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Let's take a look at what's under construction for 2012 at top theme parks

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Published: October 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

May I ask a favor? I'd like the theme park employees and other industry insiders who read the site to take a look at our What's Under Construction at Top Theme Parks page. (Okay, I want everyone to take a look at the page, too - let's be honest.) But I am hoping that folks in the know can help us keep the page up to date by letting me know about any major new upcoming attractions we haven't listed there yet. We've got plenty, but I want to make sure we have them all.

Cars Land
Radiator Springs Racers is the highlight of Cars Land, under construction at Disney California Adventure

I just added the new 255-foot B&M Mega Coaster for Spain's Port Aventura, which will debut next year. And we have an entry for the new Avatar land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, even though we don't yet have any idea what that will be. (Frankly, I don't know that Disney knows for certain, either.) Check out the other listings on the page and if you can't find a link for something you know will happen, please let me know. (Also, if there's ever anything on that page that has opened already or been cancelled, let me know that, as well.)

Thanks.

Readers' Opinions

From 24.187.26.227 on October 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM
Personally, I'm not all that impressed with carsland. A flying saucer redo, a Test Track with a new theme, and the mater ride doesn't sound like that much quality. On the other hand, I am apparently in minority when i say I love the Avatar Land concept. I think great rides will come from it.

P.S. Is it free to register? I'm going to Orlando for a week in a few days, and I want to post a trip report. However, if it costs money I won't bother.

From Mike Gallagher on October 26, 2011 at 5:37 PM
It's free, but I believe donations to the site are accepted.
From 24.92.13.166 on October 26, 2011 at 6:14 PM
Hi
I have some theme park news from over at Hong Kong Disneyland. Over the next two years, they will add three new lands. Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, and Mystic Point. Toy Story Land will feature rides for kids and RC Racer Coaster. The land is based after Toy Story. Grizzly Gulch will feature a Vekoma manufactured coaster. It is a ride thats takes you through an abandoned mine, it takes you backwards when the chainlift breaks in the ride, the launchs the train out of an exploding tunnel. Mystic Point features a haunted mansion related ride called Mystic Manor, it has no track so the vehicles freely roams through the house.
More information on Screamscape.
From Robert Niles on October 26, 2011 at 6:53 PM
No need to pay, or to donate. But I'm always thrilled whenever someone buys the book.
From AJ Hummel on October 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM
A few of the Six Flags rides are not on the list yet, though I don't know if they are major enough for it. Six Flags New England will be opening Goliath, which is Deja Vu relocated from Six Flags Magic Mountain. Also, both Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be adding Sky Screamer, similar to the ride installed at Six Flags St. Louis this year (I believe SFGAdv's is 240 ft and SFFT's is 200 ft, but I'm not 100% sure). Also, Carowinds is getting a Windseeker just like Kings Dominion.

It's nice to have a list of all the upcoming attractions in one place. Most of the lists I've found elsewhere only list coasters, or only are for specific park chains.

From Jeff Elliott on October 27, 2011 at 6:41 AM
I am sure that there are more....but this is what I have off the top of my head....

Apocalypse (Six Flags America)
Flying Turns (Knoebels)
The Swarm (Thorpe Park)
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Mammoth (Holiday World)
Toy Story World (Hong Kong Disneyland)
RC Racer (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Grizzly Gulch (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Mystic Point / Mystic Manor (Hong Kong Disneyland)
All Rides (Shanghai Disney Resort)
Stinger (Dorney Park)
All Rides (Paramount Theme Park - Spain)
Codename: Mythos (Europa Park)
Goliath (Six Flags New England)
Superman: Ultimate Flight (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)
Nemesis: What Lies Beneath (Alton Towers)
Sky Mountain (Mirabilandia - Brazil)
10 Inversion Coaster (Hopi Hari - Brazil)
Turtleshere 360 (SeaWorld Florida)
Turtles 4D (SeaWorld Florida)
Happy Harbor Water Fortress (SeaWorld Florida)
5D Theater (Walibi World Holland)
All Rides - including the new 11 inversion coaster (Jingling Happy World - China)
Test Track Reimagining (Epcot)

From Jeff Elliott on October 27, 2011 at 7:24 AM
Dinosaurs Alive (Cedar Point)
Dinosaurs Alive (Canada's Wonderland)
Dinosaurs Alive (Dorney Park)
Fantasyland Update (Magic Kingdom)
Polar Land / Polar X-Plorer (LegoLand Billund)
Star Tours 2.0 (Tokyo Disneyland)
Festival of the Lion King's New Theater (Animal Kingdom)
SW7 (Alton Towers)
Captain EO replacement (Disneyland)
Relaunch of Freestyle Music Park
Relaunch of Kentucky Kingdom
Wooden Racing / Dueling Coaster (Happy Valley Wuhan - China)
All Rides (Happy Valley Wuhan - China)
4D Roller Coaster (Dinosaur Park - China)
Ark Encounter Theme Park (Kentucky)
UP / Wilderness Explorers Game (Animal Kingdom)
From Todd Houts on October 27, 2011 at 7:48 AM
Casa Magnetica at SFoT is listed on the compilation page and on its specific page as rumored to reopen in 2011. It did reopen in 2011 - temporarily. For SFoT's 50th anniversary they did something special every day for 50 days including reopening this classic attraction. In fact, Casa Magentica was open when I was there for Coaster Con XXXIV in June of this year and the park officials we met with made a point of recommending we see it. It was great to be able to see this classic. The downside: the attraction has perhaps the lowest guest capacity per hour I've ever seen in an amusement park and takes 2 (or more) staff to run. I suspect they'll still open it for special events from time to time, but it is unlikely to ever be a full time attraction again.

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