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What's new for 2017?

Postby larrygator » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:11 pm

Just like we did for 2011 - 2016 this thread will serve as a place to house a list of "what's new" for 2017 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 2017
Adventure Island - Doha, Qatar (includes Dragonfire, a backwards launching Premier LSM, Soarin type theater, Huss King Kong)
Ankapark - Ankara, Turkey 16 coasters
Ferrari Land - at PortAventura (includes Intamin launch coaster and two S&S tower rides)
Happy Valley Chongqing - 2 coasters (GCI wooden coaster and B&M Wing Coaster)
Legoland Japan - 4 coasters
Mirnovec Park - Croatia 2 coasters
Owa - Foley, Alabama - Phase I opening with 2 Zamperla coasters


New rides/attractions for 2017
USA/Canada/Mexico
Azoosment Park at Santa's Village - Super Cyclone (from Interpark)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg - InvadR (GCI wooden coaster)
California's Great America - Vortex conversion to floorless coaster named Patriot
Canada's Wonderland - Soaring Timbers (Mondial Inferno) and a waterslide tower, Muskoka Plunges
Carowinds - 4 classic flat rides: Do-Si-Do (Troika), Electric Spin (Top Scan), Rock n Roller and Zephyr (Wave Swinger)
Casino Pier - Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster
Cedar Point - RMC to replace Mean Streak????
Disneyland - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT (conversion of Tower of Terror)
Dollywood - Drop Line freefall tower and a junior coaster Whistle Punk Chaser
Dorney Park - Kalidescope (Huss Troika) and Dodge Ems (Bumper Cars) and Cirqur Imagine show
Dutch Wonderland - Merlin's Mayhem, an S&S inverted family coaster
Edaville USA - Kersplash (from Puyallup Fair, delayed from 2016)
Elitch Gardens - StarFlyer
Frontier City - Gullywasher, water park bodyslide complex
Fun Spot America (Kissimmee) - Mine Blower - Gravity Group woodie with an inversion
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - Haunted Mine Drop Tower
Great Escape - Bonzai Pipeline water slides
Hersheypark - Hershey Triple Tower
Holiday World - Firecracker - a classic Calypso flat ride
Houston Downtown Aquarium - Chance family coaster
Joyland (Tx) - Wisdom kiddie coaster (formerly at Azoosment Park)
Kentucky Kingdom - Eye of the Storm (Larson SuperLoop)
Kings Dominion - Planet Snoopy expansion
Kings Island - Mystic Timbers (GCI wooden coaster)
Knoebels - Over the Top
Knott's Berry Farm - Two slide towers for Soak City and Sol Spin, a Mondial TopScan
La Ronde - Titan (Giant Frisbee)
Lagoon - addition of two kiddie rides
Legoland Florida - Beach Retreat (Resort) and Ninjago World area including Ninjago: The Ride
Michigan's Adventure - water park addition
Morey Pier - rebuild of Great Nor'Easter
Playland (Vancouver) - Bug Whirled (SBF Spinning Coaster), FlutterBye (Magic Bikes), The Marvelous Mechanical Monkey Mover (Family Tower Ride)
Playland's Castaway Cove - 2 new coasters: Gale Force (S&S Launch) and Wild Waves (Miler family coaster) delayed from 2016
Quassy - two kiddie rides
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - new front entrance and rebuild of FrightWalk
Seabreeze - Time Machine (from Technical Park)
Sea World San Antonio - Wave Breaker: Rescue Coaster
Sea World San Diego - Ocean Explorer area and darkride
Six Flags America - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth (Funtime Star Flyer)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Woman Woman Lasso of Truth (Giant Frisbee)
Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Thunder Rapids (water coaster for the water park)
Six Flags over Georgia - Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
Six Flags Great America - Joker (S&S Free Fly)
Six Flags Great Adventure - Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
Six Flags Magic Mountain - Justice League Battle for Metropolis
Six Flags Mexico - Virtual Reality treatment for Medusa
Six Flags New England - Joker: S&S Free Fly
Six Flags St. Louis - Spinsanity (Disk'o)
Six Flags over Texas - Joker (S&S Free Fly)
Universal Studios Orlando - Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon
Valleyfair - North Star (Funtime Star Flyer)
Waldameer - waterpark expansion
Worlds of Fun - Falcons Flight (Condor) and Mustang Runner (Troika), Winterfest in winter 2016


Europe
Attractiepark Slagharen - Gold Rush Coaster (Gerstlauer Infinity)
Bellewaerde - Dueling Wiegand Alpine coasters
Chessington World of Adventure - Gruffalo River Ride Adventure (replacing Professor Bubbleworks)
Disneyland Paris - upgrade to Star Wars2
Djurs Sommerland - Drage Kongen an Intamin suspended family coaster
Efteling - Symbolica: Paleis der Fanastie (dark ride)
Energylandia - Three new coasters (Powered Kiddie Coaster, Vekoma boomerang, Intamin water coaster) and flat ride package
Europa Park - Project V - Europe's largest flying theater
Farup Sommerland - Hvirvelvinden, formerly Spin Rock at Liseberg
Fraisperituis City - Golden Driller (Intamin Free Fall Tower)
Freizeitpark Plohn - Drachenwirbel (SBF Spinner)
Furuvik - Fireball (Vekoma junior boomerang)
Grona Lund - Ikaros (Intamin Sky Jump)
Hansa Park - Karnapulten (Gerstlauer Sky Fly) and Kleine Zar (delayed 2016 family coaster)
Heide Park - Ghostbusters 5D shooting dark ride
Legoland Deutschland - Ninjago World
Legoland Windsor - Ninjago: The Ride
Liseberg - Loke, Intamin Gyro Swing
Movie Park Germany - Star Trek: Operation Enterprise (Mack launched coaster)
Oakwood - Flight of the Giant Peach, relocation of Space Coaster from M&Ds Scotland (Pinfari coaster)
Parc Asterix - Pegase Express (Gerstlauer family like, compared to Firechaser Express)
Plopsaland de Panne - Heidi The Ride (GCI woodie) delayed from 2016
Särkänniemi - HYPE - fastest highest ride, expected to be a Premier Skyrocket II
Skyline Park - Sky Dragster (from Maurer) and Kids Spin (SBF spinning family coaster
Tayto Park - Viking themed flume
Tivoli Friheden - Gerstlauer Sky Fly
Tripsdrill - Gerstlauer Sky Fly

Middle East
Ferrari World - Turbo Track, Mission Ferrari and racing simulator

Asia/Australia
Happy Valley Chengdu - B&M Dive coaster and GCI wooden coaster
Hong Kong Disneyland - Disney's Explorer Lodge to open
Fuji-Q Highlands - redesign of Dodonpa
Gyeongju World - Zamperla Air Race
Nagashima Spa Land - Arashi (S&S Free Fly)
Parque Espana - IronBull (re-theme of the Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador)
Tokyo DisneySea - Nemo and Friends Sea Rider
Warner Bros. Movie World - unspecified Mack coaster

South America
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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby Vonni » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:31 pm

^ You may want to edit your post. You labeled everything as new for 2016 instead of new for 2017.

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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby mordecai-75 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:15 am

Don't forget Tailspin Racer at Dollywood's Splash Country.

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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby LeoBruz199 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:56 am

Mirabilandia in Italy has also been teasing for something to open next year.

The park's official fan page has released an interview with the sales and marketing manager at the park and basically there's a very high possibility that VR might be coming at some point next year to the park.

Also, he noted that there's gonna be something big being invested on in the northern area of the park, where the Ferris Wheel is. So far we know that there's gonna be a large new ride coming to the park and that there's an important sponsor working with them for it.

I think towards the end of the season (around Halloween) will they finally make an official announcement. They usually make announcements for new rides very late.
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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby Johnlloyd » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:25 am

I just noticed that the link for Canada's Wonderland's new additions for next year takes you to the Six flags Mexico page. Also, I would like to point out that it's Muskoka Plunge not "Muckoka Plunge" as listed above. But, great job Larry on compiling all this as it makes it easier to see what's new for 2017 at park around the World rather than scrolling through multiple threads! :)
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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby larrygator » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:34 pm

Johnlloyd wrote:I just noticed that the link for Canada's Wonderland's new additions for next year takes you to the Six flags Mexico page. Also, I would like to point out that it's Muskoka Plunge not "Muckoka Plunge" as listed above. But, great job Larry on compiling all this as it makes it easier to see what's new for 2017 at park around the World rather than scrolling through multiple threads! :)


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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby DirkFunk » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:42 am

Also worth adding:

Sea World San Diego: Ocean Explorer Dark Ride https://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego/attractions/other-attractions/2017-new-attraction/

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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby ragerunner2 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 am

Cedar Fair really scaled back in the investment category this year. It should be interesting to see if this becomes a trend over the next few years.

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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby aeyrolet » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:05 am

Also Sea World San Antonio is adding a Sea Rescue Coaster. (Not sure of the name)

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Re: What's new for 2017?

Postby Trevor » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:32 am

The new towers in Ferrari Land are from S&S, not Intamin!

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