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Guest Review of SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Georgia

[notice noticeType=”info” ]Guest Review by Dillon of ThemeParkRides.org[/notice] Six Flags Over Georgia recently opened their newest addition, Sky Screamer. Being built to a height of 242 feet, Sky Screamer is a Star Flyer thrill ride made by Funtime. A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to ride Sky Screamer at the media day event. The day consisted of park president, Dale Kaet...[Read More]

World's Tallest Swing Ride Opens at Six Flags Over Texas

SkyScreamer, The Tallest Swing Ride in the World Opens at Six Flags Over Texas Down in the Lone Star State, where everything is bigger, Six Flags Over Texas just opened the World’s Tallest Swing Ride with the opening of Texas SkyScreamer. Texas SkyScreamer is Six Flags’ seventh towering swing ride. Setting a World record, it surpasses the Great Adventures and Georgia’s SkyScreame...[Read More]

What's Your Favorite Non-Roller Coaster Ride?

This might seem like an unusual topic for an edition of Coaster Questions, but I probably don’t give flat rides and other non-roller coasters enough attention. Let’s face it, a theme park that had nothing but roller coasters wouldn’t be complete. Every park needs a nice supporting cast of smaller thrill and family rides. For me, drop rides have always been a favorite. They can re...[Read More]

SkyScreamer at Six Flags St. Louis – Review

My recent trip to Six Flags St. Louis included a number of new roller coasters for me and one non-coaster that I was really looking forward to. I’ve written about the recent invasion of the swing rides at theme parks across the country. I’ve got the current count at 5 WindSeekers at Cedar Fair parks and 5 SkyScreamers Six Flags parks in only the past few years. This spring, I got to ri...[Read More]

Featured Photo #27 = Wesley Snipes + Intamin

A ride to the top of Kings Dominion’s 305 foot tall Drop Tower: Scream Zone is quite a harrowing ascent even for a seasoned coaster vet like myself. There’s quite a difference between a roller coaster car and just seats with restraints. At the top, Drop Tower holds its ring of 56 seats for a few seconds. These few seconds seem like an eternity to first timers. Then, the bottom drops ou...[Read More]

Featured Photo #23 – A Thrill Ride in Disguise

This ho-hum looking ride found in the kiddie section at my home park, Carowinds has a wild alter-ego. I had always wondered about the interest hardcore theme park fans had in flying scooters or flyers as their called. Flyers can be flown with very little movement and taken as a nice, breezy ride. Or, riders can play the role of fighter pilots and make the vehicles do swoops, dives, and climbs. Som...[Read More]

Featured Photo #18 – A Cobra & 30 Horses

I thought this was an interesting snapshot of the clashing of two eras of amusement rides. I took this photo on my recent trip to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It was a beautiful park and probably my favorite Six Flags park in terms of aesthetics. There was a surprising amount of greenery and some of the best theming I’d seen at a Six Flags. Over in the Rockville area that’s themed to look l...[Read More]

WindSeekers Announced for Cedar Point, Kings Island, Knott’s & Canada’s Wonderland

Four WindSeekers To Debut at Cedar Fair Parks in 2011 Anyone monitoring Theme Park Syndicate on Tuesday might have thought they were experiencing deja vu. All afternoon theme park news sites and blogs were reporting on announcement after announcement as Cedar Fair announced the addition of  a new ride called WindSeeker at Cedar Point, Kings Island, Knott’s Berry Farm, & Canada’s Wo...[Read More]

Coaster Stock 2010 Recap Pt. 1: Morning ERT & My Intro to Flyers

Coaster Stock Part 1: Morning ERT Carowinds’ roller coaster enthusiast event Coaster Stock kicked off with morning ERT (exclusive ride time). Hours before the park was open to the public, we had Afterburn, Woodstock Gliders, Lucy’s Crabby Cabbie & Flying Ace Aerial Chase all to ourselves. Are you wondering why three of the four rides are located in Planet Snoopy (the park’s childre...[Read More]

Great America Gets New Coaster, New Name

Great America Gets New Lease on Life After rumors of selling Great America to Cedar Fair to the San Francisco 49ers, Cedar Fair did a complete 180. On the 25th, the company announced that via a press release that Great America will be renamed California’s Great America starting next year. At least this will help avoid any confusion with Six Flags Great America near Chicago. Also in 2008, the...[Read More]

Cedar Fair Closes Drop Rides

Drop Rides Shutdown at Cedar Fair ParksThe Associated Press has reported that the Drop Zone, a drop tower ride at Kings Dominion has been closed as a result of the accident involving a girls feet being severed on a drop ride at a Six Flags park. Cedar Fair has ordered similar rides closed at the Paramount parks it acquired last year. As a safety precaution drop rides at Kings Island (Cincinnati, O...[Read More]

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