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This page is for everything related to roller coasters that occurred during the year 2012.

New rides[edit]

Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened
Arctic Blast Ocean Park
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Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Powered Mack Rides July 13
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars Hong Kong Disneyland
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Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Mine Train Unknown July 13
Bullet Coaster Happy Valley
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Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Launched S&S Worldwide July 28
Chenille Papéa Parc
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Yvré-l'Evêque, Pays de la Loire, France
Family D.P.V. Rides April 7
Crazy Caterpillar Bayside Fun Park
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Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Family Unknown Unknown
Dauling Dragon Happy Valley
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Hongshan, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Wooden Martin & Vleminckx April 29
Dinoconda China Dinosaurs Park
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Xinbei, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
4th Dimension S&S Worldwide April 29
Divertical Mirabilandia
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Savio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Water Coaster Intamin June 16
Dragon Fly Duinrell
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Wasenaar, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Steel Gerstlauer March 31
Fruit Worm Coaster Huagudeng Carnival
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Bengshan, Bengbu, Anhui, China
Kiddie Golden Horse May 30
Gold Rush OK Corral
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Cuges-les-Pins, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)
Family Gerstlauer July 7
Iron Shark Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
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Galveston, Texas, USA
Steel Gerstlauer June 1
Mini Montanha Happy Mountain Parque Mutirama
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Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Family Unknown July 7
Project X Legoland Malaysia
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Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Wild Mouse Mack Rides September 15
Leviathan Canada's Wonderland
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Giga Bolliger & Mabillard May 6
Manta SeaWorld San Diego
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San Diego, California, USA
Launched Mack Rides May 26
OzIris Parc Astérix
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Plailly, Picardie, France
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard April 7
Polar X-plorer Legoland Billund
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Billund, Jylland, Denmark
Steel Zierer April 29
Shambhala PortAventura
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Salou, Tarragona, Spain
Hyper Bolliger & Mabillard May 12
Skyrush Hersheypark
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Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Hyper Intamin May 26
Superman Ultimate Flight Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
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Vallejo, California, USA
Launched Premier Rides June 30
Swarm Thorpe Park
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Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Wing Coaster Bolliger & Mabillard March 15
TNT Tren de la Mina Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Family Gerstlauer March 30
Veil of Dark Tokyo Joypolis
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Odaiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Spinning Gerstlauer July 14
Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Launched Zierer May 18
Wild Eagle Dollywood
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Wing Coaster Bolliger & Mabillard March 24
Wodan Timbur Coaster Europa Park
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Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Wooden Great Coasters International March 31
X-Flight Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Wing Coaster Bolliger & Mabillard May 16

Relocations[edit]

Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Apocalypse Lunapark
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Agde, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Steel Vekoma June 22 Corkscrew at Flamingo Land
Apocalypse Six Flags America
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Stand-Up Bolliger & Mabillard June 7 Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America
Cliffhanger Glenwood Caverns
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Steel S&MC June 15 Thunderbolt at Celebration City
Goliath Six Flags New England
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Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Inverted, Shuttle Vekoma May 25 Déjà Vu at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Super Jet Parque Mutirama
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Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Steel Pinfari July 7 Super Jet at Playcenter São Paulo
Stinger Dorney Park
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Inverted, Shuttle Vekoma April 28 Invertigo at California's Great America
Triops Bagatelle
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Merlimont, Nord-Pas de Calais, France
Inverted, Shuttle Vekoma June 30 Tornado at Sommerland Syd
Wild West Express Glenwood Caverns
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Family Zierer May 25 Endicott Emerald Mine at Wild Zone Adventures
Western-Expressen TusenFryd
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Vinterbro, Oslo, Norway
Family Vekoma April 28 Family Adventure at Mirabilandia

Closures[edit]

Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Closed Relocated
Boomerang Playcenter São Paulo
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Brazil
Shuttle Vekoma Parque Diversiones
Cactus Coaster Elitch Gardens
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USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company Unknown Frontier City
Caterpillar Capers Camelot Theme Park
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UK
Family Pinfari September 2 Gulliver's Warrington
Disaster Transport Cedar Point
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USA
Bobsled Intamin July 29 -
Dragon Nasu Highland Park
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Japan
Powered Zamperla Unknown Unknown
Dragon Flyer Camelot Theme Park
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UK
Powered S.C. Italy September 2 -
Dragon Wagon Funtown Pier
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USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides Unknown -
Flashback Six Flags Over Texas
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USA
Shuttle Vekoma September 3 Six Flags St. Louis
Funtown Family Coaster Funtown Pier
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USA
Family E&F Miler Industries Unknown -
Jet Star Särkänniemi
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Finland
Steel Schwarzkopf Unknown -
Junior Dragon Coaster Camelot Theme Park
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UK
Powered Unknown September 2 Oakwood Theme Park
Kersplash Washington State Fair
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USA
E&F Miler Industries Water Unknown Edaville Family Theme Park
Kiddie Coaster Fun Spot America
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USA
Kiddie Unknown January Unknown
Knightmare Camelot Theme Park
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UK
Steel Schwarzkopf/BHS/Zierer September 2 -
Looping Coaster Funtown Pier
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USA
Steel Interpark Unknown -
Looping Star Mirabilandia
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Brazil
Steel Pinfari Unknown Unknown
Looping Star Playcenter São Paulo
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Brazil
Steel Schwarzkopf July 29 Ita Park
Metropolis Luna Park
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Australia
Steel S.D.C. Unknown Unknown
Mighty Mouse Funtown Pier
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USA
Steel Miler Manufacturing Wild Mouse -
Pandemonium Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
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USA
Spinning Gerstlauer Unknown Six Flags México
Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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USA
Wooden RCCA August 4 -
Roller Soaker Hersheypark
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USA
Steel Setpoint September 3 -
Sea Serpent Playland's Castaway Cove
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USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries Unknown Fun Spot America
Star Jet Casino Pier
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USA
Steel E&F Miler Industries Unknown -
Treetop Racers Adventure City
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USA
Wild Mouse Miller Manufacturing Unknown -
Twist 'n' Shout Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
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USA
Wild Mouse Zamperla Unknown Family Kingdom
Whirlwind Camelot Theme Park
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UK
Spinning Maurer AG September 2 Skyline Park
Wild Kitty Frontier City
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USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company Unknown -
Wild Mouse Casino Pier
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USA
Wild Mouse E&F Miler Industries Unknown Scandia Family Fun Center
Wild Mouse Flamingo Land
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UK
Wild Mouse Maurer AG Unknown Pleasurewood Hills