X-Flight Wing Coaster Headed to Six Flags Great America

Chicago area theme park Six Flags Great America recently announced their 2012 roller coaster, X-Flight. The Bolliger & Mabillard designed roller coaster will feature a new seating system where riders sit on either side of the track instead of on top or below it. With a more open riding experience and no place to hide, X-Flight will be the first of its kind in the United States. B&M debuted...[Read More]

Six Flags Great America’s Rumored 2012 Wing Coaster

Is Six Flags Great America Adding a B&M Wing Roller Coaster for 2012? Chicago area theme park, Six Flags Great America could be in for quite an upgrade. They’re losing B&M stand up coaster Iron Wolf, which is rumored to become Apocalypse at DC’s Six Flags America, but they may be gaining a first-of-its kind in the U.S. ScreamScape has reported that the park may be getting a B&a...[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]

Top 3 All-Time Favorite Roller Coaster Rides

Reader DC suggested I write the antithesis of Top 3 Worst Roller Coaster Experiences, my all-time favorite roller coaster rides. I’ve ridden over 200 roller coasters and had probably over a thousand actual rides. Of those rides these are the three that stand out the most. 3 – A Train of Our Own On Raging Wolf Bobs at Geauga Lake (Fall 2005) I do a lot of solo trips, so it was fun visit...[Read More]

Chang Could Replace Great American Scream Machine at Great Adventure

Chang may not be opening at Six Flags Great America (near Chicago) as everyone had thought. Rumors have the stand-up roller coaster moving to Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ), arguably the company’s flagship theme park. The rumor also has Chang replacing the Arrow looper, Great American Scream Machine. Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom’s Chang started coming down last winter only to re...[Read More]

Top 3 Most Underrated Wooden Roller Coasters

After my post last December on the most overrated roller coasters, a visitor asked me to write the opposite. A post about the most underrated roller coasters. For this week’s Top 3 Thursdays, I will be covering the unsung heroes of the wooden coaster world. Here they are in no particular order: Hellcat (Formerly Avalanche) at Timber Falls Adventure Park (Wisconsin Dells, WI) For a such a dim...[Read More]

Demon @ Six Flags Great America | Coaster Reviews

A few years ago I ventured out to Chicago for a Six Flags Great America-Wisconsin Dells trip. The main attraction of the Great America visit was the B&M hyper coaster Raging Bull. But, it was almost overshadowed by my surprisingly fun rides on Demon. Riding decades-old Arrow loopers is generally an unenjoyable, ho-hum kind of experience where you’re happy to come away with a ride credit....[Read More]

Six Flags Great America to Get Little Dipper in 2010

Six Flags Great America Makes Little Dipper Its 14th Roller Coaster Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL) is saving Little Dipper, a historic wooden roller coaster from nearby Kiddieland Amusement Park. Kiddieland operated in the Melrose Park area for 80 years until it closed earlier this year. Little Dipper is a Herbert Schmeck designed pint-sized woodie that has operated at Kiddieland since 1950....[Read More]

Kentucky Kingdom’s Chang Is Being Removed

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom’s largest roller coaster, Chang, is on the move.  The rumors of the ride’s removal were confirmed today. I noticed that NewsPlusNotes posted a link to a WLKY.com article about Chang’s Removal for a Water Park Expansion. Destination Unknown & Six Flags Coaster Exchange Program? While Chang’s new home is unknown, rumors are that the B&M stan...[Read More]

Six Flags: Bankrupt & Better Than Ever?

The writing’s been on the wall for quite some time, but Six Flags finally filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on Friday. The bankruptcy comes as $2.4 billion in debt is being carried on the park’s books. Current CEO Mark Shapiro explains that the bankruptcy is a measure that’s being taken due to the hole that the previous management put the company in. I don’t think that this is just...[Read More]

Top 3 New Water Rides for 2009

As the weather gets warmer, people will be looking for ways to cool off. At an amusement park, there’s no better way to stay cool than a thrilling, drenching water ride. This week’s Top 3 will list the top new water rides opening in 2009. The list is no particular order.  Buccaneer Battle at Six Flags Great America – An Action-Packed Water Battle Six Flags Great America (near Chi...[Read More]

Top 3 Old School Looping Roller Coasters

Top 3 Old School Looping Roller CoastersMost enthusiasts top 10 lists are littered with modern thrill machines boasting the latest technological advances. Many don’t even have a single roller coaster from the last millennium. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just important to recognize that there are some gems out there that don’t hold any current world records. This w...[Read More]

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