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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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New Triple Corkscrew Coaster Appears In China.

New Triple Corkscrew Coaster Appears In China.

Hebei Zhongye Metallurgical Equipment Manufacturing have just advertised their new massively mislabeled 6 Ring Coaster.  The ride actually only has 5 inversions but most interestingly it has 3 corkscrews in a row. A characteristic which has been unique to Fantasia Special in South Korea for 21 years. While Hebei Zhongye aren’t known for their super smooth rides they do tend to be quite intense and they aren’t afraid to...

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Qingdao Wanda East Cinema Plans Indoor Flying Coaster.

Qingdao Wanda East Cinema Plans Indoor Flying Coaster.

Wanda has been a bit quiet this week but hidden inside the press releases for the new Wanda East Cinema project in Qingdao, China is the description of both and indoor theme park and water park. There is also a mention of a world first custom indoor flying coaster.  Due to open in 2015 the whole site is as with every other planned Wanda project is enormous with a multitude of shopping centers, hotels, cinemas and apartments. As for the...

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Moipark Opens In Istanbul.

Moipark Opens In Istanbul.

The new Mall of Istanbul has opened with its indoor family park. The park is called Moipark and features an excellent looking Zamperla spinning coaster. The ride uses cars normally found on their wild mouse models and winds around some impressive themeing. With Vialand, Ankapark and now this Turkey seems to be having a bit of a mini coaster boom. Below are some shots of the now open ride as well as construction images to get a better idea...

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Seoul Children’s Grand Park Refurbishment.

Seoul Children’s Grand Park Refurbishment.

The little Suspended Family Coaster model is doing quite well for Vekoma with numerous installations this year. One of the newest is Children’s Grand Park in the centre of Seoul. The park is undergoing a major refurbishment following its closure in 2012 and although construction is running a little behind schedule the park is expected to open this summer. Below are some shots of the rides old and new with the Vekoma SFC sat front and...

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Happy Valley Chongqing Announced.

Happy Valley Chongqing Announced.

Happy Valley have been a bit quiet since the opening of Happy Valley Tianjin and with no new parks due to open for the next two years it was all looking a bit stagnant. However this week things picked up with the news of a planned park in Fuzhou and now the official announcement of a new park in the Lijia area of Chongqing, China. The park has been labled as OCT’s first Mountain Happy Valley and will be located alongside the river....

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Mystery White Track At B&M Plant.

Mystery White Track At B&M Plant.

New track appearing at the Clermont Steel fabrication plant in Clermont, USA is always a good indicator of what B&M rides are coming up around the world. A visit by some friends of mine recently revealed some new white track outside the plant. The existing yellow track is believed to be the flyer track for the Wanda park in Xishuangbanna, China but the White track is a mystery. With confirmed mini dive machines at Efteling and...

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Indian Junior Boomerang Construction.

Indian Junior Boomerang Construction.

Last year it was announced Balvatika at Kankaria Lake in India would be receiving a Vekoma Boomerang. Originally the press release made the ride sound like a Giant Inverted Boomerang but it later transpired the ride would be the much smaller junior inverted boomerang. The ride is due to open within the next month or so and below are some pictures taken during the rides...

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Fantawild Zhengzhou Building Mystery Woodie.

Fantawild Zhengzhou Building Mystery Woodie.

We already know of 4 Gravity Group and 1 GCI wooden coasters being built in China but articles have started to appear on Chinese news sites about a new wooden coaster being built at a new Fantawild in Zhengzhou. This ride isn’t one that’s been confirmed by either company as of yet so it’s a bit of a mystery for now. Zhengzhou already has a Fantawild park and this new park will be built along side in a space clearly...

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Wanda Xishuangbanna Theme Park Construction.

Wanda Xishuangbanna Theme Park Construction.

Xishuangbanna will be the first Wanda park of the 6 known parks  to open and will feature a much anticipated B&M Flyer. Construction has begun with an aim to open the park by the end of the year. There’s no signs of the rides yet but the Jungle themed area seems to be coming along nicely. With the yellow B&M pieces already sat at the company yard in the states it shouldn’t be too long before they start arriving in China...

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OCT Plan Happy Valley Park In Fuzhou.

OCT Plan Happy Valley Park In Fuzhou.

It’s been a little while since Happy Valley announced a new park. During their apparent year off Fantawild and Wanda have gone a bit mad and announced almost 20 parks between them. But not before time Happy Valley have announced they are looking to build a park in the Cangshan area in the city of Fuzhou. OCT plan on building a theme park and water park as well as a number of other tourist projects at a river side location with a...

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Rose Lake Park Construction.

Rose Lake Park Construction.

A smaller park this time and one I’d not heard of before. Rose Lake Park is a small city park under construction in the city of  Wuzhou around 200 miles to the west of Hong Kong. The park has a lovely lake side setting located near the city centre and features a small Chinese made coaster and a number of flat rides. Source:...

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New Fantawild Culture Park for Ningbo.

New Fantawild Culture Park for Ningbo.

With the recent discovery of Fantawild Culture parks being built in Jian and Wuhu it comes as no surprise to find a third one announced for Ningbo in East China. Ningbo currently doesn’t have a Fantawild park andt the planned project sits to the North West near Hangzhou Bay Bridge. The Hangzhou Daily recently reported the project would feature two roller coasters including a wooden coaster. It’s not a stretch to imagine the...

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New Wuhu Park Is Also Fantawild Culture Park.

New Wuhu Park Is Also Fantawild Culture Park.

It was recently discovered the new Fantawild park in Jian, China was in fact a new style of Fantawild park called a  Cultural Heritage Park. The park is set to feature a Vekoma Boomerang and a Gravity Group Woodie and have more of a focus on China’s cultural background than the current crop of Fantawild parks. Fantawild are also building one of these new style parks in Wuhu, China. A city which actually already has two existing...

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