Waldameer’s Ravine Flyer II Video

Ravine Flyer II @ Waldameer Park | On Ride VideoWaldameer’ Park’s Ravine Flyer II is my pick for the sleeper hit of 2008. It was designed by the Gravity Group. They’ve produced the 2007 Golden Ticket winner Voyage as well as the greatly underrated Hades at Mount Olympus. Ravine Flyer II will feature a 120 foot first drop, 10 moments of air time, 6 tunnels, 10 cross overs, a 90 de...[Read More]

Maximum RPM! Preview | Hard Rock Park

Maximum RPM Coaster Preview | Hard Rock Park – EXCLUSIVE! On my recent media trip to Hard Rock Park I was lucky enough to become one of the first to get a tour of Maximum RPM. It’s a first of its kind roller coaster with a unique lift mechanism. The six person cars will enter a ferris wheel-like hub that will rotate cars to the top. Once cars reach the top, the cars will drop into the ...[Read More]

Fahrenheit Testing Video | Hersheypark

First Fahrenheit Video & An Early Incident | HersheyparkYouTube strikes again! This time some coaster fans video taped Hershey’s new Intamin looper with the beyond 90-degree drop, Fahrenheit. The ride’s in its testing phase and won’t open until late May. The women taping the video remark that Fahrenheit looks slow. It looks fine to me, but they may be on to something. Apparen...[Read More]

Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster

Darien Lake’s MotoCoaster Gets a New NameDarien Lake, near Buffalo, NY, is building the first Zamperla MotoCoaster. This week, the park announced a new name for its first new coaster in nine years. Named after the popular reality show, the ride will be known as the Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster. The partnership makes sense. Especially when you consider that the show is based in Orange C...[Read More]

Tony Hawk’s Big Spin | Six Flags Over Texas

Tony Hawk’s Big Spin Opening at Six Flags Over TexasLast year, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags St. Louis built two of these. They must have been successful because Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will debut another Tony Hawk coaster this season. These are basically wild mouse coasters with more open layouts. They feature spinning coasters with four seats where rider...[Read More]

Fahrenheit Nears Completion | Construction Photos

Fahrenheit Nears Completion at HersheyparkHersheypark’s new Intamin looper Fahrenheit is nearing completion. Coasterdom has a ton of construction photos that can be found here. The 90-degree vertical lift and 97-degree beyond vertical drop can be seen in the picture to the left. Part of me still questions Hershey’s decision of adding another steel looper with a top hat shaped hill. But...[Read More]

Batman Dark Knight Coaster Construction Photos

More Batman Dark Knight Coaster PhotosNewsPlusNotes has some great photos that give us a behind-the-scenes look at the new Dark Knight coasters coming to Six Flags Great America, Great Adventure, & New England. There are even some real photos of the ride’s cars from the Great America version. It’s cool to see more photos emerge as specifics on the ride have been a little hard to co...[Read More]

Pony Express @ Knotts and MotoCoaster @ Darien Lake

Both Coasts Get Zamperla MotoCoasters in 2008Zamperla will be bringing their motocoasters to the U.S. in two different installations. MotoCoaster at Darien Lake, near Buffalo, NY will be a stock installation with bikes that riders will mount. Staying in step with Knotts Berry Farm’s western theme, the Pony Express will feature horses. ScreamScape has a real picture of the horse trains. The r...[Read More]

Eagles Roller Coaster Test Video

Midnight Rider Renamed Eagles Life in the Fast LaneHard Rock Park’s marquee coaster, Led Zeppelin – The Ride, has been well covered, but it’s good to get a peak at one of the other coasters. Last week, the roller coaster formerly known as Midnight Rider was renamed after the 70’s rock band the Eagles. Most won’t notice the name change as Hard Rock Park, located in Myr...[Read More]

Top Ten New Roller Coasters for 2008 Part 2

Top Ten New Roller Coasters for 2008 | The Top 5 And now for the conclusion of my top picks for the new roller coasters opening in 2008. 5 – Fahrenheit at Hersheypark Hershey’s New Steel Looper Goes Beyond Vertical Hershey’s new looping coaster will boast a 97-degree drop which is beyond straight down. Aside from the ultra-steep 12-story drop, Fahrenheit will reach a top speed of...[Read More]

Dark Knight Coaster Teaser Video

Six Flags Releases Dark Knight Coaster VideoSix Flags is building an indoor coaster themed after the new Batman Dark Knight movie at Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ), Six Flags Great America (Chicago), and Six Flags New England (Mass.). As you can see from the video, these coasters could turn out to be pretty cool with the right dark ride-like elements. Even though there’ll be just a pretty st...[Read More]

Dominator Construction Photos | Kings Dominion

Exclusive Shot of Dominator Progress at Kings DominionLast weekend, I happened to be in the Doswell, Virginia area so I took a few shots of Dominator. As you can see, the lift, drop, and world’s largest loop are all complete. I’ll leave the up-close, professional shots to the experts at sites like CoasterCrew and KDConnection. Plus, I didn’t want to get in trouble. I didn’t...[Read More]

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