New Roller Coaster Copperhead Strike Launching at Carowinds in 2019

This week Carowinds announced Copperhead Strike, a new steel roller coaster, that’ll open in 2019. The new ride will be the anchor attraction in a new area called Blue Ridge Junction. As rumors suggested, Copperhead Strike will be a multi-launch roller coaster, rocketing riders through a twisted path of loops and turns. In all, the ride will turn riders upside-down five times, include two la...[Read More]

What We Know About Carowinds’ 2019 Roller Coaster

Good news for fans of Carowinds. All signs point to a new roller coaster for 2019 and the park has started to tease the new attraction with a series of tweets. A sign of things to come? 🚜👩‍🌾🌽 #Carowinds pic.twitter.com/UecGe4b9kA — Carowinds (@Carowinds) June 29, 2018 We’ve sourced only the best timber for the mystic expansion of Byrd Farm. 🌲 #C...[Read More]

Review: Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City

Overview Advertised as “a revolutionary coaster ahead of our time,” Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO is indeed a groundbreaking/trailblazing phenomenon.  The new coaster from Germany’s Mack Rides represents a $26,000,000 investment and forward-thinking technology which certainly puts a new spin on things.  I wanted to resist using the phrase “a new spin” but in this case it’s so ...[Read More]

CoasterCritics’ Picks: Top 12 New Roller Coasters for 2018

What are the best looking new roller coasters opening in 2018? It’s time again, for the long-running tradition on CoasterCritic, of answering that question. This year, it’ll be a team-driven list based on a combination of all of our picks. Given that the majority of our readership is in America, we decided to focus on the United States. Here’s our top 12 new roller coasters for t...[Read More]

Slinky Dog Dash Opens This Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, located in Orlando, FL, will be opening a new roller coaster along with the new Toy Story Land. Slinky Dog Dash looks to be a launched coaster designed by Mack Rides. Fittingly, the launches look relatively gentle and just enough to accelerate the cool Slinky-themed trains on their course throughout Toy Story Land. Opening Date & Height Requirements Curious if...[Read More]

Silver Dollar City Announces Time Traveler Roller Coaster

Today, Silver Dollar City announced their 2018 roller coaster, Time Traveler, the world’s tallest, fastest, and steepest spinning roller coaster. Time Traveler will have an unusual beginning, starting with a massive drop right out of the station. As the ride begins, riders will plummet down a 90-degree 100 foot tall drop, traverse through a three loops (vertical loop, dive loop, zero-g roll)...[Read More]

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]

Knott’s Berry Farm to Add Coast Rider & Flat Rides for 2013

For a while we’ve been wondering what Knott’s Berry Farm was going to add for their rumored 2013 roller coaster. There was a huge giga-sized rumor for a while and then buzz about a smaller coaster. The latter has come to fruition as Knott’s Berry Farm has announced Coast Rider for 2013. Coast Rider is a large Mack wild mouse roller coaster. They’re also adding flat rides Su...[Read More]

Launch Coaster Projekt Helix Announced for Liseberg

Sweden’s Liseberg has announced Projekt Helix for 2014. Helix will be a launched roller coaster similar to Europa Park’s BlueFire Megacoaster. It might seem like it’s a bit early to announce a 2014 ride, but this will be a signature roller coaster for the park and the ride’s designer as it’ll be the largest ride to date for both. Helix will be a Mack launched roller c...[Read More]

Journey to Atlantis @ SeaWorld Orlando | Coaster Reviews

On my recent trip to SeaWorld Orlando I got a fresh (and extra wet) ride on Journey to Atlantis. Water roller coasters are a fairly recent development. They merge the chute the shoot water ride with roller coaster elements. There are three Journey to Atlantis water roller coasters at the three SeaWorld parks. After boarding the ride’s boats, I shoved off into the world of Atlantis, the mythi...[Read More]

Video – SeaWorld San Diego Installs Final Section of Manta Track

SeaWorld San Diego completed the track work on their 2012 launch coaster Manta. It shares a name with sister park SeaWorld Orlando’s coaster, but will offer a completely different ride experience. San Diego’s Manta will be a MACK-designed multi-launch coaster while SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta is a Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster. Here’s a video of the last section bei...[Read More]

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