Since I haven’t posted in a while, I figured that I’d get you caught up on some of the latest news. Here’s a summary of the biggest stories in the theme park World recently. These were the top stories being clicked on at Theme Park Syndicate – The World’s First Theme Park News Aggregator.
Rip Ride Rockit is Rocking Again
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit had been closed for a month until recently amid safety warnings. The park claimed that it was down for maintenance and now it’s back up and running. Enthusiasts (me included) would love more information about the ride’s downtime. Check out my interview with one of Rip Ride Rockit’s designers. Read more: Orlando Sentinel via CoasterBuzz
Orlando Thrill Park Proposed
A proposed Orlando Thrill Park has residents concerned over noise and enthusiasts wondering if the park will survive the seemingly saturated market of Orlando. Read More: WESH Orlando via CoasterBuzz
Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Construction
Disney is hard at work giving Magic Kingdom’s Fantasy Land an extensive makeover and expansion. I wonder if they’re feeling a bit less fantastic with all of the attention that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter received this year. See Fantasy Land construction photos: Orlando United via ScreamScape
And see Small World photos: Orlando Park News via ScreamScape
Ferrari World Opens in Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World had its grand opening a few days ago in Abu Dhabi. And with its opening, we now have a new World record holder for speed in Formula Rossa. The 149.1 mph Intamin launch coaster has eclipsed the previous record holder, Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure which maxed out at 128 mph. The park will also boast the Fiorano GT Challenge, a Maurer Sohne launched racing coaster.
See more Ferrari World & Formula Rossa updates: ScreamScape
Also, check out this reverse POV video of the World’s Fastest Roller Coaster, Formula Rossa:
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of these news stories? Leave a comment below. Photo Credit – Attractions Magazine