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]

Motocoaster Rides into Darien Lake for 2008

Darien Lake Gets First New Roller Coaster in 9 Years It’s been a long time coming for the Darien Lake faithful. The park located just outside of Buffalo, New York hasn’t received a new roller coaster since Superman: Ride of Steel in 1999. No longer a Six Flags theme park, PARC Management wants to make a splash in 2008 with the addition of a Zamperla Motocoaster. RCDB’s listing is...[Read More]

Steel Hawg @ Indiana Beach | 2008 Roller Coasters

S&S and Indiana Beach Team for a Landmark Coaster in Steel HawgJust when I was thinking that there wasn’t anything too interesting in the Class of 2008, Indiana Beach drops a bomb shell of an announcement. On Monday, the park announced Steel Hawg on their Crow’s Nest blog. Steel Hawg will be an S&S steel looping coaster with numerous one-of-a-kind elements. Its based on the El ...[Read More]

Pony Express @ Knott’s Berry | 2008 Coasters

Pony Express to be World’s First Horse Coaster?The announcements for new roller coasters just keep on coming. Yesterday, Cedar Fair released a press release detailing the $88 million dollars in expenditures for 2008. Most of the additions were old news. The $21 million investment for Behemoth at Canada’s Wonderland is the highlight, but it also mentions Thunderhawk at Michigan’s ...[Read More]

Behemoth Roller Coaster | Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland will Build a Behemoth for the 2008Canada’s Wonderland has announced the details of their new roller coaster for 2008. It will be a B&M hyper coaster, as the ‘Net rumors suggested, and it will be named Behemoth. Hyper coasters feature drops of 200 feet (20 stories) or more and offer consecutive airtime packed hills. At 230 feet (70 meters) tall and speeds o...[Read More]

Sierra Sidewinder Spins Into Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm Gets a Family Roller CoasterSmall family-friendly coasters with spinning cars are definitely en vogue right now. Six Flags has two Tony Hawk Big Spin coasters opening this year. One at Six Flags St. Louis and one at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Now, Knott’s Berry Farm located in Buena Park, California, will open Sierra Sidewinder this spring. “It will not only take ...[Read More]

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