Lake Monster Roller Coaster Planned for Darien Lake

In what may someday be known as the coaster comeback story of the decade, Darien Lake has some exciting plans for its incredibly rough wooden roller coaster Predator . In an unusual move, a survey sent out to guests pretty much spills the beans. See below: Could It Be Another Great Coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction? There’s obviously time for the ride’s details to change, but al...[Read More]

After Texas Giant Accident, Amusement Park Regulations Questioned

There’s been a lot of discussion about the horrible accident that occurred last Friday when a woman fell from the Texas Giant and died. Many have been surprised that there will be no state or federal oversight during the investigation into the accident. States differ in how they regulate amusement ride safety. In Texas, it’ll be up to Six Flags to conduct their own investigation now th...[Read More]

Woman Dies After Accident on New Texas Giant

Six Flags Over Texas was the site of a tragedy today when a woman died while riding the New Texas Giant. The park hasn’t released details about the accident or how the woman died, but they did release a statement: “We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant,” wrote Sharon Parker, communications manager for Si...[Read More]

Early Reviews of Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

I picked Iron Rattler as the best-looking new roller coaster for 2013, so I’m really curious to see what people are saying. Here’s what I’ve gathered: For people who love roller coasters (that’d be me, and since you are reading my review, I’d imagine that’d be you as well), intense in a good way is a good thing, and Iron Rattler is loaded with intense, very good...[Read More]

Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City | Full Review

I found myself drawn to Missouri for this year’s long-distance theme park trip. While there were two amusement parks there for me to check out, Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run really ignited my interest and was pretty much the deciding factor in why I chose this trip over the others I was considering. Awe, No They Didn’t! I still remember sitting there, awe-struck staring at the ...[Read More]

Must-See Outlaw Run Documentary

I’m back from my trip to Missouri where I visited both Worlds of Fun and Silver Dollar City. I’m working on Prowler and Outlaw Run reviews and I’ll have them up within the next week. For now though, I thought I’d share this awesome documentary on Outlaw Run. It gives a great background on the park, the project itself, and of course the finished product. In my opinion, it...[Read More]

Video – Iron Rattler Testing at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a video of Iron Rattler in test mode. We get to see the entire ride in a mostly point-of-view perspective and it looks great! We also get a nice look at the detailed snake-heads on the front of the trains and the rattler tails on the rear. Watch a test video of Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas: The covered section at the bottom of the first drop is new. It w...[Read More]

Early Outlaw Run Reviews

Silver Dollar City opened Outlaw Run opened recently and some early reviews are popping up all over the web. I’ve been following this ride’s developments for months so I was eager to here how it’s being¬†received.¬† A reader of the blog, Daryl, was lucky enough to be on the very first train carrying public riders. He sent in this great review and a photo. Me and my daughter Kendra ...[Read More]

Top 8 New Roller Coasters of 2013 – Part 2

5th Annual List of the Most Anticipated New Roller Coasters of the Year Here’s the conclusion of this year’s top new roller coasters list including my top pick. Again, these are the coasters that I’d like to ride most based on how they look. In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 with coasters 5 through 8. 4 Hades 360 at Mt Olympus (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin) Hades is alread...[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]

Outlaw Run Test Videos

One of the most anticipated new roller coasters of 2013 had begun testing. Last week, Silver Dollar City posted this POV video of Outlaw Run testing: Silver Dollar City also posted this off-ride video: It looks awesome so far! Seeing a woodie do a barrel roll is surreal. Of course the most important ingredient in truly evaluating it would be the forces and sensations it will provide. For now thoug...[Read More]

Animated Video of Outlaw Run Looks Amazing

We can now get a better look at a ride with the potential to be 2013’s best new roller coaster. Branson, Missouri’s Silver Dollar City has posted a new animated video of Outlaw Run that shows us the complete ride. Outlaw Run will be a hybrid coaster with wooden supports and rails that feature steel topper track. This hybrid formula will produce one-of-a-kind maneuvers for a wood-like r...[Read More]

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