Canobie Lake’s Untamed Is Unleashed | POV Video

New Hampshire’s Canobie Lake Gets a Compact Looper in Untamed Canobie Lake’s new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter looks like fun. It’s a compact little ride, but from early reviews it sounds like its just the right size for the park. Its rapid fire layout boasts a vertical lift, 97-degree drop, vertical loop, immelmann, and a great looking zero-g roll. I really like the seldom seen dark g...[Read More]

Dollywood’s 2012 B&M Roller Coaster

One of my favorite things about the theme park season is all of the speculation for the next theme park season’s roller coasters. Sure I enjoy trying out this year’s latest and greatest, but there’s just something exciting about the unknown and Dollywood’s 2012 roller coaster is a perfect example. I’d seen notes from ScreamScape about some land clearing for a while, b...[Read More]

Hersheypark’s 2012 Roller Coaster, Hoping for a Mega-Lite

Hersheypark’s 2012 Roller Coaster Project Hersheypark continues to give clues about their 2012 attraction (most likely a roller coaster) via the fake research site, Ride Institute of Technology. Through the release of four studies like the PDF titled “Materials & Design” that describes how a Palladium-infused “Spiderfiber Net” Stops a Speeding Freight Train, Hersheypark is ha...[Read More]

Verbolten? – Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2012 Roller Coaster

UPDATE – July, 12th – Verbolten is open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Read my full review: Review of Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg I’ve been a bit out of the loop lately with work and the research that I’ve been doing for some new projects. Last week, plans and a name for Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2012 project were uncoverd. The name Verbotlen was tradem...[Read More]

Enthusiasts Mourn the Closing of the Dania Beach Hurricane

I remember landing for a connecting flight at the Ft. Lauderdale airport once. I looked out of the window and I swore I saw a roller coaster in the distance. I thought my hobby was finally getting out of hand and that I was seeing coaster mirages. At the time I hadn’t mapped out Southern Florida’s amusement parks and I wasn’t aware of Boomers. No, I wasn’t hallucinating, th...[Read More]

An Early Review of Superman Escape from Krypton

Recently, Brady from the great LA Times Funland Blog got to ride the upgraded Superman The Escape coaster (now Superman Escape from Krypton) at Six Flags Magic Mountain during a preview. The once record-setting launched shuttle coaster opened in 1997. It featured two tracks that launched cars from zero to 100 mph down a straight track and then up into a 415′ tall pike. As the cars reached th...[Read More]

Six Flags New England’s New Gotham City Gauntlet Coaster

Gotham City Gauntlet’s Coming to Six Flags New England Three years after Six Flags New England was to open (and later cancelled) their last roller coaster, the park is about to open Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum. Like the Dark Knight coaster that was planned for the park, Gotham City Gauntlet will be a wild mouse coaster. Unlike that ride, however, GCG will be a pretty stan...[Read More]

Built for Speed: Cheetah Hunt’s Trains Arrive

Fresh out of shipping containers from Intamin, Cheetah Hunt’s trains arrived at Busch Gardens Tampa last week. The multi-launched roller coaster looks amazing and I chose it as my top pick for what I think will be 2011’s best new ride. Read my Top New 2011 Coasters list to see why. Here’s a slideshow and description of their arrival from the park: [portfolio_slideshow] The five t...[Read More]

2010’s Best Wooden Roller Coasters – Mitch’s Coaster Poll Results

Here’s the top ten wooden roller coasters in Mitch Hawker’s annual Internet Coaster Poll along with their places in last year’s poll: 2010 Top Ten Best Wooden Roller Coasters 1 El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey) Intamin (2nd) 2 T Express at Everland(Korea) Intamin (3rd) 3 Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce (Connecticut) CCI (4th) 4 Phoenix at Knoebels (Pennsylvania) Philadelphia T...[Read More]

Coney Island Gets Two New Roller Coasters and a Boost in Thrills

Scream Zone to Bring Two Thrill Rides to Coney Island Last year Italian coaster design company Zamperla opened Luna Park at Coney Island. It seems like a no-brainer that a new amusement park would do well at Coney, but with Astroland closing down a few years ago maybe the right company had to move in start over. This Spring the park will expand with two compact roller coasters in a new area called...[Read More]

SeaWorld San Diego Announces Manta for 2012

SeaWorld San Diego’s Manta – Mack Launch Roller Coaster SeaWorld San Diego has announced details about their planned 2012 roller coaster. The park has confirmed that it will be opening its own Manta roller coaster. Like SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta, the attraction will combine a marine life exhibit with the roller coaster experience. My first impressions are that San Diego’s Ma...[Read More]

California’s Great America to Move Invertigo

California’s Great America will continue to shrink as they have announced plans to move Invertigo to another park according to the LA Times. Fans of the park can’t be confident in the its future as this is the third coaster to leave the park in a decade. Meanwhile, the Great America’s last new coaster was 2001’s wild mouse coaster, Psycho Mouse. Brady from the LA Times goes...[Read More]

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