SeaWorld’s Manta Topped Off

SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta is Moving AlongJohnnyUpsideDown has a rack of construction photos of SeaWorld Orlando’s 2009 flying coaster Manta. As you can see from the pics, the ride’s been topped off and the station is coming together. Check out JohnnyUpsideDown’s latest Manta construction photos. Read all about the Manta coaster, also check out this construction video from Se...[Read More]

Great Adventure’s Medusa Gets an Upgrade

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Medusa Gets the X2 TreatmentMedusa opened in 1999 as the world’s first floorless roller coaster. Read more about floorless coasters. Now, Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that it will get the makeover treatment in the off season. This is a growing trend with Six Flags these days after this year’s X2 re-launch and next year’s (risky) Superm...[Read More]

Six Flags Announces Terminator Coaster @ Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain Announces Details of Terminator: The CoasterTerminator: The Coaster will be a Great Coasters International twister woodie. Twisters offer lots of banked turns and speed. The ride will also feature a station fly-through like the acclaimed Thunderhead at Dollywood. Also, like Thunderhead, Terminator will feature GCI’s Millennium Flyer trains. That’s about where the similar...[Read More]

Superman Ride of Steel to be Enhanced for 2009

Will the Best Coaster on the Planet Still Be the Best?When I first saw the news that Six Flags was going to add new enhancements to their masterpiece, Superman – Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England, I was cautiously pessimistic at best. I’m generally a very positive, easy-going guy, but I’m a bit concerned that Six Flags is messing with the best roller coaster on the planet. S...[Read More]

SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta Photo Contest

SeaWorld Orlando’s Photo ContestSeaWorld Orlando’s new Manta will be a Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster reaching heights of 14 stories and speeds of 60 mph that will open in Summer 2009. Now, SeaWorld is having a photo contest. The first reader who’s able to take a picture of Manta’s track while it’s being shipped from Ohio to Orlando will win two tickets to th...[Read More]

Carolina Cobra Coming to Carowinds

Carolina Cobra Will Strike Carowinds in 2009 Carowinds officially announced the details of their new-ish Vekoma Boomerang. The roller coaster, formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake, will be called Carolina Cobra. For a theme park dead center in the middle of the Carolinas it’s not a bad name. Vekoma Boomerangs are shuttle coasters that are a dime a dozen, but at least the Carolina Cobra will hav...[Read More]

Worlds of Fun to Unleash Prowler in 2009

New GCI Woodie to Prowl Worlds of Fun’s Terrain in 2009NewsPlusNotes was first to report that Worlds of Fun has released details on their highly anticipated 2009 Great Coasters International wooden coaster. Prowler will kick off with an 85-foot drop into a ravine. The rest of the ride will closely hug the terrain as it reaches speeds in excess of 50 mph. For more, check out Worlds of FunR...[Read More]

Worlds of Fun Teases 2009 Wooden Coaster

Another Caged Beast Appears | Worlds of Fun’s 2009 CoasterCedar Fair continues the onslaught of boxed beasts. First there was the Diamondback teaser, then the new Carowinds coaster, and now a box has been delivered to Worlds of Fun (Kansas City, MO). This time the park has produced several YouTube videos allowing fans to watch the drama unfold. What drama? Well, the unnamed beast has an insa...[Read More]

Diamondback to Tower Over Kings Island in 2009

Kings Island Releases Details on Their 2009 Hyper Coaster, Diamondback A Mile Long Journey into the Wilderness Earlier this week Kings Island, located outside of Cincinnati, OH, released details on their highly anticipated roller coaster for the 2009 season. Diamondback will be a Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster that will offer a high-speed ride with many drops and lots of airtime. Unlike ea...[Read More]

Laser Is Leaving Dorney Park

Get a Ride on Laser While You Can NewsPlusNotes has reported that Dorney Park’s Schwarzkopf looper Laser has been sold. Check out this listing on UsedRides. Enthusiasts are saddened by the news. Schwarzkopf loopers are legendary. His coasters (like Minbender at Six Flags Over Georgia & Sooper Dooper Looper at Hersheypark) are dated by today’s standards, but hold a level of nostalgi...[Read More]

2009 Roller Coaster News & Rumors

UPDATE – For the most up-to-date 2009 coaster news check out Top Ten Coasters for 2009 List. Confirmed Roller Coasters & Rumors for 2009 Kings Island will be getting a B&M hyper coaster for 2009. Construction has been pretty apparent even though no official announcement has been made. The layout which first appeared in First Drop magazine last November looks great. It will ride off i...[Read More]

Steel Hawg Looks Loco!

El Loco Indeed | Indiana Beach’s Steel Hawg Takes ShapeOne of the most anticipated roller coasters of the year is taking form in Indiana. As I said shortly after the initial announcement, Indiana Beach’s Steel Hawg has eye-popping inversions that border on “I didn’t know that was possible.” If they can pull it off, Indiana Beach may just have a landmark roller coaster...[Read More]

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