Six Flags New England Announces Goliath for 2012

Six Flags New England Announces Goliath Roller Coaster for 2012 Six Flags New England will debut its 11th roller coaster in 2012 with Goliath. The ride will be a large inverted shuttle coaster where guests will ride the coaster’s 1204-foot steel track both forward and backward. Goliath joins the park’s other roller coasters which include: Bizarro (largely considered the best steel coas...[Read More]

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s New 2012 Roller Coaster – Superman Ultimate Flight

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (San Francisco Bay area) announced Superman Ultimate Flight as their 2012 roller coaster. Unlike Six Flags’ Superman Ultimate Flight flying roller coasters at other parks, Discovery Kingdom’s will be a launched roller coaster where riders will travel a short (863 foot), but twisted course. It will boast a top speed of 65 mph and one of the tallest inversions...[Read More]

Six Flags America Announces Apocalypse Stand Up Coaster for 2012

Six Flags America (Washington D.C.) will be replacing the recently removed Skull Mountain ride with the park’s first new roller coaster in years. The park will be re-theming Six Flags Great America’s stand up coaster Iron Wolf as Apocalypse – The Last Stand. The Bolliger & Mabillard stand up coaster will be 100 feet tall, 2,900 feet long, and top out at 55 mph. Apocalypse is ...[Read More]

X-Flight Wing Coaster Headed to Six Flags Great America

Chicago area theme park Six Flags Great America recently announced their 2012 roller coaster, X-Flight. The Bolliger & Mabillard designed roller coaster will feature a new seating system where riders sit on either side of the track instead of on top or below it. With a more open riding experience and no place to hide, X-Flight will be the first of its kind in the United States. B&M debuted...[Read More]

Six Flags Great America’s Rumored 2012 Wing Coaster

Is Six Flags Great America Adding a B&M Wing Roller Coaster for 2012? Chicago area theme park, Six Flags Great America could be in for quite an upgrade. They’re losing B&M stand up coaster Iron Wolf, which is rumored to become Apocalypse at DC’s Six Flags America, but they may be gaining a first-of-its kind in the U.S. ScreamScape has reported that the park may be getting a B&a...[Read More]

Leviathan | Giga Roller Coaster Coming to Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland to Add Leviathan, A Giga Roller Coaster in 2012 Canada’s Wonderland will be going big for 2012 with Leviathan a 306-foot tall monster of a roller coaster. Leviathan joins the park’s 2008 hyper coaster Behemoth giving the park a 1-2 punch of extreme size and speed akin to Cedar Point’s Magnum XL-200 & Millennium Force combo. Leviathan will be 76 feet ...[Read More]

Skyrush to Fly Over Hersheypark in 2012

Hersheypark’s New Skyrush Roller Coaster to Provide a One-of-a-Kind Ride in 2012 A 200-foot tall winged coaster called Skyrush will dominate Hersheypark’s skyline in 2012. The PA park’s 12th roller coaster will feature a hyper coaster-like layout with high speeds, banked curves, and airtime hills. Skyrush will also add an interesting twist to the genre via its winged cars. There ...[Read More]

2012 Attractions Watch

2012 Attraction & Roller Coaster Announcements Are Coming Soon Is Dollywood building the country’s first B&M wing rider? What will be Verbolten’s top speed? Will Hersheypark be able to boast Pennsylvania’s tallest roller coaster? Does this new teaser image (pictured to the left) for Carowinds 2012 attraction a hint that a WindSeeker is in the park’s future? For answ...[Read More]

Is Iron Wolf Leaving Six Flags Great America for Six Flags America?

Iron Wolf Could Be Headed from Chi-Town to the Capital, Just Like the Pres. Arguably one of the most trusted news source in the industry, Screamscape, has reported that stand-up roller coaster Iron Wolf is leaving Six Flags Great America (Chicago). Built in 1990, RCDB lists Iron Wolf as Bolliger & Mabillard’s first roller coaster. Apparently Six Flags America (Washington D.C.) has been r...[Read More]

Riders Stuck on California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure

Friday night riders were stuck on California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure. According to this tweet from Windows to the Magic: BREAKING NEWS: Train stops on Ca Screamin’ at DCA. Guests stuck after the loop. ANAHEIM FD has been dispatched! @wttm (Window to the Magic) UPDATE – The Orange County Register has reported that the incident was caused by a backpack that...[Read More]

Is the Trimless Intimidator 305 Better in 2011?

A reader suggested that I write a post asking everyone how Intimidator 305 was this year. The Giga coaster (meaning taller than 300 feet), is among the tallest roller coasters in the World. That extreme height, means a massive drop, and that drop generated some intense grey out-inducing g-forces when it opened last year. So, this past winter Kings Dominion gave that intense turn an overhaul. React...[Read More]

Quassy’s Wooden Warrior Opens with Timberliners

Middlebury, Connecticut’s Quassy Amusement Park is now home to another Gravity Group creation. This time out, they’ve reached in their proverbial bag of tricks and produced a family wooden coaster. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Wooden Warrior is that we’re now able to see those potentially game changing timberliner trains in action. I’d love to hear some reviews ...[Read More]

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