Dare Devil Dive @ Six Flags Over Georgia | Roller Coaster Reviews

It took a while, but I finally made it down to Six Flags Over Georgia to ride Dare Devil Dive. It was a part of a guys getaway weekend. I was the only one in our group that had already been to the park, so I took the lead for that part of the trip. The ultra-steep, Gerstlauer-designed looper, Dare Devil Dive, was high on the to-ride list in my mental itinerary. It opened earlier this year as the p...[Read More]

Green Lantern Opens at Magic Mountain – Video, Reviews, & a Poll

Green Lantern: First Flight Opens as Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 18th Roller Coaster Magic Mountain recently unveiled their second new roller coaster in the same year as Green Lantern: First Flight opened as the park’s 18th roller coaster. At 18, Six Flags Magic Mountain has the most roller coasters of any theme park in the World. The strange looking ride is a 4th dimension roller coast...[Read More]

Quassy’s Wooden Warrior Opens with Timberliners

Middlebury, Connecticut’s Quassy Amusement Park is now home to another Gravity Group creation. This time out, they’ve reached in their proverbial bag of tricks and produced a family wooden coaster. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Wooden Warrior is that we’re now able to see those potentially game changing timberliner trains in action. I’d love to hear some reviews ...[Read More]

Canobie Lake’s Untamed Is Unleashed | POV Video

New Hampshire’s Canobie Lake Gets a Compact Looper in Untamed Canobie Lake’s new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter looks like fun. It’s a compact little ride, but from early reviews it sounds like its just the right size for the park. Its rapid fire layout boasts a vertical lift, 97-degree drop, vertical loop, immelmann, and a great looking zero-g roll. I really like the seldom seen dark g...[Read More]

Cheetah Hunt Opens at Busch Gardens – Reviews, Videos & a Poll

Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa – Early Reviews & a Video My pick for the most anticipated roller coaster of 2011 opened this past weekend. The opening wasn’t as smooth as Busch would have wanted and I’m not referring to how it tracked. According to Tampa Bay Online, Cheetah Hunt was down from 9:30 AM until about 2 PM on opening day due to a sensor malfunction. Thankfully...[Read More]

Dare Devil Dive – POV Video & Early Reviews

Six Flags Over Georgia’s Dare Devil is Open Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Six Flags Over Georgia’s Dare Devil Dive is open for business. The new Gerstlauer coaster features a beyond vertical super steep, 95-degree drop. After that riders are treated to an onslaught of loops and a pretty fun looking course. The ride features the World’s first V-shaped cars with stadium se...[Read More]

Early Reviews & a POV Video – Green Lantern @ Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern-theme Stand Up Coaster Opens Last week, Great Adventure fans got their first rides on the Green Lantern. Replacing the aging and rough Great American Scream Machine, the B&M stand up was a remarkable ride in its former life as Chang at Kentucky Kingdom. During its transformation the ride received new trains and a fresh, mostly green, paint job. I...[Read More]

Featured Photo #16 – A Stand-Up Stand Out

This is a photo of one of the corkscrews towards the end of Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. I took it on my visit to the park back in 2006.  A diamond in the rough, Chang was easily the highlight of my visit. It had everything you’d want in a steel looper: height, speed, smoothness, and cool looping elements like the inclined (bent over) loop. I’ve written a lot about Chang becaus...[Read More]

New Texas Giant @ Six Flags Over Texas | Roller Coaster Reviews

Texas Giant Accident For information on the July 19th accident at Six Flags Over Texas involving a woman falling from the New Texas Giant go here: Woman Dies While Riding New Texas Giant [divider_line] For my first ever theme park trip to Texas, I had my sights set on the newly reborn Texas Giant. I hadn’t ridden theoriginal, but from what I’d heard it had become yet another rough, agi...[Read More]

An Early Review of Superman Escape from Krypton

Recently, Brady from the great LA Times Funland Blog got to ride the upgraded Superman The Escape coaster (now Superman Escape from Krypton) at Six Flags Magic Mountain during a preview. The once record-setting launched shuttle coaster opened in 1997. It featured two tracks that launched cars from zero to 100 mph down a straight track and then up into a 415′ tall pike. As the cars reached th...[Read More]

Early Texas Giant Reviews & a POV Video

UPDATE 4/24 – The New Texas Giant has arrived! I rode it on opening day and I have to say that it definitely lived up to the hype. Check out my full Texas Giant review.     The new Texas Giant, one of 2011’s most anticipated coasters, was open today for a select group of riders participating in a film shoot at Six Flags Over Texas. The 20-year-old woodie that had a reputation...[Read More]

Six Flags New England’s New Gotham City Gauntlet Coaster

Gotham City Gauntlet’s Coming to Six Flags New England Three years after Six Flags New England was to open (and later cancelled) their last roller coaster, the park is about to open Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum. Like the Dark Knight coaster that was planned for the park, Gotham City Gauntlet will be a wild mouse coaster. Unlike that ride, however, GCG will be a pretty stan...[Read More]

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