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Wordless Wednesday | If They Ever Do This to Kumba, I’ll Cry

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POV Monday – Manta at SeaWorld Orlando Video

This week’s featured roller coaster video is a flying roller coaster with a show-stopping, jaw-dropping finale. Manta at SeaWorld Orlando boasts a unique water element where the ride’s flying (face-down) trains come within a few feet of the water’s surface. Video Highlight While diving to the water is a highlight both for riders and on-lookers, the sharp turn that follows was als...

The Longest Roller Coasters in the World

The 10 Longest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Longest Roller Coasters in the World? This list of record-holders is among the most diverse from a geographic stand-point. Europe, Asia, and North America are all represented in this list of lengthy rides. I’ve ridden Fury 325, The Beast, Millennium Force, and The Voyage. All four were excellent rides; not just long for t...

Sky Rides vs Trains | Theme Park Showdowns

Trains and sky rides have been moving guests around theme parks for years. For larger parks they make getting around much, much easier offering a break from all the walking while also providing spectacular views of the park. Sky rides are the two person benches or larger “buckets” that ride along a wire above the park. They have become less common, but a few parks that I know still hav...

Wordless Wednesday | An Endangered Species

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POV Monday – Video of The Voyage at Holiday World

The Voyage at Holiday World (Santa Claus, Indiana) is a massive, white-knuckle wooden roller coaster. It’s a relentless marathon of thrills from beginning to end that’s been consistently rated among the top wooden roller coasters in World. Outside of the coaster enthusiast community it may not be well-known, but it should be. Video Highlights The video below does a great job of showing...

The Roller Coasters with the Most Loops

This edition of Superlative Sundays lists the loopiest roller coasters in the World. The Roller Coasters with the Most Loops (Inversions) World Roller coasters that are under construction are marked with an asterisk (*). A Roller Coaster Record the U.S. Parks Don’t Hold If my research was correct then the American parks’ roller coasters top out at 7 loops. B&M have given us great ...

Knoebels Announces Impulse, New Roller Coaster for 2015

This week Knoebels (Elysburg, PA) announced a new roller coaster for 2015. Impulse will be a looping roller coaster designed by Zierer. RCDB has it listed with a 90-degree drop and four loops: cobra roll (2), vertical loop, and in-line twist. Its layout is reminiscent of the compact Gerstlauer Euro-fighters like Untamed and Iron Shark. According to Coaster101, the tease or announcement was made vi...

Bolliger & Mabillard vs Intamin | Roller Coaster Showdowns

Bolliger & Mabillard and Intamin are responsible for creating many of the most popular and successful steel roller coasters of the past two decades. Bolliger & Mabillard: Creating Innovative Crowd-Pleasers for the Masses Bolliger & Mabillard are known for their fun, crowd-pleasers that appeal to a wide range of theme park-goers. Riders often remark on their creations’ smoothness ...

Wordless Wednesday | Make More of These Please

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POV Monday – X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain Video

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s X2 is one of the most extreme roller coasters around. Seated in 4th dimension roller coaster trains, riders are rotated in different positions through out an already intense and twisted layout. Video Highlight As with many roller coaster videos, this one just can’t do this ride justice. The experience of plummeting down the first 215 foot tall drop head down ...

Theme Parks with the Most Roller Coasters

Theme Parks with the Most Roller Coasters If you’re wondering which theme parks have the most roller coasters, I’ve updated a list that includes all of the amusement parks in the World. I used the Roller Coaster Database counts and if you click on the park name it will take you to a full list of the rides. Counts that include 2014 roller coasters are marked with an asterisk (*). Observ...

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