Back in August, BlogMickey.com covered a rumor that said that Shanghai Disneyland was seeking bids for a new high-speed roller coaster. The description of the bid called for a high-speed, outdoor roller coaster with two launches and possibly a track switch feature.
In our earlier article, we speculated the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars from Hong Kong Disneyland would fit the description.
Now, it looks like Disney is going back to Vekoma – the ride manufacturer for Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars. According to a filing picked up by Qixin.com, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V. won the bidding from this summer.
Here’s the browser-translated info.
While it’s possible, and maybe even likely, that a copy and paste of Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars doesn’t come to Shanghai Disneyland, we expect a similar product with an updated theming.
At this time, Disney has not announced a new roller coaster for Shanghai Disneyland. This should be considered as a rumor and unofficial.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news and photos from around the Disney Parks!