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]

One of Cedar Point’s Weakest Coasters Could Get an Upgrade

Cedar Point’s been known as the Coaster Capital. It’s a well-deserved name as the Sandusky, Ohio amusement park boasts a record-tying 17 roller coasters. Six Flags Magic Mountain also has 17. As with anything, quantity doesn’t always mean quality. In my opinion, there are a few weak spots in the park’s lineup. One of them is the Cedar Creek Mine Ride. I know, it’s 40+...[Read More]

High Over Hersheypark – Skyrush Construction Photos

Ready for the Rush? – Hersheypark’s Skyrush is Coming Together Hersheypark’s been busy buidling their 2012 roller coaster, Skyrush. Fans have been hoping for something this big to come to Hersheypark for years. This year they’ll get their wish in this 200-foot tall, 75 mph thrill ride. The first few images show what looks to be the lift hill/first drop and some brave constr...[Read More]

Does Central Florida Have Room for Fun Spot’s Expansion?

Florida Gets Some Much Needed Wood Small Orlando amusement park, Fun Spot Action Park recently announced a major expansion. The $20 million expansion will come in two phases. According to ParkRumors.com┬áthe first phase will include a new parking lot, a Ferris wheel, a new entrance building, a skycoaster (I hate that these things have ‘coaster’ in their names), and a 65-foot tall GCI wo...[Read More]

Shambhala Construction Photos & Fan-Made POV Video

Shambhala at PortAventura- Europe’s Tallest Roller Coaster My Spanish coaster buddy Javi (creator of that cool Six Flags vs. Cedar Fair – War of 2012 picture) posted a few new construction photos of Shambhala. It’ll be Europe’s tallest roller coaster when it debuts this year at PortAventura (Salou, Spain). It’s being built next to another B&M coaster, the former ...[Read More]

Leviathan Construction Photos – B&M Goes Big in 2012

Leviathan – B&M’s First Foray Into a New Stratosphere Canada’s Wonderland posted some awe-inspiring photos of the massive 305-foot tall monster, they’ve dubbed Leviathan. Also, Crave the Coasterer has a number of construction photos of Leviathan. B&M are my favorite designers and their first giga coaster has inspired me to take my first international coaster trip....[Read More]

New Wild Eagle Construction Photos

Dollywood’s Wild Eagle Looks Awesome Dollywood recently posted new construction photos of their 2012 wing roller coaster, Wild Eagle. Here are some of the photos that they’ve posted on their Facebook page and on Dollywood2012.com. Wild Eagle looks incredible! The idea of flying out on the edge a wing coaster in this wooded mountainous terrain is the reason Wild Eagle is very close to t...[Read More]

New Verbolten Teaser Video & A Construction Update

Busch Gardens Williamsburg recently released a new teaser video for their highly anticipated 2012 roller coaster, Verbolten. It’s basically an extension of the 30 second teaser that the park released last fall. Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new teaser video: The Verbolten Experience Gnomes, Bats, Lightning, and Wolves! As some hoped, it looks like there may be a reference to our dearly ...[Read More]

A Question for The Gravity Group

Upcoming Interview with The Gravity Group The Gravity Group has been kind enough to agree to an interview for Theme Park Geekly. I have a number of questions and a general theme for the interview but, I thought it’d be cool if one question could from my readers. I’m sure there are some really interesting questions that I just wouldn’t think to ask. So, submit question ideas in th...[Read More]

Rocky Mountain Coasters to Build 2 New Roller Coasters

As I was working on the latest issue of Theme Park Geekly (Issue 4 is live by the way, check it out), I came across a video of Theme Park Review’s Robb Alvey interviewing Alan Schilke of┬áRocky Mountain Coasters. They’re the company behind the New Texas Giant. We can thank them and Larry Chickola for that coaster’s incredible ride and unreal amount of airtime. Rocky Mountain Const...[Read More]

PortAventura’s Shambhala to be Europe’s Tallest Roller Coaster

Europe’s Tallest Roller Coaster to Open at PortAventura in 2012 PortAventura Park (An hour from Barcelona, Spain) is already home to popular coasters like the Intamin launch coaster Furius Baco and the former inversion king Dragon Khan. Soon, it will also boast, Europe’s tallest roller coaster when it opens Shambhala. Located in the park’s Chinese section, the B&M hyper coast...[Read More]

Wild Eagle Videos Released

We can now take a virtual ride on Dollywood’s highly-anticipated wing rider coaster, Wild Eagle. Last week, the park released POV and off-ride videos. Wild Eagle looks great! Sitting outside the track should really add a new dimension. B&M has had open trains for years, but they haven’t developed anything that looks to provide this kind of an unprotected and free feeling. Hopefully...[Read More]

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