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What's new for 2019

Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Just like we did for 2011 - 2018 this thread will serve as a place to house a list of "what's new" for 2019 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 2019
USA - Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at American Dream including 2 Gerstlauer coasters (TMNT Shellraiser, a Eurofigther, Shredder a Custom spinner), 2 Intamin coasters, Sandy's Blasting Bronco and Surfrider and a Nickelodeon Slime Streak, a Chance coaster
Bushkill Park to re-open in 2019
Turkey - Ankapark Ankara, Turkey featuring 17 coasters
Malaysia - 20th Century Fox World (formerly Gentings Highlands) - 4 new coasters including Alien vs Predator, Sons of Anarchy & Weyland Yutani and Wings over Rio
China - Happy Valley Qixia, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China - 4 coasters (B&M Wing, Vekoma Suspended, Intamin Sitdown, Golden Horse Mine Train)
China - Hot Go Dreamworld Fushun, Liaoning, China - 3 coasters (B&M Wing, Preston and Barbieri Mobius, B&M Sitdown)
China - Wuxi Wanda City Binhu, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China - 3 coasters (B&M Wing, Mack launched, Zamperla indoor)
China -Guangzhou Wanda Theme Park Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China - 4 Coasters (Dual Dragons: two Intamin Inverted Spikes,an enclosed Intamin, and a spinning coaster)


New rides/attractions for 2019

USA/Canada/Mexico
Adventureland (Iowa) - Phoenix, a Maurer Sohne spinning coaster
Arnolds Park - Mad Mouse (from Joyland)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Finnegan's Fling S&S Screaming Swing in Ireland, Water Country: ProSlide RocketBLAST / Flying SAUCER hybrid slide that will feature three uphill water-blast fueled sections and five of the high-speed saucer turns
Busch Gardens Tampa - Tigris: a Premier Sky Rocket II
Canada's Wonderland - Yukon Striker (B&M Dive Coaster)
Carowinds - addition of hotel and Copperhead Strike - Mack coaster with two launches
Cedar Point - Forbidden Frontier replaces Dinosaurs Alive
CJ Barrymores - SBF spinning coaster, S&S Drop Tower and Saddle Swing
Clementon - Dragon Coaster, Tilt-a-Whirl and Scrambler
Cliffs - Downdraft
Conneaut Lake Park - Ferris Wheel
Disneyland - Galaxy's Edge
Disney's California Adventure - Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Jessie's Critter Carousel
Dollywood - new area Wildwood Grove, includes Vekoma family suspended coaster, Flyers
Elitch Gardens - Meow Wolf's Kaleidoscape, an artistically inspired dark ride
Fantasy Island - Dragon Wagon (from Indiana Beach)
Frontier City - Timber Town - re-themed kids area with 4 new rides (Zamperla kiddie coaster)
Great Escape - Bucket Blasters (with ride) and Shipwreck Cove to be added to newly renamed Hurricane Harbor
Hersheypark -Reeses Cupfusion (shooting dark ride)
Jenkinson's Pier - Tidal Wave (SBF Spinner)
Joyland - Sand Storm Roller Coaster
Jungle Jack's (at Columbus Zoo) - Falcon Fall (Drop Tower), Sugar Glider(Paratrooper)
Kennywood - Steel Curtain (S&S coaster)
Kentucky Kingdom -Kentucky Flyer - Gravity Group junior woodie
Kings Island - Kings Mills Antique Autos
Knoebels - Tumbling Timbers (SBF Visa flat ride)
Knotts Berry Farm - Calico River Rapids to replace Bigfoot Rapids
Lagoon - Lagoon Biergarten
Lakeside Amusement Park - Pinfari Zyklon (from FunPlex)
La Ronde - Chaos (Larson loop)
Legoland Florida - THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD
LunaPark - ropes course
Morey Piers - Runaway Tram
Park at OWA - shooting dark ride
SeaWorld Orlando - Sesame Street Land
SeaWorld San Antonio - Turtle Reef, including Riptide rescue and Sea Swinger
Sea World San Diego - Tidal Twister (Skywarp for Skyline Attractions)
Six Flags America - Firebird (conversion of Apocalpyse to floorless)
Six Flags Darien Lake - Skyscreamer, park will be re-branded as Six Flags Darien Lake
Batman: The Ride (S&S Free Fly)
Six Flags Fiesta Texas -The Joker's Wild Card (swinging pendulum) and Pirates of the Deep Sea
Six Flags over Georgia - Pandemonium - 147 ft swinging pendulum
Six Flags Great America - Maxx Force (launched coaster)
Six Flags Great Adventure -Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth (swinging pedulum)
Six Flags Magic Mountain - West Coast Racers, racing launced coasters
Six Flags Mexico - two children's area to be built (DC Friends and Bugs Bunny Boomtown)
Six Flags New England - Cyborg, an indoor thrill ride
Six Flags St. Louis -Supergirl, a Zamperla Endeavour announced for 2019
Six Flags over Texas - El Diablo, Larson Looper
Storybook Land - Cinderella Coaster, SBF Visa Spinner
Universal Studios Hollywood - Jurassic World to replace Jurassic Park
Universal Studios Orlando - Hagrid's Motorbike Challenge
Waldameer -Chaos, a Zamperla Looping Discovery
WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios - Mickey's Runaway Railway, GalaxyEdge
Western Playland - LOCO 360 (SBF-VISA spinning Dance Party)
Wild Adventures - Alligator Alley - new area with 6 kids rides, including the return of their Fiesta Express themed as Swampwater Snake
Worlds of Fun - Boathouse Grill


Europe
Alton Towers - Alton Towers Dungeon
Bobbejaanland - Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster
Chessington World of Adventure - A Room on a Broom walk through
Djurs Sommerland -Tigeren, a 150 ft Intamin Gyro Swing
Efteling - De Zes Zwanen - Swan Boat ride
Europa Park - Rulantica Water Park
Farup Sommerland - two family rides
Freizeitpark Plohn - Dynamite, a Mack Big Dipper
Gardaland - new themed Magic Hotel
Hansa Park - Highlander, 395 foot (120m) Intamin Drop Tower
Heide Park - re-opening of Colossus
Holiday Park Kownaty - GCI woodie
Julianatoren - SBF Visa Spinning Coaster
Legoland Windsor - Haunted House Monster Party - Vekoma Mad House
Linnanmäki - Tiaga, an intamin launched coaster
Mirabilandia - Ducati World themed area, including a Maurer Spiked Dragster
Parc Asterix - 4D Cinema "Attention Menhir" to open themed to Asterix characters
Phantasialand - F.L.Y (Flying launched coaster)
Plopsaland De Panne - 5 million Euro log flume with Volcano theming
PortAventura - Sesame Street dark ride and new hotel
Rainbow Magicland - Haunted Hotel (with live scare actors) yo replace Demonia, redevelopment of kids area with 3 new attractions
Tayto Park - coaster (possibly Zierer)
Tivoli Gardens - replacement of two kiddie coasters, transformation of FataMorgana
Tripsdrill - new coaster
Walibi Belgium - new kiddie coaster, spinning theater (Bollywood theme) and Popcorn Revenge (interactive dark ride)
Walibi Holland - Untamed , Robin Hood getting RMC makeover
Walibi Rhone Alps - Mystic, Gertslauer Infinity Coaster

Middle East
Ferrari World - Mission Ferrari

Asia/Australia
Happy Valley Beijing - Music Roller Coaster (B&M sitdown)
Hong Kong Disneyland - Ant Man and The Wasp: NANO Battle shooting dark ride replaces Buzz Lightyear
Nagashima Spa Land - Hakugei - White Cyclone RMC conversion
Tokyo DisneySea - Soaring: Fantastic Flight
Last edited by larrygator on Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:30 pm.

Re: What's new for 2019

Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:57 pm

I love this! Thank you so much for putting it together!!

Re: What's new for 2019

Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:29 pm

Thank you, as always, for putting this list together. It's nice to read a summary of everything. We all know 2018 was a very good year, but I would almost argue 2019 looks even better. In North America alone, we have major, custom roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kennywood, SFMM, and SFGAm, as well as medium-sized additions at Kentucky Kingdom, Busch Gardens Tampa, and SFDK. Not to mention a floorless conversion and loads of frisbees and other flat rides. What a time to be alive! lol

Re: What's new for 2019

Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks for the new (so far) list, Larry!
Much appreciated. :airtime:


P.S. Shouldn't Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland be added, too? Just something I noticed, missing.

Re: What's new for 2019

Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:22 pm

Thanks for putting this together, Larry. It looks like we'll have a solid lineup of new rides next year, though I'm mainly excited that my home park is getting a new coaster. :b

Re: What's new for 2019

Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:14 pm

as others have said, Thanks Larry!

it's great to have this all in one post.

Re: What's new for 2019

Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:10 pm

Thanks Larry!

I'm not sure if you want to add it or not, but Canobie's new for 2018 water park never opened this year so it's likely going to be advertised as their new for 2019 attraction.

Re: What's new for 2019

Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:Thanks for the new (so far) list, Larry!
Much appreciated. :airtime:


P.S. Shouldn't Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland be added, too? Just something I noticed, missing.


To be quite honest I didn't even know what Galaxy's Edge meant. I'll try to find an announcement to link to. Is this happening only at Disneyland in 2019 with a future year opening at Disney Hollywood Studio.

Re: What's new for 2019

Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:28 pm

Hollywood Studios is late fall 2019: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Disneyland is summer 2019:
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Re: What's new for 2019

Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:46 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Hollywood Studios is late fall 2019: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Disneyland is summer 2019:
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland/star-wars-galaxys-edge/


Thanks, there are about a dozen our major parks that haven't made announcements. Some may have infrastructure upgrades like Liseberg's parking garages or some parks may be taking a break after huge CapEx spending in 2018 like Toverland.

The popular/biggest park's we haven't read any new ride announcements from include but are not limited to:
US: CGA, KD, KBF, SDC, Valleyfair
Europe: Alton, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, EuropaPark, Liseberg, Toverland
We know there are rumors are there about these and other parks, but we are waiting for news.
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