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]

Top 9 New Roller Coasters for 2017 – Part 1

It’s time take a look at the new roller coasters opening in 2017. It’s a bit of a quieter year for new roller coasters in North America as RCDB lists 21 compared to 46 in 2015 and 38 in 2016. Given that, I decided to keep it to a Top 9. As usual, I’ll rank them by least to most anticipated. Make sure to let us know how you’d rank them in the comments. Here’s Part 1 of...[Read More]

Wordless Wednesday | An Endangered Species

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2013 Theme Park Year in Review

Here’s a wrap up of 2013 including the state of roller coasters and some of the biggest news stories of the year. The Year of the Wooden Coaster Comeback If 2012 was the year of the wing roller coasters, then 2013 was definitely the year that wooden roller coasters made a comeback. We saw genre-bending roller coasters with wooden coaster characteristics, but elements like loops and other inv...[Read More]

TPS Report – The Smiler Accident, The Bat, & More News

Theme Park News Update – Late October/Early November I’ve been away from the blog for quite some time. So, I thought that I’d share some of the biggest news stories of the past couple of weeks. In a good old TPS Report (TPS = Theme Park Syndicate), here’s what’s been happening in the theme park world: Accident on The Smiler: Riders Hit By Debris (Guide Wheels) In what...[Read More]

World's Tallest Swing Ride Opens at Six Flags Over Texas

SkyScreamer, The Tallest Swing Ride in the World Opens at Six Flags Over Texas Down in the Lone Star State, where everything is bigger, Six Flags Over Texas just opened the World’s Tallest Swing Ride with the opening of Texas SkyScreamer. Texas SkyScreamer is Six Flags’ seventh towering swing ride. Setting a World record, it surpasses the Great Adventures and Georgia’s SkyScreame...[Read More]

Mr. Freeze at Six Flags Over Texas & St. Louis | Coaster Review

Mr. Freeze, is a launched shuttle coaster at both Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas. Riders typically experience shuttle coasters with a forward trip followed by a backward trip back to the station. The Mr. Freeze coasters begin with an exhilarating magnet powered launch that propels the trains to a blistering 70 mph. For, 2012 Six Flags turned the trains around to add a new a wrinkle t...[Read More]

Do You Like Riding Roller Coasters Backwards?

Long before the Six Flags roller coaster makeover era (with its fire effects and on-board audio), amusement parks have needed an inexpensive way to give their stale rides a fresh, new spin. I’m not sure when it started, but someone decided it would be a good idea to simply turn the trains around to provide a new experience. It’s been going on for years. Just a few months ago, Six Flags...[Read More]

Six Flags Reverses Mr. Freeze Roller Coasters

Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Coasters Are Coming to Six Flags The Six Flags Makeover Era continues as the Mr. Freeze launch roller coasters are being revamped for 2012. The Mr. Freeze coasters at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis will now be known as Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast. Now, riders will be launched backwards, much like the Superman Escape from Krypton makeover at Six Flags Magic Mount...[Read More]

Six Flags Engineer & New Texas Giant Creator Featured in Wall Street Journal

Six Flags Chief Engineer, Larry Chickola was recently featured in an article on the Wall Street Journal’s website. The article gives us a look into Mr. Chickola’s education and career which might be of interest if you’re an aspiring roller coaster designer. It also details some of his projects including his work on Superman Escape from Krypton and the New Texas Giant. It was inte...[Read More]

Titan at Six Flags Over Texas | Roller Coaster Reviews

I was overcome by euphoria. For a moment, there was just so much joy that I was speechless. All of that emotion/thoughts and Titan had only begun. To be fair, Six Flags Over Texas’ hyper coaster Titan was only partially responsible for me state of nirvana. As I climbed the orange skyscraper’s 245′ lift hill, I had an excellent view of the surround area including the beautiful Cow...[Read More]

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