The German theme park Phantasialand has made an official announcement for their new for 2016 coaster on their Facebook page. The new addition will be a multi-launched coaster and will be named Taron. Taron is part of a completely new theme area called Klugheim. Phantasialand has released a trailer for this new area.
Taron will be the fastest multi-launch coaster in Europe, meaning that it will at least be faster than the 100km/h, which is the top speed of Helix at Liseberg. The manufacturer is rumoured to be Intamin, but nothing has been officially confirmed yet. Klugheim is supposed to open in 2016.
PowerPark in Finland has released more details about their new investment in 2015. It will be a infinity coaster manufactured by Gerstlauer. The name will be Junker and it will launch riders with a top speed of 100 km/h over a 40 meter tall top hat! Junker features six inversions and an underwater tunnel. The length is 860 meters, and the coaster will be similar to Karacho in Tripsdrill, Germany.
This new investment will be the sixth roller coaster in PowerPark. Another notable coaster in the same park is Thunderbird, a GCI wooden coaster. PowerPark is the most northern park in the world. The park hopes to attract more visitors from outside Finland with this new addition.
Dreamland Margate, a classic British amusement park, is set to re-open at the 19th of June! The park had its last year of operation in 2005. It has recently had a massive refurbishment of £18 million. Now, ten years after its closure, Dreamland will be operational again with 20 traditional rides.
One of these rides is the Scenic Railway. It opened in 1920, making it the oldest operating coaster in the UK once it re-opens. A new roller coaster opening in the park is Counter Culture Caterpillar, a Big Apple kiddie coaster. More rides will be added to the park as time goes on.
Tickets will cost around £15 for an adult, and around £13 for children (younger than 16 years old).
The new record setting Fury 325 giga coaster opened to the public today after a very successful season passholder preview last night and Media Day on Wednesday. By all accounts of those lucky enought to attend the two special events, this could well be the best Bolliger & Mabillard coaster built to date. Fury 325 is the second giga coaster B&M created following Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland, which opened in 2012. The 325 foot tall lift hill makes Fury 325 the tallest non-launching coaster on the planet and its top speed of 95 mph ties the record set by Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land in Nagashima, Japan.
And that's a wrap! Fury 325 finished its first test run today during a Media Day preview at Carowinds. The giga coaster sailed with flying colors, roaring around the layout while hitting speeds of 95 MPH. The roller coaster opens to the public March 28th, but will feature a Season Passholder preview the night before on the 27th.
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