GaleForce Coming to Playland’s Castaway Cove

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GaleForce to Open at Playland’s Castaway Cove

In Ocean City, New Jersey beach-goers will have more than just the waves and warm sun to look forward to. Playland’s Castaway Cove is set to open a compact looping roller coaster called GaleForce. It’ll feature three launches a top speed of 64 mph, a height of 125 feet, and a beyond vertical 100 degree drop. The ride was originally scheduled to open in 2016, but according to the park’s Facebook page, current plans are that it’ll open on Easter 2017. Check with the park before planning your visit.

What to Expect: A Fast Twisted Action-Packed Ride

While GaleForce will have a relatively small footprint, it’ll pack a lot of excitement with speed, twists, and turns. If you have a moment to catch your breath, you might notice a great, but brief view of the ocean. The ultra-steep drop will really challenge riders’ stomach and the launches will provide some strong g-forces. The only drawback might be long lines as the ride only has one car carrying 12 riders. So, expect a decent to insanely long line. Hopefully, if you invest the time to wait on GaleForce, you won’t be disappointed.
GaleForce Playland Castaway Cove - Roller Coaster - Track

Preview Video of GaleForce at Playland’s Castaway Cove

Want a preview? Take a spin on this animated video of GaleForce.

For more on GaleForce, visit the Playland Castaway Cove Site and their Facebook page.

What’s Your Take?
How do you think GaleForce looks? Leave a comment below.

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3 Comments

  1. Are you going to make a list ranking the new coasters for 2017?

    Reply
    • Yes. I’m working on it now. Look for it this week.

      Reply
  2. I see GaleForce (S&S Launched El Loco) being a clone model for parks on a budget, much like other coaster models (Intamin ZacSpin, S&S 4D Free Fly, Vekoma Boomerang, Premier Rides Skyrocket II, and so on).

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