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]

Griffon @ Busch Gardens Europe | Roller Coaster Reviews

Busch Gardens Europe’s Griffon Soars Busch Gardens Europe has unveiled their first new roller coaster since 1999. The long-awaited addition, introduces America’s second dive coaster. With SheiKra, at sister park Busch Gardens Africa, being the first. I rode SheiKra not long after it opened in 2005 and I was a little underwhelmed. So, I was nervous when my favorite park announced it was...[Read More]

SheiKra Reopens With Floorless Trains

SheiKra 2.0 Opens With Floorless TrainsNow that Griffon has opened as the world’s first floorless dive roller coaster. SheiKra at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa), is reopening with shiny, new floorless trains. In conjunction with the opening, BGA launched a cool new SheiKra site Dare2Compare. Check out my full review of SheiKra. Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens Africa.Anyone looking forward to t...[Read More]

Nitro @ Six Flags Great Adventure | Coaster Reviews

Take a Spin on Six Flag’s Most Acclaimed Roller Coaster Nitro is a popular hyper coaster that completes Six Flags Great Adventure’s trinity of top-notch roller coasters. Kingda Ka, El Toro, and Nitro make Great Adventure a must visit destination for coaster enthusiasts. Nitro has received the most praise of just about any roller coaster Six Flags has in their arsenal. In 2006, Nitro wa...[Read More]

Led Zeppelin Roller Coaster Track Arrives

New Led Zeppelin Coaster UnderwayWhite steel track is starting to arrive at the new Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach. The track will be used to erect the Bolliger & Mabillard Led Zeppelin Coaster. The Zeppelin themed roller coaster will feature onboard speakers playing “Whole Lotta Love” and six loops. The coaster’s layout can be seen here. Hard Rock Park is scheduled to open i...[Read More]

Early Reviews of Griffon @ Busch Gardens Europe

Griffon Getting Some Early Props from Coaster EnthusiastsReviews are starting to surface as Griffon, Busch Gardens Europe’s new dive coaster, is now officially open. Over at ThemeParkCritic, it’s averaging an 8.4 with 7 reviews. As expected, the reviews are positive and range from 7’s to 10’s. Hopefully, I’ll get to experience Griffon for myself soon. The reviewers re...[Read More]

Great Bear @ Hersheypark | Roller Coaster Reviews

Great Bear at Hersheypark I rode the Great Bear for the first time about 4 years ago. I hadn’t been on a a lot of B&M inverted roller coasters and I’m sure I was comparing it to its big brother Alpengeist. I rode it at night and the wait was ridiculously long. For some reason, I didn’t really enjoy it. Anyway, on a return trip I was excited to give it another go and see if my...[Read More]

SheiKra’s Floorless Trains | Busch Garden Africa

SheiKra, America’s First Dive Machine Gets an Upgrade for ’07Soon, there will be no place to hide when you face SheiKra’s 20-story, 90-degree drop. Last week, Busch Gardens Africa unveilled SheiKra’s floorless trains at a press event. JohnnyUpsideDown has posted pictures from the event. On June 16, the Busch Gardens Africa will reintroduce SheiKra with the new floorless car...[Read More]

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