Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weekly Rewind 4.15.12

A Universal Studios Russia?  If plans actually work out it sounds like it will be a reality, yes.  The indoor park would be much smaller than the other parks, but still have plenty of cool rides.  Read more here.

Amusement park treat favorite Dippin' Dots has been purchased for $12.7 million, bringing the company out of bankruptcy.  That's some expensive ice cream of the future.

2012 is seriously turning out to be the year of the mat racer water park slide!  Lake Compounce is showing off their new one, named Riptide Racer, going up at the park.

Universal Studios Hollywood gave a bit of a preview of their new Transformers The Ride yesterday.  The inside of the 4-D attraction looks pretty great!

Check out the Funland Blog's preview of the Steel Pier's expansion.  They've detailed which rides will be added already this year including a Fabbri Booster.

The new AquaCourse going into Alabama's Splash Adventure water park will actually be the world's first, and be provided by WhiteWater West.  I have a feeling these are going to be quite popular quite soon.

Here is how to make the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion in 45 seconds.  Pretty neat, huh?

Clementon Amusement Park is making quick work of creating their new Big Wave Bay wave pool, the park's new attraction for 2012.  Lots of mud right now, but still moving along quick!

I'm still not quite sure what to make of Mirabilandia's new DiVertical hybrid water coaster.  Perhaps it's the colors or something, it just strikes me as a bit of an odd looking ride.

Six Flags Magic Mountain has started installing pieces onto the Superman tower for their new freefall, to be the world's tallest.  Photos can be seen here, and also at this link.