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]

Behemoth Roller Coaster | Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland will Build a Behemoth for the 2008Canada’s Wonderland has announced the details of their new roller coaster for 2008. It will be a B&M hyper coaster, as the ‘Net rumors suggested, and it will be named Behemoth. Hyper coasters feature drops of 200 feet (20 stories) or more and offer consecutive airtime packed hills. At 230 feet (70 meters) tall and speeds o...[Read More]

Canada’s Wonderland | New Roller Coaster in 2008

Mysterious B&M Track Appears at Canada’s WonderlandCanadian coaster enthusiasts have a reason to get excited about 2008. Canada’s Wonderland, located near Toronto, will be announcing a new B&M roller coaster of some type on Monday, the 27th. ScreamScape has a covert pic of some bright yellow and red track, that’s unmistakably going to be part of a steel B&M roller c...[Read More]

Griffon vs SheiKra | Roller Coaster Showdown

SheiKra vs. Griffon: Dive Coaster Showdown Comparisons between America’s two dive coasters, Busch Gardens Africa’s SheiKra and Busch Gardens Europe’s Griffon are inevitable. From the time Busch announced Griffon’s details enthusiasts the debate began. Theming Busch did an excellent job integrating Griffon into New France. The station, landscaping, and shops of were all comp...[Read More]

Led Zeppelin Coaster Progress

Loops Appear in Myrtle Beach’s SkylineGet a look at the progress at the new Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach. The Led Zeppelin coaster is moving along at a great pace. It looks like the majority of the layout is complete. Pictures on the Hard Rock Park Blog show the lift hill, vertical loop, cobra roll, and zero-g roll all complete. The coaster will feature speakers playing Zeppelin’s &#...[Read More]

Nitro vs. Apollo’s Chariot | Roller Coaster Showdown

Two B&M Hyper Coasters Go Head-to-Head in the First Edition of Roller Coaster Showdown Bolliger & Mabillard’s critically acclaimed hyper coasters are tall, airtime-packed, modern thrill rides. This week, I’ll be pitting Busch Gardens Europe’s Apollo’s Chariot against Six Flags Great Adventure’s Nitro. Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure-Nitro boasts a taller f...[Read More]

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