Ragin' Cajun Roller Coaster Coming to Six Flags America

Washington DC-area theme park Six Flags America will be getting a new roller coaster in 2014. Ragin’ Cajun will be a spinning roller coaster with cars that spin 360 degrees during hairpin turns. Ragin’ Cajun will be the park’s ninth roller coaster. This fast-track roller coaster twists, turns, tilts, and rotatesaround a 1,378-foot-long zigzagging track. The unique four-passenger train spins ...[Read More]

Poll: Great Adventure Removes Rolling Thunder – Classic or Clunker?

Six Flags Great Adventure to Remove Rolling Thunder I’m still getting caught up with all of the Six Flags announcements. In the Zumanjaro Drop of Doom announcement, I noticed the mention of Rolling Thunder’s removal: To make room for the newest addition to Six Flags Great Adventure, we must bid farewell to a classic. Rolling Thunder, our classic wooden coaster, will close to the public...[Read More]

Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Removal & Drop Tower Rumors

Last month, ScreamScape shared a rumor involving Rolling Thunder, a mega drop ride, and Kingda Ka. Rolling Thunder’s Demise & An East Coast Mega Drop Tower? Rolling Thunder is Great Adventure’s 1979 racing wooden roller coaster. It’s got to be in my top 20 roughest woodies. So, I’m not shocked to hear about it’s possible removal. Lance from ScreamScape has noted t...[Read More]

X-Coaster Could Be Leaving Magic Springs for Elitch Gardens

Arkansas amusement park Magic Springs recently announced that they’ll be removing one of their roller coasters. Here’s a snippet from their press release mentioning the removal: HOT SPRINGS, AR (October 5, 2012) – Magic Springs Water and Theme Park announced today that X-Coaster will be retiring at the end of the 2012 season and that plans are underway for a major new water park additi...[Read More]

Six Flags St. Louis to Get Boomerang Roller Coaster for 2013

Wrapping up Six Flags’ new roller coasters for 2013 is Six Flags St. Louis’ Boomerang. It’s one of the many Vekoma looping shuttle roller coasters (known as boomerangs). These coasters feature a cobra roll and a vertical loop that riders experience forwards and then backwards. Six Flags St. Louis’ Boomerang was formerly Flashback at sister park, Six Flags Over Texas. It wil...[Read More]

Hersheypark May Remove Roller Soaker

Screamscape recently reported that Hersheypark will likely be removing the steel suspended coaster Roller Soaker this winter. The park dropped a hint about a roller coaster leaving the lineup at a CoasterCrew event. And now, Screamscape has pointed us to a for sale listing that looks a lot like Roller Soaker. I never got to ride it, but I did ride a similar Setpoint coaster at Freestyle Music Park...[Read More]

Rampage Roller Coaster Needs a New Home

I completely missed the news of Alabama Adventure’s transition to a water park. In a Geauga Lake-like move, the dry portion of the park will close and only the water park will remain. Its new name is Splash Adventure, and it sounds like its put some money into revitalizing the water park by adding attractions like a water maze. Obviously, the proverbial ship has already sailed and management...[Read More]

Kings Island to Remove Son of Beast

Yesterday Kings Island announced that it will be removing their troubled Son of Beast roller coaster. Built in 2000, it was the first modern wooden roller coaster with a loop. In July of 2006, an accident on the roller coaster sent two dozen people to local hospitals. During Cedar Fair’s ownership of the park, the loop was removed even though it was not thought to be the cause of the acciden...[Read More]

Reactions to Disaster Transport & Space Spiral’s Removal from Cedar Point

Gatekeeper – Cedar Point’s 2013 Roller Coaster UPDATE 8/13 – Cedar Point is scheduled to announce their new roller coaster today. See images and read about Cedar Point’s 2013 wing coaster Gatekeeper. [divider] Part of the big news that broke this week involving Cedar Point’s 2013 roller coaster was the demise of two of the park’s attractions. In order to make ro...[Read More]

Cedar Point to Remove WildCat – Classic or Clunker?

Cedar Point announced today that the WildCat roller coaster is going to be removed before opening day. As is often the case in ride removals, the park cites “low ridership and increased maintenance costs” as reasons for its demolition. WildCat is a small Anton Schwarzkopf-designed roller coaster. It has been at Cedar Point since 1979. Here’s the official statement from the park: ...[Read More]

Stinger to Debut at Dorney in 2012

Dorney Park Announces Stinger for 2012 Last week, Dorney Park confirmed the rumors of their new coaster for 2012 with the announcement of Stinger. The Allentown, PA park will be receiving California Great America’s Invertigo. It’s an inverted Vekoma shuttle coaster providing three inversions that riders will experience forward and then backward. The train’s seats are turned aroun...[Read More]

Six Flags New England Announces Goliath for 2012

Six Flags New England Announces Goliath Roller Coaster for 2012 Six Flags New England will debut its 11th roller coaster in 2012 with Goliath. The ride will be a large inverted shuttle coaster where guests will ride the coaster’s 1204-foot steel track both forward and backward. Goliath joins the park’s other roller coasters which include: Bizarro (largely considered the best steel coas...[Read More]

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