X-Flight vs. Wild Eagle | Roller Coaster Showdown

Which of These Roller Coasters Will be King of the Wing? I had a pretty busy year. Not as busy as some, but for me I got to travel a good bit. A highlight of my year was that I was able to ride both of the new B&M wing roller coasters that opened in America this year; Wild Eagle at Dollywood and X-Flight at Six Flags Great America. As I do for ever roller coaster showdown, I’ll pick a fe...[Read More]

Talking X-Flight with Six Flags Great America’s Katy Enrique

When I was at Six Flags Great America, I interviewed PR Manager Katy Enrique. I spoke with her about X-Flight. We talked about the planning for the ride, the near-misses, and the decisions that were made to bring this popular new wing roller coaster to Six Flags Great America. We walked back to the ride right before the park was open on a Saturday morning. We stopped in front of X-Flight as it was...[Read More]

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Trip Report

Back in July my family and I returned to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Of course, I was excited to check out the park’s new roller coaster Verbolten. And I knew that the kids were going to enjoy Sesame Forest. My parents were also with us, so this was going to be a trip that included three generations of visitors. Surviving the Heat It was right around 100 degrees the day of our visit. And wit...[Read More]

Mr. Freeze at Six Flags Over Texas & St. Louis | Coaster Review

Mr. Freeze, is a launched shuttle coaster at both Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas. Riders typically experience shuttle coasters with a forward trip followed by a backward trip back to the station. The Mr. Freeze coasters begin with an exhilarating magnet powered launch that propels the trains to a blistering 70 mph. For, 2012 Six Flags turned the trains around to add a new a wrinkle t...[Read More]

Wild Eagle @ Dollywood | Coaster Reviews

Ever since Dollywood announced Wild Eagle, America’s first wing roller coaster, I was looking forward to what looked to be a great ride. It not only boasts a eagle-themed trains that place riders to the left and right of the track with nothing above or below riders, Wild Eagle also has a layout in a wooded area. I’m a big fan of terrain roller coasters and you couldn’t ask for be...[Read More]

X-Flight @ Six Flags Great America | Roller Coaster Review

Fans of Six Flags Great America have been waiting nearly a decade for another large roller coaster to join the Chicago-area park’s lineup. Would the saying, Good things come to those who wait apply? Or, would the $15 million X-Flight be another over-hyped attraction that doesn’t live up to expectations? I had to fly out to the Midwest to find out. Especially, after I (contributing to t...[Read More]

Verbolten @ Busch Gardens Williamsburg | Coaster Reviews

I’m going to review Verbolten on its own merits and refrain from Big Bad Wolf comparisons (for now). It’s only fair to rate it as-is, removing any history around its origins. For years, many will experience this ride without knowledge of our beloved ‘Wolfie’. So, as best I can, I’m going to keep it from affecting my review.[divider] I visited Busch Gardens Williamsbur...[Read More]

Early Reviews & Video of Superman Ultimate Flight @ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s new roller coaster, Superman Ultimate Flight is open for business. Unlike the other rides by the same name in the Six Flags chain, this Superman Ultimate Flight is not a flying coaster, it’s a compact launched roller coaster from Premier Rides. From the early reviews I’m reading, it sounds like the park really has a winner on its hands. Some were con...[Read More]

Guest Review of Skyrush @ Hersheypark

Guest reviewer Aric has returned with another in-depth review. He was one of the first to ride Hersheypark’s new Skyrush roller coaster. [divider] I came to Hersheypark to ride Skyrush after a day spent using Fast Lane at Cedar Point. While in Sandusky, my daughter and I were treated to what essentially amounted to no lines on the big three, Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, and my pers...[Read More]

Apocalypse Opens at Six Flags America | Early Reviews

Apocalypse Now Open at Six Flags America The foretold zombie apocalypse is here! Or, at least Six Flags America’s Apocalypse roller coaster is open. Sorry to get your hopes up. Anyway, the Washington D.C.-area park now has their first new roller coaster in what seems like an eternity. While it’s actually a not a completely new ride (formerly Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America), I hav...[Read More]

SeaWorld San Diego’s Manta | Reviews & Videos

SeaWorld San Diego’s new Manta roller coaster has been open for a while now. Reviews are starting to roll in and it sounds like the park now has a solid roller coaster that they can boast. Even with the height restriction issue, it looks like they succeeded in making a fun family coaster thanks to the launches and the ride’s twisted course. Here are some reviews that I’ve come ac...[Read More]

Early Reviews of Skyrush at Hersheypark

Another weekend is here, and in a year packed with new roller coasters, that means another set of exciting new rides are open. This time, Hersheypark fans were treated to their first rides on Skyrush. The park’s new winged-seat, hyper coaster is generating some very positive reviews. As good hyper coasters do, Skyrush appears to be delivering quite a bit of airtime. Here’s a sample of ...[Read More]

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