Finally, the wait for Disney's Cars Land in the California Adventure park will be over in 2012. This one is big, adding 12 acres to the park, which will make it roughly one-quarter bigger than it is now. As a big fan of Lightning McQueen, Mater and all the gang, we can barely wait. See a photo of the construction and read more about it .
In their continuing quest to remain at the top of the thrill-ride ratings, Six Flags Magic Mountain premieres LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, with a 400-foot drop at up to 80 mph. Riders sit in a floorless gondola, designed to enhance the stomach-churning drop during 5 seconds of free fall. And just so the two archenemies don't get too far apart, this ride is attached to both sides of the iconic SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton.
Sea World San Diego plans to launch a new roller coaster in 2012 called Manta, which will simulate the feeling of "flying" under water like a Manta Ray. It will be similar to the Manta ride which has been in operation at their Florida location since 2009. To get an idea of what it will be like, Read theme park expert Arthur Levine's review of that ride