Knoebels Flying Turns Construction Photos

Flying Turns at Knoebels | Constructions PhotosLoyal reader Judy supplied some great shots of Flying Turns in the snow at Knoebels. As you’ll see in the slide show below, Flying Turns is a wooden coaster that features a trackless wooden chute similar to a bobsled. When it opens it will be one-of-a-kind as these types of coasters have been extinct for many years. Thanks for the photos Judy. W...[Read More]

SpongeBob SquarePants Coaster Test Video

SpongeBob Rock Bottom Plunge | Nick Universe The park formerly known as Camp Snoopy located in the Mall of America is now Nickelodeon Universe. The re-branding is being accompanied by two new Nick-themed coasters including the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge and Avatar Airbender. Check out this test video of the Spongebob coaster below: SpongeBob is a compact looping coaster made by Gersl...[Read More]

Top 10 New Roller Coasters for 2008 Part 1

Predicting the Best Roller Coasters of the Class of 2008 With the 2008 season upon us I thought it was time for a countdown of the biggest and best roller coasters opening in 2008. I admit it’s impossible to rank coasters I’ve never ridden, but how can I turn down an opportunity to do another Top 10? 10 Flying Turns at Knoebels Knoebels to Resurrect an Extinct Type of Wooden Coaster Ke...[Read More]

Video of X2 Trains at Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s X2 TrainsRobb Alvey from Theme Park Review has posted a video tour of the new X2 trains. X was the world’s first 4th dimension roller coaster. Instead of riding above or below the track, riders are positioned beside the track in seats that spin. This summer X will be reborn as X2. Part of the redesign involved upgrades to the ride’s trains. Recently, Ro...[Read More]

T Express @ Everland, South Korea

T-Express | Intamin Terrain Woodie for EverlandOne ticket to Seoul please. T-Express is the name of a new roller coaster opening in Everland in South Korea. It’s an Intamin pre-fabricated wooden coaster in the same vein as the critically acclaimed El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure and Balder at Liseberg (Sweden). Intamin has created a new generation of wooden coasters that are as smooth a...[Read More]

Ravine Flyer II Construction Photos

Waldameer’s Ravine Flyer II Taking ShapeLoyal reader, Judy sent in these great photos of Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park in Erie, PA. Among other things, the wooden roller coaster designed by Gravity Group will have a 165 foot bridge over a four lane highway. Check out this slideshow of construction photos of Ravine Flyer II: Also, for more on Ravine Flyer including a video click here.What...[Read More]

Behemoth Construction Photos | Canada’s Wonderland

Behemoth | Canada’s Record Setting Roller Coaster Nears CompletionCWMania has posted some great construction photos of Behemoth at Canada’s Wonderland. Behemoth is definitely living up to its name. It looks quite impressive, especially that steep first drop. When it debuts in May it will be Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. To see the contsruction photos, click here. F...[Read More]

Silverwood Buys Deja Vu Roller Coaster

Silverwood Opens Relocated Deja Vu Roller CoasterSix Flags Great America’s roller coaster named Deja Vu has been sold to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. Silverwood is also home to the Mitch Hawker Coaster Poll top rated wooden coaster Tremors. Deja Vus are inverted shuttle roller coasters made by Vekoma. They feature 90-degree vertical lifts and large loops. I enjoyed the one I rode a...[Read More]

Hard Rock Park Construction Photos

Hard Rock Park Nears Completion | Construction PhotosThe Hard Rock Park Blog has posted a slide show with some great shots from all over the brand new park. Hard Rock Park officially opens this May in Myrtle Beach, SC with five roller coasters including the much hyped Led Zeppelin Coaster by Bolliger & Mabillard. Complete with on-board speakers that will belt out one of Zeppelin’s hits, ...[Read More]

Dark Knight Roller Coaster Blueprints Emerge

Batman Dark Knight Roller Coaster BlueprintsDetails of the Dark Knight coasters opening at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Great America, & Six Flags New England have been sparse. Thanks to RCDB we know that the DK coasters will be indoor versions of a wild mouse coaster similar to this one at a park in France, that’s really all that’s been released. Coaster-Net has posted pho...[Read More]

Motocoaster Rides into Darien Lake for 2008

Darien Lake Gets First New Roller Coaster in 9 Years It’s been a long time coming for the Darien Lake faithful. The park located just outside of Buffalo, New York hasn’t received a new roller coaster since Superman: Ride of Steel in 1999. No longer a Six Flags theme park, PARC Management wants to make a splash in 2008 with the addition of a Zamperla Motocoaster. RCDB’s listing is...[Read More]

Ravine Flyer II @ Waldameer Park | 2008 Coasters

Ravine Flyer II Could Be the Sleeper Hit of 2008I have to admit I’ve been sleepin’ on Waldameer’s 2008 addition. While it’s not breaking news, it is definitely newsworthy. Waldameer Park, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is building a Gravity Group wooden terrain roller coaster called Ravine Flyer II. Gravity Group is my favorite wooden coaster company. They’ve produced...[Read More]

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