 either.

 

PLEASURE ISLAND (Cleethorpes, UK)

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icon_STOPPark News
- (2/15/17) A reader drove by the now closed “Pleasure Island” park in Cleethorpes and managed to get a few photos of the park’s Boomerang coaster being taken down, along with a couple other views of the park.
    (12/7/16) According to a local news report many of the popular rides from the now closed Pleasure Island park have been sold to new owners. They mention the Boomerang, Pendulus (Frisbee) and Mini-Mine Train in particular will be heading to two different parks somewhere in Asia. The Hyberblaster will be staying local apparently and going to another UK park.
    (9/22/16) Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes has announced that the park will be closing down for good at the end of October. The last day will be Oct 29 when the park will go out with a bang with a big fireworks show.

 

PLEASUREWOOD HILLS (UK)
Looping / H.I.G. Capital France

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

POWERPARK (Finland)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time

 

PUY DU FOU (France)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing in 2016 either.

 

RATANGA JUNCTION (near Cape Town, South Africa)

Park News - (5/15/14) A new development plan for Century City (South Africa) is on the way that will see billions spent for upgrades and new projects, including a mixed use development called The Square. According to this news article, the local theme park, Ratanga Junction, will eventually be removed entirely to make way for The Square, with two attractions already said to have been removed for the project.

2017 - Nothing is expected, the park will close down in a few years (see above).

 

RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SARKANNIEMI Amusementpark (Tampere, Finland)

icon_STOP2017 - HYPE / New Roller Coaster - (3/1/17)

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Premier Rides has sent in a photo of Hype, their latest “Sky Rocket II” coaster, being installed at Sarkanniemi in Finland. As you can see from the photo, vertical construction is already well under way on the park’s newest coaster. According to the report from Premier Rides, the installation is on schedule for the Triple Launch coaster which will seriously alter the landscape of Sarkanniemi.
    (2/10/17) Sarkanniemi will open HYPE, a new Premier Rides Sky Rocket II style launched coaster in 2017. Check out the preview video below that confirms the earlier Sky Rocket rumors.

    (12/8/16) Sarkanniemi has announced HYPE as the name of their new 2017 attraction, though no details were released other than it being the "fastest, highest, coolest" attraction in the park. Previous rumors indicated that this was a likely location for Premier Rides next Sky Rocket II coaster, so we'll have to wait and see.
    (11/28/16) According to a rumor posted to Airtimers, they believe that Sarkanniemi (Finland) may be getting the the next Premier Rides Sky Rocket 2 coaster promised to be coming to Europe in 2017.

 

SCHWABEN PARK (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SEA LIFE ABENTEUER PARK (Oberhauses, Germany)
(Note: This replaced the former CentrO Park)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

SERENGETI PARK (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SINDIBAD Amusement Park (Casablanca, Morocco)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKARA SOMMARLAND (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKYLINE PARK (Germany)

2017 - Sky Dragster - (9/29/16) A new Maurer coaster creation is under construction at Skyline Park. It will be called Sky Dragster and from what I'm told the riders will actually have some control over the speed on this new unique looking ride. You can find a series of photos from the construction site tour posted on the TEA facebook page.

 

SLAGHAREN (Netherlands).

icon_STOP2017 - Gold Rush - (4/20/17) According to an article on BlooLoop the Gold Rush triple launch coaster at Slagharen is now open.
    (4/11/17) Some fun new pictures of the Gold Rush coaster (Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster) going into Slagharen this summer can be found here.
    (2/24/17) A couple of great photos showing off the front of the new Gold Rush coaster train from Gerstlauer, an LSM launched Infinity Coaster, going into Attractiepark Slagharen (Netherlands) were posted to twitter yesterday. You can see the promo video for the new coaster below as well, showing off the coaster's triple launch and a POV of the entire layout.

    (8/18/16) Slagharen's new coaster opening in 2017 will be called Gold Rush. The park isn't saying anything else about the project until early September, though it has been said elsewhere that Gold Rush is expected to replace the park's aging Schwarzkopf coaster, Thunder Loop.

 

SOCHI-PARK (Sochi, Russia)
Olympic Village and Park for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games (official website)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

SPACE WORLD (Japan) 

icon_STOPPark News - (1/7/17) For anyone interested in buying a used Intamin Accelerator, Screamscape sources tell us that the going price to buy Space World's Zaturn coaster is approximately $2,370,000. Of course that is just the price to buy it and doesn't include the extra costs to ship it and reassemble it, but it should be interesting to see where it ends up as the narrow footprint design is sure to appeal to a park somewhere.
    (1/4/17) Some of the rides from Japan's Space World theme park, set to close at the end of 2017, are now listed as being for sale at Interlink, including the park's Venus GP (Maurer) and Zaturn (Intamin Accelerator) coasters.
    (12/19/16) Japan's Space World theme park has announced that the famous theme park will be closing for good in December of 2017, one year from now. This is the same park that just made world headlines last month after a poorly thought out promotional stunt that saw dead fish frozen into a temporary ice rink attraction attracted the anger of the local populace on the internet.
    No reason has been given for the closure but typically a bad financial situation combine with failing attendance is the most common reason for a park to fail. Though it is highly unusual to announce a closure is happening 12 months away unless they will use it at a promotional experience itself to lure everyone back for one last big season. Of course it is always possible that perhaps another park operator may step forward and attempt to purchase the park, otherwise Space World (which first opened in 1990) is famous for a few notable coasters such as Titan MAX, an Arrow hypercoaster that was sort of a cousin to Cedar Point's famous Magnum and even used the same sci-fi themed trains as Magnum as well until they were replaced a season or two ago to use a new open train design along with a new yellow track color. The park is also home to Venus GP (a very twisted and unique steel looping from Maurer and Zaturn, a Intamin Accelerator that seems to be a twin of Stealth at Thorpe Park (both of which opened in 2006). Zaturn was the last coaster to open at Space World.
    (11/30/16) Oh, how I love the wacky ways of Japan. They can be so entertaining, unique and odd at the same time, though the latest stunt from Japan's Space World theme park went a little too far, even by Japanese standards, and angered a large number of people. I'm not exactly sure what the intent was, but apparently someone at Space World decided it would be a good idea to 'freeze' over 5,000 fish and sea creatures into the ice of their skating rink. And I'm not just talking freezing them below the surface, but freezing them half-exposed on the surface itself! 
    Now to be fair all of fish, crabs and other shellfish embedded into the ice were already long dead (having been purchased at a local fish market) by the time they were frozen into the ice rink, which was part of a temporary winter attraction at the park called "Freezing Port". As the word spread about the attraction, the park was hit by a a gigantic backlash on social media from shocked and angry citizens. The park quickly moved to apologize and has since closed the rink to take the attraction apart. The dead fish will then undergo an 'appropriate religious service' before being recycled as fertilizer.

2017 - Park Will Close In December 2017

 

STEINWASEN PARK (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

SUNWAY LAGOON (Malaysia)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

TAYTO PARK (Ireland)

Park News - (1/27/17) BlooLoop has written up a nice piece all about the success of the new Tayto Park in Ireland. The article goes into detail about the development of the new park, what they are focusing on, and what has made them successful since the park opened in 2010 while attendance climbs, as well as some talk about what the future has in store for Tayto Park, which includes a new unknown ride from Interlink that they will open later in 2017.

icon_STOP2017 - Viking Voyage -

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(4/11/17) A few more pictures of Viking Voyage under construction at Tayto Park can be found here.
    (4/8/17) One of our readers visited Tayto Park on opening day and sent in pictures of the park's new water ride, Viking Voyage, under construction (from InterLink) and slated to open this summer. Check them out!
    (6/8/15) In this article about the opening of the new coaster at Tayto Park the founder says that they plan to keep on adding rides and growing for years to come. They are already looking into a flume ride, aviary and some other smaller rides in the future, but he specifically mentions adding a dark ride for 2017. Further down the line, if they can work out the numbers, they would also love to add an on-site hotel within the park property.

 

TIBIDABO  (Barcelona, Spain)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2012

 

TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

2017 - (1/27/17) Screamscape has been told that Tivoli Friheden will be adding a Gerstlauer Sky Fly ride for the 2017 season as well as a classic carousel ride.

 

TOBU ZOOLOGICAL PARK  (Japan)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2013, 2014 or 2015 as well...

 

TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2015 or 2016 either

 

VICTORY KINGDOM (Beijing, China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing known to be added since 2013

 

WALYGATOR PARC (France)
Formerly known as Walibi Lorraine and Walibi Schtroumpf (Walibi Smurf)

2017 - Nothing new is known at this time... nothing added in 2015 or 2016 either.

 

WANDA CULTURAL TOURISM CITY - NANCHANG (Opened 2016)

Park News - (8/26/16) I've got to point out an article posted to BlooLoop last month showing off details about the creation of the Wanda Nanchang Theme Park and how they handled the landscaping as well as incorporating the local culture and legends, working with FORREC once again on this huge theme park project.
    One items I did not know about this newly opened theme park was that it was built on the site of an existing theme park that was called Treasure Gourd Farm. The old park was being retired "for a number of reasons" when it was acquired by Wanda and there was actually a period of time that some of the existing attraction were considered for redevelopment for the new park, but in the end Wanda chose not to reuse any of it.
    Follow the link over to read the rest of the details about how this park was developed between Wanda and FORREC, and enjoy the many pictures of the unique themeing made for this park.

2017 - Nothing is known to be added at this time...

 

WET ‘n’ WILD SYDNEY (Australia)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported for 2015 or 2016 as well...

 

WIENER PRATER (Vienna, Austria)

2017 - Nothing is known at this point in time...

 

WILD-UND FREIZEITPARK KLOTTEN (Germany)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

XISHUANGBANNA THEME PARK (China)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time... nothing added in 2016 either.

 

YOMIURILAND (Japan)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

YAS WATERWORLD (Abu Dhabi, UAE) http://www.yaswaterworld.com/

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing new reported for 2015 or 2016 either.

 

ZOOSAFARI FASANOLANDIA (Italy)

2017 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported to have been added since 2013.

 

 
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