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Journey to Rulantica at Europa-Park closes next week to make way for Mack Gameplay Theater
The entrance to Journey to Rulantica (© Europa-Park) With the 50th anniversary of...
Ghostly Manor: Paulton’s Park reveal 2025 Dark Ride
Paulton’s Park to add new interactive show ride, called “Ghostly Manor”
New ride images from Fantasy Springs released
Fantasy Springs set to open 6 June.
Triotech announces “Into The Deep” dark ride for Six Flags Qiddiya City
Into The Deep will be one of two dark rides for Six Flags...
Dark Ride Database launches Park pages!
Parks with dark and show rides now have their own pages.
Planet Attractions and Dark Ride Database announce content partnership
Planet Attractions and Dark Ride Database have announced an exciting new partnership that...
Schwaben Park opens Hans Dampf, an AI-powered simulator
Hans Dampf auf Weltreise takes guests on a world tour
Europa-Park’s Tiroler Wildwasserbahn reopens but without dark ride section
Renewed log flume does not qualify for an entry in DRdb
Underground returns to Adventureland in 2024
Iconic Underground dark ride rollercoaster is set to reopen after major refurbishment.
Wreck-it-Ralph’s Suger Rush coming to Tokyo Disneyland
Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters to be replaced by Wreck-it-Ralph dark ride.
Donkey Kong Country at Universal Studios Japan delayed until second half of 2024
Expansion of Super Mario Land opening later this year
North Pole Expedition announced for Santa’s Village Amusement & Water Park in 2024
Meet Santa and his elves in North Pole Expedition.
Hickhack um die Harzburg in Bad Harzburg officially opened
New Dark ride by Attraction opens today!
Brogent Technologies introduces Soaring Earth film series for flying theatres
12-part series showcasing the planet’s beauty announced
Parc Astérix closes Défi de César unexpectedly
The entrance to the attraction (© Steven Clarijs) The roman themed madhouse Défi...
FlyOver’s second stand-alone Flying Theatre in Canada delayed until 2025
New location for FlyOver’s successful series has yet to start construction
Closing date announced for Test Track re-imagining at EPCOT
Second makeover for this crowd favorite ride
Disney reveals behind the scenes look at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure with new web series
Disney shows of amazing animatronics for their new ride
Movieland Park renews simulator: ‘We Are Back: Kids from the Future’
Android – The final 3D battle receives update
Tiki-Tahiti Adventure opens in Tier- und Freizeitpark Thüle
New flying theatre dark ride opens in Germany
New Fire in the Hole at Silver Dollar City officially opens
Reimagined dark coaster is officially open to the general public
Chocolate Quest Opens at Cadbury World
New Cadbury Chocolate Quest takes riders on a chocolate adventure.
Alton Towers Dungeon to close permanently
Dungeon with dark ride closes soon
Forbidden Caves in Bobbejaanland remains closed
Bobbejaanland announces sudden closure of simulator attraction.
Concept arts for Geisterschloss re-imagining 2024 presented by Europa-Park
Classic ghost train to receive brand new scenes
Second Mattel Adventure Park with Flying Theatre announced in Kansas
Second Mattel Adventure Park is coming to Bonner Springs, KS.
Katmandu Park Punta Cana ceases operation
Dominican Republic’s first theme park closes after one year of operation.
The Lost Temple at Movie Park Germany remains closed during 2024 for possible retheme
Simulator at Movie Park remains closed this year
Latest news on Tokyo’s Fantasy Springs additions coming in 2024
New information on the three upcoming dark rides
Fire in the Hole in Silver Dollar City gets opening date
Exactly three months after the closure of the original
Flyover Chicago, the latest Brogent flying theatre, now open in Chicago!
The fifth location of Pursuits flying theatre locations
SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride opens at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
SpongeBob SquarePants takes over Circus Cirucs Hotel & Casino
Sally Dark Rides announces new Care Bears ride
Partnership forged with franchise owner Cloudco Entertainment
Opening date for SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride at Adventuredome revealed
New Sally Dark Rides attraction to open soon
Heide Park reveals new dark ride for the 2024 season
Germany’s Scariest Dark Ride coming soon
New Fantawild park Boonie Bears Land opens 12th February
New dark ride and show ride in Taizhou, China
Schwaben Park presents Hans Dampf, world’s first AI supported simulator
Hans Dampf new simulator in German theme park and zoo
New dark rides and show rides for 2024
Overview with all exciting upcoming rides!
Shanghai Disneyland officially opens Zootopia
New zone including dark ride Zootopia: Hot Pursuit officially opens
Silver Dollar City announces final opening date Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole (© Silver Dollar City) Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO...
Several dark rides nominated for “10Best Reader’s Choice Award”
USA Today nominates the best new attractions is the USA
Zootopia Hot Pursuit starts trial operation at Disneyland Shanghai
Yesterday marked the first day of trial operation of Zootopia
Dark rides honored with IAAPA Brass Ring Award
Several dark and show rides announced as award winners at IAAPA Expo
World of Frozen opens to general public at Hong Kong Disneyland
New zone includes the major dark boat ride Frozen Ever After
Simtec Systems celebrates establishment of North American subsidiary
German simulator manufacturer crosses the pond.

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