KI's New Coaster: Blueprints, a Comb, & White Hair

UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line]This is always a fun time of the year as parks begin dropping hints for what they’ll be building for next year. The sp...[Read More]

Lake Monster Roller Coaster Planned for Darien Lake

In what may someday be known as the coaster comeback story of the decade, Darien Lake has some exciting plans for its incredibly rough wooden roller coaster Predator . In an unusual move, a survey sent out to guests pretty much spills the beans. See below: Could It Be Another Great Coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction? There’s obviously time for the ride’s details to change, but al...[Read More]

Mysterious Figures at Kings Island's 2014 Coaster Site

UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line] Creepy figures are showing up at the construction site for what many believe will be Kings Island’s 2014 roller coast...[Read More]

New Thunderbolt Roller Coaster Coming to Luna Park

Luna Park announced that they’ll be building a new roller coaster that’s a bridge to Coney Island’s past. The new Thunderbolt will be a 125 feet tall steel looping coaster with speeds of 65 mph. The original Thunderbolt was a wooden roller coaster designed by John A. Miller and it operated at Coney Island from 1925 to 1982. Then it sat idle until it was torn down in 2000. Check o...[Read More]

PolerCoaster – Proposed 650-foot Tall Roller Coaster for Vegas Strip

There’s a proposal to build a record-setting, 650-foot tall roller coaster. Dubbed PolerCoaster, the ride would be integrated into an observation tower on top of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel on the south end of the Strip. If built, the ride would be the World’s tallest roller coaster by quite a margin. The current record-holder is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, which is 456 f...[Read More]

Fun Spot's White Lightning & Freedom Flyer Now Open

New Roller Coasters Now Open in Orlando at Fun Spot America GCI wooden coaster White Lightning and inverted coaster Freedom Flyer are now open at Fun Spot America. Located in Orlando, not far from Universal, this park’s 2013 expansion brought many enhancements. A rare wooden roller coaster in Florida, White Lightning should be a welcomed good old-fashioned, addition to the state packed with ...[Read More]

Kings Island Teases 2014 Attraction (Roller Coaster)

UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line] With Son of Beast now completely wiped from the map, Kings Island has added teaser posters to the construction walls around...[Read More]

Video – Iron Rattler Testing at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a video of Iron Rattler in test mode. We get to see the entire ride in a mostly point-of-view perspective and it looks great! We also get a nice look at the detailed snake-heads on the front of the trains and the rattler tails on the rear. Watch a test video of Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas: The covered section at the bottom of the first drop is new. It w...[Read More]

Video – GateKeeper Takes Flight Above Cedar Point

Cedar Point’s GateKeeper is now taking test flights. Cedar Point posted a video that includes footage of the new wing roller coaster in action including views of the wide trains passing through the awesome keyhole cut-out structures. Check out this great test video of GateKeeper at Cedar Point: Those are some lucky water dummies. This looks like a great ride and should at least be on par wit...[Read More]

The Smiler's Coming Alton Towers

Alton Towers is at it again. The UK park based in Staffordshire, England is about to unleash another “secret weapon” on Brits with The Smiler. While the park’s last ride, Thirteen had a supernatural theme, this time they’re billing The Smiler as the world’s most terrifying roller coaster thanks to its psychological elements. The first of which will be a pre-lift hill ...[Read More]

Gold Striker’s New Record-Setting Tunnel

Rejoice! California’s Great America is adding their first new large roller coaster since 2000. Gold Striker looks to be an exciting wooden roller coaster from Great Coasters International. The ride’s layout already included a swooping first drop that wraps around the Star Tower. Now, that drop will be completely covered thus producing (queue the superlative!), “the World’s longes...[Read More]

New Construction Video for Cedar Point’s GateKeeper

Cedar Point’s highly anticipated new wing roller coaster GateKeeper is looking great. Last week, Cedar Point added this new construction update video. Last year I was lucky enough to ride wing coasters Wild Eagle and X-Flight. They offered exciting, but smooth rides via their aerial maneuvers and exposed seating positions. Eventually, it’ll be fun to compare GateKeeper to these two, bu...[Read More]

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