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Taolin Happy World Construction.

Taolin Happy World Construction.

This is a new one on me but it looks like theres yet another small park opening in China. This one is heading to the city of Yangquan and will be called Taolin Happy World. The park is pretty small and is constructing one of the standard Chinese quad looping coasters. The ride is already on it’s way up in it’s unpainted state. Below is one construction shot and some images of the park plan. Source:...

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More Lewa World Coasters On Site.

More Lewa World Coasters On Site.

Before you ask, No there’s still no sign of the Mack megas coaster. However a number of other coasters have arrived on the massive Lewa World construction site. The Chinese built mine train and Boomerang are already up and it looks like the (Also Chinese built) family coaster, SLC and looping coaster are on site. This place looks like a pretty good catalog of available Chinese coasters at the moment. Below are some shots that were...

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Hot Go Park Construction.

Hot Go Park Construction.

The construction of Hot Go Park in Fushun is well under way now. We have previously seen shots of the massive Gravity Group woodie and now we have some shots of the flat rides in the park. It looks like the park have gone for a set of real S&S swings as well as a knock off SLC. Some of the parks architecture looks reminiscent of Gaudí work in Barcelona. No sign of the woodie in this latest update but it must be nearly done now. Looks...

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More Romon World Construction.

More Romon World Construction.

Romon World in Ningbo, China is coming along well with the indoor sections starting to take shape. The stunning pictures below show the level of detail going into the large indoor park as well as parts of the appropriately named “Travel Through Europe” Intamin looper diving into trench next to a viewing area. It looks like the outdoor section is nearly complete but it looks like there’s still a way to go until the indoor...

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China Plans Hello Kitty Theme Park.

China Plans Hello Kitty Theme Park.

Another day and another new park for China, This one is planned for Hangzhou and is on the smaller side. As far as I can tell doesn’t feature a coaster but there are a number of smaller rides including a great looking ferris wheel and a boat ride. There will be a large on site hotel and as a whole the concept looks great. This is the first large scale park since the first park in Japan and its sure to pull a decent crowd as Hello...

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Is This The Worst Coaster Transition Ever?

Is This The Worst Coaster Transition Ever?

Back in the day Arrow and Vekoma were known for making some pretty dodgy transitions between elements. A Japanese manufacturer called Meisho was arguably the king of the awkward transition for a while in the 90s but I don’t think any of them hold a candle to some of the new Chinese manufacturers on the block. Century Amusement Park in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou installed a Hebei Zhongye knock off SLC in 2013 but the ride kept...

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Pinghu Lake Park Adds Family Coaster.

Pinghu Lake Park Adds Family Coaster.

Pinghu Lake Park (also known simply as Pinghu Park) in the city of Pinghu, China is currently undergoing a major revamp with the addition of new rides and attractions while stripping out the old run down set. Pictures have emerged of the park adding a new family coaster. It appears to be a rare custom design from a Chinese manufacturer (Although If you know otherwise please let me know) Below are some pictures of the construction. Source:...

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Six Flags China Coaster Line Up and More Parks.

Six Flags China Coaster Line Up and More Parks.

Six Flags recently announced deal to build a park in Tianjin in China has garnered world wide attention. More recent news stories go into more depth about the park due to be situated here in the Wuqing district. One article states the new park will include a 55m Inverted Coaster, 50m Wooden Coaster, 45m Launched Coaster and 40m Ball Coaster. This is a fairly believable ride line up although as usual in China I suspect the heights are...

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Nagashima Spaland Builds Manta Clone

Nagashima Spaland Builds Manta Clone

Nagashima Spaland have announced their first major coaster in years and will build a Manta Clone called Acrobat. The B&M flyer will be the parks first  major coaster since Steel Dragon 15 years ago. The ride looks and feels very similar to Manta in the concept art with the colours reversed and a bat instead of a manta on the front of the train. All in all B&M look to be having a very busy 2015. Source: Nagashima...

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Wuhu’s Fantawild Cultural Park Builds Boomerang.

Wuhu’s Fantawild Cultural Park Builds Boomerang.

Fantawild are working on three cultural parks at the moment in Jinan, Wuhu and Hangzhou. The first to open is expected to be Jinan but Wuhu’s is well under construction already. All three are expected to build Vekoma Boomerangs and Gravity Group Woodies but there has been little sign of vertical ride construction so far. However it appears Wuhu has got it’s boomerang up already and it features the same colours seen on...

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Wanda Xishuangbanna International Resort Construction.

Wanda Xishuangbanna International Resort Construction.

The first of 6 new Wanda theme parks in China, Wanda Xishuangbanna International Resort is due to open in 2015 and work is gathering pace at the construction site. The first rides to go up are the water park slides and a new S&S Space Shot tower. There is currently no sign that the parks B&M flying coaster, Intamin water coaster or Zamperla pony express are on site. But with the recent confirmation that the yellow B&M track has...

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Romon World Construction And Coaster Testing.

Romon World Construction And Coaster Testing.

Construction of Romon World in Ningbo is coming along nicely with the park recently starting tests on their new X-Car coaster. Anyone who’s been to Lotte World in South Korea will instantly feel familiar with the construction shots of the indoor section of the park as they bear a striking resemblance to their Korean counter part. The indoor Intamin is looking stunning with the top hat element vaulting over a replica of London’s...

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Chinese SLC Involved In Fatal Accident

Chinese SLC Involved In Fatal Accident

A man has died at Harbin Cultural Park after being struck by the parks knock-Off SLC. The 60 year old man was performing gardening duty and weeding below the ride and was struck in the head by the ride train. Although the park says the ride area is closed to workers during ride operation investigators discovered problems with on site supervision of workers at the park. When I visited the park back in 2012 I was struck by how easy it seemed...

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JungleLand Indonesia Builds New Zierer.

JungleLand Indonesia Builds New Zierer.

JungleLand has been under construction in Indonesia for a couple of years ago opening in phases. The earlier phase 2 opened with a small kids coaster while the currently under way phase 3 includes a Zierer ESC coaster. A recent blog post shows the new coaster is now complete and called Snake Coaster. The coaster looks like it is the standard Zierer ESC model. No opening date on the new ride yet but it can’t be far away. Below are 2...

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Wanda Xishuangbanna Starts Installing Rides.

Wanda Xishuangbanna Starts Installing Rides.

Wanda Xishuangbanna is one of next years biggest new parks with the install of a new B&M Flyer the star attraction. Construction shots are sparse but shots of the resorts.new water slides have emerged. No sign of the B&M, Intamin or Zamperla’s yet but good to see construction moving along. Source:...

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Lewa World Builds Knock Off Boomerang.

Lewa World Builds Knock Off Boomerang.

The list of knock off ride in China keeps growing and it’s taken a slightly terrifying turn with Lewa World in Xi’an building a knock off Boomerang coaster. Vekoma Boomerangs are widespread and often get a lot of stick from the enthusiast community for their ride experience so I’m intrigued to hear how the knock off rides. A user on Weibo has posted pictures of the new ride in its complete state (although lacking paint)...

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Jinan Cultural Heritage Park Construction

Jinan Cultural Heritage Park Construction

The first of the three Fantawild Cultural Heritage Parks is under construction in Jinan, China and the first roller coaster is already up. The park is also expected to get a Gravity Group Woodie and a Vekoma Boomerang and this new mine train is a little unexpected. Work on the parks other buildings is well under way with some show buildings going up and the main entrance looks to be coming along nicely. Construction pictures below....

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Hotgo Park Wooden Coaster Construction.

Hotgo Park Wooden Coaster Construction.

Gravity Group’s new wooden roller coaster at Hotgo Park in Fushun is under construction and it looks stunning. The new ride is due to feature 90 degree banks and tunnels and is one of 4 known Gravity Group woodies currently under construction (with 2 more rumoured). The park is also due to have a knock off SLC and a custom Vekoma launched ride. Below are some pictures of the new Gravity Group coaster from outside the...

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Six Flags China Park Planned For Tianjin.

Six Flags China Park Planned For Tianjin.

Six Flags shocked the industry last week with news of plans to open SF branded parks in China. Beyond the initial news there was no real meat or detail to the story but Chinese sites are now reporting the first park will open in Tianjin, Tianjin is just south of Beijing and has a massive catchment of potential visitors. Tianjin has recently opened it’s own Happy Valley and Fantawild parks as well as a Hotel built in an old Russian...

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Shijiazhuang Building Amusement Park Under A Lake.

Shijiazhuang Building Amusement Park Under A Lake.

Parks in China keep getting more insane but this one might top the lot so far. The park itself is a fairly large indoor shopping mall park called Shijiazhuang Joy World Dream Park but what sets it apart is it’s position under a man made lake. Concept art shows the lake with two glass islands providing light through to the park below. Construction is well underway and in one of the images below you can easily see the location of the...

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