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Small Park, Water park and FEC 2018 Additions
Topic Started: August 29 2017, 10:19 AM (67 Views)
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Amusement and Theme Parks
Alabama Splash Adventure (Bessemer, AL) - Free Fall Slide (The park will expand its water park offerings with a 75ft tall sped slide) Dive Show (the park will launch a high dive show with a man on fire finale)
Kentucky Kingdom (Louisville, KY) - Sceam Extreme (A Zamperla Endeavor will be added to the park
Lakeside Amusment Park (Lakeside, CO) - Steel Coaster (the park is adding a Pinfari Zyklon, Z64 model)
America’s Fun Park (Branson, MO) - New Park (This 9 acre park will feature:one coaster (Windstorm, games, food and kiddie and family rides. Free Admission with All ride Bands $20-adults and 14-$kids 11 and under)
Adventureland (East Farmingdale, NY) - Mystery Mansion (A two story dark ride featuring suspended cars) Removals - Ghost House (The park is retiring it's 7 year old dark ride platform) Fun fact - (Mystery Mansion will be the 3rd dark ride to operate in this spot. The first dark ride operated from 79 to 86 the Lost Continent thrilled park goers before changing themes to 1313 Cemetery Way from 86 to 2009)
Waldameer (Erie, PA) - Cannonbowl (The park will add a Cannonbawl 30 to their water park) Samba Balloons (The Dry park will get a Zamperla Samba Balloon Family ride)
Hershey Park (Hershey, PA) - Breackers Edge (A first of its kind Water coaster featuring Flying Saucer turns build by Proslides) Whitecap Racers (A six lane racing slide featuring not one but 2 twist sections)
Pays des Merveilles (Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada) New Coaster (The park has retired is Minor Mike coaster and upgraded to a 20ft tall E.F. Miler coaster)
Arnolds Park Amusement Park (Arnolds Park, IA) - Carousel (The park will replace it existing carousel with a new 36ft carousel from Chance rides)

Water Parks
Roaring Springs Waterpark (Meridian, ID) - Bearfoot Bay (A wilderness themed kiddie pool with 3 new slides, an expanded wading pool, and 20 animal themed water features)

Family Entertainment Centers and other attractions
Funspot America Atlanta (Fayetteville, GA) formally Fun Junction USA - New Owners The Florida FEC operator Fusnpot USA purchased the 30 year old FEC that originally opened at Dixieland Fun Park) Sampson Monster track (A Multilevel Go tack track) Paratrooper (The Paratrooper from Funspot USA will be relocated and become the park newest family attraction)
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CliftonHill (Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada) - Niagara Speedway (A multilevel Go cart Track)
Mountain Mile (Pigeon Forge, TN) - Mountain Monster (A 200ft tall 3 in 1 tower attraction featuring a drop ride, a dive ride and a swing) Tower Shops (80,000-sq.-ft. multi-purpose retail and family entertainment development that spans 174 acres)
PIGEON FORGE SNOW (Pigeon Forge, TN) - New attraction (A first of it's kind facility in the US will bring a 35,000-sq.-ft. indoor facility featuring 15 snow tubing lanes and a play area with real snow 365 days a year)
The Island at Pigean Forge (Pigeon Forge, TN) - New Coaster (Since it's reopening and re-branding there has been no coaster now an SBF spinning family coaster will be added to the rides line up)
Central Park Fun-Land (Fredericksburg, VA) - Hologate (3 player virtual reality experience) SBF spinning coaster (The FEC will add its first coaster an operate it indoors) Removals and changes (Two attraction will be removed: Roll-o-Planes and The play zone. The Tubs-o-Fun tea cups will also move outdoors)
The Vue at 360 (orlando, FL) - Star Flyer (A 450 feet, worlds tallest, swing ride)
PLA-MOR Family Entertainment Center (Laredo, TX) - New FEC (A $10 million, 48,000 square ft. FEC featuring: including 24 Bowling Lanes, Restaurant, Bar, Laser Tag, Elevated Ropes Course, Rock Climbing, Zip Line, Arcade, Private Party Rooms with Private Bowling Lanes, Virtual Golf, and Conference Rooms)

Other Attractions
EL PASO Zoo (EL PASO, TX) - 2.3 acres expansion coming 2019 (The 14,1 million expansion adds 3 new areas and will be home to Mexican gray wolves, mountain lions, jaguars and other large and small species. The Red River hogs will get a permanent exhibit in Africa, The main entrance/Asia area will get a facelift and a 36ft carousel, and the new area Chihuahuan Desert will house the animals listed above)
Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park (Tampa, FL) Formally Lawry Park Zoo - New names and rehabs (Florida Boardwalk will be renamed Florida Wilds with expanded capacity and forest walk) Roaring Springs (A 3-story tall Shoot-The-Chute ride)

More Additions coming so check back often!
Edited by Newsies, June 3 2018, 12:52 PM.
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New updates adding info on two Pigeon Forge attractions, our first water park update and a new dark ride at Adventureland.
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Update
Pays des Merveilles (Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada) is adding a new coaster it's the relocated gold rush express form Fort Jefferson Funpark
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Updats and added the spinning coaster at the Island in Pigeon Forge
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Added a number of updates.
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Funspot USA buys new Georgia Fun Junction USA adds go carts track and relocated paratrooper to this location.
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This update was in the list from February.
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The purchase from late last year was overlooked on the addition page. The paratrooper relocation is recent news as is the go cart.
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I know nothings being added to this park this year. At least I dont think.

But here is a video that not only made me wanna go, but also am thinking about a summer trip in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VdwXa62Yjc
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Nice review. I've followed this park for a while since they bought the steel coaster off of Celibration City.

Laser tag used to be included with admission at six gun city before they converted to Fort Jefferson.
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That park looks awesome!! If I were in the area I'd definitely stop in and ride.
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It is a worthwhile stop.

Some nearby new added. Lakeside Amusement park is adding a Pinfari coaster. It's located a couple of hours from Glenwood caverns just outside of Denver.
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A Zamperla Endeavor will be added to the park line-up at Kentucky Kingdom
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Alabama Splash Adventure will add a high dive show and free fall speed slide for 2018
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