Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain

Just as I was writing a post about relocated roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain finally announced today the name and theme of their 2010 relocated family coaster. Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster was announced as the park’s 17th roller coaster. It will be themed after that creepy old dancing guy that serves as the company’s spokesperson. While I think he’s annoying, the theme ...[Read More]

Best Wooden Roller Coasters of 2009

The Voyage Reigns Supreme The Voyage (Holiday World, Indiana) reclaimed its spot as the favorite roller coaster in this year’s Internet Coaster Poll. Last year it was dethroned by then newcomer T Express (Everland, South Korea). T Express slipped to third with El Toro and The Voyage battling it out for the top spot. I love both El Toro and The Voyage for different reasons and I have no probl...[Read More]

Best Steel Roller Coasters of 2009

Mitch Hawker has released the results of his annual Internet Coaster Poll. I’ll cover the wooden roller coaster results in another post, for now here’s the top ten steel coasters along with their places in last year’s poll: 1 Bizarro at Six Flags New England Intamin Hyper Coaster (1st) 2 Eagles Fortress at Everland (South Korea) Arrow Suspended Coaster (3rd) 3 Expedition GeForce ...[Read More]

Roller Coaster Museum Comes to Texas

Plainview, Texas is Home to the Roller Coaster Museum On a recent edition of the Season Pass Podcast I learned about the new roller coaster museum in Texas. When I heard that it was in Plainview, which is 7 hours from the closest major theme park (Six Flags Over Texas) I was a bit puzzled. I always thought that an amusement park filled state like Pennsylvania would be perfect for the museum. But, ...[Read More]

Thirteen Announced as Alton Towers’ 2010 Psychoaster

Thirteen To Scare The Pants Off Of Unsuspecting Brits in 2010 UPDATE – 3/17 New videos reveal Thirteen’s theme, one-of-a-kind element, and some POV video footage. British news shows GMTV and ITV were on location to film the first footage of Thirteen, Alton Towers highly anticipated new roller coaster. Read the full post and watch the videos, but only if you don’t mind seeing the ...[Read More]

Kennywood’s 2010 Coaster Dubbed Sky Rocket

Sky Rocket to Blast Off from Kennywood in 2010 Rumors about the name of Kennywood’s 2010 roller coaster have been confirmed as today the park announced that it will be called Sky Rocket. To recap, the new roller coaster was designed by launch coaster pioneers Premier Rides. They’re responsible for coasters like Flight of Fear, the Italian Job Stunt Coasters, and the insanely popular Revenge ...[Read More]

Six Flags Great America to Get Little Dipper in 2010

Six Flags Great America Makes Little Dipper Its 14th Roller Coaster Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL) is saving Little Dipper, a historic wooden roller coaster from nearby Kiddieland Amusement Park. Kiddieland operated in the Melrose Park area for 80 years until it closed earlier this year. Little Dipper is a Herbert Schmeck designed pint-sized woodie that has operated at Kiddieland since 1950....[Read More]

Coolest 2010 Roller Coasters May Not Be in the U.S.

2010 Roller Coasters Opening In the Rest of the World 2010 is looking to be a down year for new roller coasters in the States. The Intimidator coasters at Kings Dominion and Carowinds are big projects and look great. But after those new rides, there are only a few other major roller coasters in the U.S. The other most notable ride is Kennywood’s currently unnamed launch coaster. So, let̵...[Read More]

Wild Adventures Stars in Zombieland & 2010 Plans

Wild Adventures 2010 Roller Coaster & Plans Recently, Wild Adventures announced their plans for 2010 which include 3 new rides.  Wild Adventures will be recieving Scrambler, a flying scooter attraction, and a family roller coaster all from Celebration City which closed last year. Herschend, the park’s owner, is moving the Jack Rabbit (pictures). Also, the park has announced extended hour...[Read More]

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 2010 Roller Coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain May Tie Cedar Point with 17 Roller Coasters in 2010 It’s time once again to speculate on another new roller coaster project. This time Six Flags Magic Mountain is looking to add yet another roller coaster to their already huge arsenal of thrill rides. Last week, NewsPlusNotes reported that during the Six Flags Blogger Call, CEO Mark Shapiro mentioned that Magic Mount...[Read More]

Kentucky Kingdom’s Chang Is Being Removed

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom’s largest roller coaster, Chang, is on the move.  The rumors of the ride’s removal were confirmed today. I noticed that NewsPlusNotes posted a link to a WLKY.com article about Chang’s Removal for a Water Park Expansion. Destination Unknown & Six Flags Coaster Exchange Program? While Chang’s new home is unknown, rumors are that the B&M stan...[Read More]

2009 Golden Ticket Awards | Best Roller Coasters

2009 Golden Ticket Awards: Best Roller Coasters of 2009 Once again, Amusement Today has announced the winners of their annual Golden Ticket Awards. Here are the lists of the top wooden and steel coasters based on the votes received by the industry publication. Golden Ticket Awards – Top Wooden Coasters of 2009 There’s not usually a whole lot of movement in the annual top ten. But, this...[Read More]

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