POV Monday – Banshee at Kings Island

Kings Island’s highly anticipated new roller coaster, Banshee, is now open. Check out this POV video of Banshee at Kings Island: Note – This video was shot by professionals. For safety reasons, please DO NOT film while riding a roller coaster without permission from the park. Banshee Video Highlights I love that B&M is using the more open restraints that we’ve seen on their ...[Read More]

POV Monday – Helix at Liseberg

Swedish park Liseberg just opened a massive terrain looper called Helix, and it looks awesome! The Mack-designed coaster features seven loops including two corkscrews, a Norwegian loop, a zero-g roll, a top hat – inside, and an in-line twist. There are also two launches throughout the ride’s hilly course and even what look to be an airtime hill or two. Watch a POV video of Helix at Lis...[Read More]

The Roller Coasters with the Most Loops

This edition of Superlative Sundays lists the loopiest roller coasters in the World. The Roller Coasters with the Most Loops (Inversions) World Roller coasters that are under construction are marked with an asterisk (*). A Roller Coaster Record the U.S. Parks Don’t Hold If my research was correct then the American parks’ roller coasters top out at 7 loops. B&M have given us great ...[Read More]

Kentucky Kingdom's Lightning Run Roller Coaster

CoasterGuy14 did a nice overview of Kentucky Kingdon’s new Lightning Run ride and the park’s other additions in this YouTube video: Analysis of Lightning Run.I figured that I couldn’t have done a better job than he did, so just check this out and let us know what you think. I’ve been hoping for one of those fan favorite Intamin Megalites in the U.S. for quite some time. It ...[Read More]

New Video of FireChaser Express at Dollywood

Dollywood released an animated video of their new roller coaster, FireChaser Express last week. The family ride, which is scheduled to open in March 2014, will have the distinction of both a forward and backward launch. Here’s a new animated video of FireChaser Express coming to Dollywood in 2014: FireChaser Should be a Blast! I’m impressed. Not only does this family roller coaster loo...[Read More]

Ragin' Cajun Roller Coaster Coming to Six Flags America

Washington DC-area theme park Six Flags America will be getting a new roller coaster in 2014. Ragin’ Cajun will be a spinning roller coaster with cars that spin 360 degrees during hairpin turns. Ragin’ Cajun will be the park’s ninth roller coaster. This fast-track roller coaster twists, turns, tilts, and rotatesaround a 1,378-foot-long zigzagging track. The unique four-passenger train spins ...[Read More]

Six Flags Mexico's New Steel Medusa Roller Coaster

Six Flags Mexico recently announced that they’ll be overhauling their Medusa roller coaster with a Rocky Mountain steel conversion like New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas and Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. If you’re not a fan of these wooden roller coaster transformations then you might want to just cover your eyes for the next decade or so. It looks like they’re he...[Read More]

Great America's Goliath to be Tallest, Fastest Wooden Coaster

Six Flags Great America has announced a record-breaking new roller coaster, Goliath. The ride will break three World records for wooden coasters. Goliath will be the fastest wooden roller coaster reaching speeds of 72 miles-per-hour, it’ll have the tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster (180 feet), and it will have the steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster at 85 degrees. Here’s an ...[Read More]

Dollywood Announces FireChaser Express, New Roller Coaster for 2014

Today, Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee), announced their new roller coaster FireChaser Express. It will be a dual launching roller coaster with its thrill level set to mild as the park describes the ride as a family roller coaster. Interestingly, the ride will feature both a forward and a backward launch. FireChaser Express will be located in Wilderness Pass. Ropes course attraction, Adventure ...[Read More]

2014 Roller Coaster Preview: So Far

It’s time to start looking forward to next season. While we’re likely to have a number of official announcements from parks in the coming weeks, a few roller coasters have already been announced for 2014. Let’s recap them: Banshee at Kings Island (Cincinnati, Ohio) Kings Island will finally have a replacement for Son of Beast in Banshee. The record-setting inverted coaster will b...[Read More]

Banshee Roller Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2014

Kings Island Announces Banshee for 2014 Tonight Kings Island officially announced Banshee, their record-setting 2014 roller coaster. Boasting 4,124 feet of track, it will be the World’s longest inverted roller coaster. Riders will face seven inversions along the journey including: a Dive Loop, a Loop wrapped around the lift hill, a Zero-G-Roll, a Batwing (2 inversions), an Outside Loop, and ...[Read More]

Will Great America's Racing Wooden Coaster Get a Steel Upgrade?

Will Six Flags Great America’s 2014 Attraction Involve a Rocky Mountain Conversion I came across a really interesting rumor for Six Flags Great America’s next new ride. According to Screamscape, there’s a rumor that American Eagle, a twin track racing wooden roller coaster, could get a Rocky Mountain steel track conversion for just one of the circuits. Thus, making giving one of ...[Read More]

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