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]

SeaWorld Unveils Manta Details

Manta Coaster Officially Unveiled | SeaWorld 2009 While the concept art and name had already been leaked to the Internet, this morning SeaWorld officially announced the details of the new Manta roller coaster. Manta will be a Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster reaching heights of 140′ and speeds up to 60 mph that will open in Summer 2009. Flying coasters feature trains where riders are ...[Read More]

Rip Ride Rockit Layout | Universal Studios

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit’s Layout ScreamScape has the scoop on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit’s layout. HRRR will be a massive looping roller coaster that will wind its way around Universal Studios Florida in 2009. Aside from the twisted layout, suspected to be designed by Maure Sohne, HRRR’s main distinction will be the on-board cameras that will allow riders to download a video of ...[Read More]

Maximum RPM! Preview | Hard Rock Park

Maximum RPM Coaster Preview | Hard Rock Park – EXCLUSIVE! On my recent media trip to Hard Rock Park I was lucky enough to become one of the first to get a tour of Maximum RPM. It’s a first of its kind roller coaster with a unique lift mechanism. The six person cars will enter a ferris wheel-like hub that will rotate cars to the top. Once cars reach the top, the cars will drop into the ...[Read More]

Manta @ SeaWorld Orlando | Concept Art

A First Look at SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta The B&M flying roller coaster that’s rumored for SeaWorld Orlando is all but confirmed at this point. Concept art has emerged oddly enough on a British site. The Disney Information Bulletin Board has posted three pieces of concept art. The pictures show a B&M flying coaster themed as a manta or sting ray skimming the surface of the water...[Read More]

Manta Coaster Coming to SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Hints at Manta Coaster for 2009 In an Orlando Sentinel article SeaWorld Orlando hinted at a massive new project for 2009. In the article, the new roller coaster is described as the most expensive the park has ever built. A Busch Parks representative stated: “It’s going to have animal components, marine-life components. It will have a very unique, state-of-the-art ride,...[Read More]

Pony Express @ Knotts and MotoCoaster @ Darien Lake

Both Coasts Get Zamperla MotoCoasters in 2008Zamperla will be bringing their motocoasters to the U.S. in two different installations. MotoCoaster at Darien Lake, near Buffalo, NY will be a stock installation with bikes that riders will mount. Staying in step with Knotts Berry Farm’s western theme, the Pony Express will feature horses. ScreamScape has a real picture of the horse trains. The r...[Read More]

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster @ Universal Studios

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Coming to Universal Studios Florida Announced this week, Universal Studios Florida will be adding a new roller coaster in 2009. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster (one of the dumbest names in recent memory) will be the park’s new high-tech signature coaster. Universal Embraces the “YouTube Culture” Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit’s main distinction...[Read More]

Mitch Hawker’s 2007 Steel Coaster Poll

Mitch Hawker’s Coveted Internet Award Up for GrabsMitch Hawker has posted the ballot for his annual Steel Roller Coaster Poll for 2007. The Wooden Coaster Poll resulted in Holiday World’s Voyage at the top for the second straight year. Click here to see the rest of the results from wooden poll. Mitch’s coaster poll is lengthy and complicated enough that Robb Alvey from ThemeParkR...[Read More]

Racecoaster to be World’s Fastest Roller Coaster

Racecoaster: World’s Fastest Coaster to Be Built in Germany Germany may soon be home to the World’s fastest roller coaster as Racecoaster at Nurburgring will shatter the current record in 2009. While Six Flags Great Adventure’s Kingda Ka tops out at a blistering 128 mph, Racecoaster will push the envelope even further with a top speed of 134 mph (217 km/h). Unlike Kingda Ka’...[Read More]

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