Plans for Carowinds' 300 Foot Tall Giga Roller Coaster Surface

Earlier this week, a Charlotte Business Journal article revealed details of a closed session between Carowinds and the local government. The Charlotte, NC area theme park is seeking about $922,000 in incentives for its planned expansion. We knew the expansion included a three year $53 million dollar investment by parent company Cedar Fair. We learned two weeks ago that 2014’s plans include t...[Read More]

Six Flags Mexico's New Steel Medusa Roller Coaster

Six Flags Mexico recently announced that they’ll be overhauling their Medusa roller coaster with a Rocky Mountain steel conversion like New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas and Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. If you’re not a fan of these wooden roller coaster transformations then you might want to just cover your eyes for the next decade or so. It looks like they’re he...[Read More]

Great America's Goliath to be Tallest, Fastest Wooden Coaster

Six Flags Great America has announced a record-breaking new roller coaster, Goliath. The ride will break three World records for wooden coasters. Goliath will be the fastest wooden roller coaster reaching speeds of 72 miles-per-hour, it’ll have the tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster (180 feet), and it will have the steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster at 85 degrees. Here’s an ...[Read More]

Dollywood Announces FireChaser Express, New Roller Coaster for 2014

Today, Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee), announced their new roller coaster FireChaser Express. It will be a dual launching roller coaster with its thrill level set to mild as the park describes the ride as a family roller coaster. Interestingly, the ride will feature both a forward and a backward launch. FireChaser Express will be located in Wilderness Pass. Ropes course attraction, Adventure ...[Read More]

Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014

Kings Island Announces Banshee for 2014 Tonight Kings Island officially announced Banshee, their record-setting 2014 roller coaster. Boasting 4,124 feet of track, it will be the World’s longest inverted roller coaster. Riders will face seven inversions along the journey including: a Dive Loop, a Loop wrapped around the lift hill, a Zero-G-Roll, a Batwing (2 inversions), an Outside Loop, and ...[Read More]

KI's New Coaster: Blueprints, a Comb, & White Hair

UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line]This is always a fun time of the year as parks begin dropping hints for what they’ll be building for next year. The sp...[Read More]

Lake Monster Roller Coaster Planned for Darien Lake

In what may someday be known as the coaster comeback story of the decade, Darien Lake has some exciting plans for its incredibly rough wooden roller coaster Predator . In an unusual move, a survey sent out to guests pretty much spills the beans. See below: Could It Be Another Great Coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction? There’s obviously time for the ride’s details to change, but al...[Read More]

Mysterious Figures at Kings Island's 2014 Coaster Site

UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line] Creepy figures are showing up at the construction site for what many believe will be Kings Island’s 2014 roller coast...[Read More]

New Thunderbolt Roller Coaster Coming to Luna Park

Luna Park announced that they’ll be building a new roller coaster that’s a bridge to Coney Island’s past. The new Thunderbolt will be a 125 feet tall steel looping coaster with speeds of 65 mph. The original Thunderbolt was a wooden roller coaster designed by John A. Miller and it operated at Coney Island from 1925 to 1982. Then it sat idle until it was torn down in 2000. Check o...[Read More]

PolerCoaster – Proposed 650-foot Tall Roller Coaster for Vegas Strip

There’s a proposal to build a record-setting, 650-foot tall roller coaster. Dubbed PolerCoaster, the ride would be integrated into an observation tower on top of the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel on the south end of the Strip. If built, the ride would be the World’s tallest roller coaster by quite a margin. The current record-holder is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, which is 456 f...[Read More]

Fun Spot's White Lightning & Freedom Flyer Now Open

New Roller Coasters Now Open in Orlando at Fun Spot America GCI wooden coaster White Lightning and inverted coaster Freedom Flyer are now open at Fun Spot America. Located in Orlando, not far from Universal, this park’s 2013 expansion brought many enhancements. A rare wooden roller coaster in Florida, White Lightning should be a welcomed good old-fashioned, addition to the state packed with ...[Read More]

Kings Island Teases 2014 Attraction (Roller Coaster)

UPDATE 8/8/13 – Kings Island has announced Banshee for 2014. It will debut as the longest inverted roller coaster in the World with seven loops & 4,100+ feet of track. Read and watch a video here: Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014 [divider_line] With Son of Beast now completely wiped from the map, Kings Island has added teaser posters to the construction walls around...[Read More]

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