Top 6 Rumored 2013 Roller Coasters

Gatekeeper – Cedar Point’s 2013 Roller Coaster UPDATE 8/13 – Cedar Point is scheduled to announce their new roller coaster today. See images and read about Cedar Point’s 2013 wing coaster Gatekeeper. Outlaw Run – Silver Dollar City’s Looping Wooden Roller Coaster UPDATE 8/10 – Silver Dollar City announced the details of their new roller coaster. It will be...[Read More]

Full Throttle – Magic Mountain’s Rumored 2013 Roller Coaster

UPDATE 8/30 –Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Full Throttle has been announced. See a video, images, and more here. [divider] The LA Times Funland Blog reported yesterday that Six Flags Magic Mountain may have something large in store for 2013. A loop to be specific. The rumored ride’s details are based on a supposed leak that occurred during Theme Park Review’s West Coast Bash. ...[Read More]

Magic Mountain Announces World’s Tallest Vertical Drop Ride in Lex Luthor Drop of Doom

Six Flags Magic Mountain to Boast World’s Tallest Vertical Drop RideYesterday Six Flags Magic Mountain announced Lex Luthor Drop of Doom. Using Superman Escape From Krypton’s tower structure the ride will take guests up to an unprecedented height of 400 feet. This will make it the World’s tallest vertical drop ride. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s press release has more: Fearles...[Read More]

Green Lantern Opens at Magic Mountain – Video, Reviews, & a Poll

Green Lantern: First Flight Opens as Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 18th Roller Coaster Magic Mountain recently unveiled their second new roller coaster in the same year as Green Lantern: First Flight opened as the park’s 18th roller coaster. At 18, Six Flags Magic Mountain has the most roller coasters of any theme park in the World. The strange looking ride is a 4th dimension roller coast...[Read More]

An Early Review of Superman Escape from Krypton

Recently, Brady from the great LA Times Funland Blog got to ride the upgraded Superman The Escape coaster (now Superman Escape from Krypton) at Six Flags Magic Mountain during a preview. The once record-setting launched shuttle coaster opened in 1997. It featured two tracks that launched cars from zero to 100 mph down a straight track and then up into a 415′ tall pike. As the cars reached th...[Read More]

Top 10 New Roller Coasters of 2011 – Part 1

It’s time to preview my picks for the best new roller coasters opening in 2011. I wouldn’t call it a particularly strong year for new roller coasters, but there are a few potential show stoppers coming soon to a theme park near you. 10 Zippin Pippin – Bay Beach Amusement Park (Green Bay, Wisconsin) Make: Designed by John A. Miller, Built by The Gravity Group Type: Wooden Roller C...[Read More]

Superman Escape From Krypton Test Video

Superman The Escape (now Escape From Krypton) at Six Flags Magic Mountain in SoCal has recently received a major renovation. Just like its twin in Australia (Dreamworld’s Tower Of Terror 2), the cars themselves have been turned backwards. Riders are now accelerated backwards at 101 M.P.H in just 7 seconds. Making it the Worlds fastest backwards roller coaster. Watch this video of Superman...[Read More]

Green Lantern Coaster & The Coaster Crown Are Coming to Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain has tipped their hand via a YouTube video that touts their 2011 plans.

11 Rumored Roller Coasters & Attractions for 2011

UPDATE – See my Top 10 Picks for the Best New 2011 Roller Coasters: Part 1 & Part 2 Also, for a recap of previous year’s new roller coasters, check out my New for 2009 | New Roller Coasters for 2010 page. It’s the time of the year when theme park fans turn into detectives. We scour the Web for documents from public hearings, take pictures of pavement and dirt and proudly uplo...[Read More]

MSNBC’s 10 Gut-Churning Attractions

MSNBC.com’s 10 Gut-Churning Attractions – Amusement Park Rides For the Emetically Immune Recently, I was interviewed by MSNBC.com for an article about extreme thrill rides and roller coasters. I came up with a list, but the writer only chose a few of them. He also chose a few rides from Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review and Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider That’s some great compa...[Read More]

Top 3 Scariest Roller Coasters (X-Men Edition?)

Reader, Merle, suggested that I list my Top 3 Scariest Roller Coasters for Top 3 Thursdays. After riding so many roller coasters, I don’t typically get scared. Even on coasters that I’ve never ridden I generally know what to expect. But, as I thought about it I remembered a few moments that stuck out in my mind as pretty scary or unnerving. As I compiled my list I noticed an unintentio...[Read More]

Top 3 Stand Up Roller Coasters

No, this is not an April Fool’s joke. There are (exactly) three Top Stand Up Roller Coasters in the latest edition of Top 3 Thursdays. After a reader requested I do a Top 3 Stand Up Coasters list for Top 3 Thursdays I thought to myself that I must have done one already. I hadn’t, and then I remembered why. There aren’t many stand up coasters and most of them are pretty bad or at ...[Read More]

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