Riders Stranded on Invertigo Coaster for Hours

Riders Stranded on Invertigo at California’s Great America Yesterday, 24 riders found themselves stuck on Invertigo at California’s Great America (Santa Clara, CA) for over four hours. The inverted shuttle coaster features trains fixed below the ride’s steel track. The ride begins with the 28 passenger train being pulled up out of the back of the station and into the ride’s...[Read More]

Theme Park News Round Up

I don’t typically do general news updates, but there’s been a lot of developments in the past few weeks that I haven’t written about due to all the traveling. Here’s a brief theme park news round up. Cedar Point Teases 2010 Attraction – Possible 18th Roller Coaster On the Way Somehow Cedar Point has found some room for another attraction on their crowded peninsula on ...[Read More]

Roller Coaster Accident Injures 11 Children in New York City

On Sunday, a kiddie roller coaster known as a Dragon Wagon tipped over injuring 11 children at a New York Church Festival in the Bronx. The Wisdom Rides Dragon Wagon is a portable roller coaster that seems to be using a trailer as its base or station. Some smaller parks have permanently installed the ride. Below, I inserted an overhead shot of a Dragon Wagon at the Michael Jackson’s Neverlan...[Read More]

Busch Gardens to Close Big Bad Wolf in September

Busch Gardens Williamsburg submitted a press release today stating what many coaster enthusiasts had feared. Big Bad Wolf will be no more after this season. In fact, they gave Monday, September 7th (Labor Day) as the last day of operation for the classic coaster. ‘Wolf is arguably, the most popular suspended roller coaster in the World and it will be missed. I imagine that quite a few enthus...[Read More]

Spy Photo Reveals ‘White Lightning’ Theme for Carowinds 2010 Coaster

UPDATE – The day has come and Carowinds has made their official announcment. Looking for information on Carowinds Intimidator? Visit my post here. UPDATE – Looking for the latest on the Cedar Point 2010 roller coaster? Check out this post. A photo was posted on CarowindsConnection yesterday that has caused quite a stir in the coaster enthusiast community. It is supposed to be a ‘...[Read More]

Big Bad Wolf to be Removed?

Big Bad Wolf is a world-class suspended roller coaster at Busch Gardens Europe. It’s unique layout uses the terrain of the hilly, wooded, park giving you an experience that would be nearly impossible to find anywhere else. It’s a suspended terrain coaster that flies you through a Bavarian village then plummets you to a river. Also, Big Bad Wolf is a classic Arrow suspended coaster. The...[Read More]

Robocoaster Coming to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World

Next year, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure is set to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s taking over a portion of the Lost Continent section of the park as well as a plot of land that was previously unused. It will include locations from the books and films including Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forrest, and Hogwarts Castle. It is being described as a “$200 million-plus t...[Read More]

Ring°Racer Opens: New World’s Fastest Roller Coaster

Today, the roller coaster speed crown passes from New Jersey to Nürburg as Ring°Racer is set to officially open at Nürburgring, Germany. The former record holder Six Flags Great Adventure’s Kingda Ka, tops out at a blistering 128 mph. Ring°Racer will push the envelope even further with a top speed of 134 mph (217 km/h). The world’s new fastest coaster will have an appropriate home. According to wi...[Read More]

Song List for Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Released

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit’s bright red track has changed the skyline of the Universal Studios Orlando with it’s 167 foot vertical lift and one-of-a-kind non-inverting loop. Aside from the roller coaster’s unique layout, riders will be able to choose their own soundtrack for their ride, and afterwards, cut their own personalized music video of their ride. Today, Universal Studios ...[Read More]

Cliffhanger Open at Ghost Town in the Sky

Mountain Coaster Reopens With A New Look & New Train Ghost Town in the Sky is a western-themed amusement park on the top of a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The park just reopened their steel looper now dubbed Cliff Hanger. It has been renovated, repainted, and best of all given an all new train that touts a lap bar instead of an over the shoulder restraint (w...[Read More]

Superman Ride of Steel Goes Bizarro at Six Flags New England

I’ve been nervous to even write about the new Bizarro at Six Flags New England. Obviously, the revamped Intamin hyper coaster isn’t really new. It’s another in a line of renovated roller coasters in Six Flags’ new era of roller coaster makeovers. Why would I be nervous? Superman Ride of Steel is my #1 ranked roller coaster and I consider it the best roller coaster I’v...[Read More]

Kings Dominion to Get a Giga Coaster in 2010

UPDATE – 4/02/10 Intimidator 305’s open! Watch a POV video and leave or read a review here: Kings Dominion’s Intimidator 305 Reviews & POV Video UPDATE – 8/20 Intimidator 305 Giga Coaster Announced Kings Dominion has finally announced details of their massive new 2010 Giga Coaster: Intimidator 305. Visit this post for all the details, a video, images and early reactions...[Read More]

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