Category: Updates

Takabisha now thrilling riders at Fuji-Q

Posted on July 10, 2011 in Updates by

 Fuji-Q amusement park in Japan is known for having some of the most extreme coasters on the planet, and this year the park adds to their collection with Takabisha, a Gerstlauer Euro-Figheter.  Takabisha takes the record for the steepest drop of any coaster on the planet with a stomach-churning 121 degree drop.

The coaster’s layout truly looks like something you can...

Green Lantern: First Flight opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted on July 1, 2011 in Updates by

Green Lantern: First Flight is now open at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Image by

The country’s first Intamin ZacSpin, Green Lantern: First Flight coaster is now at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California.  As the 18th coaster (and the 2nd coaster added this year), Six Flags Magic Mountain now re-claims the title as “Coaster Capital of the World” with...

Windseeking across the continent

Posted on June 30, 2011 in Updates by

An on-ride view of Windseeker, soaring high above King's Island. Image from King's Island TwitPic

After many, many, many delays Cedar Fair’s mass-produced Windseekers are finally opening.  The problem-prone rides suffered severe delays at Canada’s Wonderland, Cedar Point, and King’s Island.  However, all the rides received the proper new parts for them to successfully and safely accommodate thousands of riders a day.

The exact cause...

2012 Dollywood & Hershey Park Construction

Posted on June 25, 2011 in Updates by

Although the 2011 summer season is just getting started, several parks are have already begun construction on their 2012 coasters.  Typically, projects that begin so early are certainly no small feat, and are often some of the most expensive coasters of the year.  Hershey Park has long been hinting at their 2012 addition with their self-created Ride Institue of Technology website,...

Flying Turns POV Released

Posted on June 10, 2011 in Updates by

Although the ride is still not open, today Knoebel’s fans and coaster fanatics got a glimpse of the Flying Turns roller coaster.  The park released a POV video of a GoPro camera mounted on one of the coaster’s chasis going down the track.   From first glance, I have to say I am very impressed with the speed and pacing of the...