UPDATED – From Dreams to Screams Documentary: Fury 325 at Carowinds

Devin Olson, creator of Coaster-Net has created another From Dreams to Screams documentary. A few years ago, I was blown away by his work on an excellent Outlaw Run documentary. This time Olson focused on the most talked about roller coaster of the year, Fury 325 at Carowinds. UPDATED: Here’s the full documentary: I always love hearing about the creation process involved with building a new ...[Read More]

POV Video | Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England

Without a doubt, Wicked Cyclone is one of the best looking new roller coasters of 2015. It’s been open for a while now and it looks like an enormous improvement over the painful Cyclone. It looks to be glass smooth like the similarly designed New Texas Giant. Check out this POV video of Wicked Cyclone:Note – This video was shot by professionals. For safety reasons, please DO NOT film w...[Read More]

POV Video Monday | Twisted Colossus at Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s highly anticipated roller coaster, Twisted Colossus, is now open. Check out this POV video of Twisted Colossus:Note – This video was shot by professionals. For safety reasons, please DO NOT film while riding a roller coaster without permission from the park. Twisted Colossus Video Highlights As expected, the dueling moments look awesome! This is exactly the t...[Read More]

Fury 325 vs Intimidator: Differences & Similarities

Intimidator & Fury 325: Differences & Similarities Carowinds new roller coaster, Fury 325, will be immediately compared to the park’s former marquee ride, Intimidator. It’s a fair comparison as they have the same designer (Bolliger & Mabillard), similar train designs, and are both sky-scraping steel rides visible from miles around. While they are similar, the ride’s d...[Read More]

POV Monday – Banshee at Kings Island

Kings Island’s highly anticipated new roller coaster, Banshee, is now open. Check out this POV video of Banshee at Kings Island: Note – This video was shot by professionals. For safety reasons, please DO NOT film while riding a roller coaster without permission from the park. Banshee Video Highlights I love that B&M is using the more open restraints that we’ve seen on their ...[Read More]

POV Monday – Helix at Liseberg

Swedish park Liseberg just opened a massive terrain looper called Helix, and it looks awesome! The Mack-designed coaster features seven loops including two corkscrews, a Norwegian loop, a zero-g roll, a top hat – inside, and an in-line twist. There are also two launches throughout the ride’s hilly course and even what look to be an airtime hill or two. Watch a POV video of Helix at Lis...[Read More]

POV Monday – Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa

For the site’s final POV Monday, I thought it’d be fitting to finish with Kumba. While many taller, faster, and more twisted roller coasters have come along since Kumba opened, it is still my all-time favorite looping roller coasters. Designers Bolliger & Mabillard really created a masterpiece from a pacing standpoint and Busch Gardens Tampa supplied a picturesque tropical backdro...[Read More]

POV Monday – The Smiler at Alton Towers

The Smiler at Alton Towers opened in 2013 boasting the most loops of any roller coaster on the planet, with an insane 14 inversions. Video Highlights While I’m not sure how much I’d enjoy being flipped upside-down 14 times, I think that the head-chopper moments look like fun. At a few moments during the ride, it looks like you come within feet of that large marmaliser structure. For mo...[Read More]

POV Monday | Blue Fire Megacoaster at Europa Park

Blue Fire Megacoaster at Europa Park looks like one of Europe’s most exciting roller coasters. The Mack launch coaster has a top speed of 62 mph and 4 inversions. It’s pretty high on my list of European roller coasters that I’d like to ride someday. Video Highlight I like how Blue Fire has all of those faux-rock tunnels and surfaces. They give the ride a terrain-like layout to so...[Read More]

POV Monday – The “High Five” Dueling Wooden Roller Coaster

If you ever find yourself in Wuhan, China make sure you stop by the Happy Valley amusement park there. There, you’ll find a ride they’ve dubbed “Dauling Dragon” which is a racing/dueling roller coaster with a unique element. At the crest of a hill, both trains are banked 90 degrees and turned toward each other. Riders with their hands in the air experience a near high five ...[Read More]

POV Monday – Underwater Roller Coaster at Cosmoworld

This week’s featured POV roller coaster video comes from Japan. Kings Dominion’s Anaconda isn’t the only roller coaster in the World with an underwater tunnel. Cosmoworld’s Diving Roller Coaster Vanish in Yokohama, Japan has one as well. It’s tunnel is accented by fountains that fire when the coaster dives in. Check out this POV video of Diving Roller Coaster Vanish a...[Read More]

POV Monday – Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer

Waldameer’s Ravine Flyer II is one fun, action-packed ride. The terrain coaster has a breath-taking view of Lake Erie that’s followed by a trip across a four lane highway and back. Video Highlight The TPR crew said it best. See if you can catch the point in the ride were Ravine Flyer goes “90 Degrees!”. For more, read my review of Waldameer’s Ravine Flyer II. Check ou...[Read More]

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