Saturday, March 31, 2012

Weekly Rewind 3.31.12

Congratulations to both Europa Park and Great Coasters International on the official opening of Wodnan!  Check out a point of view video of the ride and prepare to drool.

Another new coaster has started to go up, though it'll be a long time until it opens.  See photos of the Magic Kingdom's new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster going vertical!

It is not a big new ride, in fact it's the opposite of thrilling, but Legoland Florida's new Fresh From Florida Greenhouse looks like fun.  Plenty of educational fun mixed with Lego models and more.

It's the time of year when parks start to open, and today marks the opening of Carowinds.  That means their new ride, WindSeeker, is open to the public

Ding Ding!  Here comes the trolley - specifically the Red Car Trolley that will open with the all new Disney California Adventure this Summer.  Check out some testing photos from Disney Parks.

Dinos, Dinos everywhere!  Cedar Point is finishing up Dinosaurs Alive! so the attraction is ready to open with the park.  Here's some video and photos if you're interested in a preview look.

Lagoon has announced that this year's new ride is Air Race, a ride provided by Zamperla.  To my knowledge this will only be the second of its kind in the world!

The more theming that is applied to Sea World San Diego's Manta coaster, the more interested I am in the project.  The press recently got a tour of the ride's aquarium and other facilities, which means new views of the ride's progress.

Expansion continues at Phoenix's Wet 'n' Wild with the addition of Wet 'n' Wild Jr., a new kids play area that will feature small versions of the park's most popular attractions.  A great idea!

This photo is really cool - it is of the underwater portion of Sea World San Antonio's new Stingray Falls waterslide, a part of the all new Aquatica water park.  The park is sharing more cool photos as the opening draws near.

It has been a while since we've heard from Six Flags St. Louis, which is adding a new slide tower named Bonzai Pipeline - but now they've uploaded some construction photos for us.

Finally, Screamscape posted some photos of some shiny new green Bolliger and Mabillard Wing Coaster track at the fabrication plant.  Where oh where will it be headed?!