Parques Reunidos has acquired Belantis, the theme park located in Leipzig, Germany. 

Germany is a strategic market for Parques Reunidos. This acquisition strengthens the group’s strategy and reinforces its market positioning in Germany, where the group already owns Movie Park Germany, one of the leading parks in the country.

The acquisition includes 27 ha. of nearby land for the expansion of the park.

Starting in April 2018, visitors to Futuroscope will be able to experience Sébastien Loeb's rally driving through an unprecedented combination of virtual reality and 5D. 

The new attraction will bring together a 360° 6K film presented through VR headsets, dynamic bucket seats with 6 axis of movement, spacial sound and added effects such as wind and water.

Sébastien Loeb Racing Xpérience is being developed by Futuroscope in partnership with FrayMédia.

Parc Saint Paul will open a new wooden roller coaster called Wood Express from The Gravity Group in 2018.

At a cost of 3 million euros the new wooden roller coaster will be 49 feet (15m) tall with a 57° drop reaching speeds up to 38 mph (61 km/h) over 1,572 feet (479m) of track and will feature 13 moments of airtime.

Parc Saint Paul is a family theme park near Paris in France. Wood Express will be their 7th roller coaster.

Puy du Fou will be introducing 2 original creations for the 2018 season, following a 25 million euro investment.

Le Mystère de La Pérouse is a multi-sensory experience that will transport visitors into the adventures of the famous 18th century explorer, and Le Café de la Madelon is a cabaret-restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in the lively atmosphere of the Belle Epoque.

What's more, Puy du Fou will be open until the October half-term holiday, closing on the 4th November 2018.

Walibi Belgium has announced the name of the new family roller coaster opening in 2018: Tiki-Waka.

The brand new ride will be located in a new exotic-themed area with the existing Challenge of Tutankhamon attraction.

German manufacturer Gerstlauer is building the new roller coaster, which will be 500 meters long and reach speeds of up to 55 km/h.