A Review of WindSeeker at Carowinds (Video)

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be one of the first to ride Carowinds’ new 2012 attraction WindSeeker. Similar to the four that opened at other Cedar Fair parks last year, WindSeeker is a towering flat ride that lifts riders to a lofty 301 feet and spins them at 30 mph. It’s been described by the park as a family ride that’s also a thrill ride. Even though I typically stick to r...[Read More]

Carowinds Announces WindSeeker for 2012

Carowinds Announces WindSeeker Yesterday, Carowinds made their 2012 announcement as they¬†unveiled WindSeeker. It will basically be a super-sized version of the old school amusement park swing rides. With a height of 301 feet, Carowinds has dubbed it “The Tallest Ride at Carowinds”. Park vice president, Bart Kinzel noted how cool it will be to be able to look down at¬†Intimidator. He als...[Read More]

Check Me Out in Newsweek’s “The Scariest Summer”

The Daily Beast/Newsweek Cover “The Scariest Summer” – New Theme Park Rides Debuting This Year In Newsweek’s current issue, writer Chris Lee covers a handful of new attractions that debuted this year. They include Cheetah Hunt, Dare Devil Dive, and a few others. I was quoted in the section on Bay Beach Amusement Park’s Zippin Pippin. It was quite a thrill for me. If y...[Read More]

Reactions to Holiday World’s Mammoth & the Minivan Effect

Holiday World Announces World’s Longest Water Coaster for 2012 As Some Coaster Fans Groan Today, Holiday World announced Mammoth their largest single ride investment with a price tag of $9 million. Like the park’s Wildebeest, Mammoth will feature both down hill and up hill sections made possible via linear induction motors that will propel the ride boats. Unlike Wildebeest, the much la...[Read More]

2012 Attractions Watch

2012 Attraction & Roller Coaster Announcements Are Coming Soon Is Dollywood building the country’s first B&M wing rider? What will be Verbolten’s top speed? Will Hersheypark be able to boast Pennsylvania’s tallest roller coaster? Does this new teaser image (pictured to the left) for Carowinds 2012 attraction a hint that a WindSeeker is in the park’s future? For answ...[Read More]

Six Flags America Removes Skull Mountain for 2012 Attraction

As I reported today on Gadling, Six Flags America (near Washington D.C.) is removing their unique Intamin water ride known as Skull Mountain. I remember it as the Typhoon Sea Coaster when the park was in its Adventure World days. The ride’s like many water flume rides, but it also incorporates roller coaster-like elements. In addition, it had these sections (or just one section, I can’...[Read More]

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