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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 Ohio 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
WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure opens in Disney California Adventure
Disney’s newest dark ride opens in Disney California Adventure
Legoland Windsor opens Flight of the Sky Lion
Legoland Windsor opens Flying Theatre in new Mythica theme zone
Emmet’s Flying Adventure Ride opens in Legoland California
After Legoland Florida and Billund, Legoland California is also opening a Flying Theatre.
New Legoland New York starts opening for previews
First pictures and videos appear from new custom dark ride
Hunderfossen Eventyrpark opens ‘Reodor Felgens Hyperakselerator’ simulator
Hunderfossen Eventyrpark opens new simulator ride
Seibuen Amusement Park opens Godzilla Flying Theatre
Seibuen Amusment Park opens the first Godzilla themed simulator ride
Knott’s Berry Farm officially opens Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair
Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair officially opened, celebrating the park’s 100th...
Legoland Billund opens flying theater in LEGO Movie World area
Emmet’s Flying Adventure – Masters of Flight and LEGO Movie World opened to...
Gangsta Granny: The Ride opened in Alton Towers
New dark ride in The World of David Walliams opened May 17th
Alton Towers shares new video and opening date for Gangsta Granny: The Ride
Alton Towers announces opening date for their new dark ride
Three Legolands open new Flying Theatre in May
New theme zones, each with a flying theatre, open next month
Qin Palace Flying Theatre opens in Hengdian World Studios park
Chinese studio theme park opens ride by project: syntropy
Knott’s Berry Farm announces opening date of Knott’s Bear-y Tales dark ride
New dark ride opens May 21st, together with the park’s re-opening
Karavansaray opens first Flying Theatre of Kazakhstan
Entertainment center in Turkistan, Kazakhstan, opens Flying Theater
Flying Theatre coming to Pigeon Forge in summer 2021
The Island announces opening of SkyFly: Soar America
Announced opening dates for U.S. Legoland Discovery Centers changed
Center in California announces opening date; New Jersey is delayed
Moscow’s Dream Island opens Hotel Transylvania dark ride
New ride based on the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.
Universal Studios Hollywood announces opening date of new dark ride
Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash to open on April 16
Worldwide Expansion, live on the first birthday of the Dark Ride Database!
Rides from all around the world are now included in the database
Hunderfossen Eventyrpark announces new simulator for summer 2021
Simworkx and Farmer create “Reodor Felgen’s Hyperakselerator”
Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey announces opening date
The Center will contain a dark ride called ‘Imagination Express’.
Opening date for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (EPCOT) announced
Ride opens October 1st, with the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World
Movie Park Germany reveals trains for Movie Park Studios-ride
Combination of dark ride and roller coaster set to open in 2021
Disneyland Paris refurbishes Pinocchio and Snow White dark rides
Park shows painting and lighting works in new video
Alton Towers gives behind the scenes look of new dark ride
Gangsta Granny: The Ride – based on a children’s book – is set...
The next Dark Ride database expansion
Next month we will add the remaining three continents of Africa, Asia and...
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach upgrades Snails and Fairy Tales
Semi-dark ride receives new scenes depicting famous fairy tales
Knott’s Berry Farm gives sneak peek for renewed dark ride
Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair is set to open in 2021.
Milestone for Universal Studios Florida’s Men in Black ride
Men in Black: Alien Attack welcomes 100 millionth visitor.
Disney’s Spider-Man rides to feature Tom Holland
Disney Parks shows a first look on the new Spider-Man dark ride
New dark rides for 2021
Read all about new dark and show rides in 2021!
Disneyland reveils upgraded scenes of Snow White dark ride
Disneyland CA shows details on renewal of classic 1955 dark ride
Behind the scenes preview of renewed dark ride Stalen Monsters
Dutch Spoorwegmuseum shows changes to the ride experience
Movie Park Germany reveals more details on new rollercoaster
Theme of new semi-dark ride, as well as involved companies reveiled
TEA announces recipients of 2021 Thea Awards
Four dark rides and one show ride win award for Outstanding Achievement
Stalen Monsters receives an upgrade
Dutch Railwaymuseum changes storyline and scenery of their 15 year old dark ride
Legoland Windsor announces flying theatre in new themed area ‘Mythica’
New area set to open in Spring 2021
Construction update on new semi-darkride in Lagoon
New pictures of the roller coaster-dark ride
Closing of forum and deletion of user accounts
Forum closing October 1st, accounts deletion on October 8th
American expansion is live
Today we welcome over 200 new entries as we expand our website and...
Legoland Discovery Centre Scheveningen delays opening
This year May should have marked the opening of Legoland Discovery Centre Scheveningen...
Phantasialand’s F.L.Y. is now in soft opening
Phantasialand puts their new semi-dark ride in soft opening.
First concept of Plopsa Station Antwerpen revealed
Redevelopment of Comics Station set to open in October 2021
Coming to America
The Dark Ride Database will be expanding to include rides from North and...
New ride Movie Park Germany is a rollercoaster
The new ride that Movie Park Germany has announced, will be a rollercoaster...
Movie Park Germany announces Intamin ride for 2021
Movie Park Germany announces new ride in former Ice Age Adventure building.
Liseberg gives sneak peak of Underlandet
Vehicle of Underlandet. Picture by Liseberg Liseberg was planning on opening their new...
Europa-Park opens Piraten in Batavia
Europa-Park opens the redesigned version of their famous dark ride
Kunibert’s Abenteuer: New interactive dark ride in Klotten
Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten opens new interactive dark ride by Lagotronics Projects.
Compagnie des Alpes invests €304 million in Futuroscope
French theme park invests in rides and hotels
MagicLand opens VR dark ride Gattobaleno Time Machine
Old ‘Planeta Winx’ dark ride received a new theme, created with virtual reality.