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Why Not Be Impulsive?

Why Not Be Impulsive?  The impulse coaster is a model manufactured by Intamin, inverted and featuring multiple launches.   There are currently five installation...

Why Not Take A Free Spin in 4D?

4D coasters are nothing new.  X2 from Arrow Dynamics opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2002 and operates with a controlled spin.  Then came Intamin’s ZacSpi...

Our Most Unusual Roller Coaster Experiences

With hundreds of roller coaster rides under our collective belts, we thought it’d be fun to share our most unusual roller coaster experiences. We figured ...

Showdown: Iron Rattler vs. Outlaw Run

Overview What Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City have in common is that both are RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) terr...

Review: Viper at Six Flags Great America

For as many trips as I’ve logged on this roller coaster, I feel like it’s time someone paid kudos to this unassuming, often overlooked ride. It’s 1 of 4 wooden ...

Review: Twisted Timbers

Overview Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA is the reincarnation of The Hurler, a lumbering wooden coaster well past its prime.  It’s the latest R...

New Roller Coasters

CoasterCritics’ Picks: Top 12 New Roller Coasters for 2018

What are the best looking new roller coasters opening in 2018? It’s time again, for the long-running tradition on CoasterCritic, of answering that question. This year, it’ll be a team-driven list based on a combination of all of our picks. Given that the majority of our readership is in ...

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Review: Viper at Six Flags Great America

For as many trips as I’ve logged on this roller coaster, I feel like it’s time someone paid kudos to this unassuming, often overlooked ride. It’s 1 of 4 wooden coasters at Chicago’s Six Flags. Viper debuted in 1995 as part of Great America’s expansion into a new themed land and was later officially ...

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