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Just like we did for 2011 - 2017 this thread will serve as a place to house a list of "what's new" for 2018 at major 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 random out of the way upcoming 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 2018

Adventure Island - Doha, Qatar

Ankapark - Ankara, Turkey - 17 coasters

Dreamworks Theme Park - Moscow, Russia

Mirabilandia - Paulista, Brazil - 2 coasters

Parc Spirou - Monteaux, Cote d'Azur, France - 3 coasters

Robotland Theme Park - Incheon, South Korea - a coaster

VinPearl Land - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - 3 coasters

Warner Bros World - Abu Dhabi - 2 coasters

Colourful Yunnan Happy World - Jinning, Kunming, Yunnan, China - 4 coasters

 

 

New rides/attractions for 2018

USA/Canada/Mexico

Adventureland (Iowa) - Bernie's Barnyard dedicated kiddie area

Adventureland (NY) - new two-story suspended track dark ride (replaces Geister Ricksha)

Bay Beach - 2nd train loop to be added

Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Battle of Eire (simulator)

California's Great America - Railblazer (RMC single rail coaster)

Canobie Lake - Tidal River - the start of a water park

Canada's Wonderland - Lumberjack (major flat) along Flying Canoes (family ride) and Splash Area expansion

Carowinds - Planet Snoopy expansion

Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance (RMC) conversion of Mean Streak

Darien Lake - Tantrum - Gerstlauer Euro Fighter to replace their log flume

Edaville USA - Kersplash (from Puyallup Fair, delayed from 2016)

Great Escape - Complete Pandemonium

Hersheypark - Waterpark additions include Whitecap Racers and Breaker's Edge water coaster

Kentucky Kingdom - Scream Xtreme (Zamperla Endeavor)

Kings Dominion -Twisted Timbers (RMC conversion of Hurler)

Knotts Berry Farm - HangTime (Gerstlauer dive coaster)

La Ronde - Carnaval en Folie (3 flat rides) Trosade (Tilt-a-Whirl), Petit Roue (mini Ferris Wheel) and Tourbillon

Legoland California - Deep Sea Adventure, a second hotel

Legoland Florida - Project X coaster gets VR headsets to become The Great Lego Race

Magic Springs - Brain Drain, a 12 story Larson ARM drop tower

Morey Piers - Wild Whizzer (SBF Visa spinner)

Oaks Amusement Park - Gerstlauer Eurofighter

Palace Playland - Sea Viper (70 foot coaster from an Italian manufacturer) to replace Galaxi

Quassy - 3 new water raft rides

Sea World Orlando - Infinity Falls (rapids ride)

Sea World San Antonio - Six lane Taumata Racer for Aquatica

Sea World San Diego - Electric Eel (Premier SkyRocket II)

Sesame Place - Oscar's Wacky Taxi (Gravity Group woodie)

Silver Dollar City - Time Traveler (Mack spinning coaster)

Six Flags America - Wahoo River (longer, wider, more using friendly) to replace Castaway Creek in the waterpark

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster (Skyline Attractions' Skywarp)

Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Wonder Woman's Golden Lasso Coaster (RMC single rail)

Six Flags over Georgia - Twisted Cyclone (RMC) replaces Georgia Cyclione

Six Flags Great America - 100 ft Larson Super Loop)

Six Flags Great Adventure -Cyborg Cyber Spin (from ABC rides)

Six Flags Magic Mountain -CraZanity (Giant Discovery)

Six Flags Mexico - Wonder Woman Coaster (S&S Fre Spin)

Six Flags New England - Harley Quinn Spinsanity (Giant Discovery)

Six Flags St. Louis - Typhoon Twister (4-person water slide with whirlpool bowl)

Six Flags over Texas - Harley Quinn Spinsanity (from ABC Enigineering's Tourbillon) announced for 2018

Valleyfair - Delirious (Larson Super Loop)

Waldameer - Samba Balloon Ride and Cannonball tube slide for waterpark

WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Land opening with Slinky Dog Dash Coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers

Worlds of Fun - Nordic Chaser (family flat ride)

 

 

Europe

Alton Towers - Wicker Man: GCI wooden coaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Icon (Mack coaster)

Blackpool South Pier - Wild Mouse

Connyland - 184 foot catapult tower

Djurs Sommerland - 3 family rides, including a Zierer kiddie coaster

Energylandia - Hyperion - an Intamin Hyper and an Intamin Water Coaster

EuropaPark - Eurosat 2.0

Ferrari Land - Five family/kiddie rides including a Zierer Speedy Coaster

Furuvik - interactive dark ride

Hansa Park - Barcos Del Mar (Apollo Swing ride from Technical Park)

Holiday Park - new indoor area with Zierer coaster

Jardin d'Acclimation - conversion to a steampunk theme including 17 new rides/attractions

Legendia - Bazyliszek (interactive dark ride)

Legoland Billund - Flyvende Ørn (Zierer family coaster)

Legoland Germany - Project X coaster gets VR headsets to become The Great Lego Race

Le Pal - Yukon Quad - Intamin family launch coaster

Liseberg - Valkyria (B&M dive coaster)

Parc Saint Paul - Wood Express (GCI woodie)

Paultons Park - Big Peppa Pig expansion with The Queen's Flying Coach (Monorail) and Grumpy Rabbits Sailing Club (boat ride)

Toverland - new themed area Avalon, will include Fenix (B&M Wing Coaster) and a boat ride

Walibi Belgium - new themed Hawaii area, including a family coaster

 

 

Asia/Australia

Aussie World - 5 new rides: Drop Tower (40m), Air Race (Zamperla), WindstarZ (Zamperla), Star Fly (Zamperla 40m Vertical Swing) and Aerobat (Technical Park Aerobat).

Happy Valley Beijing - 2 B&Ms: Family Roller Coaster and Music Roller Coaster

Happy Valley Szenzhen - a shuttle coaster

Hong Kong Disneyland - Buzz Lightyear to become an AntMan themed ride

Legoland Malaysia - Project X coaster gets VR headsets to become The Great Lego Race

Gyeongju World - 3rd gate opening, including a B&M Dive coaster

Shanghai Disney - Toy Story Land including RC Racer

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Phantasialand has not announced the opening year of F.L.Y., so 2018 is just an assumption at this point. It is a new ride system, just like Chiapas was. With Chiapas, they announced an opening date and they did not make that date. Therefore, it is very likely they will not announce an opening date until the testing goes well, and then they will carefully announce an opening date, or at least an opening year.

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