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What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

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Just like we did for 2011 and 2012 this thread will serve as a place to house a list of "what's new" for 2013 at major amusement parks and links to the announcements. We encourage you to notify us of any new rides/coasters by posting in this thread.


Discussions about individual rides and parks should continue in the appropriate discussion thread through the links in this thread.


Rumors will not be included. We also don't plan to list every attraction, so outside of major announcements this is limited to parks TPR has covered (or will likely cover in the future) in the Park Index.


New Parks for 2013

Cinecitta World- Rome, Italy (2 coasters)

Divertiland - Chiajna, Romania (3 coasters)

Vialand - Istanbul, Turkey (2 coasters)

IMG Theme Park - Dubai, UAE (S&S Launched coaster)

Floraland Continent Park - Chengdu, China (5 coasters)

Happy Valley - Dongli, Tianjin, China (2 coasters) Gravity Group woodie, S&S El Loco

Ocean Kingdom - Zhuhai, Guangdong, China (3 coasters)

Great Mall of China - Sanhe, Langfang, Hebei, China (3 coasters)

Tong'an Fantawild - Tong'an, Xiamen, Fujian, China (3 coasters)

Adlabs Imagica - Mumbai, India (4 new coasters)

Locajoy Holiday (formerly Chongqing Safari Park) - Chongqing, China (3 new coasters)


New rides/attractions for 2013


Adventure City - New coaster to replace Tree Top Racer

Adventuredome - S&S El Loco (to replace Rim Runner)

California's Great America - Gold Striker (GCI woodie)

Carowinds - Dinosaurs Alive

Cedar Point - Gatekeeper (B&M Wingrider)

Cowabunga Bay - expansion into Las Vegas

Darien Lake - Blast-Off (S&S Shot Tower)

Family Kingdom - Twist and Shout Wild Mouse (from Magic Springs)

Fun Spot Action Park - White Lightning (GCI woodie) and Freedom Fighter (Suspended Vekoma family coaster)

Great Escape - Screamin' Eagles (Larson Flyers)

Holiday World - Waterpark upgrades, four slides complex and redrawing the boundaries of waterpark to include Giraffaca (nee Pilgrim's Plunge), Kitty's Tea Party in Holidog's Fun Town

Idlewild - Lazy River for Soak Zone

Keansburg - Pinfari Looper (formerly at Sauble Beach and Beech Bend)

Kings Dominion - Planet Snoopy expansion

Knoebels - Stratosfear (146 ft ARM Drop Tower) and Flying Turns

Knott's Berry Farm - Coast Rider coaster from Mack and Pacific Scrambler and Surfside Glider, all additions to Boardwalk Area

Lake Compounce - Waterpark expansion, renaming to Crocodile Cove

La Ronde - AquaTwist (Mack's new take on a Splash Battle)

Legoland Florida - Quest for CHI (Mack Splash Battle)

Martin's Fantasy Island - new kiddie coaster - Max's Doggy Dog Coaster

Michigan's Adventures - Lakeside Gliders (Larson Flying Scooters)

Mt. Olympus - Hades 360 (loop to be added to Hades)

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Undertow (Maurer Sohne SC2000)

SeaWorld Orlando - Antarctica: Empire on the Penguin

Silver Dollar City - Outlaw Run (Rocky Mountain Coaster woodie)

Silverwood - Inverting Frisbee from VISA International

Six Flags America - Bonzai Pipelines addition to Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Great Adventure - Safari Conversion, Big Wave Racer addition to Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Iron Rattler (Rattler "Iron Horse" transformation from Rocky Mountain Coasters)

Six Flags Magic Mountain - FullThrottle (Premier launched coaster)

Six Flags Mexico - The Joker (Pandemonium from SFDK)

Six Flags New England - Bonzai Pipelines added to waterpark

Six Flags over Georgia - Skyscreamer

Six Flags over Texas - Skyscreamer

Six Flags St. Louis - Boomerang (relocation of Flashback from SFoT)

Steel Pier - LocoMotion

Universal Studios Florida - Transformers: The Ride

Valleyfair - Dinosaurs Alive

Waldameer - Music Express

Western Playland - relocation of SCBB's Hurricane

Wild Adventures - Tail Spin (Zamperla Disk-O)

Worlds of Fun / Oceans of Fun - waterpark expansion and both parks being combined into one admission and Dinosaurs Alive



Alton Towers - Smiler

Bellewaerde - Huracan

Chessington World of Adventure - Zufari

Djurs Sommerland - Juvelen an Intamin launched coaster

Etnaland - 3 coasters: including an S&S and a Mack

Farup Sommerland - Orkanen (Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster)

FlamingoLand - Zamperla Volare and Twisting Junior Coaster

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach - spinning coaster

Grona Lund - Eclipse - 400 foot Star Flyer

Linnanmaki - Replacement (or refurbishment) of Kummitusjuna (Ghost Train)

Liseberg - creation of Kaninland and addition of a family coaster (Stampbanan)

Movieland Studios - Superjet KITT

Phantasialand - Chiapas (log flume)

Plopsaland de Panne - new Viking themed area to include: Disk-O, Mack Splash Battle

PortAventura - El Secreto de los Mayas (Mirror Maze)

Rainbow Magicland - Battaglia Navale (Splash Battle)

Skyline Park - Sky Spin (formerly Whirlwind at Camelot Theme Park)

Toverland - addition of Magical Valley (Rapid River)

Tripsdrill - Karacho - launched Gerstlauer coaster with dark ride section

Tusenfryd - 3D Dark Ride: Viking Adventure

Walibi Belgium - re-opening of Turbine

Wiener Prater - coaster formerly known as Spinning Coaster Maihime at Tokyo City Dome



Dreamworld - Zamperla Air Race

Floraland - expansion of park with Floraland West

Hong Kong Disney - Mystic Point (Haunted Mansion)

Lotte World - Underland (new land being built under the existing park)

Sea World - Mack water coaster

Tokyo Disneyland - upgraded Star Tours

Universal Singapore - Sesame Street's Spaghetti Space Chase


South America

Beto Carrero World - relocated Batman and Robin: The Chiller from SFGAdv

Hopi Hari - Intamin multi looping coaster

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Damn, that list looks a-ma-ZING so far, Larry!


Makes me think/dream of The Ultimate TPR Tour -

going to every single one of those new openings,

ha ha.


And by that time - Kidtums will have taken over

the business from Mom & Dadd.


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Sea World Australia has a new attraction opening in 2013, no word on what it is yet... but it's rumored to be a Mack Water Coaster. The teaser the park is providing so far is "The Storm is building, It's going to be a big one: New Attraction coming 2013"


www.seaworld.com.au - on the home page if you wait for it to rotate. It's also on the facebook page as well

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll add any of them if I can find pictures or news of the addition online or within park/vendor websites.


I'll add waterpark attractions if they are affiliated with an amusement/theme park, but not specific to a waterpark.


I do now see on what appear to be a Sochi official site that the opening is being pushed to 2014.

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Two points on Europa for me.

1. The Log flume ride at Phantasialand is called Chiapas.

2. The spinning coaster (called d' Wervelwind) is already open. The official opening was last Monday October 1st. The rapid does opens in 2013.

Just two little mistakes you made in Europa.

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Tripsdrill is getting a new coaster for 2013 as well..

Sounds like it will be a Gerstlauer with 2 special things.. things you can only experience in Japan or next year at Tripsdrill on a gerstlauer ride..

Not sure what the unique bit will be.. launched spinner maybe??


anyway.. construction has started..

scroll down for first construction pics

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