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OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
(Listed Alphabetically)

 

 

 

----    INTERNATIONAL SMALL PARK NEWS    ----
    (7/20/16) M&D's Tsunami Coaster Inspected Just 16 Days Before The Accident (MORE...)
    (7/16/16) Malaysia's Sunway Lagoon Adding Ghostbusters Attraction (MORE...)
    (7/4/16) Fraispertuis City To Add Golden Driller in 2017 (MORE...)
    (7/4/16) Kolmarden - New Off-Ride Wildfire Video (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.
    (8/4/15) According to this article, attendance at Adlabs Imagica and the Aquamagica waterpark had nearly tripped during the latest quarter (ending June 30, 2015) compared to attendance from Q1-2015. the company saw large growth in ticket sales, food/beverage sales, merchandise and more.

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

ADVENTURE ISLAND  (UK)

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

 

ADVENTURE WONDERLAND (UK)

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

 

ADVENTURE WORLD (Australia)

Late 2015 - KRAKEN / ProSlide Tornado 60 - (10/19/15)

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A record breaking waterslide has opened at Adventure World in Australia called Kraken. Kraken is a "Tornado 60" model slide from ProSlide, which is also the tallest, steepest and longest slide of it's kind in the world. While most Tornado slides are similar, The $7 million Kraken starts things off with a 150 meter length of enclosed twisting darkness first, before dropping the riders 8 meters down into the giant six-story funnel.
    (7/14/15) According to AusParks, Adventure World will be adding a ProSlide 60' Tornado slide. The project will cost $7 million and feature a 260 meter length, along with a 30m drop. Once open, it will be the "longest, steepest and tallest ProSlide Tornado ever built."

 

ALPEN PARK (Brazil)

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

 

AQUALANDIA (Benidorm, Spain)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported 2014 or 2015 either.

 

AQUALANDIA (Italy)

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

 

AUSSIE WORLD (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

BAGATELLE  (France)

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

 

BAKKEN  (Denmark)

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

 

BAYERN PARK  (Germany)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported 2014 or 2015 either.

 

BEIJING SHIJINGSHAN Amusement Park  (China)

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

 

BELANTIS  (Germany)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

???? - 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)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing reported 2014 or 2015 either.

 

BETO CARRERO WORLD (Brazil)

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

???? - The Chiller - (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.

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

 

CAVALLINO MATTO (Italy)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CHIMELONG PARADISE  (Guangzhou, China)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

CONNY LAND (Switzerland)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

DENNLYS PARC (France)

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

 

DIDILAND (France)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time

 

DREAMLAND (Margate, UK)

icon_STOPPark News - (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.
    (3/4/16) Nick Laister has announced he will step down as the chair of the Dreamland Trust charity that was responsible for saving and reopening the famous Dreamland Amusement Park.
    “With the opening of Dreamland in 2015 the Trust is now entering a new phase, where we will look to maximise the community, education and heritage benefits resulting from the project, as well as contributing to the development of other parts of the site, such as the Dreamland Cinema. This seemed to me to be an appropriate point for me to step down to allow a new chair to drive the organisation forward. It will also allow me to concentrate on my other commitments.”
    “I will remain as chair until a replacement is found, and I will be continuing as a director of the Dreamland Trust. I remain passionate about the Dreamland project, proud of what we have achieved, and firmly believe that the Trust has a significant role to play in the future of Dreamland.”
    (10/15/15) Great news from Dreamland, the oldest roller coaster in the UK will re-open today, ending a 12-year long battle to save it.
"The  Scenic Railway roller coaster at Dreamland Margate originally opened in 1920. After thrilling riders for 82 years, it was announced in December 2002 that the amusement park would be closed and the roller coaster demolished to make way for shops and housing. Oxfordshire-based planning consultant and visitor attraction owner Nick Laister set up the Save Dreamland Campaign, the aim of which was to save the Scenic Railway and the amusement park in which it sits."
    This epic event follows the reopening of Dreamland itself back in June 2015, and the reopening of the Scenic Railway coaster will be the crowning achievement of the efforts to Save Dreamland all these years. Well done folks, well done! Below you can see a video shot by the European Coaster Club earlier this month as they toured the Scenic Railway and even got to walk the track, since it wasn't quite ready to roll just yet. The video also includes some other great footage of the other attraction in Dreamland as well as some footage of the Scenic Railway make test runs, with the brakeman at the stick.

 

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

DREAMWORKS MOSCOW (Russia)

2017 - New Park - (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)

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

 

DUINRELL (The Netherlands)

2016 - Wild Wings - (4/19/16) A video of Wild Wings, the new Gerstlauer Sky Fly ride, now open at Duinrell, can be found below. It's a POV video shot from a rider who really got their craft to spin upsidedown over and over, during you a great perspective as to how out of controll this ride can look from a rider's point of view. (Warning: There are a few S-bombs from the mouth of the rider during the experience.)

 

ENERGYLANDIA (Poland)

icon_STOP2016 - Formula 1 - (6/17/16) A POV video of the new F1 Premier coaster at Energylandia has been posted to YouTube. Check out Vekoma’s newest launch creation below.

    (12/10/15) A post from Airtimers from back in October actually has the layout of the new Vekoma launched coaster going to Energylandia near the bottom. check it out.
    (12/9/15) Some fascinating new concept artwork found on Twitter from Vekoma shows off a new launched coaster project called Formula 1 for Energylandia in Poland.

 

ESSELWORLD (India)

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

 

ETERNITY PASSAGE (Beijing)

???? - New Park - (11/25/14) A new theme park is planned to open in Beijing, China in Summer 2015 called Eternity Passage. The project will feature two entrances and two main lands, one outdoor and one indoor, and is connected as part of the larger Beijing Outlets World resort and mall. The park is going to be small by today’s standards, but will feature the overall theme of time travel with both entrances having guests pass over a bridge passing through a massive portal that reminds me very much of the old “Stargate” Film and TV Series, complete with glowing icons around the ring.
    An article posted to Blooloop mentions a few attractions by name such as: Vision Drop (experience Space Tourism), Voyages of Discovery (indoor boat ride and theater), Beijing Time Machine, Nu Wa Mends the Heavens, Magic Farm and Haunted Farm, the later of which will be a new interactive dark ride experience.

 

ETNALAND  (Italy)

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

 

EURO PARK (Penglai, China)

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

 

FANTASILANDIA (Santiago, Chile)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FANTASIANA (Strasswalchen, Austria)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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.
    (12/11/15) The Fantasy Island theme park in the UK is now officially up for sale, after going into "administration" last year with over £50 million in debts, which essentially the UK's version of a business bankruptcy from what I've been led to understand.
    (10/5/15) Fantasy Island in the UK has confirmed that they will repaint The Odyssey inverted coaster from the original red track and white support look to have yellow track and slate gray supports.

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

 

FANTAWILD DREAMLAND (Zhuzhou, China)

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

 

FANTAWILD DREAMLAND (Xiamen, China)

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

 

FIABILANDIA (Italy)

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

 

FORT FUN (Germany)
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

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

 

FRAISPERTUIS CITY Park (France)

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

icon_STOP2017 - 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)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

FREIZEIT-LAND GEISELWIND (Germany)

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

 

FREIZEITPARK RUHPOLDING (Germany)

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

 

FURUVIK (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

icon_STOP2016 - Two New Attractions - (6/3/16) Furuvik, a small park in Sweden, has added two new rides for the 2016 season. They put in Gungan, which is said to be a "Zamperla Happy Swing" and Små Grodorna, a frog themed Zamperla Jump Around. You can see concept artwork for both in the press release.

icon_STOP2017 - 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)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

GOLD REEF CITY (South Africa)

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

 

GREAT YARMOUTH PLEASURE BEACH (UK)

2016 - Big Wheel - (3/5/16) Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in the UK has announced they are adding a 33m (108ft) Big Wheel for the 2016 season. The wheel should be open by Easter.

 

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

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

 

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

2016 - B&M Wing Coaster - (5/13/15) According to a Twitter post from VHCoasters, Hot Go Park in China is now adding a B&M Wing Coaster, and they've got a picture of the track and label to prove it. (Going to Hot Go Park - Dreamworld)

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.
    (4/2/16) According to a post on Twitter yesterday new golden brownish colored track was spotted outside the B&M track plant in Ohio. Given that yesterday was April 1st, we may have to take the rest of this story with a grain of salt. While I don’t doubt that there is almost always track sitting about the plant, a further piece of information sent my way claims that the track labels on the pieces indicate that this is for a new MegaCoaster going to Hot Go Park in China. Meanwhile the park is just finishing up building their B&M Wing coaster for 2016 season, but will they actually add a second B&M coaster for 2017, or was this just an April Fools joke?

 

ISLA MAGICA (Spain)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing added for 2015 either

 

JANFUSUN FANCYWORLD (Taiwan)

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

 

JINLING HAPPY WORLD (China)

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

 

KINGOLAND (France)

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

 

KNIGHT VALLEY
Shenzhen, China

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

 

KOLMARDEN  (Sweden)

icon_STOP2016 - Wildfire - (7/4/16) A fun off-ride video of Wildfire was posted by one of our readers, showing off the view of the ride from the ground as it weaves back and forth. You can also see what looks like a huge queue area built for the ride, sitting completely empty in the foreground. I'm told that the ride was closed due to weather just before this was shot, but when it opened the wait times were only 5 minutes.

    (6/30/16) Great news from Kolmarden, as the park has officially opened their Wildfire coaster as of Wednesday. The early word is that this is a top coaster for those lucky enough to have ridden it already.
    (6/27/16) According to the latest note posted on the Kolmarden website they have yet to get the new cylinders from RMC as of June 23rd. As of that posted they did say that they hoped to open sometime "early next week", which should be any day now. Stay tuned!
    (6/22/16) While I haven't been able to update the site over the past couple days, an interesting situation came up over the weekend which we've been discussing over Twitter and Facebook.  Dollywood posted a message on Saturday that Lightning Rod was closed again, but this time due to a recall order from manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic at Kolmarden, that park was set to open Wildfire, their new RMC coaster, on the same day but had to cancel their grand opening event for the same recall, which they detailed out as being due to a possibly faulty part that was part of the secondary (aka: backup) restraint lock system on the trains.
    The initial posting on the Dollywood website however caused some extra fuss as they indicated that it was all RMC coaster trains involved in the recall, when it was really just their newest trains, as all of the Six Flags RMC trains as well as those running at Silver Dollar City on Outlaw Run and Kentucky Kingdom's new Storm Runner were all still up and running. The only other RMC closed at the time was The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for unknown reasons that may or may not have involved the recalled part.
    In any case, the posting by Kolmarden indicated it would be at least a 3-5 day wait to get the parts needed before they could open their coaster. Of course being in Europe, the wait time for that ride could be a little longer than the wait time for Dollywood, but as of this moment as I write this, Lightning Rod is still closed, as is Wildfire. The good news is that I'm told that The Joker did reopen at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
    (6/14/16) Wildfire at Kolmarden appears to be testing just ahead of the grand opening on June 18th and has posted an incredible POV of a test run you can see below.

    (5/19/16) Screamscape sources tell us that Wildfire at Kolmarden will open to the public on June 18th.
    (12/22/15) The official Wildfire blog site have posted two new videos... one is a commercial for the ride while the other is a new animated virtual ride video that really shows off the fine details and themeing that will come along with this crazy new coaster. I've embedded the animation below, but follow the link to see the blog, construction progress videos and more.

    (6/27/15) Huge news for Kolmarden yesterday, as the park was finally given permission to continue with their proposed Wildfire roller coaster project from Rocky Mountain Construction. Considering that it looks as if RMC may have moved on with some other projects, having missed the previously scheduled start of construction months ago, I'm not sure if Wildfire will still be able to open in Spring 2016 as intended or if they will reschedule it. I imagine that the park is currently in talks with RMC to see if they can salvage their previous timetable or not at this point.
    (2/28/15) The local news reports that Kolmarden's WildFire coaster project has been indefinitely delayed due to the local government canceling the building permit and requiring a more detailed plan to be presented before they can apply again. This is unfortunately, as the park was given permission to go ahead with their new coaster plans back on October 8th, 2014, but it seems several groups have filed complaints and appeals against it since then due to ride's location next to the existing zoo and nature reserve areas. The proposed 2016 opening date is now likely not to happen unless the park can successfully appeal this last second change just before they were begin construction.
    (4/9/14) Kolmarden has announced the details of their new Wildfire project as Europe’s first Rocky Mountain Construction coaster project to open in 2016, claiming it will be the “Best Wooden Roller Coaster in the WORLD!” The coaster will feature many airtime hills, a very large and steep first drop (49 meters / 160 feet at 83º), three inversions and a very high-speed layout (up to 113kph / 70mph) that will make use of the park’s natural terrain for much of the ride.
    (3/21/14) Kolmarden, primarily wildlife park with a growing rides section, will announce a major new project called Wildfire on April 8th at 10am. The park is known as Sweden’s biggest wildlife park and one of the world’s top zoos, but their preview website and video for the new Wildfire attraction is quite interesting.

 

LE PAL (France)

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

 

LEWA ADVENTURES (Xi'an, China)

icon_STOP2016 - Flash - (6/8/16) China has been getting some amazing looking coasters this year. We just saw Viper at Wanda Nanchang a couple of days ago and now check out the video below for Mack’s incredible new coaster at Lewa Adventures called Flash that opened earlier this year. The coaster stands 61 meters (200ft) tall and features the tallest loop in China that stands 50 meters tall (164 ft), before going on to conquer a 1200+ meter long run full of airtime and a total of two inversions.

    (11/5/15) A POV video from the new Flash coaster at Lewa Happy World in China shown making a test run. Check it out below, because it looks like one heck of a wicked ride.

    (10/26/15) Lewa Adventure, a new theme park in China that opened over the summer will soon be opening a new major thrilling coaster from Mack Rides that will either be called "Flash" according to RCDB, though according to a new video posted by Mack Rides on YouTube showing the ride testing, they are now calling it Lightning and it will feature the "Worlds Highest Loop" and 1287 meters of track. Check it out below, because it looks to be quite the ride from what little we get to see of it. I can't wait to see more.

    (1/6/15) VHCoasters has posted a layout picture showing off an amazing looking layout for a new Mack Mega Coaster coming to Lewa Happy World in Xi'an, China in late 2015. A second layout picture can be found on their Twitter.

 

LEOLANDIA (Italy)

2016/2017 - 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.

 

LIGHTWATER VALLEY (UK)

2016 - Apollo - (2/22/16) Themeparks-UK reports that Lightwater Valley will replace their old Whirlwind attraction (a Mondial Top Scan) with a new 25m tall family friendly version of the Funtime Star Flyer swing ride called Apollo.

 

LONGLEAT SAFARI and ADVENTURE PARK (UK)

Park News - (4/5/16) I've said it before, I'll say it again... even as long as I've been writing on Screamscape I'm always fascinated when I come across information about a new park or attraction that even I've never heard about before. Case in point this week... Longleat Safari and Adventure Park in England.
    Our friends at BlooLoop have posted a very extensive look at Longleat, which has been undergoing a bit of a transformation and growth plan over the past few years thanks to the hand of a new CEO (Bob Montgomery) and the guidance of FORREC Ltd, who are developing a new 10-year master plan to build up and grow the park. The park features an impressive 7-mile drive-through animal safari park as well as an adventure park, more animal exhibits and a particularly large and impressive looking hedge maze, plus Longleat House, a 600-year old historic British mansion house. Follow the link to learn more about this park past, as well as what their future plans are.

 

LUNA PARK (Sydney, Australia)

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

 

M&D’s (near Glasgow, Scotland)

icon_STOPPark News - (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.
    (3/29/16) Eight riders on the Tornado coaster at M&D's amusement park in the UK found themselves stuck about 20 feet off the ground when the coaster became stuck. Firefighters were called in to help evacuate the riders from the coaster successfully with no injuries.

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

 

MAERCHENPARK NEUSIEDLERSEE (Austria)

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

 

MINITALIA LEOLANDIA PARK (Italy)

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

 

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

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

 

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".

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

NAGASHIMA SPALAND (Japan)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

icon_STOP2017 - Arashi - (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.

 

NIGLOLAND (France)

2016 - Donjan De L' Extreme - (4/19/16) Nigloland has opened a new drop tower ride called "Donjon De L' Extreme". You can catch the video of it in action below. I believe the new ride is a Funtime Skyfall, sold through Ride Entertainment, which has the added benefit of rotating the guests around the ride's tower while rising up into the sky for a more scenic view before they take the plunge.

 

PARC DU BOCASSE  (France)

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

 

PARQUE DE ATRACCIONES (Madrid)
Parques Reunidos

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARQUE de DIVERSIONES (Costa Rica)

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

 

PARQUE de la COSTA (Argentina)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PARQUE NACIONAL del CAFE (Columbia)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PLEASURE ISLAND (Cleethorpes, UK)

Park News - (3/29/16) Heavy rains and some flooding have caused the Pleasure Island theme park to close down temporarily. The park is expected to reopen on Tuesday, March 29th.

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

PLEASURE ISLAND (Cleethorpes, UK)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

POWERPARK (Finland)

2016 - JUNKER - Under Construction -

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(3/27/15) I’ve got some good news about Junker at PowerPark, the new coaster will actually open THIS summer (2015) and not in 2016. It seems a little something was lost in translation on the press release from Finnish to English, but it’s all worked out for the best. The park as also set up two web cams so you can check on the progress of Junker:   Camera 1 and Camera 2.
    (3/26/15) PowerPark (Finland) has announced they will open the wildest roller coaster in northern Europe next year. They have named it "Junker" and claim it will hit 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds. The launch will send the train up into a 40 meter tall top-hat style element before plunging the riders back towards the ground and into a series of inversions, through a pond, into an underground tunnel under the pond and more along the 860 meter length, where riders will hit G-forces up to 4.5G.
    Junker is already under construction at the park and is expected to open in June 2016 and is being made by Gerstlauer.

 

PUY DU FOU (France)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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.

2016 - Nothing is expected, the park will close down in a few years (see above).

 

RAINBOW’S END (New Zealand)

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

 

SARKANNIEMI Amusementpark (Tampere, Finland)

Park News - (10/30/15) According to this article the Sarkanniemi amusement park has decided to close their Dolphinarium. The four bottlenose dolphins will be transferred to other capable facilities to care for them.

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

 

SCHWABEN PARK (Germany)

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

 

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

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

 

SERENGETI PARK (Germany)

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

 

SINDIBAD Amusement Park (Casablanca, Morocco)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SKARA SOMMARLAND (Sweden)
Parks and Resorts Scandinavia

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2016 - Snakepit - (3/8/16) Skara Sommarland have announced a new trio of bodyslides are coming to the park in 2016 from Proslide. They are calling the complex Snakepit, and it will feature three different slides: Mamba, Anakonda and Huggorm. According to the teaser video it will open on June 3rd, 2016.

 

SKYLINE PARK (Germany)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SLAGHAREN (Netherlands).

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

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

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

SPACE WORLD (Japan) 

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

STEINWASEN PARK (Germany)

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

 

SUNWAY LAGOON (Malaysia)

icon_STOP2016 - Ghostbusters Adventure - Live! - (7/16/16) Would you believe another Ghostbusters themed attraction is on the way? This time in Malaysia at the Sunway Lagoon theme park called “Ghostbusters Adventure - Live!” This one is a live walk-through adventure in the attraction’s “Scream Park” section where you visit the Adlridge Mansion, New York’s oldest private home and museum where you will leave about the spooky story of Gertrude Aldridge and depart on your adventure. From here, I'm not exactly sure what kind of attraction this is, or if they are going for scares or for just a light spooky atmosphere, or if it will feature live actor scares or stick with animatronics and effects.

 

TAYTO PARK (Ireland)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

2017 - Dark Ride - Planning - (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)

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

 

TIVOLI FRIHEDEN  (Arhus, Denmark)

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

 

TOBU ZOOLOGICAL PARK  (Japan)

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

 

TOSHIMAEN (Tokyo, Japan)

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

 

VIALAND (Istanbul, Turkey)

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

 

VICTORY KINGDOM (Beijing, China)

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

 

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

Park News - (7/28/15) Be warned, for those planning a trip to Walygator Parc, apparently the park has decided to close down their Anaconda wooden coaster for refurbishment, and will not be reopening it until the 2016 season at the earliest.

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

 

WANDA CULTURAL TOURISM CITY - NANCHANG

icon_STOP2016 - NEW PARK - Now Open - (6/6/16) GCI has posted a fantastic new video for Viper, the longest, highest and fasten wooden coaster in China, now oipen at the Wanda Cultural City park in Nanchang. Check it out below.
    While we're on the subject of this new park, BlooLoop also has posted a look at three of the park's major attractions that were supplied by Intamin Amusement Rides, a Mega Coaster, a 45m Flying Island and an 80m tall Gyro Drop tower.

    (5/31/16) Last week we read a bit about how FORREC Ltd. has been working with Wanda on their unique indoor theme park concept, but it seems the relationship goes further than that, as FORREC has been providing the master planning and design development for the new Wanda Nanchang outdoor theme park (aka: Wanda Cultural Tourism City - Nanchang) which opened on Saturday. While we don't have picture of the actual park yet, a large collection of concept art for this new park has been posted by our friends at BlooLoop.

 

WET ‘n’ WILD SYDNEY (Australia)

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

 

WIENER PRATER (Vienna, Austria)

2016 - Olympia Looping - (3/14/16) If your a classic coaster fan, then chances are you have a love for old Schwarzkopf steel coasters. If you love classic Schwarzkopf coasters... then there is little doubt that you have probably heard of one of his most famous creations... the traveling Olympia Looping coaster that spent years traveling around the European fair circuit. (If not, then watch the video below before going any further...)
    So where is Olympia Looping today?  I'm told that the pieces of the ride have now been transported to the famous Wiener Prater park where it is supposed to run for the Spring and Summer (through to at least August from what I'm told). A few pictures of the coaster parts arriving at Wiener Prater have been posted to Facebook here and here. Based on what has appears on the official park map the coaster will be set up near the Break Dance in the D1 section of the park map, currently marked as a construction site.

 

WILD-UND FREIZEITPARK KLOTTEN (Germany)

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

 

WORLD JOYLAND  (Changzhou, Jiangsu, China)

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

 

XISHUANGBANNA THEME PARK (China)

2016 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

YOMIURILAND (Japan)

2016 - Spin Runaway - (3/12/16) VHCoasters has posted an awesome bit of concept artwork showing off a new coaster coming to Yomiuriland in Japan called “Spin Runway”. This will be an indoor themed Gerstlauer spinning coaster attraction that is supposed to look like it’s inside a fashion clothing factory, running all out of control I assume. The new coaster is set to open next week it seems.

 

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

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

 

ZOOSAFARI FASANOLANDIA (Italy)

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

 

 
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