Terminator Coaster Coming to Magic Mountain

New Wooden Coaster to have a Terminator Theme?UPDATE 10/23 – Six Flags Announces Details of the Terminator Coaster For a while now there have been confirmed mentions from Six Flags that Magic Mountain will get a new Great Coasters International (GCI) wooden coaster in 2009. Apparently at an American Coaster Enthusiast conference, Mark Shapiro CEO of Six Flags spilled the beans about the new ...[Read More]

Coaster Enthusiasts Unite to Lose Weight

Biggest Loser for Coaster Enthusiasts, So They Can Ride AgainIt goes without saying that safety’s important when riding roller coasters. If restraints like lap bars and over the shoulder harnesses do not fit correctly, riders would be in danger. Add the U.S.’s growing obesity rate and you have more and more theme park guests getting turned away just as their about to enjoy a great coas...[Read More]

Simpsons Ride | Universal Studios Florida

Simpsons Ride Opens at Universal Studios Florida Last week, the new Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida opened. Island of Adventure Central has coverage of the grand opening. Universal went all out for the event. Visitors adorned blue Marge Simpson wigs handed out by the park. And Krusty the Clow was on hand to lead an orchestra during the ribbon cutting. The ride is a six minute long simul...[Read More]

Mariah & Nick Take Over Six Flags Magic Mountain

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Buy Six Flags For the Night Even celebrities can’t resist roller coasters. This week, newlyweds Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey bought out Six Flags Magic Mountain for a private party. If you’re thinking of doing the same for your next get together, you better have $250,000 laying around, because allegedly that’s what it costs. I doubt Tom and Kate Cru...[Read More]

Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster

Darien Lake’s MotoCoaster Gets a New NameDarien Lake, near Buffalo, NY, is building the first Zamperla MotoCoaster. This week, the park announced a new name for its first new coaster in nine years. Named after the popular reality show, the ride will be known as the Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster. The partnership makes sense. Especially when you consider that the show is based in Orange C...[Read More]

American Idol Meets Disney?

Walt Disney World & American Idol Team Up Last week Disney announced plans for an American Idol attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Florida. It sounds like an immersive attraction where guests can experience auditioning, performing, and being judged. According to the press release: “That experience will include an audition process, open to all who registe...[Read More]

Transformers Dark Ride | Theme Park News

Transformers Could Be Rolling into a Theme ParkLike The World of Harry Potter and The Batman Dark Knight Coasters, the Transformers may be making the move from the big screen to the theme park world. There are rumors that Paramount is planning a theme park attraction based on everyone’s favorite robots in disguise. The Transformers attraction is said to be a dark ride and will allegedly open...[Read More]

Sega to Open Theme Parks in Middle East

Video Game Company Looks to Expand Theme Park BusinessSega has plans to open an indoor theme park in Dubai according to an article from GamesIndustry. It will be similar to Sega’s Joypolis centers in Japan. The park will be part of the 76,000 square foot Dubai Mall and also the site of the world’s tallest tower, the amazing Burj Dubai. On a side not, check out this diagram of the world...[Read More]

Motocoaster Rides into Darien Lake for 2008

Darien Lake Gets First New Roller Coaster in 9 Years It’s been a long time coming for the Darien Lake faithful. The park located just outside of Buffalo, New York hasn’t received a new roller coaster since Superman: Ride of Steel in 1999. No longer a Six Flags theme park, PARC Management wants to make a splash in 2008 with the addition of a Zamperla Motocoaster. RCDB’s listing is...[Read More]

Evel Knievel Coaster @ Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags St. Louis will Introduce Evel Knievel Coaster in 2008 Six Flags St. Louis will follow up this year’s Tony Hawk’s Big Spin coaster with its second new roller coaster in 2 years. In 2008, they will introduce their ninth coaster named after the daredevil Evel Knievel. Great Coasters International has designed the wooden twister that’s reminiscent of the Wildcat at Hersheyp...[Read More]

Dark Knight Roller Coasters Invade Six Flags Parks

Dark Knight Roller Coasters Swoop into Six Flags in 2008Six Flags looks to mass produce (well mass produce in coaster terms) a new indoor roller coaster for three of its parks. In 2008, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ), Six Flags New England (Springfield, MA), and Six Flags Great America (Chicago, IL) will get Mack Wild Mouse coasters enclosed in a Batman themed building.The Name GameNormal...[Read More]

Italian Job Stunt Track @ Kings Island | Coaster Reviews

Italian Job Stunt Track @ Kings Island | Coaster ReviewsThe most noteworthy thing about the Italian Job coasters are the Mini Cooper themed trains. They’re straight from the ride’s namesake, the 2003 movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron. With the aforementioned movie theme and and en vogue Minis, right away Italian Job is the opposite of a timeless classic. But it’ll ...[Read More]

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