Adrenaline Peak To Open At Oaks Amusement Park

Adrenaline Peak to Open at Oaks Amusement Park Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, OR has announced that their new for 2018 attraction, Adrenaline Peak, will open on March 24.  The 72-foot tall Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter features 1,050 feet of track, a beyond- vertical drop and three inversions: 97-foot loop, Immelmann turn and heartline roll.  (Note that whereas Oaks refers to the second inversion as a...[Read More]

Slinky Dog Dash Opens This Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, located in Orlando, FL, will be opening a new roller coaster along with the new Toy Story Land. Slinky Dog Dash looks to be a launched coaster designed by Mack Rides. Fittingly, the launches look relatively gentle and just enough to accelerate the cool Slinky-themed trains on their course throughout Toy Story Land. Opening Date & Height Requirements Curious if...[Read More]

Stinger Gone From Dorney and For Sale

It became known sometime in December that Dorney Park was going to get rid of its Vekoma shuttle coaster, Stinger.  (See my post of December 17, 2017, Showdown and Rant: Goliath vs. Stinger.) Since then it’s been confirmed that Stinger has left Dorney.   And the park didn’t waste any time disposing of it.  Amid speculation as to whether the coaster would be scrapped or relocated, I discovered that...[Read More]

Alton Towers Announces Wicker Man Wooden Coaster

It’s now official. Alton Towers has announced that their project named Secret Weapon 8 will be Wicker Man, a new ride from GCI (Great Coasters International) and the first wooden coaster to be built in the UK in over 20 years as well as the first wooden coaster ever to appear at Alton Towers. The ride will feature 2,028 feet of track with a drop of 46 feet and if that doesn’t sound exactly awe-ins...[Read More]

Electric Eel Coming to SeaWorld San Diego in 2018

In 2018, SeaWorld San Diego will open a new launched looping roller coaster called Electric Eel. It’ll be a 150 foot tall and reach speeds of 60 mph. While it’ll have a small footprint, at only 863 feet in length, guests will be challenged by the launches, the rare non-inverting loop, and an in-line twist high above the park. Electric Eel will be SeaWorld San Diego’s third roller...[Read More]

New Wooden Coaster, Oscar’s Wacky Taxi is Coming to Sesame Place

Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA) announced a new wooden roller coaster for 2018 called Oscar’s Wacky Taxi. Designed by Gravity Group, the ride will feature yellow, taxi cab-inspired trains with Oscar the Grouch at the head of the train. My Take – Wacky Taxi Should Be An Excellent Wooden Coaster for Sesame Place The majority of the wooden roller coasters that people encounter at amusement p...[Read More]

Twisted Cylcone Coming to Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia just announced Twisted Cyclone, a new roller coaster for 2018. The new attraction will replace the park’s wooden roller coaster, Georgia Cyclone. Rather than a full demolition or removal of the Georgia Cyclone, Six Flags will be using much of the current ride’s structure, but will incorporate exciting new elements thanks to Twisted Cyclone’s steel rails. In...[Read More]

HangTime Roller Coaster Dropping into Knott’s in 2018

In 2018, Knott’s Berry Farm will open the West Coast’s first dive roller coaster in HangTime. After being pulled up 90-degree vertical lift hill, to a height of 150 feet, riders will plummet down a beyond-vertical 96-degree drop. Next, HangTime will twists riders upside-down via a number of loops, five in all. An animated video hasn’t been released, but this video of ride that...[Read More]

RailBlazer Roller Coaster Coming to California’s Great America

Yesterday, California’s Great America (Santa Clara, CA) announced their new 2018 roller coaster in RailBlazer. It’ll be a very rare single rail roller coaster with a 90-degree drop and three loops (dive loop, cutback, corkscrew). In addition to the loops and a similar layout to the 2018 roller coaster, Wonder Woman, RailBlazer will also feature an off-road adventure theme complete with...[Read More]

Cedar Point’s New Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster

Today, Cedar Point finally released details around their new long-awaited 2018 roller coaster. Steel Vengeance will be a record-breaker in many ways for the type of hybrid roller coaster that it will be. Riders will be blown away by the ride’s loops, speed, extreme angles and steepness. It will be replacing their massive wooden coaster Mean Streak, that has been slowly undergoing a transform...[Read More]

Twisted Timbers Coming to Kings Dominion

Today, Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia) officially announced details of their 2018 roller coaster. The revamped Hurler roller coaster will become Twisted Timbers. The project involves re-fitting the coaster with new steel track, re-profiling the ride’s structure, and changing its layout. The ride will begin with a taller and wilder drop that’ll include a barrel roll loop. Hurler was ...[Read More]

Silver Dollar City Announces Time Traveler Roller Coaster

Today, Silver Dollar City announced their 2018 roller coaster, Time Traveler, the world’s tallest, fastest, and steepest spinning roller coaster. Time Traveler will have an unusual beginning, starting with a massive drop right out of the station. As the ride begins, riders will plummet down a 90-degree 100 foot tall drop, traverse through a three loops (vertical loop, dive loop, zero-g roll)...[Read More]

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