Leviathan Construction Photos – B&M Goes Big in 2012

Leviathan – B&M’s First Foray Into a New Stratosphere Canada’s Wonderland posted some awe-inspiring photos of the massive 305-foot tall monster, they’ve dubbed Leviathan. Also, Crave the Coasterer has a number of construction photos of Leviathan. B&M are my favorite designers and their first giga coaster has inspired me to take my first international coaster trip....[Read More]

Montu vs. Alpengeist | Roller Coaster Showdowns

For this roller coaster showdown I’m pitting two of the most popular inverted roller coasters against each other. In a kind of sibling rivalry battle, sister coasters Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will face off against Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa. I guess you can file this heavyweight match up under ‘so obvious that I didn’t think of it.’ Thanks to reader Guilhe...[Read More]

New Wild Eagle Construction Photos

Dollywood’s Wild Eagle Looks Awesome Dollywood recently posted new construction photos of their 2012 wing roller coaster, Wild Eagle. Here are some of the photos that they’ve posted on their Facebook page and on Dollywood2012.com. Wild Eagle looks incredible! The idea of flying out on the edge a wing coaster in this wooded mountainous terrain is the reason Wild Eagle is very close to t...[Read More]

Georgia Scorcher @ Six Flags Over Georgia | Coaster Reviews

Merry Christmas! As promised, here’s my review of Georgia Scorcher. I hope that you got what you wanted. And, more importantly that you were able to give to others and spend some time with your family and friends. Enjoy! Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags Over Georgia In recent years, stand up roller coasters have become a dying breed. Six Flags has been shuffling them around lately (Green Lanter...[Read More]

PortAventura’s Shambhala to be Europe’s Tallest Roller Coaster

Europe’s Tallest Roller Coaster to Open at PortAventura in 2012 PortAventura Park (An hour from Barcelona, Spain) is already home to popular coasters like the Intamin launch coaster Furius Baco and the former inversion king Dragon Khan. Soon, it will also boast, Europe’s tallest roller coaster when it opens Shambhala. Located in the park’s Chinese section, the B&M hyper coast...[Read More]

Wild Eagle Videos Released

We can now take a virtual ride on Dollywood’s highly-anticipated wing rider coaster, Wild Eagle. Last week, the park released POV and off-ride videos. Wild Eagle looks great! Sitting outside the track should really add a new dimension. B&M has had open trains for years, but they haven’t developed anything that looks to provide this kind of an unprotected and free feeling. Hopefully...[Read More]

Wild Eagle Construction Photos | Dollywood’s 2012 Roller Coaster

Long time reader Judy, sent in a few shots from here recent trip to Dollywood. Specifically, they’re construction photos of the park’s highly anticipated Wild Eagle wing roller coaster. The new ride will take advantage of the Dollywood’s beautiful mountainous terrain. So, getting photos was probably pretty tough. Here’s are some of the images she sent in:[simple_slideshow t...[Read More]

Kraken @ SeaWorld Orlando | Roller Coaster Reviews

Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando | Roller Coaster Review Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando has been one of Florida’s most popular roller coasters for years. It’s a floorless B&M looper where riders face seven loops in unprotected, open air seating. I got the chance to ride it when I visited SeaWorld for the opening of Manta a few years ago. Kraken’s Setting & Theme Until Manta came on...[Read More]

What is a Wing Rider Roller Coaster?

What is a Wing Rider Roller Coaster? With the number of wing coasters on the rise, I figured it was time to add a post about them in my series of Coasterology 101 posts. Wing rider roller coasters have seats positioned on either side of the track rather than above or below it. They look similar to 4th dimension coasters, but unlike those rides, the seats are fixed and do not rotate. The seating po...[Read More]

The Swarm is Coming to Thorpe Park in 2012

While I’ve written about Thorpe Park’s LC12 as it was named, I haven’t re-visited the project since it received an official name and more information has emerged. This excellent (You)Report from ‘across the pond’ breaks down the ride in greater detail. Thorpe Park has released a trailer advertising its new 2012 coaster. Re-named ‘The Swarm’ after its tease...[Read More]

Dollywood’s Wild Eagle Wing Coaster to Soar in 2012

Wild Eagle to Soar Over Dollywood in 2012 | New Wing Roller Coaster Tonight Dollywood announced the details of their highly anticipated 2012 rollercoaster at the Boomsday celebration in Knoxville, TN. Wild Eagle will be a $20 million Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster. Riders will be seated in four across trains with seats positioned outside of the track, instead of above or below it. According...[Read More]

Six Flags America Announces Apocalypse Stand Up Coaster for 2012

Six Flags America (Washington D.C.) will be replacing the recently removed Skull Mountain ride with the park’s first new roller coaster in years. The park will be re-theming Six Flags Great America’s stand up coaster Iron Wolf as Apocalypse – The Last Stand. The Bolliger & Mabillard stand up coaster will be 100 feet tall, 2,900 feet long, and top out at 55 mph. Apocalypse is ...[Read More]

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