Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament – Round 3

It’s time for Round 3 of the Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament. There was a particular showdown in Round 2 that created a tie for days. With the tie finally broken, let’s move on to the next round. There are now eight roller coasters left. First, let’s take a look back at Round 2. Round 2 Recap: Super Close Showdown & 4D Coasters Crushed Mr Freeze Reverse Blast passed Superman ...[Read More]

Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament – Round 2

Ready for Round 2 of the Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament? Now that the play in round is over, we’ve got our Top 16 squaring off in eight super-powered showdowns. will be the play in round as these 8 roller coasters will battle it out for spots in the top 16. First, let’s take a look back at Round 1. Round 1 Results – Bizarro Crushes The Dark Knight! In a floorless coaster b...[Read More]

Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament – Round 1

I thought it would be fun to combine two things that I really enjoy, roller coasters and comic book characters. And there are so many super hero and super villian-themed roller coasters that it seemed like a good idea to put them in a March Madness-style tournament and have you pick the winners. The Set Up In order to make the list of entrants manageable, here are a few conditions: The tournament ...[Read More]

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]

Apocalypse Opens at Six Flags America | Early Reviews

Apocalypse Now Open at Six Flags America The foretold zombie apocalypse is here! Or, at least Six Flags America’s Apocalypse roller coaster is open. Sorry to get your hopes up. Anyway, the Washington D.C.-area park now has their first new roller coaster in what seems like an eternity. While it’s actually a not a completely new ride (formerly Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America), I hav...[Read More]

Six Flags America Announces Apocalypse Stand Up Coaster for 2012

Six Flags America (Washington D.C.) will be replacing the recently removed Skull Mountain ride with the park’s first new roller coaster in years. The park will be re-theming Six Flags Great America’s stand up coaster Iron Wolf as Apocalypse – The Last Stand. The Bolliger & Mabillard stand up coaster will be 100 feet tall, 2,900 feet long, and top out at 55 mph. Apocalypse is ...[Read More]

Featured Photo #28 – Invertigos A No-Go

Six Flags America’s Two Face was one of the roller coasters that Six Flags added to Adventure World when it bought  the park. Along with launch coaster Joker’s Jinx, hyper coaster Superman: Ride of Steel and flying coaster Batwing, the park’s lineup of modern thrill rides boomed in only a few years. Two Face had a run of accidents before it was removed in 2008 and I’m baffl...[Read More]

Is Iron Wolf Leaving Six Flags Great America for Six Flags America?

Iron Wolf Could Be Headed from Chi-Town to the Capital, Just Like the Pres. Arguably one of the most trusted news source in the industry, Screamscape, has reported that stand-up roller coaster Iron Wolf is leaving Six Flags Great America (Chicago). Built in 1990, RCDB lists Iron Wolf as Bolliger & Mabillard’s first roller coaster. Apparently Six Flags America (Washington D.C.) has been r...[Read More]

Six Flags America Removes Skull Mountain for 2012 Attraction

As I reported today on Gadling, Six Flags America (near Washington D.C.) is removing their unique Intamin water ride known as Skull Mountain. I remember it as the Typhoon Sea Coaster when the park was in its Adventure World days. The ride’s like many water flume rides, but it also incorporates roller coaster-like elements. In addition, it had these sections (or just one section, I can’...[Read More]

Featured Photo #6 – At Least It’s Photogenic

Anyone who’s ridden Mind Eraser or one of its many clones knows the rough head banging and ear boxing ride it subjects you to. At least I got a pretty good picture of it on this visit to Six Flags America years ago. Mind Eraser’s not a bad looking coaster with its compact layout and arsenal of ‘should be fun’ elements, but as the saying goes you can’t judge a book by ...[Read More]

Nighthawk & Batwing | Roller Coaster Reviews

Nighthawk & Batwing | Vekoma Flying Roller Coasters Flying roller coasters are about the closest thing to human flight that the amusement industry can offer. Riders are treated to a thrilling face down riding position with nothing between them and the ground, but the ride’s restraints. My first Vekoma flyer was Batwing at Six Flags America in Maryland. While I’m a huge B&M fan,...[Read More]

Mind Eraser @ Six Flags | Coaster Reviews

A Review of Mind Eraser & Its Many Clones The concept of Vekoma’s Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) is a great one. It’s a compact inverted roller coaster(even though the model name has ‘suspended’ in it) with riders fixed below a tangle of twisted track. They are popular additions at theme parks with about 30 clones or slight variations around the globe. I’ve ridde...[Read More]

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