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]

Montu’s Egyptian Trenches | Coaster Moments

Montu’s Egyptian-Themed Trenches | Memorable Coaster MomentsFly through Egyptian-themed trenches like you’re Luke Skywalker making that famous attack on the Death Star on Montu at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL). I’m no historian when it comes to BGA, but it appears to me that Montu was added to the park in a flat area close to the entrance that may have been a part of the parki...[Read More]

Incredible Hulk Coaster @ Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure’s Hulk Coaster is IncredibleIslands of Adventure’s Incredible Hulk is one of the best looking coasters you’ll find anywhere. The twisted mess of bright green track is built partially over the park’s lake. Hulk’s enclosed lift hill and massive cobra roll and vertical loops dominate the skyline at Islands of Adventure. The layout is right on top of ...[Read More]

Behemoth Construction Photos | Canada’s Wonderland

Behemoth | Canada’s Record Setting Roller Coaster Nears CompletionCWMania has posted some great construction photos of Behemoth at Canada’s Wonderland. Behemoth is definitely living up to its name. It looks quite impressive, especially that steep first drop. When it debuts in May it will be Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. To see the contsruction photos, click here. F...[Read More]

Batman Dark Knight @ Six Flags New England | Coaster Reviews

Batman: The Dark Knight @ Six Flags New EnglandNo, I don’t have a time machine (yet!). I rode the floorless roller coaster formerly known as Batman: The Dark Knight at Six Flags New England in 2005. This year, Six Flags renamed it Batman: The Ride so that they could add one of the three new Batman: The Dark Knight clones to the park. Make sense? Onto the review. Batman The Dark Knight was a ...[Read More]

Drachen Fire @ Busch Gardens | Defunct Roller Coasters

A Look Back at the Legendary Drachen Fire at Busch Gardens Drachen Fire was an infamous roller coaster that lived in the Rhineland, Germany section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg from 1992 to 1998. While it had a short run, it’s easily one of the most well-known defunct coasters in past years. I will relay the background story I’ve seen several times on the coaster enthusiast circuit. I...[Read More]

Chang @ Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom | Coaster Reviews

Chang @ Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom: A True Diamond in the Rough Chang is an exception in more ways than one. It’s a stand-up roller coaster at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. That should be two big strikes against it. Stand-up coasters have a history of being uncomfortable and rough. Mantis at Cedar Point and Shockwave at Kings Dominion are two examples. And Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom widely con...[Read More]

Superman: Ultimate Flight @ Six Flags Over Georgia

Superman: Ultimate Flight @ Six Flags Over Georgia | Coaster Reviews I rode the prototypical B&M flying coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia days after it opened in 2002. As it was one of the first flying coasters by Swiss geniuses Bolliger & Mabillard the layout was brief and to the point. Vekoma had already introduced flying roller coasters with Stealth at Great America in 2000. B&M too...[Read More]

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