Below you’ll find information on the major roller coasters set to debut in 2012. I’ll be updating this page with links to the latest updates on 2012’s best new roller coasters.
X-Flight | Six Flags Great America – Chicago, Illinois
Six Flags Great America may be building a B&M Wing Coaster for 2012 to replace Iron Wolf. Read more: Six Flags Great America’s Rumored Wing Coaster
Update – X-Flight has been announced. Watch a video, vote in a poll, and leave your take: X-Flight Headed to Six Flags Great America.
Update 3/24/12 – X-Flight Construction Photos
Update 4/18/12 – X-Flight is testing. Watch a test video.
Update 5/15/12 – X-Flight is now open at Six Flags Great America. Read Early X-Flight Reviews & Watch Videos
Leviathan | Canada’s Wonderland – Toronto, Canada
Canada’s Wonderland recently dropped a bombshell on the amusement industry in the unveiling of a massive B&M designed giga coaster dubbed Leviathan. The park could now boast an impressive 1-2 punch with this coaster and their 2008 hyper coaster Leviathan. Read more about this exciting new roller coaster: Leviathan | Giga Coaster Coming to Canada’s Wonderland
Update 2/01/12 – Leviathan Construction Photos
Update 3/20/12 – Leviathan POV & Off-Ride Test Videos
Update 5/6/12 – Leviathan is open. Read early reviews of Leviathan.
Verbolten | Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia
While there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, much has been uncovered about Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s rumored 2012 roller coasters. It could be called ‘Verbolten’ and it’s rumored to be a heavily themed multi-launch roller coaster. It’s said that it will include a ride through a building and drop to the Rhine Rive like the Big Bad Wolf that once occupied the space that it’s being built on. Read more about this rumored ride: Verbolten? | Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2012 Roller Coaster
Update 9/17/11 – Busch Gardens Williamsburg has officially announced Verbolten. Watch a teaser video and read more details here.
Update 1/14/12 – Verbolten Teaser Video and a Construction Update
Update 3/16/12 – Busch Gardens’ Behind the Scenes Videos of Verbolten
Update 5/8/12 – Verbolten’s nearly ready to open. Watch a Verbolten test video footage.
Wild Eagle | Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Dollywood has some big plans for 2012. Details won’t be released for another few weeks, but the parks has been clearing land and blue Bolliger & Mabillard track has shown up at the park. Read more about Dollywood’s 2012 roller coaster: Dollywood’s 2012 B&M Roller Coaster
Update 9/04/11 – Dollywood announced their highly anticipated 2012 roller coaster tonight. Wild Eagle will be a wing roller coaster that’ll take riders 210 feet above the beautiful mountainous park. Then, treat them to a number of cool maneuvers over 3000+ feet of steel track. Read more: Dollywood’s Wild Eagle.
Update 10/07/11 – Wild Eagle Construction Photos
Update 11/10/11 – Wild Eagle Videos Released
Update 1/28/12 – New Wild Eagle Construction Photos
Update 3/26/12 – Wild Eagle is open! Read early Wild Eagle reviews and watch videos.
Skyrush | Hersheypark – Hershey, Pennsylvania
After months of hints and clues via a popular viral campaign, Hersheypark finally let the cat out of the bag. The park will be adding Skyrush, an Intamin hyper coaster with unique trains. Riders will sit four-across in trains featuring floorless outer seats and floored inner seats. Read more about Hersheypark’s 12th roller coaster: Skyrush to Fly Over Hersheypark in 2012
Update 2/09/12 – Skyrush Construction Photos
Update 5/13/12 – Skyrush is testing. Check out these videos of Skyrush in action.
Manta | SeaWorld San Diego – San Diego, California
SeaWorld San Diego will be following suit with its own manta-themed attraction. Unlike SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta, this Manta will be a launch roller coaster. It will feature an underground section and theming that includes huge projection screens. Read more about SeaWorld SanDieg’s Manta: SeaWorld San Diego Announces Manta
Update 3/07/12 – Manta’s Final Section of Track Installed (Video)
Apocalypse | Six Flags America – Largo, Maryland
Six Flags America is rumored to be getting Six Flags Great America’s stand-up roller coaster Iron Wolf. It’s rumored to be re-themed as Apocalypse at Six Flags America.
Update 9/02/11 – It’s official. Six Flags America has announced their 2012 coaster, Apocalypse. Read more here.
Shambhala | PortAventura – Salou, Tarragona, Spain
It’s been rumored that Spain’s Port Aventura is building a B&M coaster for 2012. BloggerCoaster has some early construction photos of Port Aventura’s 2012 B&M Coaster.
Update 12/07/11 – PortAventura Announces Shambhala – Europe’s Tallest Roller Coaster
Update 2/03/12 – Shambhala Construction Photos & a Fan-Made Video
The Swarm | Thorpe Park – Surrey, England, UK
The United Kingdom’s Thorpe Park is building B&M’s second wing rider coaster in the post-apocalyptic-themed Swarm for 2012: Read more: Thorpe Park Gets B&M Wing Rider Coaster, The Swarm
Update 2/22/12 – Test Riders Take on The Swarm (Video)
Goliath | Six Flags New England – Agawam, Massachusetts
Six Flags New England is getting ready for a giant inverted boomerang which many think is Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Deja Vu. Theme Park Hype has more.
Uodate 9/03/11 – Six Flags New England has officially announced Goliath for 2012.
Dorney Park | Stinger – Allentown, Pennsylvania
Dorney Park is rumored to be getting an inverted shuttle looper believed to be California Great America’s Invertigo. Read more: California’s Great America to Move Invertigo
Update 9/04/11 – Dorney has announced Stinger for 2012.
Superman Ultimate Flight | Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Vallejo, California
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has announced a new looping launched coaster that will boast one of the highest inversions (loops) in the World. Read more: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Announces Superman Ultimate Flight
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train | Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida
The Magic Kingdom is adding a new Snow White-themed roller coaster in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Read more: Snow White Roller Coaster on the Way to Magic Kingdom
Wodan | Europa Park – Rust, Germany
Germany’s Europa Park is adding a Great Coaster International wooden coaster that was going to be called Mythos. Learn more about Europa Park’s 2012 GCI Coaster.