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]

Great GateKeeper Documentary – 3 Things I Learned

From Dreams to Screams: GateKeeper at Cedar Point Documentary Devin Olson (creator of Coaster-Net) is back with another impressive roller coaster documentary. This time he gives us a great look at Cedar Point’s $25 million dollar wing roller coaster GateKeeper. Cedar Point Wanted to Open Up the Park’s Shore Line At 1:37 – GateKeeper’s preferred location on the beach was a s...[Read More]

Wildfire at Silver Dollar City | Roller Coaster Review

Silver Dollar City is located in the mountain’s of Southern Missouri. Aside from a few of the tallest ride’s lift hills poking out above the treeline, it’s tough to see the rides until your about to get on them. This was also the case as Daryl and Kendra (my tour guides for the day) led me towards Wildfire. I’d studied images of the brown B&M looping coaster for years, but they didn’t prepare...[Read More]

Early Reviews of GateKeeper at Cedar Point

Cedar Point’s GateKeeper has opened. And it’s time to see what everyone thinks of this highly anticipated new ride. Here’s a video of GateKeeper at Cedar Point via Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review: I appreciated the Ghostbuster references. Also, watch a complete GateKeeper POV video. Note – For safety reasons, please DO NOT take a camera on a roller coaster without permission from...[Read More]

Video – GateKeeper Takes Flight Above Cedar Point

Cedar Point’s GateKeeper is now taking test flights. Cedar Point posted a video that includes footage of the new wing roller coaster in action including views of the wide trains passing through the awesome keyhole cut-out structures. Check out this great test video of GateKeeper at Cedar Point: Those are some lucky water dummies. This looks like a great ride and should at least be on par wit...[Read More]

Top 8 New Roller Coasters of 2013 – Part 1

5th Annual List of the Most Anticipated New Roller Coasters of the Year Each year I rank the new roller coasters that are opening based on which of them I’d like to ride the most. Usually, I base my rankings on how unique or thrilling they look. This year’s list of new roller coasters isn’t quite as packed as 2012’s, but there are some very interesting additions. I’m ...[Read More]

Top 10 Steel Roller Coasters of 2012 – Coaster Poll Results

Mitch Hawker has released the results of his annual Internet Coaster Poll. This year’s results were pretty interesting with a number of new additions to the top ten: 1 Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park – Hassloch, Germany – Intamin Mega Coaster (2nd) 2 Bizarro at Six Flags New England Springfield, Mass. – Intamin Mega Coaster (1st) 3 New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas...[Read More]

New Construction Video for Cedar Point’s GateKeeper

Cedar Point’s highly anticipated new wing roller coaster GateKeeper is looking great. Last week, Cedar Point added this new construction update video. Last year I was lucky enough to ride wing coasters Wild Eagle and X-Flight. They offered exciting, but smooth rides via their aerial maneuvers and exposed seating positions. Eventually, it’ll be fun to compare GateKeeper to these two, bu...[Read More]

X-Flight vs. Wild Eagle | Roller Coaster Showdown

Which of These Roller Coasters Will be King of the Wing? I had a pretty busy year. Not as busy as some, but for me I got to travel a good bit. A highlight of my year was that I was able to ride both of the new B&M wing roller coasters that opened in America this year; Wild Eagle at Dollywood and X-Flight at Six Flags Great America. As I do for ever roller coaster showdown, I’ll pick a fe...[Read More]

Talking X-Flight with Six Flags Great America’s Katy Enrique

When I was at Six Flags Great America, I interviewed PR Manager Katy Enrique. I spoke with her about X-Flight. We talked about the planning for the ride, the near-misses, and the decisions that were made to bring this popular new wing roller coaster to Six Flags Great America. We walked back to the ride right before the park was open on a Saturday morning. We stopped in front of X-Flight as it was...[Read More]

Wild Eagle @ Dollywood | Coaster Reviews

Ever since Dollywood announced Wild Eagle, America’s first wing roller coaster, I was looking forward to what looked to be a great ride. It not only boasts a eagle-themed trains that place riders to the left and right of the track with nothing above or below riders, Wild Eagle also has a layout in a wooded area. I’m a big fan of terrain roller coasters and you couldn’t ask for be...[Read More]

Cedar Point Announces Wing Roller Coaster GateKeeper for 2013

Today, Cedar Point is scheduled to announce their new 2013 thrill ride, GateKeeper. It will be a B&M wing roller coaster similar to Six Flags Great America’s X-Flight and Dollywood’s Wild Eagle. Over the weekend someone found a link to a page with information about the ride that the park had accidently made public. It has since been taken down, but we should get an official announc...[Read More]

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