News

Landhuys den Linden now open to visitors in Drouwenerzand
Haunted house is rethemed into a mansion
Additional information on Danse Macabre, Efteling’s Spookslot replacement
Danse Macabre will be opening in 2024
BoldMove’s first Smash & Reload dark ride will open in Le PAL
Smash & Reload ride will replace 3D cinema.
New Mattel dark ride concept by Scruffy Dog and Simtec
Mattel dark ride will be based on Fisher Price-line of children’s toys.
Pirates of Speelunker Cave opens in Six Flags over Texas
Rethemed dark ride honours original Speelunker’s Cave ride
Sunworld Ba Na Hills opened new simulator attraction
An example of the Simworx Cobra Dark Ride has opened in Vietnam
Waarbeek prepares for opening of Huyze Pelle haunted house
New dark ride opens on 28 May in Waarbeek
Petro Art Production shows new artwork for Secret of Arayat
Theming company shares new designs for Secret of Arayat.
First onride video for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens 27 May.
Fantawild Dreamland in Wuhu suspends operation to undergo renovation
Five dark rides and show rides will be temporarily closed
Legoland Korea opens its doors with 3 new dark rides
Legoland Korea, the 10th Legoland park opens in Chuncheon.
Six Flags over Texas announces opening of Pirates of Speelunker Cave
Six Flags over Texas announced the opening date for their new dark ride
Djurs Sommerland opens new semi-dark ride Dino Xpedition
New Dino Xpedition takes riders back to the jurassic
Madhouse coming to Legoland California in 2023
Haunted House is similar to the installation in Legoland Windsor
OCT’s 1st Fantasy Valley park opens in China
New park in Xiangyang includes at least 3 dark rides
Droomvlucht to undergo a major refurbishment in 2022
Ride closed for several months
Chasseurs de Tornades in Futuroscope opening soon for visitors
Soft opening starting soon, official opening scheduled for 2 July
Curry’s Fun Park Portrush reopens, Ghost Train is back in action
(© Dead Walk Designs) Barry's Amusements (Portrush, Northern-Ireland) closed at the end of...
Gardaland opens Jumanji: The Adventure
Jumanji: The Adventure is Merlin Entertainments most expensive dark ride.
Disney announces opening date Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Walt Disney World’s EPCOT will open new Marvel rollercoaster in May.
The launch of the DRdb archive, celebrating two years of Dark Ride Database
Along with the archive, we added a lot of new functions to DRdb
Legoland Korea will officially open on 5 May
Legoland Korea will open with 3 (semi-) dark rides.
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure closes after 11 years of operation
Today marks the final day for the dark ride at Universal Studios Singapore
Tir Prince Fun Land rebrands park and includes dark ride
Dark ride ‘Monster Express’ comes over to the park
Bobbejaanland rethemes Indiana River for 2023 season
Three posibilities of new themes for indoor log flume Indiana River.
Flying Witch closes at Playland Park
The ride in 2015 (© Kai Dietrich) Playland Park in Rye, New York is...
New for Drouwenerzand: Landhuys den Linden
Landhuys den Linden will replace the old ghost train ‘Spookhuis’.
Mission Ferrari at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi might be opening soon
Manned test rides spotted in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Dark ride research proposes the Dark Ride Cube as typology model
New scientific article explores design elements in dark rides
FlyOver flying theatre coming to Chicago in 2023
New flying experience set to open in fall 2023
Fantasy Island opens Harrington Flint dark ride in 2022
After a year of delay, the interactive dark ride in announced for 2022
Barry’s Amusements saved, Ghost Train might reopen
North-Irish amusement park including Ghost Train might reopen soon
Merlin Entertainments announces Lego Discovery Center Washington DC
Second rebranded Lego Discovery Center will open in Virginia
Genting SkyWorlds is officially open!
After a long construction period, Malaysia’s newest theme park officially opens.
New Lego Discovery Centre Brussels opens this summer
Lego Discovery Centre Brussels will feature an interactive dark ride.
Mack Rides, Mack NeXT and Jora Vision are taking Snorri for a swim to the Caspian Sea in Aqtau, Kazakhstan
Tetsyblu Theme Park in Kazachstan is building a copy of Europa-Park’s Snorri Touren.
Waarbeek announces opening date for Huyze Pelle
De Waarbeek announces opening date for their new haunted house ‘Huyze Pelle’.
Efteling confirms closure of Spookslot and new indoor ride for 2024
Efteling will open new indoor ride on the location of Spookslot.
Futuroscope announces details on semi-dark ride Mission Bermudes
New boat ride opening in 2024
Pirati: New semi-dark ride for Cavallino Matto
New pirate-themed Spinning Raft ride for Italian theme park.
Secret of Arayat dark ride coming up at Pradera Islands Philippines
New theme park in Philippines will contain a unique dark ride
Gardaland announces opening date and reveals vehicles for Jumanji the Adventure
Jumanji the Adventure will open at the start of the 2022 summer season.
Plopsaland De Panne starts constructing new dark ride around Bumba
Construction of themed area started with closure of a restaurant
Genting SkyWorlds – first insight into the dark rides
Soft openings in Malaysian park offer looks into te new rides
Walibi Holland closes NeuroGen VR-experience
Unique ride will be replaced by a new experience
New dark rides and show rides for 2022
Check out the list of new rides that await us in 2022!
Europa-Park announces closing date for Dschungel-Floßfahrt
Semi-dark ride will be refurbished and reopened next year.
Silvermine remnants at Bobbejaanland removed after 20 years
Decors of unused dark ride section finally removed
Plopsa Station Antwerp finishes Wickie’s Valtoren
New projections will make the ride classify as a dark ride.
Gardaland shows update on new dark ride Jumanji – The Adventure
New video shows progress on the Stone Giant animatronic
Busch Gardens Williamsburg prepares to replace Curse of DarKastle
Rumours say the famous dark ride will be replaced by a roller coaster
Disney announces ride details at Destination D23
Openings days of dark rides in EPCOT and Walt Disney Studios announced
‘RiseNY’ Flying Theatre in New York City opens in December
RiseNY will be a new visitor-experience with a flying theatre.
Dome Ride Theater concept reintroduced by Intamin and Attraktion!
Intamin and Attraktion! released a teaser for their new show ride concept.
Santa’s Village to resurrect Wildwood’s ‘Escape from Dinosaur Beach’ dark ride
Dark ride system will get a new home after 24 years.
Brass Ring Awards 2021 given out to IAAPA Exhibitors
IAAPA announces the winners of the Brass Ring Awards 2021
Katapult and Simworx present Ferrari Experience-concept
Ferrari-themed entertainment center will contain several simulators
New “Carnival Chaos Hyper Ride” for Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill will open Triotech’s first ‘Hyper Ride’
Treasure Hunt dark ride announced for Cannery Row
Daniels Wood Land and Sally to develop Treasure Hunt dark ride
Thea Awards winners announced
TEA awards several rides for their outstanding achievements.
Lost Island Theme Park and Sally Dark Rides present Volkanu
New theme park in Iowa opens dark ride for 2022
Conny-Land announces Crazy Professor ride for 2022
Ride is a prototype tower ride with dark ride elements
Flood causes damage to Disneyland’s ‘It’s A Small World’
Disneyland classic ‘It’s A Small World’-ride will remain closed for the time being.
Waarbeek opens new dark ride in 2022
Designs in haunted house-style presented by the park
Masameer Experience attraction opens in Saudi Arabia
New simulator ride, based on Masameer IP, built by Simworx
Bell’s Amusement Park announces plans to relocate
Re-opening of the park includes Phantasmagoria dark ride
Torchlight: a new horror dark ride concept
Katapult, Simworx and Lagotronics Projects present new concept
First stone in place for Jumanji – The Adventure
Construction of Gardaland’s new dark ride has begun.
Plopsa Station Antwerp announces opening date
After almost two years, Plopsa Station Antwerp will reopen in October.
Shrek 4D slated to close January 10, 2022
Universal Studios Florida will close the Shrek 4D film theatre
A deeper look into the ‘Advanced Dark Ride’ concepts
Leisure Expert Group and Zierer present six dark ride concepts
Walibi Belgium will reopen Saturday after major flood
Park including two dark rides reopens after the flood of July 15th
Inka Park: first theme park in Peru
Brand new theme park with multiple dark rides announced
Jumanji The Adventure coming to Gardaland
Ramses: Il Risveglio will be replaced by dark ride Jumanji The Adventure
Universal Beijing Resort is now open
Universal Beijing Resort is opening to the public on 20th September 2021.
Conneaut Lake rezoning request may signal the end for Devil’s Den
Conneaut Lake Park shows signs that it’s 129 year history may be coming...
First track pieces installed for Donkey Kong ride at Universal Studios Japan
Track installation for the new Donkey Kong themed semi-dark ride has started.
Multiple dark rides honored at the 2021 Golden Ticket Awards
The voting results are in and multiple dark rides dominate the charts.
Dschungel-Floßfahrt at Europa-Park to be rethemed in 2022
Europa-Park confirms plans to refurbish the Jungle Rafts in 2022.
Fatal accident at Glenwood Caverns’ Haunted Mine Drop
Fatal accident at the free fall ride of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
Triotech opens 4D Theatre installation in Happy Valley Tianjin
New ride marks 9th Triotech theater in Happy Valley parks
Merlin Entertainments to open 3 new Legoland theme parks in Asia
Three new Legoland resorts to open in Korea, Shenzhen and Shanghai
Universal Beijing Resort opens on September 20th 2021
Grand opening follows this month’s Trial Operations
Epcot is soft-opening the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride
Epcot’s newest dark ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is now soft-opening for the public.
Jurassic World Adventure, first onride of Universal Beijing Resort’s dark ride
An onride of their iteration of the Jurassic World Adventure ride appeared on...
“Splash Mountain reimagining into Princess and the Frog could take years”
Splash Mountain reimagiging is “going to take some time”
Genting SkyWorlds unveils new lands and attractions
Malaysian theme park includes multiple dark and show rides
FlyOver Las Vegas will open September 1st
Fourth installation of the FlyOver chain opens in Las Vegas.
Six Flags over Texas unveils new dark ride
Six Flags over Texas will open new pirate-themed dark ride in 2022!
Het Arsenaal to be closed after September 30th 2021
Dutch aquarium including simulator closes permanently
Uncertain future for Barry’s Amusements in Northern Ireland
Amusement park, including the Ghost Train, is sold to developers.
Etnaland opens Casa dei 44 Gatti-dark ride
Etnaland opened a second dark ride, based on the 44 Gatti-TV show
Fantawild opens another Oriental Heritage park
Oriental Heritage Taiyuan opened with 7 new DRdb entries
Floods in Europe: Damage to dark rides
Multiple parks and dark rides were damaged by the July 2021 European floods.
SkyFly: Soar America in Pigeon Forge is now flying
New steam-punk styled flying theatre opens its doors in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Fantawild opens their second Glorious Orient park
Second Fantawild Glorious Orient theme park opens in Ningbo with six new DRdb...
Doha Quest opens with Flying Theatre and Motion Simulator
New indoor theme park in soft-opening after six years of construction
New Flying Theatre for Changbaishan
China’s newest flying theatre will take you over the Changbai Mountains.
Legoland Discovery Centre Scheveningen opens its doors
Legoland Discovery Centre Scheveningen contains an Imagination Express dark ride called ‘Fantasie Express’.
Movie Park Studios in soft-opening
Movie Park Germany opens its new semi-dark ride Rollercoaster in a Hollywood theme.
Fort Fun refurbishes Log Flume
Fort Fun existing Log Flume now becomes a semi-dark ride.
Fantawild’s first Glorious Orient park is now open in Ganzhou
The Fantawild chain opens first Fanta Park Glorious Orient in China.
Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey opens doors
Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey opens with Imagination Express dark ride.
New Flying Theatre for Dublin: This Is Ireland
This Is City Attractions to open new installation in Ireland.
Hollywood Tour at Phantasialand remains closed
State of the exterior of the ride implicates the ride won’t reopen soon.
Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area, including dark ride, opened to public
New dark ride Imagination Express is third installation of new series of rides
Gardaland closes Ramses: Il Risveglio
Gardaland closes their interactive dark ride.
Liseberg opens new dark ride Underlandet
Swedish park is allowed to re-open after one year of closure