2018 is going to go down as one of the best years for new roller coasters. We have some incredible new rides coming for Europe, which is why today we’re counting down the coasters we should be most excited for!
Hyperion. Energylandia, Poland
Probably the most anticipated coaster in Europe will be found in an unusual but growing theme park country. Energylandia in Poland welcomes one of Europe’s highest Mega Coasters this year. This Intamin airtime machine will be the 12th coaster at the park and Europe’s 2nd fastest and highest working coaster (only Red Force at Ferrari Land in Spain beats its specs). So get ready to be wowed by this futuristic themed piece of steel in Eastern Europe.
Valkyria. Liseberg, Sweeden
A B&M coaster will open this year is at Liseberg. You probably know the awesome coaster Helix, well it won’t be the only major steel coaster anymore of the park. Stats wise, it will be Europe’s longest Dive Coaster, with a vertical 50-metre-drop with 3 inversions and VR. Only Valravn at Ceder Point has the same number of inversions to date.
Icon. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, England
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is finally back with a new £16.25m coaster. Icon will be a new custom Mack launch coaster which will most likely be a fan favourite. It will be the UK’s first double-launch coaster and it will interact with five other rides in the park reaching heights of up to 27 metres.
Wicker Men, Alton Towers, England
Alton Towers has put a wooden coaster on the location of the former Flume ride. Wicker Man tells the story of a mysterious group who want to reconnect with nature in response to the rise of technology. Not everything is revealed yet, but you could take a sneak peak in our full article in here.
Fenix. Toverland, Netherlands
Fenix is the name of Toverland’s new B&M Wing coaster arriving in 2018. The coaster will feature 3 inversions, stand 40 meters tall, 813 meters long with two 24-passenger trains and is part of the major expansion to the park that we’ve explained in details last year in this post.