New Roller Coaster for Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2008

Well Traveled B&M Coaster Will Resurface at San Antonio Six FlagsRoller coasters designed by Bolliger & Mabillard are some of the most popular and successful on the planet. They deliver smooth, but thrilling rides, have great capacity that keeps queues moving and are almost always crowd-pleasers. For these reasons, until this year, only one B&M coaster had ever been relocated. It was a...[Read More]

Geauga Lake Changes to Water Park

Geauga Lake to be Changed into a Water ParkCedar Fair announced today that Geauga Lake, an amusement park in Eastern Ohio, will be transformed into a water park. The proverbial writing was on the wall. As I reported in “Geauga Lake Loses More Coasters”, rumors of Cedar Fair moving Dominator and Thunderhawk to other parks have been making the rounds on the ‘Net. Roller Coasters on...[Read More]

Six Flags | Eight New Roller Coasters in 2008

8 New Coasters in ’08 for Six FlagsThe latest new coaster rumors are from an unlikely source. An article written by CNBC’s Jim Cramer from Mad Money on The Street.com is causing quite a buzz. The article titled Recap: Fantasy Football Portfolio deals with analysis of the stock market like his show often does. The snippet of interest to coaster enthusiast is: “Philly Eagles’...[Read More]

Geauga Lake Loses More Roller Coasters

Is Cedar Fair Drying up the Lake?I have to give the Coasterdom podcast credit. Their last two shows have been jam-packed with juicy tidbits. Geauga Lake is a medium-sized amusement park located in Eastern Ohio and owned by Cedar Fair. Cedar Fair also owns Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH) and acquired Kings Island (Cincinnati, OH) last year. Maybe Cedar Fair thinks that Ohio’s a bit too crowded. La...[Read More]

Carowinds to Close Flying Super Saturator

Get Wet While You Can – Flying Super Saturator to CloseCarowinds will close Flying Super Saturator at end of the 2007 season. FSS is a steel suspended coaster where guests could use water canons mounted near the ride to shoot water at riders. Its a very similar coaster to the RollerSoaker at Hersheypark. No word yet as to why the coaster is being removed. I would assume it that ridership was...[Read More]

Hercules @ Dorney Park | Defunct Roller Coasters

Hercules at Dorney Park | Defunct Roller CoastersHercules reigned over Dorney Park in Allentown, PA from 1989 to 2003. It was a massive wooden roller coaster. When it debuted it had the longest drop of any wooden coaster in the world. It was a big draw for Dorney before it had Steel Force and Talon to bring in the masses. By the time I rode it in 2003, Hercules was on its last legs. It had such a ...[Read More]

What is a Shuttle Roller Coaster?

What is a Shuttle Roller Coaster? A shuttle roller coaster is any roller coaster which does not make a complete circuit, but instead reverses and travels the track backwards. Some of the first shuttle coasters were the King Kobra at Kings Dominion (1977 – 1986) and Black Widow at Riverside Park (1977 – 1999). Early shuttle coasters featured a solo vertical loop. Because of their size a...[Read More]

Steel Venom to Resurface at Dorney Park

Steel Venom Roller Coaster Joins Dorney Park’s Lineup in 2008We’ve known for months that Steel Venom was being removed from Geauga Lake. They mystery was which Cedar Fair park it was going to be shipped to. Coasterdom has reported that Dorney Park will be the new home of the Intamin Impulse Coaster. Dorney Park was among the other rumored locations that included Canada’s Wonderla...[Read More]

Infusion @ Black Pool Pleasure Beach

Infusion | Black Pool’s New-ish Coaster Goes for Water Record? Like Wipeout, 2007 will bring another new-ish coaster to the Brits as Black Pool will open Infusion. Black Pool Pleasure Beach is located in the UK and is home to the famous Arrow hyper coaster Pepsi Max Big One. Infusion is a Vekoma inverted coaster that was formerly Traumatizer at Pleasureland South Port. Vekoma SLC’s are...[Read More]

Six Flags Sells Zonga Roller Coaster

Highly Mobile Coaster Gets AroundZonga, an Anton Schwarzkopf roller coaster with four loops, was sold by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (formerly Marine World). Zonga has lived many lives. Previously it was the Texas Tornado at Six Flags AstroWorld from 1998 to 2002. Before that it was known as the Thriller at Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden. The coaster began its existence traveling the fair circuit...[Read More]

Starliner @ Cypress Gardens | Construction Photos

Cypress Gardens Prepares Starliner for 2007 SeasonJohnnyUpsideDown has posted construction photos of Cypress Gardens’ new wooden roller coaster, the Starliner. In its previous life it was located at the Miracle Strip Amusement Park in Panama City, FL. It was located at the Miracle Strip from 1963 to 2004. Starliner will be the park’s sixth coaster. Starliner joins a collection of famil...[Read More]

Hurricane at Myrtle Beach Demolished

Hurricane Joins the Roller Coaster ObituariesThe Myrtle Beach Pavilion will no longer be home to the CCI wooden coaster known as the Hurricane. For a while the coaster was for sale. You can see Hurricane’s listing here. And surprisingly, the young wooden coaster with an attractive sticker price, went unpurchased. As a result the ride has been levelled. Hurricane debuted at the Myrtle Beach P...[Read More]

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