Top 3 Batman Themed Roller Coasters

The Best Batman-Themed Roller CoastersWith the Dark Knight movie on pace to set a new box office record (look out Titanic), I figured counting down the top Batman-themed roller coasters would be appropriate. This year’s new Dark Knight coaster isn’t getting the best reviews, but this week’s Top 3 has the most popular Batman coasters around. 3 – Batman & Robin: The Chill...[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]

Teen Decapitated by Roller Coaster at Six Flags

Horrifying Accident at Six Flags Over Georgia, Teen DecapitatedA tragedy occurred at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday when a 17 year old boy was killed when he was struck by a roller coaster. Two teens had left the park for lunch and then returned. Instead of going back through the main gate they took a shortcut by jumping two six foot fences and entering a restricted area near Batman – Th...[Read More]

Raging Bull @ Six Flags Great America

Raging Bull @ Six Flags Great America | Coaster Reviews Raging Bull’s a Bolliger & Mabillard hypercoaster from the same designers of the popular Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure and Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Europe. So I was excited when I arrived at Great America on a dreary day in 2006. Raging Bull has a more compact twister-style layout and I was curious how it matched...[Read More]

Led Zeppelin – The Ride Review @ Hard Rock Park

Hard Rock Park’s Headliner Doesn’t DisappointLed Zeppelin: The Ride is the headliner in Hard Rock Park’s ride lineup. Creating a great new rock-themed park is a draw, but nothing catches the eye of would-be visitors like a flashy new looping roller coaster. To that end, Led Zeppelin delivers a thrilling roller coaster that does an excellent job incorporating the music of a legend...[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]

Dominator Opens at Kings Dominion

Dominator Reigns Over Kings DominionRecently Dominator opened at Kings Dominion. ThemeParkReview has a message board thread with photos from media day. Check out the photos here. I’m glad Dominator found a new home at my old home park. All those Northern Virginians that I couldn’t convince to travel the extra hour south to Busch Gardens will finally get to experience some B&M great...[Read More]

Manta @ SeaWorld Orlando | Concept Art

A First Look at SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta The B&M flying roller coaster that’s rumored for SeaWorld Orlando is all but confirmed at this point. Concept art has emerged oddly enough on a British site. The Disney Information Bulletin Board has posted three pieces of concept art. The pictures show a B&M flying coaster themed as a manta or sting ray skimming the surface of the water...[Read More]

Manta Coaster Coming to SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Hints at Manta Coaster for 2009 In an Orlando Sentinel article SeaWorld Orlando hinted at a massive new project for 2009. In the article, the new roller coaster is described as the most expensive the park has ever built. A Busch Parks representative stated: “It’s going to have animal components, marine-life components. It will have a very unique, state-of-the-art ride,...[Read More]

Kumba @ Busch Gardens Africa | Coaster Reviews

Kumba @ Busch Gardens Africa | World’s Best Looping Coaster? Strap in for a ride on the best steel looper on the planet. I’ve reviewed the rest of my top ten, for my 300th post I figured it’d be fitting if I reviewed my favorite roller coaster. These days there’s nothing special about a roller coaster with seven loops. The way Kumba at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL) integ...[Read More]

Dominator Construction Photos | Kings Dominion

Exclusive Shot of Dominator Progress at Kings DominionLast weekend, I happened to be in the Doswell, Virginia area so I took a few shots of Dominator. As you can see, the lift, drop, and world’s largest loop are all complete. I’ll leave the up-close, professional shots to the experts at sites like CoasterCrew and KDConnection. Plus, I didn’t want to get in trouble. I didn’t...[Read More]

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