Mystery Mine Rides Offered at eBay

Charity Auction at eBay for a Ride on Mystery MineDollywood is auctioning off 56 seats for Mystery Mine’s first ride cycle on Friday the 13th, this April. All of the proceeds will go to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Winners also get a photo taken with Dolly Parton, VIP seating during Media Day, and Mystery Mine memorabilia. See the eBay bid post here. Mystery Mine is the new Gerstlauer...[Read More]

Firehawk Construction Photos

Green Track Arriving at Kings IslandKings Island Extreme has posted construction photos of King’s Island’s Firehawk coaster. The Vekoma flying coaster was formerly X-Flight at Geauga Lake. The track will be repainted an “oxide red” (kind of a red-orange-brown). Its new home will be in the Coney Mall section of the park next to the Flight of Fear coaster and it is scheduled ...[Read More]

Pleasurewood Hills Gets New-ish Coaster

Pleasurewood Hills, located in England, will receive a displaced Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster it will call Wipeout. In its two previous lives Wipeout was Missile at American Adventure Theme Park (I love that name for a coaster themed after America) and it was Coca Cola Roller at Glasgow Gardens. It will be the tallest and fastest coaster in the Eastern part of England. RCDB has pictures of it i...[Read More]

Boardwalk Bullet Aimed at Kemah Boardwalk

New Wooden Coaster Coming to Houston AreaThe Gravity Group will be bringing their magic to the Kemah Boardwalk (south east of Houston, TX). The Boardwalk Bullet will be one of the few wooden coasters joining the Class of 2007. While this will only be the Gravity Group’s third roller coaster their first two, Hades and Voyage, have made quite an impact in the industry. Voyage and Hades placed ...[Read More]

Six Flags St. Louis Gets Tony Hawk Coaster

Six Flags Spins off Another Big Spin CoasterSix Flags St. Louis will get a Tony Hawk’s Big Spin roller coaster. From all accounts it appears that it will be a clone of the coaster by the same name that’s being constructed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Both of these coasters will probably be similar to Mr. Six’s Pandemonium at Six Flags New England. They are family coasters designed ...[Read More]

Firehawk Coaster Coming to Kings Island

X-Flight to be Reborn as Firehawk at Kings IslandI wanted to save my 100th post for my first theme park review, but some big news was confirmed this morning. Cedar Fair has wasted no time in making changes at its newly acquired parks. At Kings Island, they’ve removed Son of Beast’s sole loop and now they’re giving the former Cedar Point competitor a Vekoma flying coaster. Kings I...[Read More]

Flying Turns Progress @ Knoebels

Knoebels to Resurrect an Extinct Wooden CoasterKeeping with Knoebels’ theme of classic wooden coasters, the park is currently working on Flying Turns. According to Wikipedia, Flying Turns was the name of a specific type of wooden roller coaster. They feature a trackless wooden chute that was twisted like a bobsled course and had toboggan-like cars. There hasn’t been one in operation in...[Read More]

Mystery Mine Underway at Dollywood

New Roller Coaster at Dollywood Will Be First of Its Kind in the StatesFriday the 13th , this April, a one-of-kind steel coaster will open at Dollywood in the mountains of East Tennessee. Mystery Mine will be the first Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter in the States and it will be a custom installation. Euro-Fighters feature separate cars that seat two rows of four passengers instead of the traditional trai...[Read More]

Maverick @ Cedar Point | Construction Photos

Great Off-Season Shots of Cedar Point & That New Steel has some great new construction photos of Maverick, Cedar Point’s new Intamin launch coaster. For once it looks like Cedar Point is getting away from its MO of tallest and fastest. This time they might produce another classic like Magnum XL-200. Check out the new construction photos of the Maverick at Cedar...[Read More]

Son of Beast Loses Loop & Title

The World’s Only LoopingWooden Coaster Will Be No MoreAfter the accident on the Son of Beast last year that injured dozens of people, new Kings Island owner Cedar Fair has decided to remove the Son of Beast’s sole vertical loop. For King’s Island fans this is still much better than the complete removal of the coaster. But, Son of Beast will loose it’s title as the worldR...[Read More]

Tony Hawk Will Spin Over Fiesta Texas

New Roller Coaster to Bear Tony Hawk’s NameSix Flags Fiesta Texas, located near San Antonio, is building a new roller coaster with spinning cars called Tony Hawk’s Big Spin. According to the press release, the ride and its surroundings will be themed to look like a giant red and black skate park. Capping off the area will be “a large spinning Tony Hawk figure”. Seems remini...[Read More]

Wicked to Debut at Lagoon

Wicked to Debut at Lagoon in UtahLagoon, a small park just north of Salt Lake City, is going to get a launch coaster in 2007. Wicked will boast two launches (one horizontal, one vertical) via linear synchronous motors or LSMs. This is the same technology being used on Cedar Point’s new Maverick coaster. Wicked will feature a single zero-g roll and six cars with riders arranged in two rows, f...[Read More]

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