Let's take a look at what's under construction for 2012 at top theme parks
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.
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.)
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.
It's free, but I believe donations to the site are accepted.
No need to pay, or to donate. But I'm always thrilled whenever someone
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.
I am sure that there are more....but this is what I have off the top of my head....
Dinosaurs Alive (Cedar Point)
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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