New Theme Park Announcement Coming Next Month

April 22, 2021, 1:37 PM · Update: The announcement has been postponed, but still will be released first to conference participants as soon as it is cleared, so go ahead and sign up if you are interested to be the first to learn about the new park... whatever and wherever it is. The announcement is now expected in May. (Original post follows.)

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There's a new theme park being developed in the United States, which will be announced formally at an online conference on Monday.

The announcement will come during the Parks Con 21 event next week. Registration for the event is free and you can sign up at the link above. No specifics yet on where the park will be, but I can say that it will be a multi-land themed park and not simply an iron park. And that a design studio that has done work on major parks and facilities throughout the United States is working on the project.

Parks Con is a three-day online conference, running April 26-28, with on-demand video sessions going live each day at 10am Pacific. I have pre-recorded a session for the conference, talking about planning for international travel, if you would like to catch that in addition to the new park announcement. A complete schedule will be emailed to registrants in advance of the conference. Again, here is the registration link if you would like to watch the presentation, and I will have coverage of the announcement, after it happens, here on Theme Park Insider.

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Replies (11)

April 22, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Hmm... This is quite the tease. I'll be eager to see what and where this will be!

April 22, 2021 at 2:06 PM

No way that it'll be Disney or Universal, but excited to hear who's behind the project and what's in store!

April 22, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Robert, you must know what’s going on, here. Come on, tell us. We promise not to say anything to anybody. Pinky promise!!

April 22, 2021 at 5:24 PM

I know which design firm is creating the park, but that's all I know. And I just updated to note that the announcement has been postponed, but is expected now sometime in May. It will still be released first to conference attendees.

April 22, 2021 at 10:28 PM

@Robert, you’re such a tease, lol.

April 23, 2021 at 3:44 AM

I think it could be for the record breaking Gerstlauer.
It could be...
The world's tallest coaster (by that manufacturer) taken from Schwur des Kärnan at Hansa Park (239.5 ft)
The steepest drop in the world taken from TMNT Shellraiser at Nickelodon Universe (American Dream) (121.5°)
Most inversions on a roller coaster taken from Smiler at Alton Towers (14 inversions)

April 23, 2021 at 6:29 AM

maybe a sony/columbia park?

“Aquaverse is the next step in Sony Pictures’ larger global strategy to grow and expand location-based entertainment by utilizing its strong global film and TV brands,” said Jeffrey Godsick, head of LBE at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

from an article on Blooloop about their park in thailand

April 23, 2021 at 9:30 AM

There have been rumors for a while now that Six Flags is looking at building a park in Fresno, which is hard to believe considering that's right inbetween SFMM and SFDK and Six Flags also seems to have perpetual financial issues. But the local news in Fresno seems convinced Six Flags wants to build a park there.

https://thebusinessjournal.com/six-flags-over-fresno-negotiations-to-bring-amusement-park-are-real/

April 23, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Is there any lack of conducting the conference in online? I think this time most of the participants do not take part in the sharing session due to the pandemic covid-19 situation. You could have an adult cam chat for more fun and joys around the world. Thanks for letting us know about this post.

April 23, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Astroworld 2.0

Houston will be back on the theme park map!

April 24, 2021 at 11:32 AM

With the timing, there's no way it's not related to the "record-breaking" Gerstlauer that's about to be announced.

If I had to guess what it is, I would say it would be the themepark at the proposed American Dream Mall in Miami. We know Triple Five likes to build record-breaking Gerstlauers, and the project has been in the planning stage since atleast 2015, so it seems to be the likeliest candidate.

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