Family theme park Paultons Park are set to spend £8m on a new heavily themed area scheduled to open Easter 2016.
The new four acre area - The Lost Kingdom - will be situated between the gardens and the Magama ride. Themed to dinosauars, the new area will contain several attractions and include animatronic dinosaurs, character meet-and-greets and food outlets.
The thrill seeker highlight of The Lost Kingdom will be not one but TWO new rollercoasters. Raptor is a custom Family Boomerang coaster. Flight of the Pterosaur is Suspended Family Coaster also from Vekoma. Both coasters will be heavily themed with tunnels and foot/headchoppers.
This new land compliments the popular Peppa Pig World and the new-for-2015 Critter's Creek area which features a remodelled rollercoaster, a new track ride and an animal walkthrough.
When The Lost Kingdom opens in 2016, it will be the first UK theme park in 24 years to open two brand new coasters at the same time.
At a special event, Mike Fehnel, the General Manager of Carowinds, unvieled the front car for their new roller coaster, Fury 325.
When Fury 325 opens in Spring 2015 it will be the tallest Giga Coaster (a coaster between 300-400 feet tall) in the world and will be the tallest to use a chain lift hill.
Fury 325 will reach a top speed of 95 mph (153 kph) at the bottom of it's 320 ft (98 mtrs), 81 degree first drop before hammering along 6,602 ft (2,012 mtrs) of track ham-packed with high banked turns and those all important airtime hills.
Similar B&M airtime monsters such as Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland never fail to impress - we're sure this will be no different!
A leaked memo from Bolliger & Mabillard describes a new B&M Dive Coaster coming to Cedar Point in 2016. It would be built at the location where the Good Time Theatre used to be. The cost would be $15 million. A spokesman for Cedar Point, Bryan Edwards, has said that the B&M ride is one of the many proposals that Cedar Point is looking at for 2016.
As usual for Cedar Point, the coaster will be a record breaker. The leaked memo describes the coaster as 223 feet tall with a top speed of 80 mph featuring two drops and four inversions, making it the tallest and fastest Dive Machine with the most inversions in the world.
The famous Space Mountain: Mission Two in Europe’s most visited park is scheduled to close for multiple months. This is due to a major refurbishment. The coaster that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will close for visitors starting January 12. The park hasn’t confirmed any details yet about possible changes, but there has been plenty of speculation among fans. There have been rumours going around about a name change, replacement of the trains, different music and more. It is likely to re-open early/mid-summer.
It is not just Space Mountain that is being renovated. The walkthrough attraction “Les Mystères du Nautilus” will also close for a longer time than usual starting in January. Many more rides in the park are planned to get their share in this refurbishment madness over the next years, so it is advised to keep an eye open before planning a trip.
Rocky Mountain Construction's conversion of the old Colossus wooden rollercoaster took a step closer towards completion this week. The Idaho based company completed the two 128 ft (39 mtrs) first drops for this duelling coaster.
The renovated layout of the 36 year old coaster will feature barrel rolls, a "high-five" element and reach a top speed of 57 mph (92 kph) whilst travelling over 4,990 ft (1,520 mtrs) of track.
When Twisted Colossus opens in Spring 2015 it will be the longest hybrid coaster in the world!