2012 Attraction & Roller Coaster Announcements Are Coming Soon Is Dollywood building the country’s first B&M wing rider? What will be Verbolten’s top speed? Will Hersheypark be able to boast Pennsylvania’s tallest roller coaster? Does this new teaser image (pictured to the left) for Carowinds 2012 attraction a hint that a WindSeeker is in the park’s future? For answers to these and other burning questions, buckle in and get ready for an exciting next couple of months. There are a number of scheduled announcements on the horizon. We should get details for 2012 attractions from the following theme parks: Holiday World (8/3), Canada’s Wonderland (8/17), Carowinds (8/24), Dollywood (9/4), Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Six Flags America and Hersheypark. This doesn’t include any parks that might have flown under the radar. For example, if there’s anything to Screamscape’s latest scuttlebutt we may be getting some type of announcement from Six Flags Great America’s on their replacement for Iron Wolf. Don’t Miss an Announcement I’ll have analysis and ride details soon after (hopefully the same day) for most of these announcements, but if you want to know as soon as the press releases get to the various news sites, visit my other sites. Theme Park Syndicate’s home page automatically pulls the most recent news stories and updates from top theme park news sites like Screamscape, About Theme Parks, News Plus Notes, Coaster Buzz, & more. And the Theme Park News page has even more sites. So, if you check it out every so often you won’t miss the announcements. By the way, contact me if you’d like to submit your site for consideration. And, over at Theme Park Hype you can help break the story by providing a link to the announcement to the community. Not only do the stories get published on that site, but they also get automatically pushed to the Twitterverse too! Follow @ThemeParkHype for an interesting mix of submitted stories and the forthcoming ride announcements. What’s Your Take? Of these known and rumored projects which are you most excited to hear about? Are there any other announcements or rumored attractions you’re looking forward to? Leave a comment with your take. 9 Responses Matt August 2, 2011 I cant wait to hear what hershey park's new 2012 coaster will be. I know it will be a mega coaster (99.9% sure), but i want to hear if there will be any unique features. The announcement will be live on Hershey's facebook page at 12:12 pm today august 2nd. Reply Matt August 2, 2011 Wow hersheys new ride looks awesome. It is going to be 200 ft tall, go 75 mph, have an 85 degree drop, will have zero g transitions, and 5 float hills. But the biggest suprise was that it will have winged seats on the outside! They are optional as there are standard seats on the inside. Also, there will be a motor that sends you up the 200 ft hill at 26 feet per second. So, it will take about 7.5 seconds to reach the 200 ft top! Sounds awesome! Reply Trent August 2, 2011 If all this is true then it sounds kind of like a Maurer Söhne X-Train coaster. http://www.maurer-rides.com/x-coaster/x-train/ Reply Gearhart August 2, 2011 I believe it's a new Intamin design CFC August 2, 2011 Oh, I think Carowinds is having a bit too much fun. First there's a Giant Frisbee, then the GCI Coaster, now a Windseeker? I wonder which is it going to be? Reply Gearhart August 2, 2011 Holiday World, Canada's Wonderland, and Dollywood are all at the top of my list now that Skyrush has been announced (which looks awesome by the way). however I'm also hoping for some good surprises from SFMM and Knott's considering their stiff competition next year. Reply Prof.BAM August 2, 2011 I received an e-mail earlier about Thorpe Park's 2012 B&M wing-rider: The Swarm. http://www.theswarm.co.uk Reply The Coaster Critic August 13, 2011 This Thursday look out for Canada's Wonderland's announcement on 8/18. Last week, B&M track was spotted on-site. People are hoping/looking for a possible wing rider. I think 2012 will be the year that I'll finally get up to Canada! Reply CFC August 14, 2011 I know this isn't exactly the place to put this, but CF has expanded Carowinds by 61 acres! I wonder how many rides that will translate to… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.