New Roller Coaster Copperhead Strike Launching at Carowinds in 2019

This week Carowinds announced Copperhead Strike, a new steel roller coaster, that’ll open in 2019. The new ride will be the anchor attraction in a new area called Blue Ridge Junction. As rumors suggested, Copperhead Strike will be a multi-launch roller coaster, rocketing riders through a twisted path of loops and turns. In all, the ride will turn riders upside-down five times, include two la...[Read More]

“Maxx Force” coming to Six Flags Great America in 2019

Just announced today, my hometown park of SFGAm in the northern Illinois suburb of Gurnee, will be adding a brand-new (and truly record-breaking) launched coaster for the 2019 season….MAXX FORCE. With the Pictorium theater building removed, a giant land clearing was made available between the wooden coaster Viper and the front of the park. Many wondered if they’d add a big flat ride or...[Read More]

“West Coast Racers” Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2019

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced the latest record-breaking coaster to add to their collection! West Coast Racers–which will give Magic Mountain the distinction of being the first park with 20 roller coasters–is a quadruple launch racing and dueling coaster from Premier Rides. That’s right–4 launches! This is achieved through a Mobius layout where the two seemingly se...[Read More]

B&M Dive Machine coming to Canada’s Wonderland in 2019

Following on the heels of posts from Joel about speculation regarding Carowinds’ 2019 mystery project (as well as the recent announcement of Steel Curtain posted by Jon), I decided to write up some interesting facts about what’s coming to the Cedar Fair park north of the border. (photo courtesy of Eric S) Dark brown track was spotted nearly 6 months ago that’s almost identical in...[Read More]

Project 412 Revealed: 9 Inversion S&S Coaster Coming to Kennywood in 2019

Kennywood’s ‘Project 412’ teasing game has come to a conclusion with the unveiling of their new for 2019 attraction — a massive and record-breaking coaster from S&S Worldwide. The coaster, dubbed ‘The Steel Curtain’ in homage to the nearby Pittsburgh Steelers football team, will break the United States record for inversions with 9. The Campaign The park̵...[Read More]

What We Know About Carowinds’ 2019 Roller Coaster

Good news for fans of Carowinds. All signs point to a new roller coaster for 2019 and the park has started to tease the new attraction with a series of tweets. A sign of things to come? 🚜👩‍🌾🌽 #Carowinds pic.twitter.com/UecGe4b9kA — Carowinds (@Carowinds) June 29, 2018 We’ve sourced only the best timber for the mystic expansion of Byrd Farm. 🌲 #C...[Read More]

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]

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