Riders Left Hanging on Mumbo Jumbo

Flamingoland (Yorkshire, England) is home to the steepest roller coaster in the World in the S&S Power-designed Mumbo Jumbo. Unfortunately, the rides’ ultra-steep 112 degree drop wasn’t the scariest part of the ride a few riders last week. During their ride, the car they were riding in became stuck. It just so happened to get stuck while they were upside-down some 50 feet in the ai...[Read More]

The End of the Record Breaking Roller Coaster Era

Have We Seen the Last of the True Record Breaking Roller Coasters? The recent announcement that Ferrari Experience’s F1 Coaster will be capable of 150 mph had me thinking. While this would be a record setting roller coaster, officials from the park said that they might actually operate it at lower speeds. This begs the question: Are we reaching the limits of roller coaster thrills? As part o...[Read More]

Steel Hawg Looks Loco!

El Loco Indeed | Indiana Beach’s Steel Hawg Takes ShapeOne of the most anticipated roller coasters of the year is taking form in Indiana. As I said shortly after the initial announcement, Indiana Beach’s Steel Hawg has eye-popping inversions that border on “I didn’t know that was possible.” If they can pull it off, Indiana Beach may just have a landmark roller coaster...[Read More]

Steel Hawg @ Indiana Beach | 2008 Roller Coasters

S&S and Indiana Beach Team for a Landmark Coaster in Steel HawgJust when I was thinking that there wasn’t anything too interesting in the Class of 2008, Indiana Beach drops a bomb shell of an announcement. On Monday, the park announced Steel Hawg on their Crow’s Nest blog. Steel Hawg will be an S&S steel looping coaster with numerous one-of-a-kind elements. Its based on the El ...[Read More]

Hypersonic XLC @ Kings Dominion | Coaster Reviews

More of a Thrill Ride than a Coaster, Too Bad the Thrills Are Short-LivedIn 2001, Kings Dominion already had more launch coasters than most parks in the world with Flight of Fear and Volcano The Blast Coaster. With the addition of a third launch coaster, Kings Dominion was a certified destination for coaster enthusiasts and thrill junkies. With a compressed air launch that takes riders from 0 to 8...[Read More]

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