Firehawk Construction Photos

Green Track Arriving at Kings IslandKings Island Extreme has posted construction photos of King’s Island’s Firehawk coaster. The Vekoma flying coaster was formerly X-Flight at Geauga Lake. The track will be repainted an “oxide red” (kind of a red-orange-brown). Its new home will be in the Coney Mall section of the park next to the Flight of Fear coaster and it is scheduled ...[Read More]

Pleasurewood Hills Gets New-ish Coaster

Pleasurewood Hills, located in England, will receive a displaced Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster it will call Wipeout. In its two previous lives Wipeout was Missile at American Adventure Theme Park (I love that name for a coaster themed after America) and it was Coca Cola Roller at Glasgow Gardens. It will be the tallest and fastest coaster in the Eastern part of England. RCDB has pictures of it i...[Read More]

Steel Venom Removed from Geauga Lake

Steel Venom: Missing in ActionCedar Fair is reportedly moving Geauga Lake in a new direction. News about X-Flight moving across the state to Kings Island and becoming Firehawk has already surfaced. Steel Venom, an Intamin inverted launch coaster, has been removed as well. The question is where will Steel Venom be sent to. An article on ThrillNetwork includes a quote from a Cedar Fair official ment...[Read More]

For Sale: Hypersonic XLC

Cedar Fair Starts Trimming the FatI’m a little late on this one, but it looks like if you’re in the market for an air compression launch roller coaster now is the time to buy. Kings Dominion is selling Hypersonic XLC. You can see the listing here. While it’s a unique attraction and has some impressive stats (0 to 80 in 1.8 seconds, 90 degree ascent and descent), I can’t say...[Read More]

Firehawk Coaster Coming to Kings Island

X-Flight to be Reborn as Firehawk at Kings IslandI wanted to save my 100th post for my first theme park review, but some big news was confirmed this morning. Cedar Fair has wasted no time in making changes at its newly acquired parks. At Kings Island, they’ve removed Son of Beast’s sole loop and now they’re giving the former Cedar Point competitor a Vekoma flying coaster. Kings I...[Read More]

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