New Rides

What ride is your favorite park getting next year? Find out here!

 

Adventure City

Anaheim, California

2015 – Rewind Racers – Gerstlauer family shuttle coaster

 

Adventure Island

Qatar

2017 – Dragonfire – Premier Rides launch coaster

 

Adventureland

Altoona, Iowa

2016 – Monster – Gerstlauer Infinity coaster

 

Adventureland

Farmingdale, New York

2015 – Turbulence – MACK Rides spinning coaster

 

Adventure Park USA

New Market, Maryland

2015 – Wild West Express – Zamperla Windstorm

 

Alton Towers

United Kingdom

2015 – Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure – Zamperla family coaster

2016 – Galactica – virtual reality rebranding of Air

2017 – CBeebies Land Expansion – new family ride and show

 

Bosque Magico

Mexico

2015 – Zombie Ride – Premier Rides Sky Rocket II

 

Busch Gardens Tampa

Tampa, Florida

2016 – Cobra’s Curse – MACK Rides spinning coaster with elevator lift

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

2015 – Tempesto – Premier Rides launched coaster, Sky Rocket II Model

2017 – InvadR – GCI wooden roller coaster

 

California’s Great America

Santa Clara, California

2015 – Planet Snoopy Expansion – transformation of Kidzville into Planet Snoopy

2016 – Mass Effect: New Earth – 4D ride simulator

2017 – Patriot – transformation of the stand-up Vortex, into a floorless coaster

 

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada

2015 – Soak City – waterpark expansion

2016 – SkyHawk – Gerstlauer Sky Roller

2017 – Soaring Timbers – a Mondial Inferno and Muskoka Plunge – a trap door slide tower.

2018 – Lumberjack and Flying Canoes – Zamperla Hawk and family thrill ride

 

Carowinds

Charlotte, North Carolina

2015 – Fury 325 – B&M giga coaster

2016 – Carolina Harbor – large waterpark expansion

2017 – County Fair – New area including new flat rides, and a Carolina Cobra retheme

2018 – Camp Snoopy Renovation – six new rides and revamp of Camp Snoopy area

 

Casino Pier

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

2017 – Hydrus – Gerstlauer Eurofighter

 

Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio

2015 – Rougarou – transformation from Mantis, a stand-up coaster, to a floorless coaster

2016 – Valravn – 223 ft tall B&M dive coaster

2017 – Cedar Point Shores – water park retheme with new slide complex

2018 – Steel Vengeance – Rocky Mountain Construction hyper hybrid roller coaster

 

Djurs Sommerland

Denmark

2017- DrageKongen – Intamin suspended coaster

 

Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

2016 – Lightning Rod – Rocky Mountain Construction launched wooden roller coaster

2017 – TailSpin Racer – 6 lane Mat Racer slide complex and Drop Line – Funtime drop tower

 

Dorney Park

Allentown, Pennsylvania

2015 – Cedar Creek Flyers – Larson Flying Scooters

2016 – Thunderhawk refurbishment – new trains for the PTC wooden coaster

2017 – Kaleidoscope – a HUSS Troika, and Dodgem – a classic bumper car ride

2018 – Introduction of Pre-K season pass and new café

 

Dutch Wonderland

Lancaster, Pennsylvavia

2017 – Merlin’s Mayhem – S&S family inverted coaster

 

Efteling

The Netherlands

2015 – Baron 1898 – heavily themed B&M dive coaster

 

Elitch Gardens

Denver, Colorado

2015 – Slidezilla – large waterslide complex

 

Energylandia

Poland

2016 – Formula 1 – Vekoma Space Warp

2018 – unknown – world’s tallest, fastest hyper coaster

 

Epcot

Orlando, Florida

2016 – Frozen Ever After – dark ride with characters from Disney’s Frozen

 

Europa Park

Germany

2015 – 4D Theater Film, Beautiful Europe – 360 degree 4D show

2016 – Ba-a-a-Express – Mack Rides kiddie coaster

 

Ferrari World

United Arab Emirates

2016 – Flying Aces – Intamin Wing Coaster

2017 – Turbo Track – Intamin shuttle roller coaster

2017 – Mission Ferrari – Dynamic Attractions SFX Coaster

 

Fraspertuis City

France

2017 – Golden Driller – Intamin drop tower

 

Fun Spot America

Kissimmee, Florida

2017 – Mine Blower – Gravity Group inverting wooden coaster

 

Fun Spot America

Orlando, Florida

2017 – Freedom Flyer VR – new VR experience for Vekoma Freedom Flyer

 

Furuvik

Sweden

2017 – Fireball – Vekoma Family Boomerang

 

Gardaland

Italy

2015 – Oblivion: The Black Hole – B&M dive coaster

 

Great Escape

Queensbury, New York

2015 – Buccaneer Beach – family water-based play area

2016 – Greezed Lightnin – Larson 22m Giant Loop

2017 – Bonzai Pipelines – A SkyBox slide complex

 

Hansa Park

2015 – Kärnan – Gerstlauer hyper coaster

2017 – Kärnan Freefall Drop and Kärnapulten – extended freefall drop and Preston & Barbieri mini coaster

 

Heide Park

Germany

2015 – Wüstenflitzer (Desert Racer) – family driving school attraction

 

Hersheypark

Hershey, Pennsylvania

2015 – Laff Trakk – indoor Maurer spinning coaster

2017 – Kisses, Reeses, Hersheys – three new S&S towers, including a space shot, turbo drop, and combo tower

2018 – Boardwalk Expansion – mat racer and water coaster

 

Holiday Park

Germany

2015 – Sky Fly – Gerstlauer Sky Fly

 

Holiday World

Santa Claus, Indiana

2015 – Thunderbird – launched B&M wing coaster

2016 – Legend refurbishment – retracking of The Legend

2017 – Firecracker – MACK Rides Calypso

 

Hong Kong Disneyland

China

2016 – The Iron Man Experience – 3D motion simulator

 

Indiana Beach

Monticello, Indiana

2015 – Beach Bay – a large waterpark expansion

 

Islands of Adventure

Orlando, Florida

2016 – Skull Island: Reign of Kong – dark ride consisting of 3D imagery and animatronics

 

Kennywood

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2017 – Sky Rocket VR – virtual reality for Premier Rides launch coaster Sky Rocket

 

Kentucky Kingdom

Louisville, Kentucky

2015 – T3 – tranformation of T2, a Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster, into T3

2016 – Storm Chaser – RMC transformation of Twisted Twins

2017 – Eye of the Storm – Larson looping thrill ride

 

Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia

2015 – Soak City – large waterpark expansion

2016 – Delirium – Mondial Rides Revolution

2017 – Planet Snoopy – Planet Snoopy expansion including 3 new kids rides

2018 – Twisted Timbers – Rocky Mountain Construction conversion of Hurler, Winterfest

 

Kings Island

Mason, Ohio

2015 – Snoopy’s Space Buggies, Woodstock Gliders – two new family rides

2016 – Tropical Plunge, New Entry Plaza – new Soak City water slides and new park entrance/toll plaza

2017 – Mystic Timbers – GCI wooden roller coaster

 

Knoebels

Elysburg, Pennsylvania

2015 – Impulse – Zierer tower coaster

 

Knott’s Berry Farm

Buena Park, California

2015 – Voyage to the Iron Reef – Triotech dark ride

2016 – GhostRider refurbishment – replacement of GhostRider track

2017 – Soak City Expansion – seven new water slides

 

Kolmården

2016 – Wildfire – RMC wooden roller coaster

 

Lagoon Amusement Park

Farmington, Utah

2015 – Cannibal – in house 208 foot, 5 inversion roller coaster

 

Lake Compounce

Bristol, Connecticut

2016 – Phobia: Phear Coaster – Premier Rides Sky Rocket II clone

 

La Ronde

Canada

2015 – Maison Rouge – permanent haunted walkthrough attraction

2016 – Le Vampire Backwards, Gravitor, Phoenix – family rides and Le Vampire backwards

2017 – Titan – Zamperla Giant Discovery

 

Liseberg

Sweden

2015 – Mechanica – Zierer Star Shape

2016 – AeroSpin – Gerstlauer Sky Roller

2017 – Loke – Intamin Gyro Swing

2018 – Valkyria – B&M D6 Dive Machine

 

Movie Park Germany

Germany

2017 – Star Trek: Operation Enterprise – Mack Rides launch coaster

 

Nagashima Spa Land

Japan

2015 – Acrobat – B&M flying coaster, clone of Manta at SeaWorld Orlando

2017 – Arashi – S&S 4D FreeSpin

 

Nigloland

France

2016 – Donjon de l’Extrême – FunTime Skyfall

 

Oaks Park

Portland, Oregon

2018 – unnamed – Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter 320

 

Oakwood Theme Park

United Kingdom

2015 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – new themed area

2017 – Flight of the Giant Peach – Relocated Pinfari RC40

 

Parc Asterix

France

2015 – Forêt d’Idéfix – expansion to Forêt d’Idéfix and addition of new rides

 

Paulton’s Park

United Kingdom

2016 – Lost Kingdom – family area consisting of two Vekoma roller coasters

 

Phantasialand

Germany

2016 – Klugheim – themed area consisting of Intamin Blitz and Vekoma Family Boomerang

 

Playland’s Castaway Cove

Ocean City, New Jersey

2017 – GaleForce – S&S launched El Loco

 

Plopsaland de Panne

Belgium

2016 – Heidi: The Ride – GCI wooden coaster

 

PortAventura

Spain

2017 – Ferrari Land – new theme park

 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz, California

2017 – Shockwave and Typhoon – flat ride package

 

SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, Florida

2016 – Mako – B&M hyper coaster

 

SeaWorld San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

2017 – Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster – Intamin launch motorbike coaster

 

Silver Dollar City

Branson, Missouri

2015 – Fireman’s Landing – large children’s area

2018 – Time Traveler – launched MACK Rides spinning coaster

 

Six Flags America

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

2015 – Bourbon Street Fireball – Larson 22m Giant Loop

2016 – Splashwater Falls – family waterpark addition

2017 – Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth – Funtime StarFlyer

 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Vallejo, California

2015 – Dare Devil Chaos Coaster – Larson 22m Giant Loop

2016 – The Joker – RMC rebirth of Roar

2017 – Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth – Zamperla Giant Discovery

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

San Antonio, Texas

2015 – Batman: The Ride – S&S 4D FreeSpin

2016 – Fireball, Hurricane Force 5, Spinsanity – flat ride addition

2017 – Thunder Rapids – water coaster

 

Six Flags Great Adventure

Jackson Township, New Jersey

2015 – El Diablo – Larson 22m Giant Loop

2016 – The Joker – S&S 4D FreeSpin

2017 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D – Sally Corp. Interactive Dark Ride

 

Six Flags Great America

Gurnee, Illinois

2015 – 40 Seasons – general park improvements

2016 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D – interactive dark ride

2017 – Joker – S&S 4D FreeSpin

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Valencia, California

2015 – Twisted Colossus – Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid roller coaster

2016 – The New Revolution – new trains, virtual reality experience on Revolution

2017 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D – Sally Corp. Dark Ride with a vertical loop ending

 

Six Flags Mexico

Mexico

2015 – SkyScreamer – FunTime StarFlyer

2016 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D – interactive dark ride

2017 – The New Revolution – VR on Medusa Steel Coaster and a new Mardi Gras area

 

Six Flags New England

Agawam, Massachusetts

2015 – Wicked Cyclone – Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid roller coaster

2016 – Fireball, Superman: The Ride – 22m Larson Giant Loop and renovation of Bizarro to Superman: The Ride

2017 – Joker – S&S 4D FreeSpin

 

Six Flags Over Georgia

Austell, Georgia

2015 – Joker Chaos Coaster – Larson 22m Giant Loop

2016 – Bug’s Bunny Boomtown, DC Super Friends – family area expansion

2017 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D – Sally Corp. Interactive Dark Ride

 

Six Flags Over Texas

Arlington, Texas

2015 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis – heavily themed dark ride

2016 – The Riddler Revenge, Catwoman Whip, Harley Quinn Spinsanity – flat ride addition

2017 – Joker – S&S 4D FreeSpin

 

Six Flags St. Louis

Eureka, Missouri

2015 – Justice League: Battle for Metropolis – heavily themed dark ride

2016 – Fireball – Larson 22m Giant Loop

2017 – SpinSanity – A Zamperla Disko flat ride

 

Slagharen

Netherlands

2017 – Goldrush – A Gerstlauer triple-launch Infinity coaster

 

Thorpe Park

United Kingdom

2016 – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – virtual reality walkthrough attraction

 

Tokyo Disneyland

Japan

2015 – Stitch Encounter – 12 minute show in which guests can interact with Stitch

 

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City, California

2016 – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – large new themed area featuring Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff

 

Universal Studios Japan

Japan

2016 – Flying Dinosaur – B&M flying roller coaster themed to pterodactyls

 

Valleyfair

Shakopee, Minnesota

2015 – Breakers Pipeline, Breakers Plunge – waterpark expansion

2016 – Flying Eagles – Larson Flying Scooters

2017 – North Star – a Funtime Starflyer

2018 – Delirious – Larson Super Loop, Route 76 renovation

 

Waldameer Park

Erie, Pennsylvania

2015 – Wave Pool – waterpark expansion

 

Walibi Belgium

Belgium

2016 – Pulsar – Mack Rides PowerSplash

 

Walibi Holland

Holland

2016 – Lost Gravity – Mack Rides BigDipper

 

Warner Bros. Movie World

Australia

2017 – Arkham Asylum: Shock Therapy VR – virtual reality on the Vekoma 765m Suspended Looping Coaster

2017 – DC Rivals HyperCoaster – MACK Rides hyper coaster featuring backwards car

 

Worlds of Fun

Kansas City, Missouri

2015 – Splash Island – waterpark expansion

2016 – Planet Snoopy expansion – addition of five new family rides

2017 – Falcon’s Flight – a HUSS Condor, and Mustang Runner – a HUSS Troika

2018 – Nordic Chaser– family ocean-themed ride

 

ZDT’s Amusement Park

Seguin, Texas

2015 – Switchback – wooden shuttle roller coaster

 

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