Lex Luthor Coaster Coming to Six Flags New England

Six Flags New England’s Superman Takes a Villainous Turn I’m going to ‘go out on a limb’ and unofficially announce Six Flags New England’s newest roller coaster: Lex Luthor. From the hints being dropped on the viral marketing site, Clawshun Industries, and the ride’s new purple paint job it’s pretty obvious that Superman Ride of Steel will be re-themed as ...[Read More]

2009 Construction Updates – Diamondback, Terminator & More

Coaster Construction Updates – Diamondback, Prowler, & MoreCarowind’s relocated boomerang coaster, Carolina Cobra is coming along nicely. The park’s mini site for the new attraction has tons of photos and even a live web cam, likely perched from the park’s observation tower. As Carowinds is my home park I’m looking forward to reporting on whether or not the coaste...[Read More]

SeaWorld’s Manta Topped Off

SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta is Moving AlongJohnnyUpsideDown has a rack of construction photos of SeaWorld Orlando’s 2009 flying coaster Manta. As you can see from the pics, the ride’s been topped off and the station is coming together. Check out JohnnyUpsideDown’s latest Manta construction photos. Read all about the Manta coaster, also check out this construction video from Se...[Read More]

Saw: The Ride Coming to Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park Announces Saw: The Ride for 2009 Thorpe Park recently announced the name and theme of its 2009 Gerstlauer Eurofighter. It will be themed after the popular horror movie series, Saw. The ride will feature a 100′ climb and a beyond vertical drop of 100 degrees. Saw may be in the same vein as Dollywood’s Mystery Mine which was also a custom Eurofighter. I didn’t know that...[Read More]

Carowinds Removing Super Saturator

Carowinds Removes Super Saturator for 2009 Roller CoasterMy roving reporter Judy has sent in some photos of the ride’s construction. As I reported, the relocated Geauga Lake shuttle coaster will be placed where the Flying Super Saturator is now. The park is already taking down the Super Saturator as you can see from these photos. Judy said that its pieces are being piled up outside the park,...[Read More]

2009 Roller Coaster News & Rumors

UPDATE – For the most up-to-date 2009 coaster news check out Top Ten Coasters for 2009 List. Confirmed Roller Coasters & Rumors for 2009 Kings Island will be getting a B&M hyper coaster for 2009. Construction has been pretty apparent even though no official announcement has been made. The layout which first appeared in First Drop magazine last November looks great. It will ride off i...[Read More]

Maximum RPM! Preview | Hard Rock Park

Maximum RPM Coaster Preview | Hard Rock Park – EXCLUSIVE! On my recent media trip to Hard Rock Park I was lucky enough to become one of the first to get a tour of Maximum RPM. It’s a first of its kind roller coaster with a unique lift mechanism. The six person cars will enter a ferris wheel-like hub that will rotate cars to the top. Once cars reach the top, the cars will drop into the ...[Read More]

Fahrenheit Nears Completion | Construction Photos

Fahrenheit Nears Completion at HersheyparkHersheypark’s new Intamin looper Fahrenheit is nearing completion. Coasterdom has a ton of construction photos that can be found here. The 90-degree vertical lift and 97-degree beyond vertical drop can be seen in the picture to the left. Part of me still questions Hershey’s decision of adding another steel looper with a top hat shaped hill. But...[Read More]

Batman Dark Knight Coaster Construction Photos

More Batman Dark Knight Coaster PhotosNewsPlusNotes has some great photos that give us a behind-the-scenes look at the new Dark Knight coasters coming to Six Flags Great America, Great Adventure, & New England. There are even some real photos of the ride’s cars from the Great America version. It’s cool to see more photos emerge as specifics on the ride have been a little hard to co...[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]

Knoebels Flying Turns Construction Photos

Flying Turns at Knoebels | Constructions PhotosLoyal reader Judy supplied some great shots of Flying Turns in the snow at Knoebels. As you’ll see in the slide show below, Flying Turns is a wooden coaster that features a trackless wooden chute similar to a bobsled. When it opens it will be one-of-a-kind as these types of coasters have been extinct for many years. Thanks for the photos Judy. W...[Read More]

T Express @ Everland, South Korea

T-Express | Intamin Terrain Woodie for EverlandOne ticket to Seoul please. T-Express is the name of a new roller coaster opening in Everland in South Korea. It’s an Intamin pre-fabricated wooden coaster in the same vein as the critically acclaimed El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure and Balder at Liseberg (Sweden). Intamin has created a new generation of wooden coasters that are as smooth a...[Read More]

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