With June just around the corner (where did time go?), several amusement parks are already preparing to make way for new rides and attractions. Here are five developments to keep an eye on over the summer.
Yesterday, Cedar Point officially opened to the public, showing off the ride they've worked on for the past two years. Steel Vengeance is finally running alongside its coaster siblings at the Roller Coaster Capital.
We've finally reached that exciting time of year when amusement parks begin opening for the season. The new coasters we've heard so much about have passed the final stages of testing and are now opening to their first riders. The first major rides to open in 2018 have been Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City and Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion. Judging by their POVs, the coasters turned out every bit as good as we hoped they would.
While Rocky Mountain Construction has been hard at work installing (or converting) new rides here in the United States, two international parks have announced that they will be transforming their wooden coasters.
Along with Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion has been giving the Candy Apple Grove section of the park a facelift. The park also announced that it will be renaming two of its rides: Richochet and Rebel Yell.
With every year comes a host of new coasters, and if 2017's lineup was lackluster, this year is determined to make up for it. Here are my top 15 most anticipated coasters for 2018.