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]

SeaWorld San Diego Announces Manta for 2012

SeaWorld San Diego’s Manta – Mack Launch Roller Coaster SeaWorld San Diego has announced details about their planned 2012 roller coaster. The park has confirmed that it will be opening its own Manta roller coaster. Like SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta, the attraction will combine a marine life exhibit with the roller coaster experience. My first impressions are that San Diego’s Ma...[Read More]

California’s Great America to Move Invertigo

California’s Great America will continue to shrink as they have announced plans to move Invertigo to another park according to the LA Times. Fans of the park can’t be confident in the its future as this is the third coaster to leave the park in a decade. Meanwhile, the Great America’s last new coaster was 2001’s wild mouse coaster, Psycho Mouse. Brady from the LA Times goes...[Read More]

Top 3 Roller Coasters from My Birth Year

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I got the idea for this edition of Top 3 Thursdays from Jake at Coasterdom. Recently, he did a post listing his favorite roller coasters from the year he was born. He was working with a pretty strong year; 1991. My birth year was a bit more sparse, but the top pick is undeniable. Here’s my list of the best new coasters 1979 had to offer: 3 – Rolling Thunder...[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.

Roller Coaster Accident Injures 10 at Knott’s Berry Farm

There was an accident Thursday night on Pony Express at Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA). The family-oriented launch coaster begins with a relatively tame 38 mph launch up a short hill. The night of the accident, the departing train was not able to climb the hill and rolled back into the station striking another train that was in the station. More from KTLA: According to Orange County Fir...[Read More]

California Screamin’ @ Disney’s California Adventure | Coaster Reviews

Jacob Sundstrom is the chief editor of Coasterdom, a theme park blog site that specializes in editorials from his unique perspective. When Jacob is not writing about theme parks and roller coasters, he can be found sipping kahlua on the beach, studying for a test, or watching a baseball game. You drift out over the water, into the mist cooling the super magnets that power the ride through over a m...[Read More]

Top Ten List-O-Rama!

It seems like coaster enthusiasts stay sane in the off-season by doing polls, top tens, awards, and coaster/ride tournaments. Even I’m starting to get a little tired of them at this point. But, Brady over at the LA Time Funland Blog has done something a little different. He created his top tens based on a panel of coaster ‘experts’ (including me!). The panel includes such luminar...[Read More]

Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain

Just as I was writing a post about relocated roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain finally announced today the name and theme of their 2010 relocated family coaster. Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster was announced as the park’s 17th roller coaster. It will be themed after that creepy old dancing guy that serves as the company’s spokesperson. While I think he’s annoying, the theme ...[Read More]

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 2010 Roller Coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain May Tie Cedar Point with 17 Roller Coasters in 2010 It’s time once again to speculate on another new roller coaster project. This time Six Flags Magic Mountain is looking to add yet another roller coaster to their already huge arsenal of thrill rides. Last week, NewsPlusNotes reported that during the Six Flags Blogger Call, CEO Mark Shapiro mentioned that Magic Mount...[Read More]

Manta vs Tatsu | Roller Coaster Showdown

As soon as SeaWorld Orlando announced Manta last winter coaster enthusiasts began comparing it to Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Tatsu. The two B&M flying roller coasters have interesting custom layouts and their the largest flying roller coasters in the World. So, let’s pit the flying dragon against the flying manta ray and see who comes out on top. Theming Manta’s theming is on...[Read More]

Xcelerator Accident @ Knotts Berry Farm

Xcelerator Accident @ Knotts Berry Farm In a pretty scary accident, a cable on the Xcelerator at Knotts Berry Farm snapped injuring two riders. Making the incident even worse for the Los Angeles area park, a video of the accident was posted on YouTube and it’s “gone viral”. Xcelerator is a launch coaster sending riders from 0 to 82 mph in 2.5 seconds. Immediately after the launch...[Read More]

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