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What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby larrygator » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:55 pm

Just like we did for 2011 and 2012 this thread will serve as a place to house a list of "what's new" for 2013 at major amusement 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 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 2013
Cinecitta World- Rome, Italy (2 coasters)
Divertiland - Chiajna, Romania (3 coasters)
Vialand - Istanbul, Turkey (2 coasters)
IMG Theme Park - Dubai, UAE (S&S Launched coaster)
Floraland Continent Park - Chengdu, China (5 coasters)
Happy Valley - Dongli, Tianjin, China (2 coasters) Gravity Group woodie, S&S El Loco
Ocean Kingdom - Zhuhai, Guangdong, China (3 coasters)
Great Mall of China - Sanhe, Langfang, Hebei, China (3 coasters)
Tong'an Fantawild - Tong'an, Xiamen, Fujian, China (3 coasters)
Adlabs Imagica - Mumbai, India (4 new coasters)
Locajoy Holiday (formerly Chongqing Safari Park) - Chongqing, China (3 new coasters)

New rides/attractions for 2013
Adventure City - New coaster to replace Tree Top Racer
Adventuredome - S&S El Loco (to replace Rim Runner)
California's Great America - Gold Striker (GCI woodie)
Carowinds - Dinosaurs Alive
Cedar Point - Gatekeeper (B&M Wingrider)
Cowabunga Bay - expansion into Las Vegas
Darien Lake - Blast-Off (S&S Shot Tower)
Family Kingdom - Twist and Shout Wild Mouse (from Magic Springs)
Fun Spot Action Park - White Lightning (GCI woodie) and Freedom Fighter (Suspended Vekoma family coaster)
Great Escape - Screamin' Eagles (Larson Flyers)
Holiday World - Waterpark upgrades, four slides complex and redrawing the boundaries of waterpark to include Giraffaca (nee Pilgrim's Plunge), Kitty's Tea Party in Holidog's Fun Town
Idlewild - Lazy River for Soak Zone
Keansburg - Pinfari Looper (formerly at Sauble Beach and Beech Bend)
Kings Dominion - Planet Snoopy expansion
Knoebels - Stratosfear (146 ft ARM Drop Tower) and Flying Turns
Knott's Berry Farm - Coast Rider coaster from Mack and Pacific Scrambler and Surfside Glider, all additions to Boardwalk Area
Lake Compounce - Waterpark expansion, renaming to Crocodile Cove
La Ronde - AquaTwist (Mack's new take on a Splash Battle)
Legoland Florida - Quest for CHI (Mack Splash Battle)
Martin's Fantasy Island - new kiddie coaster - Max's Doggy Dog Coaster
Michigan's Adventures - Lakeside Gliders (Larson Flying Scooters)
Mt. Olympus - Hades 360 (loop to be added to Hades)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Undertow (Maurer Sohne SC2000)
SeaWorld Orlando - Antarctica: Empire on the Penguin
Silver Dollar City - Outlaw Run (Rocky Mountain Coaster woodie)
Silverwood - Inverting Frisbee from VISA International
Six Flags America - Bonzai Pipelines addition to Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Great Adventure - Safari Conversion, Big Wave Racer addition to Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Iron Rattler (Rattler "Iron Horse" transformation from Rocky Mountain Coasters)
Six Flags Magic Mountain - FullThrottle (Premier launched coaster)
Six Flags Mexico - The Joker (Pandemonium from SFDK)
Six Flags New England - Bonzai Pipelines added to waterpark
Six Flags over Georgia - Skyscreamer
Six Flags over Texas - Skyscreamer
Six Flags St. Louis - Boomerang (relocation of Flashback from SFoT)
Steel Pier - LocoMotion
Universal Studios Florida - Transformers: The Ride
Valleyfair - Dinosaurs Alive
Waldameer - Music Express
Western Playland - relocation of SCBB's Hurricane
Wild Adventures - Tail Spin (Zamperla Disk-O)
Worlds of Fun / Oceans of Fun - waterpark expansion and both parks being combined into one admission and Dinosaurs Alive

Alton Towers - Smiler
Bellewaerde - Huracan
Chessington World of Adventure - Zufari
Djurs Sommerland - Juvelen an Intamin launched coaster
Etnaland - 3 coasters: including an S&S and a Mack
Farup Sommerland - Orkanen (Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster)
FlamingoLand - Zamperla Volare and Twisting Junior Coaster
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach - spinning coaster
Grona Lund - Eclipse - 400 foot Star Flyer
Linnanmaki - Replacement (or refurbishment) of Kummitusjuna (Ghost Train)
Liseberg - creation of Kaninland and addition of a family coaster (Stampbanan)
Movieland Studios - Superjet KITT
Phantasialand - Chiapas (log flume)
Plopsaland de Panne - new Viking themed area to include: Disk-O, Mack Splash Battle
PortAventura - El Secreto de los Mayas (Mirror Maze)
Rainbow Magicland - Battaglia Navale (Splash Battle)
Skyline Park - Sky Spin (formerly Whirlwind at Camelot Theme Park)
Toverland - addition of Magical Valley (Rapid River)
Tripsdrill - Karacho - launched Gerstlauer coaster with dark ride section
Tusenfryd - 3D Dark Ride: Viking Adventure
Walibi Belgium - re-opening of Turbine
Wiener Prater - coaster formerly known as Spinning Coaster Maihime at Tokyo City Dome

Dreamworld - Zamperla Air Race
Floraland - expansion of park with Floraland West
Hong Kong Disney - Mystic Point (Haunted Mansion)
Lotte World - Underland (new land being built under the existing park)
Sea World - Mack water coaster
Tokyo Disneyland - upgraded Star Tours
Universal Singapore - Sesame Street's Spaghetti Space Chase

South America
Beto Carrero World - relocated Batman and Robin: The Chiller from SFGAdv
Hopi Hari - Intamin multi looping coaster
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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby azza29 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:23 pm

New park: Wet 'n Wild Sydney (opening December 2013)

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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:29 pm


Damn, that list looks a-ma-ZING so far, Larry!

Makes me think/dream of The Ultimate TPR Tour -
going to every single one of those new openings,
ha ha.

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the business from Mom & Dadd.

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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby VinTheAttendant » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:54 pm

These lists ALWAYS get me pumped for the following year, putting up everything worth getting excited for all on one list. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

On that note, don't forget Six Flags New England's Bonzai Pipeline.
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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby australianalex » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:31 pm

For new parks, Wet n Wild Sydney could be added, though I'm not sure if you're including waterparks.
You could also add SW7 at Alton Towers to the list, but I assume you're waiting a full announcement from the park first.

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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby _koppen » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:45 am

I thought Sochi Park Adventure land was for 2014?
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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby Hurricane » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:31 am

Sea World Australia has a new attraction opening in 2013, no word on what it is yet... but it's rumored to be a Mack Water Coaster. The teaser the park is providing so far is "The Storm is building, It's going to be a big one: New Attraction coming 2013"

www.seaworld.com.au - on the home page if you wait for it to rotate. It's also on the facebook page as well :)
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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby Thunderhead » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:43 am

I have to say, on a slight tangent, I really like how Six Flags Corporate announces their 2013 plans all at once. I wish Cedar Fair would get on board with that.
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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby bravo » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:06 am

... here at Fantasilandia, Chile, will be open a Zamperla Air Race this November. But this information is not released yet, even tho the ride is actually been tested. :vekoma:

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Re: What's new for 2013? Rides and Attractions

Postby larrygator » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:31 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll add any of them if I can find pictures or news of the addition online or within park/vendor websites.

I'll add waterpark attractions if they are affiliated with an amusement/theme park, but not specific to a waterpark.

I do now see on what appear to be a Sochi official site that the opening is being pushed to 2014.
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