Skyrush Test Videos Produce G-Forces & OMGs

Hersheypark’s been putting its new roller coaster, Skyrush, through the paces. Sporting Intamin’s new 4-across seating and floorless outer seats, Skyrush can be seen zooming through its yellow track in these two videos. Skyrush’s First Test Run: A Keystone Milestone The first video is described as Skyrush’s first ever test run, but I’m not sure how enthusiasts would k...[Read More]

See a Verbolten ‘Test Drive’ Video

One of my favorite theme park fan site’s BGWFans posted a great video of numerous Verbolten test runs. In it, we get to see the ride’s different trains take that dive to the Rhine River that Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s coasters seem to love to do. Check out this test video of Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Verbolten’s trains look great! And, it’s nice to se...[Read More]

Cedar Point to Remove WildCat – Classic or Clunker?

Cedar Point announced today that the WildCat roller coaster is going to be removed before opening day. As is often the case in ride removals, the park cites “low ridership and increased maintenance costs” as reasons for its demolition. WildCat is a small Anton Schwarzkopf-designed roller coaster. It has been at Cedar Point since 1979. Here’s the official statement from the park: ...[Read More]

Six Flags Reverses Mr. Freeze Roller Coasters

Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Coasters Are Coming to Six Flags The Six Flags Makeover Era continues as the Mr. Freeze launch roller coasters are being revamped for 2012. The Mr. Freeze coasters at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis will now be known as Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast. Now, riders will be launched backwards, much like the Superman Escape from Krypton makeover at Six Flags Magic Mount...[Read More]

Silver Dollar City’s 2013 RMC Wooden Roller Coaster

As I reported last December, Rocky Mountain Construction, the people who brought us the New Texas Giant, have a few new roller coaster projects in the works for 2013. According to Screamscape, one of these projects may be the woodie that’s under construction at Branson, Missouri’s Silver Dollar City. Lance reported that the park hasn’t commented on the attraction even as it’...[Read More]

Whoa! Check Out Wodan

Europa Park’s Wodan – Timburcoaster has to be one of the best-themed wooden roller coasters I’ve ever seen. The queue looks amazing with plenty of detail bringing the Norse world to this German park. One image I came across referenced “bifrost”. If you saw the Thor movie, then you might remember that was the name of the rainbow bridge from Earth to Asgard. Anyway, Eur...[Read More]

X-Flight’s ‘Test Flight’ Video

Six Flags Great America has posted a test video of X-Flight. My pick for the most anticipated new roller coaster is looking pretty good. It’ll be cool to see how this ride all comes together once the flight tower, fog, and water canons have been integrated. It looks a little slow, but larger trains often look a lot slower than they are. Also, those inversions don’t need a lot of speed ...[Read More]

X-Flight Prepares for Takeoff

Six Flags Great America’s new wing coaster X-Flight has taken shape. As you can see from the picture below, the track work is complete. While the layout does look a little compact, we can expect a lot of events and exciting moments during the ride’s course. News Plus Notes recently took a hard hat tour and came back with some great photos. From their photos, it’s clear to see jus...[Read More]

Leviathan POV & Off-RideTest Videos

Two test videos of Canada’s Wonderland’s Leviathan have recently surfaced. The monstrous ride has an equally monstrous roar. Here’s a POV test video of Leviathanfrom Canada’s Wonderland: And here’s an off-ride test run video: Read more about Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland. What’s Your Take? That’s some pretty good test footage. How does Leviathan l...[Read More]

Breaking Down Busch Gardens’ New Verbolten Videos

UPDATE – May, 16th – Verbolten is now open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Read reviews of Verbolten and rate it if you’ve ridden it: Reviews of Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg New Videos Give Us a Better Look at Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg has posted a few new videos of Verbolten. They give a somewhat revealing look at the inside of the event building. Also, park...[Read More]

California Great America’s Rumored 2013 Woodie

California’s Great America Could Get a GCI Woodie in 2013 California’s Great America appears to be on track to get a much needed shot in the arm. Since plans to sell the park fell through, Cedar Fair is giving the it a renewed focus in hopes to turn the park around. On Theme Park Geekly, Matt recently recapped the park’s current off-season infrastructure improvements. And last mo...[Read More]

Full Throttle – Magic Mountain’s Rumored 2013 Roller Coaster

UPDATE 8/30 –Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Full Throttle has been announced. See a video, images, and more here. [divider] The LA Times Funland Blog reported yesterday that Six Flags Magic Mountain may have something large in store for 2013. A loop to be specific. The rumored ride’s details are based on a supposed leak that occurred during Theme Park Review’s West Coast Bash. ...[Read More]

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