POV Monday – Helix at Liseberg

Swedish park Liseberg just opened a massive terrain looper called Helix, and it looks awesome! The Mack-designed coaster features seven loops including two corkscrews, a Norwegian loop, a zero-g roll, a top hat – inside, and an in-line twist. There are also two launches throughout the ride’s hilly course and even what look to be an airtime hill or two. Watch a POV video of Helix at Lis...[Read More]

POV Monday | Blue Fire Megacoaster at Europa Park

Blue Fire Megacoaster at Europa Park looks like one of Europe’s most exciting roller coasters. The Mack launch coaster has a top speed of 62 mph and 4 inversions. It’s pretty high on my list of European roller coasters that I’d like to ride someday. Video Highlight I like how Blue Fire has all of those faux-rock tunnels and surfaces. They give the ride a terrain-like layout to so...[Read More]

POV Monday – The “High Five” Dueling Wooden Roller Coaster

If you ever find yourself in Wuhan, China make sure you stop by the Happy Valley amusement park there. There, you’ll find a ride they’ve dubbed “Dauling Dragon” which is a racing/dueling roller coaster with a unique element. At the crest of a hill, both trains are banked 90 degrees and turned toward each other. Riders with their hands in the air experience a near high five ...[Read More]

The Fastest Roller Coasters in the World

What are the fastest roller coasters in the World? The table below lists the 10 fastest roller coasters starting with the current record holder, Formula Rossa at Ferrari World. The 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Fastest Roller Coasters in the World? I’ve ridden three of the roller coasters that made this list. They are Kingda Ka, Millennium Force, and Inti...[Read More]

POV Monday – Underwater Roller Coaster at Cosmoworld

This week’s featured POV roller coaster video comes from Japan. Kings Dominion’s Anaconda isn’t the only roller coaster in the World with an underwater tunnel. Cosmoworld’s Diving Roller Coaster Vanish in Yokohama, Japan has one as well. It’s tunnel is accented by fountains that fire when the coaster dives in. Check out this POV video of Diving Roller Coaster Vanish a...[Read More]

The Longest Roller Coasters in the World

The 10 Longest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Longest Roller Coasters in the World? This list of record-holders is among the most diverse from a geographic stand-point. Europe, Asia, and North America are all represented in this list of lengthy rides. I’ve ridden Fury 325, The Beast, Millennium Force, and The Voyage. All four were excellent rides; not just long for t...[Read More]

The Roller Coasters with the Most Loops

This edition of Superlative Sundays lists the loopiest roller coasters in the World. The Roller Coasters with the Most Loops (Inversions) World Roller coasters that are under construction are marked with an asterisk (*). A Roller Coaster Record the U.S. Parks Don’t Hold If my research was correct then the American parks’ roller coasters top out at 7 loops. B&M have given us great ...[Read More]

The Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

What are the tallest roller coasters in the World? I’m kicking off Superlative Sundays with one of the most popular roller coaster records, height. The table below lists the 10 tallest roller coasters in the World from tallest to shortest. The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Tallest Roller Coasters in the World? I’m lucky enough to live in the United ...[Read More]

2014 Roller Coaster Preview: So Far

It’s time to start looking forward to next season. While we’re likely to have a number of official announcements from parks in the coming weeks, a few roller coasters have already been announced for 2014. Let’s recap them: Banshee at Kings Island (Cincinnati, Ohio) Kings Island will finally have a replacement for Son of Beast in Banshee. The record-setting inverted coaster will b...[Read More]

What's Your Most Wanted Theme Park?

Which Theme Park Do You Want to Visit the Most? Is there a theme park that you’ve been wanting to visit for years, but still haven’t made it to? For me, there are a pair of European parks that I’ve been eyeing for quite some time. In Top 3 Most Wanted European Theme Parks, I chose Germany’s Europa Park as my #1 most wanted Euro park, but that was before I knew about Alton T...[Read More]

The Smiler's Coming Alton Towers

Alton Towers is at it again. The UK park based in Staffordshire, England is about to unleash another “secret weapon” on Brits with The Smiler. While the park’s last ride, Thirteen had a supernatural theme, this time they’re billing The Smiler as the world’s most terrifying roller coaster thanks to its psychological elements. The first of which will be a pre-lift hill ...[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]

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