Category: Theme Parks

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Theme park news: buzzing new attractions and free beers for all

Mako Seaworld Orlando

Two weeks into the new year and we see announcements for attractions and new coasters around the world. We were also surprised by an unexpected dark ride, and are looking forward to drinking some free beers. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) The future of Schlitterbahn Kansas City is in question While it is only January, the future […]

Top ten new theme park rides 2019 – dinosaurs, wizards and stormtroopers

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

2019 will see major new attractions opening at theme parks across the world. So which are game changers and which will make the most impact? Here’s my top ten. This year there are both fascinating new rides and revamps of some much loved existing rides.  By Lance Hart, Screamscape 10) Copperhead Strike at Carowinds (USA) While Mack […]

Theme park news: 2018 industry highlights, superheroes and wooden coasters

steel vengeance theme park news roller coaster

2018 was a busy year as great new attractions opened at theme parks across the world.  Here are six highlights. I’d like to point out five new additions and one major development. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi One of the most interesting projects to keep tabs on over 2018 was the opening […]

Unusual attractions: Tales of the Unexpected (locations)

Tropical Islands, unusual attractions

Today I got to thinking about the practice of building unusual attractions in unexpected locations. By Lance Hart, Screamscape What first got me thinking was the announcement from Carnival Cruise Lines about the creation of Bolt; a Maurer Rides powered “Spike Coaster” project. This coaster will be built around the upper deck of their newest vessel now […]

Theme park news: Marvel-ling at upcoming attractions for 2019

Disneyland Paris Marvel Entry Concept

This week’s top ten theme park news include the concept reveal of Disneyland Paris’ new Marvel area, a Paramount park for Korea and the opening of Soundwaves waterpark. Plus there are new rides, a musical attraction and more, all coming in 2019. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) Rock ‘n Roller Coaster at Disneyland Paris to get new […]

Ex-Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto on the How of WOW

Eddie Sotto, immersive brand experience, TEDx

Ex-Disney Imagineer and President of SottoStudios/LA, Eddie Sotto brings his passion for experiential design to the TEDx conference in Bermuda. As an ex-Disney Imagineer, one of the most common questions you’ll hear is “how do you come up with those ideas for new attractions?” I had to admit, it was a hard question to answer […]

Theme park news: introducing galactic adventures and welcoming superheroes

Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

All new galactic adventures, super heroes and popular children’s characters coming to a park near you in 2019. By Lance Hart, Screamscape 1) New hotel confirmed for Legoland Florida Legoland Florida confirmed that they are planning to open a new on-site resort hotel by 2020. The new building will be a five-story hotel structure; containing 150-rooms and […]

Would Six Flags buying the SeaWorld parks be a risk worth taking?

couple on roller coaster at Six Flags over texas

A somewhat odd rumor has been flying about the past few days, namely the possibility of a Six Flags aquisition of the SeaWorld Entertainment parks. The idea has had more traction than I thought it would; going beyond online news sites and into mainstream media. By Lance Hart, Screamscape While anything can happen in the world of […]