Worlds of Fun to Unleash Prowler in 2009

New GCI Woodie to Prowl Worlds of Fun’s Terrain in 2009NewsPlusNotes was first to report that Worlds of Fun has released details on their highly anticipated 2009 Great Coasters International wooden coaster. Prowler will kick off with an 85-foot drop into a ravine. The rest of the ride will closely hug the terrain as it reaches speeds in excess of 50 mph. For more, check out Worlds of FunR...[Read More]

X2 @ Six Flags Magic Mountain | Coaster Reviews

The Coaster Critic Faces the Most Extreme Coaster on the Planet The main attraction of my first ever West coast coaster trip was the newly redesigned and much hyped X2. I was lucky enough to catch the ride when the 2 hour wait was only about 50 minutes. It was about 4 in the afternoon on a Thursday in mid-August. X2’s theming was better than expected. Six Flags took the ‘extreme’...[Read More]

Holiday World’s New Project Could be a Roller Coaster

Holiday World Joins the 2009 Tease-O-RamaHoliday World, located in Santa Claus, IN has a reputation as an enthusiast’s park. They officially announced their 2008 plans on YouTube last year, they’ve hosted the Golden Ticket Awards, and they even have park officials hanging out in coaster geek message boards. So, I won’t say that they’re followers by joining the current tease...[Read More]

Worlds of Fun Teases 2009 Wooden Coaster

Another Caged Beast Appears | Worlds of Fun’s 2009 CoasterCedar Fair continues the onslaught of boxed beasts. First there was the Diamondback teaser, then the new Carowinds coaster, and now a box has been delivered to Worlds of Fun (Kansas City, MO). This time the park has produced several YouTube videos allowing fans to watch the drama unfold. What drama? Well, the unnamed beast has an insa...[Read More]

Mysterious Box Appears at Carowinds

Mysterious Box Appears at Carowinds, Teasing 2009 Roller CoasterScreamScape has pretty much confirmed the rumors that Carowinds (located near Charlotte, NC) will be getting a relocated Vekoma Boomerang next year. The coaster is shuttle coaster that was formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake. Now a box has mysteriously appeared at the park’s entrance. Like, Cedar Fair did with Kings Island’s...[Read More]

Diamondback to Tower Over Kings Island in 2009

Kings Island Releases Details on Their 2009 Hyper Coaster, Diamondback A Mile Long Journey into the Wilderness Earlier this week Kings Island, located outside of Cincinnati, OH, released details on their highly anticipated roller coaster for the 2009 season. Diamondback will be a Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster that will offer a high-speed ride with many drops and lots of airtime. Unlike ea...[Read More]

Kings Island Teases 2009 Coaster

Kings Island Teases Fans with New Mini Site & CluesEarly guesses that the new B&M hyper coaster will be named ‘Mustang’, largely based Internet chatter and on this ‘Ride Sally Ride!’ teaser poster seen in this post, may be wrong. Kings Island’s new teaser site shows a reptilian eye that follows your mouse around the page. It also features three short videos of...[Read More]

Mustang Hyper Coaster Rumored for Kings Island

Clues Surface About Kings Island’s Hyper Coaster, MustangRumors that Kings Island will be getting a Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster are looking more and more like fact. On Tuesday an article was written which pretty much confirmed the coaster. The Dayton Daily News reported on the details they were able to discern from the drawings Kings Island filed with the city of Mason Planning De...[Read More]

Boomerang Coaster Coming to Carowinds

Relocated Boomerang Coaster Coming to Carowinds in 2009ScreamScape has pretty much confirmed the rumors that Carowinds will be getting a relocated Vekoma Boomerng next year. The coaster is shuttle coaster that was formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake. As with several other Geauga coasters, Head Spin will find a new home at another Cedar Fair park. Someone came across a construction company’s jo...[Read More]

2009 Roller Coaster News & Rumors

UPDATE – For the most up-to-date 2009 coaster news check out Top Ten Coasters for 2009 List. Confirmed Roller Coasters & Rumors for 2009 Kings Island will be getting a B&M hyper coaster for 2009. Construction has been pretty apparent even though no official announcement has been made. The layout which first appeared in First Drop magazine last November looks great. It will ride off i...[Read More]

Terminator Coaster Coming to Magic Mountain

New Wooden Coaster to have a Terminator Theme?UPDATE 10/23 – Six Flags Announces Details of the Terminator Coaster For a while now there have been confirmed mentions from Six Flags that Magic Mountain will get a new Great Coasters International (GCI) wooden coaster in 2009. Apparently at an American Coaster Enthusiast conference, Mark Shapiro CEO of Six Flags spilled the beans about the new ...[Read More]

SeaWorld Unveils Manta Details

Manta Coaster Officially Unveiled | SeaWorld 2009 While the concept art and name had already been leaked to the Internet, this morning SeaWorld officially announced the details of the new Manta roller coaster. Manta will be a Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster reaching heights of 140′ and speeds up to 60 mph that will open in Summer 2009. Flying coasters feature trains where riders are ...[Read More]

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