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]

Video – SeaWorld San Diego Installs Final Section of Manta Track

SeaWorld San Diego completed the track work on their 2012 launch coaster Manta. It shares a name with sister park SeaWorld Orlando’s coaster, but will offer a completely different ride experience. San Diego’s Manta will be a MACK-designed multi-launch coaster while SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta is a Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster. Here’s a video of the last section bei...[Read More]

Iron Shark Coming Together at Pleasure Pier

New Amusement Park Will Open with a Gerstlauer Looping Roller Coaster New Houston-area amusement park, Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier, will be opening this summer with a signature roller coaster. The aptly named, Iron Shark will be yet another compact thriller from Gerstlauer. The ride’s blue steel track will send riders plummeting down a beyond-vertical drop and then it’ll ...[Read More]

The First Humans Survive The Swarm at Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park’s The Swarm Has Its First Riders Surrey, England’s Thorpe Park is putting the finishing touches on their new wing roller coaster, The Swarm. Recently, four former fighter pilots braved the great-looking coaster. I love the look of the trains. Instead of an eagle (like Dollywood’s Wild Eagle) or a jet (Six Flags Great America’s X-Flight) theme for the trains, The...[Read More]

GCI to Carefully Rehab The Coney Island Cyclone

It was recently announced that Great Coasters International has been chosen to renovate the legendary Coney Island Cyclone. According to the Amusement Today article, GCI was chosen because of their “proven track record of renovating existing coasters while maintaining each coaster’s identity.” Cyclone’s identity is very, very important. The 80-plus year old roller coaster i...[Read More]

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