Hansa Park have announced that their new ride for 2015 will be a hyper coaster (a coaster over 200ft/61mtrs tall). Kärnan will be the parks tallest rollercoaster and most expensive investment to date.
Construction will be begin later this year with a "groundbreaking ceremony" and will take 18 months to complete. Hansa Park deliberately want to keep people guessing about the finer details, therefore they have not released any further information...standby for a viral marketing campaign full of hype(r)!
On Saturday 16th November 2013, Dreamland amusement park in south-east England opened its gates for the first time in eight years.
The purpose of the special one-day opening was to allow the people of Margate and those who have an interest to view the site, the plans for the redevelopment and meet the people behind the project.
The redvelopment, spearheaded by The Dreamland Trust, will feature 15 traditional reclaimed and refurbished traditional rides, restraurants and several family entertainment venus such as a roller disco and a drive-in cinema. Dreamland will reopen in 2015.
CoasterForce visited to tour the site and find out about the plans for the future. Check out the link below to find out more!
Showing off their ambitious plans at a recent press conference, Grand Texas Theme Park developers will be looking to fill the void that Six Flags Astroland left when it closed 12 years ago. In addition to the park, which will be situated on 150 acres, the master plan includes Big Rivers Water Park, that will sit on another 40 acres of land. Initial renderings show that there are plans for a wooden, a steel, a mine train and a kiddie coaster.
The two parks are just part of the overall development of Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District near New Caney, Texas. There will also be a shopping and restaurant district called DownTown Texas, a professional baseball stadium, an event center that will host a professional hockey team, a 90 acre sportsplex with baseball and softball fields, and at least two hotels and an RV resort in an area called Hospitality Village.
LakePoint Sporting Community near Atlanta, Georgia has announced plans to build the world's first Polercoaster. The 325 foot tall dual-attraction features one of the world's tallest roller coasters with multiple loops, barrel rolls and high G-force maneuvers as well as a retail, restaurant/bar and observation area at the top. The attraction was designed by Bill Kitchen, designer of the SkyCoaster and SkyVenture, and will be built by his US Thrill Rides company.
In addition to SkyCoasters and the SkyVenture indoor skydiving attractions, Kitchen also designed the Unicoaster which he licensed for manufacture and sales to Chance Morgan Rides. Nickelodeon's "Brain Surge" at the Mall of America is the only Unicoaster currently in operation, but more are said to be on backorder.
LakePoint Sporting Community is a 1,400 acre development under construction that will feature state-of-the-art venues for youth sports, on-site hotels, restaurants, retail shops, office space and several other entertainment venues. BoomTown will be the gateway to the development with themed restaurants, a movie theater and the Polercoaster.
The rumors of Time Machine, the B&M sit-down looping coaster that opened at Hard Rock Park in 2008 as Led Zeppelin The Ride, going to Kentucky Kingdom appear to be false as it and all the other rides that are located at Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been listed for sale on Ital International's website.
Kentucky Kingdom has been shut for the past three years and will be opening again under new ownership in 2014. Many roller coaster enthusiasts had hoped that the white Bolliger & Mabillard steel coaster would be revived at the former Six Flags park in Louisville, but now it appears that another park will need to step up to the task.